by | Dec 26, 2023


When Kuda Chingwaro scored our only goal in Tuesday’s heavy defeat at Padiham, it marked Ramsbottom United’s 2000th goal in the semi-professional era since making the step up from the Manchester League to the North West Counties in the 1995/96 season.

It has taken 1,132 games to reach that mark and it is probably no surprise that the clubs’ record goalscorer Russell Brierley dominates the milestone list below.

Current club President Phil Rose had the honour of scoring the Rams’ historic opener back on 19 August 1995, ahead of Mark Isherwood and Steve Johnson in the 3-1 win on the Fylde coast.

Brierley slotted Rammy’s 100th, 200th, 400th and 500th goals while the prolific David Yorke-Robinson was the meat in the Brierley sandwich, scoring the 300th in 1999.

Striker Carl Lomax had the honour of scoring the Rams’ 1000th strike in the win over Alsager Town in November 2009 – a game that would be overshadowed by the events that followed later that evening in Manchester city centre involving Matt Edgington.

Both Ryan Moore and Phil Dean got on the list twice while there is a special mention for Marske United’s Leon Scott would find himself on this momentous list by scoring the Rams’ 1800th in 2019.

Is that THE Leon Scott from the Darlington 1883 NPL play-off semi-final game in 2014, substituted after seven minutes after THAT Owen Roberts tackle …. yes, it sure is!!

29 seasons, 482 wins, 421 defeats, 229 draws in that time to reach the 2000 goals as Kuda Chingwaro joins this illustrious parade of Ramsbottom United legends.

Goal 1 Phil Rose v Squires Gate (A) – 19 August 1995
Goal 100 Russell Brierley v Stantondale (H) – 9 November 1996
Goal 200 Russell Brierley v Nantwich Town (A) – 28 February 1998
Goal 300 David Yorke-Robinson v Atherton LR (H) – 19 October 1999
Goal 400 Russell Brierley v Leek CSOB (A) – 3 March 2001
Goal 500 Russell Brierley v Abbey Hey (H) – 19 March 2002
Goal 600 Matt Swailes v Salford City (H) – 27 September 2003
Goal 700 Todd Hayes v Formby (A) – 3 January 2005
Goal 800 Ryan Moore v St Helens Town (H) – 7 October 2006
Goal 900 Josh Hill v Atherton Collieries (A) – 11 August 2008
Goal 1000 Carl Lomax v Alsager Town (A) – 28 November 2009
Goal 1100 Ryan Moore v St Helens Town (A) – 15 March 2011
Goal 1200 Phil Dean v Maine Road (H) – 7 January 2012
Goal 1300 Dominic Smalley v New Mills (H) – 12 January 2013
Goal 1400 Phil Dean v Salford City (H) – 26 December 2013
Goal 1500 Osebi Abadaki v Marine (A) – 25 October 2014
Goal 1600 Paul Linwood v Mossley (A) – 3 December 2016
Goal 1700 Jack Higgs v Atherton Collieries (A) – 27 August 2018
Goal 1800 Leon Scott (own goal) v Marske United (H) – 30 November 2019
Goal 1900 John Murphy v Clitheroe (H) – 12 February 2022
Goal 2000 Kuda Chingwaro v Padiham (A) – 26 December 2023