Former Football League side, Darlington, made their first ever visit to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium as firm favourites for the championship, but left on the end of a comprehensive defeat.
After the late but deserved reprieve at Stocksbridge on Saturday, Ramsbottom United comfortably cruised into the next round of the FA Cup with a comprehensive victory on Tuesday night.
In a game that started at a whirlwind pace, Ramsbottom United collected their first league win of the season, despite a late fight back by the home side.
The Rams finally got their season underway with a comprehensive victory over their high-flying North West Counties League opponents.
Ramsbottom United’s unbeaten five match run came to an end in Tameside on an afternoon of frenetic action, but, ultimately, disappointment.
A penalty scored with virtually the last kick of the game, prevented what would have been a travesty of a score-line.
In front of the BBC television cameras, Ramsbottom United finally gained their first league point of the season at the fifth time of asking.