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Highland hold off late Stirling fightback to bring five points back to Inverness


By Will Clark


National One

Stirling Wolves 22

Highland 29

HIGHLAND held off a late fightback to secure a bonus point win at Stirling to move them into third place in National One.

Highland v Dundee, Canal Park, Inverness...Oscar Baird seizes his opportunity...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..
Highland v Dundee, Canal Park, Inverness...Oscar Baird seizes his opportunity...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..

The Inverness outfit looked to be romping to victory leading by 23 points after 50 minutes scoring four tries.

But Wolves rallied to earn a losing bonus point by narrowing the defeat to seven points.

After going behind to an early penalty, Oscar Baird managed to intercept a pass in his own 22 before running the length of the field to make it 5-3.

Seumas Ross then ran in from 20 metres to score Highland's second with Scott Fraser's conversion making it 12-3

Highland went on to score a third try to make it 19-3 at the break before Rupeni Rokodoguni secured the bonus point by running in their fourth try after 50 minutes.

But a second half collapse gave Stirling a chance of pulling off a comeback as they scored three tries to reduce the gap to seven points.

Highland's Gordon Gregor and Rokodoguni were also sin-binned in the second half but Highland held on for victory.

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