Website designed and maintained by Website4u Penicuik: Bald, Robertson, Gallagher, Meikle, McKay, Riley, Killin, Barr, Harvey, Brigain, Walker, Subs: Gay, Montgomery, Kennedy Thornton Hibs: Smith, Halley, Drummond, Mill, Shields, Harrow, Walker, Hepburn, Carstairs, Burns, Thomson Subs: Doig, McKay, Mullen, Kahkoulie, Morgan Referee: Mr J Stokoe With the Thornton Hibs Park waterlogged the tie was switched to Penicuik and the visitors found themselves a goal down in the 7th minute when, following two successive corners to Penicuik, ROBERTSON headed home at the back post. In the 10th minute a Thornton free kick was driven in from the edge of the box but deflected away for a corner. Three minutes later, an indirect free kick just outside the six-yard box was awarded to Thornton when Bald was deemed to have gathered up a Meikle pass back. Fortunately for Penicuik the defensive wall stood firm and the danger was cleared. In the 25th minute a Brigain pass to KILLIN saw him cut in to the edge of the box and slam home an unstoppable left foot strike. Six minutes later a great diagonal pass by Harvey picked out Brigain, but his first touch let him down and the ball was cleared for a throw in.  In the 33rd minute after great work by Killin, his reverse pass set up BARR who rounded keeper Smith to slot home. Shortly afterwards a stramash in the middle of the park held up play for five minutes whilst referee Stokoe sorted out the problem and booked four players, two from each side. Right on half time, the visitors were awarded a free kick on the corner of the box and CARSTAIRS fired the ball over Bald into the far top cornet of the net. Half Time: Penicuik 3 Thornton 1 In the 55th minute, Penicuik were awarded a penalty when Barr was pulled down and Drummond received a second caution for his troubles. However, Brigain saw his spot kick well saved by Smith. In 61st minute, a real let off for Penicuik when they were caught out by a quick throw in, but the strike on goal hit the post and was cleared. In Penicuik’s next attack, Harvey was set free one on one with Smith, but his attempted lob was not high enough and Smith saved comfortably. Six minutes later, another penalty was awarded to Penicuik, this time when Harvey was brought down just as he was about to shoot. Shields was fortunate only to receive a yellow card for then offence. Harvey took the penalty but shot past the post. From the goal kick, Thornton broke up the park and BURNS slotted home to pull the score back to 3-2. One minute later, a pinpoint cross by Killin picked out HARVEY  who turned his marker and curled the ball past Smith into the bottom corner of the net. In the 75th  minute, an opportunist goal by WALKER saw him turn quickly and shoot on goal, and despite Smith getting a hand to the ball he couldn’t prevent it from crossing the line. Four minutes later a great cross by Robertson picked out Harvey, but his header crashed back off the bar, and under pressure he hit the rebound over the bar. In the 86th minute, Walker chested the ball into the path of Barr, but his effort sailed over the bar. Then in the 89th minute, HARVEY broke away from the Thornton defence, rounded keeper Smith to stroke the ball home for his second and Penicuik’s sixth goal. Final Score: Penicuik 6 Thornton 2 13.11.10 Penicuik 6 Thornton Hibs 2 Match Sponsor - FM Private Hire