Selkirk Youth Club storm to title

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RACING to the final of the Walker Groundworks Kelso Harlequins Sevens, without conceding a point in their first three games, underlined the wonderful grasp that Selkirk Youth Club have on the short version of the game.

They charged to the final of the Quins tournament, overcoming Langholm Colts, Gala Wanderers and Melrose Colts on the way. The final saw them repeat their fine form by overpowering a gallant home team for a second win in the Semi-Junior Spring circuit.

There were some exciting ties with Selkirk v Gala Wands and Jed Thistle v Kelso Quins being the pick. The title-holders, Tynedale- came up short in their second round tie against Melrose Colts.

The player of the tournament was in the Youth Club side, Callum McEwan although there were several others who could have been give the award.

Selkirk Youth Club: Josh Welsh, Lewis McLellan, Ross Purves, Connell Greive, Thomas Penman, Callum McEwan, Keiran Monks, James Hawkie, Scott McLymont, Jack Elliot.

Results

First round: Gala Wanderers 27 Kelso Harlequins B 7; Selkirk YC 55 Langholm Colts 0; Melrose Wasps 19 Hawick Wanderers 12; Currie Colts 14 Tynedale Colts 25; Peebles Colts 0 Hawick PSA 22; Duns Colts 43 Presidents VII 0; Berwick Colts 5 Kelso Harlequins A 31; Haddington Colts 0 Jed Thistle 47.

Second round: Gala Wanderers 0 Selkirk YC 22; Melrose Wasps 31 Tynedale Colts 10; Hawick PSA 29 Duns Colts 14; Kelso Harlequins 21 Jed Thistle 12.

Semi-finals: Selkirk YC 33 Melrose wasps 0; Hawick PSA 12 Kelso Harlequins 26.

Final: Selkirk YC 60 Kelso Harlequins 10.