SATURDAY 13TH February 2016 - EVO-STIK DIVISION ONE NORTH
Prescot Cables defeated Brighouse Town in an exciting game at Hope Street.
Cables Manager Andy Paxton made three changes from the team which had lost to Mossley two weeks ago, Jacob Jones, Darryl Patton and Lloyd Dean replacing Anthony Shinks, Rob Doran and Andy Scarisbrick.
Before the game there was a minute’s silence in memory of Dave Parry, a loyal supporter of Cables who had recently passed away.
Cables kicked off playing towards the Hope Street End and soon applied the pressure on the Brighouse defence, James Edgar’s accurate cross into the penalty area being headed out for a corner by a Brighouse defender. The corner taken by Edgar was headed out for by Pollard for another corner again taken by Edgar which was overhit and sailed out of play. Joe Evans then intercepted a pass from Brighouse’s Leon Henry and played the ball through the Brighouse defence for Lloyd Dean who attempted to round Hagreen in goal who managed to get a hand to the ball and conceded a corner which was cleared by the Brighouse defence. As play switched from one end to the other, Daniel Facey found himself clean through with only Marcus Burgess to beat but Burgess saved well.
On 16 minutes Cables were awarded a penalty for what the referee deemed to be dangerous kicking by a Brighouse player. Phil Bannister stepped up to take the perfect penalty stroking the ball into the far corner of the net. On 25 minutes Brighouse created an opportunity for Ben Atkinson whose powerful shot was palmed away by Burgess for a corner.