The Rams kick off the new campaign with a trip to the Vauxhall Sports Club to take on City of Liverpool in what will be a significant game for many reasons.

It will be the first competitive game under new manager Lee Donafee following the departure of Chris Willcock to Workington.

This will also be the first competitive game the Rams have been involved in since Halloween last year in which Rammy ran out 2-1 winners at home to Prescot Cables.

Rammy had a mixture of results during pre-season winning four, drawing one, and losing three of the eight games in which a number of familiar faces from last season alongside several trialists featured.

Donafee has managed to retain the services of several players including club captain Tom Kennedy and long-term Ram Jamie Rother, whilst also adding a number of new additions including the return of Jamie Rainford and young Owen Collinge who has come through our own development squad.

The Rams hit Saturday’s hosts for five last time out in an emphatic 5-2 victory on the road thanks to an Iyrwah Gooden hattrick and Josh Hmami double.

Prior to last season’s Northern Premier League Division One’s North West Division being curtailed, the Purps sat in tenth position while Rammy had got off to a flier in second place.

It is not an all-ticket affair but fans are advised to purchase tickets via the City of Liverpool website prior to the game.

City of Liverpool now play at the home of Vauxhall Motors not at Bootle FC as they have in the past.

Address: Rivacre Rd, Ellesmere Port CH66 1NJ

Prices: Adults – £8, Concessions – £4

You Rams!

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