Watsonians could win King of the 7s series in penultimate round at Selkirk

But Melrose are hot on their tale after back-to-back wins successes at Kelso and Earlston last weekend

Melrose v Watsonians
Melrose are nine points behind Watsonians in the race to the kings of the 7s title having defeated their city rivals in the semi-final at Kelso [pictured] and the final at Easton last weekend Image courtesy: Graham Gaw

A SIXTH victory from nine tournaments so far in this year’s K7 series at Selkirk tomorrow [Saturday] will ensure that Watsonians finish top of the heap, even before next week’s finale at Jed-Forest’s Riverside Park base.

But they are being hunted down by Melrose, who have had to field development teams in a number of tournaments this Spring due to their 15-aside commitments, but won back-to-back titles at Kelso and Earlston when back to full strength last weekend to close the gap at the top of the table to just nine points.

Courtesy: http://www.k7s.co.uk

The two sides are in the same half of the draw at Philiphaugh meaning that they will meet each other in the semi-final if they don’t come a cropper before then. Watsonians, however, will have to overcome Jed-Forest – the only other team to have won a tournament in this series and who are back to full strength now that their National League One campaign has finally drawn to a conclusion – in the first round, so they are going to have to hit the ground running.

The actions starts at 2pm.

Adults: £12
Concessions: £8
Secondary School Children: £3
Primary School Children: Free


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