BORDERS hockey has a bright future if Sunday's age-group tournaments at Tweedbank are anything to go by.

The Under 14s tournament in the morning was strongly contested between 10 teams, with Reivers Blacks and Reivers Reds competing well against some very strong opposition.

As the morning progressed both teams improved and progressed enormously showing some fantastic individual skill and effort and also great teamwork.

The final was a great contest between Watsonians and CALA, which finished in a 2-2 draw.

CALA came away with the victory after scoring the golden goal in extra time.

The Under 16 girls tournament was run in the afternoon with Reivers Reds and Blacks both in sparkling form.

Reivers Reds took a little while to settle in to the first group game against CALA ‘A’ and just couldn't quite find the finishing pass, losing out 2-1.

Second game up against Watsonians, the squad played some fantastic fast attacking passing play and the club in Maroon just didn’t have an answer for their direct style of hockey.

Emma Jamieson, Imogen Dawson, Lucy Bell and Kady Hulme solid in defence with Jess Main, Molly Darling, Felicity Walls and Sophie Younger causing havoc up front with Reivers Reds winning 4-0.

The final group game was a fantastic display of team hockey with the Reds running out 6-1 winners against Inverleith.

A great midfield of Mhairi Forbes, Naesi de Zoeten and Rebecca Anderson orchestrating some wonderful moves through the centre of the pitch.

The Reivers U16 Blacks had a slow start to their tournament.

Playing CALA B in the first game, it took a few minutes to get used to the seven-aside game, but they soon found their pace and finished with a 3-2 win. Against Inverleith in the second game the girls started very strong and their communication and composure was great to watch for such a long side.

Great balls from Lily Byres and runs from Katie and Louisa Brown led to a 3-1 win. Unfortunately the third game didn’t start as strong, despite many great on the line saves from the defence, they just couldn’t capitalise up in attack.

Reivers Reds winning their section and Reivers Blacks runners up in their section, saw the two teams play off against each other in the semi-final.

The semifinal against their club mates was an exciting, fast paced game and the Reds ran in to an early 3-0 lead.

But by taking their foot off the gas, their younger, tenacious club mates took the opportunity to step on the gas, and, playing with no fear, pulled three goals back, to go in to the final three minutes at 3-3.

The more experienced Reds, stayed calm and composed and produced two fantastic team goals to run out 5-3 winners.

The u16 girls final saw the Reds up against CALA ‘A’ - a repeat of the Scottish Hockey U16 cup final - for the second time in the afternoon and this time the girls had the ‘bit between their teeth’ and each player put in a huge shift to run out as 3-1 winners.

The girls in Red were outstanding, with every girl giving their best effort and making great decisions on the pitch.

This was a very well deserved victory after all the work they have put in over the season on the training ground and in matches.

Janet Jack from Fjordhus Reivers told us: "A big thank you to all who contributed in time and effort in both the organisation and running of the event.

"The funds generated through the tombola, home baking and burgers will go a long way to supporting our players in the club.

"As always we appreciate all the time given up by coaches, umpires, parents and guardians for your unfailing support throughout the year, I know every child appreciates the opportunity to play their sport."

Reivers Reds: Imogen Dawson, Emma Jamieson, Kady Hulme, Lucy Bell, Mairi Forbes, Naesi de Zoeten, Rebecca Anderson, Jessica Main, Molly Darling, Sophie Younger and Felicity Wall.

Reivers Blacks: Frankie Holmes- Moscrop, Molly Macpherson, Katie McDonald, Emily Mitchell, Katie Loughran, Ailish Fairbairn, Martje de Zoeten, Amy Dow, Lily Byers, Louise Garwood and Luisa Brown