Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch is looking to continue their impressive run after they reestablished themself in the hunt for the playoffs.
They had to come from behind to beat 1874 Northwich in midweek to take themselves to within touching distance of the top five. The win came thanks to goals from Harry Cannon-Noren and John Murphy – who made it six goals in his last four – to make extend their unbeaten start to 2023.
In what has been a stop-start beginning to the calendar year, the Bulls have till managed to pick up 13 points out of a possible 15.
“Obviously the weather hasn’t been great but I feel with the games that we’ve had, we’ve won three and drew one the lads are in a real good place,” he told Off The Park. “Disappointed not to go Witton but we knew it was going to be tough, where it stops the momentum but it was good to get the game on Tuesday.
“I felt that the last month has been good with some tough games in there, the lads have shown good resilience.
“You always take each game as it comes but if you look, three wins, one draw against tough opposition, we’re doing well.
“The lads have got the knowhow although it’s not as pretty as we’d like, we’re doing that, there’s a good resilience, good competition for places.
“We just need to keep the momentum going, fingers crossed injuries are kept at bay but if we do we have good cover – it’s good at the moment, fans and players are in a good place, long may it continue.”
Matthew Woolley gave 1874 a deserved lead in the first-half of their encounter before the Cables full-back netted his second of the campaign before the interval.
“I didn’t think we got going, how we wanted to play, how we wanted to impose ourselves on the game. Fair play to Northwich, they’re a good side, they deserved the goal. But to go in at 1-1 gives you a different team talk, we needed to tweak things, be braver on the ball, move it quicker and it’s so pleasing they take the messages on board,” Lynch added on their win in midweek.
“It was a different second half, I thought we dominated, controlled the game well and got our noses in front as a reward. To show that resilience, we were in minus goal difference and now we’re positive so it shows how much we’ve come on.
“It was a game of two halves but more importantly three points, massive win, keeps us where we need to be, push away and that’s the objective to take points off the team below you. The objective is to get to that 40 point mark then you can not worry too much about what’s below.”
This weekend they welcome Trafford, a side who are in danger of being sucked into the relegation dog fight as they sit just outside the drop zone on goal difference.
The Cables boss is fully aware that league positions go out the window during the contest and he expects it be no different on Saturday. He said: “It’s a good game I like the way they play, they want to play the right way so it will be a good game to into, certainly with our supporters, it’s a difficult place to come.
“They’re on a difficult run themselves but there’s no easy games in this league we won’t be taking them lightly, we have to make sure we can back Tuesday’s performance up, I’m sure the lads are ready, raring to go for the challenge.
“We know what these sort of teams are about, fighting for their lives, not wanting to get pulled into the dogfight.
“They will come in all guns blazing but they play the right way, it’ll be a good game, I’m looking forward to it, Danny’s a good footballing man, it will suit us going into this game and we’re looking forward to it.”