Category: Match Reports

Rammy into FA Trophy 1st Round draw

There would be no fine ladies making music in Banbury on Saturday night after the Rams secured their berth in the first round proper of the FA Trophy and closer to Wembley than they have ever been in their 48 year history, courtesy of an impressive 3-0 win in Oxfordshire.

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Rams leave it late in Lancs FA Trophy

The final score with all the goals coming in the last 10 minutes somewhat flattered a rather insipid Rams performance as they eventually saw off the challenge of North West Counties League outfit West Didsbury and Cholton in the Lancashire FA Trophy.

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Howson pair complete unbeaten October

It is said that it is better to travel hopefully than arrive.  Having won their last 5 games and securing 23 out of the last 27 points available, the question that is forming on the lips of all those in and around the Rams is whether their arrival in the Northern Premier League is the pinnacle of their journey up the football ladder or simply a continuation of an amazing upward trajectory.


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Rams undermined by Atherton Collieries

The virtue of participation in this particular competition has been the subject of justifiable debate and with league fixtures beginning to pile up, exit from it could well be the silver lining in the cloud of defeat.

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Comfortable progress in Doodson Cup

If this Doodson Cup first round match had been a boxing match, it would not have been stopped halfway through but never licensed in the first place.

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Black Day for Rams in Black Country

This was a bad day in the depths of the Black Country for the Rams, who saw their unbeaten run going back to the balmy days of September brought to a pretty unceremonious end.

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Winning run goes on with Whitby success

This game was remarkable for some outstanding goalkeeping by Shane Bland in the Whitby nets, a level of wastefulness in front of goal by the Rams that would leave a Russian oligarch shamefaced and last but not least Jon Robinson's 100th goal for the club.

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Rams only secure draw at Matlock

Having been in front for the best part of 80 minutes, the Rams will have come away disappointed to have only one point but, in truth, that was a fair result and further evidence that there are no easy games in this division.

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Second half show defeats Grantham

It will be interesting to see, in the coming weeks, how the Rams carry the weight of expectation from this result because this was an assured win over a team on a good run.

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Rams held to home Workington draw

At the final whistle, the home crowd drifted away content with the thought that this was very much a point gained rather than two lost against a team who gave by far the most classy, compact and complete performances that the Rams have come up against so far this season.

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Rams up to fourth with Buxton triumph

Like the Napoleonic armies prior to reaching the gates of Moscow, Buxton had been unbeaten on their travels so far this season but found themselves similarly repelled at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, returning home disheveled, disheartened and thoroughly defeated.


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Rams see off Salford challenge

It was obvious from both the line ups and approach that there was much more at stake in this game than simple progression to the next stage of the Doodson Sport League Cup.

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Whitby spooked by last gasp winner

The Rams will be glad to see the back of young Shane Bland, the Whitby goalkeeper.  For the third game in succession, he repelled the Rams strike force like garlic repels vampires such that despite dominating the match from almost first kick to last, it was not until deep into time added on that the Rams finally broke the home team's resistance and only then in somewhat controversial circumstances.

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10-man Rams climb to fifth

It could have come as no surprise that two teams who had so far scored and conceded 101 goals between them already this season would serve up another multi-goal extravaganza in which attacking flair and panache was matched by some clueless and incoherent defending.