Eyemouth United 0-2 Duns

Duns midfielder Dez Chisholm is thwarted by an Eyemouth United defender during Saturday's Berwickshire derby at warner Park.
Duns midfielder Dez Chisholm is thwarted by an Eyemouth United defender during Saturday's Berwickshire derby at warner Park.

The Fishermen will be a little disappointed not to take something from this game as the Dingers stuttered their way to victory.

Eyemouth had 65% of this game with nothing to show for it ad although Duns were certainly not at their best despite taking all three points. Sean Robertson stood in for regular Duns keeper Paul Tansey and did not have one save to make.

The game started in typical derby fashion with emotions running high. Jordan Lauder opened the scoring for the Dingers with a superbly struck shot from 20 yards which beat the Eyemouth keeper in the top right corner.

Some dubious refereeing decisions caused upset with the Fishermen’s coaching staff resulting in one of them being sent off.

Although a local derby, play stuttered towards half time with the Duns in front by just the solitary goal.

After the restart Eyemouth showed a little more desire than their visitors but chances were few and far between and the Duns defence coped easily with any attacks the home team flung at them.

Duns then made a couple of changes with Keiran Lee Lee replacing Cameron Beasley on the hour with Stevie McHoul coming on for Connor Devaney five minutes later. On the 82nd minute Lee Walker was brought down in the box and Jordan Lauder converting from the resultant penalty to make it 2-0.

Another dubious decision from the referee resulted in the Dingers being reduced to 10 men after Luke Strangeways received a second yellow which was awarded after an Eyemouth player pushed him in the back after a tackle. No free kick was awarded with the incident and it was very harsh decision to say the least.

Duns played out the last six minutes to record a victory in the first league game of the season.