Praise for support as Albert net winning feeling

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HAWICK Royal Albert manager Lawrie Dunn has paid tribute to everyone involved with the club after masterminding their second win of the season last Saturday – and just their second win at Albert Park in three years.

There were scenes of celebration in the stand, with a large attendance of youngsters, and on the pitch as the referee’s whistle blew signalling a 2-1 victory for Royalists against Easthouses Lily.

And Dunn was quick to offer thanks to everyone who played a part in the success. He told the Hawick News: “We’ve been playing quite well recently and a win was overdue, so it’s brilliant that one has come along. The entire team played well, and what a fantastic support we received from the young boys in the stand. This meant a lot to the players, they got a real lift from it and I would like to thank them for all their encouragement.”

Albert chairman Graeme Paxton was equally thrilled.He said: “It was good to get a win and I’m very happy for our manager Lawrie and his assistant Graeme Chadwick who have been putting in a lot of hard work. I’m chuffed for the players, too, as they’ve deserved a win.

“It was superb to get such a great support from the young laddies in the stand. Youngsters get in free and it’s nice to see them cheering us on.”

Adding with a smile, Paxton, who had said in last week’s Hawick News that his fridge was full of champagne waiting for the Albert to win a game, said: “My fridge is now empty but I’m quite happy about that.”

Royalists tackle Duns away from home in this afternoon’s East of Scotland First Division match.