Juniors: Penicuik slump to away defeat at Fauldhouse

Penicuik had an early chance on Saturday as Sean Patterson fed Ryan McCallum but his shot was saved by Murphy in the home goal.

On ten minutes, the visitors had a strong penalty claim for handball turned down, but Fauldhouse raced to the other end and Donnelly’s shot from the edge of the box dipped as it went over the crossbar.

Fauldhouse United 2-0 Penicuik Athletic

Fauldhouse United 2-0 Penicuik Athletic

It was the hosts who took the lead on 21 minutes as Brian Ross capitalised on a Lister error to take possession 40 yards out and race in on goal, round goalkeeper Chris Hill and slot the ball into the net.

The home side started to gain the upper hand after the goal and a Rees free kick from 35 yards was easily held by Hill.

With 25 minutes gone, 
McQuillan latched on to a loose ball and raced in on the Penicuik goal, but his effort was well blocked by Hill at the expense of a corner. The home side had the ball in the net again on 35 minutes, but referee Williams blew for an infringement on ’keeper Hill and six minutes later it was the visitors turn to have an attempt on goal as Ryan McCallum’s shot on the turn was well saved by Murphy.

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