Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch is confident their fortunes will change after they slipped to defeat against Clitheroe despite their performance.
Clitheroe ran out 2-0 winners at the Joseph Russell Stadium last time out as the Pesky Bulls failed to make their man advantage count.
They enjoyed a frequent onslaught on the visitors’ goal but failed to make the breakthrough. Despite the defeat, Lynch wasn’t harsh in his reflection, praising their efforts.
He told Off The Park: “It was one of them games where I felt if we would’ve scored one we’d of went on to score comfortably, we dominated large proportions of the game. When you reflect, I think they’ve had one shot on target and come away with two goals.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of the lads, I thought how they played, the chances we created, they just need to take a little bit more care in front of goal instead of trying to smash it in.
“Honestly, reflecting on the game I thought we were outstanding and to get a standing ovation coming off the pitch and you lose 2-0 shows how much the supporters appreciated what we did against a very, very good side.
“Limited them to very few chances, disappointed to come away with no points but we need to keep that level of performance up and we’ll be okay.
“How we controlled the game, their biggest threat came from Gonzales, we didn’t really come to grips with him in the first-half, they’ve got a massive long throw which is more effective than a corner but I felt how the lads took on the information, how we wanted to play, the chances we wanted to create,” the Cables boss added on what aspects pleased him the most.
“They did everything, I can’t ask anymore of the lads and on another day, once you score one, you go on to score two or three but I think we have to keep going, keep the momentum up and I’m sure we’ll be alright.”
Cables travel to Kidsgrove Atheltic this weekend, a team who have been difficult to break down so far in the campaign.
So far this season, they have lost just three times drawing six of their 13 league matches.
Lynch has been pleased with displays but highlighted one department for improvement, he added: “As I keep saying, there’s no easy game in this league. If we apply ourselves right, it’s always difficult away from home but we’re not frightened of going there, spirits are good.
“We’re going there, what they’ve got to do is if they take the performance we’ve shown at home in away matches.
“We know it’s going to be difficult, we’re not underestimating them by any stretch of the imagination but there’s no reason we can’t go there and get something from the game – that’s the mentality we’ll be going there with.
“Performance-wise, I can’t ask for anymore of the players, I could not ask anymore. If I could be overly critical, I’d say we just need to put our chances away, we are creating, it’s just that little bit of care in front of goal, be more clinical.
“You’re going there, there’s nothing downbeat, performance warrants that. We knew going into the games was a gauge against Mossley and Clitheroe, the last time we played Clitheroe it was a 5-1 drubbing and Mossley was 4-1, we’ve come a long way.
“To go toe-to-toe with these sorts of teams that will be there or there about, it shows we can be a match for anyone. Kidsgrove will be a difficult test but they’ll know they’ll be in for a game but won’t be taking us lightly, the lads have got to look forward to it and stay positive.
“Performances, work ethic, the togetherness, it’s all there, you just need that luck now and again, I’m sure if they keep working the way they do, the luck will change.”