GRETNA proved too good on the 3G at Netherdale to win the Zest Blinds Scottish Borders Walking Football Tournament.

The Raydale club was one of eight taking part in the annual Galashiels tournament, which is organised by Gala Fairydean Rovers and the communities capacity team at Scottish Borders Council.

Despite flying high in the national league Gala Fairydean Rovers couldn't make home advantage work in their favour.

Following a thrilling afternoon's play it was Gretna who defeated Midlothian 3-1 in the end-to-end final.

And they were presented with the trophy by Chris Maher from sponsor Zest Blinds.

This slowed down version of the beautiful game for older adults has grown rapidly across Scotland by allowing people to reignite their passion for football, despite injury or illness, simply by slowing things down.

Walking football has been designed as a way of tackling both inactivity and social isolation amongst older adults, particularly men although women play as well.

Other teams taking part were Kelso, Annan Athletic, Tullibody, Stirling and Coldstream.