PRESTON LODGE 30
With near Arctic conditions in Duns, the Dingers made the short trip up to Preston Lodge for their rearranged league match.
With Preston Lodge sitting second in the table, and still in with an outside chance of the Championship, a tough game was on the cards.
The Dingers could not have got off to a better start as they dominated early possession and within two minutes opened up their account. A great break from stand off Keiran Wilkinson, who popped the ball for Ross Turner to touch down near the posts. Wilkinson added the conversion.
Immediately from the restart Duns struck again with Keiran Wilkinson breaking through and scoring a great try under the posts.
The next ten minutes were all Duns and during this period they should have been awarded a further try when Keiran Wilkinson again broke through only for the match official to bring play back for a Duns knock on when clearly the ball came off a PL player.
This proved to be the break that PL needed as they started to come back into they game. After a period of sustained pressure they touched down in the corner and then quickly added a penalty.
PL opened the second half with all the early pressure and soon opened up the Duns defence for a further score with their winger forcing his way over in the corner.
This gave Preston Lodge a one point advantage, but Duns certainly made a fist of the game keeping out the now resurgent home side with old fashioned graft.
Preston Lodge scored three tries in quick succession to kill off any Duns chances although at the death Duns rallied and battered the Preston Lodge line but were unable to score.
Duns: Neil Graham; Andrew Baxter, Ross Turner, Stuart Thomson and Euan Reed; Keiran Wilkinson and Danny Lamb; Scott McCraw, Cammy Hill, Andrew Connor, Duncan Budge, Scott Turnbull, James Thorburn, Stewart Cockburn and Chris Williamson. The replacements were John Walker, Nathan Chisholm, Stewart Calder and Ian Watson.