Currie 20-22 Edinburgh Accies

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.

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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.