Duns U17s win festival final

Duns beat Kelso 4-2 to lift the under 17's cup on Cameron Gunn Finals Day at Gala. They were also presented with the league trophy which they wrapped up a few weeks ago. Pictured with manager Keith Wilson.
Duns beat Kelso 4-2 to lift the under 17's cup on Cameron Gunn Finals Day at Gala. They were also presented with the league trophy which they wrapped up a few weeks ago. Pictured with manager Keith Wilson.

Duns U17s made it a league and cup double at the weekend when they lifted the Border Youth League Cup with a 4-2 win over Kelso at Netherdale.

It was the third successive year Duns had lifted the cup, previously having won it at U15 and U17 level in successive years.

The final was part of the Cameron Gunn Memorial Festival, which attracted around 2,000 spectators and saw more than 1,000 young players display their skills.

In the other finals, Hawick beat Melrose 5-0 in the Under-13s, before their Under-14 side beat Gala by the same score.

Gala regained some pride in the Under-15 final, beating Kelso in a 4-3 thriller.

The event is held in memory of Selkirk man Cameron, who died from a heart condition aged 19, while playing five-a-side football with his mates.

After his death, his friends organised a memorial match and raised money for charity.

It has since grown into what is the biggest tournament of its kind in Scotland, organised by the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust.