Penicuik Athletic
Established 1888
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Match Report
Penicuik v Broxburn 10.10.20
Penicuik 4 Broxburn 1 Penicuik : Tait, Baptie, Young, Connolly (c), Kateleza, Tansey, Lamb, Stewart, Thomson, Stevenson, Forbes Subs: Watt, O’Donnell, Page, Devlin, Somerville, Reid, Viola Broxburn : Wallace, Gillen, Donaldson, Harrison (c), Wright, Nicol, Ireland, Greenhill, Kelly, Richards, Ross Subs: Murray, Cowley, Trialist, Grant, Hopkinson, Trialist, Donoghue Penicuik started brightly and in the 7th minute a Stewart cross was laid off by Kateleza for Lamb but his strike flew over the bar. Two minutes later Kateleza was set free by Stevenson and KATELEZA slipped the ball underneath the advancing keeper to open the scoring. Immediately afterwards, a free kick to Penicuik on the edge of the box fell to Lamb, but his effort was blocked and cleared. In the 25th minute a testing free kick to Broxbuirn saw keeper Tait punch clear but was fouled in the process. Then a strike by Tansey flashed past the upright. In the 38th minute a powerful effort by Lamb saw keeper Wallace bring off and excellent save. Four minutes later, nice work by Connolly created space for a shot but Wallace was alert to the danger and tipped the ball away for a corner. Half Time: Penicuik 1 Broxburn 0 Into the second half and Broxburn’s Ireland had a shot but keeper Tate held the ball comfortably. One minute later, Broxburn where awarded a penalty kick which was converted by KELLY to level the game. In the 50th, Kateleza had a chance but he dragged his shot wide of the goal. Two minutes later, Devlin replaced Kateleza for Penicuik’s first change in the game. Then in the 55th minute Penicuik regained the lead when CONNOLLY fired a half volley past keeper Wallace. Seven minutes later Penicuik were awarded a penalty when Connolly was pushed in the box. Craig STEVENSON stepped up to take the spot kick and sent keeper Wallace the wrong way to make the score 3-1 to Penicuik. On the hour mark, a Gregor Lamb long distance effort was comfortably saved by Wallace. In the 70th minute Joe Viola came on for Tansey and immediately made an impression on the game with his pace and guile. Shortly afterwards, a testing cross into the box by Forbes was headed over the bar by substitute Devlin. Penicuik increased their lead in the 76th minute when Callum CONNOLLY drilled home from the edge of the penalty area. Penicuik continued to dominate the game and ran out worthy winners of the first game of the new season. Final Score: Penicuik 4 Broxburn 1