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Highland walking on Ayr but miss out on bonus point

By Will Clark

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National One

Highland 28

Ayr 3

HIGHLAND have moved up to third place in National One after a 25-point victory over Ayr at Canal Park.

However they have fallen five points behind league leaders Biggar after failing to get a bonus point due to only scoring three tries.

Biggar defeated Heriot's Blues 36-14 in Edinburgh to move to 35 points with Melrose second on 32 after their 32-19 win over Stirling Wolves and Highland third on 30.

Mike Gordon scored Highland's opening try.
Mike Gordon scored Highland's opening try.

Highland fell behind to an early Ayr penalty but went 5-3 up when Mike Gordon scored an unconverted try.

Scott Fraser scored two penalties to make it 11-3 at half time.

Craig Irvine extended Highland's lead with another penalty from 35 metres to make it 14-3 in the second half.

Hugo Crush and Connor Ross scored two converted tries to make it 28-3 but Highland were unable to find the crucial fourth try to earn the bonus point.

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