Tuesday night saw Prescot Cables produce arguably their worst performance of the season so far.
The visitors, Ramsbottom United, were 3 points behind Cables in the league going into the game and were ahead as soon as the 4th minute. Iyrwah Gooden seized upon a poor header from Valter Fernandes back to goalkeeper Ollie Taylor. Goodwin was able to pinch the ball and fire under Taylor to give the Rams the lead.
On a bitterly cold night, the atmosphere inside the IP Truck Parts was uncharacteristically flat as Cables struggled to get into the game. The uneven surface also impacted the home side far more than the visitors as they extended their lead in the 26th minute through their talismanic striker Nic Evangelinos.
Cables have struggled to score goals all season and were now two down at home before half time, the scoreline did not flatter the visitors either.
The second half saw a greater intensity about Cables play as the sought a way back into the game. On loan striker Louis Myers was busy but clearly lacked match fitness. George Hassall also seemed to have a greater determination about him and looked lively.
It was however the ever dependable James Edgar who fired Cables back into the match on 83 minutes. His excellent left footed drive found the bottom corner of the Ramsbottom net to set up a tense final few minutes.
Any excitement however soon evaporated when central defender James Cooper was carried off with what looked like a serious knee injury.
If truth be told however the visitors would have rightly felt aggrieved had Cables snatched anything from the game and they were able to see the game out to claim all 3 points.
Cables XI: Taylor Fernandes McCulloch Cooper (Jackson 83) McNally Turner (Moore 70) Gregory Myler Edgar Myers Hassall.
MOTM: James Edgar