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Radcliffe FC
Full time
R Taylor (20')
Sat 6 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 266

Colne and Radcliffe share the Points


Colne earned a point with a good performance at Radcliffe on Saturday. A goal after 20 minutes by new signing Richard Taylor on loan from Burnley gave the Reds a well deserved lead but Radcliffe came back strongly in the second half to deny them a win.

Colne turned on the style in the first half with some free flowing football that left Radcliffe chasing shadows. Alex Curran’s runs through the midfield had the home defence back-pedalling and Brad Lynch and Reece Webb-Foster exploited the space that opened up on the wings.

A series of free kicks by the Reds was cleared from the home penalty area in the opening minutes as Colne looked likely to take an early lead. Curran forced a good save from Radcliffe keeper Ollie Martin with his shot from a narrow angle after 11 minutes and two minutes later, Lynch brought another good save from the keeper after an exchange of passes with Webb-Foster in a penetrating attacking move.

Radcliffe had only sporadic attacks but had the ball in the net after 18 minutes from Matthew Williams’ free kick but the goal was disallowed with Ben Wharton in an offside position in front of goal.

Two minutes later, Colne went ahead following a corner kick when Webb-Foster’s hard driven low cross from the bye line was knocked home at the far post by Taylor to give the Reds the lead. As Colne pressed forward, they almost doubled their lead after 24 minutes from another corner when Taylor’s spectacular overhead kick was headed off the goal-line with the Radcliffe keeper beaten.

Radcliffe looked for an equaliser and Wharton’s shot was knocked over the bar by Hakan Burton with a fine save at his near post. And Elliot Rokka came close with a shot just over the Colne goal in another raid by the home side.

But Colne looked dangerous with every attack and Curran forced a good save from Martin after a great run through midfield. Martin again kept his side in the game with a good save from Webb-Foster after Curran’s shot had been blocked in a crowded penalty area and on the stroke of half time, Webb-Foster shot wide of the far post from a great opportunity.

Radcliffe began the second half with a series of attacks and drew level after 54 minutes when Rokka found the Colne net with a long diagonal shot into the top corner.

As Colne looked to restore their lead, Curran’s through ball to Lynch was laid off to Webb-Foster and his diagonal shot brought a great save from Martin to push the ball round the far post. At the other end, substitute Tunde Owolabi created problems for the Colne defence and his narrow angled shot was blocked in the Reds goalmouth before being scrambled clear.

But the Reds had a great chance to win the game with two minutes left, when Curran’s through ball released Lynch for a run on goal but his chip over the advancing keeper cleared the crossbar by inches as Colne came agonisingly close to a winner.

Key moments

Goal Richard Taylor scores for Colne


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82:00 Sub Off
Bradley Knox is substituted off for Colne
82:00 Sub On
Connor Hughes is substituted on for Colne
81:00 Yellow Card
Richard Taylor is yellow carded for Colne
75:00 Sub On
Marcus Poscha is substituted on for Colne
75:00 Sub Off
Reece Webb-Foster is substituted off for Colne
69:00 Yellow Card
Reece Webb-Foster is yellow carded for Colne
67:00 Sub On
Christopher Lynch is substituted on for Colne
67:00 Sub Off
Jonathan Hodgkinson is substituted off for Colne
61:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Knox is yellow carded for Colne
End of period 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Richard Taylor scores for Colne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Radcliffe FC
  • Colne
  • 0
  • Richard Taylor Goal 20:00'
  • Bradley Knox Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Christopher Lynch Sub On 67:00'
  • Jonathan Hodgkinson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Reece Webb-Foster Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Marcus Poscha Sub On 75:00'
  • Reece Webb-Foster Sub Off 75:00'
  • Richard Taylor Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Connor Hughes Sub On 82:00'
  • Bradley Knox Sub Off 82:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Taylor, Richard Taylor, Richard
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Hodgkinson, Jonathan Hodgkinson, Jonathan
Azam, Waqas Azam, Waqas
Barber, Ben Barber, Ben
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon
Knox, Bradley Knox, Bradley
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Webb-Foster, Reece Webb-Foster, Reece

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 38 82
2. Radcliffe FC 38 75
3. Leek Town 38 74
4. Colne 38 73
5. Ramsbottom United 38 72
6. Runcorn Linnets 38 72
7. Prescot Cables 38 69

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