Sep 30 2010 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
HAMILTON Rugby Club coach Dale Lyon watched with pride as his side opened their new Laigh Bent facilities with a thrilling derby win over Premier Three rivals Dalziel on Saturday.
The Bulls cemented second place in the third tier of Scotland’s Premiership with a 37-24 win that sent the Motherwell side spinning from third to sixth.
Lyon was delighted with the result but felt under pressure to deliver after the club spent £450,000 refurbishing playing facilities.
Dale said “It was good to finally get my chance to be in charge of the young Bulls team on home soil.
“The team put on a good show for the large crowd and came away from the match with full points in the bag.
“The new facilities are outstanding – the committee really have delivered first-class facilities and we’ve got to now raise our game.
“Every game is important but this was a derby match and it was the first game at home this season, so it was great to win it.
“We’re gelling and progressing forward, and getting better all the time.
“The team is still maturing and are some way off reaching what I feel their full potential may be.
“However, having reviewed the DVD, there was a great amount of good rugby played and I am excited about how far this team can go.”
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