TONY Hesketh says his Lancaster City side have left themselves with a “mountain to climb” if they are to reach play-offs after two defeats over the Easter weekend.
The pair of 2-1 defeats came first at home to fellow promotion-chasers Witton Albion on Saturday and then at Clitheroe on Easter Monday.
However Hesketh is refusing to throw in the towel ahead of a tough trip to second-placed Curzon Ashton on Saturday with the results leaving City two points outside the play-offs with a game in hand on Farsley and Garforth above them.
He said: “That wasn’t what we expected or needed and it’s hard to put your finger on why.
“It was men against boys on Saturday and Witton fully deserved the victory.
“I expected more on Monday but the performance against Clitheroe was very lacklustre. We didn’t create enough chances for our strikers and got sucker punched at the end.
“But we’re still in there and it’s still very much alive. There will be twists and turns before the end of the season but we’ve given ourselves a mountain to climb.”
See the Lancaster Guardian (12-04-12) for full story.