PREVIEW – GLOSSOP NORTH END (A)
Rammy’s first game of October is a trip to the very familiar Asgard Engineering Stadium as we take on Glossop North End. Steve Wilkes and his team will be looking to build on three games unbeaten in the league and get the much desired maximum points in their hunt for promotion.
MATCH: Glossop North End vs Ramsbottom United
VENUE: The Asgard Engineering Stadium, Surrey Street, Glossop SK13 7AJ
COMPETITION: North West Counties Premier Division
DATE: Tuesday 3rd October 2023
DISTANCE: 27 miles, 42 minutes
Adult – £10, Concession – £6, Students (16-19 with Student ID Card) – £6, Under 16s – £2
We come into this game currently sitting 12th in the league but 6th in the form table. The lads have shown their mettle with three wins, one loss, and two draws in their last six games and will certainly be hoping to get another positive result from this short trip south-east.
Despite the draw last time out, the Rams did in fact play some wonderful football at times and were extremely unfortunate not to take all three points from the game. However, a major positive from the game was the return of Harvey Whyte to the starting lineup with an absolutely outstanding strike to continue his fine goalscoring form this season.
Glossop North End, in contrast, find themselves down in a challenging position at 20th in the league and 22nd in the form table – having secured only one win and suffering five defeats in their last six outings, resulting in a goal difference of minus 13. Despite their poor form, North End were able to get a sensational victory against Bury last time out with the heroics of David Badrock late in the game on Saturday providing a much-needed morale boost both to the squad and the fans. Subsequently, Glossop will be more than up for this one as they hope to gain some momentum and climb the table.
With Rammy hoping to extend their recent run and progress up the league table as well as the hosts wanting to build on an impressive victory last time out, this midweek clash promises to be an extremely entertaining one.
Check out our “Have We Met?” feature linked below where you can read about the history between the Rams and Glossop North End.
“This will be a very hard game, especially as they come off the back of a good win over Bury on Saturday so their home support will be encouraged by that.
“I was disappointed to walk away with only a point on Saturday as we had enough chances to win. We really do need to start putting together a good run of results, back-to-back wins for a start. We haven’t done that in the league this year yet so that needs to change.
“But we know how difficult Glossop are to play as they beat us at ours – so let’s get behind the lads and continue our move up the table.”