Prescot Cables exited the Emirates FA Cup in their first tie of the season as visitors Irlam reached the First Qualifying Round for the first time in their history.
The match got off to a good start for Cables; a cross from Josh Klein-Davies was met by a header from Danny Flood went straight to Irlam ‘keeper White.
Ten minutes into the game, the home defence allowed a free kick to run straight to the foot of Matthew Boland whose low, drilled shot made the score 1-0 to Irlam.
Prescot hit back and sent a number of crosses into the box, but Irlam defended well and kept Cables at bay.
In the 30th minute, Cables were awarded a penalty for a handball. Josh Klein-Davies stepped up to take it but Walker saved well to deny Cables a goal.
After 33 minutes Cables made it 1-1, thanks to a great header from Josh Klein-Davies
In a cagey second half, the home side’s best chance came in the 63rd minute when a superb James Edgar cross found the head of Josh Klein-Davies but Irlam’s Walker tipped the ball over the crossbar.
However, immediately after that Prescot attack, a break from the visitors created a chance for Matthew Boland, whose shot made the score 2-1 to Irlam.
That was the forward’s final contribution, as he was substituted shortly afterwards. Cables attempted to get back into the cup tie, but were unable to find an equaliser and therefore went out of the competition at this stage for the fourth consecutive season.