In a scrappy first half neither side could take control of the game and where most of the shots were from long range and off target.
The game livened up as the half came to a close. Prescot Cables took a shock lead on 35 mins when some poor defending let in Liam Dawson as he was allowed to get into the area and shoot low past the stranded Sam Dobbs. With seconds remaining Prescot Cables were reduced to 10 men as James McCulloch was shown a straight red after a clash with the home keeper.
The 10 men of Prescot doubled their lead minutes into the second half when Jon Bathurst went through 3 poor tackles and scooped his shot over the advancing keeper.
Rail struggled to beat Prescot’s offside trap and just before the hour mark substitute Sean Myler latched onto the ball inside the area when the home side stuggled to clear and fired Prescot Cables into a three nil lead.
Changes were made by the home side but had little effect until the game was nearly over when Josh Windass found Liam Hardy at the far post for him to fire in from close range to reduce the arrears.
Despite Rail pressure in the dying minutes Prescot held on for a valuable victory
MATCH RATING: 2
STAR PLAYER: Jon Bathurst (Prescot Cables)
Photography by Stephen Tomlinson