Wands make last four as PSA exit in quarter-finals

Hawick’s two semi-junior sides made their mark at Saturday’s keenly-contested Kelso Harlequins Sevens at Poynder Park.

The first round saw Hawick Wanderers in free-scoring mood, running in eight touchdowns against a President’s VII. Their tries came courtesy of Matthew Mallin (2), Logan Gordon-Woolley (2), Dalton Redpath, Reece Hartdegen, Deaglan Lightfoot and Sean Chapman. Kyle Brunton converted four for a comprehensive 48-0 win.

PSA also hit a winning note, producing a fine battling performance to see off Kelso Quins ‘B’ by 21 points to 10. Other first round results: Selkirk Youth Club 38 Peebles Colts 0; Melrose Wasps 48 Berwick Colts 0; Jed-Thistle 41 President’s VII 0; Gala Wanderers 38 Duns Colts 5; Morpeth Colts 24 Musselburgh Colts 0; Edinburgh BATS 0 Kelso Quins ‘A’ 36.

PSA gave it their best before exiting in the quarter-finals at the hands of Jed who triumphed by 46 points to 5. Kieran Murphy notched an opportunist try for the Burnfoot lads.

Hawick Wands came from 12-7 behind at half-time to outscore Kelso Quins ‘A’ by three tries to one in the second period to book their spot in the last four. Teri scorers were Gordon-Woolley, who crumsustained a broken leg in the first half, Mallin, Chapman and Murray Renwick. Brunton converted two. Other quarter-final results: Selkirk Youth Club 17 Melrose Wasps 7; Gala Wanderers 15 Morpeth Colts 5.

HawickWands locked horns with Gala in the semis, and it was the latter side who ran out convincing 22-5 winners. Chapman was on target for Hawick. Also into the final were Jed who sealed their passage following a tight 12-5 victory over Melrose Wasps.

Jed went on to take the spoils by 30 points to 21 against Gala in a real cracker of a final.