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Duns Football Club

Dingers need extra time to secure place in the semis

It was a local derby as Duns travelled down the road to Kelso for their Walls Cup Quarter final game, fielding an even younger squad that last week.

Duns were the slowest out the gate and found themselves a goal down after just 6 mins when the Kelso winger crossed through a packed box missed by everyone except the Kelso striker who side footed it into the far past leaving the keeper no chance.

Playing on a bumpy pitch Duns had to dig deep to get themselves back into the game.
With few chances of note Duns got onto the score sheet through Robertson, who latched onto a cross form the wing, firing low and hard past the Kelso keeper.

Half Time 1 – 1

Duns were determined to start the second half how they should have started the first. Barely 2 mins of the second half were gone when Duns were awarded a corner.
An in swinging cross from Hutchison was headed home by elder statesman Keenan to edge Duns into the lead.

The second half was mostly a scrappy affair with both teams trying to play football despite the bumpy pitch.

With 10 mins to go and Duns looking like they would see the game out, they were reduced to 10 men when Spoor was sent off.
Kelso capitalised on the extra man and scored at the back post from the resulting free kick.

With time ticking down Duns began to press looking for a goal to save themselves extra time and had the perfect chance when substitute Feeney was brought down in the box and Duns were awarded a penalty.
Penalty duties fell to Robertson, stepping up and side footing it to the keepers left unfortunately for Duns the keeper was equal to it diving quick enough to safe the penalty.

Full Time 2 – 2

Duns got off the worst possible start in extra time, a free kick from the corner of the box found one of 2 unmarked Kelso who headed past the the Duns keeper.

Riach in the Duns goal was on his toes with a couple of great saves to keep Duns in the game
Duns were to get the equaliser right at half time of extra time.
Hutchison capped off a good performance when he found himself at the back post unmarked and got himself on the end of a cross knocking the ball into the net with his knee.

Extra Time HT 3 – 3

The second half of extra time was a tense affair with both teams wanting the winner but were cautious in attack for fear of conceding the winner.

Duns were award a free kick 20 yards out with 5 mins to play. Duns packed the box and Ponton’s cross come shot from the free kick was missed by everyone including the Kelso keeper who saw the ball bounce past him.

Duns held fast to see the last 5 mins of the game out without any problems.

Full Time AET Kelso 3 – Duns 4

A hard fought game and a good bit of character building for the young lads was enough to see Duns progress to the Semi Final of the Walls Cup where they will now face an away trip to Langholm Legion