Selkirk edge Kings title favourites to win Langholm Sevens

Selkirk lifted the Langholm Sevens trophy yesterday with a thrilling 24-21 win over Watsonians in the final.

Selkirk were in the driving seat at the break, but despite losing Reiss Cullen to a yellow card, Watsonians fought back to leave Selkirk defending well to take the cup.

Watsonians, runners-up last season in the Kings of the Sevens series, moved further ahead this season despite defeats in the previous two finals last weekend at Hawick and Berwick.

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Selkirk raced into an impressive 24-7 half-time lead with tries by Darren Clapperton, Euan McDougall, Ciaran Whyte and Fraser Anderson to a Rory Drummond touchdown.

After the interval, Cullen and Ali Harris cut the deficit, but Selkirk hung on in the final minutes.

Watsonians beat Melrose in the first semi-final, Selkirk seeing off Jed-Forest.

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