Musselburgh’s third cup tie in as many weeks, again necessitated changes in personnel from last week’s narrow win over county rivals Haddington.
The visitors duly got proceedings underway, and Burgh were immediately forced on to the defensive. The early stages were somewhat dominated territorially by Currie as Burgh sought to quell opposition from the upper echelons of the RBS Premiership.
As if to underline the obvious class in their ranks, the visitors took the lead and following several forward drives and recycles, Irish flanker Mike Entwhistle scored the opening try, which Forbes converted for 0-7.
Musselburgh were then dealt a somewhat unfortunate blow as Neil Hogg was yellow-carded for an infringement at the breakdown before Currie increased their lead.
An attacking lineout produced several mauls by their well-drilled pack before prop Fraser Watts was eventually pushed over to give the visitors a 12-point lead after Forbes hit the post with his conversion attempt.
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