Currie v Hawick
The Greens travelled to a very misty Malleny Park on Saturday and were beaten 35 8 by Currie in the BT Premier, who were bolstered by seasoned Glasgow Warriors players Richie Vernon and Ratu Tagive.
The visitors were minus their inspirational skipper, Bruce McNeil, who had received a red card the previous week against Glasgow Hawks. McNeil was given two weeks and despite an appeal the SRU Appeals panel did not allow the appeal to take place. In form flanker, Stuart Graham, was also injured for this game.
The home back division threatened throughout the whole game and it was Tagive and scrum half Shiel who scored two excellent tries – both converted by the lively Currie stand off Jamie Forbes. Greens only points in the first half was a penalty goal from stand off Ali Wear.
Currie still kept up the pressure with early second half tries from Hamish Bain and Robbie Nelson with Forbes converting both.
The Greens did score an excellent try from a set piece when winger Darcy Graham kept up his excellent form with a well taken try.
The home side, however, finished strong with Ross Weston scoring from close range with Forbes again converting.
Currie’s Connor McEvoy and Greens scrum half Bruce Campbell both received yellow cards for separate incidents at the end of the game.
With all the bottom sides losing there is not much of a change at the bottom of the BT Premier table and it is making the next game v Gala at Mansfield Park on Saturday, 11 February, a game not to miss.