After two weeks playing in the British & Irish Cup, Gala managed to secure the much-needed victory that would keep up the pressure on top two Melrose and Heriot's. They did just that, although the game was in the balance until just after half time as Currie's youngsters battled manfully.
Opeta Palepoi's early try gave the visitors an quick lead before George Horne kicked a penalty for Currie. Craig Robertson then got Gala's second try before a converted score for Currie by John Cox made it 10-10. Then, around the half-hour mark, Gala's Edinburgh Rugby scrum-half Grayson Hart was yellow-carded for a silly punch.
Currie did manage to add six points from the boot of Horne while he was off, but Gala scored two tries with their 14 men, through Ewan Scott and Grant Somerville. A fifth Gala try two minutes into the second half finally knocked the resistance out of bottom side Currie, this one a converted effort from Craig Borthwick.
It only got worse in the closing stages, Gala adding three more tries, the first a penalty try, the second from replacement Craig Dods and the third from Robertson.
Ayr are fourth after they managed to see off fellow British & Irish Cup side Stirling County 29-0 at Millbrae. Robbie Fergusson, Murray McConnell, James Eddie and Ross Curle scored the tries for the home side with Finn Russell kicking the rest of the points. The loss leaves County ninth.
Glasgow Warriors' towering Fijian Leone Nakawara scored a try as Glasgow Hawks defeated Edinburgh Accies 24-8 at Old Anniesland. Gus Hamilton added Hawks' second in the last few minutes with the rest of the points coming through four penalties and a conversion by Mike Adamson.
Aberdeen Grammar got an important win at Rubislaw, emerging 34-22 victors over Hawick. Tom Preece scored two tries for Aberdeen, while Erlend Oag, Struan Cessford and Calum Gordon also managed to cross. Shawn Muir, Neil Renwick and Gary Johnstone scored tries for Hawick, but they proved to not be enough.