Three goals in five minutes condemn Cuikie to defeat

Penicuik Athletic 1-4 Broughty Athletic
Penicuik Athletic 1-4 Broughty Athletic

Penicuik lost their 11th Super League match of the season on Saturday in a disappointing home defeat against Broughty Athletic.

The game was settled with three goals in a five minute spell. The first came in the 19th minute when a clearance by Fraser fell to McConnachie who scored from the edge of the penalty box.

Two minutes later Broughty added a second when a cross into the box was tipped away by Penicuik keeper Bejaoui, but the ball fell to Broughty’s Buchan who slotted home at the back post.

Next a defence splitting pass by McConnachie set up Buchan again and he stroked the ball past Bejaoui into the far bottom corner of the net to make it 3-0 to the visitors .

Penicuik were ineffective in attack and in the 41st minute almost lost a fourth goal when Smart’s glancing header off a corner kick flashed narrowly wide of the goal leaving Penicuik trailing 3-0 at the break.

And it only took 40 seconds of the second half for Broughty to hit their fourth when a fine move down the right wing saw substitute McCunnie send over an inch perfect cross for Buchan to head home for his hat trick.

Then in the 49th minute, a great reverse pass by Clark picked out Buchan, but this time Bejaoui pulled off a great one handed save to deny the striker. At the other end, a Penicuik corner was tipped over the bar by keeper Ross. Minutes later, Buchan again got the better of Liddell only to see his rasping shot well saved by Bejaoui. In the 65th minute a strike by Sime was blocked on the line by Lister.

Penicuik got a consolation goal in the 82nd minute. A surging run and cross by Devlin was headed down by McCallum to Somerville who steered the ball past Ross.