The Rams are back at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium for the first time in 2023 and they’ll be hoping to emulate the last home game where they saw off Trafford. 1874 Northwich is the opponent for this one and we’ll all be hoping for as much excitement as there was in the reverse fixture back in September.


MATCH: Ramsbottom United vs 1874 Northwich
VENUE: Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 0BS
COMPETITION: Northern Premier League West Division
DATE: Saturday 21st January 2023

You can pay on the gate – CASH ONLY – adults £9, concessions £5, students (age 17-18) £6, Children under 12 £1 (with a paying adult). Pie and Peas available throughout the afternoon – and tea and coffee in a proper mug! Programmes are £2 each (you can find these just before the turnstile)

Rammy will be hoping that they can turn there form around sooner rather than later and this game seems like it could be the perfect opportunity. A disappointing result on the road at Prescot Cables last time out, after a solid first half performance in which the Rams had gone in level at the break. However, following a lackluster second half showing the team from Merseyside were able to put the game beyond us.

It is nine points and eight positions that separated the two sides heading into this one but, the hosts will be eager to close that gap somewhat. An excellent win last time out for 1874 Northwich away at City of Liverpool will give them an abundance of confidence and they will be wanting to replicate that result at the expense of the Rams in this one.

Although there has been a lot of football played and plenty of changes made since the last time the two sides met Rammy will be able to take a lot of confidence from the way that they performed in that one. Despite the result suggesting that Ramsbottom robbed an equaliser late on, that wasn’t the case. Lee Donafees men played extremely well in that and they deserved far more from the game.

Check out our “Have We Met?” feature linked below where you can read about the history between the two clubs.


Managers thoughts:
“For us today’s game is like most and the message is clear that we must win and go on a run of picking up results in upcoming games. As a group we’ve discussed about losing games in the manner we have such as game management on our part and not having any luck at times/stages in games. The in game play we feel has been poorly managed and the lads must take responsibility from a playing point of view. The management and players are still working hard and for the effort we are all giving we just don’t seem to be getting the rewards. I’m praying to the footballing gods that Saturday come 5pm that my players and the Ramsbottom fans can enjoy their night with 3 valuable and much needed points.”

“In order to get them we need to keep faith, keep working hard and most importantly take our chances when we get them, in recent games we missed a penalty and against Prescott we feel we should of added a second with the two chances we had but ultimately we didn’t take any of the chances and 10mins later they take there’s and we find ourselves chasing the game. Thanks to the fans who have followed the team to the recent away games and voiced great support to the players during the games, it has been appreciated and they will repay the support.”

Team News:
• Tom Croughan is still not fully fit
• Will Hall and Oscar Radcliffe have been injured but they are possibly in contention for this game.
• Leon Johnson has trained this week and started his recovery.
• Seydou, Jack Grimshaw and Temi are all still out on loan.

“Come on the Rams”