Praise for support as Albert net winning feeling

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.