Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch was left disappointed as City of Liverpool captain Peter Wylie denied the Bulls a win late on.
Kyle Sambor brilliantly handed the hosts the lead shortly after the half-hour mark as he cut inside and fired into the top corner.
Although the 10A Derby was frenetic at times, it lacked many clearcut chances but Cables certainly has the better openings.
Declan Daniels saw his point-blank header pushed away by Ben Barnes before a mixture of the Purps debutant and defending on the line thwarted a triple chance.
“Disappointed if I’m honest,” Lynch admitted to Off The Park. “I thought to concede to so late on, a set-piece something that we’d been working on, we knew they were dangerous from, we give them tasks.
“The changes led to personnel changing with them, lead to the goal. On reflection, disappointing.
“We have been creating, the standard of football has been good, I just think it needs to turn, we need to keep the belief. Keep what we’re doing, keep the belief and I’m sure it’ll turn and we’ll soon get the three points.
“Definitely [two points dropped] gutted, but that’s what football’s about and sometimes you don’t get your rewards, bitterly disappointed.
“It was difficult at times, difficult conditions but I think the crowd were unbelievable, great attendance – got behind the team – I commend them.”
Sambor’s opener was his sixth of the season as he moved to the third top goalscorer this season, level with James Foley and John Murphy.
The Cables boss was delighted to see the hard work from the forward being replicated on the pitch and in front of goal.
But with the front-lines profligacy in front of goal, Lynch believes it’s just a matter of luck, he continued: “Do you know what, he’s been working so hard.
“I like them all, Declan [Daniels], Murph [John Murphy] but what a great strike, he’s had another couple of chances and it just wasn’t his night. But glad to get the one which he’ll be proud of but I think we should’ve scored more.
“It’s just a little bit of luck, something to fall from you, we seem to be getting the bad luck at the minute and I know you make your own luck but a bit more clinical and a little bit of luck.
“Come off someone’s shin or whatever you take it but I’m pleased with how they’ve applied themselves, been a tough week, the lads have responded in the right way and I’m so proud of them.”
James Edgar was officially announced as a Prescot Cables player again in the hours leading up to their encounter. He was immediately introduced into the line-up and Lynch believes that he can only improve with the Pesky Bulls.
“We always knew it was going to take him time, we knew he hadn’t been playing or be match-fit ready. He’s trained with us twice this week but he’ll come, you can see the quality, the balance he gives us, the delivery. We know all about him and he’ll only get better,” he concluded.