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Clitheroe
Radcliffe FC
J Salone (88' Sent Off)
Full time
T Owolabi (4', 18', 29'), C Grogan (43'), M Crothers (55'), E Rokka (82'), L Myers (90')
Sat 15 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 162

The Magnificent Seven

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Boro hit seven at Clitheroe, first half hattrick for Owolabi and 2 assists and a goal for Crothers on a superb away win.

Report By Adam Harrison

Tunde Owolabi bagged a hat-trick as Radcliffe netted seven against a ten man Clitheroe on a rainy afternoon at Shawbridge.

The goals were coming from all angles as Tunde Owolabi (3), Callum Grogan, Matt Crothers, Elliot Rokka and Louis Myers were all on the scoresheet.

The Boro still sit second with two games in hand on the teams around them.

It took just four minutes for the Boro to fin the back of the net. Matt Crothers perfectly weighted a pass to Tunde Owolabi who rounded the Cameron Terry in goal with ease a stroked it into an empty net.

The home side looked to get back into the game just 10 minutes later as Andreas Bianga unleashed a powerful shot which flew over Ollie Martin’s goal.

Jon Macken's side continued to look for a second. Ben Wharton wasted a glorious chance as his side footed effort flew over the bar.

Just moments later Owolabi grabbed his and the Boro’s second. Crothers played another brilliant ball this time to the front post which was met by the winger who powered home.

Owolabi completed his hat-trick with just 29 minutes on the clock. He curled an effort home after some great footwork from Elliot Rokka on the edge of the box.

Despite being three down, Clitheroe still looked to get their names on the score sheet. Jacob Gregory’s strike looked goal bound but it didn’t trouble Martin in the Boro goal.

Callum Grogan joined in on the act on 43 minutes. He was in the right place at the right time after Rokka’s sliced shot found his boot. That makes it four in six games for the centre back.

The home side very nearly found their goal after the break. Bianga’s effort this time hitting the post.

Scott Metcalfe very nearly joined in on the act with his first Boro goal but his goal bound free-kick was pushed away by the Terry in goal.

After several minutes of pressure Macken’s side did finally have their fifth goal. Crothers this time finding the back of the net with a powerful effort which flew into the bottom corner.

Rokka finally got his goal on 82 minutes after a great flick on saw him in on goal. He side footed past an on running Terry to make it six. And score his 40th goal for the club.

Late in the game substitute James Salone was sent off after raising his hands to Boro captain Rick Smith.

The magnificent seven was completed by the returning Louis Myers. He was first to meet Matty Williams cross to round off a brilliant away win for the Boro.

The Boro now face Widnes back at the Neuven for a chance to move to the top of the table at Christmas.

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Tunde Owolabi

Player of the Match

Tunde Owolabi

Key moments

4:00
Goal Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
18:00
Goal Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
29:00
Goal Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
43:00
Goal Callum Grogan scores for Radcliffe FC
55:00
Goal Matt Crothers scores for Radcliffe FC
82:00
Goal Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe FC
88:00
Red Card James Salone is sent off for Clitheroe
90:00
Goal Louis Myers scores for Radcliffe FC

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Matty Williams keeps a clean sheet for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Goal 0 - 7
Louis Myers scores for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Ollie Martin keeps a clean sheet for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Lewis Lacy keeps a clean sheet for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Callum Grogan keeps a clean sheet for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Scott Metcalfe keeps a clean sheet for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Tunde Owolabi is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe FC
88:00 Red Card 0 - 6
James Salone is sent off for Clitheroe
82:00 Goal 0 - 6
Elliot Rokka scores for Radcliffe FC
82:00 Assist
Louis Myers makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
55:00 Goal 0 - 5
Matt Crothers scores for Radcliffe FC
55:00 Assist
Ben Wharton makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 0 - 4
Callum Grogan scores for Radcliffe FC
43:00 Assist
Elliot Rokka makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
29:00 Goal 0 - 3
Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
18:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
18:00 Assist
Matt Crothers makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
4:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tunde Owolabi scores for Radcliffe FC
4:00 Assist
Matt Crothers makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
4:00 Assist
Matt Crothers makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
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As it happened

  • Clitheroe
  • Radcliffe FC
  • 0
  • Matt Crothers Assist 4:00'
  • Tunde Owolabi Goal 4:00'
  • Matt Crothers Assist 4:00'
  • Tunde Owolabi Goal 18:00'
  • Matt Crothers Assist 18:00'
  • Tunde Owolabi Goal 29:00'
  • Callum Grogan Goal 43:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Assist 43:00'
  • Matt Crothers Goal 55:00'
  • Ben Wharton Assist 55:00'
  • Elliot Rokka Goal 82:00'
  • Louis Myers Assist 82:00'
  • James Salone Red Card 88:00'
  • Louis Myers Goal 90:00'

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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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