Published 26th March 2011
...putting them on course for promotion.
United moved within four points of leaders Chester FC last Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over Leigh Genesis.
And it is his side’s willing to ditch their flair for fight which is filling Lawson, who won the Evo-Stick manager of the month award, with optimism for the run-in.
“There is no way you can go to place like Leigh and play beautiful football,” said Lawson.
“The pitch is on a slope, it’s lumpy and bumpy and so we had to change our formation because of the conditions. We were delighted with the three points.
“We are not the side under pressure, Chester are. We are just little old Skem down the road.
“They lose a game then sign Scott Barlow from Trafford.
“But we’re taking no notice of the league table.
“It’s silly season at the minute because a change in the pitches means we’re seeing scores and asking ‘What’s happened there?’ It happens year in, year out.”
This weekend, Skem go to play-off outsiders Witton Albion with Lawson saying history suggests a tough afternoon.
“Witton are always a big, strong side and will always give you a contest.
“Traditionally they are a fantastic side and their manager Brian Pritchard is the cornerstone of that club. I’m looking forward to the game.”