Edinburgh Accies keep up good work to down County

11/01/2014, TSPL, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, British & Irish Cup, Edinburgh Accies v London Scottish, Raeburn Place. Accies Sam Pecqueur is tackled.  Pic Ian Rutherford
11/01/2014, TSPL, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, British & Irish Cup, Edinburgh Accies v London Scottish, Raeburn Place. Accies Sam Pecqueur is tackled. Pic Ian Rutherford
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Having broken their BT Premiership duck the previous week, Edinburgh Accies maintained their upward momentum with a 21-15 success away to Stirling County.

Tries by Sam Pecqueur and Ryan Godsmark plus a penalty from Alex Glashan left the Raeburn Place side 13-10 ahead at half-time, and another Glashan penalty plus a touchdown from Ruaridh Young sealed the win.

Currie travelled west to face Glasgow Hawks in what proved to be a tense affair. Tries by John Cox, Chris Logan, Richie Vernon and Fidias Efthymiou plus two conversions by Peter Murchie handed the visitors a ten point lead with 20 minutes to play, but a converted try by former Currie player George Horne and a late Jack Steele penalty snatched a 24-24 draw for the hosts.

Boroughmuir reached the interval 12-11 in arrears in their match at Hawick with Chris Laidlaw kicking two penalties on his debut and Cal Davies touching down. However, the home side then took control and eased to a 36-16 win, with a Craig Keddie try ’Muir’s only addition to the scoring.

Watsonians stepped up their promotion bid in BT National Division One with a dominant 32-5 win away to Dundee High. Scott McKean bagged two tries, while Chad Northcott, Andrew Chalmers and Ross Aitken had one apiece and the other points came from kicks.

Stewart’s Melville led 7-3 at half-time after Fraser Strachan scored a first minute try, converted by Nick McCashin in their match at Hillhead/Jordanhill. The Inverleith men added only a penalty by McCashin before mounting a strong finish that yielded tries for Fraser Morrison and a double by Andrew Manson to seal the bonus point, with McCashin converting the final try for a 27-8 win.

With Division Two pacesetters Howe of Fife losing away to new leaders Falkirk, Musselburgh had an opportunity to close in on the top two. And Grant Talac’s side did so with a 20-10 win at Whitecraigs although the absence of a bonus point – Sandy Watt touched down twice and Craig Owenson added a third try – means the Stoneyhill men sit level on points with the Fifers.

Haddington opened their account for the season in dramatic fashion with a late penalty by Alex Ferguson seeing them home 23-21 at home to Greenock Wanderers, a result that leaves the East Lothian men a point adrift of second bottom Livingston, who went down 65-0 at home to Kirkcaldy.

The race for the Division Three title took a twist when leaders Dumfries surrendered their unbeaten record to strugglers Dunfermline. That cleared the way for Preston Lodge to draw level on points with Dumfries – their opponents this weekend – after the Pennypit side returned from the Capital with a 43-16 win over Murrayfield Wanderers to their credit.

RHC Cougars beat Dalziel 29-10 at Barnton and Lasswade secured a 33-3 home win over East Kilbride.