This was a performance that showed real heart and desire from all the lads out on the pitch proving that new gaffer David Chadwick is certainly having a positive effect on his team.
However, the Rams started the game on the back foot but they were quick to get themselves back into this one and early chances fell the way of young forward Wealth Dasilva. The Rammy number 9 took the ball down well and managed to beat the defender but to the despair of the Ramsbottom faithful he couldn’t add the finishing touches from close range.
The hosts continued to apply the pressure as the first 45 progressed and the best chance of the half fell once more at the feet of Dasilva on 30 minutes but again Widnes shot stopper Cameron Terry was more than equal to it.
The home side then had a massive penalty shout after the ball looked to have struck the hand of Jack Byrne two minutes before the break but referee Liam Corrigan wasn’t intrested.
The second half started as the first had finished with Rammy creating chance after chance. Although it didn’t take long for Widnes to begin to fight their way back into it and if it wasn’t for some Tom Wooster heroics then the visitors could have certainly taken the lead 78 minutes in.
Both managers turned to their benches in hope of grabbing a late winner but neither team could find the breakthrough and shared a point a piece. The game ended in a nil nil draw and on reflection that was a fair result with both teams battling and digging in to the very end.
Ramsbottom travel to local rivals Colne this weekend as they still search for their first three points under David Chadwick.
Ramsbottom United: 1 Tom Wooster, 2 Henri Ogunby, 3 Joshua Askew, 4 Matthew France (Saac Lee 69′), 5 Oscar Radcliffe, 6 Sam Bentley, 7 Jordan Southworth (Ryan Lockett 80′), 8 Owen Collinge , 9 Wealth Dasilva (Ryan Jennings 65′), 10 Jordan Scanlon, 11 Billy Hasler-Cregg