Radcliffe exited the FA Trophy, after falling short in a penalty shootout on Merseyside.

The hosts saw a number of good chances early evading them to get the opening goal.

The Mariners’ forward pressure eventually rewarded them with a foothold in the game after 19 minutes, Charley Doyle tapping into the back of the net from close range, after Rick Smith blocked Kielen Adam’s initial shot on the line.

Against the run of play however, Radcliffe struck Marine with an instant reply just four minutes later. Luca Navarro clipped a shot onto the woodwork from the right side of the box and Gareth Evans was on hand to nod it into the net from the rebound.

Radcliffe began the second half a lot better than the first, but still struggled to test Bayleigh Passant.

An abundance of set-pieces were put into the Marine box by Nicky Adams late in the second half but the game ended level leading tyo s shootout.

Both sides missed one of their four spot-kicks, Joe Ferguson dispatched to give the hosts an advantage with one spot-kick to go until sudden death, however Matty Crothers could not put his penalty away which would’ve levelled the scores, being thwarted by Passant who got down to his right, seeing Marine into the next round.

On Tuesday, there was a better shootout result as Boro progressed to Round Two of the Manchester Premier Cup after a 4-3 triumph on penalties against Mossley.

The tie at the Neuven Stadium finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with Radcliffe’s goals from Jem Karacan and Olly Thornley.