Ramsbottom United (a) 22nd August 2015

Tuesday night’s late defeat to Colwyn Bay means we have just a single point from our opening two games, fair to say it isn’t the start that we were hoping for. We move on to our next game which is away at Ramsbottom United, a game I was desperately hoping to make it to, but find myself working.

Like ourselves, Ramsbottom have not had the greatest of starts, suffering 1-0 defeats at Rushall Olympic and at home to Buxton, if you haven’t seen the mass brawl that occurred in the latter game, you can do so by clicking here

Considering the relative proximity geographically of the two sides, I find it quite amazing that there is no record of any previous meetings between the sides in the database. Having a quick flick through Mike Pavasovic’s excellent history books also draws a blank, certainly in terms of competitive games.

Ramsbottom do have a couple of players who have been previously been at Ewen Fields. Andy Fitzgerald and Grant Spencer, brother of Scott are both with the club. Shelton Payne also played in one game this season but has now decided to retire from football.

Previously on August 22nd we have played nine matches (back to 1978/79) of which we have…
Won 3
Drawn 4
Lost 2
Scored 14
Conceded 9

The last time we played on this date was in 2011 when a Matt Berkeley double and goals from Ryan Crowther and Scott Spencer saw us defeat Hinckley United 4-0. The earliest database game on this date was in 1981 as we beat Darwen 2-1 in the Cheshire League Challenge Cup with goals from Steve Johnson and Barney Daniels.

League Positions
I know it’s early but Hyde are 19th and Ramsbottom 22nd.