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Home advantage can help Highland to promotion


By Andrew Henderson


Andrew Findlater is back at full fitness for Highland's match against Howe of Fife where they can get promoted to National One. Picture: Callum Mackay
Andrew Findlater is back at full fitness for Highland's match against Howe of Fife where they can get promoted to National One. Picture: Callum Mackay

Dave Carson wants Highland Rugby Club to secure promotion this week so that they can share the success with their supporters.

Two points would be enough to see the Canal Park outfit move up to National One next season, with games at home against Howe of Fife on Saturday and away at third-placed Stewart’s Melville on April 27 still to come to wrap up the campaign.

Howe of Fife, meanwhile, sit bottom of the table and have already had their relegation down to National Three confirmed.

So as strong favourites, Highland want to capitalise on their first opportunity to go up and not leave it to a winner-takes-all match against Melville in Edinburgh.

“If we had to go down to Stewart’s Melville and come back with a win, we’re certainly capable of doing that but it would be more and more difficult,” Carson said.

“You can’t beat getting a promotion in front of your own fans at your own club."

Read more in today's Highland News.



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