A much-changed Prescot Cables side completed their League programme by falling to defeat in their fifth match in nine days.
The side which took the field against Radcliffe was markedly different to that which had won at Marine 44 hours earlier but was still a strong team. Cables got off to a positive start and in the first minute a through ball to Michael Monaghan gave them an early sight of goal, only for ‘MJ’ to be denied by Radcliffe ‘keeper Connor Keane.
Cables went close again after six minutes when a Reece Fishwick header was deflected wide.
Although the hosts had looked likelier to score, after 30 minutes Radcliffe made it 1-0 with Louis Myers getting in behind the defence and lobbing home goalkeeper Marcus Burgess as he came off his line to try and deal with the ball.
That gave the visitors fresh impetus and they started the second half in resolute fashion. Marcus Burgess was forced into a smart save in the 55th minute; the loose ball made its way back out to the edge of the area but the follow up shot was sent over the bar by James Daniels.
Radcliffe’s James Hooper had a chance to make it 2-0 in the 84th minute but his shot went over the bar.
Shortly after that, a great cross from Prescot’s Dominic Murphy enabled Josh Klein-Davies to turn on the spot and drill a shot on target but it was comfortably saved by Keane.
In the fifth minute of additional time, a tackle from Josh Klein-Davies knocked Radcliffe’s Callum Grogan to the floor. Grogan then lashed out with his feet at Klein-Davies which resulted in a straight red card for the Radcliffe player. However, there was little time left in the match for Prescot to take advantage of the extra man.