OSSETT ALBION’S promotion hopes were dealt a severe blow on Tuesday night when they lost 2-0 at home to Radcliffe Borough in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
Jodie Banim gave his side a 10th-minute lead but the game was evenly balanced through to half-time.
But Richard Tracey’s men were slow out of the blocks in the second period and that allowed Sam McMahon to double Radcliffe’s lead in the 48th minute.
Albion struggled in front of goal for the remainder of the game and in doing so fell to their 13th defeat of the campaign.
The loss to Radcliffe was Albion’s second league defeat on the bounce following their away loss to Farsley Celtic last Saturday.
Jordan Deacey’s 53rd minute strike was the difference between the two sides that day.
Albion have slipped to sixth in the league and play Lancaster City away tomorrow (3pm).