Ladies win for fourth year

MELROSE Ladies retained the Glasgow Women’s trophy for the fourth consecutive year and swept away the opposition with some excellent rugby.

Despite the wind and the rain they displayed superior skill levels throughout with fluent handling and a brand of expansive sevens rugby unmatched by most of the other sides. Melrose had a fairly comfortable early afternoon despite the physicality of the opposition, winning all their pool matches as they overcame Strathclyde Uni (45-0) and Glasgow Uni (35-5) with Cartha succumbing in the semi-final by 52-0.

Saving the best for last they produced an outstanding, clinical display of attack and determined defensive pressure to embarrass a fancied Scottish Select team of capped Internationals 40-0 in the final.

Melrose team: Lauren Harris, Gillian Inglis, Nicola Halfpenny, Lana Skeldon, Isla Craigie, Megan Maciver, Lyndsey Gilchrist, Chloe Rollie, Diane Durham, Natasha Rivera.