Neil Marshall column: Top-half finish is our target

Aaron Taylor double's Lancaster City's lead against Mossley. Picture: Tony North
Aaron Taylor double's Lancaster City's lead against Mossley. Picture: Tony North

We’ve got targets over the last four games.

We’re in 12th so we’’re looking to make sure we get into the top half and maybe even the top 10.

Droylsden currently occupy that 10th spot and they are three points better off than we are ahead of their visit to Giant Axe on Saturday.

They’ve dipped in recent weeks and we’ve capitalised on that and caught them up a little bit.

Now’s the time to try and overhaul them.

We then make the long trip to the North East next Tuesday night to take on Spennymoor in what is 
another busy week.

At the time of writing they are in the final play-off place in fifth and have it all to play for in the closing weeks of the season.

But recently we’ve hit the play-off hopes of both Farsley and Mossley so who is to say we can’t do it again? And with a big home game to follow against Darlington we’re certainly having a say in the promotion race.

Looking back at the Easter weekend it looks like a decent four points.

On Saturday we put in a really good performance and dominated the league’s form side in Mossley.

The only disappointment was not getting a clean sheet after I was penalised for handball in stoppage time.

I couldn’t really avoid it hitting my hand. It was frustrating but if it had been at the other end we certainly would have been appealing for a penalty.

It was a performance that showed where we could have been if we’d started the season off well.

We wanted to carry that form on in to the big Easter Monday derby with Kendal Town and we certainly controlled the game.

It was a game of few chances though and despite playing well we came off a little disappointed that we hadn’t evened the score after losing at Giant Axe on Boxing Day.

But two good performances bode well for what should be an interesting finale.