A reshuffled Prescot Cables side overcame the odds to upset Premier Division outfit Workington with a fine away win.
The home side were also using this Integro League Cup tie to give match time to members of their squad and took the lead in the seventh minute when Kieran Maguire crashed a 30 yard strike past Cables’ keeper Kyle Haslam.
If any of the 147 hardy souls inside Borough Park expected that early goal to set the Reds on their way to a comfortable win, they were to found mistaken as Prescot put in a resilient and determined performance. The Pesky Bulls levelled the score in the 20th minute when Chris Almond marked his 50th First Team start by heading powerfully past Lewis Casson.
Four minutes later, Josh Klein-Davies was substituted and Matty Hamilton brought on. This proved decisive at the end of a keenly contested first half, when Hamilton struck a fierce shot deep into added time to give Cables the lead.
The hosts toiled in an effort to get back into the game but it was Hamilton who was next to test one of the goalkeepers, his 63rd minute header drawing a good save from Casson. After that, the Reds enjoyed a spell of dominance without seriously testing Kyle Haslam. In fact, as the match went into its final minutes it was Prescot who created the best chances with Morgan Homson-Smith and Jordan Southworth both forcing Casson to make saves.
The final whistle saw Cables secure their fourth successive victory, making the three hour journey home much more pleasurable!