Kevin Lynch left frustrated in defeat as Prescot Cables face ‘must-win’ Market Drayton clash

Prescot Cables in action against Mossley in the Northern Premier League West

Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch was left frustrated as they slumped to a 4-1 defeat away to Clitheroe and has heaped importance on the clash with Market Drayton.

It became the latest defeat for the Bulls boss as they continue to look for the light in their relegation battle.

The play-off chasing Lancashire side saw their two-goal lead halved when Lewis Buckley scored saw them move into the ascendancy but they were dealt successive hammer blows as Sefton Gonzales and Terry Cummins added two late on.

It was an occurring problem that contributed to their downfall as mistakes allowed for Clitheroe to capitalise as Lynch was left to regret inexperienced mistakes.

“I thought the scoreline flattered them, I thought the 4-1 result didn’t warrant how we played. I know people look at the result and go ‘another 4-1 defeat’,” he told Off The Park.

“But on reflection of the game, going to a sloppy goal from a set-piece, going in at half time thought we rallied around the gave a sloppy goal away for the second goal but what I was more proud of was the reaction towards it.

“Where [against] City of Liverpool, you could see their heads going down and stuff like that, they rallied round at 2-0, got it back to 2-1, their crowd was hoping them at one stage because we was on top, had two great chances to score and then what’s been our Achilles heel since I’ve come in and that’s individual mistakes.

“I thought Ryan Colvin, he had an outstanding game against a seasoned player in Sefton Gonzales but he made the mistake that led to the third goal that just knocked the wind out of sails, so frustrating but much better performance. But I keep saying that, now it’s a case of cutting out those individual mistakes really. 

“When you’re going into the game, you’re back in and can see the lads are lifted, then that third goal goes in, you can see the frustration.

“You’re still going for it and the fourth goes in. Still frustrating, the fact in what we’re saying is it’s hard to bring in players, we’re lacking experience in certain areas but it comes at a cost.

“To compete at this level, you need the resources to be able to do that and we can’t be relying on young, inexperienced players because they will make mistakes and the more experienced you become in the league, that’s when your mistakes are a lot less and that’s what gets you over the line at the end of the day. 

“Yeah massive [improvement from City of Liverpool], even up until the 42nd minute of the game, we was right in it. But it was the individual mistakes costing us dearly at the moment, inexperienced players make more of the mistakes.

“We’re trying our best to bring a little bit more experience but that comes at a cost, you don’t get experienced players and certainly the position we’re in to try and convince players to come to us at this time of the season when they’re with a club doing well, it is difficult, they don’t come cheap.

Cables look add points in their race to beat the drop with the deficit currently at six points.

Lynch hopes a win could be the catalyst to the change in fortunes in their dismal season so far.

He added: “If there was ever a six-pointer this is it, we all know football too well that one positive result can turn your season.

“I haven’t watched the league barring the top five, anyone can beat anyone on their day and it’s proven when we’ve beaten Mossley, drew with Leek Town, if you limit mistakes, you can do all your coaching but people have got to make the decisions on the pitch and it’s game management at times.

“That does come down to leadership and experience and unfortunately we haven’t got that at this present moment but it’s a massive game and it can take us into Runcorn Linnets and Marine which will be tough. One positive result can kickstart your season.”

[Featured image: Nick Gerrard]

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