Goals from Sean Cooke and Ricardo Fuller were enough to earn Nantwich Town a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Radcliffe.

Josh Langley put through his own net to open the scoring in the first half, before a penalty awarded for a handball gave Cooke the chance to equalise, which he duly did. Fuller then showed his class by curling in a delicious shot after a delicate first touch.

Radcliffe sub Darren McKnight levelled the scores with a peach of a strike to ensure the points were split.

Debutant goalkeeper Cameron Gregory was forced into some action in the first half, most notably acrobatically turning a header round the post from former Football League striker Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

The opening goal came as a result of some pinball in the Nantwich box, the ball bouncing off a helpless Langley and rolling in for 1-0.

At that point the home team were on top and could have extended the lead. But before the break Nantwich did begin to get into the game and test the nervous looking Radcliffe keeper Ollie Martin from set pieces.

The Nantwich momentum carried into the second period, and was rewarded just before the hour. A Prince Haywood long diagonal ball was handled by a Radcliffe defender for a Nantwich penalty.

Sean Cooke stepped up and smashed the ball down the middle to level it up.

Things got better for Nantwich not long after. Fuller, a menace to the Boro defence all game, brought down a long ball with a pillow of a first touch, making space for himself then curling, with a slight deflection, a shot past Martin who could not get a full hand on it.

The Dabbers looked to consolidate after this but were unable to hold on. A Radcliffe set piece fell to substitute McKnight, who met it with a crisp left foot strike into the top left corner, Gregory no chance.

All in all, a fair result and what could prove to be a crucial point in such a tight play-off race.