Lancaster City’s second game of the season was to be Ben Hudson’s 200th appearance in a Dolly Blue shirt. City faced off against Morpeth Town at Craik Park, with Hudson finding his name on the team sheet and so completing an impressive landmark for the club. The defender expressed how proud he was to reach that landmark after the game.
“I’m delighted with it” Ben said.
“At this level players tend to move on quite a bit so it’s quite something to reach 200 games. I love playing for this club and I can’t tell you how proud I am to reach 200” Expressed the defender.
After City’s impressive and convincing display agadinst Stafford Rangers, the lads were hoping to continue that positive start into their away trip to Morpeth, and Ben feels the team did just that.
“We’ve started well in both games and showed what we can do and how dangerous we can be going forward”.
“Hopefully we can carry on and give the season a right go” Ben went on to say.
Hudson’s landmark appearance seemed to be ending in prefect fashion, with City finding themselves 2-1 up in the 89th minute at Morpeth. However, after two quickfire goals including a controversial penalty in added time saw City cruelly leave Craik Park with no points. Hudson felt him and his teammates were unlucky to come away with nothing for their efforts.
“I feel as if we competed well, if not better than Morpeth and nullified them for the majority of it” Ben felt.
“We deserved more out of the game and maybe with various decisions going our way we win the game or at least take a point”.
City will have the chance to bounce back against Basford United on Saturday and Ben feels that it is important to move on from Tuesday night’s result.
“It’s never nice conceding late on especially in those circumstances, but the important thing now is to react positively in our next game”.
“The game is in the past now. It’s a long season and we’ll try to bounce back on Saturday and Monday with positive results” Ben said.
“We have a great set of lads and good characters in the dressing room so I’m confident going into the bank holiday weekend we can bounce back and go again”.
The Dolly Blues face Basford United on Saturday at Greenwich Avenue at 3pm.