Category: Match Reports

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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Robbo's late strike beats Trafford

Less is more!  This result summoned a deep throated growl of defiance from players, management and visiting fans alike - who contributed at least a third of the attendance of 294.


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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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Second half collapse ends winning run

All winning teams have a good shape; each team without shape will find a way of losing.  So it proved in the depths of the South Yorkshire coalfields on Saturday.


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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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Curzon hold Rams to first draw

With a record of five wins and five defeats from their first ten matches so far this season, the Rams have been slower to the draw than Gary Cooper at the OK Corral but will have come away from this fiercely contested match content with a point that puts them up into fifth position.

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Rams put to the dagger in Whitby

The Rams made the long journey to the north Yorkshire coast but returned empty-handed after losing out to a big physical Whitby Town team by two goals to nil.


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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.

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Rams get better of frantic 2nd half

Ramsbottom United returned from their first ever visit to Ilkeston with a thoroughly deserved victory which saw them leap-frog their hosts in the table.

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Two in a row as leaders beaten

Ramsbottom United appear to be finding their feet at the higher level, as they tasted victory for the second time in a week.