“A pleasure to watch” | Radcliffe Borough vs. Bradford RIASA

06/02/2018 12:00 am | Radcliffe Borough Academy
Radcliffe Borough
Bradford RIASA

First Half

We started the game well and looked to put them on the back-foot early on. They also tried to do the same to us which made for an exciting start to the match. We took the lead after 20 mins when Dylan Turner won the ball with a terrific slide tackle and passed to Victor Davis, who crossed to Tahg Neale to shoot and force the keeper to make a save but Omar Damba was there first to tap in the rebound.


We continued to attack and were creating chances at will. We were then awarded a penalty kick when Damba was brought down in the box. Bradford RIASA Captain, Tahg Neale, stepped up to smash the ball past the keeper (0-2). We were looking a real threat going forward and increased our lead again, this time Omar Damba taking the ball around the keeper and slotting home (0-3).

HT (0-3)

Bradford RIASA Captain, Tahg Neale (Right), shaking hands with the opposition Captain shortly before kick-off

Second Half

We started the second half as we finished the first and came close to scoring with Riley Harbour heading over the bar.
This was one of the best team performances I have seen this season with us looking like scoring every time we attacked but also
defending strong and denying the opposition any real chances, with Louis Reale and Dylan Turner leading the back line.

We were bombarding them with attack after attack and should have been much further in front than we were but the build-up and
combination play from the boys was a pleasure to watch. Omar then got his hat-trick and this was the best goal of the match and possibly of the season so far as it was a complete team goal, going from back to front in 8 seconds with some beautiful one-touch combinations and a great cross and good finish (0-4).

"What was that? My team just showcased the performance of the season?"

This was a really terrific performance and a pleasure to watch and everyone played their part and worked for each other and the football was some of the best I have seen played all season.

RIASA Assistant Academy Coach, Kamran Stead


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