Storming 7s success

MELROSE STORM walked away with the St Boswells Sevens title after an emphatic 45-5 win over Selkirk A last Wednesday night.

The Souters beat the hosts 14-12 in the first round before breezing past Earlston 28-0 in the semi-finals, with Scott Bell in fine form with the boot, nailing six conversions from six.

Storm, including former first team player Callum Johnston, knocked out Jed-Forest and then Kelso.

The final proved a one-sided affair as the eight-man Selkirk squad, who required Jed pair Jack Fraser and Martin Chisholm to play for them after John Everitt and Ben Purves were injured beforehand, were no match for the powerful Rose outfit.

The scorer of Selkirk’s solitary try was Riverside Park recruit Fraser.

Melrose Storm captain Douglas Dodds lifted the trophy at Jenny Moore’s Road.