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Recent Encounters: Prescot Cables

Recent Encounters: Prescot Cables

Bootle Football Club11 Mar - 18:12
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A look back at recent encounters with tomorrow's hosts

By Brendan Doyle

12 April 2023
Prescot Cables 2 Bootle 2

Cables once again took an early lead against Bootle in the opening minutes of the game with a Jack Goodwin goal, leaving Bootle having their work cut out early doors. Minutes later Tom Peterson looked to have levelled the game after placing the ball into the net, but unfortunately for the Bootle man the linesman’s flag was raised. After gradually coming back into the game, Bootle went level after Matty Hamilton knocked in the ball from the back post after receiving an Arthur Lomax Jones cross.

After plenty of efforts from both sides it would be Bootle who took the lead, Andy Owens came off the bench to smash the ball into the top corner, sending the Bootle fans into a burst of cheers. The Bucks held onto their lead for the majority of the second half and even had chances of their own. Unfortunately for Bootle, Prescot Cables were awarded a late penalty a supposed handball. James Foley stepped up and successfully converted his penalty to gain his side a point.

28 August 2023
Bootle 0 Prescot Cables 0

After just 15 minutes into the game, Bootle keeper Owen Mooney received a straight red card for an alleged handball outside of the area, with defender Leon Legge taking up the number one position for the remainder of the game. Throughout the first half neither keeper was seriously tested as the game was mostly contested in the middle of the pitch. The unexpected red card for the Bootle keeper may have impacted the dynamics of the game.

In the second half of the game Bootle made Cables keeper Mitchell Allan more busy and threatened towards his goal, including a dangerous header from Tom Moore which would eventually be cleared by the defence. Ben Hodkinson would go onto have three clear cut chances against Allan, but it would be The Cables keeper who came out on top in each encounter. Leon Legge stepped up between the sticks also as he made a save from Tony Donaldson and getting the ball out of harms way. The match ended 0-0 with nothing much separating the two sides.

1 January 2024
Prescot Cables 2 Bootle 0

After suffering a 2-0 defeat to local rivals City of Liverpool on Boxing Day, Bootle came short in another Merseyside derby away on the first fixture of 2024. After a goalless first half with both sides missing their chances to go ahead in the game.

Just over 5 minutes into the second half it was Anthony Donaldson who would finally brake the deadlock in the game after receiving a squared pass from John Murphy, putting The Cables in front in the Merseyside derby. With Bootle desperately to claw back into the game, the hosts would double their lead thanks to a goal from the provider for the first goal John Murphy. Tony Thompson denied Prescot Cables a third goal and also Anthony Donaldson a second with a magnificent save, but the score finished 2-0 to Prescot Cables.

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