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RAMS THROUGH TO the LAST 16 of FA TROPHY

The full time whistle has just blown at the Bob Lucas Stadium and the Rams have beaten Weymouth 3-1, Goals from Eddie Moran & Jason Carey sealed the win for the Rams in the second half

The Rams will now face AFC Fylde in the Last 16 on Feburary 2nd!

Match Report from Richard Issacs & Match Photos from Frank Crook will be online tomorrow

And on behalf of everyone at Ramsbottom United Football Club we'd like to thank the football world for your support this evening



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PREVIEW: THE BIG ONE! - Weymouth (H)

All eyes will be on the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium on Saturday as RAMSBOTTOM UNITED create their own piece of history.

The Rams have successfully negotiated eight matches to progress to the 2nd round proper of the prestigious FA Trophy (Non-League’s equivalent of the FA Cup)

This is the farthest the club have ever ventured in the competition, and are now in the last 32 of a competition that encompasses the top four levels of English non-league football, that’s 228 teams, with the lure of a Wembley final coming ever closer.

The Rams are now the sole representatives of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and it’s three Divisions, so the fortunes of the League are resting on their shoulders.

The visitors to the HWRS on Saturday are Southern League Premier South Division side Weymouth, whose visit to east Lancashire will require a round trip of 550 miles – the furthest side the Rams have played in their 53 year history.

Weymouth are riding high in their division, and looking to regain a place in the National League South, having previously played at that level, as well as gracing non-league’s top division in the recent past.

The Terra have lost just three league games all season, whilst the Rams have tasted just two defeats in their last twenty one games.

It promises to be a mouth-watering clash, so fans are asked to turn up early for what should be a highly entertaining game.

Admission Prices - Adults £8 / Concessions £4 / Under 12 with Adult £1



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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We'd like to wish everyone associated with Ramsbottom United FC a very Merry Christmas & all the best for the festive period





First Team manager Chris Willcock & his players and staff also wished everyone a Merry Christmas "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Chairman, Board of Directors, supporters, volunteers and juniors from the Management and First Team Players"

Photo below of the Players & Coaching Staff in their Christmas Jumpers




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FA TROPHY DRAW NEWS

The draw for the third round draw of the FA Trophy has just been made, The Rams will play AFC Fylde at HOME! if they win the replay against Weymouth on Tuesday.

The tie will take place on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 3pm



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RAMS’ DECEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH

The Ramsbottom United Player of the Month for DECEMBER as voted for by the clubs supporters was captain, and former Leicester City, Barnsley, Rochdale and Bury defender TOM KENNEDY.

Tom was presented with his award and a case of beer from the League’s sponsors BOWLAND BREWERY ahead of the League game against Leek Town, by young Rammy supporter MATTHEW FRAMPTON.



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PREVIEW: Atherton Colls (H)

After a run of away games throughout November and December, four home matches come along at once, and each one of them provides the Rams with quite a tester.

The first one, at home to table topping Radcliffe on Boxing Day, was successfully negotiated in front of more than 500 spectators, and a deserved three points were garnered after the 2-1 victory.

Hot on the heels of that one comes the arrival of third placed Atherton Collieries in what could equally be called a “derby game”.

Colls, in their second season in the league, have enjoyed a tremendous campaign so far, and have earned 40 points from their 20 games, notching up an impressive 48 goals, the joint highest in the division.

The Rams now find themselves in the play-off places, five points behind our visitors, but with a game in hand, so the incentive is there for a repeat of the Radcliffe result.

Hopefully, many of the neutrals who enjoyed what was a great advert for non-league football on Boxing Day, will return and another healthy attendance should be expected as the Rams continue to build on this impressive run of just one defeat in eighteen games.

With another side pushing for promotion, Leek Town, due in town on Saturday, followed by one of the biggest games in the club’s history – the FA Trophy 2nd round game at home to Weymouth – the week after, this is very much a defining three weeks in the history of Ramsbottom United.

These games are there to enjoy, and hopefully the visit of Atherton Colls will provide much to savour as a season that began in more hope than expectation has now been turned on it’s head.

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DERBY DAY PREVIEW: Radcliffe (H)

What a festive treat this one is!!!

Fixtures between the two local neighbours are always eagerly anticipated, but this time round the anticipation levels have gone through the roof.

This is the Evo-Stik West’s game of the day between two teams in superb form.

For our visitors Radcliffe, this is a total transformation of what has been endured over recent seasons.

Instead of a struggle against relegation, the “Borough” find themselves entering the Christmas period top of the pile, and deservedly so.

They began the campaign with an eyebrow-raising seven successive wins, and whilst late September and October saw that encouraging start begin to evaporate, the turnaround since the beginning of November has seen a return to their early season form.

They arrive at the HWRS on the back of seven successive league victories, a run that has seen them catapulted to the top of the division.

Meanwhile, since the appointment of Chris Willcock in early October, our reshaped squad have been in pretty impressive form ourselves.

Just one defeat in eighteen, and that in rather controversial circumstances, have seen the Rams climb from the bottom half of the table to just outside the play-offs, as well as creating a new club record by progressing to the 2nd round proper of the FA Trophy.

It all adds up to a fascinating contest, which hopefully will attract a bumper gate for this Boxing Day feast.

Both sides deserve support for what have been two tremendous runs of form, and to predict the outcome of this one is almost impossible.

All we can hope for is a cracking game and an excellent atmosphere as we shake off the over-indulgence of Christmas day.


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Richard Brodie signs for the Rams

Ramsbottom United have snapped up former Football League striker RICHARD BRODIE to strengthen their squad after the nasty injury to Nialle Rodney during the FA Trophy victory over Workington stripped them of an important member of the team.

Brodie comes with a fine pedigree, having begun his career in his native north-east with Whickham and Newcastle Benfield.

His goalscoring exploits alerted York City who signed him in January 2007 and in the next three and a half seasons, Brodie notched 68 goals for the Minstermen as well as experiencing two trips to Wembley.

A move to Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee followed, and he helped lift the Sussex club into the Football League.

Playing for a number of clubs since, including the likes of Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Southport and Stockport County, the Rams signed the 31 year old striker ahead of their 3-1 win at Market Drayton Town, where he made his debut for the club, coming on as a second half substitute, thus moving back to play his football in his now-native north west after a spell in the midlands with Southern League Rushall Olympic.




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PREVIEW: Leek Town (H)

The Rams will be hoping that their first home meeting with Leek Town is better than their first away meeting, The Rams are only facing Leek for the second time in clubs’ history and they will want to forget the game at Harrison Park in Mid-September, as they lost 4-0. There’s been a lot a change at the club since the first meeting between the two sides, Mark Fell left and Chris Willcock was appointed in October

Chris suffered his second defeat as Rammy boss on New Year’s Day when they lost to second place Atherton Collieries who themselves are now on a 4 game unbeaten run. Chris said to our media team post-match that “We’ve had a couple of bad days in 18 games but recently we’ve been very good. We’re in a good position and there’s still plenty of points to play for. “The last time we conceded three goals, we went three games without conceding. Let’s look for the same response again”

The visitors Leek Town are the leagues in form team as the sit top of the form table as they are unbeaten in 6 games, The Rams will be looking to stop it stretching to 7 games as the players & staff of the Rams will be looking to climb back into the play off places with a win against play off rivals Leek Town, a win for the Rams would see them back into the Top 5 and Leek drop out of it.

Ryan Ellison will be available again after suspension. Chris Willcock’s will carry onto manage Ruben Jerome & Tom Kennedy who missed the game last time out through injuries.

The Rams will be looking to get back to winning ways after a defeat on Tuesday so, why not get down to the HWRS and support your local team…

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LIVE BLOG: Radcliffe (H)

Our match blog for today's Big Boxing Day Derby League Fixture with Radcliffe is below

The blog will start with Adam Clark at around 2pm this afternoon !

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