ANOTHER huge away win saw Radcliffe climb to eighth in the BetVictor League Premier Division thanks to a thunderbolt from Elliot Rokka.

Substitute Rokka netted in the 86th minute to claim the three points at Mickleover Sports.

And manager Jon Macken believes, despite the difficult conditions, his side continued to put their footprint on the game.

“Considering the conditions it was a good game of football,” he said after Radcliffe made it four straight wins. “There was some good football played at times.

“Credit to both teams.

“This was a hard-fought win for us. These are a good side, very physical, they work hard and they play good football as well.

“It was a difficult game here and as you can imagine I’m very pleased with the three points.”

Going in goalless at half time the former Manchester City man had to keep his side ready for every situation in the second period.

Forced into making changes throughout the game, he was delighted with how his replacements played.

“I said to the lads, keep working hard, keep finding the areas to play and make good choices and we did that in the end,” he said. “At the end of the day both sides had chances but sometimes in these games you have to grind them out and you come away and you get that goal.

“Fair play to Elliot, it was a fantastic goal and good build-up play, six or seven passes.

“That’s a credit to them on a pitch like this. It was pleasing, a good afternoon all round.

“Elliot came on today, and didn’t get as many minutes as he would have liked but he was there to do a job.

“His touches, his decision-making in the 20 minutes he was on were great and obviously his goal too – I’m very pleased with him.

“Bringing Sam Billington on was a tough one because in a physical game like that he isn’t the biggest of players but he has quality on the ball and I thought that would make a difference.

“I thought he really did well once he settled down, he was getting on the ball and getting into some great areas and he played well throughout the second half.”

Boro will face Basford United at the Neuven Stadium on Saturday, a league game offering a chance to make amends for a defeat in August’s away fixture.