RADCLIFFE Borough's rollercoaster end to the Evo-Stik First Division North season took another dip in a 3-0 defeat at home to play-off hopefuls Brighouse Town on Saturday.

Joe Gibbons' side went into the game on the back of a heartening 3-0 win against Colwyn Bay.

But that was their only victory in four previous matches in April and proved to be a brief respite in an otherwise miserable month.

The first chance of the match fell to Boro winger Elliot Rokka in the 19th minute. His low shot following a good cross from the left was hit straight at Brighouse keeper Tom Taylor.

The visitors soon took the lead on 25 minutes, Michael Fish converting from the penalty spot after former Boro striker Ben Wharton was brought down.

Brighouse looked to seize the initiative as an unmarked Fish skimmed the bar with a shot.

James Pollard added a second goal two minutes before the break when his header from a Ben Atkinson corner was judged to have gone over the line, despite a desperate clearance from Jordyn Fitton.

Both teams were starved of clearcut chances after the break.

Rokka went closest for Boro, but his volley was again easily saved by Taylor.

The visitors finally added a third goal following a lovely move finished off by Adam Field, who made no mistake with a header from close range after a peach of a cross from Thomas Dugdale.

Brighouse went on to win again on Monday and go into the final day of the season just two points outside the play-off places.

Radcliffe, meanwhile, only have pride to play for after things went from bad to worse at Rammy on Monday.