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Rustiness not an issue for Highland after slow start against Cartha Queens Park


By Andrew Henderson


Dave Carson insists early-season rustiness was not to blame for Highland Rugby Club’s slow start away at Cartha Queens Park last weekend.

Highland had to come from behind after a slow start to beat Cartha Queens Park in their first National One game of the season. Picture: James MacKenzie
Highland had to come from behind after a slow start to beat Cartha Queens Park in their first National One game of the season. Picture: James MacKenzie

The Greens found themselves 24-0 behind after half an hour, but two tries before half time sparked a turnaround and Highland ended up winning 50-36 in Glasgow.

Carson’s side usually travel well, winning on the road more often than not as they raced through the national leagues with back to back promotions.

It was a difficult problem for him to put his finger on, but Carson quickly brushed off the idea that his players were still getting up to speed.

“I wouldn’t say it was rustiness, I don’t know what happened,” Carson said.

“We’ll have to look at it, but we’d had a good pre-season, we’d had a good win in the cup."

Read more in today's Highland News.



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