Ramsbottom United’s drought without an away win continued with a 2-2 draw at Market Drayton Town.
Lee Donafee’s side, who last picked up three points on the road in August, fell behind after three minutes when Cameron East scored with a looping shot over the head of Tom Stewart. Rammy grew into the game in the first half and drew level on 25 minutes when James Ormrod bundled home a Tom Kennedy free kick after a scramble in the six-yard box.
Following the goal it was looking like Rams were going to add another but after some good play between Domaine Rouse & Godwin Abadaki, the ball fell to John Murphy who took an effort from distance that ended up over the bar. It was Murphy that added the second following a great ball from Rouse when he poked home for his 6th goal in a Ramsbottom shirt.
Tony Donaldson was looking to get on the scoresheet and when he broke through the Market Drayton defence he was unfortunate to see his shot go just wide. Rouse had a couple of attempts towards the end of the first-half, first from a Kennedy free-kick that was blocked and the second from the edge of the area was held by the keeper.
Rams looked to continue where they left off in the second half as Donaldson saw an attempt go over the bar. Market Drayton didn’t have too many chances in the remainder of the game but Tom Stewart did well to deny Eshan Greer with a great double save.
Ormrod saw his shot trickle past the post late on but the home side did draw level on 85 minutes when a Jack Sweeney shot found the bottom right corner.
Frustration was the word of the day from a Ramsbottom perspective and they now go into Monday’s game against Trafford needing a point to secure survival.
RAMSBOTTOM: Stewart, Fitzgerald, Kennedy, Osi-Efa, Barlow, Bamba, Donaldson, Ormrod, Murphy (Ventre 46’), Rouse, Abadaki (Hartley 61’). Unused subs: Wyatt, Grimshaw, Jarrett.