BORDERS clubs were left in the shade on a sunny afternoon at the BSW Timber Group Hawick Sevens on Saturday.

And it was Boroughmuir who ended the day at Mansfield Park basking in glory after their 26-5 win over Edinburgh Accies in the final.

Accies, who won at the Gala tournament and lost in the final at Melrose, played one tie more than their opponents, who received a bye when Hamilton withdrew.

And the additional time in the heat seemed to take its toll in the final as they were outplayed by Muir.

At least there was a Borders interest with the winners coached by former Scotland Sevens and Melrose star, Graham Shiel, and Player-of-the-Tournament Tom Wilson, also ex-Melrose, while Richard Mill, also a former Greenyards favourite, played a key role for the runners-up.

Sheil said: “It was a great day for us, albeit we played a tie less, but the three games we did play were really good.

“We overcame Watsonians (in extra time), Hawick and then Accies who have proved this season that they are a great seven.

“I hope that is a good omen for us, and after the season finished on March 15, we decided to get boys in and we are lucky we are able to come down to all of the sevens.”

Boroughmuir led 14-0 at the interval and went on to win the cup for the first time since 1987.

Greg Cannie scored two tries and Jack Webster and Jack Hamilton one each before Robbie Chalmers scored a consolation try for Accies.

In the first of the semi-finals, Boroughmuir swept past the hosts, who had been made to fight by a President’s 7 in round two, while Accies again showed to be a main sevens threat as they outplayed Heriot’s in the other semi.

Holders and the Ned Haig Kings of the Sevens winners, Watsonians, crashed out to an extra-time try by Boroughmuir while three sides, Gala, Hamilton and Peebles all withdrew due to league commitments, which is an issue that has to be addressed in the future.

Borders clubs again failed to impress, but one satisfied man off the field was sevens convener, John Thorburn.

He said: “A great day, but when last did we have 22 degrees (temperature) on Hawick Sevens Saturday?”

First round: Langholm 0, Watsonians 63; Boroughmuir wo, Hamilton pulled out; Kelso 5, Hawick 41; Berwick 12, President’s 7 12; Selkirk 5, Melrose 41; Heriot’s wo, Peebles pulled out; Glasgow Hawks 28, Hawick Force 12; Edinburgh Accies 38, Jed-Forest 0.

Second round: Watsonians 33, Boroughmuir 28 (after extra time); Hawick 25, President’s 7 21; Melrose 10, Heriot’s 29; Glasgow Hawks 7, Edinburgh Accies 33.

Semi-finals: Boroughmuir 35, Hawick 7; Heriot’s 5, Edinburgh Accies 24.

Final: Boroughmuir 26, Edinburgh Accies 5.

Boroughmuir: G. Cannie, J. Matthews, R. Ure, T. Wilson, C. Laidlaw, A. Russell, G. Parker, G. Welsh, J. Hamilton, G. Inkster.

Edinburgh Accies: W. Stephen, S. Johnston, N. Armstrong, J. Pecquer, R. Chalmers, R. Mill, M. Sinclair, R. Seydak, J. Sole, R. Campbell.