Newman wins it for Kelso


Kelso High claimed the final South Schools S3 tournament of the season.

Played in the usual two pools, Section A was very closely contested by all four schools, but eventually Earlston emerged winners, with Hawick, Peebles and Berwickshire finishing second, third and fourth respectively.

Section B saw Kelso beat Galashiels Academy 5-0 with a hat-trick from Katie Gamble and one apiece from Kirsty Logan and Rachel Potts, followed by a 3-1 win over Selkirk, with a goal each from Gamble, Potts and Sophie Aitchison.

Selkirk beat Galashiels Academy 2-0 to set up a semi–final encounter with Earlston which proved to be a very keenly fought match which the latter won 2-0.

Hawick put in a good effort in the other semi, but Kelso emerged victorious thanks to goals from Aitchison and Potts.

The final produced an excellent match with both goalkeepers putting in good showings, but from a well executed penalty corner, Kelso’s captain Jessica Newman slotted the ball into the back of the goal to ensure her team won the trophy.

Kelso: S. Aitchison, A. Bryce, C. Connor, J. Dunkley, K. Gamble, N. Henderson, K. Logan, T. Mallen, K. Millar, G. Morrison, J. Newman, R. Potts, S. Rae.