A SECOND successive away win for Hawick cheered the travelling support as the Borderers continued their slow journey up the table. Their five tries should have been enough to see Hawick leapfrog their hosts in Division 1.
An injury-time penalty by Currie stand-off Michael Kerr - who was on target all day - however, ensured the losing bonus point to keep them on level pegging, albeit Hawick still have two games in hand.
Hawick stand-off Barry Sutherland got his side’s opening try in the second minute, and a careless restart by Currie allowed Hawick’s Dean McCracken to make the break for full-back Graham Hogg to race over.
Hogg added another after just 13 minutes, before Currie finally found gear.
Jonathan van der Schyff claimed a try. Then Colin Murray struck back with a try for Hawick. Ker’s sure boot kept Currie in contact and when Van der Schyff notched his second try, Ker’s conversion brought Currie to within one score. But sub Ian Elliot’s try sealed the win.
Scorers: Currie: Tries: Van Der Schyff 2. Cons: Ker 2. Pens: Ker 2. Hawick: Tries: Hogg 2, Sutherland, Murray, Elliot.
Currie: A Muir; D Flockhart, K McShane, G Moffat, T Meadows; M Ker, R Snedden; C Quigley, G Scott, S MacEwan, A Adam, A Slight, B Morrison, C Shaw, D Baikie. Subs used: G Moffat, D Officer, P Sullivan, J Van der Schyff, D Wilson.
Hawick: G Hogg; C Murray, J Houston, D McCracken, K Hedley; B Sutherland, K Reid; A Gillie; M Landels, W Blacklock, G Petrie, J Coetzee, B Keown, D Landels, R Deans. Subs used: B McNeill, I Elliot.
Referee: M Hall (Boroughmuir).