PREVIEW: Colne (H) - FA Trophy

The Rams get there FA Trophy campaign underway tomorrow as they welcome league rivals Colne to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium. The Rams are looking to keep there 100% home record in tact as they welcome Steve Cunningham’s side to Ramsbottom.

Colne are coming into this game after being drawn against Gateshead in the FA Cup on Monday and being unbeaten in there last four games including that win against Dunston last week that got them that tie at the Gateshead International Stadium.

Peter Doran, David Maher & Daniel Murphy all made there first starts of the season for the Rams last Saturday and manager Chris Willcock praised them in his post match interview “the new players have done a great job. They’ve come in and trained really hard. We haven’t turned a corner but made a step in the right direction”

Ryan Ellison is avaliable for selection after he returned to the club this week, Reuben Jerome made his return from injury in last week’s win against Brighouse.

The Rams will be looking to improve on recent form against Colne, they haven’t won against the side since November 2016 under Mark Fell, the last time the two sides met in February 2019. Nic Evangelinos scored Rammy’s only goal in a 3-1 defeat at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.

Saturday’s game also marks the 9th annual non-league day, it’s always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side and we want you to come down to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium and support the Rams!

If you can’t make the game against Colne you can follow live updates on the clubs twitter & facebook pages just search for Ramsbottom United or you can tune into the coverage from Roch Valley Radio via rochvalleyradio.org.uk/listen and scroll down to Roch Valley Radio Xtra. Aaron Benson & Charley Rattan will be bringing you the coverage from 2pm, our very own Tony Cunningham will be speaking LIVE to the pair ahead of kick-off tomorrow.