With the first half under way it would be the home side to play up the slope of the pitch.
The first effort would fall to Dunipace after only a matter of 60 seconds when Mick Cullen found himself in unfamiliar territory to cut in from the right, shifting the ball on to his left catching the goalkeeper off his line from 30 yards. The Keeper did well to get his hands on the ball to turn out for a corner.
The home side would have a go of their own on 8 minutes when a floated ball over the Dunipace back line caught them on the back foot allowing the Johnstone striker to fire a half volley from 15 yards but effort was straight at the hands of goalkeeper Steven Mather.
Dunipace's determination would soon pay off on the half hour mark when Mark Batchelor's effort from the edge of the penalty area was deflected low past the goalkeeper by a back tracking defender.
With the second half under way it would see a better performance from the away side which would cause problems for the Burgh who could not cope with Dunipace's pace on the ball.
A typical Richie Kirwin run down the left hand side on 58 minutes saw his cross pick out Wayne Meikle at the back post to out jump his marker to head just over. Mark Batchelor would come close just after the hour mark when getting on the end of a through ball but seeing him clear through but ball was nipped away while pulling the trigger.
Batchelor would take his chance soon after, with a build up of good passing play through the middle of the pitch, he would get his strike away low past the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area. It would be a second (third?) for Batchelor when he cut in from the right to unleash his strike from 25 yards finding the top corner leaving the goalkeeper rooted to the spot.
After a period of immense pressure by the home side, they would grab a late conciliation on 82 minutes when awarded a free kick near the edge of the penalty area. With the ball whipped in from the left, it saw a Johnstone player show some creativity with a disguised run across the face of the Dunipace goalkeeper allowing the ball to play straight through in at the back post.