Neil Marshall column: Time to put league run together

Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall in action against Bamber Bridge. Picture: Tony North
Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall in action against Bamber Bridge. Picture: Tony North
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It’s been one step forward, one step back this season.

We’ve got Radcliffe Borough at Giant Axe on Saturday.

It’s a game that on paper we should be winning but it’s also the kind of match where we’ve struggled at times.

We’ve done well in the bigger games but need to put it together week-in week-out now and start getting on a run in the league.

We’ve got to go into every game expecting to win, not because they’re easy but because we know we can beat anyone on our day.

The distraction of the FA Cup is out of the way now so the league has to have our complete focus.

And we need to climb up to the sharp end sooner rather than later.

Saturday’s draw with Bamber Bridge in the FA Trophy felt like a defeat.

We went in front early through Killer (Tom Kilifin) and they had a lot of pressure without creating really good chances.

But then to concede so late on was a real blow.

Tuesday night’s attempt at the replay was really disappointing too.

There was a bit of traffic on the motorway so we diverted through Preston and got the call about the game being called off about 10 minutes from the ground.

It’s tough when you get in the frame of mind for a game and then it gets called off late in the day.

But if officials didn’t think the ground was safe enough then you can’t really argue with that and we’ll try again next Tuesday.