Currie 32 - 19 Boroughmuir: Chieftains battle back for victory

Boroughmuir hooker Johnny Matthews makes a break at Malleny Park. 'Picture Ian Rutherford
Boroughmuir hooker Johnny Matthews makes a break at Malleny Park. 'Picture Ian Rutherford
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Currie Chieftains made an impressive start to the campaign, battling back after going behind with half an hour to play and eventually securing a bonus point win in a high-paced encounter that featured good rugby from both sides.

Boroughmuir contributed handsomely to the encounter and offered a glimpse of their potential, ultimately losing out because of defensive frailties and a high error count rather than any shortage of firepower.

The sides reached the break locked at 14-14 after Chieftains had taken the lead through a try from Ben Robbins, converted by Gregor Hunter, then responded to a Callum Atkinson touchdown with another score by Luke Crosbie. However, the final scoring of the half came from the visitors after Jordan Edmunds raced in at the corner. As he had done earlier, Chris Laidlaw added the extra two points.

Having survived a spell of pressure, Boroughmuir took the lead with half an hour to play when Jonny Matthews touched down. Crosbie responded with his second try and Hunter converted before slotting a penalty. Jamie Forbes claimed the bonus point score and Hunter completed an impressive win with his second penalty.