Lancaster City have eyes on eighth in table

Trevor Sinclair and Darren Peacock look on as Simon Wearing attacks the Darlington defence on Saturday. Picture: Tony North
Trevor Sinclair and Darren Peacock look on as Simon Wearing attacks the Darlington defence on Saturday. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City will look to cap a fine second half of the season with a final-day victory on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues complete their Evo-Stik First Division North campaign at Harrogate Railway Athletic knowing victory will see them leapfrog their Yorkshire hosts into ninth in the table.

Defeat for Warrington at Clitheroe could even see Darren Peacock’s side finish as high as eighth despite languishing in the wrong half of the table before Christmas.

City go into the game on a good run of form having held title-chasing Darlington to a 0-0 draw in front of a bumper Giant Axe crowd on Saturday.

And Lancaster could be playing in front of another healthy attendance on Saturday with Harrogate offering free entry for all fans on a designated supporters’ day.

Off the field it has also been a good week for the Dolly Blues with goalkeeper Mike Hale capping a fine season between the sticks by being named the best goalkeeper in the Evo-Stik First Division North at the Northern Premier League’s annual awards ceremony.

The big stopper has been key in the second-half revival at Giant Axe, keeping 13 clean sheets in his last 21 games.

The club will hold their own end of the season awards evening on Friday, May 1.

Presentations will be held for the first team, reserves and ladies at Lancaster Brewery on Lancaster Leisure Park from 7.30pm.

Supporters are welcome for an evening that will see awards including the Joe Stephenson Memorial Trophy for highest marks across the season in the Lancaster Guardian and the Lancaster Guardian player of the year handed out.

The Dolly Blues are running a coach to the game at Harrogate. Call 01524 382238 to book your seat.