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Duns Football Club

Duns 1-2 Heriot Watt University

On a bitterly cold evening at New Hawthorn Park Duns succumbed to a University side who on the night were quite simply better. Credit where it’s due, as painful as it was, but we lost to a better side on the night.

On an evening more suited to November than almost May the Dingers started brightly, unlike the weather, going ahead very early courtesy of a superb Dougie Brydon header in the six yard box. The returning defender rose way above everyone to power his header beyond the visiting keeper.  After that Duns seemed to settle without further threat and in a relatively rare early Watt attack Brydon was required to return to his defending duties when with half an hour gone he made a superb tackle inside the 18 yard box to thwart a marauding student attacker in his tracks.

However the tide was visibly turning and with 38 minutes gone the visitors were awarded a direct free kick about 8 yards out with their man successfully putting his effort beyond a fairly inconsequential wall and Paul Tansey to pull things level.

Half time Duns 1-1 Heriot Watt

The second period commenced and with only seven minutes gone Conor Devaney was forced to leave the field being replaced by big George Windram. The Watt were now clearly the ascendant side and during a period of pressure it was substitute Windram who  with 77 minutes gone gave away a penalty which was successfully converted to put the students ahead.

The game ran its course with Duns re asserting themselves briefly but the score remained unchanged giving Heriot Watt a hugely important three points, and with Peebles winning their home fixture against Ormiston and the league, big well done to them, the victory certainly puts them into a strong position in the run in.

Line up  Tansey Burns Weatherburn McHoul D Brydon Chisholm Wales Devaney (Windram 52) Shennan Lauder (Robinson 63) Stewart

Referee Scott Miller

Attendance 50