MATCH: Ramsbottom United vs Workington AFC
VENUE: Harry Williams Riverside Stadium
COMPETITION: Northern Premier League West Division
DATE: Tuesday 22nd March 2022
You can pay on the gate – adults £9, concessions £5, students (age 17-18) £6, children under 12 £1 (with a paying adult). Pie and Peas available throughout the evening – and tea and coffee in a proper mug! Programmes are £2 each.
This will be a big challenge for the Rams tonight as Workington sit third in the table just five points behind the leaders Warrington but they have three games in hand. After Saturdays defeat to Colne Rammy sit in 16th and will be hoping to improve on that before the end of the campaign.
However, a slight positive for the hosts tonight is that Workington have visited our home on five separate occasions and have failed to record a win on any of those occasions. Something else that can give the Ramsbottom faithful some hope this evening is their home record with the Rams obtaining 28 out of their 36 points at home.
After the defeat on Saturday Colne managed to leap frog Rammy and move on up into 14th with the Rams dropping down to 16th just four points above the dotted line. Donafee and his men will be wanting to improve on a sluggish performance at the weekend and will want to start quickly against a very good Workington outfit.
The game will also mark the return of ex-boss Chris Willcocks first return to the Riverside as Workington manager.
A close run game back in September when the hosts on that day ran out 1-0 victors but Ramsbottom will be hoping that it’s them who come out as winner this evening.
LEAGUE FORM GUIDE (most recent game first):
Ramsbottom United: LWLWLW
Workington AFC: WDLWWW
You can read all about the history between the Rams and Workington in our comprehensive “Have We Met” article, which is below – written back in September.
Manager Lee Donafee is looking for a big reaction from the weekend’s defeat at Colne.
“It’s will be a tough test tonight against a well drilled side, we’re all disappointed at Saturday result and looking to bounce back.”
“What we saw Saturday was embarrassing and we we looked like we couldn’t play football.”
“Sometimes as a manager you look at yourself first and having done so that performance was not on the management but solely on lads not being at it or good enough on the day.”
On the team news front, some players are expected to return after being missing at the weekend.
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