Highland play final home encounter of the season in Inverness against Boroughmuir
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HIGHLAND will be looking to sign off with a flourish at Canal Park as they play their final home game of the season against Boroughmuir tomorrow.
Fifth place is still achievable for Highland, who will be heavy favourites in Inverness against a team who have already been relegated as they lie rock bottom of the division.
Head coach Dave Carson is looking for Highland to stamp their authority on their final game in Inverness, but is also wary of playing a team that have nothing to lose.
“We gave the boys the target of picking up 15 points from our final three home matches and then go down to Biggar in the final game.
“Boroughmuir will still be a tricky encounter, despite them being relegated.
“Teams such as them will approach a game like this with nothing to lose and will try to do things they don’t normally do when trying to pick up points.
“I expect them to throw the ball about, and hopefully that will play into our hands as that will make the game loose and we can snatch the ball off them.
“We need another five points which will push us up a place.
“If we finish in fifth place, then we will be pretty pleased with that.”
Carson says they owe it to the fans to put in another impressive performance at Canal Park to thank them for their support during their first full season since the impact of the pandemic.
“After the rough four games we had on the trot at the start of the year, we are now defending well and look to finish the campaign off well.
“If you finish the season off well, it gives you a lift going into the next campaign which is never too far away.
“It always gives a club a good buzz if you manage to get a good end to the season.”
Highland ran in seven tries last weekend in a 47–17 victory against Cartha Queens Park at Canal Park.