Sunday saw Monifieth Blues playing an away fixture against a very well organised Penicuik side. This was the first Scottish cup fixture for most of the team and it was played in a very sporting manner. Early on both teams were evenly matched with some strong tackles going in from both sides.
On their first attack Penicuik were stopped by a fine tackle by Christie who won the tackle and then set up a Monifieth attack. Holly linked well with Neve and this allowed one of the few Monifieth fist half attacks. Katie played well at right back and started several moves for Monifieth on the right wing. Michelle worked tirelessly up front never letting their defence settle and gave the Penicuik full back lots of trouble all game. In the second half Leah took control of the left back position and put in a fine display winning the ball and passing the ball to Christie. Holly running quickly down right hand win put in a through ball to Jessica who then put a pass to Kyna. With only the goal keeper to beat released a fine shot. The goal keeper guessed the correct way and produced a fine save.
Mention must also go to Roxanne who produced a series of fine and brave saves. One in particular diving at the feet of Penicuik's top striker was extremely brave. Penicuik were the better side and had scored several good goals. With only a couple of minutes to go Neve got control of the ball 5 metres inside her own half. Looking up she saw that the Penicuik goalkeeper was off her line. Neve then had a beautiful shot from fully 40m which had the goalkeeper back peddling. The ball was going into the top left hand corner. A finger tip save pushed the ball onto the top of the bar over.
Thanks must go to Penicuik for their kind hospitality and we wish them well in the next round of the Scottish Cup