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Match Report
Penicuik vs Oakley 11.8.18
1st Round Alex Jack Cup
Penicuik 4 Oakley 2 Penicuik: Cordery, Caddow, Baptie, Young, Williams, Connolly, Sproule, Barr, McIntosh, Somerville, McCrory-Irving  Subs: MacDonald, Hamilton, Jones Oakley:  Robertson, L Dawson, Greig, Gardner, Stevenson (c), J Dawson, McMillan, McAteer, Murray, Allan, Runcimon Subs: Osborne, Moffat, Cowan, Lemetti Oakley United, who also moved to the Senior Leagues, were the visitors to Penicuik Park for the first round of the Alex Jack Cup and Penicuik were reeling after two goals in three minutes. The first came off a poorly defended corner kick in the 7th and GARDNER reacted first to head home. Then three minutes later, McATEER powered home a header off a perfect Dawson cross. Once Penicuik got over the initial shock, they began to work their way into the game and in the 26th minute, determination shown by Caddow saw him get round the back of the visitor’s defence, cut the ball back and SOMERVILLE fired the ball into the net. Shortly afterwards, Young won three consecutive tackles to set up Somerville but his strike on goal was deflected over the bar for a corner. In the 35th minute, Penicuik levelled the score when the visitors failed to clear a corner and SOMERVILLE popped up to head home via the crossbar. Just before half time, a quick break from defence saw Runciman drive past three Penicuik defenders only to drag his shot wide of the target. One minute later, a slick turn and shot by Barr brought out a top save by keeper Robertson. Half Time: Penicuik 2 Oakley 2 In the opening minute of the half, McIntosh fired off a shot from the edge of the box, but keeper Robertson was well placed to save. Penicuik were piling on the pressure and Somerville almost had a hat trick, but his effort was deflected away for a corner. Immediately afterwards, Somerville sent over an inch perfect cross and McIntosh couldn’t hide his disappointment when his header beat Robertson but crashed back off the crossbar. In the 51st minute, a defence splitting pass set McINTOSH free and he drilled the ball under Robertson to give Penicuik the lead. With Penicuik applying constant pressure, Sproule came close with strike that flashed past the upright. In the 63rd minute, SOMERVILLE  completed his hat trick, his second since the season started, when his powerful strike hit the back of the net despite Robertson getting a hand to the ball. In the 76th minute, Somerville should have added to his tally, but ended up in the net but ball went elsewhere. Just before full time, with Oakley pinned back in defence, a Sproule strike came back off the base of the post with keeper Robertson rooted to the spot. Final Score: Penicuik 4 Oakley 2
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