Lancaster City keeping fans on edge of their seat

Lancaster City players celebrate Darren Green's goal against Curzon.
Lancaster City players celebrate Darren Green's goal against Curzon.

Lancaster City joint boss Neil Wainwright admitted his side were never dull to watch after seeing them come from behind twice to beat Curzon Ashton on Saturday.

In one of only three games across the three Evo-Stik leagues to beat the weather, The Dolly Blues rallied in the second half to beat 10-man Curzon 3-2.

And Wainwright said watching his side wasn’t good for his health at times.

“We don’t do anything easily!” he said.

“We always seem to make things hard and I’ve nearly lost my voice and have got a headache from all the screaming and shouting.

“But I’m pleased the lads have come through in the end.”

The visitors had to play the majority of the game with 10 men after Scott Metcalfe’s ninth-minute red card but Wainwright said it took his side a while to adjust to their numerical advantage.

“I think if anything it helped them at first,” said the joint City boss.

“We started really well and then after the red card the lads took their foot off the pedal and we found ourselves 2-1 down. But obviously as the game wore on and players got more tired it helped us.

“We’ve looked like getting the results for a few weeks now and now we’ve beaten two good sides in Farsley and Curzon.

“We’ve said to the lads that we can beat the good sides in the league but the difficult thing has been the mental side. They’ve got to believe it themselves.”

The win was City’s second in a row with Wainwright hoping his side can make it three when they visit local rivals Bamber Bridge on Boxing Day.

“We had been on a losing run but now we’ve got the potential to put a few wins together,” he said.

“We’ve got the Bamber Bridge derby on boxing day which is another chance to get a good result.

“And over Christmas the games come thick and fast to it’s a good chance to get a run going.”

The Dolly Blues have a few former Bamber Bridge players in their ranks, something Wainwright thinks might add a bit to the derby fixture.

He said: “The game has got the extra edge as a derby but it’s also just another three points for us.

“A few of our lads have played for them though so maybe we’ll get a bit more out of them on the day.”