Broughton completed an undefeated league campaign to be crowned BT East League Division Two champions at Wardie at the weekend.

On Saturday the Edinburgh side finished the job with a 38-12 win over Dalkeith.

Their Head Coach Stuart Thomson said:  “I am very happy and proud that I have had the opportunity this season to work with a very special group of players and bring this success to this very special club.

“Captain Craig Wishart has led the team from the front both on and off the pitch and my Assistant Coach Alison MacDonald has been a tremendous support from a coaching point of view.

“To win any league is not easy, but to not lose a game in the process is tremendously difficult and this says a lot for the character of these players who set themselves this goal and worked so hard to see it through and they deserve so much credit for that.

“We had injuries early on in the season and having a bigger squad helped and the new players we added ensured the squad improved as a whole and everyone stepped up and made selection very difficult.”

Neil Armstrong, Stuart Hagen, Dan Smith, Ryan McKnight scored first half tries against Dalkeith while Gavin Tainsh kicked four conversions to  make it 28-0 at the break.

Hagen and McKnight went over in the second half.

Following the sea of photographs and post-match food, more than £1,000 was raised in the raffle. All proceeds will go to Rennie Grove Hospice Care who supported former Club Captain Nick Keenan’s father Stephen Rhodes during his battle against MND.

Thanks to Mark Brown for the photo of the winning side

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