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Penalties see Rams out of League Cup

Having pushed a team two divisions above before exiting a cup competition on Saturday, the Rams almost went one better only succumbing to Workington, who are currently sitting eighth in the Evo-Stik Premier League in the league cup on penalties.

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Leaders held by resiliant Rams

Midweek away games are never easy in this league and never more so when they are away on a filthy evening on the dark side of the Pennines against the league leaders. So to come away with a point in any circumstances would have been an achievement.

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Rams seaside trip ends in loss

The Rams could, should and would have got a deserved point out of this game except for an unfortunate mishap by keeper Ashley Shenton. While never reaching the level of performance achieved at Colne, they will know that while to come away empty handed was very disappointing, defeats of this kind are always on the cards in a league in which away games are always a challenge and that the reverse can reasonably be seen as a blip in the upwards trajectory of performance and not a reverse into the despond of the early season.

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High on passion but no joy for Rams

If pure undiluted effort was the sole determinant of a game of football - and the exhaustion on the faces of their players was evidence enough that it had been given - then the Rams would have come away from Glossop with a well earned point.

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Telford end FA Trophy run

Do not expect to read here words describing a plucky cup performance by a lower league team playing out of their skin and nearly embarrassing their more illustrious visitors. That was not the performance given by the Rams on Saturday.

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Seddon double sinks Mossley

There are not many dull moments or poor matches to be had at the HWRS Stadium at the moment.  If you want to see open enterprising and honest football that is the place to be so it was a bit of a disappointment that the attendance at this riveting match was only just over 200 (four of whom where from Texas).

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Green wonderstrike crowns Colne win

Make no mistake - from 1 to 11 plus the subs, this was as near a flawless performance as there might be - and in the eyes of this observer the best performance since the great debacle of January 2015.

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Home run comes to an end

The Rams pretty much coninued where they left off against Lancaster in their previous midweek game with a performance that offered scant prospects for a successful campaign and might have left them singing "We don't like Tuesdays" in the post match showers.

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Rams sail through Redditch test

A late start due to the Redditch team enduring a nightmare journey saw the game finish with the visitors wishing they had stayed at home.

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Tadcaster steal point with late goal

Robert Louis Stevenson's Victorian melodrama about Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is much more than a story of scientific experimenting going wrong - it begs the question of whether it is the good suppressingthe bad or the bad escaping the virtues of the good.

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Rams grab third win of the season

Three points against a team even lower than the Rams in the league were absolutely essential if the progress in performance, albeit slow and patchy, over the last few games was to be taken as a credible sign of a steady climb up the league towards the play-off positions.

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Cables draw - Rams unbeaten at home

This was a much improved performance from Tuesday's offering - although so dire was that effort anything close a firm tackle and well placed pass would have represented a technological leap forward on a scale that led from the Montgolfier brothers to Tom Hanks in Apollo 13.

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FA Trophy v Redditch now Tuesday

Saturday's postponed FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round match between Ramsbottom United and Redditch United has been re-arranged for Tuesday 15th November 2016 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

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Prescot success sees FA Trophy progress

A mellow performance on a misty afternoon saw the Rams ease through into the next round of the Buildbase FA Trophy much more comfortably than the score line might suggest.

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Sheffield revenged in FA Trophy win

The feral growl of triumph that emenated from the throat of each Rams player at the final whistle followed by the sound celebratory banging of the changing room walls spoke eloquently of how much this win meant after a few trying weeks.

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Giant Axe pain for the Rams

This was a dispiriting performance from the Rams which could easily have resulted in a double score defeat except for some brave and at times inspired saves by Jack Cookson and profligate finishing by the home team.