Currie 20-22 Edinburgh Accies

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EDINBURGH Accies heaped further misery on winless 
Currie with a last-ditch try that was built on a never-say-die 
attitude, writes Colin Renton at Malleny Park.

It was aided by Currie’s failure to see out the match from a winning position.

Ruaridh Bonner atoned for an earlier miss when he nudged Accies ahead with a straightforward penalty in 16 minutes. By then, Currie had been reduced to 13 men with both John Cox and Richard Snedden yellow carded.

Robin Snape was the next visitor to the sin bin and, in his absence, Accies were pegged back to parity when George Horne slotted a penalty. The visitors led again when Michael Liness plunged over for a try and Bonner converted. However, Cox made amends for his early misdemeanour when he crashed over and Horne’s conversion tied the scores at half-time.

Currie snatched the lead when Ruaridh Smith darted in, Horne converted and the lead went into double figures with a long-range penalty.

Alex Blair sparked the game back into life when he sliced through to touch down. Bonner’s conversion set up a tense finale, although Accies had to chase the game with only 14 men after Dave Bates was red-carded for a dangerous tackle.

However, the visitors snatched victory when Neil Aitken applied the final touch after a lineout rumble.