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By Matthew Jones

Saturday sees us face local rivals Atherton Collieries in a pivotal clash at the top end of the table

The Boro are in form who have lost one game in the last 10 in all competitions and keeping a clean sheet in 4 of those games. The latest Radcliffe victory coming last Saturday away at Kidsgrove with a late Tunde Owolabi winner sealing the points in Staffordshire.

They face a Colls side who are league leaders have in the same period lost five in the last 10, most recently a home defeat to 10th Place Widnes in the League.

Previous Meetings-

Between 1982-2018 there were no League meetings between the two sides until Atherton Collieries were promoted to the Northern Premier League in 2017.

There were 8 Cup games in this period, five Lancashire Cup Ties and three FA Cup games.
Radcliffe won six of these ties, as Atherton won 2 games in the Lancashire Cup. A 3-2 win in 1988 at Alder House in the first round of the Lancashire Cup and in 2014, they won on Penalties at the Neuven Stadium.
The Boro drew 1-1 at Atherton last season in the away fixture before Colls won their first league match in over a quarter of a century against Radcliffe back in March with a 2-0 win at the Neuven.

With victory and results going kindly to The Boro, potentially could go 3rd on Saturday Night, two points behind Atherton Collieries who are leading the pack at the moment with two games still in hand.

This game is on Saturday and Kick Off is at 3pm. £8 Adults, £5 Concessions £2 U18 and all U16s FREE


Updated 09:49 - 23 Dec 2018 by Matthew Jones

Where next?

Clitheroe- Match Preview The Boro travel to Clitheroe where a win potentially could put Radcliffe top of the league Saturday night.
Callum Grogan- I love Radcliffe! November's player of the month speaks to Danny Pryer about his love for the club and improving as a footballer.


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