Marske boss believes his side have a good title chance

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Marske United manager Carl Jarrett praised his players for their 4-0 victory over Ashington on Saturday.

As a result, the Seasiders completed the double following a 3-2 win at Woodhorn Lane in mid-October.

And Jarrett now believes his side has championship hopes.

“I believe, and so do the players, that we can win this league,” he said.

“We have only lost three times since August, which is a great record, and we have games in hand.

“I know we have got to win them, but the way we are playing I cannot see why not.

“There are some good teams up there with us. Guisborough, for instance, have gone down to ten men today and yet beat West Auckland 2-0 away from home, and that’s not a bad result for us.

“It’s going to be interesting come the run in to the end of the season, and good for the league.”

Dissecting his side’s latest result, Jarrett said: “First half I thought we had plenty chances to go in at the break maybe four-nil up as Jamie Owens and Jonathan Wright missed a few opportunities.

“It was Jonathan’s first start for us and I thought he played really, really well, but our counter attacking was brilliant and defensively we were really solid.”

The boss outlined that victory was the ultimate aim.

He added: “We spoke at half-time about keeping it defensively strong and a clean sheet was very important, but we knew the goals would come for us because of the chances we had.

“We played really well and had four different goal scorers and we could have had a few more but the main priority was three points.”

Jarrett gave credit to the backing from the home crowd.

“This team finished 16th last season,” he said.

“I was then given the job as manager along with Nathan Haslam my assistant and with new signings, we have progressed.

“The team are fantastic at present with everything going in the right direction and the fans are brilliant.

“The atmosphere in a small ground here is great and the lads appreciate it.

“The supporters follow us home and away and it’s nice to give them something back.”