Boroughmuir suffered an agonising defeat that extinguished their hopes of automatic survival in the RBS Premiership. The best they can now hope for is a place in the relegation play-off.
The hosts appeared to be on track for only their fourth win of the campaign when they led 22-10 with fewer than 20 minutes to play. They opened the scoring with an Ally Warnock penalty, then Ross Bradford raced in at the corner. Heriot’s failed to capitalise on a spell of pressure but opened their account in 28 minutes when Graham Wilson booted a penalty.
The riposte was instant, Keith Buchan releasing Bradford for his second try. Warnock’s conversion completed the first half scoring.
The hosts restarted with intent and Stevie Wilson bagged a try, which Warnock converted. However, Heriot’s began the fightback with a self-converted try from Wilson. And the rally gathered momentum when Mike Penn touched down.
A penalty by Wilson ensured a frantic finish, and, with injury time being played, a flowing move ended with Colin Goudie touching down to bolster the Heriot’s bid for a top four finish.