RADCLIFFE are on a title march – and Ben Wharton wants to lead from the front.

The race for top spot is heating up as Boro face three of the league’s current top seven clubs before the end of the month.

Jon Macken’s side are currently three points behind leaders Atherton Colls, having played the same number of games, but have found a rich vein of form when they needed it most.

Wharton, who became the club’s third top scorer of all time with a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory against Kendal Town, says Boro can build on their three successive victories, starting with a trip to his former club Colne this weekend.

“The aim is to win every one and if we do that, we’ve got a good chance of winning the league, we’re not worried about anyone else,” he said.

“Every game is big now. Colne is one of my old clubs and I’m looking forward to going back there, a few of my mates are still there and I’m friends with the manager.

“We believe we can win each and every one of them, so we’re looking forward to it.”

Macken will include Aarons Burns (knee) and Kyle Harrison (back) in his squad for this weekend’s game at the XLCR Stadium, where they will take on a Colne side that has lost just one of their last five matches.

After that comes a home game against Runcorn Linnets – with whom Boro are level on points and games played – followed by a potentially pivotal clash at Colls.

Macken feels his side has turned a corner since some disappointing February form.

“These are massive games and they can define our season, which direction it is going to go,” he said.

“We will be preparing right and it’s pleasing to get everyone back to full fitness. It will be a tough game but we will do our homework, as we always do.

“We’re looking forward to this. We’re on a good run of form at the minute, so we’re excited. We can’t wait.

“We’ve had a blip but they have rectified it on the pitch – the only place you can do it. There’s a great team spirit in there and they keep pushing and driving each other.”