Category: Match Reports

New era kicks off with Cup win

After 27 days without action, the Rams finally managed to get out on the pitch, in what is looking like a fortunate hole in the bad weather, to start the second half of their season.  The repercussions of the enforced lay-off, in terms of chronic fixture congestion are still to be felt but it has provided a clear and decisive break with the past, and may well be a foundation stone for the future.

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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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Early New Year doom for the Rams

The Rams came into this New Years Day fixture with half their league fixtures still to play and knowing that it they are able to double their points total to date, they will be close to the play-off positions.  Unfortunately, the form that has presented them with such a promising start to the Premier Division is proving elusive at the moment and the hope that the turn of the year would present a change to December's misfortunes was misplaced.

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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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Leaders sink Rams to fourth loss

The army of volunteers who worked throughout the morning to ensure the frost-bound pitch at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium was passed fit, watched on as visitors Skelmersdale United strengthened their position at the top of the league courtesy of a 3-0 win.

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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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Ugly scenes marr King's Lynn visit

The time of goodwill to all men apparently hasn't reached East Anglia, for the Rams' furthest visit ever turned out to be a battle of attrition, with events off the pitch transposing themselves on to it.

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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.