Neil Marshall column: It’s good to get in the habit of winning ugly

Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.
Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.

It was a bit of a strange game against Wakefield.

In the first 10 or 15 minutes we had lots of possession and they were happy to sit back and hit us on the break.

They did that and took the lead through an own goal and we thought it was going to be one of those days when we hit the post and bar in the same attack.

So it was a bit of a relief when we went in level at half-time.

But as it’s Lancaster City we never do things easily and after going ahead we should have put the game away but needed the goals in the last 10 minutes to make sure of things.

We just needed to be patient and it’s the three points that matters.

Over the last month we’ve had to grind out a few results when we haven’t been at our best and that’s a good sign.

It’s something Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have made a habit of over the last 10 years.

As for my goal, I just remember Steely (Glenn Steel) nodding it down and then catching it sweetly on the turn.

It’s the first goal I’ve not scored with my head this season and it’s always nice to get on the scoresheet but it was all about the win.

We’ve got two more struggling teams this week in the shape of Radcliffe Borough and New Mills.

Sometimes it’s more difficult playing against the sides at the bottom because they’re fighting for their lives and after five wins in row we’re certainly the team to beat at the moment.