Heavy pitch hurts Glens

John Martin strides forward towards the Penicuik goal

John Martin strides forward towards the Penicuik goal

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Penicuick Athletic 2, Glenrothes Juniors 0

Glenrothes took to the park against a Penicuik side sitting in second place in the league.

The game had survived a pitch inspection due to heavy overnight rain, the pitch was heavy but playable.

Glenrothes had most of the early play but Penicuik came more into the match as things progressed and things took a turn for the worst when Penicuik’s Gay crossed from a corner and the ball hit off Johnny MacRae into his own net.

Things became even worse when Penicuik regained possession almost immediately and the ball was fed though to McAllum who lashed the ball past Smith.

Glenrothes struggled to get back into the game.

As the second half got under way, Glenrothes fought hard to get back into the game, but the underfoot conditions were making it difficult for both sides as passes were going astray all over the park.

Penicuik had a good effort well saved by Smith diving to save at his left hand post on the hour mark.

With 15 minutes left Glenrothes were denied a penalty when Kinnes was clearly tackled from the back just inside the penalty box.

Glens pressed higher up the park but a combination of heavy ground and poor finishing was to see the game finish 2-0.

The Glens next travel to Bathgate Thistle this Saturday at 1.45 p.m.