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Duns Football Club

Duns unlucky in Cup Semi

Duns travelled to Stewart Park for their Semi Final tie against Division A Gordon.

Duns couldn’t have asked for a better start to the game taking the lead after 6 mins.
Ponton found himself in space on the right edge of the box, latching onto a bobbling ball to lob the keeper from a tight angle.

It was a tight game for the remainder of the half with Duns creating a the best chances and at the other end coping well with Gordon’s long ball.

Thought of making it to half time with a one goal cushion disappeared 2 mins before half time.
Gordon floated a a corner into the middle of the box, which saw the Gordon defender jump highest in the melee to header down in to an empty net.

The majority of the second half saw the two teams cancel each other out, and it took till the 75th min for the ball to end up in the back of the net.

Burns was brought down in the box for a penalty which he duly dispatched sending the keeper the wrong way to again take the lead.

Duns’ lead was short lived when Gordon got their equaliser. With 10 mins of the game left when a long throw wasn’t dealt with and the Gordon striker was able to win the header looping it over the Duns keeper.

The game finished 2 – 2 and 30 mins more were needed to decided the game.

With changes made for tired legs for both teams, the teams again cancelled themselves out in the first half of Extra Time.

Duns were caught out 3 mins into the second half of Extra Time when Gordon’s Mitchell wasn’t closed down in the middle of the park and found the time and space to rocket a shot from 25 yards out past the Duns keeper who had no chance of stopping it.

Gordon killed the game off 3 mins later when a a through ball split the defence for the striker to curl the ball passed the on rushing keeper.

The young Duns team deserve a lot of credit for the way the battled and tried to play football and should hold their heads high after a good team performance.

Duns would like to wish Gordon and Hawick Waverley all the best in the Final.