Highland hold off late Stirling fightback to bring five points back to Inverness
Stirling Wolves 22
HIGHLAND held off a late fightback to secure a bonus point win at Stirling to move them into third place in National One.
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.