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Duns Football Club

KelsoAmateurs 2-4 Duns

Duns kicked off in this quarter final Sanderson Cup tie at Woodside Park Kelso taking the game to their hosts with attacking play in the first ten minutes creating several scoring chances. Top scorer Sean Robertson put his name on the score sheet with a 20 yard strike from a Sean Spoors through ball. Duns continued to attack with several chances and missed opportunities. It was on 32 minutes before Kelso had their first chance at goal and 9 minutes later they equalised with a goal from Nelly who was on hand to pop it into the net from 5 yards when the Duns defence failed to clear on several occasions from a corner kick. The remainder of the half saw play swing from end to end. Half time1.1
3 minutes into the restart Kelso had to make a sub due to injury. Duns themselves made a substitution on 53 minutes with Grant Wilson replacing a tired Stuart Anderson. Most of the attacking play came from the Dingers and again it was on 63 minutes before Kelso had a scoring chance from a corner. Mo ponton was starting to cause problems for the Kelso defence with direct runs and a superb shot on the hour was well saved by the Kelso keeper. On 65 minutes Duns made their second substitution with Ross Hutchison replacing striker Graham Tait. A minute later Ponton was brought down in the box and Robertson duly dispatched to the keepers right. The next six minutes saw Duns add a further two goals, Ponton deservedly getting the third and Robertson completing his hat trick from the spot after being brought down. With 15 minutes remaining Liam Horne replaced Ewan Feeney and Kieron Renton went on for Robertson. On 76 minutes Kelso were gifted their second when Wilson back headed to keeper Phil Smith who with plenty of time and under no threat hesitated and was left clutching at fresh air after Nelly ran and challenged to calmly score his second of the game. A late substitution for Duns saw evergreen Paul Mathewson replace an injured Ponton for the last remaining minutes. A deserved victory although the Dingers make it hard for themselves at times, they travel away to Hawick Legion Rovers in the semi final.