Prescot Cables boss Kevin Lynch was delighted with his side’s win over rivals Widnes but insists there are “massive improvements” to make.
Three first-half goals from as many different scorers handed Cables their second win of the season. Tom Dean fired home on his debut for the Bulls as Jack Goodwin and James Foley found the back of the net.
The resurgence under Lynch continues as their win made it two in two following their 1-0 win in the FA Cup away at Goole AFC.
Stephen Rigby was sent off for Widnes after 53 minutes but by that time the game was wrapped up for the visitors during their intense clash.
Just under eight-and-a-half miles separates the DCBL Stadium and the home of Prescot Cables but by the 40th minute, there was daylight between the two sides after the visitors raced into a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes.
Lynch was, understandably, pleased with his side’s showing in the win and after he was asked about it being a perfect day in the office, he could only praise his players.
He told Off The Park: “I thought from start to finish I thought the lads applied themselves well.
“You always knew in a derby situation they had to be up for it from the word go, to go 3-0 up at half-time was a credit to the players and fantastic goals, well-worked goals. Overall, very happy.”
The goals from Dean, Goodwin and Foley left the Cables boss purring as they continue to find their way under the former Southport midfielder.
“Unbelievable absolutely unbelievable,” he added as he edges towards the anniversary of his arrival.
“It just shows some of the stuff we’re working on in training, how we’re moving the ball and everything, it’s a credit to how the lads are buying into it.
“We always knew they were a good side at the end of the day and it wasn’t their day today. We knew they’d never stop but you’re always going to get careless,” Lynch continued when asked about the uneventful second half.
“You want that perfect performance but this is why we’re at this level that’s what we’ve got to do but you can’t fault the players.”
Despite the comfortable scoreline and nature of the performance, the Cables manager isn’t getting carried away. He said: “There’s always room for improvement in any shape, I think keep the ball better – we’re a good footballing side, we’ve got some unbelievable players, we’ve got to manage the game a little bit better.
“We always know they’re going to come in but it’s work in progress when we first come in till now, there’s massive improvements to go. We’ve got keep our feet on the ground and keep going.
“I thought the work ethic, the pressing they did, at times how they managed the game. But the work ethic and the pressing that’s pleased me the most.”
There was no surprise to see Tom Dean added into the line-up after completing his move from Colne last week. He was ineligible for the win in the FA Cup.
But Lynch senses a good partnership with Dean and captain Liam Hollett – who were both solid in the win which was crowned with a cleansheet.
“I just feel bringing them in, they’re men, they’re solid,” he raved. “They’ve been in the game for quite long, it’s the first time they’ve played together so it’s always a little bit of that [problems].
“They know the game inside out and how they managed it and themselves was class.”