Peacock pleased with young side after Lancaster’s friendly win over Penrith

Darren Peacock and Trevor Sinclair.

Darren Peacock and Trevor Sinclair.

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Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock described Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win over Penrith as a “funny one” after it was hit by problems on the motorway.

Several players didn’t reach the game until half-time with one only making it to Giant Axe part-way through the second half.

Despite the travel issues the Blues head coach was largely pleased with the latest outing ahead of the new Evo-Stik First Division North season kicking off at Burscough on August 15.

Peacock, who had Hannu Tam’s debut goal to thank for his side’s win, said: “It was a bit of funny one with a few crashes on the M6.

“Three or four players only made it to the ground at half-time and one didn’t make it until after the second half had started.

“But with a few players missing, Tayls (Aaron Taylor), (Ryan) Winder and Pooley (Matty Poole), it was a chance for some of the younger lads.

“In the first half we did really well but in the second we ran out of steam a bit.

“That’s when we brought Hannu on and he broke the deadlock.

“Overall it was really pleasing.”

Lancaster’s next friendly sees them travel to North West Counties Premier Division side AFC Darwen, whose manager is former Dolly Blue Peter Devine.

Kevin Gallacher, a former team mate of Peacock’s at Blackburn, is the East Lancashire side’s director of football.