Josh Dobie expressed his delight at scoring the winning goal to send Prescot Cables through to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup but hopes it can kick the Bulls’ season on.
Ten-man Bulls needed an 89th minute header from Dobie to book their place in the next round.
The former-Liverpool academy right-back nodded in the winner, his first for the club, after Cables relinquished a two-goal lead against North West Counties side Campion AFC.
With the score at 2-0, a handball on the line from Daniel Murphy forced the referee send the defender for an early bath.
From the resulting penalty, the west Yorkshire side pulled a goal back after James Cooper and Mackenzie O’Neill put the hosts two up inside half an hour.
As the tie edged towards a replay up, the 23-year-old, in just his third appearance for Cables, leapt highest to seal victory despite the man disadvantage.
“On a personal note I’m delighted to score the winner in the FA Cup,” he said. “But on a whole I thought the team put a real shift in and yeah we’re happy to be in the hat for the next round.
“All credit must go to the lads, playing a large part of the game with 10 men is always going to be difficult and they made it really tough for us as well but we showed real grit to grind out the win.
“We’ve been really unfortunate in the league so far so hopefully this win can kick start our season too.”
Thanks to Dobie’s goal, Craig Davies’ side got their first win of the season after narrow defeats to Market Drayton and Clitheroe.
The draw on Monday saw Cables handed an away tie against Charnock Richard/Eccleshill United.
For Dobie and Prescot Cables, they return to league action this weekend against an unbeaten Warrington Rylands.