Duns v Burntisland Shipyard

2.30pm  22 March 2014

East of Scotland League, Division One
Duns 0 Burntisland Shipyard 2 (att 37)

Duns' penultimate home game of the season, and so also the penultimate match at their current home ground at Berwickshire High School, before they move across the road to a new site for 2014/15.

A pitch in an exposed playing field at the back of a school, on the western fringes of Duns, isn't one of Scottish football's more memorable venues, but I don't often visit the Borders and the scenic journey made up for the basic facilities.

The club's more traditional former home is in fact a couple of miles away in Gavinton, where their reserves play in the North Northumberland League. I can't think of another club that operates teams in both Scottish and English football.

Duns is just in Scotland though, and the club is a recent addition to the senior ranks in the East of Scotland League. Officials work hard to turn the venue into a football ground, with dugouts, a rope around the pitch, a decent programme (today's issue was from last month's postponed fixture) and a refreshments hut.

On the pitch it's been a bit of struggle this season, and this defeat allowed previously bottom Burntisland to climb above the hosts. The visitors scored a goal in each half, and deserved their win, although it wasn't the most exciting of encounters.

Duns FC in a larger map

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