Cuikie lose five goal cup quarter final cracker

Having lost last week at home to Linlithgow in the league, Penicuik were hoping to reverse that result in this Fife and Lothians Cup semi-final.

However the first 45 minutes belonged to Linlithgow, dominating play and possession. In the 13th minute, a quickly taken free kick by Linlithgow saw Ruari McLennan’s 25 yard effort go a foot over the bar. The hosts were then awarded a soft penalty in the 27th minute when Michael McDermott was adjudged to have barged Ruari McLennan in the box. The spot kick was converted by Kelbie.

Linlithgow 3-2 Penicuik

Linlithgow 3-2 Penicuik

Two minutes later a free kick to Linlithgow was crossed to the back post but Bejaoui tipped the header over the bar. From the corner, Bejaoui pulled off a superb, instinctive one handed save from close range to deny the home side.

Penicuik came out for the second half full of determination, forcing the home side on the back foot and in the 52nd minute, a corner to Penicuik was only partially cleared, crossed back across the right side of the penalty box where Dougie Cunnison stroked the ball into the far bottom corner of the net for the equaliser .

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