Boroughmuir 12 – Currie 12
Video Highlights and Match Report
Under extremely wet and challenging conditions the game went ahead, with big thanks to the experience and skill of the Currie Ground Management and club volunteers who made this happen.
Boroughmuir were absolutely determined to take as many points away from this game as possible to keep sight of a mid-table finish to the season.
Following on from his strong performance against Lasswade, Jamie Swanson produced some powerful runs, committing 2-3 defenders each time he tucked the ball up his shirt and attacked the line with gusto and ferocity.
The first try of the game came from a short pass from the backline to a bolting Sep Visser cutting the Currie deference but being brought down just short of the corner try line. The Muir forwards and Backs combining well to secure a ruck for Greig Scott to pick off the back of the ruck and drive 3 Currie players back over the try line to score. Unconverted by Ali Warnock just shy of the posts.
Currie came back into the half and had opportunity to add a penalty but again the conditions too tough for kickers at long range, missing the posts.
Currie continued to put the pressure on Muir and into the 2nd quarter were rewarded with a try resulting from a cross field kick and some skilled slick passing. Try converted to give Currie the lead.
Muir keen to score before the half made the most of mistakes by Currie to take another try before half time. Scott making a great run to collect a short ball and run over to score his 2nd. Try converted by Warnock.
Currie had targeted Scott knowing if they got under his skin he could do something regrettable. Just like a predictable ending in a Christmas fairy tale story, Scott had a moment of inexperience which resulted in a yellow card shortly into the 2nd half. Currie were in control to take the lead at this point, but determined defence lead by Ian Moody and Captain Andrew Rose held out until Currie scored another good try in the corner. Lucky for Muir, the conversion missing.
Those who braved the weather were treated to a ‘hard grunt’ game of rugby but expansive in the running of the ball by both teams.
Boroughmuir will be quietly comfortable with the draw, keeping one of top teams to a draw will mean a lot for the guys. With one cup game against Haddington next week, Muir will need to take the momentum into the New Year.