Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch has emphasised his side are ready for the challenge against Marine.
The relegation-threatened Bulls are looking to provide another upset in the context of Neil Young’s season as they sit three points behind Widnes in safety.
They followed their 7-0 win over Market Drayton with an improved performance against Runcorn Linnets.
Cables pulled a goal back when Taylor Bricknell scored late on in the defeat but Lynch felt it was a point dropped after they failed to make pressure count.
“On reflection of the game, you look at their position in the league, you look at ours, I thought how the lads applied themselves there wasn’t much between the two sides. I thought we gave them a good run for their money,” he told Off The Park.
“Barring some poor referee decisions at the start of the game, I thought we had at least two penalties, just the referees decisions. I thought we played great, the endeavour of the lads they never give up, we scored late on, definitely deserved something but that’s what happens when you’re down there just unfortunately.
“The teams taking shape, the attitude is much improved, spirit – you can see the disappointment. When I come in I don’t think defeats hurt players but you can see that they want to do well but you can take positives from the game.
“I’d say so [a point dropped] any neutral at the game you wouldn’t be able to see from the sides who was where in the league, it was very disappointing. But we knew that after the Market Drayton game, two tough games, good tests to see where we are as a squad and players and I thought the lads stood up to the challenge well.”
Marine suffered defeat last time out to Bootle – another Liverpool side – despite the difference in league position, the Prescot Cables manager insists that they won’t ‘shut up shop’ against the league leaders and his side are up for the challenge.
“We don’t approach any games and shut up shop, we still believe we can beat anyone,” he continued. “We do know where Marine are in the league, the squad, budget that they’ve got it is a tough ask but I think the lads relish the challenge.
“No ones giving us a chance, as I said, within our confines and our changing room, the lads are up for a challenge and that’s more pleasing for us. They’re ready for it, it’ll be a tough one they are a quality side. They’re desperate to get out the league and we’re desperate to stay in the league, it’ll be a good game.”