WATCH: Berwick seal Division 1 title with Duns win

Berwick clinched the East League Division 1 title this afternoon after seeing off the challenge of local rivals Duns.

The Blacks’ 22-0 victory at Scremerston meant that they were also crowned champions of their division with a post-match presentation.

Berwick RFC celebrate winning the league

Berwick RFC celebrate winning the league

Blustery conditions contributed to a scrappy game for the first half hour or so, with lineouts and any kicking, attacking or defensive, proving difficult.

However, the home side’s handling eventually managed to overcome staunch defence from the Duns forwards, and the Blacks went in 12 points up.

Roy McFarlane got both of Berwick’s first half tries, with Jack Webster managing to convert the second.

That cushion at the break gave the home team the confidence to go on and show some of the running rugby that brought them so many big scores this season, although Duns played well to keep the eventual score down to 22-0.

Harry Borthwick scored the try of the game for Berwick with a long run in which he beat several Duns players.

Berwick captain Gareth Black admitted afterwards that it had been a “scruffy start to the game”.

“But,” he went on, “once we had got the tries early on, we managed to get down and play some of our better rugby.

“It bodes well for the sevens tournaments in the summer now.

“There are a few injuries among the boys to iron out, but apart from that we’ll be raring to go.”

Coach Colin Young said after the game: “The boys have deserved all the accolades that they have received this season, and now we can enjoy it.”