Marshall pleased with Pikes progress

Lewis Taylor, left, in action for Pickering
Lewis Taylor, left, in action for Pickering

Pickering Town boss Paul Marshall insists his side will continue to improve heading into the second half of the season.

The Pikes suffered a 4-2 defeat at Rainworth Miners Welfare on Saturday despite a goal from the returning Callum Ward and Lewis Taylor.

But Marshall isn’t panicking and is hoping his side will return to winning ways when they welcome Barton Town Old Boys to Mill Lane on Saturday.

Marshall said: “We are only going to get stronger going forward.

“By the end of the season we will be one of the strongest sides in the division. We’re building things slowly but surely here, that’s the way I do things at a football club.”

Marshall was disappointed with the way his side defended at Rainworth after they fell behind just two minutes in.

“It was disappointing, we just didn’t defend well enough,” added Marshall.

“We should’ve been further behind by half-time. To be fair to the lads they battled back but it wasn’t enough.”

Marshall hopes to have Callum Richardson, George Foster and Joe Danby back for Saturday’s clash with Barton.