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Colwyn Bay Preview

By Matthew Jones

Match Preview Ahead of Saturdays Clash

“Were going into every game looking to put in a performance that can win the game” Jon Macken

The Weekend is upon us and this Saturday we are at home. Colwyn Bay are the visitors to the Neuven Stadium in a 3pm Kick Off.

The Boro are in fine form and top the table going into September, maximum points and through to the next round of The FA Cup.

Since the last game at home a 4-1 win over Clitheroe with goals from Ben Wharton, Shelton Payne and two from Tunde Owolabi. Radcliffe have been on the road. A 2-0 win at Prestwich in front of the BBC Cameras in The FA Cup with Ben Wharton scoring 2 there as well and a brilliant 5-0 win at Trafford on Bank Holiday Monday. Another Two goals from Tunde Owolabi and Ben Wharton with Rick Smith returning from suspension getting another on what was a memorable afternoon at Shawe View.

Colwyn Bay have a round trip of 150 Miles from North Wales to Radcliffe and have started off well also, they have lost one of their first 4 games. Their reverse coming in The FA Cup away at Atherton Collieries. They beat Kendal 1-0 on the opening day, won 4-2 at Atherton Collieries in the League, and drew 2-2 at home to Prescot Cables after being 2 down. They are 6th in the table with 7 points at this early stage of the season.

Jon Macken said on Monday after the Trafford win; "Were going into every game looking to put in a performance that can win the game. We don't get ahead of ourselves. We will do our homework on them. See where their strengths and weaknesses are and ours too. Its a squad game people will be back from injury and suspension and injures picked up today. Its a squad game I've told the lads everyone is going to be needed so prepare correctly to play the game and be put in the side because that could happen from one week to the next.
We believe in our squad and the lads that were brought in and the lads already here. It’s about pushing that belief on them, making them believe even more keep pushing them keep driving them. When they have stepped up they have. We’re going to keep driving them. Me, Steve and Frank were going to push them to reach the limits of where they should be. "

We will also be presenting Ben Wharton with his Radcliffe FC August player of the month award at the game.

With both sides in form this should be a great game to watch and It’s a 3pm kick off for the game, Admission is £8 Adult, £5 concession, £2 U18 All U16s are FREE. Come on The Boro!

Last 5 Matches v Colwyn Bay at The Neuven Stadium:

2017/18 Radcliffe 2-1 Colwyn Bay EVO-STIK Division One North
2016/17 Radcliffe 3-0 Colwyn Bay EVO-STIK Division One North
2008/09 Radcliffe 2-2 Colwyn Bay Unibond Division One North
2009/10 Radcliffe 0-7 Colwyn Bay Unibond Division One North
1997/98 Radcliffe 1-1 Colwyn Bay Unibond Premier Division

Updated 11:15 - 7 Oct 2018 by Matthew Jones

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