Cuikie fail to capitalize on efforts

Midlothian Advertiser,Penicuik v Broughty Athletic junior football
Midlothian Advertiser,Penicuik v Broughty Athletic junior football

In the opening minute of the game there was clear cut chances for both sides but

neither taken.

Then an excellent driving run by Barr set up Montgomery who drilled a low cross into the six yard box, but Lannen was on hand to deflect the ball away for a corner.

Penicuik took the lead in the sixth minute when a Jancyzk cross was headed on by McCallum to Gay who slammed the ball into the far bottom corner of the net. Then in the 11th minute, as McLellan drove into the box, he was tripped by Montgomery and McCord converted the spot kick.

In the 29th minute, a 
powerful left foot strike by Jancyzk was tipped over the bar by keeper Ross.

Two minutes later, Noble found himself in a position to go for goal, but his effort went high over the bar.

Just before half time, a powerful Hume header off a corner kick was blocked by Lawson.

Six minutes into the 
second half, Gay attacked the Broughty defence from the right wing and saw his shot turned round the post by keeper Ross.

Penicuik were dominating the play with Gay becoming more and more influential and in the 55th minute an 
excellent Gay cross saw Somerville’s diving header well saved by Ross.

In a rare Broughty attack, Buchan blasted the ball high over the Penicuik bar.

In the 65th minute, following a free kick to Broughty, McLellan was denied by an excellent save by keeper Easton.

Penicuik’s next attack saw another testing cross by Gay cause havoc in the Broughty penalty area but the defence held firm.

With Penicuik piling on the pressure, everyone in the ground thought they had scored off a corner kick, but the ball went past the post and nestled in the side netting.

In the 71st minute, another great cross by Gay into the box saw McCallum get to the ball but keeper Ross pulled off the save of the match.

In the 80th minute, a 
McCallum free kick beat the defensive wall but went straight into the arms of Ross.

Just before the final whistle, Gay drove at the visitor’s defence and let fly only to see his effort deflected away for a corner kick.

In injury time, Broughty 
almost scored but the Penicuik defence stood strong.