PREVIEW: Marine (A)

The Rams face a crucial trip over to Merseyside to meet a team on the same number of points as themselves, although the Crosby-based outfit have played two games more.

With yet another game falling victim of the weather on Tuesday, league leaders Workington have opened up a ten point gap at the summit, although the Rams have three games in hand of them.

The trip to Marine, therefore, has added significance, for a win for the visitors will open up a gap to third spot with still two games in hand, whilst a home victory will see the east Lancashire side slip to third.

As well as the importance of this fixture, there will also be the little matter of gaining revenge, for the Rams only league defeat at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium this season was the one inflicted by Marine in an entertaining but frustrating 3-4 reversal back in November.

Likewise, the hosts have only suffered one reversal on their own patch, whilst the Rams have notched up seven victories, three draws, and four defeats on their travels (ironically an identical away record to that of Marine)

So the importance of this fixture cannot be over-stated.

The team has come to rely on a good backing from it’s supporters of late, and the hope is that the Rammy followers will troop over to Crosby in good numbers tomorrow to cheer on a team that is itching to get back to playing after a frustrating run of just one game (the win at Kendal last Saturday) in six weeks.