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MATCH REPORT: Musselburgh vs Currie

And so,the final match of the season arrived with Musselburgh still having the opportunity to remain in the elite of Scottish rugby, but in order to gain the requisite points they could hardly have wished for a more difficult last league game against title chasing Currie Chieftains.The attendance was swelled by a busload of French supporters, over for the big match at Murrayfield,who made their presence felt by the flying of the Tricolor at various stages of the game and joyously enjoying themselves.'Burgh looked to be at full strength for a match of such importance and all concerned awaited the kick-off with baited breath.

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Danny Owenson kicked off with the wind and the early stages were somehat even as both sides attempted to settle into the game and master the wind,but the visitors were looking keen to run the ball at the earliest opportunity and the half-backs, the two Gregors, Christie and Hunter were usually to the fore offering quick service.The Chieftains back row of Ferguson,Scott and Nelson also made their presence felt with some thumping tackles and heavy carries,which is not to say the early stages were one way traffic,as 'Burgh also had their moments from the Owenson brothers and Michael Maltman,once again leading 'Burgh from the front,and the trickery of Roddick and Tait.These early exchanges produced plenty of open,fluid rugby and it was somewhat of a surprise that it took until 14 minutes before any points were scored.These points were scored by the visitors,when aft