Cables Greats: Albert Jelly

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

For this evening’s look into the club’s past, Glyn Williams profiles legendary defender Albert Jelly. The club captain during Cables’ ‘golden era of the late 1940s and early 1950s, Jelly lifted the Liverpool Senior Non-League Cup twice, having made his home in Lancashire after growing up in Surrey. He played almost 400 First Team matches for Cables and was noted…

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Cables Greats: Harry Boydell

Harry Boydell receives a photo

Today’s Cables Greats feature by Glyn Williams is about a former player who remains involved with the club today – Harry Boydell. Originally written as a birthday tribute to Harry, Glyn’s article looks at his career and early life. We hope you enjoy the piece, which remains as relevant now as it did when first published in 2013. You can read…

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On This Day: Prescot reach Cup Final

The Liverpool Senior Cup

Having reached four consecutive Liverpool Senior Cup Finals, Prescot Cables has become synonymous with the County Cup in recent years.  But on 24th April 1890, Prescot Football Club reached the final of the Liverpool Junior Cup by winning the second replay of their semi-final against Saltney. In the late 19th Century, the Junior Cup was one of only two competitions…

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Two new Long Reads for Lockdown

In addition to the Cables Greats series of articles, which is being published on Saturdays and Wednesdays, we’re delighted to be adding additional Long Reads to the website whenever we can. These are stories about specific elements of the club’s long history, or local football and its personalities. Today, Glyn Williams looks at the club’s years in the Lancashire Combination, while Roy…

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Cables Greats: Four FA Cup Finalists

Wembley from above

For today’s instalment of Cables Greats, Glyn Williams offers profiles of four men whose careers combined playing on the hallowed turf of Hope Street with an appearance in the FA Cup Final. Whether playing for Prescot at the beginning of their playing days or before hanging up their boots, all have interesting stories. There’s more to all these players than strutting…

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New Series: Cables Greats

An England team including Frank Soo

The club is indebted to supporter and local historian Glyn Williams, who has given us permission to publish his series of articles about notable former Prescot players online. Cables Greats originally appeared in matchday programmes between 2012 and 2017. To make up for the lack of matches at present, Glyn’s pieces will be published on Saturdays at 3:00pm and 7:45pm on…

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