Duns leave it late to see off Burntisland

Duns 4, Burnisland Shipyard 2: Duns made an impressive start to their East of Scotland League Cup campaign with a strong second half performance to see off Burntisland.

Both teams contributed to a grand spectacle in the first half, with several chances created.

Burntisland, newly accepted to the league, scored first, with a free header from a corner, in their first attack.

Duns rallied and equalised through a smart Bruce Chisholm volley from 15 yards out after half an hour.

Things then took a turn for the absurd as the sides traded soft penalties.

On 35 minutes, John Robertson was brought down by the Shipyard keeper, and Davenney stepped up to convert the spot kick.

But Duns couldn’t make it to half time, as Ryan Burns conceded a penalty just before the whistle was to blow.

Scott Lumsden in goal was sent the wrong way, and the sides went in equal at the break.

The second half was a much tighter affair. and it looked for a long time as though each team had done enough for a draw and no more.

But after a stronger finish, Duns won out. After a period of see-sawing, end-to-end play, that brought good saves from both keepers, Des Chisholm grabbed the lead with ten minutes to go. Good work from James Brydon, on as a substitue, had unlocked the Shipyard defence.

From there Duns could control the remainder of the game, and with the oppposition chasing, they were bale to add another just before the final whistle, when interplay between Lauder and Burns supplied Devanney for a tap-in at the back post.

The Dingers should now be full of confidence for their trip to Edinburgh City this weekend.

Duns: Lumsden, Stewart, A. Renton, Burns, G. Renton, Davenney, Waddell, D. Chisholm, B. Chisholm, Robertson, Lackenby. Subs used: Brydon, Lauder, Lee.