RADCLIFFE FC battled to an impressive victory over Scarborough Athletic but manager Jon Macken will not be getting carried away with his side’s recent league form.

Boro sit 12th with five wins in their last six league games but the former Manchester City striker believes his side can still improve.

“I thought today was deserved,” he said following their 3-1 win. “I thought in the second half we were very good but in the first half we gave them a little too much respect with the ball and we allowed them to play and that was frustrating.

“We reminded them at half time to stick to the game plan, stick to what we were talking about before the game and get on the ball and be brave. In the second half we did that and we fully deserved the three points.

“It is always pleasing when you get three goals.

“I was disappointed by their goal but I think I am being greedy there because we are always looking for that clean sheet.

“I thought once again we defended really well today and obviously to get three goals it is very pleasing.”

Macken’s men have three games in hand on the majority of teams around them in the BetVictor League Premier Division but he refuses to get carried away with his side’s great league form.

“It is good but at the end of the day we have to play those three games,” he said. “Hopefully we will win those games but at the end of the day those points are not on the board yet so we aren’t even looking at that.

“We look straight ahead at our next game, planning for that and we look ahead to when those games get rearranged.

“At the end of the day we can only look at Mickleover [Sports, who they travel to on Saturday] now.”

Macken knows his side will have to be at their best at their ninth-placed hosts if they are to claim another three points.

“Good side – the majority of teams in this league are good,” he added. “Organised, disciplined and they have some good players so it is going to be a tough place to go.

“We always go to try and give our best and next Saturday at Mickleover will be no different.”