Lancaster boss Peacock: We need to start climbing table

Darren Peacock.
Darren Peacock.

It may be early days but Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock is keen for his side to start climbing the table.

The Dolly Blues picked up another big FA Cup win at West Allotment Celtic on Saturday but sit 14th in the Evo-Stik First Division North with seven points from their first six games.

City were 5-0 winners in the North East in the first qualifying round tie and Peacock hopes his side can take that form into the games at New Mills on Saturday and at home to Padiham next Tuesday night, September 23.

The head coach said: “The cup results are good but the main focus is the league.

“We know how well we can play and it’s about taking that regularly into the league.

“We want to move up and get ourselves into contention.

“I know it’s early days but we want to get ourselves at the right end.

“It’s been frustrating but winning breeds confidence.”

Having won 7-0 in the preliminary round of the FA Cup at Washington it was another fine day for City against a Northern League side on Saturday. 
Peacock said; “They were pretty resilient in the first half but we stepped it up in the second.

“The lads reacted well to the team talk and got a foothold in the game with the second goal.

“We grew from there, scored a few goals and played some really nice football.

“It could have been double figures to be honest.”

City found out on Monday they will travel to Evo-Stik Premier Division side FC United of Manchester in the second qualifying round on Saturday, September 27, and Peacock is relishing the challenge.

He said: “It’s a really good cup tie.

“I haven’t had them watched yet but I don’t think there’s much difference in quality between our league and theirs.

“We’ve got nothing to fear whatsoever.”

The Dolly Blues have nearly a clean bill of health for the games against New Mills and Padiham with Lee Dodgson and Rob Henry the only absentees.