Prescot Cables booked their place in the next round of this FA Trophy with a thoroughly dominant display in front of a bumper crowd at Volair Park on Saturday.
Right from the first whistle Cables’ fast, high tempo pressure was rewarded with a goal from James Edgar in just the third minute of the game.
Edgar would go close again in the following minutes, seeing one opportunity hit the post as well as a wind assisted cross collide with the crossbar directly from a corner kick.
Cables were further rewarded in the 24th minute. Following a battle of brawn on the left hand side, Josh-Klein Davies flicked a ball into the box causing Kendal defenders to rush and panic under pressure from Edgar and a misplaced back pass allowed Chris Almond to sweep in and double Cables’ lead.
Kendal Town returned with pressure of their own and forced two saves from goalkeeper Ben Barnes before a long cross up the left wing from Valter Fernandes set up a fantastic run from Michael Monaghan. He beat the keeper in a one-on-one to score Cable’s third shortly before the half time whistle blew, effectively killing the tie.
The goals didn’t stop in the second half as Cables ended any Kendal hopes of a comeback when James Edgar’s fine display was rewarded with his second of the game and Cables’ fourth. A flicked-on header from captain James McCulloch ran into the path of Edgar and resulted in a neat finish. 4-0.
Kendal didn’t give up and rallied to pull one back when Stephen Yawson scored in the 83rd minute.
However, the introduction of the returning Harry Cain and Jordan Southworth as substitutes proved to be a winning combination when a cross to the right hand side let a well-controlled pass from Cain reach the feet of Southworth, who made no mistake and slotted the ball into the bottom corner to end the game at 5-1.
The Roanza Truck & Van man of the match award was presented by Alan McNally of Joseph’s Joinery – James Edgar who dominated the left hand side from start to finish and has two goals to show for his efforts was the worth recipient.
The game was in support of Prostate Cancer UK and we’d like to thank all those who gave generously to this cause today. The attendance was 408 and we’d also like to extend our thanks to everybody who attended for ‘Non-League Day’ and hope to see you at Volair Park again soon.
The game was also sponsored to mark the passing of Alan Honnor, a much-respected Prescotian.
Cables march on into the next round of the FA Trophy and their next game will be at home to Mossley in the league on Tuesday 16th October with a kick-off time of 7:45pm.