It has been a crazy week for Andy Smith, owner of Signature Bar.
On Thursday he was shocked to find that he was unable to get into his own bar. On this episode I speak to him to find out what happened and where he goes from here.
Something you might not be aware of as I certainly wasn’t, Andy is only 21 yet has been running this successful business in Ramsbottom since October.
It’s clear to me from speaking to Andy that he has his business at the forefront of his mind and is working towards making it a continued success.
This issue has not only made him stronger but that Signature Bar will continue to have the existing high standards that the customers expect.
They have some big things planned for this weekend, naturally Andy would have liked to have had the bar open for Mother’s Day weekend and he feels terrible to have had to let so many people down due to the incident.
15:55 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
The last time I spoke to you I told you that there were two relatively straight forward matches coming up, well, how wrong was I?
Ramsbottom United 1 – 2 Newcastle Town
On Tuesday the 26th of April Ramsbottom United faced Newcastle Town at home, a match which should have been an almost guaranteed win, especially given our form recently and given the last time we faced them we were away and won 6-0. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. Newcastle Town arrived with a different script scoring in the first 5 minutes. Time ticked on but a goal from Kyle Jacobs just before half time brought the match level at 1-1. Despite many chances in the second half, the only goal was scored by Jordan Cole with a wonder free kick from the edge of the area. The match ended 2-1.
Runcorn Linnets 1 – 2 Ramsbottom United
It’s not all bad news though, our next match away to Runcorn Linnets, fellow promotion chasers was a successful result. Runcorn took the lead at just under the half hour mark with a goal from Mitchell Bryant. We were hoping this wasn’t going to be a repeat of the previous match, but knowing what was at stake, the guys dug deep and shortly after Runcorn player Peter Wylies handball gifted us a penalty, it was Nic Evangelinos who was able to keep his composure and convert the penalty.
A second goal was scored for Ramsbottom by Jamie Rainford on 66 minutes, this goal being his seventh consecutive away match goal.
The whistle was finally blown and our fantastic away form of 13 wins is testament to manager Chris Willcock and the brilliant season we’ve had so far.
This result means that Ramsbottom are currently third in the league with 34 matches played on 64 points. Second place is Radcliffe FC with 32 matches played and 65 points with fourth placed Runcorn Linnets on 62 points with 33 matches played.
There are now just four more matches until the end of the season.
18:30 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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