Watsonians close in on Kings of the 7s title with yet another win at Langholm

Watsonians are still catchable, but enjoy a big advantage at the top of the table

The Watsonians squad celebrate their victory at Langholm on Saturday
The Watsonians squad celebrate their victory at Langholm on Saturday ***Image courtesy: Watsonians FC***

WATSONIANS marched to their fourth consecutive Kings of the 7s title at Langholm yesterday, which was their fifth success out of six tournaments in the series this year. The only blot on their copy book was a loss to Boroughmuir in the pool stage at Gala at the start of April, but apart from that the Myreside men have been literally unbeatable.

At Milntown on Saturday, the Edinburgh side despatched Gala 33-5 in the first round, Hawick Force, 31-0 in the quarter-final and Selkirk 29-12 in the semi-final, before overrunning a youthful Melrose seven 34-0 to claim the title.

Watsonians are still catchable in the Kings of the 7s series, but with a 19 point advantage at the top of the table, and only four tournaments to go, the big question is ‘when?’ rather than ‘if?’ they are going to lift the crown. It is a double-header next weekend, with Kelso hosting leg seven of the series on Saturday and Earlston hosting leg eight on Sunday.


Round 1: Selkirk 22 Kelso 17; Peebles 10 Powerbombs 31; Gala 5 Watsonians 33; Hawick Linden 12 Hawick Force 26; Border Park 5 Melrose 22; Earlston 7 Langholm 19; Hawick 19 Edinburgh Accies 17; Austin Friars 7 Jed-Forest 41.

Quarter-Finals: Selkirk 26 Powerbombs 12; Watsonians 31 Hawick Force 0; Melrose 26 Langholm 7; Jed-Forest 12 Hawick 38.

Semi-Finals: Selkirk 12 Watsonians 29; Melrose 21 Hawick 14.

Final: Watsonians 34 Melrose 0

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