Duns found themselves on the receiving end when they travelled to Edinburgh to face Leith on Saturday.
The Dingers found themselves a goal down after eight minutes, and in a first half of missed chances for both sides Leith scored a second in 43 minutes to go in 2-0 at half time.
The start of the second half saw Duns start the brighter and a deserved goal from Steve Shennan made the score 2-1.
The Berwickshire side had most of the play and were pushing for an equaliser when disaster struck in the last nine minutes, conceding three goals.
Number three for Leith came when the Dingers gave the ball to their opponents from a throw in.
The fourth was a soft penalty awarded when, again Duns had possession, with a corner kick being cleared from the Leith penalty area resulting in a break upfield.
And Leith’s fifth came from a well worked move in the final minute, which put the seal on their victory.
Although defeated 5-1 the score flattered Leith, with the Dingers discovering that you get punished making mistakes.
Manager Carl Hudson says he is not too disheartened, but stresses that the team needs to remain focused in the games ahead if they want to make an impression this season.
Next week it is back to league business when Duns travel to Burntisland.
Duns: P Tansy, M Weatherburn, L Walker, S McCoull, J Ainslie, J Brydon, M Stewart, S McGregor (K Lee), D Chisholm, S Shennan, G Waddell.