Highland must adapt more quickly to referees in National One, says head coach Carson
Dave Carson believes Highland’s loss at Melrose last weekend was the latest example of needing to learn to play to referees.
There was barely anything in the game approaching half time last Saturday, until Tom Smith was shown a yellow card at a Melrose line out, and the hosts took full advantage.
Giving away penalties has been a recurring theme so far this season for Carson’s side, although they are still in the top four in National One as things stand.
But things could be even better if Highland were more adaptable to the officiating.
“Things are a lot quicker and a lot more clear cut, because everyone’s a lot fitter,” Carson explained.
“You’ve got to get away from the ball, they had a very good line-out which we had worked all week to try and compete against which ultimately led to the yellow card.
“It’s something that each week we have to get better at and keep working on, it has been a learning curve for the young guys."
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