“Another superb battling performance from the lads”. So said manager Gordon Herd after today’s 1-1 draw down in Penicuik that was played in freezing conditions with snow and hail at times.
We went a goal up after only 8 minutes when Greg Skinner headed in a free kick swung in by Craig Donaldson. Penicuik then switched on and pegged us back for the rest of the first half but we held on to maintain the goal advantage at the break.
We tweaked things a little and came out strong in the second half so it was gutting when they got the equaliser in the 73rd minute with an almost identical goal to ours, as Aaron Summerville headed in off an in-swinging free kick.
It was even more disappointing as our ‘keeper, Dean Shaw, had pulled off some ‘unreal saves’ throughout the game as described by a Penicuik fan on social media. Manager Gordon Herd agreed that some of Deano’s saves were ‘first class’. Additionally, the manager felt Don Morrison had an excellent game and put him forward as man of the match.
But 1-1 was how it ended which was probably a fair result in the grand scheme of things. Video links for our goal courtesy of Penicuik’s cameras are below.
It was our first draw of the season and left us safely in 8th place on 31 points as you can see below. Next week it’s a huge mid table clash as we welcome Broughty Athletic to Carmuirs Park for a 2:30 kick off. See you there?
Penicuik’s YouTube links are below for Greg Skinner’s goal.
|March 31, 2018||2:30 pm||East Superleague||2017-2018||90'|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|5||Greg Skinner||Defender||1 (8')||0||0||0|
|7||Jordan Herron 15||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|14||Alan Docherty 10||Forward||0||0||0||0|
|15||Ryan Lockie 7||Defender||0||0||0||0|