Neil Marshall column: I was gutted to see joint bosses go

Former Lancaster City managers Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow.
Former Lancaster City managers Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow.

I would like to thank Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow for all they did during their time at the club.

When the news broke early last week it was a surprise to us all and I must admit that I was gutted.

They’re two top lads who brought a feel-good factor back to the club and the players.

The board decided that they wanted to cut the budget which I fully understand and it shows what kind of lads Wainy and Stringy are as they stood down so they didn’t have to get rid of any players.

They’re two very good friends of mine and I wish them every success in the future because I believe they will have many successful years in football and it’s just a shame it couldn’t be with Lancaster City.

Moving on to Saturday, I thought the lads showed tremendous character to play the way we did against a good Mossley side.

It had obviously been a difficult week and we started the game really brightly. We had a couple of chances and Rory Winters had a great strike that hit the post.

In the second half both sides seemed to cancel each other out with the defences being on top.

It was pleasing as we looked solid and if we had gone on to win the game I don’t think anybody could have complained.

This Saturday, Ossett Town visit Giant Axe and because of a postponement earlier in the season we haven’t played them yet.

Looking at the table they’re in a similar position to us so I’m sure that will make for a good game.

If we play anything like we did on Saturday I’m sure we can take the three points.

We just need to enjoy the rest of the season as there’s no pressure on us now and then we’ll see what happens next season.