Castletown 0-1 PU 25/07/11

United progressed to their first cup final of the season after dour encounter in Castletown where a solitary Grant Steven goal his third in as many games was the difference between the two sides. The home side actually started the brighter and Nicolson had a decent run cutting in from the right and fired in a low shot from 18 yards that Gray got a finger tip to, whether the shot was actually going in was debateable but the keeper could not take any chances. The response from United was positive good link up play saw James Murray race clear but his driven shot flew wide of McCulloch’s left hand post. Local hero Tony Farquhar made a welcome first outing of the season and as ever his aerial presence was a threat and he narrowly headed over Darryn Mackay’s corner. After 22 mins Grant Steven missed a good chance from another Mackay set-piece stealing a march on his marker he drove into the near post but his header flew inches wide. However United were not having things all their own way and after some slack play in midfield Castletown broke free down the right and a fine cross from Nicolson picked out the inrushing Sutherland but he dragged his volley wide although to be fair it was an extremely difficult chance with the ball coming over his shoulder. The striker was then nearly gifted a goal as Gray and Steven got in a tangle when the keeper gave his centre half a short bye kick the defender was short with his back pass and Sutherland very nearly latched on to it but the keeper managed to block the effort with Harrold completing he clearance. Steven however redeemed himself on the half hour mark, Murray took a freekick from fully 30 yards it ricocheted off the bottom of the wall and sat up nicely for the centre half to plant a header firmly passed the exposed McCulloch. United could have stretched that lead minutes later after Darryn Mackay did brilliantly down the left turning Murray inside out before bursting to the byeline and fired the ball across goal and somehow everyone missed it. The home side did respond late in the half winning a series of freekicks but the nearest they came was a Ben Murray header that drifted wide.

Half time

Castletown 0-1 Pentland United

The second period was only minutes old when left back Lewis Harrold picked out James Murray with a splendid 30 yard pass but striker could only find the side net although half the crowd thought it had actually gone in. On the hour Castletown had their best effort of the second period a deep Gavin Henderson freekick was not defended well and Florence was only inches away from the top corner with a well executed volley from the penalty spot. The home side were probably enjoying the territorial advantage but finding clear cut opportunities hard to come by, James Harris managed to get ahead of Macleod to win a header from another Henderson set-piece but it was a difficult chance. United although perhaps on the back foot were looking more dangerous on the break and after 68 mins Derek Manson had he taken a better touch would have given himself a clear sight of goal after Mackay’s cross was half cleared to the edge of the area. Florence although more renowned for his defending was actually proving as good an attacking outlet as Castletown had and he warmed Gray’s gloves with just under the 15 min mark left. Home keeper McCulloch then excelled himself with a super block from James Murray after the striker managed wriggle away from Macleod. Castletown survived huge claims on for a pen on 80 mins when Macleod clumsily challenged Murray going into the area after again the striker had shown superb upper body strength to turn the defender but referee Elder saw it differently from the United camp. As time ticked away and Castletown tried to commit more men forward Murray really should have sealed the game clean again he found McCulloch standing tall on the penalty spot but as the striker raced to flick home the rebound Macdonald made a wonderful block on the goal line to keep his side in the game. Right on the final whistle substitute Ross Allan showed brilliant feet to turn away from Macdonald 40 yards from goal and race clear but his powerful drive was a little too straight and McCulloch again repelled the opportunity.

Full time

Castletown 0-1 Pentland United

1. M Gray 2. G Macleod 3. L Harrold 4. G Steven 5. B Macintosh 6. D Mackay 7. L Sutherland 8. J Mackenzie (c) 9. T Farquhar (R Allan 75) 10. J Murray 11. D Manson

Subs Not Used

G MackayJ Sutherland

View from the goal

Well a pretty dour affair on the whole I have to say but we showed good battling qualities and excellent counter attacking options throughout. Little disappointed with the amount of fouls we conceded on the whole and that could have cost us but generally very pleased to make our first cup final of the season and that allows us to concentrate on the remaining league games starting with another stern test on Wednesday against Castletown at Ham Park.

 

Next PUFC matches

Next match is away to Thurso Swifts at the Dammies in The CAFA Div.1 on Tuesday the 2nd of August 2011 with a 7.00 p.m kick-off.

Michael Gray has informed me that The Acks game has been arranged for Thursday 4th August with a 7.00 ko at the Dammies.

Latest PUFC score, top scorers list and updated results list – 27.7.11

tonight’s score – Pentland United 4 V Castletown 0 – Own goal, Mark Nichol (pen), Derek Manson and Ross Allan

PUFC top scorers list (updated 27.7.11)
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(6h) Mark Nichol – 28
(h) – James Murray – 16
Ross Allan – 10
Michael Petrie – 6
Jamie MacKenzie – 5
Darryn Mackay – 4
Grant Steven – 4
Derek Manson – 3

Ryan Begg – 2
Toby Watts – 2
Jordan McKechnie – 1
Michael Steven – 1
Garry MacLeod – 1
Grant Petrie – 1
Lee Sutherland – 1
own goals – 4

PU Results so far in season 2011
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PUFC 4 V Castletown 0 – Div.1 – 27.7.11
Castletown 0 V PUFC 1 – DA Shield SF – 25.7.11
PUFC 7 V Halkirk 1 – Div.1 – 21.7.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 2 – DA Shield QF – 18.7.11
PUFC 3 V Wick Groats 1 – Div.1 – 14.7.11
PUFC 8 V Thurso Pentland 1 – DA Shield – 11.7.11
Avoch 2 V PUFC 1 – HAC QF – 2.7.11
PUFC 3 V John O’Groats 1 – DIV.1 – 28.6.11
Staxigoe United 2 V PUFC 2 – (a) – Div.1 – 22.6.11
PUFC 0 V Wick Groats 1 – (h) – EM Cup SF – 20.6.11
PUFC 1 V Halkirk 0 – (h) – HAC 3rd Round – 17.6.11
PUFC 6 V John O’Groats 1 (h) – EM Cup QF – 6.6.11
PUFC 9 V Thurso Swifts 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 1.6.11
PUFC 1 V Kirkwall Hotspur 0 – (h) – HAC 2nd Round – 28.5.11
Keiss 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – EM Cup 1st Round – 25.5.11
Staxigoe United 1 V PUFC 0 – (a) – CM Cup 2nd Round – 20.5.11
Castletown 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – Div.1 – 16.5.11
Top Joes 0 V PUFC 9 – (a) – CM Cup 1st Round – 14.5.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 8 – (a) – Div.1 – 10.5.11
Lybster 0 V PUFC 4 – (a) – HAC 1st Round – 7.5.11
PUFC 4 V Thurso Acks 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 2.5.11
John O’Groats 2 V PUFC 1 – (a) – Div.1 – 27.4.11
PUFC 8 V Staxigoe United 1 – (h) Div.1 – 20.4.11
Pentland United have scored 88 goals in 22 matches so far and only conceded 16

Latest PUFC score, next match, top scorers and results list – 25.7.11

Latest PUFC score – Castletown 0 V Pentland United 1 – Davie Allan Shield semi-final – goal from Grant Steven
Next match is at home to Castletown in The CAFA Div.1 on Wednesday 27th of July 2011 with a 7.30 p.m kick-off

PUFC top scorers list (updated 25.7.11)
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(6h) Mark Nichol – 27
(h) – James Murray – 16
Ross Allan – 9
Michael Petrie – 6
Jamie MacKenzie – 5
Darryn Mackay – 4
Grant Steven – 4
Ryan Begg – 2
Toby Watts – 2
Derek Manson – 2
Jordan McKechnie – 1
Michael Steven – 1
Garry MacLeod – 1
Grant Petrie – 1
Lee Sutherland – 1
own goals – 3

PU Results so far in season 2011
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Castletown 0 V PUFC 1 – DA Shield SF – 25.7.11
PUFC 7 V Halkirk 1 – Div.1 – 21.7.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 2 – DA Shield QF – 18.7.11
PUFC 3 V Wick Groats 1 – Div.1 – 14.7.11
PUFC 8 V Thurso Pentland 1 – DA Shield – 11.7.11
Avoch 2 V PUFC 1 – HAC QF – 2.7.11
PUFC 3 V John O’Groats 1 – DIV.1 – 28.6.11
Staxigoe United 2 V PUFC 2 – (a) – Div.1 – 22.6.11
PUFC 0 V Wick Groats 1 – (h) – EM Cup SF – 20.6.11
PUFC 1 V Halkirk 0 – (h) – HAC 3rd Round – 17.6.11
PUFC 6 V John O’Groats 1 (h) – EM Cup QF – 6.6.11
PUFC 9 V Thurso Swifts 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 1.6.11
PUFC 1 V Kirkwall Hotspur 0 – (h) – HAC 2nd Round – 28.5.11
Keiss 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – EM Cup 1st Round – 25.5.11
Staxigoe United 1 V PUFC 0 – (a) – CM Cup 2nd Round – 20.5.11
Castletown 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – Div.1 – 16.5.11
Top Joes 0 V PUFC 9 – (a) – CM Cup 1st Round – 14.5.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 8 – (a) – Div.1 – 10.5.11
Lybster 0 V PUFC 4 – (a) – HAC 1st Round – 7.5.11
PUFC 4 V Thurso Acks 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 2.5.11
John O’Groats 2 V PUFC 1 – (a) – Div.1 – 27.4.11
PUFC 8 V Staxigoe United 1 – (h) Div.1 – 20.4.11
Pentland United have scored 88 goals in 22 matches so far and only conceded 16

PUFC 7-1 Halkirk 21/07/11

United faced Halkirk for the second time in 4 days desperate to do the first league double over their country cousins since 2008. The win was however essential to try and keep on the shirt tails of league leader Wick Groats, Halkirk on the other hand were desperate for the 3 points, which would remove any uncertainty over their first division status. It was a relatively low key start to the game as United changed their shape to a 3 pronged attack of Allan, Nichol and Murray. Nichol returning to the starting line up after a bout of flu had the first chance after 7 mins when a sweeping ball from Petrie saw him spring the off side trap but his shot flew across goal. The break through came after 15 mins and it was simplicity itself Macintosh picked the ball up from Michael Steven on half way and drifted a deep ball into the area, which saw Murray get to it a split second before Allan and nod the ball over the committed keeper. United then squandered a great chance on 20 mins when great play from Murray saw him drive into the box before squaring right across goal Derek Manson gathered at the far post but the angle was just too acute. Minutes later however the lead was doubled and it was all about the ability of Michael Petrie he picked the ball up 35 yards from goal drifted passed 4 defenders on a wonderful run before drawing the keeper and squaring for James Murray to tap home into the unguarded net. Halkirk were reeling and you sensed the game was at a cross roads one more goal for the home side would be the end of the contest although one for the visitors would set it up very nicely. Lee Allan pulled off a very good save from Murray denying the striker his hat-trick after Davie Cowie picked him out with a cross from the right wing. Nichol then added a quite brilliant third after brilliant link up down the right between Murray and Cowie the ball was fed across the edge of the 18 yard box and United’s top scorer bending his back sent a right foot bending shot away from the Allan into the keepers right hand corner. This was a huge blow to Halkirk and the body language started to show as the early belief began to dissipate despite some strong running from Mackay and Bain in the midfield the chances were failing to materialise. It got even worse for the visitors just before the 40 min mark Murray fed by Cowie drove into the box and cut the ball back for the in-rushing Derek Manson to fire home via the finger tips of Allan. Halkirk were handed a lifeline by a quite dreadful piece of goalkeeping from Gray when he sloppily attempted to retrieve a Bremner freekick it cannoned of the keeper allowing Paul Mackay the simplest of tasks. Even then United could have stretched the lead further Garry Macleod picked out Nichol down the left channel although his hesitation meant the defence got back in numbers to thwart the chance.

Half time

Pentland United 4-1 Halkirk

Any lingering doubts over the outcome were quickly dispelled 9 mins into the second half Mark Nichol wheeled on the edge of the box and sent in a quite brilliant shot that rattled the frame of the goal and bouncing clear only for Grant Steven to follow up and lash the ball into the net before anyone could ask ‘What is he doing up there?’ 5 became 6 five minutes later Allan beautifully picked out Nichol’s run and the ace marksman doubled his tally for the game drilling the ball passed the encroaching Allan. Nichol was now sniffing a hat-trick and just after the hour he turned on a six pence and sent in a powerful drive that lifted the paint off the bar from just outside the area. The striker went even closer on 65 mins when David Cowie made a fine run down the right before flicking in a brilliant cross for Nichol to divert goalwards but Allan somehow clawed the ball out of the top corner at the expense of a corner. United continued to hold the upper hand and started making changes to the team with McKechnie replaced Grant Steven, Lee Sutherland replacing Petrie and Hamish Coghill replacing Nichol. The emphasis did drop for a while it has to be said but still Halkirk struggled to make an impression although they did make loud appeals for a penalty when Michael Steven and Elder collided going for a high ball referee Makhouli saw no infringement. Substitute Sutherland actually wrapped up the scoring with 10 minutes left rising superbly to glance a Ross Allan corner passed the helpless Allan yet again. Halkirk’s best chance of the half came when Steveie Elder did well to twist away from McKechnie in the box but his shot only found the side net. Michael Steven playing his last game of the season was determined to sign off with a goal but his best chance came in the closing minutes when Mckechnie’s cross picked him out at the edge of the box but the ball would not sit right for him and the shot went over. The final chance of the game fell to Lee Sutherland who in remarkably similar fashion to his goal stole a march inside the area but this time too much contact was made and the ball flew over for a goalkick.

Full time

Pentland United 7-1 Halkirk

1.M Gray 2. D Cowie 3. D Manson 4. G Steven (J McKechnie 65) 5. M Steven (c) 6. D Mackay 7. M Petrie (L Sutherland 71) 8. G Macleod 9. M Nichol (H Coghill 81) 10. J Murray 11. R Allan

View from the goal

A much more clinical performance in front of goal than Monday night that is for sure even though at times the football was not so fluent it was more effective. Now to an extremely difficult task across the bay against the form side of the County at the moment plus the added headache of fixture congestion the test becomes even harder.

PU Results so far in season 2011

PU Results so far in season 2011
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PUFC 7 V Halkirk 1 – Div.1 – 21.7.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 2 – DA Shield QF – 18.7.11
PUFC 3 V Wick Groats 1 – Div.1 – 14.7.11
PUFC 8 V Thurso Pentland 1 – DA Shield – 11.7.11
Avoch 2 V PUFC 1 – HAC QF – 2.7.11
PUFC 3 V John O’Groats 1 – DIV.1 – 28.6.11
Staxigoe United 2 V PUFC 2 – (a) – Div.1 – 22.6.11
PUFC 0 V Wick Groats 1 – (h) – EM Cup SF – 20.6.11
PUFC 1 V Halkirk 0 – (h) – HAC 3rd Round – 17.6.11
PUFC 6 V John O’Groats 1 (h) – EM Cup QF – 6.6.11
PUFC 9 V Thurso Swifts 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 1.6.11
PUFC 1 V Kirkwall Hotspur 0 – (h) – HAC 2nd Round – 28.5.11
Keiss 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – EM Cup 1st Round – 25.5.11
Staxigoe United 1 V PUFC 0 – (a) – CM Cup 2nd Round – 20.5.11
Castletown 0 V PUFC 5 – (a) – Div.1 – 16.5.11
Top Joes 0 V PUFC 9 – (a) – CM Cup 1st Round – 14.5.11
Halkirk 1 V PUFC 8 – (a) – Div.1 – 10.5.11
Lybster 0 V PUFC 4 – (a) – HAC 1st Round – 7.5.11
PUFC 4 V Thurso Acks 0 – (h) – Div.1 – 2.5.11
John O’Groats 2 V PUFC 1 – (a) – Div.1 – 27.4.11
PUFC 8 V Staxigoe United 1 – (h) Div.1 – 20.4.11

Pentland United have scored 87 goals in 21 matches so far and only conceded 16

Latest PUFC result + top scorers list – 22.7.11

A 7-1 win aginst Halkirk on Thursday 21st of July 2011 thanks to goals from James Murray (2), Mark Nichol (2), Derek Manson, Grant Petrie and Lee Sutherland

PUFC top scorers list (updated 21.7.11)
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(6h) Mark Nichol – 27
(h) – James Murray – 16
Ross Allan – 9
Michael Petrie – 6
Jamie MacKenzie – 5
Darryn Mackay – 4
Grant Steven – 3
Ryan Begg – 2
Toby Watts – 2
Derek Manson – 2
Jordan McKechnie – 1
Michael Steven – 1
Garry MacLeod – 1
Grant Petrie – 1
Lee Sutherland – 1
own goals – 3

Halkirk 1-2 PU 18/07/11

United returned to David Allan Shield duty in Halkirk against a home side buoyed by a resounding victory v FSC in the previous round. The visitors started brightly and passing was off the highest standard especially from the defensive positions where the home side were struggling to contain the fullbacks as they pushed on into more advanced areas. The first real chance fell to James Murray who intercepted a slack pass from Gunn and raced towards goal but elected to shoot from 20 yards rather than continue in on the keeper and Allan gathered comfortably at his near post. The momentum continued with the visitors and Ross Allan maybe should have done better on the 15 minute mark after Derek Manson released him down the left channel the winger again drove towards the box but this time the finish was wild and flew high over the bar. The home side rallied and Mathew Mackay tried acrobatically to open the scoring but his volley from a Paul Mackay cross was at a good height for Gray diving to his left to clutch the ball. Ross Allan duly made up for his earlier miss after 22 mins picking up the ball 30 yards from goal there seemed little danger but he strode forward and unleashed a quite sensational effort the flew into his namesake Lee’s bottom left corner. The wingers effect on the game was growing all the time and he sent in two corners in quick succession that were just asking to be finished off as Halkirk started to creak under the pressure. In fact Gavin Sutherland came to his side’s rescue after 35 minutes when he brilliantly blocked a powerful net bound Grant Steven header again from a Ross Allan delivery. However the centre back was not to be denied and duly added the second minutes before the break, Darryn Mackay’s wicked freekick saw Blackwood head the ball straight up in the air on for Steven to react quickest, rise and bullet a header passed the diving Allan.

Half time

Halkirk 0-2 Pentland United

After a bright opening to the half United were stung after 55 minutes when Petrie conceded a very soft penalty with a lazy challenge on former United man Gavin Sutherland who stepped inside the midfielder drawing the challenge. Stevie Elder assumed the responsibility and made an immaculate job finding the corner of the net to Gray’s left. And within minutes it could have been all square Derek Munro picked up on halfway threaded a beautiful through ball for Gavin Sutherland who ran in on Gray but was thwarted by he merest of touches from the keeper halting his progress. This was probably to be the home sides final clear cut chance as United again took a stranglehold on possession and territory. Michael Petrie struck the woodwork after 66 mins cutting inside on to his left foot the ball seemed destined to beat Allan but the post came to keepers rescue. The keeper then excelled himself on a couple of occasions in quick succession firstly Cowie’s high ball to the back post picked out Mackay whose first shot was blocked at close range and as the ball broke loose the keeper again produced a fine stop at his near post. Minutes later again superb anticipation saw dive bravely at the feet of Manson as the full back seemed destined to score. Mark Nichol had missed the game v Groats with the flu and was still recovering so was not risked from the start but the striker on his entrance v nearly made an immediate impact when he brilliantly linked with Petrie and sent across a quite brilliant cross that should have been forced home but the lack of a presence in the box was apparent. The striker obviously disappointed with his teams efforts to latch on to his cross then tried to take matters into his own hands and drilled a left foot shot just wide from 20 yards. At the death United substitute Coghill looked to have made room for a clear shot on gaol after nipping passed Mathew Mackay but seemed to lose his footing at the crucial moment.

Full time

Halkirk 1-2 Pentland United

1. M Gray 2. J McKechnie 3. D Manson 4. G Steven 5. M Steven (c) 6. D Mackay 7. M Petrie 8. G Macleod (M Nichol 62) 9. J Murray (H Coghill 85) 10. D Cowie (J Mckechnie 87) 11. R Allan

Sub not used

C Hollywood

View from the goal

Our build up play was pretty easy on the eye and we certainly held the upper hand in terms of possession and territory but our option taking and application in the final third left a lot to be desired it has to be said. We will need to improve dramatically for Thursday night in order to get 3 points, which Halkirk will want every bit as us.

PU 3-1 Wick Groats 14/07/11

United were drinking last chance saloon as the champions arrived in Dunnet already 8 points ahead of United the gap had to close to provide any realistic opportunity of catching Groats. As it turned out United managed to turn a 1 goal deficit into a 3-1 win and cut the gap to 5 having played one fewer but still knowing there is no margin for error remaining.  The early exchanges must have encouraged the United fans as their team minus top scorer Mark Nichol who was a late withdrawal through illness held the upper hand in the early exchanges with James Murray having the best opening after Jamie Mackenzie flicked the ball on to him but his shot only found the sidenet. The roles were reversed after 10 mins when a super run down the right saw Murray find the bye line but the shot lacked conviction and Williamson smothered the ball comfortably. The first moment of controversy came after 17 minutes a long ball from skipper Michael Steven released Murray against Groats player/ manager the striker seemed to use his strength brilliantly to burst passed the central defender leaving him a clean run in on goal but assistant referee Duncan deemed the challenge illegal and flagged for the infringement. To further fuel United’s sense of injustice when Groats took the lead a Grant McNab corner to the edge of the box saw Larnach nod the ball into the danger area and Graham McNab to show razor like reactions to flick the ball into the roof of the net with his back to goal. United this season have not coped well with the loss of a goal but on this occasion they responded magnificently Ross Allan showed his menace racing passed Martin Sutherland and sending in a tantalising cross, which Miller defended very well at he near post. The equaliser came really out of nothing Jamie Mackenzie picked up the ball in the left channel feinted to go one way then the next giving him just enough room to curl a ball into the danger area that everyone attacked but no-one connected with as it found the bottom left corner of Williamson’s net. The final action of the first half was simplicity itself Gray collected a through ball from Craig Ross and sent the ball back over everyone allowing James Murray to run clear but his shot only found the perimeter fence.

Half time

Pentland United 1-1 Wick Groats

The sizable Ham Park crowd had barely finished their half time tea when United went ahead Mackenzie released Murray in the area and the striker seemed to have delayed the opportunity too long before shooting, however it deflected off Miller on to the post and came back out to Mackenzie who gleefully fired home from a couple of yards. Groats thought they had struck back immediately when Grant McNab burst clear and brought out a diving save from Gray only for Mackay to blast home but assistant Duncan had flagged for offside. It was now turning into a very entertaining game with United probably shading the possession and territory but Groats always dangerous especially from set-pieces and their aerial threat on 60 mins former Wick Academy man Andrew Macleod had a half chance on the volley when Grant Steven could only head out Stewart Ross’ deep freekick to the edge of the area the defender struck it sweetly but it flew over. United responded and Williamson pulled off a wonder save to deny James Murray from after Jamie Mackenzie and topped on Gary Mackay’s long throw somehow the keeper managed to turn the ball on to the post from point blank range. The home side continued to creep forward and Murray again linked up well with Mackenzie who drove to the edge of the box and fired in but Miller managed to block the ball away. With the game flowing one way then the other again the Groats aerial threat came into play again as Grant McNab’s freekick came into the box keeper Gray caused panic with a very poor punch that cannoned off Macleod but the ball fell kindly for the keeper who gathered on the penalty spot. Groats came even closer with 15 mins left when a fine passing move released Graham McNab into the area Gray came out to meet the striker and half blocked him knocking the ball away as McNab recovered he attempted to send the ball back into the danger area again fortune favoured Gray who gleefully picked up the loose ball. Going into the final stages United started to pick Groats off on the counter firstly Ross Allan darted to the bye line and cut the ball back for Jamie Mackenzie but he miskicked at the crucial moment. Then with just under 10 mins left James Murray really should have put the game beyond all reasonable doubt when Mackenzie’s burst to the bye line saw him pull the ball back for his strike partner who seemingly only had to pick his spot but he delayed and was finally blocked out by Miller. The game though was settled on 84 mins Michael Steven at right back fired a long ball for Mackenzie to win yet another header releasing Murray down the right to out pace Macleod and hit a vicious shot across Williamson into the keeper’s right corner.

Full time

Pentland United 3-1 Wick Groats

1. M Gray 2. M Steven (c) 3. G Mackay (L Harrold 86) 4. G Steven 5. B Macintosh 6. L Sutherland 7. M Petrie 8. J Mackenzie 9. J Murray 10. D Mackay (J Mckechnie 87) 11. R Allan (D Manson 83)

View from the goal

A super victory and on the balance I would have to say deserved although it was a decent game all round. We are still a long way behind but it gives us a glimmer of hope again so we will see what the future brings. An outstanding team performance although for me Jamie Mackenzie turned in a master class up front with James Murray. Now we turn our attention back to David Allan Shield duty in Halkirk another tough venue.