Heriot’s edge it with narrow win at Currie

Currie's Ruaraidh Smith is tackled by John Semple of Heriot's. '' Picture: Neil Hanna Photography
Currie's Ruaraidh Smith is tackled by John Semple of Heriot's. '' Picture: Neil Hanna Photography
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HERIOT’S snatched a narrow victory in an intensely competitive affair between two sides on the rise after a mid-season downturn in results.

The visitors owed their success to an impressive defensive effort and superior game management. However, given their greater share of possession and territorial advantage, Currie must wonder how they lost this game. The hosts raced into action but it was Heriot’s who opened the scoring in four minutes when John Semple darted over.

Currie had several penalties within kicking range but they opted not to go for the posts and their patience paid off when Blair Kinghorn raced over to equalise. A penalty by James Semple, pictured, shortly after the restart edged Currie into the lead but Russell Nimmo crashed over to hand Heriot’s a two-point advantage.

Pressure from Currie yielded a try for Luke Crosbie, but Graham Wilson banged over a long-range penalty that squared matters then another to hand the champions a lead they hung on to.