Lancaster boss Brown refuses to get carried away ahead of Clitheroe clash

New Lancaster City manager Phil Brown. Picture: Tony North.
New Lancaster City manager Phil Brown. Picture: Tony North.

New Lancaster City boss Phil Brown refused to get ahead of himself after an exciting 3-2 win over Ossett Town on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues were in total control of proceedings and found themselves three goals to the good but a lapse in concentration saw them concede two goals late on.

After picking up a first win under Brown’s stewardship City next host Clitheroe on Tuesday night.

Brown said: “I want to take it one game at a time.

“I know it’s an old cliché but we just want to win as many games as we can.

“My aspiration and my team’s aspiration is to do as well as we possibly can. Obviously we want to stay at the right end of the table and the win today lifts us up a bit.

“Let’s have a look at Christmas, let’s get a few more games under our belt, let’s see where we are.

“Then we can reassess and if we have a chance of being up there then that’s fine. If it’s a consolidation sort of season then that’s fine as well.

“I’m fairly positive but I’m also not going to set any unrealistic targets until I’ve got a little bit more knowledge and a little bit more information in terms of what we’ve got at the club.”

Brown was extremely pleased with his team’s display on Saturday but admitted that they need to work on certain aspects of their game to ensure that they don’t put themselves under any unnecessary pressure.

The City boss said: “I thought we looked very dangerous on the break in the first half and I thought we defended quite well and we scored two excellent goals to go in at half time 2-0 up.”

“We rode our luck on a couple of occasions through lack of communication more than anything else. But overall I thought we fully deserved the three points.

“Yes, we gave ourselves a bit of a scare in the last 10 minutes and I put that down to maybe switching off and lack of concentration. But overall I’m happy to get my first win.”

The Clitheroe game at Giant Axe is a 7.45pm kick-off.