Trophy caps off season

Selkirk Youth Club's winning U18s team which took part in the Edinburgh 7s Rugby Festival.
Selkirk Youth Club's winning U18s team which took part in the Edinburgh 7s Rugby Festival.
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A LONG, hard season ended on a high note for Selkirk Youth Club last weekend when they lifted the Under-18s title at the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens Festival.

Playing on Murrayfield’s back pitches, the Souters had an early star when they beat Dunfermline by 31-0 just after 10am (try scorers: Lewis MacLennan(2), Ross Purves, Callum McEwan, Kieran Monks, 2 conversions from Josh Welsh and one from Monks).

Next up was a 12-0 win over Deeside (try scorers: Harry Aynsley & Ross Purves, conversion, Welsh) and finally GHA were defeated 33-0 (try scorers: Thomas Penman, McEwan, Welsh (2) and Alan Smith, conversions, Welsh (3) and Smith.

On to the knock-out stages and next up was an strong Boroughmuir side. But Youth Club beat them 12-7 (try scorers: Penman and Monks, conversion from Welsh) to set up a semi-final tie against fellow Borders team Duns Colts, which they won by 10-0 (try scorers: McEwan and Welsh).

This meant a final against West of Scotland, who had defeated Hawick Wanderers in the other semi-final.

Selkirk won the final 31-5 to win the tournament (try scorers: Smith (4), Andrew Baxter (Duns), conversions Welsh (2), Smith).

It was good for the boys, but also a superb swansong for outgoing coach Cameron Cochrane.