Duns 0-1 Berwick Rangers Res

Action from Duns v Berwick Rangers Reserves
Action from Duns v Berwick Rangers Reserves

Berwick Reserves took the spoils when they edged a dour encounter against Duns on Saturday.

The only goal of the game came from Greig Tulloch, who found the net after 60 minutes finishing off a ball over the top from Stephen Anderson.

Unfortunately, Tulloch later had to leave the field, having injured himself in scoring.

Berwick were boosted with the inclusion of Paul Grant in goal - he was ineligible to play for the first team in their cup tie against Culter at the request of Hibs, whilst first team squad player Owen Ronald also made an appearance.

From a spectators’ point of view this one was about as forgettable as they come.

There were only three goal attempts in the first half,

Gary Waddell fired a shot wide in the first and 44th minutes and the visitors forced the home ‘keeper to make a save on 14 minutes.

Duns captain James Brydon was shown a yellow card for what appeared to be a run of the mill foul - this would prove significant later in the game but these were the only incidents of note in a dire first half.

The Dingers, as is often the case, conceded a goal on the hour mark, and 13 minutes later they found themselves down to 10 men when Brydon was shown a second yellow for not retreating from the ball at a free kick.

In reality, the ball was deliberately played against him when he was merely walking away but the referee saw it as a deliberate attempt to block the free kick and gave him his marching orders.

Worse was to follow as Brydon applauded the decision and was shown a second red for his troubles.

Yellow cards were flashed to a variety of players throughout the remainder of the game even though there was hardly a bad tackle from either side.

On the football front the Duns ‘keeper had more to do than his opposite number but the Dingers did have one or two half chances themselves in the final five minutes though never really went close to scoring with any of them.

Duns never really created enough to get anything out of this game but with a bit of luck could have nicked a draw.