Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saturday 25th August 2018
Ramsbottom United v Kidsgrove
Preview by Adam Clark
It’s that time of the season again, It’s time for the Emirates FA Cup.
A win and a defeat so far this season for the Rams is good form going into to the FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday
The Rams face a trip down the M6 to just north of Stoke to face Kidsgrove Athletic of the same division, Kidsgrove have started the season with 2 wins from 2 games against Clitheroe & Trafford and currently sit second behind Radcliffe.
Greg Daniels & Harry Foulds are still out through pre season’s injuries
Jerome Wright returns from suspension after sitting the first 2 games.
Tom Kennedy is still unavailable; he is still awaiting clearance from the FA.
FA CUP FACTFILE PREVIEW (Credit: https://facupfactfile.wordpress.com/)
Tie No. 17 – Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1W) v Ramsbottom United (NPL 1W)
Levels: Step 4 v Step 4
Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying
History: No previous FA Cup meetings
Facts: Kidsgrove Athletic made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons whilst Ramsbottom United exited in the Preliminary Round in their last two campaigns.
HEAD TO HEAD: The Rams will meet Kidsgrove for the first time since 2002. The Rams don’t have the best record against Kidsgrove only winning 1 of 10 meetings with Kidsgrove (D3 L6).
The match officials for tomorrow’s fixture with Kidsgrove Athletic are:
The Referee is, Graeme Kearney. He will be assisted by Sean Cuthbert and Gareth Edwards