Our Final game in the month of October comes against a Kidsgrove side who have only won one of their last 10 games and this could be an excellent chance for the Rams to get back to winning ways.


MATCH: Ramsbottom United vs Kidsgrove Athletic
VENUE: Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 0BS
COMPETITION: Northern Premier League West Division
DATE: Saturday 29th October 2022
DISTANCE FOR THE AWAY SIDE: 58 Miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

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.

A disappointing result last time out away at Witton Albion. A collapse in the second half is really what let the Rams down and they’re eager to put those wrongs right in this one. The chance to play at home Infront of their own supporters is massive and exactly what they need to get back to winning ways.

After such a positive start early in October where the Rams won at home to Prescott and then away at Bootle it looked as though there fortunes had turned around and they’d be able to climb up the league table. However, two defeats in the last two has meant that the Rams have once again slipped into the relegation spots, a place where nobody wants to be.

Although the visitors sit seven places above us in the league there recent form hasn’t been fantastic either having only won one of their last 10 games in all competitions. This is a fantastic opportunity for Rammy to get back to winning ways and to lift themselves out of the danger zone.

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

However, since that article came out the two sides have faced each other on two occasions. The first was back in November 2021 at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium where Ramsbottom ran out 3-2 winners thanks to an 81st minute winner from Jake Thompson.

The reverse fixture at Kidsgrove didn’t prove to be as exciting and defences were certainly on top in this nil nil draw. This game was the fourth consecutive match that the Rams had failed to score in despite them creating an abundance of chances throughout the game.


Managers thoughts:
Work rate and a desire to win the game is the absolute minimum that’s required at any level of football. The 2nd half performance last week against Skelmersdale was unacceptable on every level. We lost individual battles in every area of the pitch and the collective effort was no way near where it needed to be. We have to get back to basics and look to out work and out fight the opposition in the first instance.

As bad as last week was, we’ve now got a great opportunity to put things right against Kidsgrove. They’re another good side so we know we’re in for a tough game but it’s a challenge all of the players and management team are relishing. We’re aiming for a performance that we can all be proud of.