Ramsbottom fall to 11th whilst opponents Warrington rise into the top three after an 8-0 thumping at Gorsey Lane.

Despite Rammy’s quick start in the game with an early effort through Jamie Rother, the fortunes of the Rams quickly changed when referee Oliver Noonan awarded a penalty to the home side after George Hyatt’s challenge inside the area. The Rams number five picked up a red card for his troubles and despite the penalty being blasted wide this really put Ramsbottom on the back foot.

Not long after on 26 minutes former Rochdale and Northampton player Joe Bunney put the hosts ahead with a well taken effort, slotting the ball past the outstretched arm of Stewart. Bunney soon got his and Warrington’s second of the afternoon. Bunney calmly took the ball past two Rammy defenders and then smashed the ball into the bottom corner.

Owen Collinge nearly got the away side back into the game after taking the ball past three Ryland defenders but his effort somehow avoided the goal.

Warrington added a third just before the break on 42 minutes. Drummond saw a good effort saved by Tom Stewart but the ball fell perfectly for Declan Walker who nodded home from six yards out.

When the second half got underway it was more of the same from the hosts keeping the heat on the ten men of Ramsbottom. The pressure told once again when Adam Buxton made it four with a deflected effort that sent Stewart the wrong way.

Joe Bunney then secured his hat trick as he scored the fifth of the afternoon with a lovely strike into the bottom left hand corner. Kane Drummond then made it six for the hosts on 67 minutes as he saw his long range effort bobble over the Rams number one. Kane Drummond quickly grabbed his brace when he made it seven for Warrington with a coolly taken effort well inside the box on 75 minutes.

Just three minutes later Declan Walker grabbed his second of the afternoon with a well driven effort putting the home side eight goals to the good.

A dismal day for the Rams as they suffered their heaviest ever defeat in what was a game that was massively impacted by a controversial red card.

Ramsbottom take on Clitheroe at home on Saturday 4th December and Lee Donafee and his lads will be hoping for a much better result.

RAMSBOTTOM UNITED: Stewart, Barlow, Collinge, Hoy, Wyatt (Red Card 18), Rouse, Murphy, Rother (Grimshaw 61), Rodriguez (Malumo 66), Kennedy, Abadaki (Hartley 54). Subs not used: Parker, Marshall-King

Attendance: 178