Dundee High still have a chance of grabbing a creditable top-four finish following their 17-14 win over bottom side Hillhead Jordanhill at Mayfield on Saturday.
High led 7-0 at the break thanks to a try from No8 Ryan Milne converted by Harry Miller but in the second half it took two tries from Ryan again and wing Stuart Barlow to clinch the result
Hills had tries from No 10 Nic Jurisic and lock Luke McKinney with Jurisic converting both and were left with a feeling, not only from this match but from the whole season, of what might have been.
Given the home side’s dismal record, Howe of Fife travelled to Haddington for their BT National 2 clash with the aim of improving their points differential as well as collecting five points which they duly did, falling one short of a half century with a 49-15 win.
They were in the driving seat at the break with a 27-3 lead but all credit to Haddington they stuck on another dozen points in the second half.
Iain Bousie and Fraser Clark had a couple of tries each for Howe with the other five coming from Stewart Lathangie, Brodie Runciman, Graeme Steedman Ross Christie and Conor Dow with Dom Martin and Ian Nelson adding a conversion apiece.
Howe now sit second in the table, six points behind Musselburgh who they face at Stoneyhill on March 28, but with two games in hand while a 52-10 win for Hamilton at Whitecraigs sees them, having played a game more than Howe, two points behind in third.
Fifth placed Aberdeenshire closed the gap on Falkirk with a 30-3 win at Fort Matilda against Greenock Wanderers.
In BT National League Division 3, it looked like the trip to east Kilbride was going to prove fruitless for Perthshire but they came back from 15-6 down at half-time to nab a 23-18 win.