THEY have found the net just once in four winless matches this season but Radcliffe manager Jon Macken says that, with a little more luck and a lot better finishing, they will start to chalk up results.

Boro fell to a 1-0 defeat at Basford United on Saturday and prop up the BetVictor Premier Division table.

But, ahead of last night’s FA Cup preliminary-round replay at Runcorn Town, Macken admitted he was far happier with his side’s performances than the results they have produced.

“I thought we controlled the Basford game from start to finish,” he said.

“We created bundles of chances. The only disappointment is that we didn’t score.

“Performance-wise it was really pleasing.

“I want a performance the same as that just with more goals. Once again, I can’t fault the attitude, the desire, the togetherness.

“It was all there, it’s just the final end product which wins you football matches. That is the real big disappointment of it.”

Boro may have misfired in front of goal but Macken was left scratching his head at a disallowed goal for his side, though he concedes Scott Metcalfe’s two bookings in the space of a few minutes were a crucial factor in Saturday’s defeat.

“We scored in the first half and the linesman said it went out,” he said. “We asked him why and it was because of the reaction of the players.

“He didn’t see it go out, it was just the reaction of a player which he has made his decision on –


“How you do that I don’t know. That has probably cost us a little bit but we missed chances and it feels like we are just going over the same old ground when talking about officials. I thought they were poor.

“I think Scott’s first yellow was harsh. He won the ball and his leg has taken out the player with the momentum.

“The second is definitely a booking. He can’t do that, there was no way he was going to win the ball.

“He will have to learn from that because we were on the front foot and there was only one team who was going to win.

“We are still creating great chances, even right at the death.

“We should have scored easily two or three and

obviously that is the

disappointment of it.”

n Former Boro striker Tunde Owolabi has

rejoined FC United of Manchester.

Last season’s leading scorer at the Neuven Stadium returned from Malta and was snapped up by the Rebels, having played for their development team in the 2013/14 season.