RADCLIFFE were pegged back by visitors Warrington Town in a 1-1 draw that leaves them at the foot of the table but with games in hand over the teams above them.

Tyrese Sinclair’s smart lob had put Boro ahead at the break but that was cancelled out by the Wire’s Tony Gray in the second half.

After a two-week break, Radcliffe looked to be the fresher team and took control of the game, eventually taking the lead in the 18th minute.

Town goalkeeper Anthony McMillan looked to come and deal with a long ball forward, however a defensive mix-up led to it falling to Sinclair, who guided his effort over McMillan – who was caught in no-man’s land – and into an empty net for his first goal for Boro.

As they looked to bounce back, Warrington began to carve out a few chances. Alex Byrne was thwarted by a smart low save by Boro keeper Ollie Martin, who was called into action once again when Harry Winter’s clearance fell to Byrne, Martin again getting down to rescue his side.

The Wire eventually found their goal on the hour mark. Riley O’Sullivan misjudged his clearance and Matthew Chadwick latched on to it, driving into the box and waiting for the onrushing Martin to come and meet him.

With the keeper committed, Chadwick squared the ball across goal for Gray to finish into an empty net.

Boro almost hit straight back following the equaliser. Sinclair raced down the left wing and flicked the ball on to O’Sullivan. Looking to make amends for his mistake, O’Sullivan drove into the area, and cut the ball back to Sinclair. His shot bobbled around the box and Matthew Wolfenden leapt on the chance but saw his shot from close range saved brilliantly by McMillan.

Radcliffe went close again shortly afterwards, with Sinclair and O’Sullivan linking up again, the latter drilling his shot against the post.

Another chance came Sinclair’s way shortly afterwards, when Winter picked him out down the left. He cut inside and went for goal, but though it curled the shot was deflected just wide.

Warrington almost snatched the win late on. Louis Barnes broke forward with the ball and whipped a cross into the box, met by Mark Roberts who saw his thumping header tipped away brilliantly by Martin in goal.

On the basis of play and with chances created, both teams will be happy to take away a point.

Radcliffe recorded their first win of the season on Tuesday, a 4-0 victory over Droylsden in the Integro League Cup.

Sinclair and Tom Brown were on the mark for Jon Macken’s men, with Danny Mitchley netting twice.

The Bloods were reduced to 10 men with less than 10 minutes played. Scott Metcalfe unleashed a powerful shot that was handled in the box by Andy Langford, who was shown a red card.

Sinclair smashed the resulting penalty into the corner of Chris Thompson’s goal.

Brown doubled the lead with a shot that took a deflection on its way in.

And, after Daragh Walshe blazed the Bloods’ best chance over the Boro bar, Mitchley took advantage when a mix-up in the Droylsden defence presented him with a simple finish.

When Kingsley Williams squared for Mitchley to score his second goal Boro were 4-0 up within half an hour.

They could have had more but Sam Billington fired wide and, in the best chance of the a much quieter second half Thompson prevented Matty Crothers from scoring with a fine save.