Leckenby's Tea Rooms

Rammy fell to their fourth defeat in a row under new manager David Chadwick at the expense of Witton Albion.

Leckenby's Tea Rooms

Goals from Lee Jackson, ex-Ram Prince Haywood and Joe Duckworth were enough to brush Ramsbottom to one side as the visitors continued in their quest for the playoffs.

Witton started the game the more dominant of the two sides, keeping the ball well and creating a number of chances. It didn’t take long for that dominance to pay off as just 19 minutes in captain Lee Jackson rose above a crowd of Rammy players to latch onto lovely whipped cross to give his side a deserved lead.

The hosts managed to create a couple of chances as the half progressed but nothing that really challenged goalkeeper Ollie Martin. However, as the half was coming to a close the home side went close as some fabulous footwork from Hasler-Cregg allowed him to drive into the box, the Rams number seven chipped it into debutant DaSilva but his header went narrowly over the bar.

Ramsbottom started the second half well as Jordan Scanlon played an excellent ball across the face of goal to find Billy Hasler-Cregg on 46 minutes but the winger could only smash it against the post. On 58 minutes Ramsbottom were handed a major boost as Harry McGee saw red for a late challenge in the centre of the park and Chadwick’s men knew they needed to capitalise on this.

However, despite the man advantage Witton managed to double their lead just three minutes later when Prince Haywood nipped in behind Sam Bentley to intercept a loose pass from Tom Wooster and he punished the young goalkeeper from close range.

Then not long after on 69 minutes things went from bad to worse for the hosts as Joe Duckworth slotted home at the back post for his sides third of the afternoon.

This was certainly the icing on the cake for the visitors and there was no way back for the Rams.