TADCASTER Albion’s Evo-Stik Division One North play-off hopes took a massive hit after strugglers Radcliffe Borough left Yorkshire with all three points.

Corey Roper gave the Brewers an early lead but a host of missed chances in the first half proved costly.

Ben Jago levelled things up before Louis Myers scored to hand the Borough a surprise victory.

The defeat for Taddy leaves them needing help from teams around them as well as wins from their final four matches, three of which come on the road.

Brewers boss Michael Morton made two changes after the goalless draw at Colne with deputy goalkeeper Tom Young and defender Josh Barrett coming into the side.

Taddy started well in the sunshine and they should have been ahead after just five minutes. Billy Whitehouse side-footing off target after a lovely move featuring Aiden Savory and Pete Davidson.

Nevertheless, the home side soon broke the deadlock. A corner kick found Roper on the edge of the box and he blasted his first goal of the season sweetly into the bottom corner.

The Brewers continued to flood yellow shirts forward but after another neat move, Davidson volleyed Savory’s cross off target.

Whitehouse’s unrelenting work-rate almost paid dividends on the half hour mark as he drove into the penalty area following a defensive error, but Savory diverted the resulting chance narrowly wide.

The visitors’ first noteworthy sighting at Taddy’s goal arose in the 38th minute when a loose ball was gifted to Myers, but Young stood tall and saved the fierce strike.

Seconds later though, Radcliffe were level. Jago’s looping header from 12 yards out beat Young to level the match.

The Brewers nearly restored their lead instantaneously after Whitehouse was threaded in behind, but he was well thwarted by Borough stopper Connor Keane.

The winning goal came eight minutes into the second half. Some miscommunication between defence and goalkeeper allowed Myers to get in behind and beat Young to the bouncing ball, with his header finding the back of the net.

Jon Macken’s Borough were revitalised after the break and the introductions of Casey Stewart and Conor Sellars failed to have the desired effect for Albion, as they struggled to test Keane.

Tadcaster’s only mentionable chance arose in stoppage time. A trademark marauding run from Harry Sheppeard built excitement around the ground before substitute Stewart cut inside the defender and saw his effort deflect agonisingly wide.