Neil Marshall column: Tuesday‘s game was just one of those nights

Neil Marshall and Glenn Steel celebrate Lancaster City's first goal against Radcliffe.
Neil Marshall and Glenn Steel celebrate Lancaster City's first goal against Radcliffe.

I now know exactly how Jonjo Shelvey feels.

After the Swansea midfielder’s eventful night against Liverpool the other week, in our match with Clitheroe on Tuesday night I played more of a part than I’d want in some of the goals – both for and against.

Tuesday night I played more of a part than I’d want in some of the goals – both for and against.

I had a hand in the first for Jacko (Mark Jackson) then my header back was a bit too short for their equaliser.

And after we’d gone 2-1 up I gave away a penalty.

It was one of those where we both put our arms up and I think he went down like a sack of spuds, so it was disappointing.

In the dressing room afterwards it felt more like a loss than a draw after leading twice.

But a point away from home is certainly never a bad thing.

We’re still unbeaten and some of the other results on Tuesday night, like Darlington losing, means we’re effectively joint second, so we can’t be doing a lot wrong.

Saturday was bit more regulation for us against Radcliffe Borough. It was quite a strange game because they came and put 11 men behind the ball and Steely (Glenn Steel) and I got a lot of the possession of the ball.

We were 2-0 up before half-time and looked pretty comfortable.

They did get a goal back after the break but the next goal made the game safe.

This weekend we turn our attentions back to the FA Cup when we travel to Curzon Ashton.

I think it’s going to be a really good game against a side that are top of our league and have won seven of their eight games in the Evo-Stik First Division North this season.

The closer you get to the first round of the FA Cup the more excitement comes with it but we’ve got to treat it just like any other game.

We’re playing against a side in our division, not one from much higher up, and we go into the game full of confidence because we’re unbeaten.

There is no reason why we can’t go there and get something on Saturday.