Lydon dedicates Goldington Road victory to fans

27th November 2016

Peter Lydon insisted that it was important to repay the supporters on Friday night with the win over Bedford Blues after a difficult week.

The Scots responded with a gutsy 13-10 win at Goldington Road after a defeat in the Athletic Ground Derby to rivals Richmond in the previous match.

Scottish trailed 10-0 with just 20 minutes to go but a try from Dave Cherry as well as two penalties and a conversion from Lydon ensured that the Scots moved up to seventh in the Greene King IPA Championship. 

“We owed that one to the fans. What we showed them in the Richmond match was completely unacceptable and we had been working hard all week to put it right so hopefully the win over Bedford goes some way to repay them.” Said the 24-year-old.

Lydon kicked a crucial touchline conversion before a late penalty to put the Scots in front, but refused to take any of the credit despite the match-winning kicks. 

“The boys worked incredibly hard and really fronted up. We struggled in the first half but the second half performance was one of the best since I’ve been at the club and it’s a massive relief to get the win against a good side.”

He added: “The conditions were really tough and it was the kind of match where you couldn’t play too much rugby. We controlled territory in the second half and ultimately that’s what won us the match.”

The Irishman has now taken his tally up to a huge 563 points in 66 appearances for the Scots, and is hoping to build on that next Friday when the Scots host another London derby against third-placed Ealing Trailfinders at the Athletic Ground.

“In the three local home matches we’ve let the fans down so we’ll be looking to build on the win over Bedford and get a victory. Anyone can beat anyone in this league and if we can improve our consistency we’ll start climbing the table so that needs to start on Friday.”

He continued: “It’s the last league match before we’re back to the British and Irish Cup so it’s crucial to end this block of league matches positively.”

Tickets and hospitality are still available for the Ealing match on Friday, and can be purchased by clicking here. 



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