Boss confident Lancaster City can keep reeling in sides above them

Darren Peacock looks on against New Mills. Picture: Tony North
Darren Peacock looks on against New Mills. Picture: Tony North

Darren Peacock is confident Lancaster City can keep reeling in the sides above them in the table.

The Dolly Blues travel to second in the table Northwich Victoria on Saturday having got back to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over New Mills at Giant Axe.

Their fifth win in six games leaves the Blues 12th in the Evo-Stik First Division North ahead of the trip to Flixton with Vics set to make the return trip to the city just two weeks later.

Peacock said: “We’ve got no fear.

“I don’t think we’re far away from the top five or six teams in terms of the way we’re playing.

“The good thing is we’ve got 11 games to play against sides above us so we can keep clawing them back.

“We’ve got to play Northwich twice in quick succession and it will be tough.

“We’ve just got to keep progressing and clean sheets are vital.”

The win against New Mills saw City dominate the league’s second-bottom side almost from start to finish.

Peacock said: “It could have and probably should have been more.

“We created lots of chances and controlled pretty much the whole game.

“We know what situation New Mills are but there were some really pleasing performances.

“Ryan Winder did well on his first game back and we got another clean sheet.”

Sam Bailey will return to the squad against New Mills after suspension with Simon Wearing also expected to be available after illness.

A second information evening is being held for anyone interested in joining the club’s new academy programme for 16 to 18-year-olds.

Starting in September 2015 the Dolly Blues have been chosen to take part in the NPL Football Academy where students will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification as well as training every day and playing for the academy side in the NPL Football Academy League and in the FA Youth Cup.

Players can continue to play for their junior clubs at the weekend.

The event will be held in the Classroom at the Sports Centre, Lancaster University, on Wednesday, February 25, at 7pm.