Duns through to semis

Duns Ams3

Greenlaw 0

Duns progressed to the semi-finals of the South Cup in front of a 150-strong crowd with victory over a young Greenlaw side on a very heavy Gavinton park.

Duns started well, breaking the deadlock inside five minutes when J Brydon got to the byeline and cut the ball back for B Chisholm to finish from close range.

Duns controlled large spells of the half, but were unable to really test Catlin in the Greenlaw goal.

The home side then found themselves under the cosh for the last 10-15 minutes of the half, and Greenlaw were unlucky not to go in level at the break after Smith beat the offside trap and found himself one on one with Lumsden, but he fired straight at the Duns keeper.

Duns came out strong for the second half and A Douglas was unlucky to see his effort from the edge of the area clip the top of the bar.

However, it wasn’t long before Duns did double their advantage when Catlin failed to grasp a cross from the right, and the ball fell to J Lackenby who, with his back to goal, clipped the ball over Catlin and a couple of defenders on the line.

Lackenby then got his second of the day when he was sent down the left and cut in to chip Catlin from 20 yards to all but kill off a very spirited Greenlaw side who fought to the end, and with better finishing could have got a consolation goal late on. But the efforts they created were all comfortably dealt with by Lumsden, and Duns ran out worthy winners.

Duns now face Carnwath in the semi-final, which is pencilled in for Saturday, April 9 at Victoria Park in Innerleithen.