Three and easy as Penicuik celebrate a historic win

Broughty 0-3 Penicuik
Broughty 0-3 Penicuik

Penicuik made the journey north looking for a first ever win at a bright and blustery Broughty Ferry on Saturday.

Early on, Sean Patterson’s ball into the box broke to Aaron Somerville, his shot hit the base of the post and his second effort was deflected into the goalkeeper’s arms.

However, Penicuik took the lead in the 13th minute when Ryan McCallum fired home a free kick from 20 yards.

The home side were making the most of the conditions and dangerous crosses by both Cameron and Winter were cleared by a dominant visiting defence. Duell fired over the bar for Broughty in the 18th minute and ten minutes later at the other end Patterson saw his shot well held by Ross. On the half-hour mark a quick Cameron free kick from the right right set up a Winter snapshot from 20 yards that was pushed behind for a corner by Cuikie ’keeper Bejaoui.

Penicuik doubled the lead in the 33rd minute when Somerville latched on to a long pass by Greg Ross and lobbed the helpless Ross in the home goal to put Penicuik 2-0 up. On the hour, Lewis Barr scored the visitors’ third with a composed finish after taking a 
McCallum pass in his stride and firing home from ten yards.

The efforts on goal were coming thick and fast and McCallum’s next shot was deflected for a corner before Dougie Cunnison tried his luck from 25 yards.

With 70 minutes gone Broughty saw a Cameron cross just miss the far post.

With five minutes to play McCallum’s free kick from 22 yards out went narrowly over.

Penicuik saw the game out comfortably and kept the first clean sheet of their Super League season against a side who had scored 15 goals in the five previous league games.