Prescot Cables picked up a valuable victory in a re-arranged fixture at home to bottom club Goole.
Cables were able to welcome back winger Harry Cain and Captain James McCulloch into the team after long lay-offs through injury and suspension respectively.
The re-introduction of McCulloch couldn’t have been timelier; the visitors started the game on the front foot with experienced ex-Doncaster Rovers forward Emile Sinclair leading the line.
Cables’ offside trap had already been sprung on a couple of occasions before it was broken once more in the 11th minute and Carl Stewart raced through and calmly slotted the ball through goalkeeper Ben Barnes’ legs to give Goole the lead.
The Vikings’ lead was to last only 10 minutes before Josh Klein-Davies received the ball centrally some 25 yards from goal, turned superbly and drilled the ball into the bottom corner to restore parity.
Klein-Davies’ second goal, on the hour, which proved to be the winner, was an equally clinical finish after he raced onto a through ball behind the Goole defence. A number of chances came and went for Klein-Davies to complete his hat-trick but he was unable to further test the Goole ‘keeper Ben Saynor. The returning Cain also had a snapshot from the edge of the box deflected bringing a smart save from the keeper.
Goole persisted with a direct style of play and there was a scare for the home side in the closing minutes as Stewart made space for himself in the box and drilled just over the bar almost snatching a point for the visitors.