A very windy day on the grass pitches at Meggetland was the venue for a very exciting fixture between Currie Star and Penicuik where there were sights of both teams winning throughout the game and with both teams needing a win to climb up the table towards the end of the season.
Penicuik had the first chance of the game through Blair Friars who received the ball in the box where he had a shot that was well saved but only for Friars to have another shot that was well saved by Matthew Lewis.
After a few minutes of Penicuik attacks Currie managed to counter when a forward was taken down near the edge of the box. Two Currie players stood over the ball and Joe Sinclair laid the ball back to GeorgeTowers who had great accuracy to make the ball fly into the top corner opening the scoring after just 7 minutes of play.
Penicuik seeking to get an equaliser had corner that came in from the left from Friar who crossed it to Ben Viola who had a good header that could only go into the side netting.
They were on the move again as Ethan Mooney ran down the wing before passing it to Viola who cut it back to Friars who had another shot at goal this going into the corner to even up the scores at 1-1.
Just two minutes later Currie were awarded another freekick on the edge of the box, where Towers lined the ball up once again. His shot wasn’t as accurate this time as it went down the middle but unfortunately bounced over the Penicuik keepers head and into the net giving Currie the lead once again.
After a few minutes of Penicuik forward movements, including lots of corners the biggest chance came as Friars whipped in another ball that Matthew Ragwar managed to knock on as the ball almost trickled over the line before Lewis managed to clear the ball of the line and safely away from the goal-line.
The away team were piling on the pressure as Friars had a freekick on the wing where he lofted the ball into the box but the resulting header went behind for a corner, Friars again taking playing it to Mooney who had a go on goal that was parried once again by Currie keeper Lewis making sure Currie went into half time with a 2-1 lead.