Where's The Tea Hut reflects upon local football South West style with a few trips further afield. Keep the faith & stay safe.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Ramsbottom United 2 Kings Lynn Town 3

Saturday 16th August 2014

Another ground I’ve done plenty of times before so please accept my apology for the lack of an in depth ground review. Great place though. Here's a brief match summary....

Good quality programme with plenty of colour snaps, I still prefer a retro style cover though
Evo Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division 
Attendance: 322 
Admission: £9
Programme: £2 (lots and lots of colour pictures)
Tea Hut Stuff: Decent Meat and Potato Pie £1.50
Weather: Grey cloud, chilly breeze at times, odd spot of light drizzle
Parking: On the approach to the ground adjacent to the station

The top league in the NPL profile welcomed a promoted Ramsbottom side oozing talent, enterprise and a really nice ground.
Amidst the added extra's of a quality programme and a mouth watering meat and potato pie the clash with a classy looking Kings Lynn Town was ticking plenty of boxes for my match of the day.
Wham, bam Rammy soared into dreamland with a mega fast 2-0 lead inside the first 10 minutes. The Kings Lynn bench were in freefall, nay, completely stunned.
When you add up the rest of the chances the home side had over the 90 minutes, which included a good few nailed-on sitters and a wayward penalty kick, they really should have given the Norfolk set a damn good tonking.

However, this is a very competitive division and sides like Kings Lynn are not respected members of this elite league for nothing. Give them an opportunity to bite and they will feed. Late second half they had extra portions. Rammy seemed doomed to give this roller-coaster thriller a sad ending and when the Linnets dead ball expert George Thompson curled in a superb free kick from a central position just outside the box their loyal band of long distance travellers went beserk.

Gutting for Ramsbottom United after so much effort, passion and input. It was 'sheer promised land' for the Kings Lynn quarter.

Most of you will be well aware of this peach of a ground nestling below the Pennines so I wont bore you with duplicated details of layout and infrastructure, the one thing I will add is that you always see a decent football match at this place, they play our game the right way and it is well worth a visit.

1 comment:

PartimeHopper said...

love this ground, been many times over the years watching Salford , what with the Hills and the Vintage railway just behind both goals....excellent