Highland almost pull off massive Scottish Cup shock against country's top amateur team
Scottish Cup Quarter Final
HIGHLAND came agonisingly close to pulling off a major upset in the Scottish Cup quarter final against Premiership leaders Marr at Canal Park.
The hosts took the lead in the first half with an unconverted try from Mike Gordon.
But Marr responded with a try from Conor Bickerstaff, converted by Gregor Paxton, to give them a 7-5 lead.
However Highland went into the interval in front when Ruaridh MacDonald scored a try that was converted by Scott Fraser to give them a 12-7 lead at the break.
But the Troon side piled on the pressure in the second half with a Paxton penalty narrowing the score to 12-10.
Mackenzie Pearce's try regained the lead for the visitors to lead with Paxton's conversion giving them a five point lead midway through the second half.
Highland had chances to score late on but Marr's defence held firm to see out victory.