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Radcliffe Borough
R Correia (2'), E Rokka (34', 58'), A Sanogo (44' Sent Off)
Full time
K McGonigle  (44' Pen), A Keogh (87', 94'), M Fish (98')
Tue 16 Aug 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Attendance 164

Radcliffe Borough 3-4 Mossley A.F.C match report 16/08/2016


The Boro conceded three goals in the final ten minutes to lose 4-3 to Mossley after playing half the game with 10 men

The Boro lost 4-3 at home to Mossley after conceding three goals in the last ten minutes of the game after playing the whole of the second half with ten men.

After a fairly even opening few minutes the Boro took an early lead when Raul Corriea latched on to a loose ball at the edge of the box before trying his luck. Fortune favored the brave as his shot took a slight deflection, which saw it, whistle into the back of the net past the Mossley keeper.

The Boro almost doubled their lead courtesy of an own goal after a whipped in Elliot Rokka corner but Mossley thankfully saw the ball drifted past the bottom right post. It was an accomplished first ten minutes from the home side who had to make a re-shuffle following the weekend’s match away at Brighouse Town.

Boro’s Jack Hindle had the opportunity to double the lead in the 20th minute thanks to some good pressing by Correia which led to the keeper passing the ball to Hindle in the box. Liam Flynn redeemed himself though as he produced a fine save to deny the winger his first of the season.

Hindle was again denied ten minutes later after Correia, who again was causing problems, slotted him through down the right. Once again though Flynn in the Mossley goal made himself big to deny the winger.

It wasn’t long before it was 2-0 however, as Elliot Rokka’s quick feet inside the box allowed him to get a shot off which nestled into the bottom left-hand corner. It was fully deserved after some neat work around the box with Corriea, Hindle and Callum Scullion all getting involved.

Things took a turn however at the very end of the first half as captain for the day Abou Sanogo was dismissed and shown a straight red card after a scuffle in the box following a corner. Kyle McGonigle duly converted the spot kick to set up an interesting second half.

HT: The Boro 2-1 Mossley A.F.C

Mossley came out of the blocks firing looking for the equalizer and pressed the Boro defense with a flurry of shots, which were well blocked. Despite being a man down the Boro regained their two-goal advantage as Rokka dribbled brilliantly into the box from the left wing before rounding the keeper and adding his second of the game to send the home fans into ecstasy.

The game slowed down after the third goal but remained very competitive with both sides putting in some good challenges. Mossley tried getting back into game with winger Jonah Gosling causing most problems for the Boro. The speedy winger created the best chance of the half for the visitors as Mike Fish latched onto his ball across the box and hit the post from a tight angle.

Boro keeper Matthew Johnson kept the two-goal advantage intact going into the final ten minutes of the game as he produced a stunning double save. The second one, in particular, was from point blank range and looked destined to go into the net.

Andy Keogh pulled a goal back on 85 minutes after slotting home from close range to set up the comeback. The visitors then leveled the match just two minutes into the eight added on minutes as Mark Fish bundled the ball into the back of the net.

The Boro responded by going agonizingly close with Rokka almost converting a chance, from close range, to seal his hat-trick but he saw the ball fizz past the post. Correia then managed to hold off the defender before trying his luck but his powerful effort hit the side netting.

Despite the late pressure from the Boro it was Mossley who grabbed the winner completing their fight back as Andy Keogh latched onto a loose ball in the box before dinking it over the onrushing Thompson in the Boro goal. It was a bitter pill to swallow considering how hard the Boro had worked throughout the second half and despite another late effort from Correia the Boro fell to their second defeat of the season.

FT: The Boro 3-4 Mossley A.F.C

The result will come as a big disappointment considering how late on the Boro were winning in the game but they should not be disheartened as the side put in a phenomenal effort against a strong side. The Boro have had to deal with a number of forced changes before the season had even got underway due to injuries so to put a performance in like they did for 45 minutes with ten men is something they can be proud of.

Boro manager at the end of the game spoke about Elliot Rokka’s performance in particular and highlighted how his dedication is paying off on the field.

He said: “Elliot Rokka is absolutely outstanding. He needs to move into full-time football so Elliot Rokka should have a meteoric rise and that is the good thing about it all. Having him here and watching the way he graces the field is terrific and what you don’t see is the kid is coming to extra technical sessions. So we are working hard all the time."

Prendergast added: “Lass (Nalatche), what a great lad he is. He’s a great team player. So we know we will be alright going forward for the rest of the season.”

Elliot Rokka

Player of the Match

Elliot Rokka

Key moments

Goal Raul Correia scores for Radcliffe Borough
Goal Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe Borough
Red Card Abou Sanogo is sent off for Radcliffe Borough
Scored Penalty K McGonigle scores a penalty for Mossley
Goal Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe Borough
Goal A Keogh scores for Mossley
90:00 +4:00
Goal A Keogh scores for Mossley
90:00 +8:00
Goal M Fish scores for Mossley


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90:00 +9:00 Player of the Match
Elliot Rokka is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe Borough
90:00 +8:00 Goal 3 - 4
M Fish scores for Mossley
90:00 +4:00 Goal 3 - 3
A Keogh scores for Mossley
87:00 Goal 3 - 2
A Keogh scores for Mossley
80:00 Yellow Card
Raul Correia is yellow carded for Radcliffe Borough
58:00 Assist
Raul Correia makes an assist for Radcliffe Borough
58:00 Goal 3 - 1
Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe Borough
End of period 1
44:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Abou Sanogo is sent off for Radcliffe Borough
44:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 1
K McGonigle scores a penalty for Mossley
35:00 Yellow Card
Abou Sanogo is yellow carded for Radcliffe Borough
34:00 Assist
Jack Hindle makes an assist for Radcliffe Borough
34:00 Goal 2 - 0
Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe Borough
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Raul Correia scores for Radcliffe Borough
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As it happened

  • Radcliffe Borough
  • Mossley
  • 0
  • Raul Correia Goal 2:00'
  • Jack Hindle Assist 34:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Goal 34:00'
  • Abou Sanogo Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Abou Sanogo Red Card 44:00'
  • K McGonigle Scored Penalty 44:00'
  • Raul Correia Assist 58:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Goal 58:00'
  • Raul Correia Yellow Card 80:00'
  • A Keogh Goal 87:00'
  • A Keogh Goal 90:00 +4:00'
  • M Fish Goal 90:00 +8:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Prescot Cables 42 47
17. Mossley 42 46
18. Ossett Albion 42 45
19. Tadcaster Albion 42 44
20. Radcliffe Borough 42 44
21. Goole AFC 42 36
22. Burscough 42 24

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