Boroughmuir 12 - 25 Currie: Midlothian side made to work hard for victory

Currie made a winning start to their RBS Regional cup campaign when they took the honours at windswept Meggetland, writes Colin Renton.

However, they were forced to work harder for their success than had seemed likely after a high-tempo start. Currie appeared to have the game tied up within the first half hour, running in four tries. They opened the scoring in three minutes when Ross Weston forced his way over after a lineout catch and drive and added a second through James Johnstone, converted by Jamie Forbes, four minutes later.

French exchange referee Vincent Blasco showed red cards to Nick Fraser and Simon Marcell after the pair traded blows, but the momentum remained firmly in favour of the away side, who added further scores from Barry Mansfield and Forbes. But, from looking down and out, ‘Muir rallied and finished the half strongly, a brace of scores by skipper Sean Crombie plus a conversion by Ally Warnock trimming the deficit to 22-12.

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The hosts dominated the second half, restricting their opponents to a handful of visits to the home half, but failed to add to their points tally and Currie sealed the victory with a Forbes penalty.