Duns were the subjected to a thrashing at the hands of Burntisland Shipyard at New Hawthorn Park.
This was Burntisland’s biggest recorded victory in the East Of Scotland League.
At half time, with the conditions very wet and windy, the score was tied at one each. Burntisland banged in seven goals in the second half and if it had not been for poor Paul Tansy in the Duns goal then it would probably have been double figures.
Burntisland took the lead at the third attempt on goal. Heroic keeper Tansey kept out multiple attempts made by the visitors but Ethan Anderson was on hand to nod the ball home from close range.
Duns got back on level terms in the 25th minute when a Mushet punched clearance was met by the head of leaping Jordan Lauder, who carefully guided the ball into the net. Dougie Brydon was then sent off for his reaction to a strong challenge on him, making it an uphill battle for Duns.
The task ahead for Duns was now immense, playing with ten men. Ewan Henderson got on the end of a Smart pass and poked the ball home from around eight yards. Burntisland scored again in the 52nd minute when Anderson got his second, the fourth goal arrived in the 61st minute courtesy of Masson’s right boot.
Duns then collapsed with Walker receiving his second yellow, reducing them to finish the game with nine men. Then Burnisland ran riot with Henderson getting the fifth, Anderson completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute, with Adam Doig and Smart rounded off the demolition. Duns grabbed a late consolation goal via a fine finish from Shennan, lobbing Mushet from 30 yards.
Duns were glad to see the final whistle, signalling a 8-2 thumping at home.
Duns: P. Tansy, J. Ainslie (M. Weatherburn), L. Walker, S. McHoul, G. Windrum, D. Brydon, G. Wales (C. Beesley), J. Brydon, S. Shennan, J. Lauder.