Cuikie crumble at home against ten men visitors


It was Hill O’ Beath who started strongly on Saturday with Adamson on the right wing causing the Penicuik defence problems.

In the sixth minute he got round the back of the Penicuik defence to cross the ball into the box where Hay was pulled down by Liddell for a penalty. However, Penicuik keeper Youssef Bejaoui saved Moffat’s spot kick and Hay then blasted the rebound over the bar from inside the six yard box.

One minute later the visitor’s did go ahead when Adamson saw his shot brilliantly blocked by Bejaoui but Hay followed up to slam the ball into the back of the Penicuik net.

Three minutes before the break a swift attack by Penicuik saw Jordan Lister in with only Hall to beat but he was scythed down by McCulloch who was red carded leaving the visitors with ten men. Ryan McCallum then converted the penalty kick to square the match at 1-1 at half time.

In the opening minutes of the second half lively Adamson was denied by a superb save by keeper Bejaoui. Then in the 57th minute, a long range effort by Moffat was again well saved by Bejaoui. At the other end Devine’s powerful strike was deflected wide of goal for a corner. Then Adamson got past two defenders again to cross the ball into the box and Hay’s strike was again saved by Bejaoui. Immediately afterwards visiting keeper Hall dived down low to save a strike by Connor Thomson.

On 74 minutes Hill of Beath broke quickly from defence and danger man Adamson saw his strike bring out a top drawer save by Bejaoui, but McKenzie following up headed the ball into the empty Penicuik net to put the visitors ahead.

Penicuik had one final chance for an equaliser in the 90th minute, but keeper Hall was well placed to save substitute Sean Patterson’s strike.