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Radcliffe FC
Prescot Cables
M Fowler (45', 78', 86')
Full time
L Coyne (78' Sent Off), C Almond (52' Pen, 59')
Sat 3 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 270

Fowler hatrick as Boro come from behind

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The Boro come from behind with a hat-trick from the Burnley Loanee

BY DANNY PRYER

Michael Fowler scored a late hat-trick as Radcliffe came from behind to win 3-2 against Prescot Cables at the Neuven Stadium.

The Burnley loanee opened the scoring to take the Boro into the break with the lead, then a double from Michael Monaghan after the break put the visitors in front

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Fowler added his second before Louis Coyne was sent off seconds later, which set up the number seven to complete his hat-trick and Radcliffe’s first win in six.

Two weeks since the last game, Radcliffe showed no signs of rust. The game’s first opportunity came through Ben Wharton, who tried his luck from 40-yards-out on the half-volley, missing the bar by a whisker.

The away side’s Michael Monaghan showed his dribbling abilities with intricate play outside the box, before unleashing a right-footed drive which went over on eight minutes.

A fantastic solo run from Wharton then came to a stop, when the striker was brought down outside the penalty area, but Michael Barlow wasn’t interested.

The Pesky Bulls almost drew first blood, with Josh Klein-Davies hitting an effort from the edge of the box which forced a save out of Ollie Martin.


Ollie Martin called into action

The Boro gradually suffered pressure from the Prescot forward line. Lewis Lacey and Scott Metcalfe made important clearances to deny an away side opening.
Chris Almond found himself through before hitting the ground, the referee again waved away the protest.

The away side came close yet again. Monaghan found space on the right-wing before trying a spectacular outside-of-the-foot shot curler which crashed against the post.

It was Jon Macken’s side who broke the deadlock seconds before the half-time whistle. Wharton’s pass across goal was fumbled into the path of Michael Fowler who tapped in for his first Radcliffe goal.


Star Man: Michael Fowler scores a hat-trick

Five minutes into the second-half, Martin came off of his line to bring down Monaghan, who was through. The referee pointed to the spot and top scorer Chris Almond dispatched coolly to make it 1-1.

The comeback was complete on 59 minutes, when the Boro defence stood stationary waiting for a foul on Prince Haywood, but the ball found Chris Almond who bagged his second, with a quality looping header over Martin.

The Boro were surging for an equaliser and almost found one, if it wasn’t for Cables captain James McCulloch throwing himself in the way of a Matthew Crothers shot on the edge of the box.

A minute later, Metcalfe’s in-swinging free-kick from the right found Fowler, who fluffed his shot wide with only Ben Barnes to beat.

After Radcliffe pressure, the ball found Fowler, who bundled the ball home for his second, but before controversy arose as Louis Coyne seemed to have punched Wharton in the aftermath, and was shown a red card

Late drama appeared when Radcliffe found a winner, and Fowler completed his hat-trick two minutes from time, after tapping in from a Metcalfe cross.


Winner: The lads celebrate a comeback

Jon Macken spoke to RadcliffeTV After the Game:
"Great Win shown great character obviously very disappointed with the two goals we conceded, we should have done a lot better with them as it seems to be the same mistakes again. But as I've said to the lads and those who came off the bench showed great character to get back into the game and to get the win."
Macken was full of praise for Michael Fowler who scored a hat-trick on his full debut
"He was fantastic, a great young talent he gets every opportunity gets in the box and scores goals and what a habit to get into to score goals. Im really pleased and proud of him. I thought he played really well today. it wasn't just his goals his all round game, hold up play he's chasing he's closing down, his touch he played very well today"


The full interview is available on our YouTube channel Radcliffe TV.

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Michael Fowler

Player of the Match

Michael Fowler

Key moments

45:00
Goal Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC
52:00
Scored Penalty Chris Almond scores a penalty for Prescot Cables
59:00
Goal Chris Almond scores for Prescot Cables
78:00
Goal Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC
78:00
Red Card Louis Coyne is sent off for Prescot Cables
86:00
Goal Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Michael Fowler is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe FC
86:00 Goal 3 - 2
Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC
78:00 Red Card 2 - 2
Louis Coyne is sent off for Prescot Cables
78:00 Goal 2 - 2
Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC
59:00 Goal 1 - 2
Chris Almond scores for Prescot Cables
52:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 1
Chris Almond scores a penalty for Prescot Cables
45:00 Yellow Card
Tunde Owolabi is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
45:00 Yellow Card
Shelton Payne is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
45:00 Yellow Card
Matt Crothers is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
45:00 Yellow Card
Kingsley Williams is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
45:00 Yellow Card
Prince Haywood is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
End of period 1
45:00 Goal 1 - 0
Michael Fowler scores for Radcliffe FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Radcliffe FC
  • Prescot Cables
  • 0
  • Michael Fowler Goal 45:00'
  • Tunde Owolabi Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Shelton Payne Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Matt Crothers Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Kingsley Williams Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Prince Haywood Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Chris Almond Scored Penalty 52:00'
  • Chris Almond Goal 59:00'
  • Michael Fowler Goal 78:00'
  • Louis Coyne Red Card 78:00'
  • Michael Fowler Goal 86:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 37 79
2. Radcliffe FC 37 75
3. Leek Town 37 71
4. Ramsbottom United 37 71
5. Colne 37 70
6. Runcorn Linnets 37 69
7. Prescot Cables 37 66

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