Highland head coach Dave Carson hailed stand-off Scott Fraser after his side’s 57-21 victory against Cartha Queen’s Park.
The Canal Park side led 29-14 at the break thanks to tries from Mike Gordon, Ruaridh MacDonald, Oscar Baird and Stuart MacDonald with stand-off Fraser chipping in with three conversions and a penalty.
The hosts notched four more tries in the second period through Seamus Ross, Baird, Gordon Gregor and Rupeni Rokoduguni, which were all converted by Fraser.
Carson said: “It was a fantastic performance.
“We knew it was going to take a massive effort because Cartha Queen’s Park are the biggest side in the league.
“We weathered the storm in the first 40 minutes and we managed to stop their rolling mauls which really upset them as they had no plan B.
“The biggest standout was our number 10 Scott Fraser. It was the best display he has had in a Highland shirt and the best 10 display we have had in a Highland shirt for many years.
“I’m not one to give out praise too often but he played really well.
“He kicked really well, passed really well and kept bringing other players into the game.
“It was a very pleasing day.
“To score 51 points against any side in National 1 is a great achievement. We kept our shape very well and when the gaps appeared we were able to take our chances.
“It was fantastic as a coach to see that.”
The result leaves Highland in second position and only five points adrift of leaders Biggar, having played one game more.
The sides meet in South Lanarkshire this weekend and Carson expects a stern test.
He said: “It is going to be a massive game down there. We will take lots of positives.”