A game that was seemingly progressing to a comfortable Ramsbottom United victory suddenly exploded with controversy as the final few minutes were played with a series of decisions that had the home crowd mystified and the away supporters wondering if a miraculous escape was on the cards.
Life at Evo-Stik Premier level could hardly have started better. Two goals in the opening nine minutes of the season had the Rams supporters in dreamland as visitors Kings Lynn Town looked shell-shocked.
Watching Ramsbottom United at the moment, is not for those with a nervous disposition.
This clash between two aspiring promotion contenders ended, perhaps predictably, as a draw, with both sides dropping an invaluable two points as a result.
Ramsbottom United’s difficult start to life at Evo-Stik Premier level was hardly helped by the absence of four influential regulars, all out through injury.
Ramsbottom United gained their second promotion in three seasons in a thriller at the newly christened Sir Tom Finney Stadium, in front of over 1200 fans.
Ramsbottom United produced a grandstand finish to ensure they grab an invaluable three points that looked to have been snatched from them.
Ramsbottom United contrived to throw away two valuable points as they conceded a late goal at Victoria Park.
Ramsbottom United broke their duck at the third time of asking with a convincing victory at much-fancied Rushall Olympic.
Ramsbottom United overcame a hostile atmosphere and a team that finished second in the league, to clinch a Play-off Final spot at Bamber Bridge on Saturday, and hosts Darlington could have very few complaints about it.
This vital promotion battle appeared to be going the way of the Rams until disaster struck in the last five minutes.
Those who chose to stay at home and watch the Manchester derby missed out on a treat, as Ramsbottom United and Prescot Cables served up an eight-goal feast.
Ramsbottom United made what proved to be a long and fruitless journey up to former Football League side Workington, and finished up rueing missed chances.
Both sides came safely through the final league game of the season to clinch a play-off place, but such was the tension surrounding the game, that the quality of the football did not match the occasion.
The end-of-the-season chase for the four play-off places continues to be a fascinating race between six clubs, and Ramsbottom United did their chances no harm with a comfortable victory over mid-table Kendal Town.
Ramsbottom United returned to winning ways in emphatic style as they completely dominated their opponents with a five star display.