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Highland wary of relegation threatened opposition in clash at Inverness


By Will Clark


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HEAD coach Dave Carson says Highland must be wary of facing Cartha Queens Park who are fighting to avoid relegation from National One.

Highland wary of relegation threatened opposition in clash at Inverness
Highland wary of relegation threatened opposition in clash at Inverness

Highland welcome the Glasgow outfit to Inverness tomorrow who are second bottom of the division, with the bottom two being relegated to National Two.

Highland are comfortably safe from relegation in seventh place and are looking to win their final three matches of the season with fifth still achievable.

But Carson admitted that Cartha Queens Park will go into the match with a lot more to play for and it is vital his players don’t take their foot off the brake.

“We have to be wary of these teams as if we were in their position we would be fighting for our lives as well,” says Carson.

“Our players will have to be prepared for a fight and a battle where we can’t allow them to get ahead or give them confidence that they can go and win the game.”

Despite their poor form, Cartha Queens Park have beaten Highland this season, a 24–20 victory in Glasgow in October.

Highland defeated Stirling Wolves 47–21 last weekend as they ran in seven tries.

Patrick Ratumaisese scored the opening try with Gordon Gregor, Owen MacDonald, Adriu Muritoki and Rory Cross also crossing the line as Highland were 33–14 in front at the break. Jonny Milton and Rupeni Rokoduguni scored tries in the second half to complete the rout.

Carson wants to give players from the second team, that won the Caledonia North Two title, a chance in the first XV.

“Alex MacDonald managed to get a full 40 minutes and did well,” he said.

“He came on as hooker for Kevin Brown and did really well and did a good job carrying the ball. He is one player we are looking to push on and get ready for the summer to challenge for a place in the first XV next season.”


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