Prescot Cables came out on top in this five goal thriller will three goals in seven late minutes in what was a game that will live long in the memory.
With established goalkeeper Marcus Burgess and back-up Charlie Whittingham both struggling with injuries, Brian Richardson was able to welcome into the side for his debut Ben Barnes, the experienced goalkeeper has recently signed for Cables from Marine. There was also a start for winger Dan Burn replacing the injured Josef Faux and forward Josh Klein-Davies was able to return after missing the midweek FA Trophy exit at the expense of Jordan Southworth.
After an even first half an hour it was the hosts Glossop who would strike first, Cables’ missing two opportunities to clear before the ball fell to Callum Chippendale who beat Barnes from close range.
The setback rallied Prescot who finished the half the stronger, coming very close on 39mins when Burn rattled the crossbar after displaying good feet on the edge of the box to make space for the shot.
Against the run of play, Glossop doubled their lead on 73mins, former Cables’ frontman Tunde Owolabi who had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes sprung the offside trap, rounded Barnes and finished cooly.
The comeback began on 78 minutes, Jordan Wynne’s freekick into the box was only half cleared and came out to Lloyd Dean at the edge of the box who’s first touch was excellent before he drilled the ball home to half the deficit.
As the sides set up for the restart, Prescot Cables where able to introduce Chris Almond from the bench, it was the forwards first appearance since sustaining injury in the FA Cup at City of Liverpool back in August, and whilst Almond showed glimpses of what he is capable of in the closing minutes it was another substitute Jordan Southworth, just on, who’s pinpoint right wing cross presented Lloyd Dean with a point blank heading opportunity which he wasn’t going to miss, buried into the back of net leaving Paul Phillips no chance and it was all square.
The defining moment came on 85 minutes, Man of the Match Lloyd Dean linking well with strike partner Klein-Davies, creating space in the box with a fantastic turn and playing the ball across the six yard box where Jordan Wynne was able to stroke home the winner sending the large visiting support into raptures.
Prescot Cables host another high flying outfit, Scarborough Athletic, at Volair Park on Saturday 11th November before a trip to Goole AFC the following Saturday 18th November. The date for the re-arranged Liverpool Senior Cup tie at Bootle will be announced as soon as confirmed.
GLOSSOP NORTH END: Phillips, Matt Russell, Matty Russell, Rick, Haslam, Meppen-Waller, Oyibo, Gee, Johnson (Baguley), Thomas (Deegan), Chippendale (Owolabi) – subs not used Wood, Hickson
PRESCOT CABLES: Barnes, Fernandes, McNally, McCulloch, Hernert, Conte, Burn (Southworth), Wynne, Klein-Davies, Dean, Cain (Almond) – subs not used Coyne, Fishwick, Scarisbrick
Referee: C.Porter Attendance: 387