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The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - THE SCORE -

to get a big score against, but there were a num­ber of pos­i­tives that we need to fo­cus on and high­light, es­pe­cially the seven lads who came into the team.

“It was a big day for them and one they won’t for­get against a very good Cur­rie team, but when it comes to the re­verse fix­ture later in the sea­son they’ll see some­thing dif­fer­ent.”

Cur­rie dom­i­nated from the off, scor­ing a con­verted try within a minute of the game start when winger Archie MacLean darted over.

In their first foray into the home 22, Gram­mar were awarded a penalty which was slot­ted by Sam Knud­son, the vis­it­ing cap­tain and stand-off.

There­after it was all Cur­rie who ran the show with the con­fi­dence of a team who be­lieve they can over­haul lead­ers Marr by the end of the sea­son, ex­pertly led by their own num­ber 10 Ge­orge Hunter.

Three more tries came in the first half, at­trib­uted to Fer­gus Scott (2) and Char­lie Brett, all of which were con­verted by the ex­cel­lent Hunter.

Gram­mar’s cause was not helped by los­ing the ser­vices of their highly com­bat­ive No. 8 Robin Cess­ford, who took a knock, forc­ing him to leave the field of play.

At 28-3 down and mi­nus Cess­ford, the Aberdeen side had much to con­tem­plate at half-time.

Heavy rain an­nounced the start of the se­cond half, lead­ing to a del­uge of home tries, five in to­tal, two of which came in the first two min­utes of the half, fall­ing to Graeme Car­son and Steve Hamil­ton who went on to grab a dou­ble. Cammy Mea­ger got in on the act as the home side eased past their half-cen­tury of points.

Matt Poole also found his way over the Gram­mar. Hunter added the con­ver­sions.

To their credit, Gram­mar kept putting in the big hits but were re­lieved to hear the fi­nal whis­tle of Ge­orge Or­mis­ton.

The re­sult leaves Gram­mar sit­ting third in the Pre­mier­ship but seven points adrift of se­cond-placed Cur­rie and eight be­hind lead­ers Marr.

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