The Rams are back on the road this weekend as they play Widnes in the league. A loss last time out at home to Kidsgrove will leave Rammy hoping that they can start November off with a bonfire night bang and the fans will be expecting plenty of Fireworks in this one as both teams are fighting for survival.


MATCH: Widnes vs Ramsbottom United
VENUE: DCBL Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ
COMPETITION: Northern Premier League West Division
DATE: Saturday 5th November 2022
DISTANCE FROM RAMMY: 36 miles, 50 minutes

You can pay on the gate or get tickets Online – adults £8, concessions £4, under 16’s £1. Programmes are £2 each.

This is a game that feels like a must win for the Rams against the only team that sit below them in the table. After a disappointing result at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium last time out against Kidsgrove Rammy need to start picking up points fast.

This weekend’s opponents find themselves at the foot of the table two points behind Ramsbottom although, they do have a game in hand on the Rams which makes it even more of a must win for the visitors. Despite Widnes finding themselves bottom of the league they haven’t actually lost in there last three games winning against Trafford and drawing with Runcorn and Clitheroe making there recent form much better than ours.

Having manager Lee Donafee on the side lines for this one will be a huge boost for the Rams and the manager will be hoping that he can help secure all three points for his side. A win in this one could potentially move Rammy out of the relegation spots and that would be a massive confidence boost for everyone and potentially a platform the team could build off.

The lads and staff all know that it is imperative to improve performances sooner rather than later and they know that there would be no better time to start than this weekend.

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 more occasions. The first came on the 13th November 2021 where the Rams ran out 3-2 winners thanks to first half goals from Jamie Rother, Hugo Rodriguez and John Murphy.

The reverse fixture at Widnes was a different tale though as the home side that night won the game 1-0 after a dubious goal was given on 58 minutes and the Rams weren’t able to claw there way back.

Managers thoughts:
We’re on a tough run currently where we’re not performing at the level we expect. We’ve had three straight defeats and we need to stop the rot. The game this Saturday against Widnes is huge for the club, the players and the management. We have to win.

The league is very competitive and we know we’re in for a tough game but we have to produce a performance and find a win at any cost. The players have trained really well this week and are eager to show what they’re capable of. We can’t keep talking about winning though. We have to go out and do it. Bring it on!