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Duns Football Club

Duns U14’s 4 -1 Kelso U14’s

Duns went into this game with two significant changes. First their new away strips, although playing at home the boys could not wait to try out their resplendent royal blue kit which have been very generously sponsored by Threebrand Design Limited and J Aitchison (Duns) Ltd. Secondly, and more importantly, a change to their formation.

Coaches, Stevie Baxter and Daz Short, re-jigged the midfield and back four which obviously worked wonders as Duns confidently won 4-1.

Duns dominated most of the game apart from two spells. One, in the first few minutes when Kelso scored. The second, midway through the second third, when they commanded the midfield to allow them to attack for a good five minutes. Thankfully for Duns, to avail, as they failed to get near a goal scoring opportunity.

The first third seen Duns take control of the midfield, especially Bill Prentice who kept constantly feeding balls through to Jonathan Fortune-Smith and Jamie Whitehead up front. Kelso’s keeper and strong defence kept them at bay until Jonathan Fortune-Smith slotted one home for the home side to make the score 1-1. After opening their account Duns kept pressuring Kelso’s stout defence with various shots hitting the posts, crossbar and the goal keeper making fine saves. The later into the third Ewan Taylor broke through with some fancy footwork, looked up to see the keeper off his line and chipped him
to for Duns to go 2-1 up.

The second third seen Duns go on the attached right from the whistle with Billy Short and Kieran Baxter driving the ball up the wings and opening up the Kelso defence to allow them to cross some fantastic balls into the danger zone with near misses from a number of the Duns squad. The Robert Cooper
came on as sub and made an impact almost instantly with two great shots only to be denied by the post and the goal keeper. It wasn’t long before this sustained attack was too much for Kelso and Robert scored the third goal

However, as Kelso got a new lease of life and determination they started dominate the game with constant attacks for the next 10 minutes. Although, they had few near misses, this is where Duns strong and sold defence came into their own. The back four, although great throughout the whole game, played amazing. Eugene Stokes, Kyle Coollage and Fergus Murray tackled, challenged and chased down the ball to make sure Kelso did not break through.