Neil Marshall column: Last two games sum up our season

Lancaster City skipper Neil Marshall. Picture: Tony North
Lancaster City skipper Neil Marshall. Picture: Tony North

I think you could say that the last few days sum up our season really.

On Saturday we did really well to win at a fancied side in Farsley but then slipped up against struggling Prescot in a game we should have put to bed before they got a late winner.

We played well at Farsley in the first half and got our noses in front.

We could have even had a couple more to be honest but it didn’t matter as in the second half they didn’t really test our ‘keeper.

It was really pleasing to defend how we did against a side that are looking at the play-offs.

On Tuesday night, conditions were difficult like they had been on Saturday with the really strong winds.

We made a slow start and improved in the second half but with 10 minutes to go Jacob (Davis) got caught on the edge of the area and they took their chance.

Overall though, with the Brighouse Town game I think we’re pretty pleased with six points out of nine from three away games on the spin.

We’re back at home on Saturday against the league’s form team Mossley.

Since the turn of the year they’ve been flying and are making a late run at the play-offs.

We need to start performing at Giant Axe.

We’ve been doing well on the road but it’s about time we gave our home fans something to shout about.

A busy period for us then ends with what is always a big game against Kendal Town at Parkside Road on Easter Monday.

There are obviously loads of connections between the teams, with Michael Stringfellow currently their manager and the likes of Jordan Connerton and Rob Henry playing for them.

They also beat us on Boxing Day so we’ll be looking to avenge that.

It’s a game everyone can’t wait for but first it’s about getting back to winning ways against Mossley on Saturday.