Dixon's delight with Canadian tour
August 11, 2000

After Glasgow Caledonians' second win of their Canadian tour - a 55-14 victory over the Pacific Coast Grizzlies - head coach Richie Dixon declared himself well pleased with the trip so far.

Dixon said: "We have had some very encouraging signs from the likes of newcomers Lee Harrison and Colin Stewart who were both in the starting line-up against the Grizzlies and the performances from Craig Sangster and Matt McGrandles is certainly what we are looking for."

Sangster indeed made the break which put James Craig in for the Reds second try but the winger had to be replaced shortly afterwards.

"James took a knock on the shoulder and we will wait and see if he will be fit for the closing match against British Columbia on Saturday," said Dixon. "But one thing this trip has seen is the hard work paying off for the players who had long-term injuries.

"Craig Chalmers, Steve Griffiths, Willie Anderson and Gareth Flockhart have all played and it has been great for them to get back into things after long absences."

Gordon Bulloch, who with Fraser Stott had a hand in the second of number eight Roland Reid's three tries, was another who was glad to be back in the fray. "Gordon played the whole of the game and came through it well," said Dixon.

Dixon admitted that the match against British Columbia will be a harder test than the previous two games. "We have built from a narrow win in the first match to getting closer to the way we want to play in the game against the Grizzlies and to finish off with this sort of opposition should put us in good fettle for our first league match."

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