Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch praised his side following their win over Witton Albion.
The triumph over Jon Macken’s side stopped a run of three straight defeats following disappointment in the FA Cup and FA Trophy against Bamber Bridge and Worksop Town, respectively, with a defeat to Leek Town in between.
On Tuesday, goals from John Murphy and Kyle Sambor secured the three points at the Joseph Russell Stadium despite Harry McGee levelling proceedings on the stroke of half-time.
Lynch was happy with his side’s response to their FA Trophy exit as they moved to within touching distance of the playoffs. They sit outside the final spot, at this early stage, on goal difference.
He told Off The Park: “I felt in the Worksop game we played well, just came up against a really good team, they are an excellent team with a very, very good squad.
“I just felt we gifted them the goals, it was the same with Leek – we held our own – I just told the lads, keep going, the luck will change. Going back to the league which was always our bread and butter, it was a priority, the lads have been doing great.
“I couldn’t fault them, despite getting beat, they’ve given everything they can. It’s just unfortunate giving teams two-goal leads, it’s always going to be difficult for you but I thought we executed the gameplan brilliantly [against Witton] and thoroughly deserved the three points.”
Sambor’s winner came in the final 20 minutes as they claimed their third win of the season. The hosts had to withstand some pressure to ensure they wrapped up the three points with some heroics from Mitch Allen late on securing the win.
But for Lynch, he felt the fans dragged his side over the line. He raved: “I’ve always said it’s a pleasure, I’ve got a great bunch of lads, they’re buying into everything.
“They’re executing the game plan, taking on what we’re saying, certainly at home you have to commend the fans, they backed us to the end. When we were getting tired, they picked us up with their vocal support, an enjoyable night.”
This week saw the return of Louis Shead from Bootle as they strengthened their defensive options with Joseph Mwasile signing from Nantwich Town.
On the two arrivals, Lynch added: “It gives competition for places, it strengthens us, it gives us different options, they’re two very, very good lads who will fit into the dressing room and the dynamics of the squad.
“It adds competition for places which is good, healthy competition is always good, that’s what we’re trying to do.
“We know what John [Murphy] brings to us, he’s been great since he come in, he’s settled in well. He was one of our summer targets which we managed to get,” the Prescot Cables boss said discussing Tuesday’s goalscorers.
“Kyle [Sambor] he’s full of ability, he was probably just lacking confidence because he’s been here, there and everywhere and it was a case of putting our arm around him and making him believe in himself. His performance warranted the goal and I was so pleased for both of them.
“Collectively, it was hard to pick a man of the match, everyone put in a shift when you put in the work we were doing, you do get your rewards so I was pleased for everyone.”
Cables face Newcastle Town on Saturday as they host the Staffordshire-based side. They sit a point behind the Bulls having played a game less.
The Pesky Bulls boss knows about their qualities but is confident in his side to continue their domestic home form.
He said: “It’s another tough game, they had a good result against Widnes. We’re at home, it’s a difficult place to come, hopefully the fans can come out and get right behind us.
“We’ve just beaten a team that’s dropped down, a team that was already going to be tough, the lads are in a confident mood. We’ll prepare as good as we can, all I ask from the lads is come off with no regrets and you’ll get your rewards.
“We’re looking forward to it, it’ll be tough, but with the lads coming in we’re ready for them.”