Neil Marshall column: Poor run means it’s now win at all costs

Jacob Davis on the ball for Lancaster City against Scarborough. Picture: Tony North
Jacob Davis on the ball for Lancaster City against Scarborough. Picture: Tony North

We’ve got to pull together and fight more than ever now.

After a run of five league defeats we have to turn things around and there’s no better time than the busy Christmas period.

We put pressure on ourselves in every game but we’re at the stage where it’s win at all costs.

That starts at Padiham on Saturday and then carries onto Boxing Day against Kendal and then Northwich Victoria.

We can’t go into any of these games thinking about a draw we need to put some results together and start climbing up the table.

I think the recent bad run is down to a mixture of things.

Luck isn’t going our way but we’re not finishing teams off and we’re also making too many individual errors defensively.

We need to put it together on a regular basis. We know when we do we’ve got the beating of most sides in the division but we haven’t been doing it enough.

We’re going behind early in games a lot which is obviously making things even more difficult for us.

It would be nice to go in front for once and not always be chasing the game.

We’ve had some frustrating games in recent weeks but the defeat to Scarborough on Saturday was more frustrating than ever.

We went 1-0 down to another early goal, I think the earliest one we’ve conceded.

We then created a couple of chances but again it wasn’t the best first half.

The second half was the total opposite and we were pushing forward from start to finish.

It looked like there was only going to be one winner but that wasn’t the case with them scoring the winner with their only chance in the second half.

It was hard to take and really summed up how things have been going recently.

But now that’s got to change.