Prescot Cables’ win over Trafford was massive, manager Kevin Lynch admitted.
Jack Goodwin returned from injury to score two important goals as they returned to winning ways away from home.
Their recent run has been disappointing from a results perspective but the Cables boss has reiterated throughout that the performance levels has been there.
He told Off The Park: “Massive for us, massive, Trafford are a good team, I always thought they’d be difficult but I thought we managed to game well.
“We didn’t really look in any threat, although we went a goal behind, I was always confident with the chances we were creating, it was only a matter of time that we’d take them. I’m so pleased, a tough place to go but to take three points, is a very pleasing outcome.”
Ahead of the trip to Greater Manchester, the return of Goodwin provided a boost in what was a absence-hit squad.
As a result, youngsters Lewis Lyall and Charlie Glennon were named amongst the squad and were handed appearances for the club.
“Going into the game, we had six players out but to have Jack coming in was a massive lift,” he added. “He’s been out injured, we have missed him, it was a massive lift. With the players being out, we’ve give a debut to a 17-year-old, Lewis Lyall, who done exceptionally well and Charlie Glennon only 16, who played 30 to 35 minutes in the game and done exceptionally well.
“I was pleased with everything but having Jack back is a massive lift to the lads – really pleased for him, great player, great lad and took his goals superbly.”
It wasn’t smooth sailing for Cables as they went behind through Matty Morgan’s first-half opener. Despite the scare, Lynch remained confident throughout and feels the outcome was more than deserved.
He added: “I thought we was always in the game before then, getting into some positions, creating good chances in good areas, I felt it would come.
“Jack was always causing them problems, it shows the attitude of the players, to come from a goal behind and keep going, get their rewards.
“We said to them, how they applied themselves against Macclesfield, the effort they put in, if they took that into the Trafford game you would always come away with a positive outcome and the lads done it. I can’t ask anymore of the lads, I said after the game I was so proud of them for their effort and made up they got the rewards.”
Prescot Cables host Leek Town this weekend as they look to build on their return to winning ways. Leek go into the visit to Merseyside on the back of their defeat to playoff rivals Runcorn Linnets last weekend.
They’ve proved to be difficult opponents for Cables in the past, winning the meeting earlier in the season 4-1, which included a hat-trick of penalties.
“We know all about Leek, even though we went there earlier in the season, we gave away two penalties and gave them a two-goal head start,” he added. “I thought overall in the game, we done well, caused them problems, the manager was really complimentary of us.
“We’re looking forward to the game and these types of games, the Macclesfield’s, the Leek’s, who are the favourites to go up, to pits your wits against them. We’re going to prepare well, I think we’re in a good place, we’re looking forward to the challenge.
“They’ll know they’ll be in for a good game, if they underestimate us in any shape or form they will become a cropper, they will certainly looking at this game and thinking it won’t be easy.
“Our lads are in a good place, we’ll focus on ourselves, we’ll pit our wits against better teams in the league, certainly with our fans that we have behind us, they will not like Prescot Cables in front of our home form so relishing the challenge.
“Results haven’t gone our way, some poor decisions against us in some games. How we’re playing, the effort that the lads are putting in, I think home and away we’re doing well at the moment. The lads are in a good place but I know our lads relish playing in front of the home fans.
“Without being biased, I think we have got the most loyal supporters in the league, they’re right behind the players – I think we outnumbered Trafford supporters – we’re looking forward.
“We love playing in front of our home supporters, Prescot is a difficult place to come so they’ll be in for a right difficult game on Saturday.”
Although, the match is under threat with a pitch inspection scheduled for Saturday morning.