Prescot Cables were comprehensively outplayed on Saturday afternoon as they went down two nil at Colne on the day League football finally returned after a 6-week suspension.
A trip to Colne in December was never going to be easy, especially after such a long break and it proved as much for Craig Davies’ team as they struggled to find any sort of rhythm or assert their game plan on the Reds’ heavy pitch. A goal in each half from Colne forward Reece Webb-Foster saw Cables record their fifth defeat on the road this season.
Webb-Foster’s first goal came on 24 minutes after a cruel bobble within the pitch caused Aaron Fleming to mistime his clearance. This allowed the Colne man to fire a powerful shot that Mitch Allen could only parry into the air and watch in horror as the ball trickled into the net.
Despite going behind Cables were still unable to create any real chances of their own. Their best moment was arguably James McCulloch’s header that went well over the bar from Sean Myler’s free kick.
The second half was more of the same as the home side continued to dominate and Cables struggled to get a foothold in the match.
The misery was compounded on 77 minutes when the referee awarded the home side a penalty for a handball that only he saw and nobody appealed for. Mitch Allen did well to get a hand on the resultant spot kick but Webb-Foster’s shot was too powerful and found the back of the net once again to give the home side a comfortable victory against what was a thoroughly demoralised Cables side.