Peacock; Tougher tests start with Bangor

Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.
Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.

Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock expects a tougher test for his side when they travel to Wales for their latest pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues visit Welsh Premier League side Bangor City having scored 13 goals in their opening two warm-ups for the new campaign.

Peacock said: “I’m really looking forward to Saturday, it’s going to be a good test.

“Pre-season has been set up so we build up to games against teams from a higher level.

“No disrespect to the first two sides (Garstang and Chadderton) but I’d expect Bangor to cause us a few more problems.

“We’re working on a few things in training and things are still gelling together, including me.”

The latest victory was a 7-1 triumph over North West Counties side Chadderton at Giant Axe on Saturday.

New striker Chris Liley, who put pen to paper ahead of the new season on Tuesday night, scored twice as six different Dolly Blues scorers were on the mark in a dominant display, especially in the second half.

Peacock said: “We started a little slowly but overall I’m pleased with the result and the performance.

“We had some of the younger lads involved again and it was difficult with the hot conditions and bobbly pitch but we did well.”

City are running a coach to the game in Wales that kicks-off at 2pm on Saturday.

It leaves Giant Axe at 8.45am. Call 01524 382238 to book a seat.

The Dolly Blues have announced a further pre-season friendly for next Thursday, July 25.

Peacock’s side will host Slyne-with-Hest at Lancaster and Morecambe College in a 7.30pm kick-off.

City’s final friendly against a Blackburn Rovers XI at Giant Axe has been moved forward a day to Friday, August 9.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.