Having suffered twice already in the last decade, BetVictor Northern Premier League club RAMSBOTTOM UNITED once again found themselves deluged with the pitch resembling a lake, just hours after an important 3-0 win in their chase for promotion.
A healthy crowd watched on as the current league leaders dispatched fellow promotion-chasing Tadcaster Albion on Saturday afternoon aware that the weather forecast looked pretty bad for later that day.
When committee member Andy Brown turned up next morning he was confronted with this view that took him back to the horrendous floods that sank the ground on Boxing Day 2015. Whilst work had been carried out by the relevant authorities to ensure a similar problem to the five foot flooding that the Harry Williams had previously suffered would not happen again, the work was obviously not sufficiently carried out, as more overnight rain saw the adjacent River Irwell burst it’s banks once again, with the resultant flood covering most of the Rams pitch.
Although not as bad as the 2015 disaster, it was similar to the soaking that was felt back in 2012, but hopes are high that the weather is about to clear up and the drainage on the pitch will work sufficiently well to allow next Saturday’s home game against Ossett United to go ahead.