RADCLIFFE manager Jon Macken vows there is more to come from his side after they registered their first goal and first point of the season against FC United.

Boro put in a spirited performance in the 1-1 draw on a hot Bank Holiday afternoon at the Neuven Stadium.

Matthew Wolfenden hit the first goal of the season and the gaffer saw a huge improvement on the lacklustre performance against Runcorn Town in the FA Cup.

“I thought it was good, a big improvement on Saturday’s performance,” he said. “I thought in the second half especially, we controlled the game, had possession and we created good chances. I think we should have won it.”

The former Manchester City striker believes his side had the better of the chances and could have had all three points rather than one, adding: “It is only our second league game and we were unfortunate in the first one but I am very pleased with the performance and I am a little disappointed we didn’t get the win, if I’m honest.”

Macken believes the standard in his squad – embarking on a season in the Premier Division after last term’s promotion – can still be raised.

“They did very well against a good team,” he said. “Like I say they are a good team, good on the counter. It was always going to be a tough game with a big crowd, really warm day but I thought we gave everything. We still have a lot more to come.

“We worked our socks off, we really dug deep to limit their chances and create chances ourselves. I was really pleased with the performance.

“The work rate, the togetherness, and I suppose the desire and belief to win the football match was there to see. You can’t just turn it on in big games we have to challenge ourselves to really raise our standard.”

Macken welcomed back central defender Matt Hughes, striker Liam Ellis and Anton Forrester into his side over the weekend but it was Prince Haywood who impressed the manager the most.

“He has had a brilliant pre-season and he was brilliant last season,” he said. “I made a point of talking about Prince because I always want my teams to adapt and be able to play.

“We have asked Prince to play numerous roles in the team and he has never moaned once, he has got on with the job and that is what our team is all about, I thought he was outstanding.”