Mackie had travelled Inverness early on in the season to be given a lesson in rugby.
Mackie were missing six players from the previous week but such is the strength in depth now that new players were drafted in with no appreciable effect on the team
Playing into the wind and sun in the first half, Mackie were soon on the offensive and after 10 minutes Atkins charged down a kick. It bounced kindly and Atkins pounced on the ball for an easy touchdown. Levack converted for a 7–0 lead. Highland replied with an unconverted try. After 30 minutes the ball was swung wide by Mitchell to flanker Mike Kelly who burst through two tackles and go over for a lovely score.
Highland, not to be outdone made their way up the park and scored a lovely try under the posts which they converted to leave the half-time score 12–10.
A tremendous tackle by Akaoula lifted the tempo and Ed Packman broke through two tackles and rounding the full back with ease before scampering round under the posts for a great individual score which Levack converted.
A last minute penalty gave Highland a losing bonus point.