Neil Marshall column: We’ve got to make December count

Ryan Winder on the ball for Lancaster City against Witton Albion. Picture: Tony North
Ryan Winder on the ball for Lancaster City against Witton Albion. Picture: Tony North

We’ve only got one away game in December and we’ve got to make it count.

This Saturday’s league game against Harrogate Railway will be a difficult one but looking at what we’ve got to come, with so many games at Giant Axe, we need to take advantage.

They’ve got a striker, Nathan Cartman, who has 20 plus goals this season.

I’m sure it’s not a case of simply stopping him but we’ll have to wait and see.

We’re at home so it’s up to us to dictate how the game goes.

We’ll go into the game in good spirits.

Tuesday night’s win over Witton Albion (in the Doodson Sport Cup) was a satisfying night in the end after a pretty crazy second half.

In the first half it was difficult to adapt to the bobbly pitch.

We tried to play and maybe overdid it at times.

We got back into the game well after the break and we were unfortunate with the penalty I think. No one appealed but the referee decided to give it for Gavin Clark’s push.

I thought we came back well though and won pretty comfortably in the end.

Obviously their ‘keeper being sent off helped and sometimes teams go into their shells.

But I thought we kept our composure and killed off the game which was really pleasing.

Saturday’s trip to Darlington being called off was pretty frustrating.

We were all ready to go and up for the challenge of facing the league leaders.

We still enjoyed our night out in Newcastle but the game will be moved to midweek now.

It’ll be a long trip after leaving work early so we might have a few players unavailable.