TEN-MAN Radcliffe climbed to second in Evo-Stik West with a 2-1 home victory over Chasetown on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

With leaders Runcorn Linnets dropping points in a 2-2 home draw with Glossop North End, Boro are now just two points off top spot with two games in hand ahead of Saturday's visit to Clitheroe.

Tunde Owolabi put the home side ahead on 26 minutes then Elliot Rokka doubled their lead just before half time.

Daniel Vann made it a nervy finish for the Boro as he netted on 77 minutes but Jon Macken’s side hung on for all three points.

Prince Haywood was given a red card towards the end of the first half after a scuffle off the ball.

Macken’s side started brightly, creating plenty of chances in the opening exchanges.

Matty Crothers nearly put the home side ahead on three minutes but dragged his shot just wide.

Two minutes later Boro spurned another chance when Owolabi was picked out in the box perfectly by Matty Williams but he could not provide the finish.

Rokka's low effort was then saved by Curtis Pond in the Chasetown goal, before the fourth-bottom visitors started to grow into the game midway through the first half.

The deadlock was finally broken on 26 minutes when Tunde Owolabi calmly slotted home, sparking emotional scenes as the players gathered at the bench in memory of club photographer Peter Lee who died in a car crash last week.

It was one of a number of ways in which Mr Lee was honoured at the game, which also included a minute's applause and floral tributes.

Rokka doubled Boro’s lead on 38 minutes when the winger finished off a great move started by Ben Wharton and continued by Crothers who selflessly squared it to Rokka who passed it into an empty net.

Rokka and Owolabi had chances before Chasetown pulled a goal back with 15 minutes to go, Vann poking home after a short spell of pressure from the away side.