Depleted Dingers side concedes early goals as Easthosues take full advantage

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Four goals in the opening half hour saw Easthouses race to a comfortable victory over Duns on Saturday.

The Dingers had no less than seven players out either injured or suspended so it was always going to be an uphill struggle for them.

However, Duns almost took the lead in the very first minute of the game when 16-year-old Regan Graham saw his header go inches over and two minutes later Gary Renton should have done better with another header which was just wide of the mark.

Eatshouses then took control of the game using their big 6’ 5” striker to the best advantage. They opened the scoring with their first attack of the game when the ball was cut inside and hammered home.

It was soon 2-0 to the vistors when a long ball caught out the Duns defence and was stroked past keeper Lumsden.

The third Easthouses goal camne from a defensive error and minutes later they made it 4-0 following a corner.

Thirty minutes gone and four goals down may teams would have just buckled but to their credit the youthful home side kept at it and they were rewarded before the interval when a shot was fumbled by the Easthouses keeper and Aiden Lauder pounced to crack the loose ball into the net.

There was a much improved showing from Duns in the second half but they conceded a fifth goal when another ball over the top of the defence was misjudged by keeper Lumsden and the Easthouses striker nipped in to score.

Duns pulled a goal back when Aiden Lauder broke clear. His initial effort came back off the post but despite being on the ground he somehow managed to head home the rebound.

Easthouses were now content to hold onto their lead and shut up shop and there was no way through for Duns.

Duns: Lumsden, Leslie, G. Renton, Burns, Cornish (Oliver), Lee, Douglas, Graham, Waddell (B. Chisholm), Weatherburn, Lauder. Sub not used - Bouchier.