Category: Match Reports

Matlock lock out the Rams

Nine day previously, two early goals down at Matlock had confirmed the Rams relegation.  A repeat dose in east Lancashire merely emphasised the gulf between an average Premier Division outfit and the struggling homesters, who once again found themselves 2-0 down after just twelve minutes.

Category: Club News

U18/U21 Open Trial - 24 April 2016

Ramsbottom United are holding an open trial game on Sunday 24th April at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium for anyone who will be eligible for our Under 18 and Under 21 side for next season (2016/17).

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Rams make final signings for season

In a final attempt at putting a winning side together as the Rams stare relegation in the face, manager Garry Vaughan has added his two final pieces in the jigsaw with the addition of two players from neighbours Radcliffe Borough.

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Mickleover send Rams home pointless

This was a very disappointing defeat for the Rams who in the opening 15 minutes and the last 30 minutes when they nominally had a man advantage, spurned a number of clear edged chances to win a game against opponents also at the wrong end of the table and struggling for points.


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End of Season Awards Evening

There will be an End of Season Presentations and Awards evening, taking place on Saturday 23rd April following the final match of the season against Ilkeston.

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Aaron double sinks the Scots

Ramsbottom United's talented striker Aaron Smith scored both goals for England Schools Under 18s as they maintained their unbeaten run with victory over their Scotland counterparts at Fleetwood Town on Friday evening.

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Ex-Rammy players haunt home side

The eagerly awaited reunion of former Ramsbottom United players and management ultimately resulted in a disappointing defeat for the home supporters looking for some semblance of revenge.

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Rams play out frustrating draw

Watching the Rams at present is an invitation to have a schizophrenic episode.  Was this a good result or a disappointing one?  Is there any promise of improving performance or is that an illusion?


Category: Match Reports

Last gasp goal sinks Rams

It is all about performance now with points largely irrelevant so while the wind assisted last kick of the match thunderbolt from Jean Michel Gueyes that deprived the Rams and their travelling faithful a well deserved win was a deflating moment, it does not detract from a improving display.

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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.


Category: Club News

Rams falling with a whimper

Sometimes the certainty of relegation can release pressure on a team which allows it to put in a free-wheeling, stress-free performance which can leave supporters exasperated at the 'what might have beens'.  Unfortunately that was not the case at the HWRS on Saturday where the Rams gave another disappointing show against honest opponents who themselves had nothing to play for - a performance long on honest endeavour but frightening well short of the understanding and requirements needed to be competitive in the NPL.

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Another home point for the Rams

There will be disappointment that the Rams were not able to end their long stretch without a win despite being the better team throughout the whole 97 minutes of this match - where the referee found the extra minutes from at the end of each half was as big a mystery as a Paul Daniels magic trick - but there will be much satisfaction to be had in a home performance that was as compelling as any since the draw against Blyth Spartans.

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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.