Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch was overjoyed with his players after their rampant display against Market Drayton.
Sam O’Halleron scored four on his debut as the Bulls romped to a 7-0 win over the league’s rock bottom side.
Cables, however, aren’t too far behind but the rout helped them closer to safety and saw a sizeable chunk hacked away of their negative goal difference.
It’s their second win under Lynch since he took over from caretaker Lee Bignell after Craig Davies’ dismissal.
But for Lynch, he hopes that the ‘six-pointer’ can help spur the players on ahead of a difficult run of fixtures that sees them against play-off chasing Runcorn Linnets and league leaders Marine.
“Honestly it was [some win]. I know they’re bottom of the league but you can only beat what’s in front of you and obviously the run of form that we’ve had, to go and do that to any team was impressive, I’m proud of them,” he told Off The Park.
“I did a bit of research on Sam, Joey Barton it was who I spoke to, who highly recommended him. To mark his debut with four goals, it’s up there with the best.
“Pleased and I thought the team performance as a whole was excellent from one to 11, even the subs coming on. We gave a debut to a 16-year-old Charlie Glennon so it was impressive all round.
“The amount of work you put in, I don’t think people realise as a manager and staff what you put in at this level but to get the rewards we did were refreshing all round. It makes your weekend, makes you feel better and everything else but for all the hard work we’ve put in since we’ve been there it was nice to get the rewards from it.
“They never give up [Market Drayton], I’ve watched them a few times, they’re a tough opposition because anyone in this league can beat anyone.
“For the application the lads showed, I didn’t big it up too much, it was a six-pointer if there was ever one and as I said I thought from the first minute to the last, how we performed and how we played and the goals we scored were outstanding.
“Matt Liptrott’s was an unbelievable goal, Sam’s first was unbelievable, the lads worked so hard, to put seven past any team you’ve got to give a lot of the credit to the players, it’s not about me it’s about the players.”
Prescot Cables face a tricky run as the festive period cranks up with the Bulls looking for a route to safety.
Their first match after Christmas is a trip to Runcorn to play Calum McIntyre’s side before they welcome Marine on New Year’s Day then a visit to Colne.
“We’re not taking anything away, we’ve got two tough games coming up in this period with Runcorn Linnets and then Marine, it’s a local derby.
“If they can apply themselves now they have then we’ll always have a fighting chance. So if we have the belief, you’ve got to keep spirits up, going into the Runcorn Linnets game we’re not underestimating anyone. We’ll apply ourselves and hopefully it can be a spring board for the lads themselves.
“That’s what we’re trying to build, the team spirit is getting better, the performances are getting better and they got the rewards on Saturday.”