Dickson’s delight as Saints overcome ‘dodgy’ spell

Lee Dickson (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Lee Dickson (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Lee Dickson says Saturday’s success against Saracens was exactly what Saints needed after a ‘dodgy couple of weeks’.

Jim Mallinder’s men claimed a 25-20 victory at stadium:mk, banishing memories of big defeats at Clermont and Exeter in the previous two matches.

It also meant they remain in pole position for a home play-off semi-final - they are nine points clear of third-placed Saracens - with just two games of the regular season to go.

And Dickson, who made his 200th Saints appearance after coming on during the second half, was delighted to help his team get back on track.

“It was exactly what we needed,” said the scrum-half. “We’s had a dodgy previous couple of weeks and there had been a bit of soul-searching going on.

“We stayed together, which is the main thing. The brilliant thing about this club is that there are no little groups here and there.

“We are back on track for the end-of-season run-in. It was a very tough game against a very good team and we are over the moon to get the win.”