Radcliffe 1-2 Bamber Bridge Match Report:
By Joseph Haslam
Brazilian keeper Adriano Basso started for the boro and was quickly forced into action in the third minute when Brad Carsley had a crack at goal.
Bamber Bridge started the better of the two teams and controlled the match in the early stages.
Lloyd Rigby was called into action for the visitors in the 25th minute when Brendan Glackin had Radcliffe’s first chance of the game, good save by the keeper.
Visitors went in front in the 29th minute when Macauley Wilson scored a nice free kick, Basso had no chance.
The visitors weren’t in front for long as Kurt Sherlock equalised in the 35th minute and capped a lovely move with a goal.
Callum Grogan had a good game for the Boro and made a good tackle in the 39th minute to prevent Bamber Bridge from being in on goal.
Glackin had another chance for the hosts after a nice move and the ball fell to him and from a long way out he looked to catch the keeper out and almost did his shot just over. It would have been a great goal.
Half Time Score: Radcliffe 1-1 Bamber Bridge
Radcliffe could have gone in front in the 54th minute when Jack White was put in on goal his shot was well saved by Rigby and Sherlock just couldn’t reach the ball to score a tap in.
Carl Peers was next to have a go for the Boro with his shot from distance going wide in the 65th minute.
Radcliffe’s defence put in a great shift to keep the score level for so long making interception after interception.
In the 77th minute the visitors went in front after Basso couldn’t keep hold of the ball and it fell to Matt Lawler who converted from close range.
As the game went into the last ten Radcliffe were working hard to get the equaliser but just couldn’t produce anything in the final third.
Alistair Waddecar fired a good shot which forced Basso to make a great save and keep the deficit down to one.
In injury time Gavin Ellison had the best chance for the equaliser when he latched onto a free kick, but his header went off target.
Full Time Score: Radcliffe 1-2 Bamber Bridge