Penicuik Athletic
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Match Report
Penicuik vs Crossgates 20.7.21
Penicuik 1 Crossgates 0 Penicuik : Watt, Young, Edwards, Watson, Somerville (c), Tansey, Neave, Lamb, Hope (T), Forbes, Reid SUBS | Kateleza, Dawson, Collins, Walsh (T) Crossgates: Robertson, Forbes, McDonald. Maguire, Ritchie, Campbell, L Sawyers, McAteer, Renton, N Lawrie, Brown SUBS Swan, R Sawyers, S Lawrie, McKenzie, Paterson, Campbell, Hunter Penicuik started the match with pace and authority and their endeavours were rewarded in the 7th minute when Reid set Somerville free on the right. He charged forwarded and sent in a low cross that REID , who had continued his run into the box to slot home from close range. ‬Immediately afterwards, Crossgates broke down the left but the attempted lob went over the crossbar. Then a deep cross to the back post saw Crossgates strike go high over the bar. In the 15th minute a slick Penicuik passing move ended with a shot that went narrowly wide of the upright. Four minutes later, a run and cross by Reid saw a Somerville shot comfortably saved by keeper Robertson. At the other end a corner to Crossgates saw Ritchie just fail to get his header on target. On the half hour Penicuik should have made it 2-0 but somehow Forbes contrived knock the ball over the bar from two yards. In the 38th minute Crossgates attacked down the right wing and Renton’s cross come shot came off the crossbar and away for a throw in. Just before half time, a mazy run by Reid culminated with a cross to the far side of the Crossgates box, but fortunately for the visitors, Somerville failed to connect with a first time volley. Half Time: Penicuik 1 Crossgates 0 Penicuik started sharply and Tansey had an early strike on goal but Robertson turned the ball round the post for a corner to Penicuik. From the corner, Robertson comfortably saved Somerville’s glancing header. In the 54th minute, following a corner to Crossgates, McAteer blasted the ball over the bar. One minute later, aTansey header off a corner kick flashed narrowly wide of the far post. In the 72nd minute, Penicuik lost possession in their opponent’s half and substitute McKenzie drilled a low cross into the box but Watt was aware of the danger and cut the ball out for his first save of the game. Right on the 90th minute, a last chance for an equaliser fell to Crossgates when awarded a free kick just outside the box, but the Penicuik defence held firm. Final Score: Penicuik 1 Crossgates 0