City made of right stuff for title race

Boss Phil Brown is confident his Lancaster City side have got what it takes to win the title as they relish being top of the table.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 24th February 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:46 pm
Phil Brown (Picture: Tony North)
Phil Brown (Picture: Tony North)

Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Scarborough Athletic was the Dolly Blues’ fourth in a row and leaves them nine points clear at the summit of the NPL First Division North.

Farsley Celtic do have three games in hand in second but Brown has seen enough in 
recent weeks to believe his players have the right qualities to get over the line.

“We’re doing what needs to be done,” he said.

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“We just keep on picking up points. It’s four wins on the spin, one of those coming against Farsley, and it’s four clean sheets out of six.

“The last defeat was Trafford (on January 21) and there was a bit of a doom and gloom but we’ve recovered from that.

“What we are is together. Whether we’re playing free-flowing football or defending for our lives, we’re standing side by side.

“We’re ready to deal with the situation we’re in and know what’s required.

“I’m happy with the form that we’re in at this moment in time and we’re enjoying being top of the league.”

Next up is a trip to fourth in the table Ossett Town on Saturday, the one-time leaders having seen their promotion bid fade a little in recent weeks.

“Their manager came in last season and breathed a bit of life into the club,” said Brown.

“It’s continued into this season which has showed in their position.

“They were top for a bit, then second and are still in the play-offs.

“They’ve dropped a few points recently but it just shows how tough it is to win games of football in this league this year. I’m sure we’ll drop points and Farsley will do too.

“It shows how well we’ve done to keep picking up wins and draws as others have lost.

“It’s a tough place to go though and we’re under no 
illusions about how difficult the game is going to be.”