Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch praised his players for their endeavour despite defeat to Mossley.
Sam O’Halleron’s first-half strike was cancelled out by an Andy Keogh brace before the Greater Manchester side added two late on as Mitch Allen saw red.
Prescot Cables showed grit and determination to beat fellow relegation-threatened Newcastle Town with Jack Goodwin heading in the winner.
But defeat to Mossley saw their resurgent run come to an end but Lynch has issued a defiant message.
“The lads have been playing really well, putting unbelievable effort in and getting their just rewards really [against Newcastle Town],” he said speaking to Off The Park.
“In terms of the effort, we always knew it was going to be tough we’ve had a few niggles, knocks and injuries.
“It’s been tough trying to keep the lads at the levels they’ve been at but with the knocks they’ve been getting, struggling for centre-halves, we’ve had to fill the gaps. I think [Mossley] was a step too far.
“We had to bring George Nugent off and it upset the rhythm. The lads coming in, it just didn’t happen, two poor goals that we give away.
“But on the back of that, we should’ve been 2-0 up with the chances that we’ve had, one off the line, a clear penalty denied.
“As we’re on the front foot, the goalkeeper situation where all night the forward was putting Mitch [Allen] off, stopping him from playing.
“When Mitch decided to kick quick, he’s decided to grab his arm, Mitch shrugged him off and for whatever reason the linesman gets involved, the rest is history.
“I thought they were excellent. Some of the football we played, chances created, how we took the game to Mossley, we had them on the ropes and deservedly went in the lead.
“I couldn’t ask anymore from them and even though lads are carrying knocks, they’re still giving everything for the cause. I said to them after the game how proud I am of them, I couldn’t ask anymore from them. We’re disappointed because the run come to an end but I couldn’t fault them.
“The mindset looking forward is to stay positive.
“We’ll continue to train, they were disappointed after the game but I told them there won’t be any chins on chests, they can be proud of themselves and they can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the league and they certainly showed that.
“We’re looking forward to Widnes, we’ve got 10 games to go, we’re definitely in good spirits.”