Neil Marshall column: Tuesday must be forgotten so we can hit back

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

What a week.

On Saturday we played our best football of the season, took our chances and ran out comfortable 6-0 winners against New Mills in the FA Trophy.

Then Tuesday was the complete opposite.

We were really poor and a Ramsbottom side on top of their game hammered us by the same score we’d dished out on Saturday.

There was very little positive we could take out of the game.

It’s important we brush it aside quickly and get back to winning ways on Saturday.

There were a few heated words exchanged at half-time and full-time but there’s nothing we can do to change the result.

Maybe it’s the wake up call we needed to push on, go on another good run and get some points accumulated.

After all, that’s the first game we’ve lost in the league this season and we are still at the right end of the table.

New Mills was a really open, end-to-end game before we scored.

There were chances at both ends with them hitting the bar early on.

I can understand why they have scored a lot of goals this season as they threw men forward at every opportunity.

But they concede a lot of goals too, as they did on Saturday, and it’s not hard to see why.

Tom Ince scored two great goals and I think he will prove to be a big player for us this season.

Saturday sees us host Salford City at Giant Axe.

They are normally a decent side and I’m sure they’ll pose a good test.

But we are at home and eager to put right Tuesday’s result so I’m sure we will do everything we can to get the three points.