New To The Division: Radcliffe

We kick-off our summer study of the new clubs joining us in National League North for 2024/25 – and this first instalment includes a few familiar faces...

How did they get here?
Radcliffe sealed the Northern Premier League Premier Division championship with a 2-1 win at Whitby Town and cap a fine campaign for the Manchester outfit.

It’s the first time in the club’s 75-year history that they have won promotion to National League North, and they did it in fine style by winning the title by a margin of 10 points in the end.

Whilst they excelled in league competition, The Boro also prospered in the cup and reach the Fourth Round of the FA Trophy where they were narrowly beaten by National League high-fliers Barnet.

Where do they play?
Also known as Stainton Park, The Neuven Stadium has been home to Radcliffe since 1969 and has a capacity of around 3,500.

Who is in charge?
There are familiar faces in the Radcliffe dugout because their incredible success during 2023/24 was masterminded by former Moors management duo, Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

The pair took over at The Neuven Stadium last summer and immediately set about building a squad and an environment which would give them the opportunity to challenge for promotion.

Having started out at Ramsbottom United, Johnson and Morley have gone on to take charge at Salford City, Chester and Moors before arriving to lead Radliffe to glory.

The successful duo now have over 600 games in management under their belts and during that time have celebrated four titles and six promotions.

When did we last meet?
Moors have played Radcliffe as recently as 2021/22 when they were handed an away tie in the Third Round of the FA Trophy.

On that day in December 2021, Jamie Chandler’s goal 13 minutes from time proved decisive as Moors – then managed by Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley – ran out 1-0 winners.

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