Penicuik to the four to take care of Fife hosts

Penicuik Athletic
Penicuik Athletic

Penicuik Athletic travelled to Warout Park for this East of Scotland Cup first round clash on Saturday against Glenrothes.

From the off Penicuik were piling on the pressure and saw three strikes blocked inside the penalty box before the danger was cleared.

In the 19th minute a diving header by Bruce went narrowly past the upright. In their next attack, a cross by Lewis Barr eluded keeper Small, but hit the top of the crossbar and went out for a goal kick.

Then in the 30th minute, a Glenrothes corner kick was headed clear, crossed back in and Wallace slotted the ball home from a tight angle to put the Fifers in front.

Minutes later, Barr lost possession just outside his penalty box, but Bejaoui dealt comfortably with the attempted lob.

But in the 42nd minute, Barr got round the back of the Glenrothes defence to set up Somerville who slammed the ball home for the equaliser.

With the pressure building, Penicuik finally took the 2-1 lead in the 53rd minute when Ryan McCallum bravely headed home a Jancyzk cross, suffering a head knock in the process. In the 66th minute, consecutive corners to Penicuik saw the ball headed off the goal line, but Greg Ross pounced to head home the rebound, 3-1 to Cuikie.

Three minutes later, Somerville’s first time volley flashed inches over the bar.

In the 82nd minute, Glenrothes broke quickly from defence and Scarborough saw his powerful shot brilliantly saved by Bejaoui. The rebound was knocked into the net at the far post but was ruled offside.

Two minutes later, a mistake by Jackson saw him dispossessed by McCallum who took full advantage and stroked the ball into the bottom corner of the net.