SATURDAY 27TH February 2016 - EVO-STIK DIVISION ONE NORTH
Prescot Cables defeated Droylsden in five goal thriller at Hope Street.
Cables Manager Andy Paxton made just two changes from the team which had drawn away to Bamber Bridge in midweek, Anthony Shinks and Rob Doran replacing Jacob Jones and Andy Scarisbrick.
Cables kicked off playing towards the Knowsley End and there was an early opportunity when Staunton-Turner played Lloyd Dean through on goal, but he was adjudged offside. Doran, Dean and Josh Nichoslon then linked up on the left with Doran crossing into the penalty area but his cross was cleared by the Droylsden defence. Cables were dominating possession in the early stages of the game and another good passing move between Doran and Dean set up an opportunity for Staunton-turner whose shot was deflected over the bar for a corner. Bannister took the corner which Droylsden keeper Steve James collected comfortably.
Cables won another corner shortly afterwards again taken by Bannister, Doran having his first shot blocked then hitting his second attempt over the bar. On a rare excursion into the Cables half, Barber crossed form deep into the penalty area for Hasler Cregg who shot wide of the far post. Bram Johnstone caused Cables hearts to flutter when he headed the ball back to Marcus Burgess who just managed to collect it in time from Droylsden striker Brandon Zibaka.