THE football season has officially come to a close for amateur clubs in the Borders, with final standings allocated on the basis of average points per game.

The decision was announced by the Border Amateur Football Association on Tuesday after a vote by clubs.

In Division A, Hawick Waverley triumphed in the top tier for the third season in a row. They recorded an average of 2.73 points, having played 12 matches and earned 30 points.

Langlee Amateurs (1.92) finished runners-up, while Jed Legion were relegated having picked up a single win in their campaign.

Division B saw Tweedmouth Harrow (2.64) seal their second successive league title and they will be joined in Division A next season by Duns Amateurs (2.27) who were promoted despite being placed fifth when the season was halted on March 7.

Coldstream and Berwick Colts were both relegated from Division B.

Already-promoted Melrose have been named Division C champions - claiming their first-ever trophy.

Melrose Chairman Jamie Bertram said: "While it is not the way we wanted to win the league, we are delighted that after seven years we finally have a piece of silverware.

"I would like to thank the committee, manager Steven Shields and the players for their hard work throughout the season."

Selkirk Victoria were sitting second, above Earlston Rhymers on goal difference, but with the Rhymers having four games in hand they were handed promotion to Division B.