PRESCOT Cables netted a 93rd-minute equaliser from the spot to share the points with Radcliffe in a tight affair that ended 1-1 at Valerie Park.

Louis Myers put Boro ahead midway through the second half after a mistake from a Cables defender let in Ben Wharton.

Boro looked to have all three points in the bag but for a last-minute penalty for handball against Mason Fallon, MJ Monaghan stepping up and calmly slotting home for the hosts.

Macken’s men are now three games without a win and now sit third in the table.

The game took a while to spring into life with both sides trying to grab a foothold on the difficult surface.

The Cables forced a brilliant save from Ollie Martin on 28 minutes after a dangerous counter-attack.

Tunde Owolabi caused the Pesky Bulls some problems when deployed on the wing. But Martin was called upon to produce another strong save after a dangerous cross into the box just before half time.

Radcliffe started the second half brightly, Matty Crothers launching a shot towards goal but it was easily collected by Oliver Taylor in goal.

Jack Lenehan wasted a good chance to put the home side ahead on 52 minutes as he blazed wide after good play to create the opening.

Prescot nearly took the lead on 62 minutes, Martin producing another great save.

Substitute Shelton Payne was denied by the keeper but, just two minutes later, Boro had the lead through Myers, who slotted in an excellent ball from Wharton.

Crothers shot narrowly wide with a chance to make it 2-0 and, in a dramatic end to the game, Cables were awarded a controversial penalty when the ball hit Fallon’s hand at close range. Monaghan calmly slotted home from the spot to earn his side a point.

Without a win in three, Boro face Kendal Town at the Neuven Stadium on Saturday.

“I thought we were on top second half and created a number of chances and Ollie didn’t have much to do,” said boss Jon Macken.

“The lads are bitterly disappointed and we will raise them and get them back buzzing for it.”