This past weekend saw Lancaster City secure a 12th place finish in the 2018/19 Evo-Stik Premier League with a comeback 2-1 win over Whitby Town.
After the match, Dollies boss Mark Fell gave his summary on his first season in charge of the Blues.
“We’re happy that we’re safe, that was the first job. When we came here the objective was clear that we needed to avoid relegation which we have done with games in hand.” Said the boss.
Mark also hinted that City are capable of progressing further.
“I think to finish 12th is a good achievement from us and we have to be proud of what we have done, but we also need to recognise and realise that this is the start of a journey that we want to go on and progress.
“When you look at this football club, its progressed for four years now, so its been middle of the Evo-Stik First Division, it has gone on to win the league, finished 17th last year, 12th this year.
“We have got to continue that progress as a football club on and off the pitch, but we’re up for it and we fancy it, we want to do it.”
The boss also said how pleased he has been with the squad since he joined City.
“We’ve got a nucleus of players that have got a real work ethic about them. The basis of our teams has to be on hard work, graft, endeavour and desire. I think we’ve got the basis of that, its where we can take it from here.”
Mark took over the club as manager alongside assistant coach Graham Lancashire back in October. City were rock bottom of the league at that point, with relegation looking a potential outcome of the season.
As well as a good run in the Cup, under Mark’s reign, City won 11 league games, lost seven and drew seven. As Mark said, City should be proud of this seasons achievements but there is definitely room for improvement.
Updated 11:13 - 7 May 2019 by Shane Hudson