RADCLIFFE made it two games without a win after they were stung 2-1 by hosts Market Drayton Town.

Town took the lead through Andy Hartlebury before Tunde Owolabi equalised for Boro in the second half.

The killer blow came when James Jennings struck late in the game to give the home side all three points.

Radcliffe still sit third in Evo-Stik West after their fifth defeat in the last seven games.

Jon Macken’s side started the brighter of the two and Matty Crothers had the game’s first chance after some good work from Ben Wharton and new signing Aaron Burns but his effort flew over.

Soon after, Desean Martin flashed a shot just wide of Ollie Martin’s goal for the home side.

Wharton worked the goalkeeper later in the half after a well-worked free kick on the edge of the Town box.

On the half-hour mark Market Drayton started to pile on the pressure, striking the post with the best opportunity of the half.

And, moments later they took the lead through centre-back Hartlebury, who met a great corner to head home past Martin.

Macken’s message must have been ringing in the Boro players’ ears as they went out for the second period.

Rick Smith headed over early in the half after a very dangerous free-kick.

Midway through the second half Boro drew level through substitute Owolabi, who calmly slotted home after Wharton’s neat ball.

Tom Brown almost put Boro ahead with a powerful effort but goalkeeper Ash Rawlins pulled off a fine save.

With six minutes remaining the home side caught Boro out on a counter-attack, with Stoke City loan striker Jennings there to slot home and give his side all three points.

The defeat means Radcliffe now sit nine points off top spot ahead of this weekend’s short trip to Glossop North End.