Tense Match Ends in Highland Win
By Peter Martin
Highland U18's traveled to Boroughmuir in the return fixture of the presidents conference.
It was a tense affair! Highland started strongly and for the first twenty minutes had most of the possession and territory but couldn’t convert it into points as they came up against a well organised defense across the park.
Carson kicked a penalty to give Highland a narrow lead but, it was Boroughmuir who scored first after a calamitous Highland fumble under their own posts which Boroughmuir pounced upon. Just before the break a Boroughmuir catch and drive from a lineout resulted in a score to lead 12-3 at half-time.
Highland continued to press in the second-half and were rewarded with a try following a break by Carson out wide to Maclennan and from the ruck McPherson scored on the right. Boroughmuir responded from a tap and go penalty and dived over to score. After a line-out Dinnes received a pass out wide and scored Highland's second with 10 minutes to go, but still four points adrift.
Highland continued to pin Boroughmuir back in their own half and after several chances it was McPherson who scored in the final minute to give Highland an important league win. Strong performances by Highland's back row of McPherson, Dinnes and Kent with Ryder also having a solid game.