Boss Peacock pleased with FA Cup display and ready for hectic period

Lancaster's Garry Hunter and Farsley's Marc Thompson battle for the ball. Picture: James Grayson.
Lancaster's Garry Hunter and Farsley's Marc Thompson battle for the ball. Picture: James Grayson.
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Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock was pleased with his side’s display as they moved into the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The Dolly Blues were 3-1 victors at Farsley in their preliminary round tie on Saturday in what had looked like a tough draw.

Peacock said: “We switched things around in terms of personnel and created the same number of chances but put a better percentage away which is really good.

“The defending across the pitch is getting better and better from everyone as well.

“Farsley had made a decent start and are a strong side so it was really pleasing.”

The head coach hopes his side can carry on the momentum of their unbeaten start into their return to Evo-Stik First Division North action at Harrogate Railway Athletic on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues then host Prescot Cables at Giant Axe on Tuesday, September 10.

Peacock said: “Hopefully we can carry that on this weekend and continue to instil confidence into the players.

“It’s a big thing in football and can only help us be more consistent.”

The visit of Prescot Cables to Giant Axe next week represents the first of several midweek games for City as the club’s cup commitments increase.

It is something Peacock knows will put a strain on his small squad.

He said: “We’ve got a very busy schedule from now on and hopefully injuries and suspensions won’t play a big part.

“We’ve got a smallish squad but if the games start to build up it means we’re doing well.

“We want to win every game and will put out the strongest side we can but we can’t expect the amount of games going up not to have an affect on the players.

“But when you’re winning you’re enjoying yourselves and long may it continue.”

Following the victory over Farsley the Dolly Blues have been handed a trip to Northern League side Spennymoor Town in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round.

The tie will be played on Saturday, September, 14 in a 3pm kick-off after Spennymoor beat Newton Aycliffe 3-0 in their preliminary round replay on Tuesday night.