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by Jack Nixon Highland may not have realised their dream of winning promotion to the Premiership in this the year of its 100th anniversary of the Canal Park, but will gain a degree of consolation should their second and third teams go on to land two of the four Caley titles. 3rd Highland will win Caley 4 North tomorrow should they beat Fraserbugh by seven points or more away from home, pipping Dyce to the title in the process, whereas 2nd Highland will have to wait until March 5 to clinch Caley 2 North when a win against Mackie FP would bring up the double for the Inverness side. They could in fact bring forward their moment of glory by a week were 2nd Aberdeen Grammar to beat current leaders Aberdeenshire who have already been promoted on February 26. Dave Carson, the Highland head coach paid tribute to his four coaches who have taken the two reserve teams to within touching distance of titles. “Nathan Maclaughlan abd Blair Lockwood have done great jobs with seconds, while Stuart Lewis and Colin Wallace have been equally impressive with the thirds. We are in a good place, as witness the fact we had 66 players available for selection last weekend. We have a lot to celebrate this year, and much to build on for next season,”said Carson. In Caley Division I, Orkney are back in action after a five week break, keen to hunt down leaders Dunfermline who are 11 points clear but have played four more games than the islanders. Orkney are at Groats Road where they meet Aberdeen Wanderers, while the Fifers are away to Blairgowrie. In Caley 2 North, Banff host old rivals Mackie at Duff House where two of the most respected teams in North - east rugby will attempt to get their games in shape for next season, now their hopes of promotion for this season have gone. In the same division Ross Sutherland will have similar ideas when they entertain 2nd Aberdeen Grammar. In Caley 3 North, now that 2nd Gordonians have clinched the title, second placed RAF Lossiemouth will attempt to be the first side to lower the colours of the Countesswells side at the RAF base. Kinloss Eagles are at home to Aberdeen University.

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