PREVIEW: Brighouse Town (A)

The Rams travel over the hill into West Yorkshire looking for another three points as they keep up the pressure on leaders Workington, who are just one point ahead of them at the top of the table.

The last League outing at the City of Liverpool saw the Rams return on the back of a 5-2 score-line, but that success was soured by a repeat score-line going the other way as they exited the Integro League Cup at Trafford on Tuesday.

The script for that game had already been written. The short hop along the M60 followed an unbeaten run of twelve matches. Unlucky thirteen just had to happen!

But the league is the main aim and having defeated Brighouse at home in October, the Rams will be making the short journey looking to do the double, with much confidence, although their opponents lie in mid-table (tenth) with a points tally of 28 from their 22 games, as opposed to Ramsbottom’s 43 from 21 games.

However, the Yorkshire side have a home record of eight victories, a total only bettered in the league by a certain Ramsbottom United, so a tough test would appear to be on the cards. They have, however, tasted defeat on their own soil five times, so the visitors will be looking to add to their four victories away from the HWRS, and at least keep on the coat-tails of Workington ahead of the mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash between the two top clubs at the Riverside next Saturday.

Indeed, a victory for the Rams, and failure to win by the Cumbrian side, could see the Lancastrians top the table come Saturday night.

A tough test, but a game that the side are capable of winning and adding to the run of eleven league games undefeated.