Lancing delighted by return of four points from six against in-form sides

Joint manager Alex Walsh praised Lancing’s hard-working players for taking four points out of six against two of the Isthmian south east division’s form sides.

Kane Louis leads from the front in the draw with Chichester City / Picture: Stephen Goodger

The Lancers followed up last week’s 2-1 win at Cray Valley PM with a battling 0-0 draw at home to Chichester City on Monday.

Walsh said: “It was a great win versus the side top of the league at the time, Cray Valley. We deserved to come away with three points for the effort the players put in.

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“We wanted to make sure we were hard to break down and the boys stuck to the game plan superbly.

“We then faced one of the most in-form sides in Chichester, which we knew would be a different type of challenge but also a real test.

“With them being a possession based side we felt that the standard of football would be a good show for the fans. Although the game finished 0-0 I felt both sets of fans would have enjoyed the match as it could have gone either way and was tightly contested.”

Lancing visit new leaders Hastings on Saturday then host Phoenix on Monday. After that the Lancers go to another top-three side, Ashford.

Walsh said: “We have three excellent games coming up with Hastings, Phoenix, who have picked up some good results at the other end of the table, and Ashford.

“We will have a plan for each one.

“We’ve picked up more belief and confidence and shown we can match teams at the top so we will do our very best in trying to collect as many points as possible. It’s important to keep pushing up that league table.”