Thistle do for Jed as they win cup

Jed Thistle ran out 15-10 winners in the Booker Border Under-18 Cup final at Earlston on Saturday.

Playing with the wind in the first half, Thistle took a 12-0 half-time lead over Melrose, with tries from Oliver Ryan and Calum McNeil, the latter converted by Robbie Yourston.

’Rose made the most of the wind advantage after the restart and closed the gap to two points with two unconverted tries, but a change of tactic by Thistle, with their forwards controlling possession, denied Melrose any further glory. Yourston converted a penalty with minutes to go to secure the win.