Duns 0-4 Easthouses Lily

Duns 0 Easthouses 4
Duns 0 Easthouses 4

Duns were unable to build on their comeback win against Eyemouth last week after they were well beaten at home by promotion-chasing Easthouses Lily.

The visitors arrived as the only unbeaten side in the league but that didn’t seem to faze the Dingers as they created a number of early chances to go in front.

Duns v Easthouses Lily

Duns v Easthouses Lily

Martyn Tait had the clearest opportunity but he missed an open goal and Easthouses responded by going up the other end and scoring the opener which completely changed the dynamic of the game.

The visitors then dominated the remainder of the first half but with the score at 0-1 at half time, a strong second half performance could easily have seen+ Duns work their way back into the match.

However, it wasn’t to be the case as errors crept into the Duns side, with the visitors scoring another three times as the match ended 0-4.

The second goal came from a missed challenge, a cross and a strike from close range, the third and fourth coming as a result of Duns pressing forward, chasing the game and being caught on the break.

Afterwards, manager Carl Hudson said: “There was an element of controversy about the opening goal as Mark Weatherburn was wiped out and suffered a broken nose as a result of a challenge.

“Easthouses closed us down well, but we had too many players who had an off day.

“Unfortunately, we seem to be suffering from a lack of consistency at the moment - it seems like two steps forward and three backwards at times.

“After last week against Eyemouth when we came back to win I was looking for the same again, but for one reason or another it just didn’t happen.”

The defeat leaves the Dingers rooted to the bottom of the Division One table with six league games left to play.

Duns: Mason, Weatherburn, Walker, R Burns, McHoul, Brydon, Lee (Sherry), Tait, Shennan, MacGregor, Chisholm.

Meanwhile, Duns defender Michael Stewart has returned to light training following the broken ankle which ruled him out at the start of the season.

Manager Carl Hudson said he was ‘delighted’ to have Stewart back training again, and he would be keeping an eye on his progress over the coming weeks.

Hudson says he will be doing his best to curb Stewart’s understandable enthusiasm to get back to full fitness. “We want him back fit and strong and if that takes a bit longer then so be it,” he said.