Penicuik Athletic say thanks and farewell to six players

Penicuik Athletic have thanked the six departing members of their first-team squad for their efforts during the time with the club.

By Ian MacLean
Monday, 13th June 2022, 1:33 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 1:35 pm

The East of Scotland Premier Division club said it wanted to place on record its thanks to Lumbert Kateleza, Kieran Watson, Cammy Dawson, Ben Weekes, Nicky Reid and Liam Robertson for all their efforts at Penicuik Park as they move to pastures new.

Watson moves onto League 1 side Edinburgh City having spent three years with the Cuikie, establishing himself as a key midfielder since joining from Gala Fairydean Rovers in 2019. He made 75 appearances and bagged seven goals, showing a remarkable ability for last-minute winners last season, with three coming against Blackburn United, Hill of Beath Hawthorn and Musselburgh Athletic.

Another making the move to Edinburgh City, Reid leaves as Penicuik’s top scorer with 26 goals in all competitions having made 46 appearances over his two years after joining from Spartans.

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Joining on loan from Spartans last summer, Dawson helped himself to 11 goals in 38 apperances during his stint at Penicuik Park, including doubles in wins against Hawick Royal Albert United, Whitehill Welfare and Crossgates Primrose. He has been made available for transfer by Spartans.

Having originally joined Penicuik in the summer of 2017 after seven years at Arniston Rangers, the man affectionally known as 'Lumbo' has enjoyed two spells at Penicuik Park, becoming a firm fan favourite after 38 goals and 37 assists in 108 appearances, helping the club to both the East of Scotland Cup in 2018 and the East of Scotland Conference A in 2019.

Making the short term switch on loan from Falkirk in February, Weekes made his debut against Blackburn United and went on to appear 12 times, scoring twice in Cuickie’s final three matches of the season against Camelon Juniors and Crossgates Primrose.

Goalkeeper Robertson has been a popular figure around the club since his initial stint with us in the 2018/19 season before returning full-time last campaign, keeping four clean sheets over ten games in his two spells.