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Duns Football Club

Duns advance in the South Cup

Duns travelled to Carnwath in the South Cup yesterday hoping to continue their impressive start to the season.

They were faced with a very decent and experienced Carnwath side.
However it was Duns that started very brightly and within 5 minutes Robertson broke clear down the left firing a ball across the face of the goal.

With Fraser Bunyan poised to score from close range the Carnwath centre back tried to clear but instead turned it into his own net.

It took Duns just 14 minutes to double their lead with Keiran Swinney, Dylan Patterson and Stewart Liddell playing some lovely football in the Duns midfield, this lead to some good Duns possession followed by a through ball playing in Robertson who calmly slotted the ball beyond the keeper.

Carnwath then responded well and began to pressurise the Duns defence leading to them catching Duns on the counter attack and their striker finished well passed stand in keeper Stuart Anderson.

With 27 mins on the clock Liam Demarco was brought down 30 yards from goal, Robertson stepped up and struck a sublime free kick into the top corner for his second and Duns’s 3rd of the afternoon.

Again Carnwath responded and scored an almost carbon copy of their first goal catching he Duns defence off guard and finishing well to make it 3-2.

With half time approaching Spoor and Robertson continued to cause the Carnwath back line all sorts of problems and some good play from Swinney allowed him to chip a ball into Spoor whose first time finish gave the keeper no chance.

Duns went into half time with a 4 -2 lead. The second half was a very one sided affair with Carnwath struggling to deal with the fitness of the young Duns side, debutant Matt Patterson was introduced for Duns along with Ponton, Hutchison, Taylor and Short.

The youngsters made a great impact and created numerous chances, some of which should have been dispatched to put the game well out of reach of the home side.

Duns weren’t finished the scoring yet though, Ponton was chopped down on the edge of the area and Robertson once again fired a lovely free kick passed the Keeper to seal the Duns win as well as his hatrick.

A fantastic result for Duns against a very capable Carnwath side, leading to a great bus trip home for players and committee members who made the trip to Lanarkshire.

Special thanks goes to Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd & KS Electrics for kindly sponsoring our new warm up & training gear.