Playing out the string it may be, but there’s still plenty of life left in the season for Dundee High with three games still to play before they close out theie 2016/17 league campaign.
An injury plagued season it may have been but High can still finish as high as fourth – one spot below last year’s finish – in BT National League One if they take full points from their remaining games, all on home ground at Mayfield.
The first is the meeting with Aberdeen Grammar for the Dallas Allardice Cup, and Dundee are fresh from the comeback win over Howe of Fife, where a young side eventually came away with victory despite being 21-7 down just after the break.
For Howe losing the Rankin Bowl match for the second time this season was another blow to a difficult campaign. Calum Harris’ sending off was the second time this season that they’ve suffered a red card against High, and on both occasions they saw a winning position evaporate while short-handed.
Howe complete their season at home to Jed-Forest, who are guaranteed a third place finish whatever the result of their visit to Duffus.
Kirkcaldy have two matches to play in National two and both are against teams below them in the division, Whitecraigs this weekend and the already relegated Ardrossan in Ayrshire next week.
Perthshire’s two remaining games will have no bearing on their own fate, decided two weeks ago, not the promotion race in National Three, and tomorrow’s match against RHC in their final home game of the season.
Matches this weekend:
National League One: Dundee HSFP v Aberdeen Grammar, Howe of Fife v Jed-Forest.
National League Two: Whitecraigs v Kirkcaldy.
National League Three: Perthshire v RHC.
Caledonia One: Strathmore v Harris Academy FP, Alloa v Gordonians.
Caledonia Two Midlands: Kirkcaldy II v Crieff & Strathearn