Highland walking on Ayr but miss out on bonus point
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.
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.