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Lancaster City look to match home form at Liversedge

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Lancaster City play the first of three consecutive away games when they take on Liversedge.

Tuesday night's match follows three straight wins in the league, all at home – in fact, Lancaster’s last five games at the Giant Axe have all ended in victory.

However, the Dollies haven’t won away from home since November and it’s now a case of trying to get the same momentum going on the road as they have on home turf.

Lancaster moved up to 11th place on Saturday, level on points with tenth-placed FC United of Manchester. Mark Fell set his team the goal of getting into the top 10 places before the end of the season and, with FC United not playing on Tuesday, they can do just that if they get just a point in West Yorkshire.

Their opponents on Tuesday, Liversedge, are 20th and seven points adrift of safety. However, a first half surge from ‘Sedge’ on Saturday saw them pick up their third win in four games away against FC United of Manchester, so they too are in decent form heading into this fixture.

It is the team’s first season in the seventh tier of English football following their automatic promotion as champions of the Northern Premier League East Division last year.

The club have had an incredibly successful last few years, with promotion in the 2020-21 campaign too from the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division.

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Giant Axe in October and both sides will be hoping for a more entertaining affair and a more positive result this time around.

After Saturday’s game, Mark Fell said that, amongst the players “the spirit, the togetherness, the willingness to win and mentality at the moment is as good as I’ve ever had it here.”

Speaking about Tuesday’s game, Fell said “there are no givens in this league”, talking about 'Sedge’s 3-2 win over FC United of Manchester, and they will be a “tough side to beat”.

He hinted that changes to the starting lineup could be made, given that the vast majority of players are now match fit.

Liversedge v Lancaster City kicks off on Tuesday (March 7) at 7.45pm at the Staffstore UK Stadium.

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