Garstang players pass a test of attitude

Lee Baker saw his side rack up the goals at the weekend
Lee Baker saw his side rack up the goals at the weekend

Garstang manager Lee Baker was just as pleased with his players’ approach as the Lancashire Shield win at Bolton County.

Baker’s boys recorded an emphatic 9-2, second round victory at the weekend to put them into the hat for the next stage.

Having led 4-1 at half-time, a further five goals after the break secured what looked, on paper at least, the easiest of all wins.

“The lads approached it in the right way,” Baker acknowledged.

“After 20 minutes it could have gone either way and I said to the players at half-time they could either take the game further or let them back into it at 4-2 or 4-3.

“That approach pleased me the most, not the result in itself.”

The weekend win makes it one defeat in seven across league and cup competitions for the club.

Twenty-nine goals have been scored in that time, showing that Baker’s team have no problems going forward.

Central to that success are the Coar brothers with Alan netting four times on Saturday, one more than Rick.

“We’re a threat going forward and everyone knows what Rick and Alan are about,” the manager said.

“They are up-and-at-them strikers but sometimes, on a different day, we’ll need something different.

“We’ll need to be better than we are at the moment but we know where we are and what we’re working towards.

“There are other clubs who have run away (in the league table); let them go because we know what we’re trying to build here.”