PRESTWICH made it through the opening round of the Lancashire FA Amateur Cup with a 2-1 win at home to Moston Brook.

It took Mike Kosub's men until the 38th minute to open the scoring, David Prieto meeting a Sean Haslam cross with a fine header that gave the Moston Brook keeper no chance.

Luke Harling, who had seen a second-minute header from a Haslam corner tipped over, went close on a number of occasions to adding to the score.

But while Prestwich played some nice football in the opening half, a combination of poor decision making and a lack of quality in the final third ensured they were unable to add to their lead before half time.

The second half continued in the same vein, but as frustrations grew at Prestwich’s inability to put the game to bed their play became more and more ragged.

Kosub juggled shape and personnel in a bid to create a spark, sending on centre-back Paul Taylor to lead the line and he made an instant impact.

After creating havoc in the Moston Brook defence with a headed flick-on, he started and finished a move in the next attack to double Prestwich's advantage.

He initially held up the long ball before threading it out to Mike Neary on the right, and then got on the end of his return cross, netting with a bullet header at the back post.

Moston Brook pulled one back with a minute remaining but it proved to be just a consolation.