Prescot Cables recorded back to back victories for the first time this season after beating Dunston 1-0 at Hope Street on Saturday afternoon.
The late summer sunshine brightened up what was otherwise a war of attrition between a Cables side that have struggled to kill teams off in recent weeks and a strong, physical visiting team from the North East. Cables made one change from their previous outing against Clitheroe, Sean Breen came in for the absent Sope Awe.
Cables’ goal came, as has so often been the case this season at Hope Street, early in the first half. James Edgar seized upon a moment of indecision between the visiting right back Liam Marrs and goalkeeper Karl Dryden and was able to lift the ball over the ‘keeper and into the net.
No more than a minute later, Edgar turned provider as he floated a ball into the space behind Marrs but Reece McNally was unable to get the vital touch to convert the chance into a second goal for the home side.
Cables were the dominant force throughout the first period, and were probably unlucky not to go in at half time. The Pesky Bulls enjoyed advantages in both possession and territorial terms whilst also limiting the visitors to few chances, mainly from set pieces. Ollie Taylor in the Cables goal was only called into action on one occasion when a shot was fired straight at him soon after Cables’ opener.
The second half was more of a battle as tackles flew in and tempers flared between both sets of players and the dugouts.
However, neither side produced any moments of any real quality in the second period and Cables were able to see the game out to secure the three points.
Man of the Match: Josh Gregory – Commanded the centre of midfield superbly throughout, broke up play superbly and shielded the back four from danger.
Cables XI: Taylor, Fernandes, McNally, McCulloch, Cooper, Gregory, Hamilton, Brean (Gill 61) Edgar, Dean, Hassall (Myler 75)