Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch was left delighted with his side’s win as they head into their derby clash against Bootle with belief.
Sam O’Halleron, who turned down interest from clubs in the division, continued his form in front of goal with two goals and an assist helping Prescot Cables move closer to safety.
He provided for Lewis Buckley who expertly curled into the bottom corner to add glitter to a resilient display from the Bulls.
It was their second straight home win after seeing off Market Drayton towards the end of last year 7-0, where O’Halleron scored four.
The win over Kidsgrove Athletic pulled them closer to their opponents with the gap now just six points.
But for Lynch, his Cables side have finally clicked, with momentum building, the belief is there too.
“I thought it was hard-earned to be honest, I thought the lads give everything and got their just rewards but there was no easy pushover,” he tells Off The Park.
“It was close but I always knew the later the game went on, we’d get more chances because the fitness levels have gone up. Well earned but hard earned.
“He’s [O’Halleron] quite an infectious young person, how he is, he plays with a smile on his face it rubs off on the other players. His work rate, work ethic he puts into it just his all-round game and it’s shown by [where] he could’ve had a hat-trick but he chose to set up Lewis [Buckley], just shows what he about. Brilliant, great and great player.
“It seems to be getting better the more they play with each other, they’re a good foil for both but you can see, as we’re training together and playing more, they work so hard, the partnership is building. You can see it, it’s good for us, got to keep our feet on the ground and keep going forward.
“From the minute it started to the minute it finished, great team ethic – that’s what we’ve been trying from the word go – the team spirit, togetherness, you can see it is starting to come together,” Lynch says, speaking about the win over Kidsgrove.
“The lads we’ve brought in have definitely enhanced us all around in terms of ability and what they bring to the dressing room with experience, it is coming together nicely in terms of the players and what we’re looking to do to keep improving.
“I think with any team, it has to be competition for places helps put the performance in, on Saturday I’m made up for the hard work they put in and got their just rewards, it’s what we’ve been saying, very pleased with Saturday’s performance.
“We’ve just go to what we’ve got to do and the old cliche ‘take every game as it comes’ we’ve got to keep within the park by beating teams like Kidsgrove draws them back into us. We’ve got a tough game coming up against Bootle, local derby but we’re looking forward to it.
“We’re not underestimating Bootle, they’re a good squad, Brian’s going a great job there, he’s got his team working hard. But we’re at home and I don’t think Prescot is an easy place for any team especially with the fantastical supporters we have, I’m sure there will be a big crowd behind us.
“Prescot is a tough place to come, not a nice place to come and it’s a local derby, I think the players won’t need any motivational speaking and I’m sure they’ll be going into it with the belief they rightly deserve.”