Thistle stung by Wasps in season finale

Jed Thistle lost in the final of their own event but won the Borders Semi Junior Kings of the Sevens
Jed Thistle lost in the final of their own event but won the Borders Semi Junior Kings of the Sevens

Jed Thistle lifted the 2015 Borders’ Semi-Junior Sevens title on Saturday but were beaten in the final of their own event by a resurgent Melrose Wasps side.

After eight rounds the Thistle were crowned overall winners, having won four events outright, been runners-up in one and semi-finalists in three others.

The gruelling series, following on from a long but successful XV-a-side campaign, appeared to be taking its toll on the hosts however, as they ran out of steam in the final match, which the Wasps won comfortably 45-19.

In the semi-finals Thistle disposed of Kelso Quins 24-12 with the Wasps being pushed into extra time by Hawick Wands before running out 17-12 winners.

Melrose Wasps (57) finished the series five points behind the champions, who amassed 62 points in total, with Hawick Wanderers some way behind in third.