The 2017/18 season starts on August 12 and in the lead up to this new campaign, the Rams have announced their pre-season schedule, including the visit of THREE Football League sides to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.

Mark Fell’s men will start with a trip to West Lancashire League Premier Division side Tempest on July 8 for an early (12 noon) kick off.  Then comes the first of the professional sides as SkyBet League Two’s Accrington Stanley visit the Riverside on Tuesday July 11 at 19:45, with John Coleman bringing a strong side including a mixture of his professionals and trialists.

The games continue with a local derby on Saturday July 15 as we face Haslingden St Mary’s at South Shore Street for a traditional 3pm kick-off.  Hassy had a superb 2016/17 season, winning Division 1 of the West Lancashire League with strike Tom Hulme scoring 33 goals.

Then comes two big hitters at home, with a Welsh jaunt inbetween.  Blackburn Rovers kick off a busy 10 days when they arrive at the Riverside on Wednesday July 19 (19:45 kick off) and just three days later the Rams are on their travels again as they head to Wales to play Caernarfon Town on Saturday July 22, an exciting day out in prospect for players, staff and supporters with some valuable time building time along the way.  Fleetwood Town are next in town as Friday night football returns to Ramsbottom on July 28.

Finally the boys head to the seaside to take on NWCFL side AFC Blackpool for their final test on Saturday August 5.


Saturday 8th July 2017


12:00 KO Away

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Accrington Stanley

19:45 KO Home

Saturday 15th July 2017

Haslingden St Mary’s

15:00 KO Away

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Blackburn Rovers

19:45 KO Home

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Caernarfon Town FC

15:00 KO Away

Friday 28th July 2017

Fleetwood Town FC

19:45 KO Home

Saturday 5th August

AFC Blackpool

15:00 KO Away


Ticket prices for the games at the HWRS are £5 adults and £2 concessions. Stay tuned to social media for away games prices.

Match-day hospitality is available for the home games against Accrington, Blackburn and Fleetwood for just £250 for 10 people, contact for details.




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