Match Report: Lancaster City vs Witton Albion

Lancaster City returned to Giant Axe as they welcomed Witton Albion in the qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Entering the match six games unbeaten, the Dolly Blues were looking to continue the positive vibes that have surrounded the club in recent weeks and they did so to come away 1-0 victors against Witton.

The opening thirty minutes was a proverbial arm wrestle with chances passing here and there, however, it would be City who took the lead after working the ball from midfield they entered the box with Robert Wilson brought down. The referee pointed to the spot with no hesitation. Up stepped Wilson, who then smashed the ball home to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

Damp and cold conditions saw a few slips from both teams, but the half came to an end and the Dolly Blues held a 1-0 lead.

Witton Albion had the first real chance of the second half when a shot was fired towards the face of goal but ultimately nothing came from it.

The match was mostly defence at this stage with the odd scramble in the box but no real chances presented themselves
for either side.

Wittons best chance of of scoring was when they hit the bar in the 71st minute which could have made for a more entertaining game to say the least.

On loan Jack Armer had a chance late on in the game to make it 2-0 when, with his shot just skimming the bar, but the Dolly Blues managed to hold on to their lead and book their place in the next round of the FA Trophy.