Didn’t they do well? Dingers win Forsyth Cup on penalties

Duns second goal to take it to penalties. The Forsyth Cup at Earlston between Duns FC Reserves and Langholm Legion. Duns win on penalties. Duns celebrate after the win.
Duns second goal to take it to penalties. The Forsyth Cup at Earlston between Duns FC Reserves and Langholm Legion. Duns win on penalties. Duns celebrate after the win.

DUNS RESERVES 2

LANGHOLM LEGION 2

(aet – Duns won 4-3 on pens)

Duns Reserves had to come from behind twice during the game and again in the penalty shoot-out to lift the Forsyth Cup at a baking hot Runciman Park, Earlston.

An uneventful first half drew a blank on the scoring front, but only 11 minutes after the resumption, Langholm took the lead.

Duns put on fresh legs with a triple substitution and eventually got the equaliser when Ben Bouchier scored with an overhead kick 10 minutes from time. The Dingers went behind again in the first half of extra time, but in the final minute of the 120, Jamie Lackenby scored with a free kick which went all the way through a ruck of bodies and into the net at the back post, leading to wild celebrations and a penalty shoot-out.

It took seven penalties each to settle it.

Langholm had two spot-kicks saved by Duns keeper Philip Smith and missed the target with two more.

Duns missed with three, but with Steven Burns, Josh Dancaster and Scott Lackenby all hitting the net, it came down to Michael Clark to score to win the cup – and he duly obliged. Langholm were left with the consolation of being presented with the B Division trophy and the knowledge that they will be playing top-flight amateur football next season.