After a good first half, Haddington shipped four second half goals to exit the Football Nation Cup at Penicuik last Saturday. Injuries, suspension and holidays limited manager Joe Hamill’s options with Hamill himself confined to the sidelines after picking up an injury in the midweek victory over Dalkeith. The Hi Hi’s took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to the quick thinking Shaun Hill who, when lining up a 30 yard free kick, spotted the goalkeeper off his line and promptly sent the ball over his head and into the net. Penicuik picked up the the pace and Barr equalised six minutes later. A good run from Andy Jones left Tufail with a good chance on front of goal but he fluffed his lines when a goal looked certain. Penicuik were the stronger side in the second half and they moved ahead in the 57th minute. Jones looked set to equalise when he was sent through but the goalkeeper managed to block his shot. Midway through the half former Hi Hi Andy Forbes was presented with an easy chance and put his side 3 1 up. Cropley hit the bar for the visitors but Penicuik fully exploited gaps in the Haddington defence as they pushed forward and ran out comfortable winners by five goals to one.
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