Despite not having had a game for three months Duns put in a battling performance against Tynecastle at Riccarton on Saturday.
Duns started well and aftrer five minutes a great long ball down the left by Mark Weatherburn found Michael Robinson who shot flshed across goal.
However, six minutes later Tynecastle were awarded a very soft penalty with Stuart Adams converting.
Just two minutes later it was 2-0 ahead following a breakaway on the left.
Duns failed to let their heads dropped and battle hard and got back into the game on the half hour mark when Kieran Lee played a neat one two with Michael Robinson before debutant Jake Rutherford placed the ball beyond the home keeper to make it 2-1.
With the temperature dropping the second half kicked of under darkenin skies with Duns showing considerable confidence and passing the ball around rather nicely.
Michael Robinson had a great chance to level the scores from what looked like an offside position but he shot wide of the mark.
In the 58th minute a tiring Dougie Brydon was withdrawn to be replaced by Wooler lad Luke Strangeways. Maybe the lad was still warming up but only four minutes later he was presented with a free header close on goal but put the effort over.
Tynecastle wrapped up the points the 71st minute with a shot high into the net, a goal which in fairness did not seriously reflect the runb of play at this stage.
In the last minute of play Daniel Pattenden had a great effort on goal well saved which epitomised the Duns spirit from the whole afternoon.
Those from Berwickshire were disappointed with the result but not the performance. After a lay off of more than three months rustiness was expected but not in evidence.
Debutant Jake Rutherford showed up well on his first outing for the club but in truth nobody in Duns colours disappointed in a gutsy performance which at times was against 12 men.
Duns: Robertson, Weatherburn, Walker, McHoul, Windram, D. Brydon (Strangeways 58), Lee, Chisholm, Robinson, Rutherford, Pattenden.