Neil Marshall column: Next few weeks look like they will define our season

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

If you were to ask me when the last game was I’d actually have to think about.

We’ve had three postponed since the Mossley defeat which on the football side of things is frustrating because we want to bounce back.

The game against Bamber Bridge was called off at the last minute which was annoying and then we were ready for New Mills to be off because of the amount of rain that had fallen.

I was one of the lucky ones but the problems in and around Lancaster ahead of Tuesday’s match with Ashton Athletic put things into perspective a bit and it was the right decision not to play given the power and electricity issues in the area.

Now it looks like we’ll be able to get back to playing football when Scarborough Athletic visit Giant Axe on Saturday.

We’ve ended up training down on the 3G at Myerscough which is a great facility and the mood in the camp is pretty good.

It will be good to get stuck in again and I think we can call Saturday’s match the first of a busy Christmas and New Year period.

It is always a vital time and we know it can define our season.

Looking at the size of the club Scarborough are you’d think they might be higher than they are but at the moment they are just below us in the table.

It’s one of those games where as the home side we shouldn’t be thinking about anything else but a win.

A positive result would set us up nicely for the rearranged game against Ashton on Tuesday night.

It’s often a competition that sides don’t take seriously but looking at our position the reality is we’ve got a good chance of getting to a major final.

It’s a quarter-final tie and there are plenty of lower ranked teams left in it.

You never know in the cup so it would be great to get to a final at the Macron Stadium.

And if you can get that far who knows in a one-off game?