Gala 24 - 49 Currie: Pace creates a try feast

Hamish Bain  gave Currie the lead. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Hamish Bain gave Currie the lead. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Currie’s pace and forward power dominated at Netherdale, where Gala were outplayed by a Currie, side who came back from a shaky start to score eight tries and keep on course for a play-off place.

Currie snatched the lead in 11 minutes against the run of play when Hamish Bain cut inside for a simple try and Jamie Forbes converted. Gregor Hunter cut the deficit with a penalty before Currie’s Harry Elms was first to a Ben Robbins chip to score.

Gala were rewarded when Edinburgh player, Sasa Tofiklau, sent Ross Coombe over in the left-hand corner and Hunter converted.

Currie stepped up a gear and it was no surprise when Robbins raced in for a score and Forbes kicked a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give his side a 20-10 lead.

After the break, the Gala defence stood firm until a loose pass was intercepted in midfield by Robbins, who raced away for the bonus-point try and Forbes converted.

Gala gave themselves hope when Craig Robertson touched down and Hunter converted t But Currie pressure was relentless and Ross Weston, Robbie Nelson, Thomas Gordon and Charlie Shiel added tries, Forbes converting one. A late Stevie Cairns try and Hunter conversion ended the try feast.