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Everyone welcome to join in with Greens' title party

By Matt Leslie

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IT’s party time at Millbank tomorrow and all are welcome as Caithness aim to celebrate their promotion to the Scottish National League set-up with a final day win against Dunfermline.

A long, hard season reached a satisfying end when a four-try bonus point from the Greens during last week’s loss at Strathmore clinched the Caledonia League title and, with it, a place within the higher echelons of Scottish club rugby.

Naturally it is hoped that tomorrow’s home fixture against Dunfermline will be the last Caledonia League match they’ll have to play – after all, having reached the national leagues, Caithness will want to make themselves a permanent fixture.

That will be a discussion for another day and celebrating the here and now will be top priority.

Reflecting on last weekend’s success, skipper Marc Anderson said: “It was a bit weird to be coming off the pitch at full-time having been beaten but feeling delighted.

“Of course we wanted to do it in style with a win but one point is what we needed and that is what we got with our four tries.

“We came into the dressing room and talked about the magnitude of what we had achieved and then went back out to crack open the champagne.

“We lost, but this promotion was achieved with many victories over the season – especially away at Alloa a few months back, because no-one ever seems to win down there but we managed to.”

Anderson was celebrating something else last weekend – breaking his own points record.

He added: “I held the last one, having broken a long-standing one a couple of years ago.

“It stood at 273 points and, after the points I scored against Strathmore, the new record now stands at 277.

“Hopefully I can get the opportunity to add to that against Dunfermline.

“More importantly, we want to bow out of this season – and the Caledonia League – with one last victory.

“Hopefully we can get a big crowd because it’s sure to be a great day.”

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