Hot Haddington beat the best of the Borders

hockey players in the under 15 tournament
hockey players in the under 15 tournament
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Earlston hosted an under-15 junior hockey tournament on Sunday, in which six teams turned out to compete in a series of games.

Borders Fjordhus, Haddington and Berwickshire each provided a team, while Kelso showed their strength in depth with three teams competing. The high-standard competition saw each squad containing at least 10 players, with eight taking to the pitch for each game.

Very little divided the teams, with skills, teamwork and sportsmanship in evidence.

The tournament was divided into two pools and Borders Fjordhus and Haddington came out on top of their respective groups.

Kelso C and Berwickshire, runners-up in their pools, played off for third place, with Kelso emerging 2-0 victors.

The final was a very tight affair, with both keepers having a lot of work to do.

With plenty of constructive defending and flair in attack, it made for an exciting game to watch.

With time ticking down, Haddington took advantage of some fine attacking play to score with only two minutes left on the clock.

Fjordhus rallied, and another fine save from the Haddington keeper kept the scoreline at 1-0.

Janet Jack, Borders hockey development officer, thanked Emma Pate, Elena Lunn, Gemma Ross and the other coaches.