Prescot Cables were beaten 2-1 today at home by the travelling 1874 Northwich.

After tasting defeat last week on their trip to Bootle, Cables were hoping to get back to winning ways on home turf.

It was an even game to begin with as both sides seemed to have been measuring their opponent, with no real chances inside the opening 15 minutes.

Mackenzie O’Neill opened the scoring for Cables after cutting inside onto his left foot before firing the ball and his side into the lead.

Cables celebrate their opener.

The away side responded quickly, becoming more organized and looking more of a threat going forward.

Cables did well to defend a number of Northwich chances until the 28th minute when Northwich found their equalizer.

It only took the away side 10 minutes to make things level as Cables failed to clear the danger from across.

Jack Irlam jumped at the chance and the ball to head it straight past Cables stopper Allen.

Once again, the recently-conceding side responded well and Cables began to look like more of a force going forward.

Perhaps the biggest chance of the rest of the half arrived just on the stroke of half-time.

Taylor Brickell played a brilliant free-kick into the box which was met by Ryan Colvin but fired straight into the keeper’s hands.

Chappy Massamba came on to make his debut for Cables in the 67th minute but was unable to make much of an impact due to the well-organized and solid Northwich backline.

There was certainly one substitute who made an impact, however.

Ash Woods replaced Paul Turner with only 20 minutes to go – It only took him four to get on the scoresheet.

Cables were caught high up the pitch by the side in Green who then went on the break resulting in the super sub Woods scoring with his first touch of the game.

Things nearly turned worse for the home side as 1874 rattled the crossbar and almost extended their lead.

At the full-time whistle, the final result was 2-1 with 1874 Northwich claiming all three points.

Next up for Prescot Cables is an away trip to Leek Town.