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Duns Football Club

Burns double not enough for Duns

Duns welcomed St Boswells to New Hawthorn Park with both teams still looking to put together a run of results and see some movement from the bottom of the table.

The first half was a slow start for both teams, with the bulk of the game played in the middle of the park which saw very few chances although St Boswells had the most of the possession.

The first meaningful attack brought the first goal. St Boswells had an attack snuffed out in the corner, the ball was passed into the box by Duns which saw a heavy touch from the defender which the Boswells striker pounced on. The defenders tackle was judge to be to hard for the referee who awarded a penalty.
The Boswells striker fired the penalty low and hard to the left giving the Duns keeper no chance with the penalty.

As with most games this season going 1 nil down spurred the home side into action. The next 10 – 15 mins saw Duns have their own spell with possession creating a few chance but now good enough to trouble the keeper to much.
Duns continued to press and got their equaliser just past the half hour mark. Renton jumped the highest to get himself onto a spoor corner which he nodded down to the feet of Burns who fired high into the the top of the net.

Not to be outdone St Boswells edged their selves in front with a corner of their own 10 mins later, a floated corner managed to evade both keeper and defender and was nodded in at the back post. Boswells held on to the one goal lead into the the second half.

HT Duns 1 – St Boswells 2

Barely 5 mins had gone in the second half when Duns thought they had the equaliser. A long kick from the Duns Keeper was flicked threw to Burns who flicked it over the keeper only to turn and see the referee chalk it off for offside.
Burns didn’t have to wait long for his second in his first game in almost 3 years. 5 mins later Brydon’s first contribution was an in swinging corner which found Burns unmarked to nod in at the front post and level the game up.

Duns fought hard to be the team to notch up the 3rd goal of the game and they came the closest minutes later when a well hit shot from Robertson was tipped past the post by the Boswells keeper. With Duns piling on the pressure it ended up being St Boswells who scored the 3rd goal of the game.
A square ball into the box left the Boswells striker 1 on 1 with the duns keeper. The strikers first attempt was well blocked by the keeper only for it to fall back to the strikers feet who tapped it in to the empty net.

Duns and Boswells both traded chances for the remainder of the game and Duns were awarded their only penalty in the dying seconds. Spoor stepped up to try and seal the draw for the home side only to see his fired penalty rebound of the bar in what would be the last kick of the game.