Garstang boss backs the usual suspects to challenge

Garstang manager Lee Baker
Garstang manager Lee Baker

Garstang boss Lee Baker believes the familiar faces will emerge from the pack to contest the West Lancashire League Premier Division title.

Longridge Town and Blackpool Wren Rovers staged a two-horse battle for much of last season before Lee Ashcroft’s players lifted the trophy on the final day.

Ashcroft has gone on record as saying he thinks it will be a much tighter season this time around.

It’s a notion that Baker doesn’t discount entirely with his side sitting third in the table with 10 points; three adrift of Blackpool Wren Rovers as the Courier went to press on Tuesday.

“I still think you’ll see the same ones at the top; Longridge, Wrens, Euxton will do what they do,” he said.

“They will always be top-five clubs and I think Fulwood Amateurs will have a go at it as well.

“I wouldn’t be at all surprised either if Burscough Richmond are also up there.

“We played them last year in the cup and you don’t win the LFA Shield or get promoted if you’re a bad team.”