Dunn full of praise for town’s youth footballers

HAWICK Royal Albert manager Lawrie Dunn has spoken of his admiration of the town’s youth football set-up.

Dunn and players Andy Noble and Graham Burnett were interested spectators at last week’s Under-17s match as Hawick trounced neighbours Selkirk 5-0.

And the Albert boss admitted he was impressed with what he saw.

He said: “I thought Hawick were excellent. They used the ball well, their passing was great and they looked well organised. They’ve obviously been well coached.

“The entire team played well, but one or two players stood out in particular.

“This was good to see as these boys are the future of Hawick football and hopefully the future of Hawick Royal Albert.”

The Albert return to action tomorrow as they travel to play Peebles Rovers.

Looking ahead to the match, Dunn said: “With Andy Jack having moved to Wales to work we will have a trialist in goal.

“Peebles are down at the bottom of the league with us and I think we’ve got a very good chance of getting a win.

“Not scoring goals has been our problem, but hopefully we can sort this out on Saturday.”