Four Border Amateur Football Association B division fixtures yield 29 goals between them
Victory at Wilton Lodge Park would have seen Duns pull away from second-placed title challengers Langlee Amateurs as they weren’t playing at the weekend.
That looked a likely outcome after full-back Alan Jess put the visitors in front with a 20-yard shot past home goalkeeper Phil Smith 17 minutes in.
Evan Alexander equalised for Waverley straight from the restart, however, and Jordan Yardley headed in a winner with five minutes to go despite the hosts being a man down by that point, Smith having been sent off on 78 minutes for handling the ball outside his area.
Duns retain pole position, with 21 points from nine fixtures, one ahead of Langlee and third-placed Greenlaw, the former having a game in hand and the latter having played two more.
Waverley, now on 16 points from ten fixtures, move up two league places to fourth.
Only one other A division fixture went ahead on Saturday, a 3-1 win for seventh-placed Chirnside United at home to fifth-placed Langholm Legion.
Four B division fixtures were also played, yielding 29 goals between them, along with three South of Scotland Amateur Cup first-round ties postponed from the Saturday before.
The former were a 6-1 thumping for Selkirk Victoria at Ancrum, an even bigger battering – by 8-0 – for Gala Hotspur at Eyemouth United Amateurs, a 5-0 win for Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs at Lauder and a 5-4 defeat for Kelso Thistle at Berwick’s Highfields United.
Those results leave Highfields at the top of the table, on 27 points from 12 fixtures; Eyemouth second, on 24 from ten; Kelso sixth, on 16 from 11; Ancrum seventh, on 15 from nine; Fairydean’s ammies eighth, on 15 from ten; Lauder ninth, on nine from ten; Hotspur tenth, on seven from eight; and Vics bottom, with four from ten.
Ancrum’s scorers were Euan Armstrong with two, Sean Clarke, Ross MacKay, Kieran Fleming and Cameron Fisher.
On target for Eyemouth were James Paxton, Connor Lough and Stefan Kennedy at the double, plus Modestas Zilaitis and Mark Walters.
Kai Macrae twice, Reegan Stisi, Allan Marr and Mikey Graham scored for Fairydean.
Kelso’s scorers were Shane Bonnington, Ewan Hutchison, Micky Pattinson and Luke McKinlay.
The three cup ties played were wins by 3-1 for Tweeddale Rovers at home to Biggar United and 3-2 for Greenlaw at Tweedmouth Amateurs and an 8-0 knockout for Earlston Rhymers at East Lothian’s West Barns Star.
Rovers’ scorers were Scott Inglis at the double and Connor Thorburn.
Kai Robertson, Cammy Falconer and William Smillie netted for Greenlaw.
This coming Saturday’s fixture card consists of three A division games – Duns and Tweeddale hosting Hawick Legion and Newtown respectively and Chirnside away to Langholm, all 2pm kick-offs – plus four in the B division and seven Scottish Amateur Cup second-round ties featuring Borders sides. For details, go to https://www.borderamateurfa.co.uk/