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Ramsbottom United’s recently introduced “Goal-of-the-Month” award has been won in October by winger NIC EVANGELINOS.

The popular player, now in his second season with the club, has notched plenty of goals during his time at the HWRS, but his race on to a through ball, clever flick and hammered-home finish in the win against Brighouse Town, was judged by the supporters, to have been the best goal scored by the Rams throughout October.

He was presented with his award, a case of beer kindly donated by Irwell Works Brewery, before the home game against Marine, by Supporters Club member Andy Worsick.

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The match referee will check the pitch at Shawbridge at 11.15am

Clitheroe are telling us they don't see there being any issues.

An update will be released as soon as the pitch is looked at.

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FIXTURE NEWS - Saturday 26th October

The Rams will now be away at Clitheroe on Saturday 26th October, kick-off is 3pm.

This game was originally scheduled for 22nd February

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PREVIEW: Runcorn Linnets (H)

After a fortnight off, it’s back to the action as the Rams entertain Runcorn Linnets in the BetVictor North West Division.

With last week’s two matches (away at Prescot Cables, and home to Bamber Bridge in the Integro Cup) both being postponed due to the opponents involvement in other competitions, manager Chris Willcock quickly arranged a friendly match last Saturday away to NWCFL side Charnock Richard, in order to give the players some game time.

And a useful run-out it was, as an emphatic 8-1 score-line gave the lads a much needed morale booster.

However, friendlies are friendlies, and no substitute for real competitive fixtures, and it’s a return to league action in the hope of wiping the 4-3 defeat at home to Marine in the last game, from the memory.

Mind, for the neutrals in the crowd, it was a highly entertaining encounter, and games against Runcorn Linnets usually produce a similar outcome.

Linnets currently lie in 15th spot with 11 points from their 12 games, although they have yet to register an away league victory.

The Rams inactivity has seen them slip down to eleventh, but with games in hand due to only having played 10 league fixtures, from which 16 points have been garnered.

So a welcome return to action on the pitch, and with a couple of new faces in the squad, an opportunity to grab all three points and begin an ascent back up into the play-off places.

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The latest recipient of Ramsbottom United Supporters Club “Player-of-the-Month” award has gone to goalkeeper TOM STEWART.

Having previously played down south, Tom joined the Rams at the beginning of the season and has had an impressive first campaign for the club, despite the team’s rather up-and-down time of late.

His performances have been appreciated by the club’s supporters and he was presented with his award and his case of beer kindly sponsored by Bowland Brewery, the Official Cask Beer of the Northern Premier League.

Tom is seen here being presented before the home game against Marine by Supporters Club member Andy Worsick.

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PREVIEW: Clitheroe (A)

The Rams return to League action after an enforced three week gap, due to our participation in the FA Trophy and our blank Saturday last week when our scheduled opponents, Colne, were involved in the FA Cup.

The game sees a short trip up east Lancashire to Shawbridge, home of local rivals Clitheroe, a team with whom the Rams have been in competition many times.

Whilst the Rams inactivity has seen them slide out of the play-off places to 9th spot having played just 8 games (only Colne and Dunston have played less), the host have jumped above into 7th having gained 18 points from their 12 games, just 2 points ahead of the visitors.

So a win for Ramsbottom would see them leapfrog the home side and close the gap on other clubs above.

Clitheroe’s home record is a straight two wins, two draws and two defeats, so much will depend upon which side Clitheroe put out for the afternoon, whilst the Rams will be raring to return to action, and are likely to do so with one or two new faces in the squad.

As always, games between these two old rivals are usually entertaining, and in some cases, controversial affairs, so whilst hoping that the heavy rain forecast between Friday afternoon and kick-off does not cause too many worries, a game well worth watching awaits.

If we get any news of a pitch insepction we'll update our social media accounts and the website as soon as we get news.

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This season Ramsbottom United supporters have launched a “Goal of the Month” award, as voted for by their members.

The first recipient is JAMIE ROTHER, for his strike in the FA Cup victory at Maltby Main.

Jamie, who was absent from the squad that were beaten in the FA Trophy by Colne, through illness, was presented with his prize donated by local firm Irwell Works Brewery, and he is seen collecting the pack of beer from Supporters Club Chairman Daz Comer.

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After a number of postponements due to a mixture of cup games and the weather, Ramsbottom United’s outstanding games have now been rearranged.

The away game at Prescot Cables, postponed on 9th November due to Cables appearance in the FA Trophy, is now scheduled to take place next Tuesday, 19th at Hope Street with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The home game against City of Liverpool will be the following Tuesday, 26th November again with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The away game at Colne, who played Gateshead in the FA Cup on the original date of 19th October, has now been added for Tuesday 10th December (7.45pm), whilst we go into the new year for the remaining two league fixtures.

Tadcaster Albion travel to the HWRS on Saturday 8th February, whilst Saturday 7th March sees the Rams making the journey up to Kendal Town.

That just leaves the much-postponed Integro Cup match at the HWRS against Bamber Bridge to be rescheduled.


Tuesday 19th November - Prescot Cables v RAMS 7.45pm

Tuesday 26th November - RAMS v City of Liverpool 7.45pm

Tuesday 10th December - Colne v RAMS 7.45pm

Saturday 8th February - RAMS v Tadcaster Albion 3.00pm

Saturday 7th March - Kendal Town v RAMS 3.00pm

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Ramsbottom United manager Chriis Willcock has drawn on the experience of former Bury midfield player RICHIE BAKER as he attempts to get the Rams’ season back on track after a much-disrupted campaign so far.

Already behind with League and League cup matches, with plenty still to play for, the experienced former Football League player joins his former Bury team-mate Tom Kennedy at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.

Richie began his career at Manchester United before signing for Preston North End.

In 2006 he moved to Gigg Lane where he established himself as a regular in the team, making 107 appearances for the Shakers and notching six goals.

In 2010, he had a brief spell with Oxford United, before joining National League side Barrow.

He has also played for Tamworth, Stockport County, AFC Fylde, FC United of Manchester, Curzon Ashton, and most recently Colne.

Joining Baker is defender RICK PETERS, who has moved from NWCFL side Congleton Town. The 27 year old has previously played for Irlam and Maine Road.

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Ramsbottom United are delighted to announce the signings of Luke Thompson, Reece Fishwick & Ben Hampson.

First of all, Luke Thompson is no stranger to the Rammy faithful he’s played 130 games for the club over three seasons and re-joins the club after spending the first part of the season at Lancaster City. Luke originally joined the club in July 2016 from North West Counties Side, Nelson where he was the club captain. He’s known as a combative, tough tackling out and out defender, ‘Thommo’ impressed supporters during his first spell at the club, and deservedly won the Player of the Year award at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Next up, Reece Fishwick joins the club from Buxton. Fishwick is a versatile player that can play at full back and in midfield, Reece spent last season at Prescot Cables and is also a former Preston North End youth teamer.

Finally, right back Ben Hampson joins the Rams. He spent last season in Australia and returned to England in the summer and has spent time at Ossett United before moving to East Lancashire to join the club. Ben has a tall and strong physical presence in the back line and is not afraid of getting forward.

We welcome all three lads to the club and are all available for selection for Saturday’s trip to Clitheroe.

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PHOTOS: Rams 1 Colne 3

Frank Crook's photos

Rams 1 Colne 3 - Match Action

Haydan Ray Photography's photos

Andy Whitehead's photos

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Integro Cup Game Postponed

Our Integro Cup tie on Tuesday 19th November against Bamber Bridge has been postponed due to Bamber Bridge's County Cup involvement.

A new date will be announced in due course.

Our next game is against Runcorn Linnets at HOME on Saturday Kick off 3pm

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PREVIEW: Marine (H)

It’s back to the bread-and-butter of League action as the Rams welcome Marine to the HWRS.

The home side will be looking to extend their 100% home league record against a side that has won two and lost two on the road.

Marine, who were relegated last season for the first time in their 125 year history, arrive in fourth spot in the table with 19 points from their ten games. The Rams are down to ninth but have played just nine games and acquired 16 points.

A 5-0 win would see the home side leap-frog their Crosby-based opponents!

Rueben Jerome will be serving the second of his three game ban for being dismissed in the last home game against Colne in the FA Trophy, whilst into the squad come the three debutants who featured in the 2-1 defeat at Clitheroe last Saturday, Reece Fishwick, Ben Hampson and the popular returnee Luke Thompson.

If selected, they will all be making their home debuts.

After a slightly disappointing run of results, the Rams will be looking to get their season back on track, and they won’t have a tougher test than this one against the team from Merseyside.

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BetVictor Northern Premier League club Ramsbottom United is looking for someone to join their Commercial team.

The successful applicant will be working on a commission basis with a view to attracting more advertising and sponsorship for the club.

Matchday sponsorship within the dedicated Sponsors Lounge during home games will be the principle aim, along with securing additional advertising around the ground.

Other opportunities will arise, such as Player Sponsorship and Matchball Sponsorship, and any further ideas would be welcome.

Applicants should, preferably, be local with a knowledge of the area, and be available during home games to welcome guests and encourage return visits and additional sponsorship.

Working hours would be flexible to tie in with the applicants other commitments.

If this sounds like the opening and opportunity for you, please contact either Chairman Harry Williams on 07849 686374 or submit an application to the club secretary, Tony Cunningham, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 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.