It’s a trip into the unknown as the Rams make the long journey to the north-east to meet Gateshead-based Dunston for the first time.

Having gained promotion from the Northern League last season, Dunston have been ham-struck by the number of games that have been called off, and so far have managed to complete just eight league fixtures, leaving them at a deceptive 18th position with just eight points gained.

Of those games played, just three have taken place at their UTS Stadium with a win, draw and defeat the outcomes.

The Rams travel up with a confidence in their step. A disappointing one point garnered from their home draw with Runcorn Linnets last Saturday really should have been all three, but a further three points were gained at Prescot Cables on Tuesday night, so the trip to the north east should hold no fears.

The Rams squad seems to have settled down just recently with performances reflecting that, and with the top half of the table very tight, hopes for a further three points will be high.

Like the hosts, the Rams have games in hand, but not as many, and currently sit in ninth position with 20 points from the twelve matches played.

The League looks like being extremely competitive this time round, so another three points on the road would be very welcome.

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