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SELKIRK sparkled in the sunshine at the D&G Travel Langholm Junior Sevens at Milntown in 2002 and collected the Ladies Cup after an emphatic 36-10 win over Hawick 2nds in the final.

Langholm rugby squad at the junior sevens at Milntown in 2002used for dml 19.4.17
Langholm rugby squad at the junior sevens at Milntown in 2002used for dml 19.4.17

In the semi-finals Selkirk put paid to Langholm hopes with surprising ease and ran in six tries, with no reply from the hosts, in a 34-0 romp.

It was a bit disappointing to home fans that Langholm failed to make it a contest because they had played fine rugby in the earlier ties.

Langholm opened against Peebles and winger Jamie Little showed plenty of pace to race in for two tries, which Mark Grieve converted.

A break by Kevan Grieve was carried on by Colin Jardine for a try to put Langholm 19-0 up at the break.

Kevan Grieve and Little were replaced by Chris Grant and Neil Basnett and he broke a tackle and raced away to score.

Graham Park powered through for a try which Mark Grieve converted and the team were keeping play flowing beautifully.

Jardine burst clear from mid-field to score and convert and Mark Grieve rounded off with a try but the conversion attempt rebounded from the posts.

Langholm fielded Jeremy Elliot on the wing for the tie with Dumfries and were soon in front with a Jardine try after a run by Elliot.

Mark Grieve added the conversion points and soon grabbed a try himself which he also converted. Another Mark Grieve score made it 19-0 at the turn.

At the restart Grant went on for Jardine, with Park switching to the backs. Mark Grieve secured his third try of the tie which he converted before being replaced at scrum half by Little.

Grant and Park went over for further touchdowns before Dumfries gained a late consolation score and the tie ended 36-5.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:34AM
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