Eyemouth United 2-6 Duns

Dougie Brydon made a welcome return  to action for Duns when he came off ther bench.
Dougie Brydon made a welcome return to action for Duns when he came off ther bench.

Michael Robinson scored a hat-trick as Duns raced to their biggest win of the season when they took the derby spoils in this East of Scotland League derby at Warner Park.

As is often the case in derby matches, this was a scrappy affair, but nevertheless there was still plenty of passion, as one would expect from these two sides.

The first 20 minutes saws the teams evenly matched as they probed and prodded.

Half chances were created at both ends, but it wasn’t until the 24th minute that Duns managed to break the deadlock when Michael Robinson found the net with a perfectly placed shot from 25 yards, which cracked in off a post.

Duns then had chances to extend their advantage, but they failed to take them, and it was Eyemouth who drew level from the penalty spot just four minutes before half-time.

Goalkeeper Tansey was then forced into making a good save as the teams went into the break level at 1-1.

But within 30 seconds of the restart, Robinson scored again to put Duns back in front and when Gary Wales added a third after 57 minutes the visitors had some breathing space.

The Fishermen weren’t for lying down, however, and within two minutes they had pulled a goal back to make it 2-3.

The home side were still very much in the game, but Robinson completed his hat-trick after 81 minutes to open up a two-goal gap again and when Wales added his second and Duns’ fifth two minutes after that the Dingers were well on their way to victory.

The scoring was completed when Gary Waddell added a sixth in the 90th minute.

Another pleasing aspect for Duns was the fact that former Berwick Rangers central defender Douglas Brydon, who has spent most of the season recovering from surgery, made a late appearance as a substitute, which is good news for both player and club.