Colne 0-2 Prescot Cables: Match Report

For the first time in seven seasons, Prescot Cables have won an FA Cup tie. The Pesky Bulls’ name will be in the hat for the next round of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to a comprehensive away performance at Colne FC on Saturday.

Craig Davies could not have hoped for a better competitive start to his managerial career as his side dominated throughout the 90 minutes.

Wingers Ethan Van-Aston and Matty Hamilton were excellent during the opening 45 minutes and it was from a Van-Aston corner that Cables took the lead on 18 minutes. Having been denied a penalty after MJ Monaghan was brought down in the area, the resulting corner saw captain James McCulloch flick the ball onto the back of Colne full back Ben Unsworth who could only deflect the ball into his own net. 1-0 Cables.

Colne nearly hit back straight away but were denied by an excellent save by Cables ‘keeper Mitch Allen who tipped a fierce shot around the post.

Cables continued to dominate, and Hamilton in particular was getting the better of his full back. He too was denied a clear penalty midway through the half after being brought down from behind, the ball nowhere near him when the challenge was made. However, it wasn’t long though before the lead was stretched as Hamilton’s corner was met by the head of James Edgar to make it 2-0 just before half time.

The second half was more of the same; Cables dominated proceedings as they attacked down the slope at Holt House. Van-Aston, Hamilton and, later, substitute Aaron Fleming continued to torment the home side down the flanks. In addition, Dale Korie-Butler was excellent at holding the ball up and bringing others into play. If truth be told the home side failed to produce any moment of real concern for Cables in the second half, such was the dominance of their display as they effectively managed the game to its conclusion.

Richard Tigwell

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