BOLTON Lads and Girls Club slipped from top spot in Division Two after a 1-1 draw at home to Radcliffe Juniors at Hacken Lane.

The visitors are mid-table but with plenty of games in hand are one of the sides who will fancy their chances of catching BLGC.

In a high-tempo match Radcliffe saw the majority of the ball but the first clear-cut chance fell to Jack Alderson, who blazed over.

Radcliffe continued to come forward but struggled to create any openings. BLGC then scored on the break, Shane Birtles the man to strike when a cross found him at the back post to give them the lead at half time.

The second half followed a similar patten as Radcliffe continued to press, and after hitting the post 15 minutes from time they finally got the breakthrough to ensure a share of the spoils.

The two points dropped meant BLGC were overtaken at the top by Altrincham Hale, who beat Breightmet United 5-0.

BLGC manager Ryan Standring said: “Radcliffe are well-organised and pressed non-stop for 90 minutes. They deserved a point but I’m disappointed with our performance, I know we can play better and we should have seen the game out. Nonetheless, give Radcliffe the credit and I’m sure they’ll go and take points off the other top teams.”

In the Premier Division Bolton County were 2-0 winners at Gregorians, with Tom Axon-Smith and Jordan McLaughlin scoring.