Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch has urged his players to learn from their Ramsbottom United mistakes as they visit Colne.
The Pesky Bulls bounced back from their disappointment against Ramsbottom United with a win over Glossop North End as James Foley and Jack Goodwin found the back of the net in a 2-0 win.
Lynch, who was critical of his side following their defeat to the Rams, praised his players for bouncing back from their midweek disappointment.
He told Off The Park: “It’s what we said about all good teams bounce back after a disappointing defeat, I thought the lads responded superbly. We definitely deserved the three points if I’m honest.
“I thought how the lads acted, the effort, the energy, what we’re about, how we’re trying to play, we denied them space and we were clinical with how we played. I was just made up from having six players from Tuesday that just didn’t perform to everyone performing.
“James Hammill come in for us, was outstanding, James Foley was back, Adam Hammill was back, everything was good about it.”
Foley marked his return from injury with a well-taken finish as Hammill combined with Goodwin to scoop home from a well-worked free-kick.
From seeing their work on the training ground come to fruition on Saturday to their solid defensive performance, the Cables boss was pleased with their all round showing.
“They was [good goals], we’ve said that we need to chip in all over with goals,” he continued. “I think we needed to be a little higher up the pitch so anything that breaks down we can pick up the second, one goal come from that and the second was a well-worked corner that we’ve been working on.
“Pleasing, they didn’t pose us a threat, they had a penalty but it was through our own doing where we got a little bit complacent – lads taking extra touches that lead to a penalty. But with Mitch [Allen] in goal, you always favour him, he prides himself on saving them. I didn’t think they posed us much of a threat.”
A lapse in concentration then saw Glossop handed a chance to claw a goal back from the spot. However, Mitch Allen continued his fine form from 12 yards to deny the comeback and maintain a clean sheet.
But Lynch wasn’t in the mood to criticise his players for their dropping concentration levels and believes they will only get better by showing their ‘bravery’ on the ball.
He said: “I thought we was always managing the game well. A goal can lead to a nervy finish but I don’t stifle the players, I want them to play football, take their chances, be brave but we’ve just got to learn that we don’t get too complacent when we think it gets easy, still do the right things but I’ll never ever stop players from wanting to play.
“I think that’s what happened with James Devine which lead to the penalty but no, it didn’t tarnish anything or disappoint us, we want them to be brave on the ball that’s what we kept saying to them. They’ll only get better, only learn by doing these things.
“If there’s anything to learn, it’s the Ramsbottom game, we’re looking where they was in the league and maybe we were a little complacent but Colne is a tough place to go, the pitch isn’t the greatest in terms of the slope, they had a great result against Hyde but we will not be underestimating them,” Lynch said on the prospect of Colne this weekend.
“Anyone can beat anyone in this division, it’s about how you apply yourselves and we’ll be pleased there’s no midweek game so we can recover and train really well. It won’t be an easy game and we won’t be taking them lightly.
“You’ve got to go into every game expecting a tough game, this league isn’t easy. It’s about us, that was probably a good wakeup call against Ramsbottom and we’re looking forward to Colne now.”