The fact that they moved their match to Forthill did Dundee High Rugby no harm as they ran out comfortable 36-14 winners over Jedforest on Saturday and stay on course for fourth spot in BT National 1 with three matches left.
With three games left including Saturday’s clash with Cartha Q/P at Duffus Park to play it was no time for Howe to slip up with another off day, but they made no mistake as they put the Dumbreck men to the sword to the tune of 71-19.
They were out of sight at the break with a 38-19 lead and almost doubled that in the second half thanks to a hat-trick from Gordon Thomson.
There were also two tries apiece from Terry Turpie and Bill Wardlow and one each from Cammy Ellison, Chris Mason, Ian Wilson and Dom Martin, with Martin landing eight conversions.
Howe have two to play and sit one point behind Musselburgh and the battle between these two at Stoneyhill next Saturday promises to be an epic since it will be the home side’s final match and will virtually decide who wins the BT National 2 title.
Jack Bull grabbed a hat- trick for Perthshire in their 57-14 destruction of Hawick YM, but even he was outgunned by Duncan Clow who notched 22 points with two tries and six conversions.
Sam Nicholl, Andy Whitelaw and a penalty try completed the scoring to leave Perthshire sixth in the BT National 3 table and as the seasons draws to a close, it is perhaps a more respectable finish than looked likely earlier in the season.