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Aberdeen 17-18 Edinburgh Accies: Two wins in row for Accies

EDINBURGH Accies made it two wins in a row, coming from 11 points in arrears against an Aberdeen side who failed to show in the second half after going in to the break leading 14-3, writes Jack Nixon at Rubislaw.

The home side had made the perfect start when, in two minutes Tom Preece, was gifted a try by a hesitant visiting defence. Stand-off Rob Aloe added the conversion, sparking a spell of sustained pressure from Grammar.

Accies survived the onslaught, easing back into the game through a penalty from centre Ruairidh Bonner in 12 minutes.

The Rubislaw side enjoyed the best of the play, and it was no surprise when Aloe pushed his side further ahead in 33 minutes, his conversion making it 14-3 at the interval.

The second half was an entirely different affair, as Accies took control, quickly asserting themselves in 42 minutes when winger Nyle Godsmark nipped over for Bonner to convert.

Accies upped the pace, surging ahead for the first time when replacement lock Andrew Findlater outstripped the defence. Grammar hit back, but they only managed a late penalty from replacement full-back Mark Ryan.

 

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