In Tuesday night’s East of Scotland Qualifying Cup matches Duns suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hand of Borders rivals Hawick Royal Albert.
Duns fielded a reshuffled team for the game at The Berwickshire High School and found themselves two goals down after just 17 minutes.
However, the young Dingers got back into the game through a well taken goal by Keiran Lee before the interval.
Duns paid the penalty for a lack of strike power up front and missed several chances.
Hawick took full advantage and went on to add three more goals, two of them from the penalty spot.
The Royalists had two players sent off late in the game and Duns reduced the deficit with a late goal from James Brydon but it was a case of too little too late.
Eyemouth United continued to give value for money in their 4-6 Qualifying Cup loss against Tynecastle.
Coming off a heavy defeat to Lothian Thistle HV, things looked bleak for the fishermen again as they went two goals down early in the first half, Tynecastle capitalising on weak backpasses and a defence still getting to know each other.
The fightback started almost immediately, with first Kyle and then Coyle netting for the home team. Eyemouth then dragged themselves in front through Stevie Shennan.
But the effort must have been immense, as the Fishermen found themselves on the end of a sucker-punch, going into half-time at 3-3.
In the second period, Tynecastle converted a penalty that was cancelled out by a neat Shennan lob, before two late goals for the visitors sealed the game.