2nd half of the season starts with an away game.
With the exception of the twice postponed away trip to Aberdeen Grammar, the 1st half of the season has been completed.
This weekend, 3rd Dec, we get underway in the 2nd half of the season with a lengthy trip to Millbrae home of Ayr RFC for what is sure to be a tough game.
The clubs have shared the honours in the fixture over the last few seasons and the games have always been competitive.
Last year each team won their respective away games. This season Highland won the opening fixture of season against Ayr by 26-17 at Canal Park.
This was Ayr’s last defeat before going on an impressive 9 match unbeaten run which saw them rise up to 2nd in the table in pursuit of Kelso at the top. Which set up last weeks top of the table clash in Ayr nicely.
Ayr will therefore be looking to get back on track after losing 21-22 to Kelso in a game that Ayr had led 21-5 at half time. As a result Ayr slipped to 3rd in the table with Melrose rising to 2nd with an impressive win over Gala.
Highlands recent form has been improving, with Davie Carson stating that the team has been delivering some of our best rugby in recent weeks. The coaching team are certain there is more to come from the lads.
Highlands troubles have really been on the road, so it’s expected that the team will have gained confidence from their come from behind victory at Myreside against Watsonian FC last Saturday.
The way the results went last weekend meant no change in respect to Highlands league standing – so the club remains in 5th position having played one game less than the rest of the top 7 teams.
This is undoubtedly a tough fixture – but definitely winnable. Most of this Highland squad have had experience of winning at Millbrae in the same fixture last season and it would be great to see them do it again.