Currie 10 - 10 Edinburgh Accies: Honours even as battling Accies secure deserved point
Currie and Edinburgh Accies will have been slightly frustrated with only taking a draw from their RBS Premiership opener on Saturday, both sides having chances to win what was a scrappy encounter.
The match had a typical first day feel to it with new players taking time to get used to the division and handling still being rusty after a long summer of pre-season training.
Nevertheless, it was an absorbing contest between two sides who gave it their all and a draw was probably a fair result.
Currie No 8 Ross Weston said: “We would have loved to have started off the season with a win, but fair play to Accies they came here and made it difficult for us.
Currie took the lead after six minutes when new stand-off Adam Hinds, who will not look back on this debut with much fondness, kicked a penalty.
Three minutes later his opposite number, Ruairidh Bonner, missed a penalty of his own for the visitors, but Accies had an opportunity to get into things later in the half when home scrum-half Richard Snedden was harshly yellow carded.
The men from Raeburn Place did not score when he was off the pitch though and as the half-time whistle approached Currie were in the ascendancy.
Hinds’s cross-field kick was well defended by Accies’ winger Jamie Farndale with Currie’s lively full-back Chris Beattie breathing down his neck.
Then Currie centre Simeon James intercepted a wayward pass to score a converted try under the posts.
That might have knocked the stuffing out of many teams, but Simon Cross’s side never know when they are beaten and within a few minutes of the second half starting the visitors were level at 10-10. Bonner kicked a penalty, then scored a superbly worked converted try, chipping over the onrushing defence and chasing ahead to dot down.
That was the way it stayed until the end and Currie will be hoping the nasty head knock suffered by captain Mark Cairns is not as bad as it looked.
For the hosts Weston and James were the best players while winger Simon Webster showed glimpses of what he can do for Accies.
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