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Greens are just one point from glory

By Matt Leslie

ONE more point will create history for Caithness Rugby Club following their dramatic victory at Glenrothes.

With two games left, they are closing in on promotion to national league division three.

The Greens needed a bit of luck on Saturday, however, as a last-minute Glenrothes penalty hit the bar to ensure they would head back up the A9 with a 26-25 victory.

They ran in four tries via Hamish Coghill (2), Evan Sutherland and Craig Chambers. Marc Anderson edged closer to breaking his club scoring record with three conversions.

It took a barnstorming comeback to put them into contention having been 25-14 down at one stage – only edging in front with minutes to spare.

Lest we forget the last-gasp penalty miss from Glenrothes which boss Tom McGee admitted that he thought the game was up for Caithness when it was awarded.

He said: “I must admit, I thought their kicker was going to get it. It was a difficult kick from about 40 metres out but the way he’d been kicking all day, you’d have thought he would nail this one.

“However, and fortunately for us, his effort clipped the underside of the bar and we held on to win.

“It was a tense game and tense is the word I’d use to describe our performance.

“Teams are challenging us much more than earlier in the season. However, close though the game was, our objective was to win the game and get a bonus point – we did both and now we just need one more point to win promotion to the National League Division Three when we visit Strathmore on Saturday.”

Elsewhere, Strathmore kept up their slim chances of catching Caithness in the promotion race after they dished out a 26-0 victory at Aberdeen Wanderers.

Alloa were in fine form away to Banff as they came away with a convincing 45-22 win. Dunfermline edged out Harris FP in a 27-22 thriller.

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