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Radcliffe FC
Newcastle Town
B Wharton (1', 6'), S Billington (48'), L Myers (90')
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Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 259

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A Ben Wharton Double and goals from Sam Billington & Louis Myers give boro maximum points in title race.

Report By Rory Baird

Radcliffe ran out 4-0 winners at the Neuven stadium against Newcastle Town.

The Boro got off to a perfect start when Sam Billington won the ball in midfield before playing it to Ben Wharton who controlled it and volleyed into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Ben Wharton got his and the Boro’s second five minutes later when Tunde Owolabi played him through and he drilled his shot across the keeper and into the bottom corner.

Tunde Owolabi almost added a third half an hour in after he rounded the keeper but a Newcastle defender got back to block the shot.

The Boro started the second half just as they started the first as Sam Billington grabbed his first goal for the club courtesy of a brilliant low cross from Scott Metcalfe.

Matt Crothers went close to adding a fourth when he tried his luck from the edge of the box and his low effort whistled just past the post.

Callum Grogan very nearly scored form a corner for the Boro with ten minutes left to play as he caught a volley sweetly but it went narrowly wide of the post.

The Boro nearly added another when Elliott Rokka let loose from 30 yards but his shot went inches wide.

Boro did get their fourth in the last minute of normal time when Louis Myers got a goal as he calmly converted a Shelton Payne cross at the back post.

It was nearly five in the last minute of added time when Matt Crothers was played through one on one with the Newcastle town goalkeeper but his shot hit the post.

The Boro gained another valuable three points at the top of the table with a brilliant 4-0 win at the Neuven Stadium.

Jon Macken spoke to Radcliffe TV after the game. The Full interview is available on our Youtube Channel along with Ben Wharton.

Macken Said: “I didn’t think we played that well first half, I disappointed with our energy, told them at half time and I thought the second half performance was very good. Real intensity, game management, creating chances. And once again our defence was tremendous today against a good team.”

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Key moments

1:00
Goal Ben Wharton scores for Radcliffe FC
6:00
Goal Ben Wharton scores for Radcliffe FC
48:00
Goal Sam Billington scores for Radcliffe FC
90:00
Goal Louis Myers scores for Radcliffe FC

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 4 - 0
Louis Myers scores for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Assist
Shelton Payne makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Sam Billington is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe FC
48:00 Goal 3 - 0
Sam Billington scores for Radcliffe FC
48:00 Assist
Scott Metcalfe makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
End of period 1
6:00 Assist
Tunde Owolabi makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
6:00 Goal 2 - 0
Ben Wharton scores for Radcliffe FC
1:00 Yellow Card
Prince Haywood is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
1:00 Yellow Card
Scott Metcalfe is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
1:00 Yellow Card
Mason Fallon is yellow carded for Radcliffe FC
1:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ben Wharton scores for Radcliffe FC
1:00 Assist
Sam Billington makes an assist for Radcliffe FC
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As it happened

  • Radcliffe FC
  • Newcastle Town
  • 0
  • Prince Haywood Yellow Card 1:00'
  • Scott Metcalfe Yellow Card 1:00'
  • Mason Fallon Yellow Card 1:00'
  • Ben Wharton Goal 1:00'
  • Sam Billington Assist 1:00'
  • Ben Wharton Goal 6:00'
  • Tunde Owolabi Assist 6:00'
  • Sam Billington Goal 48:00'
  • Scott Metcalfe Assist 48:00'
  • Louis Myers Goal 90:00'
  • Shelton Payne Assist 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 23 49
2. Radcliffe FC 22 46
3. Runcorn Linnets 23 45
4. Mossley 23 41
5. Leek Town 20 40
6. Prescot Cables 22 39
7. Trafford 23 39

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