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Carson looking forward to Highland's change of pace against Stirling in the Scottish Cup


By Andrew Henderson


Dave Carson is welcoming the change of pace for Highland this weekend as his attention turns to Scottish Cup action against Stirling Wolves.

Stirling, another Super6 amateur side, will be making the trip to Canal Park for the first round proper off the back of beating Dundee.

Highland saw off Watsonians in the preliminary round back in August to make it to this stage, and got back to winning ways themselves with a 38-20 win against Boroughmuir last time out.

Highland are back on track after bouncing back from two straight defeats to pick up a win against Boroughmuir last week. Picture: Gary Anthony
Highland are back on track after bouncing back from two straight defeats to pick up a win against Boroughmuir last week. Picture: Gary Anthony

Last weekend’s results saw the top of the National One table tighten up, but Highland head coach Carson is quite happy to put that on hold for now.

“It will be a nice distraction to go and have a runabout,” he explained.

“We don’t have to think about bonus points or tries, you just want to win the game.

“The pressure will be off really, we’ve won five out of seven in the league, so the players can just go out and enjoy it.

“It’s not they don’t enjoy the league games as well, but we can throw it about a bit more, it’s not so much pressure at home with it being a cup game.”

Read more in today's Highland News.



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