by | Sep 1, 2023

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A new month and another new opponent for the Rams this weekend as they face off against Lower Breck. The Rams will be hoping to get back to winning ways after defeat last time out at home to Glossop North End.

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MATCH: Lower Breck vs Ramsbottom United
VENUE: Anfield Sports Community Centre, Lower Breck Road, Liverpool, L6 0AG
COMPETITION: North West Counties Premier Division
DATE: Saturday 2nd September 2023
DISTANCE FROM RAMMY: 42 Miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

Adults £6, Concessions £4, Under 16’s £2, Under 13’s accompanied by an adult £0

Rammy come into this game having only lost two of their last nine matches picking up an impressive five victories over the month of August, a much improved form guide than the previous two seasons.

However, defeat last time out at home to Glossop North End left a sour taste and Steve Wilkes and his men will be eager to get back to winning ways in this one. Despite defeat in the previous game a real positive for the Rams is their rich vain of form in front of goal scoring 16 goals in all competitions last month and with Matt Dudley and Harvey Whyte back in the squad the Ramsbottom faithful will be feeling confident that it can carry on.

Saturday’s opponent is Lower Breck, a side that we have never come up against before. Despite that, there are plenty of familiar faces at the club with ex-manager Lee Donafee and ex-coach Warren Ramsay being part of their coaching setup. There are also a number of familiar faces amongst the squad with players such as Micheal Fitzgerald, Aaquil Campbell, Jack Grimshaw, Regan Jarret and academy graduate Jordan Shannon all turning out for them too.

The hosts have had a slow start to the league campaign so far having drawn three, lost two and won zero. The Breck will be desperate to get their first win on the board against the Rams but with the visitors sitting 10 places above them in the league standings it will be Rammy who go into the match as favourites.

“Lee will have his lads fired up but we’ve got to go there and put the hard work in. We have to graft and hopefully our football can do the talking for us. If we don’t do that then we’re going to be in for a tough ride.

“Harvey Hayhurst is fit now so he’ll come into the squad for Saturday and Harvey Whyte is back off holiday. Hopefully Martyn Jackson will be back available too after an illness”.