Wands and PSA both succumb to Maroons at Kelso tourney

With the sun shining bright, the 7s circuit moved on to Kelso, but with the Wanderers fielding a very young side, it gave the players coming through the ranks a chance to impress.

The Wands took to the field against Haddington Colts. A relatively quiet start to the tie soon warmed up with a break from Ryan Elliot who opened the scoring. Next up was Jordan Hyslop who went in uncontested.

More tries from Elliot and Hyslop, with the trusty boot of Dean Gillan, had the game out of sight by half-time.

Fraser Renwick, Dalton Redpath and Andrew Boles added to the try count in the second half to give a 47-12 victory.

Later ties saw Jed Thistle, Hawick PSA (led by two tries from Finlay Simpson), Melrose Wasps, Morpeth Colts, Duns Colts and Kelso Harlequins ‘A’ all through to the next round.

The Wands’ match against Gala in the second round was one-sided with the more experienced Maroons controlling the play throughout. Hawick managed a consolation try from Elliot but Gala ran out 36-7 victors.

The PSA continued their good form in beating Jed Thistle, with Simpson and Kirk Ford running the game. But after giving Gala a scare in the first semi, they succumbed 26-12, with Morpeth beating the hosts in the other match.

And it was the lads from south of the border who claimed the Jock Todd Cup.