“Another 3 points to keep us top of the table.” | Bradford RIASA vs. Radcliffe Borough

29/01/2018 8:00 pm | Sports Park Weetwood
Bradford RIASA
Radcliffe Borough

First Half

We started the game sloppy and was behind after 2 mins when Radcliffe’s striker was quickest to react with a rebounded shot.

It did not take us long to level the scoreline though, with Omar Damba sliding to get a toe to the ball and convert after a terrific run from new RIASA recruit, Elijah Thompson.

The match was quite even and both teams had a few half chances, ours coming from a Walter Egli shot and the other a fantastic cross from Dean Phillips but no one could get on the end of it. Omar Damba also had a shot saved after some good quick build-up play.
We went into half-time level.

HT (1-1)

Second Half

We started the second half much better and quicker and looked like a threat every time we went forward. With less than 5mins played we took the lead with Omar Damba scoring again, from a clever through ball from Dean Phillips.


We were moving the ball much quicker and playing at a higher tempo and nearly doubled our lead with Dean Phillips playing another brilliant through ball to Omar Damba who forced the keeper into making a good save. Dylan Turner led the back line well in defence as Radcliffe looked to catch us on the counter.

We doubled our advantage when Stephane Ratsimbazafy wriggled around three players in midfield and played a brilliant through ball, which Omar Damba pounced on and burst through towards goal and showed terrific composure to chip the keeper 1v1 and showing why we call him ‘Dangerous Damba’.


We continued to attack but also defended strongly as the opposition was now pushing for a way back into the game. Jakob Burdett smashed the post from inside the box to deny him a well-deserved goal. With minutes left, we conceded to make it a tense finish to the game but we managed to see it out and claim a well-deserved victory and another 3 points to keep us top of the table.

FT (3-2)

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