McCallum treble gives Cuikie a flier

Jeanfield Swifts 2-3 Penicuik Athletic
Jeanfield Swifts 2-3 Penicuik Athletic

Ryan McCallum’s hat-trick gave Penicuik’s a flying start when they travelled to Perth for this opening league match against newly-promoted Jeanfield Swifts.

The game started briskly and scored in the 13th minute when McCallumlatched on to a clever Jancyzk free kick.

Eight minutes later he doubled the lead when again he was first to the ball, glancing home a header from a corner kick.

Penicuik defended well to hold their two-goal lead at half time.

From the start of the second half, Jeanfield upped their game and their hard work paid off when they pulled a goal back in the 61st minute with a Fowler strike.

Penicuik manager Harvey made a double substitution and gradually Cuikie overcame the Swifts’ pressure to again get control of the game.

McCallum completed his treble in the 71st minute with a header from a Kyle Scott cross.

However, in the process of scoring, he suffered a badly cut eye and took no further part.

The home side were far from finished and Anderson wrestled Young out of the way to score with a looping header in the 80th minute.

In the final ten minutes, Penicuik defended well to who earned a well-deserved first three points in the opening game of the season.