Mark Fell hails “Brilliant” support

City boss, Mark Fell, has labelled the Giant Axe crowd “Brilliant” spurring the Dolly Blues on to a hard fought win.

The win takes City out of the bottom three but were made to to dig deep as Witton Albion took them all the way.

It was a built as a sluggish affair right from the first whistle with the pitch taking a battering from the rain.

This was met with many strong tackles coming in, and Witton Albion’s kit changing colour in a short space of time.

Unsurpisngly, there were not many big chances to follow and it took until the 24th minute for the games first real chance with Greg Hall tipping a Paul Dugdale cross just over the bar.

City were the ones doing the pressing and looked the more likely to score with Dugdale doing good work down the left to force set pieces.

The best chance of the first half fell to City heading towards goal from a corner only to be exquisitely denied by Hall.

Into the second half and Brad Carsley must have wondered how Hall was going to be beaten, finely saving his half volley.

The resulting corner and it was agonising for Carsley again with his header somehow being cleared off the the line.

Just over ten minutes to go and it really seemed it would not be City’s day with a header from a dangerous free kick glancing inches wide.

The Dollies kept battling until the end but it seemed nothing was going to beat Greg Hall when he supremely saved once more to deny Blinkhorn from a header.

The resulting corner had Witton Albion in pieces however, and after a big scramble, Paul Dugdale smashed home the winner.

Mark Fell was full of praise for his side and the crowd especially.

“They were brilliant the crowd, the got right behind us and we need that.

“I said it in the week we need that, we need the people of Lancaster to get out and come make themselves heard here.”