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Highland reward support with win in final home game over Boroughmuir

By Andrew Henderson

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Highland Rugby Club head coach Dave Carson was pleased to mark their final home game of the season with a win over Boroughmuir.

Highland won their final home game of the season.
Highland won their final home game of the season.

It marked the end of a run of three consecutive matches at Canal Park, and they made sure to take a maximum 15 points in Inverness with a 40–21 triumph over the Edinburgh outfit.

Victory moved Highland up to joint-fifth in the National One table, and the players and coaching staff made sure to mark their appreciation for the home support after the final whistle on Saturday.

“The place was buzzing, and the boys really appreciated that as normal,” Carson reasoned.

“At the end of the game all the players lined up and applauded the balcony for all the support they’ve given us all season, and thanking everyone at the club for pushing us through and getting us some victories at home.

“You don’t realise the way the noise comes down on to the pitch from the balcony. They’re very vocal and it has been a great support all season. The boys really appreciate it, and the club appreciates all the support we get.

“We’ve had some really tough games that we’ve pulled through in the end, and it has certainly been the noise coming from the balcony that has pushed the boys on and given them an extra bit of zip.”

A nip and tuck first half against Boroughmuir gave way to a dominant second in Highland’s favour, and Carson felt there was a familiar issue before the interval.

“It was a frustrating first half – quite similar to the week before,” Carson explained.

“Boys were trying too hard, really keen to finish the season off well, but that just disrupted things a wee bit.

“We had a chat at half time and calmed things down, then rattled in five tries in the second half which was a really pleasing way to end at home.”

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