Substitutes give Craigroyston victory over battling Dingers with two late goals

Craigroyston 2 Duns 0 DESPITE The home side dominating possession for much of the match, staunch defending and a fine performance by Duns keeper Scott Lumsden meant it wasn’t until the closing minutes that Craigroyston eventually got the goals to earned them victory.

Craigroyston started brightly playing against a strong wind, and Errol Douglas saw a shot blocked in the opening minutes before the Conor Devaney went close for Duns when he sent a shot wide of the Craigie goal although this was a rare attempt on goal by the visitors.

It was keeper Lumsden who then took centre stage with a string of fine saves to deny Craigroyston.

Paul Lynch was the first to test hime, and the keeper was soon in action again to thwart Hendrie before producing an excellent save from Douglas pushing his shot onto the crossbar but he should have been beaten when Lynch set up John Dunn but he shot over when well placed as the first half ended goalless.

After the interval Craigie started in the same manner. They were left cursing their luck minutes later when a Lynch cross was turned past Lumsden by his own defender but an offside flag cut short their celebrations.

Duns had rarely threatened Stuart Burnside in the Craigie goal, and his main danger was hypothermia but they did come close in a rare attack when young Regan Graham shot just over.

Craigie were soon pressing again, and it was substitute Stevie Moncur who broke the deadlock seven minutes from time when he controlled a Dunn cross, and shot low past Lumsden but they were almost shocked by an equaliser minutes later when a Johnny Waugh header beat Burnside but also missed the target.

The points were sealed in injury time when Moncur and fellow sub Tinashe Mukundwa combined to set up Hendrie who beat Lumsden.

Duns: Lumsden, Burns, A. Renton, Stewart, G. Renton, Douglas, Weatherburn, Lee, Waugh, Devaney, Graham. Subs: Oliver, Trickett.