Seasiders set for Dolly's clash

Paul Connolly looks ahead to tonight's trip to Lancaster City

Seasiders set for Dolly’s clash

LAST TIME OUT

Despite a dominant performance on Saturday, the Blues could only manage a 2-2 draw with Sutton Coldfield Town.

David Carson netted a brace on his return to the starting line-up, opening the scoring for the Blues.

Goals either side of half time by Lee Smith and Marcus Tudgay, both capitalising on defensive errors, saw the visitors lead, before Carson chipped home an equaliser just eight minutes later.

Lancaster City come into the game on the back of an emphatic 4-0 win in the FA Cup over Droylsden.

Tonight’s hosts scored twice in the first five minutes of the game, Melle Meulensteen and Craig Carney setting the Dolly Blues on their way, before Ryan Winder added a late brace to complete the scoring.

TEAM NEWS

James Risbrough is set to return from a foot injury after three weeks on the sideline, whilst new signings John Campbell and Simon Ramsden will form part of Hardy’s squad.

Adam Gell will serve the first of his three game suspenion, whilst Connor Dunlavey (groin) and Luke Bythway will miss out on the trip.

Forward Kieran Weledji remains a doubt for the Blues, after picking up a hamstring.

THE LAST MEETING

Tonight will be the first meeting between the sides for 13 years, with the Seasiders running out 2-1 winners, Scott Nicholson and Mark Sheeran with the goals for Town.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played: 18

Whitby Town: 8

Lancaster City: 8

Draw: 2