Gordon return to league, as Duns get reprieve

Gordon have returned to Border Amateur League football after a one-year absence as one of three new clubs joining Division C for next season. The restructuring of the three divisions to accommodate the new teams means Duns Amateurs now avoid relegation and stay in the top flight.

Biggar and Abbotsford Albion from Galashiels have also been admitted to the Border Amateur League and will join Division C, which will expand from 11 to 13 teams. Division A will also expand as a result from 11 to 12 teams.

Duns finished second bottom in the 11-team Division A table, but in order to even up the numbers only one team is now being relegated. That means only Hawick Legion go down to Division B, and Duns stay where they are.

Two teams are promoted from Division B, which mean second-placed Hearts of Liddesdale join champions Greenlaw in Division A.

With only one team now relegated from Division B, Selkirk Victoria have also been given a reprieve.

Meanwhile, the number of players registered to play in Border Amateur League is now at its highest at over 1,000.

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2012/13 LEAGUE SET UP

Division A - 12 teams

Division B - 12 teams

Division C - 13 teams

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PROMOTION AND RELEGATION

One down from Division A (Hawick Legion)

Two up from Division B (Greenlaw and Hearts of Liddesdale)#

One down from Division B (Chirnside Colts)

Two up from Division C (Gala Hotspur and CFC Bowholm)