Penicuik shocked league leaders Bo’ness United last Saturday with an early goal in a win that moves them up to third in the table.
In just the second minute, following a corner kick, David White headed the ball back across goal and Aaron Somerville smashed the ball in off the crossbar. Minutes later, Greg Ross picked out Somerville who got past keeper Christie only to see his lob headed off the line as the hosts started strongly.
In the sixth minute, Bo’ness had a great chance when Walker was set free with only Bejaoui to beat, but the keeper’s out stretched boot blocked his shot.
Five minutes later, Jordan Lister was stretchered off after a crunching tackle by McGregor and was replaced by Sean Patterson.
The visitors equalised in the 20th minute when Patterson lost possession and Walker was set free, but again Bejaoui blocked his attempt on goal. However, Donnelly was on hand to stroke home the rebound.
Just before half time, Lough had a great chance but headed the ball straight into the arms of Bo’ness keeper Christie. Into first half injury time and a Sloan free kick whistled past the upright leaving it at 1-1 at half time .
In the 63rd minute the ball broke to Montgomery on the left and his powerful left foot strike was tipped over the bar by Christie. Penicuik were not to be denied and in the 69th minute, Barr burst through the Bo’ness defence, crossed the ball low across the box and super sub Scott Montgomery blasted the ball into the roof of the net to put Athletic 2-1 up.
Three minutes later a ball from defence picked out Donnelly who turned both White and Cunnison to drive in on goal. Keeper Bejaoui then pulled off the save of the game when he blocked Donnelly’s strike.
Into injury time and a last chance fell to the visitors, but a cross to the back post was headed straight at Bejaoui.
A brilliant victory for Penicuik who this coming weekend next visit Camelon in the Super League.