Neil Marshall column: We want to do well in all competitions

Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall. Picture: Tony North
Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall. Picture: Tony North

The win against Darwen on Tuesday night was a typical cup match and I’m sure it was a good one to watch.

Thankfully we came out on the right end of it.

We were happy to go into half-time 2-1 in front but then we missed a couple of good opportunities to put the game to bed.

It came back to bite us a bit because they came back into it but we showed a bit of character to get over the line in the end.

Some people don’t pay too much attention to the Lancashire Trophy but we’re in a position where we want to take every competition we’re in seriously.

Winning breeds confidence and it’s something we need to keep doing.

The next test comes with two games at Bamber Bridge over the next week, the first in the league before a league cup clash.

It’s bizarre how this happens and I’m sure it’s happened recently against the same opposition.

We seem to have played Bamber Bridge more than any other side in recent seasons.

It’s not a long journey though and is a big derby for both sides. There’s always plenty of spice because you come up against players who’ve you’d played with or against plenty of times.

We’ll go there with plenty of confidence with the new players bedding in nicely after some comings and goings at the club.

We’ve made good additions with Ricky Mercer a player who has done well.

I’d had plenty of battles with him in the past so knew what we were getting.

The others have impressed too with Tommy Watson, Charlie Russell and young Terry Cummings all hitting the ground running.