Neil Marshall column: Our great fans can roar us on to Darlington win

Neil Marshall.
Neil Marshall.

This Saturday’s game is the kind of game that every player wants to be involved in.

Darlington are the biggest side in the league because of their history and fanbase but we feel we should have beaten them earlier in the season when we drew 0-0 at Giant Axe.

There’ll be a big crowd but we go there knowing we can get a result and that we’re due a bit of luck.

We’ll also be roared on by a healthy travelling support.

I understand we’ve sold out a couple of coaches.

I’ve always said that the Lancaster City fans, especially the groups that make the trips away, are the best fans in the league by a mile.

They’ve been great to me since my first game.

They may not always be huge in number but they certainly always make themselves heard. Saturday’s defeat against Ramsbottom was disappointing but I really don’t think the scoreline reflected the game.

It certainly flattered them despite them probably being the best team we’ve played this season.

Conditions were difficult but we can’t make any excuses.

They scored just before half-time which is never a good time to concede.

We got ourselves back in the game but as we have done so many times we seemed to shoot ourselves in the foot.

I thought there was only going to be one winner but we conceded as we were the ones doing the attacking.

And then they nicked another late on to make sure of the result.

It was disappointing but there’s plenty of games left and with the weather we’re still at a stage where some teams have played a lot more games than others.

They’ll be plenty more twists and turns and the league might only sort itself out with three games to go!