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Highland come back from 15 points down with five minutes left to beat Gala and reinforce title contender status

By Will Clark

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Magnus Henry runs in a try. Picture: Callum Mackay
Magnus Henry runs in a try. Picture: Callum Mackay

National One

Gala 18

Highland 22

Highland reinforced their status as genuine National One title contenders after coming from behind to defeat Gala in Netherdale in an incredible comeback.

The Inverness club looked dead and buried with five minutes remaining as they were 18-3 down. But three quick tries gave Highland the most unlikeliest of incredible wins.

After a pointless first quarter, Gala took the lead in the 20th minute when Keith Young scored a try with Scott Peffers adding the conversion.

Seven minutes later, Liam Scott scored Gala's second try which was unconverted to give them a 12-0 lead.

Scott Fraser, who was playing his 150th game for the club, reduced the deficit to nine points with a penalty to make it 12-3 at half time.

Gala looked comfortable at the start of the second half with Peffers adding two penalties to make it 18-3 after the hour mark.

The scoreline remained the same with only five minutes remaining when Highland stormed back with three tries to give them an incredible win.

Magnus Henry scored Highland's first try in the 75th minute which Fraser converted to make it 18-10.

Dylan Monk then scored a try on debut with two minutes left but Fraser missed the conversion to make it 18-15.

In injury time, Henry was left unchallenged to charge over the try line and score the winning try which Fraser converted to give Highland an incredible victory.

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