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REPORT: Atherton Collieries 1-3 Ramsbottom United

Report by Aaron Benson

Rams make most of ground swap as they take all three points on the road.

The Rams made three changes to the side that held Kidsgrove in the FA Cup last Saturday. Nathan Brown, Lee Gaskell and Jack Higgs came into the side replacing Alex Downes, Luke Jordan and the injured Dean Stott.

The Rams showed why life on the road has been tough in recent months as Atherton immediately had Rammy on the back foot.

The forward line for Atherton consisting of Ben Hardcastle, Adam Farrell and Connor Gaul gave Mark Fell’s side a few scares early on creating some dangerous chances that threatened Sam Ashton in the Rammy goal. The home side looked particularly dangerous early on, however failed to work the Rammy keeper properly into a save.

Right back Dave Sherlock was the leading problem for as Rammy as Atherton pressed for an opener, his overlapping runs and crosses lead to Farrell’s header over the bar whilst Hardcastle dictated play from the midfield with great affect.

It wasn’t till the 20th minute that the Rams had a shot on goal. A Lee Gaskell free kick flew straight into Atherton keeper Jack Cookson’s arms.

However it wasn’t long till the Rams had something to celebrate. Jack Higgs made the most of his return to the side, firing home from close range after a well-taken free kick from Jerome Wright landed at the feet of Higgs who put Rammy a goal ahead.

It took just five minutes more for Fell’s men to double their lead. Luke Thompson was brought down in the box giving Wright the opportunity to double the away sides lead from the spot. The penalty was one of perfection, chipped over Atherton keeper Jack Cookson as the Rams went into half time with what seemed a comfortable lead.

Half Time: Atherton Collieries 0-2 Ramsbottom United

The home side came straight out of the blocks in the second period, within minutes halving Rammy’s lead. From a free kick, Danny Lafferty hit the post before Hardcastle turned in the re-bound, reacting quicker than any Rammy player to the ball smashing home, opening up the possibility of a dramatic second half comeback.

The Rams survived the second half pressure that Atherton provided, the solid back four of Henry, Dean, Ellison and Thompson holding out superbly as Atherton gained momentum from the early second half goal.

However it was Ramsbottom who scored the winning goal in the most bizzare of ways. Winger Nathan Brown’s free kick flew past everyone before beating Cookson in the Atherton goal. Only the tricky winger could tell us whether it was a cross or a shot, however sent the Rams on their way to a much-valued three points.

The home side threw caution to the wind in the final stages. Vincent Bailey’s shot was well saved by Ashton whilst at the other end Rammy sub Ben Deegan could have rubbed salt into Atherton’s wounds but could only fire over the bar.

Rammy held out for a well earned three points. Boss Mark Fell was particularly pleased. ‘You want to get off to a flying start, I though the lads were excellent, we had enough quality in the team to create those opportunities.

‘From my perspective we were resililant when we needed to be but we still had the quality to score the goals and see the game out’.

FT: Atherton Collieries 1-3 Ramsbottom United

Teams: Ramsbottom United- Ashton, Dean, Henry, Thompson, Ellison, Brooks (Downes 87'), Brown, Rother, Gaskell (Deegan 73'), Higgs (Jordan 65'), Wright

Unused subs: Hart, Robertson

Attendance - 288

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REPORT: Kidsgrove 1 Ramsbottom United 1

Mark Fell made 3 changes to the team that played against Colne on Tuesday. Nathan Brown & Alex Downes missed out as they are cup tied and Dominic Marie dropped to the bench. Tom Brooks, Jerome Wright and Rob Henry returned to the side.

Kidsgrove could have had their first chance in the opening five minutes but Jordan Cole fouled Rammy’s no 6 Ryan Ellison.

Kidsgrove’s best chance so far came on eight minutes when Alex Lingard ran down the left hand side and fired his shot across goal.

Phil Dean tried his luck with a long range effort, 25 minutes into the game but it went well wide.

Kidsgrove took the lead on 31 minutes when there skipper Ant Malbon scored from just outside of the 6 yard box with a left footed shot into the back of the net. Kidsgrove 1 Rammy 0

Not many chances graced the last 15 minutes of the 1st half apart from a Luke Jordan header on 43 minutes which was claimed by the goalkeeper

The first 10 minutes of the 2nd half started like the first half ended for the Rams, until Luke Thompson’s header was cleared away by the Kidsgrove defence.

Jerome Wright crossed for Luke Jordan, seven minutes later but it was intercepted by the Kidsgrove keeper.

Three minutes later, Kidsgrove’s Lewis Bergin goes down with a serious knee injury he was stretchered off. Oliver Jepson came on in his place – we wish Lewis all the best.

On 73 minutes, Sam Ashton made a great save to deny Alex Lingard could have easily been 2-0 to Kidsgrove.

Eleven minutes from time, Jerome Wright was fouled in the box by Rhys Thompson. Jerome stepped up and converted from 12 yards. Kidsgrove 1 Rammy 1

Rammy & Kidsgrove had chances into the final 5 minutes of normal time but none of them were converted.

With two minutes to go, Rammy skipper Dean Stott hit the advertising boards on the side of the pitch after colliding with Kidsgrove’s Rhys Thompson, he had to be stretchered off and has been treated by the local ambulance service – we will keep you up to date with Dean’s condition in the coming days.

The referee played eight added minutes but neither side could convert a chance. So the two teams will go again, a week on Tuesday (4th September) at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.



Ramsbottom United – Ashton, Henry, Dean, Stott, Thompson, Ellison, Jordan, Brooks, Deegan, Rother, Wright

Subs – Gaskell, Higgs, Robertson, Marie

Subs made –

Brooks off. Gaskell on – 78 mins

Rother off. Higgs on – 80 mins

Stott off. Marie on – 89 mins

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REPORT: Colne 1 Ramsbottom United 0

Evo Stik Premier West Division

Tuesday 21st August 2018


Attendance:- 245

Report by Jon Haslam

Ramsbottom United made the trip up the M65 on Tuesday night to take on local rivals Colne with both teams looking to build on their opening day victories,the visitors starting line up showed two changes from the victory against Market Drayton with Thompson and Marie replacing Henry and Higgs

The contest started in disastrous fashion for the Rams as they fell behind with barely two minutes on the watch when a poor clearance was seized upon by the home attack and Curran got in behind the visitors defence before squaring the ball for Webb- Foster to tap the ball into an empty net to give Colne a lead they ultimately wouldn't surrender.

The hosts encouraged by the early strike continued to have the upper hand in the opening stages as the away side struggled to get a foothold in the encounter against a youthful Colne outfit.

With almost 20 minutes played the Rams fashioned their first sight at goal when Deegan laid the ball off to Rother but the shot from just outside the area sailed over Burton in the Colne goal, Shortly afterwards a positive run and cross from the lively Brown found Deegan at the far post but the strikers tame header was easily dealt with by the home stopper as the visitors looked to restore parity.

As the first period wore on the Rams began to get more into the match whilst being aware that the home side looked a threat on the break with Curran and Lynch looking a particularly threat for the hosts.

Colne almost doubled their advantage just after the half an hour mark when a well directed set piece found the head of ex Ram Marcus Poscha but his unmarked header narrowly missed the target to the relief of the away side, moments later Ashton in the visitors goal was called on to pull off an excellent save at his near post from Curran to keep the home sides lead at one goal as Colne applied pressure to the visitors goal.

The remainder of the opening period was punctuated with a number of free kicks for both sides as Colnes relentless pressing didn't give the Rams attacking players much time on the ball, with that said the visitors finished the half on the front foot with noteworthy attempts from Brown and Marie fractionally missing the target. With the last kick of the half an audacious free kick from Brown from fully 35 yards had Burton scrambling across his goal but as the whistle blew for half time Colne held the advantage.

Both teams appeared for the second half of this local derby unchanged and whilst the opening exchanges failed to provide any notable goal scoring attempts for either side Ramsbottom United managed to pick up five bookings within a 15 minute spell from the 51st minute as a competitive contest threatened to boil over with the official seemingly brandishing yellow cards for any slightly mistimed tackles.

With the hour mark reached the Rams began to get their wide players Jordan and Brown more involved as they looked for an equaliser but the Colne defence was holding firm, at the other end the home side almost doubled their lead when Ashton was forced into a fine save as the visitors struggled to clear a free kick .

As the contest entered the last quarter both sides created presentable chances, firstly the home side made progress down the left wing before a an inviting cross was headed over before a corner at then other end of the field caused alarm in the home defence and with the onrushing Rams players looking for a decisive touch the home defence managed to scramble the ball off the line and the chance had gone.

Manager Mark Fell made a substitution on 71 minutes with Gaskell replacing Marie and in truth the Rams continued to have the better of the possession and continued to push for an equaliser with Deegan flicking a header wide before skipper Stott fizzed a shot from the edge of the penalty area which narrowly missed the target with Burton looking beaten.

Colne continued to repel most of what the Rams attack would throw at them whilst looking to break on the counter attack as they preserved their single goal lead and despite the away sides desperate but ultimately fruitless pursuit of an equaliser the home side survived the remaining ten minutes or so without any major scares and took the 3 points in a hard fought tussle as the Rams slipped to a single goal loss.

As the final whistle blew a depleted Ramsbottom United side had paid the price for conceding an early goal as they fell to a defeat in their first away fixture of the campaign but will be hoping to respond on Saturday as they prepare for their FA Cup tie away at Kidsgrove Athletic.

Ramsbottom United:- Ashton, Ellison, Dean, Stott, Thompson, Downes, Jordan, Rother, Deegan, Marie (Gaskell 71 mins) Brown.

Subs not used- Robertson (GK), Henry, Foulds, Daniels

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MATCH PREVIEW: Atherton Colls v Rams

Preview by Tony Cunningham

The Rams make the short hop across Bolton to take on old rivals Atherton Collieries at the Kensite Stadium (M46 9EY)

Colls were promoted to the Evo-Stik League last season having clinched the North West Counties League title, and enjoyed a fruitful first year at the higher level.

Having finished the campaign in a creditable 10th spot, they then collected their first piece of silverwear at this level by defeating Coalville Town from the Premier Division in the Final of the Integro League Cup, by 2 goals to 1 at Alfreton Town’s ground.

On the way to the final they just happened to eliminate the Rams at their place in the quarter final 2-0, whilst also defeating us there in the League a couple of weeks later by virtue of a late free-kick which edged the five goals scored on the day, in their favour.

They would have regarded that as fair justice, after we ended their excellent ten game unbeaten run by defeating them 1-0 at home in early March.

The two clubs have met many times over the years, mainly in the NWCFL, so old rivalries will be renewed on Monday, and hopefully a good number of Rammy supporters will be there cheering the lads on in what is certain to be a decent crowd.

Still out for the visitors is Tom Kennedy. The farcical situation regarding the application for his International Clearance following his stay in Wales with Bangor City, has still not materialised, much to the frustration of both the player and the club.

Greg Daniels is also likely to be missing, as is captain Dean Stott who suffered a nasty injury when colliding with the advertising boards at Kidsgrove on Saturday.

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Integro League Cup

This afternoon the draw for the first round of the Integro League Cup was made, the Rams will host Clitheroe on Tuesday 18th September at 7.45pm.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Colne v Ramsbottom United

Preview by Tony Cunningham

Tuesday night sees an east Lancashire local derby between two sides that opened their account with victories on Saturday.

Whilst the Rams were 2-1 victors at home to Market Drayton Town, Colne won by the same score on the road at Newcastle Town, setting up what is always a tense and interesting fixture.

Two seasons ago, the Rams were victorious in a highly entertaining game, thanks to the trusty left foot of Darren Green, whose thunderbolt winner was later adjudged as the goal-of-the-season.

Last year, however, the trip was less memorable for the Ramsbottom team. A similar 1-0 scoreline finished in favour of the home side, with the visitors harshly losing the services of midfielder Jamie Rother through a disputed red card, swiftly followed by the dismissal from the dug-out of an irate manager Mark Fell.

For the Rams, Jerome Wright serves his second and last suspension, Greg Daniels is still a week or two away from coming back from the injury he sustained pre-season, and the long-awaited International Clearance for Tom Kennedy is still to come though, meaning he is likely to be unavailable again, unless the FA of Wales finally gets it’s act together before 3.45 on Tuesday.

Which way this season’s game will go is anybody’s guess, but whatever the eventual outcome, you can expect another worth-watching encounter.

Stats complied by Adam Clark

Match officials

Referee - Mark Reeves

Assistant Referee 1 - Matthew Young

Assistant Referee 2 - Zeyad Ahmed

Head to head: The Rams have face Colne many times over the years (27 in fact). The Rams have won 14 of them, Colne have won 11 and there have been 2 draws

Players that have played for both: Lee Gaskell, Oliver Crankshaw, Lee Pugh, Marcus Poscha, Luke Thompson, Dean Stott, Phil Dean, Mark Ayres, Rob Grimes, Michael Morrison and Adam Morning.

Last meeting: Colne 1 Ramsbottom United 0 - 13th January 2018

Match Report: Yet no luck again for the Rams

Match coverage

Full match updates on our twitter feed -

Match report by Jon Haslam, photos by Frank Crook & highlights of the match will be available on Wednesday across our various platforms.

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REPORT: Rammy 2 Market Drayton Town 1

Ramsbottom United v Market Drayton Town

Saturday 18th August 2018

Evo-Stik League First Division West

By Damien Barlow

The day that all football fans eagerly anticipate was once again upon us. The one day of the season where eveyone is equal, and everyone dares to dream - the opening day. Today we kicked off the 2018-2019 season by welcoming Market Drayton Town to the Riverside, for what would be the first meeting between the 2 sides.

With several injuries, suspensions and one delay in international clearence, the home side lined up with a 4141 formation, and 5 debutants featuring in the starting line-up, and a sixth on the bench.

It was the home side who got proceedings underway, and while the first 5 or so minutes lacked any real fluency or controlled possession, the rest of the half certainly belonged to Ramsbottom in what was a dominant display with a continued attack on the final third. The first half-chance that threatened the away goal came in the 7th minute after a mis-placed pass was picked up by Ben Deegan who quickly found Nathan Brown who gave the crowd their first glimse of what he can offer as he dropped his shoulder to lose his man and get his shot away which was parried by the Drayton keeper, unfortunatly Deegan could only push his follow up wide of the post. This was quickly followed up with another very good chance to grab an early goal when again, Brown showed good feet to work a cross into the box which caused problems. Both Rother and Deegan had attempts blocked, and Market Drayton finally cleared their area in a rushed fashion. Ramsbottom were getting a lot of joy down both flanks, both Brown and Jordan looking like they were enjoying themselves, and beating the respective full backs at will. It was Brown again who crafted the next chance as he wriggled free from his 2 close minders and freed Higgs in the box only for his shot to end up behind the goal.

The attacking prowess from the home side showed no sign of letting up, as another early ball out wide, this time down the right to pick out Luke Jordan, again skipped past Myles Arnold with ease sent a ball across the edge of the area, where Higgs once again got his shot away, but sadly with the same end result as his previous effort. As the twentieth minute ticked by, Market Drayton were afforded a rare chance to get a ball in and around the Rammy area. A free kick half way in the home half was sent towards the back post searching out Liam Bood but unfortunate for him, the linesman had given his flag a first outing of the day.

On 22 minutes, quite possibly the pass of the game, as Rob Henry picked out Nathan Brown with a 50 yard pass who controlled instantly and lost his man again, and as he moved menacingly into the area, hit a shot-cum-cross which just passed the far post to the relief of the visiting keeper. On the half hour the corner count was increased again, as Higgs sent an in-swinger to the far post where Ryan Ellison met it with intent and sent it back in to the 6 yard box, where it eventually broke to the impressive Brown who's shot against the bar deserved better luck. The away clean sheet had been hanging on for dear life almost from the first whistle, and on 31 minutes it finally succumbed to the relentless onslaught, as once again the outlet down the left paid dividends, and while Brown needed 2 attempts to get the ball accross, the latter effort was met with the head of the free Higgs who sent the ball nestling.


The home side were playing with a swagger now and moved the ball with ease with options a plenty for whoever had the ball. This time it was Rother who carried the ball forward, with screams from the advancing Jordan ringng in his ears, he waited for his moment to release the ball sending it into Jordans path who cut inside his man and picked out Higgs on the edge of the area who lost his man with a feign and got his shot away, but again, just wide of the mark.

On 35 minutes, the footballing gods proved again that if you dont take your chances you run the risk of being punished in the harshest way, regardles of whether you deserve to be or not, as a ball forward somehow eluded Phil Dean allowing Will Wells a rare shot at Ashton, and while he did his best to fluff his lines, his scuffed effort found the gambling Charlie Knowles who just had to roll the ball into the unguarded net.


The conceded goal seemed to stun the home side, as within a minute Market Drayton could have had another attempt on goal had they worked it better, fortunatley composure was regained, and familiarity was resumed with Ramsbottom pushing forward looking to restore what would be a much deserved lead. As it was, the scoring was finished for the first half, and as the referee brought it to a close, both teams left the pitch wondering how exactly the score was level - but for very different reasons.


The away side got the second half underway, no doubt with the wrath of their manager still ringing in their ears. The first notable chance came on 48 minutes as the energetic Luke Jordan again broke down the right and sent his ball towards the penalty spot only for the ball to bounce of the covering defender and into the keepers grasp, and much to the disbelief of the visitors the official deemeed it intentional and awarded an indirect free kick. As the home side tried to conjure up a plan to effectivley try and beat 9 keepers from 12 yards it was left to Higgs to roll the ball for Rother to take the brute force approach rather than anything resembling finesse, this crashed against one of the 9 keepers and for now, the danger had passed for Market Drayton.

Ramsbottom continued to get a lot of joy down both flanks and the corners total kept rising. Again Higgs sent in a tempting in-swinger to the far post, and again Ellison got to the ball first but nodded wide of the goal. Just before the hour mark, Rother marauded forward with intent, fnding the ever available Brown who cut inside and returned the ball back to Rother on the edge of the box who in-turn fed his other readily available option for the day in Jordan who for the umpteenth time beat his man cut inside and but directed his effort straight at the chest of the greatful Rawlins. Minutes later, applause was ringing round the HWRS again, as Higgs released Brown down the left with an outside of the foot pass for him to escape his marker took the opportunity to try and get on the score sheet, but sent his effort just wide.



On 67 minutes Phil Dean brought the ball forward over half way, and delicately lifted the ball over Buxton to send Jordan - now operating on the left away down the touch line, looking up to see what was on offer, Brown had made himself available on the edge of the box and was easily picked out, his shot cannoned of an on-rushing defender and away for another corner. The 71st minute brought the 2 best chances of the half to restore the lead. A searching ball forward found Dom Marie on the edge of the box, he got past his man and tried placing his shot which the keeper managed to parry away only for it to fall to Rother who tried lifting the ball back over the recovering stopper, but again he did his bit to take a point back down the M6 for his team.


As the final 10 minutes loomed, Market Drayton found themselves in unfamiliar territory - their attacking final third. A couple of hopeful balls into the box which no-one seemed to either want to attack or defend, was eventully cleared by the Rammy back line and the search for a winner continued. As Brooks found space in the middle, he picked out Jordan who again cut inside to get his shot away and again that was turned away for a corner. The resulting set piece was worked to the edge of the box for Nathan Brown who lofted the ball back towards the goal and only minutes after entering the fray, substitute Luke Thompson got himself between the keeper and ball and nodded into the empty goal.


Ramsbottom saw out the remainder of the game without incident. The four minutes of added time didnt do anything to affect the scoreline, and victory was fully deserved. Although the fluency and tempo may have dropped a little in the second period, the control and application was there to see and enjoyable to watch.

Attendance 166

Teams - Ramsbottom - Ashton, Henry, Dean, Stott (c), Ellison, Downes, Jordan, Rother, Deegan, Higgs, Brown. SUBS Thompson, Brooks, Gaskell, Marie, Robertson (gk).

Market Drayton - Rawlins, Buxton, Arnold, Hartlebury, McMullen, Desean, Ballard, Beddows (c), Bood, Wells, Knowles. SUBS Russell, Sorrentinio, McFarlane, Skelton.

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Update on Dean Stott

Captain Dean Stott went to hospital after yesterday's match and received four stitches for his head cuts. He returned home afterwards and is doing fine. We are wishing Dean a swift recovery.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Rams v Kidsgrove Athletic

Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round

Saturday 25th August 2018

Ramsbottom United v Kidsgrove

Preview by Adam Clark

It’s that time of the season again, It’s time for the Emirates FA Cup.

A win and a defeat so far this season for the Rams is good form going into to the FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday

The Rams face a trip down the M6 to just north of Stoke to face Kidsgrove Athletic of the same division, Kidsgrove have started the season with 2 wins from 2 games against Clitheroe & Trafford and currently sit second behind Radcliffe.


Greg Daniels & Harry Foulds are still out through pre season’s injuries

Jerome Wright returns from suspension after sitting the first 2 games.

Tom Kennedy is still unavailable; he is still awaiting clearance from the FA.


Tie No. 17 – Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1W) v Ramsbottom United (NPL 1W)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Kidsgrove Athletic made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons whilst Ramsbottom United exited in the Preliminary Round in their last two campaigns.

HEAD TO HEAD: The Rams will meet Kidsgrove for the first time since 2002. The Rams don’t have the best record against Kidsgrove only winning 1 of 10 meetings with Kidsgrove (D3 L6).


The match officials for tomorrow’s fixture with Kidsgrove Athletic are:

The Referee is, Graeme Kearney. He will be assisted by Sean Cuthbert and Gareth Edwards

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BACK ROW (Left-Right): Ryan Ellison, Rob Henry, Sam Reeves, Nathan Brown, Alex Downes, Harry Foulds, Greg Daniels, Jamie Rother, Tom Brooks

MIDDLE ROW: Ben Cole (Physio), Dom Marie, Lee Gaskell, Tom Higgs, Sam Ashton, Luke Jordan, Ben Deegan, Tom Kennedy, Andy Robertson (Goalkeeper coach)

FRONT ROW: Jerome Wright, Luke Thompson, Nathan Rooney (First Team Coach), Dean Stott, Mark Fell (Manager), Graham Lancashire (Assistant Manager), Phil Dean, Alfie Carmichael

Photo taken by Club Photographer, Frank Crook

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MATCH PREVIEW: Rams v Market Drayton Town

By Tony Cunningham

The talking stops, the pre-season games have come to an end, and the closed season changes, both on and off the pitch have been made.

Now the season begins!

Tomorrow, the Rams open their Evo-Stik West account with a visit from Shropshire side Market Drayton Town to the HWRS.

This is the first time the two clubs have ever met, and do so as a result of the realignment of the second tier of the NPL Evo-Stik League from North/South to East/West.

Last season Town endured a difficult campaign in Evo-Stik South, often looking over their shoulders before Romulus finally accepted the fate of the only relegation spot in the Division.

No doubt, on the back of that, our visitors will have had quite a shuffle during the break, so last year’s final table placing will have no relevance on Saturday’s outcome.

For the Rams, it’s good to see so many of last season’s squad still with us, although like the supporters, they will be looking to better a slightly disappointing 14th spot last time.

We welcome the newcomers to the team, along with those newly recruited by manager Mark Fell, off the pitch, and trust that everyone manages to quickly create the sort of bond that every successful side needs.

It’s always difficult to predict what lies ahead over the next nine months, but as with any journey, we start with one small step.

Tomorrow’s game against market Drayton Town is Ramsbottom United’s.

Let’s hope for a decent crowd down at the HWRS and a winning start to what we all hope will be a successful season.

Rammy manager Mark Fell spoke to ahead of this fixture and he said:

"We’re all looking forward to getting cracking, I think things have really come together in the last 10 days and the lads have put the overtime in this week to ensure we’re fully prepared. We’ve done our homework on Market Drayton as they will have done with us so we have a good idea of the challenges they’ll bring - but we go into the game and the season with a confidence and optimism."

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Fixture Update

Due to Widnes' involvement in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy on SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER, our AWAY game against them has been moved to TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER.

Instead on SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER, RAMSBOTTOM UNITED will be AWAY to KENDAL TOWN (brought forward from 13th April)

Saturday 29th September: Kendal Town v RAMS 3.00pm

Tuesday 9th October: Widnes v RAMS 7.45pm