Match Preview: Warrington Town v Lancaster City

The Dolly Blues turn their focus to an away trip at Warrington Town after back-to-back wins against Witton Albion and Matlock Town. The City side have proven their quality and will look to come away from Cantilever Park with all three point from the 7:45pm kick off on Tuesday 8th October.


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With City’s win on Saturday against Matlock, City make it three wins in their last four games. The impressive display at the Giant Axe showed a new side to the Dolly Blues, they are showing they are more than capable of causing teams problems and winning games.


City’s Last 3 Games:

05/10 – Lancaster City 1 – 0 Matlock Town

01/10 – Witton Albion 1 – 3 Lancaster City

28/09 – Nantwich Town 3 – 2 Lancaster City


Our opposition are Warrington Town and they are a polar opposite to City at the moment. Winning just one of their last four, Warrington have only managed to pick up four points from a possible twelve in the last four games. Looking to bounce back from an away defeat at Brackley Town, Warrington are looking to capitalise on City’s current injury problems.


Warrington Town’s Last 3 Games:

05/10 – Brackley Town 2 – 0 Warrington Town

28/09 – Scarborough Athletic 1 -1 Warrington Town

24/09 – Warrington Town 0 – 1 FC United of Manchester



Ones to Watch

The win on Saturday for Lancaster came from a hard-fought game in the midfield, so who else to credit but the enforcer, Paul Dawson. The box-to-box midfielder dominated the game against Matlock, winning every ball that came within yards of him. To add to that, Dawson showed he has a huge amount of quality to provide, with expertly placed passes and a beautiful goal from outside the box. Dawson will be looking to continue his and City’s form into the Warrington game, which is all very possible.


For the opposition, it’s about looking at who City will face. Our man to watch is Dawson, so for the home side it’s the man he will face up against in the middle that they have to watch. Scott Sephton is arguably a veteran of the game, at 29 years old he’s been playing the game for a while and has experience at this level with his former club, Ashton United. Sephton is looking to dictate the game in the middle and disrupt City’s attacks, but he has also proven he is capable to add to his team’s efforts too. Scoring his first goal since the joining the club in the 1-1 draw against Scarborough, Sephton is definitely the man to watch for Warrington.



The Dolly Blues are looking to continue their impressive winning won from the last two games and continue to prove they are a real contender within the league. The only concern for City would be the injuries to Jack Armer and Charlie Bailey, but the Dolly Blues have plenty of quality within their squad to provide a winning side. The game kicks off at 7:45 at Cantilever Park, where City will be expecting to come away with all three points.



By Tomos Berry