Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch says he is proud of his players despite losing to Macclesfield.
James Edgar’s free-kick evaded everyone and went into the back of the net but the Silkmen fired in a quick response through James Berry in the second-half.
James Hammill was sent off for the Pesky Bulls midway through the first-half forcing Lynch’s side to face the league-leaders with a man light.
Despite the defeat, the Prescot Cables manager was happy with his side’s showing. He told Off The Park: “I couldn’t be any more proud of the lads, to go down to 10 men so early on then do what we did to compete with Macclesfield.
“We know what type of squad they’ve got, the players they’ve got but the most frustrating thing was the referee – we’re not here to do that – but we’ve got footage of the penalty that should’ve been that was in the box and the handball late on, should’ve been given and speaking to the assessor’s they felt the second and even the first yellow card wasn’t.
“It leaves a taste in your mouth when you come away, people are patting you out the back and should’ve got something out of the game but the referee’s decisions killed us in a way.
“I spoke to the referee and made my opinions known but them sort of decisions could cost people their jobs and they need to be right. But I’m proud of the lads, to give Macclesfield a right good scare, we have came a long way.
“We worked so hard to get our noses in front, if we had held on for another five minutes more, they would’ve had to force it. To concede the way we did is frustrating, just a long straight ball especially how hard we worked.
“It is frustrating but we’ll learn from it, it’s a good learning curve for us. Even when the second goal went in so late on, heads could’ve went down but we kept on going and I thought we did deserve something out of the game – loads of positives.”
The league table has yet to settle down as Cables sit seven points off the relegation zone whilst being seven points away from the playoff places.
This weekend they travel to Trafford looking to push towards the top six with goal difference being the only thing separating the two in ninth and 10th, respectively.
“I’ve watched Trafford a couple of times this season, they’re a good side,” he explained.
“The good thing is we’re away, their pitch is decent so we can play but I keep saying it, there’s no easy game, it’s nice to be on an even keel and come up against someone that’s similar to us, in and around us.
“We’re looking forward to it and if the lads put in the effort that they did on Saturday then nothing stops us from coming away with a positive result.
“I don’t think home form, away form applies, it’s how you apply yourself, if we apply ourself how we did against Macclesfield, we’re always tough opponent. We’re confident and we’re a tough opponent no matter who it is, although we got beat there is no one feeling sorry for themselves, we’re going there and giving it our best shot.”