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Colne 0-2 Prescot Cables

Colne slipped to defeat against Prescot Cables at Holt House on Saturday and the result sees the Reds slip into the relegation zone.  Colne played three quarters of the game with ten men and were always fighting a losing battle against a strong Cables side.

Prescot looked dangerous going forward and James Hammill’s left wing run created a chance for Jack Goodwin but his 20 yard shot was blocked in the Colne area. And as play switched to the other end Tom McCann’s cross was cleared from the Prescot goalmouth with Craig Carney poised to convert the chance.

But after 22 minutes, Watkinson received two yellow cards in the space of two minutes and was sent off leaving Colne with ten men.

Cables pressed forward looking to break the deadlock and with half time approaching a cross from the right wing fell to Kyle Sambor inside the Colne penalty area and his shot was deflected past Andre Mendes giving Prescot the lead.

As the second half began, Mendes produced a great save to push a shot on the turn by Sambor over his crossbar and minutes later McCann was on hand to head the ball clear off the Colne goal-line as Prescot stretched the Reds defence.

Carney worked hard in midfield to prompt a series of Colne attacks with Doherty failing to find a finish good enough to beat the keeper as the Cables defence proved a strong barrier.

On the hour, a quick counterattack by Prescot led to a second goal as a misdirected back-pass left Mendes stranded and Sambor knocked the ball into the empty net to double Cables lead.

Colne still battled hard and a good diagonal free kick by Oli Roberts into the Prescot goalmouth eluded both Lucas Weaver and Glenn Steel in front of goal. But Colne could only create half chances and Prescot held on comfortably in the closing stages.

The Reds need to find some consistency to lift them up the table as they face another vital league game against Skelmersdale Unit next Saturday.

Man of the Match, sponsored by Colne F.C. Juniors, Tom Fagan is presented his award from manager Phil Brown.


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