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Ashton complete comprehensive double

The best that could be said is that this was not a bad performance from the Rams.  The casual uninformed spectator would have found it hard to recognise that this was a contest between a rock-bottom team now 14 points away from salvation and one still harbouring realistic chances of making the play-offs but all of that would be to damn the home team with faint praise.

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Sending off costs Rams dearly

A moment of needless, mindless ill discipline in the last 10 minutes cost the Rams what would have been a hard earned and fully justified point and quite possibly the chance of grabbing all three.

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Ashton steamroller youthful Rams

When Ashton United travelled up to Workington last Saturday, they were on the verge of creating a new club record for a straight run of league victories.  At the tenth attempt, that run was thwarted, and someone was going to pay for that disappointment.  Up stepped the Rams to the slaughter.

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Late goals sink Rams resolve

With just 20 minutes left and the game still poised at 0-0, the Rams were denied a clear goal when the referee and linesman between them failed to spot that a Shelton Payne free kick had crossed the line by a good yard.  It would be easy to see this misfortune as the turning point in the match but in truth the Rams were second best throughout and the performance as a whole was a step backwards from the promise shown in recent matches.


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Rams grab vital home point

There is the occasional football match which lasts long in the memory and brings warm smiles when remembered.  Most often they are the massive giant killing acts or a game of goals and such artistry that demand to put in annals of greatness.  And there are then games such as this which are much harder to define, lacking in quality and beauty but played with such raw passion and endeavour as to leave the spectator breathless at an outcome that was so clearly on the cards but also unlikely until the closing breathless seconds.

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Rams scrap for crucial point

The Chairman's wry smile and shake of the head at the final whistle was more eloquent than words - the rams has survived a second half battering that defied belief to come away with a point that, while improbable for long periods of a fraught 45 minutes, was on balance well deserved.

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Four-star Rams thrash Grantham

Having won just six league matches throughout the whole of 2015, and just two previously this season, 2016 has begun in much brighter fashion for Ramsbottom United, as within nine days of the New Year starting, they have doubled their tally for the season on the back of two long away trips.

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Rams through in Doodson Cup

It is very sad to see how far many of the less attractive aspects of football at the senior level, both on and off the pitch, are creeping into the game at semi-professional level.  One example is a level disinterest almost amounting to disdain which clubs are showing to cup competitions by fielding below strength teams in front of low crowds.


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KneeShaw knows how to score!

If you were to take away the first 15 minutes and the last ten of this game, it would not be unreasonable to see a Rams performance in which they comfortably matched table-topping Blyth Spartans.

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Poor Rams suffer at Frickley

The flickering flame of revival and survival which burst into life with the wins at Stourbridge and Grantham is looking more like a dim glow over the horizon which only the most optimistic could discern following the heavy defeat at Ashton and a dismal performance in the South Yorkshire coalfields.

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Rams open 2016 with vital win

The Rams' New Year started with an impressive away win against Stourbridge, taking a vital 3-2 success from the West Midlands.

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Young Rams drop to Halesowen loss

A youthful Rams side travelled to mid-table Halesowen Town and came away with an encouraging performance despite going down 2-1.


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Rams suffer another heavy loss

The harsh truth about the outcome of this game which nobody was really looking forward to and where more than happy to come away from at the final whistle is that it could easily have ended up in a score approaching double figures if the home team could have been bothered to get out of second gear, let alone third.

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Rams exit League Cup at Marine

In a game switched to Merseyside due to the recent flooding in Ramsbottom, the Rams exited this year's League Cup at the hands of Marine, following two early goals for the home side.

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Draw no good for either side

A relegation six-pointer against a Stamford side which has recovered from a three goal deficit to grab a point in the reversed fixture earlier in the season, ended with neither side particularly happy as once again it prove to be a point apiece.

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Rams claim second league win

The game was the season so far and the prospects for the rest of the season in a microcosm - a display of tremendous potential if this group of players can be kept together but at the same time a demonstration of a continuing inability to maintain an even level of performance or to control and kill off games.