EoS round-up: Wins for Penciuik and Newtongrange as Bo’ness salvage a point

Penicuik Athletic started their East of Scotland Premier Division campaign in style last night with a 4-0 victory over Dunbar United.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 9:37 pm
Aaron Somerville scored the first and assisted the second for Penicuik

Penicuik Athletic started their East of Scotland Premier Division campaign in style last night with a 4-0 victory over Dunbar United.

The Cuikie were left in the stalls after their scheduled opening-day fixture away to local rivals Whitehill Welfare was postponed on Saturday, but Kevin Milne and Tony Begg’s side were quick out the traps last night as they raced into a two-goal lead by half-time.

Dunbar came into the match in buoyant mood after a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Musselburgh Athletic at the weekend, but found themselves a goal behind after 27 minutes when Cuikie captain Aaron Somerville headed in the opener.

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Somerville then set up Ryan Baptie for their second shortly before the interval, then it was Baptie’s turn to supply as he assisted debutant Sean Stewart, before Callum Connolly added a fourth.

Newtongrange Star bounced back from their opening-day defeat to Tranent with a rousing 3-1 victory away to Musselburgh Athletic.

Ryan Porteous opened the scoring just after the interval, and Steven Thomson netted a long range stunner against his former club to double Star’s lead. Burgh pulled a goal back through Darren Downie, only for Kayne Paterson to quickly regain the visitors’ two-goal advantage after a super Kyle Scott run.

Bo’ness United salvaged a point with a late effort from Fraser Keast in a 2-2 draw with Dundonald Bluebell.

Stuart Hunter gave the BUs the lead at half-time in Fife, but Bell raced into the lead with two goals until striker Keast to produce a 95th minute leveller.