Duns 0, Whitehill Welfare 6: On-form Whitehill Welfare made it four wins in a row rattling in six goals against a much depleted Duns side.
The Dingers were without no less than six regulars. They gave a debut to new signing Luke Turner from Chirnside and had two 17-year-olds on the bench, but, to their credit, kept the ball down and tried to play flowing football in blustery conditions.
It was Duns who tested out the keeper in the early stages when Weatherburn broke clear, but he shot directly at the keeper.
Whitehill were soon on top and on 18 minutes Wayne McIntosh buried a low strike to open the scoring. His strike partner, Aaron Somerville, despatched a Robertson through ball to make it 2-0 at the break.
McIntosh rounded Scott Lumsden in the home goal for his second of the game before Somerville made it 4-0 after 70 minutes. Three minutes later, the two combined and Somerville grabbed his hat-trick before Steven Manson completed the scoring in the closing stages.
Duns had chances to reduce the leeway through Weatherburn and Gary Waddell, but again were foiled by the Whitehill keeper.
Hopefully the Duns casualty list declines before their South Regional Cup tie against Edinburgh University on Saturday.
Duns: Lumsden, Burns, A. Renton, Stewart, G. Renton, Douglas, Waddell, D. Chisholm, Wetherburn, Brydon, Turner. Subs: Boucher, Whellans, Oliver.