After a monumental win over Weymouth, Ramsbottom United have tonight done what they’ve never done before, progressed to the last 16 of the FA Trophy.
This was a second leg of Saturday’s match where we hosted Weymouth at The Riverside. This ended in a 2-2 draw in dramatic fashion after a last minute equaliser from substitute Iyrwah Gooden. After the long journey down, where some of the Ramsbottom United players drove themselves down, the Rams had the perfect start with an own goal by Weymouth after just 32 minutes from a cross by Tom Kennedy.
Weymouth took just 2 minutes to resolve this mistake proving that this was not going to be a walk in the park for the visitors. Half time came and went and which time on 54 minutes, Eddie Moran, noticing the Weymouth keeper off his line was able to loop over a shot bringing the scoreline to 2-1 to Ramsbottom.
Just 36 minutes of normal time to see out until Ramsbottom were into the last 16, not too long to wait. This was sealed with a final goal from Jason Carey who was able to nutmeg the keeper from the edge of the box.
More drama was due later when Ramsbottom got a penalty on the 91st minute, unfortunately Tom Kennedy was unable to convert, but at 3-1 to the Rams, the 17 travelling fans (and all of us online) were really celebrating now. Matt Horne had already started singing Wembley songs!
Not only are Ramsbottom United the lowest positioned side in the FA Trophy, but they have so far been awarded over £30k for their progress in the FA Trophy in prize money alone. This will go a long, long way to the club.
The next match for Ramsbottom United in the FA Trophy will be against AFC Fylde on Saturday the 2nd of February at home.
Kick off will be at 3pm. If you’re wondering if you should come, the answer is yes, let’s get the whole of Ramsbottom behind the lads.
If Liverpool player Adam Lallana can turn up to watch the lads then you can too.
Let’s see Ramsbottom United through to the last 8 teams.