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Radcliffe Borough
Kendal Town
F Van Gils (14', 48'), R Correia (76')
Full time
C Bailey (61')
Tue 20 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Attendance 164

Radcliffe Borough 3-1 Kendal Town match report 20/09/16


Radcliffe Borough produced an extremely good performance to come out 3-1 winners against Kendal town with winger Frank Van Gils scoring two goals.

Highflying Kendal came into the game on good form and looked impressive in the opening stages of the game as they controlled most of the ball. Yet it was Boro striker Raul Correia who had the first real opportunity of the game.

After a well-timed ball through the middle by captain Jack Hindle, Correia found himself in some space at the edge of the box but couldn’t put the ball either side of the keeper who palmed the powerful effort away.

The goal of the match came in the 12th minute though when Hindle broke down the right wing before chipping a deep ball to the far post where Frank Van Gils some how managed to produce a stunning overhead kick from an exceedingly tight angle to make it 1-0.

Kendal, despite the score line, were still making a game of it but the Boro had the slight edge with both wingers having fine games and causing problems. The visitor’s main point of threat was from some very dangerous set pieces where they crowded the area making it very difficult for Johnson to come and collect.

Hindle very nearly added to his impressive goal tally already this season in the 37th minute after he cut in from the right to produce a fierce shot which the keeper could only parry from his near post out for a corner.

Boro keeper Matty Johnson was forced into his first real save of the first half in added on time as Kendal broke down the right and Martin Grundy was one on one but his powerful effort was saved well to Johnsons left side.

HT: Radcliffe Borough 1-0 Kendal Town

It didn’t take the Boro long to take the lead in the second half as they extended their advantage to two just a couple of minutes in. Van Gil got his second of the game after he picked up a loose clearance from the Kendal keeper who was still scrambling back as Van Gil chipped him from 20 yards.

Kendal got themselves back into the game just before the hour mark after a quick break forward Charlie Bailey slotted home into the bottom corner after unleashing a curling effort.

The goal didn’t discourage the Boro’s attacking flair however as they nearly restored their two-goal advantage a minute later after Rokka’s downward shot bounced just wide following a Van Gil knock down.

The game began to open up and Johnson was the hero for the Boro again as he produced a flying save from a free kick to keep his side ahead in the 64th minute.

It was the Boro who grabbed the next goal after an audacious back heel by Rokka, which unlocked the Kendal defence and allowed Correia to pick up the ball and slot calmly home as the game ticked into the final 15 minutes of the match.

Hindle almost got on the score sheet in the final ten minutes of the game after he connected with Rokka’s pass across the box but the winger saw his effort skid in front of the goal to his dismay.

FT: Radcliffe Borough 3-1 Kendal Town

This was a very impressive performance against a side many thought would leave Taurus Park with all three points when taking one look at the league standings. The Boro’s energy levels were superb from the first to the last whistle and they never looked like losing the match.
The winger's performance, Hindle and Van Gil, were a particular highlight and their showing was complimented by Raul Correia’s tireless running.

Manager Bill Prendergast spoke highly of the opposition in his post match comments whilst also paying tribute to his own players.

He said: “I thought Kendal were a great footballing team and they gave us more problems tonight than most other opponents so far this season. It was a good learning opportunity for our lads to learn from them.

I thought their pace brought the best out of us because we had to be at our best to get the three points, as they were one of the fittest teams we have had to face. We managed to play some really great football and get the win.”

The manager also commented on the upcoming away fixture away to Tadcaster Albion this Saturday. He said: “I have found memories of Tadcaster because I once scored two goals at their ground about 20 years ago; one of which was a 25 yarder! I hope one of the lads can replicate that and we bring home the win”.

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Frank Van Gils

Player of the Match

Frank Van Gils

Key moments

Goal Frank Van Gils scores for Radcliffe Borough
Goal Frank Van Gils scores for Radcliffe Borough
Goal C Bailey scores for Kendal Town
Goal Raul Correia scores for Radcliffe Borough


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90:00 Player of the Match
Frank Van Gils is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe Borough
85:00 Sub On
Yousif Yousif is substituted on for Radcliffe Borough
85:00 Sub Off
Jack Hindle is substituted off for Radcliffe Borough
76:00 Goal 3 - 1
Raul Correia scores for Radcliffe Borough
76:00 Assist
Elliot Rokka makes an assist for Radcliffe Borough
76:00 Sub Off
Frank Van Gils is substituted off for Radcliffe Borough
76:00 Sub On
Stuart McDonald is substituted on for Radcliffe Borough
70:00 Yellow Card
Jacques Kpohomouh is yellow carded for Radcliffe Borough
61:00 Goal 2 - 1
C Bailey scores for Kendal Town
53:00 Sub On
Elliot Rokka is substituted on for Radcliffe Borough
53:00 Sub Off
Conor Ready is substituted off for Radcliffe Borough
48:00 Goal 2 - 0
Frank Van Gils scores for Radcliffe Borough
End of period 1
14:00 Goal 1 - 0
Frank Van Gils scores for Radcliffe Borough
14:00 Assist
Jack Hindle makes an assist for Radcliffe Borough
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Radcliffe Borough
  • Kendal Town
  • 0
  • Frank Van Gils Goal 14:00'
  • Jack Hindle Assist 14:00'
  • Frank Van Gils Goal 48:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Sub On 53:00'
  • Conor Ready Sub Off 53:00'
  • C Bailey Goal 61:00'
  • Jacques Kpohomouh Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Assist 76:00'
  • Raul Correia Goal 76:00'
  • Frank Van Gils Sub Off 76:00'
  • Stuart McDonald Sub On 76:00'
  • Jack Hindle Sub Off 85:00'
  • Yousif Yousif Sub On 85:00'

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# 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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