Musselburgh v Penicuik is dream draw

Craig Meikle. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Craig Meikle. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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Penicuik Athletic manager Craig Meikle said his side’s Junior Cup quarter-final draw with Musselburgh is the tie both clubs would have wished for.

With holders Hurlford United and favourites Auchinleck Talbot by-passed, there will be at least one East Super League side in the last four for the first time since 2013.

Musselburgh last reached the final in 2010, losing to Auchinleck, while Penicuik are on their best run in the competition since they last reached the final in the 1970s.

It’s a derby, and with a three-figure crowd expected at Olivebank, Meikle believes the match will come down to which side best handles the pressure.

“We’ll definitely be going there to get a win,” said Meikle. “The boys are confident to go there and take care of business in one go.

“Musselburgh will be just as confident – I think it’s a tie that both teams wanted when you look at the teams that are still in it. It’s going to be down to who has the bottle on the day.”

Meikle is well aware Musselburgh’s biggest threat is Jordyn Sheerin.

He added: “I think it’s key to keep him quiet and if we can do that, which won’t be easy, we’ll have half a chance.”