Sharper visitors take all three points from Penicuik

Penicuik, looking to get back to winning ways, started brightly at Penicuik Park last Saturday but were dealt a hammer blow early on.

In the third minute defender Dougie Cunnison sliced his attempt at a clearance straight to Ben Antony whose shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Bejaoui, but Adamson coolly stroked the rebound into the empty net.

Penicuik 0-2 Hill O' Beath

Penicuik 0-2 Hill O' Beath

In the tenth minute, a high ball out of defence caught Penicuik out and only a superb save by Bejaoui denied the visitors a second goal. Then, on the half-hour, Penicuik’s McCallum’s header from a corner kick was cleared off the goal line.

Next, in the 33rd minute, following good work by McCulloch, Ryan Gay produced a spectacular scissors kick, but ’keeper Hall was well placed to save.

Just before half-time, danger man Adamson was again in action beating two Penicuik defenders only to see his strike clip the top of the crossbar as the Hawes took the break 1-0 up.

Two minutes into the second half, Ryan McCallum’s header from a Janczyk cross went inches wide. Then a free kick to Hill of Beath was taken by Moffat, but it went narrowly wide of the Penicuik post. Minutes later, a Janczyk corner kick was headed powerfully in by McCallum but Hall managed to beat the ball away when a goal seemed certain.

The three points looked settled in the 54th minute when Bryce latched on to the ball just inside the Penicuik half.

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