Evo-Stik West Division
Saturday 19th January 2019
GLOSSOP NORTH END 0 RAMSBOTTOM UNITED 5
Report by Adam Clark
The Rams have stretched their great away form to 12 unbeaten by winning 5-0 at Glossop North End in a Five Star Performance from the Rams.
The Rams made 2 changes to the team that historically won at Weymouth on Tuesday night. The Lugsden twins came into the side in place of Luke Thompson who dropped to the bench & Jamie Rother who was unavailable.
The Rams had two good chances within in the opening five minutes, firstly Gooden’s cross was blocked by Russ Saunders as he saved it at his near post then Evangelinos tried his luck from the edge of the box but it was once again saved by Saunders.
The first chance for Glossop came on 14 minutes, after a good run from Adam Latham who was the best player on the pitch for the home side blasted the ball well out of Surrey Street.
Two minutes later, Former Ram Dom Marie teed up Latham who shot but Kelvin Lugsden blocked well on the line for Sam Ashton to collect safely. Halfway through the first half, The Rams had a corner after Eddie Moran’s cross was headed out then from the former GNE man Kelvin Lugsden, his header came off the post, that was the best chance the Rams had upto that moment.
Eleven minutes from the break, The Rams had a penalty appeal for handball turned down by referee Daniel Guest.
The Rams took the lead on the stroke of half time, Evangelinos crossed into the box for Jamie Rainford to score a great angled shot from around 12 yards out.
HALF TIME GNE 0 Rams 1
The Rams were quick out of the blocks in the second half, Gooden had a shot saved by keeper Saunders within the opening minute. The Rams doubled their lead within 6 minutes of the restart Nic Evangelinos scored after a cross from Jacobs fell to Eddie Moran who teed up the Greek star to put home his 11th goal for the Rams.
Five minutes later the Rams got a third, Evangelinos the scorer again after he shot from the right hand side and through the keeper’s hands to get a 2nd for himself.
The Rams then made their first sub on the hour mark and Mansfield loanee Iyrwah Gooden was replaced by former Glossop man Jason Carey.
Two minutes later the scorer of the first goal Jamie Rainford wanted his second of the afternoon but his shot was saved by Saunders.
Then only a minute later Glossop were awarded a penalty after a foul in the box by a Rammy defender, Midfielder Adam Latham the man to step up and his penalty hit the post, it came back out and the Rams cleared well.
The Rams then made a double sub with 23 minutes to go, Nic Evangelinos who scored the Rams 2nd & 3rd goals was replaced by Richard Brodie. Eddie Moran was also substituted, Anthony Donaldson was the man that replaced him.
Rammy got their fourth with 19 minutes remaining, Jamie Rainford shot. It deflected off the keeper but Rainford followed up and headed it home for his second of the afternoon.
The Rams were in the dreamland fifteen minutes from time as they got a fifth, substitute Richard Brodie was the scorer after a ball was played over to him and he scored from close range.
Richard Brodie was involved again three minutes later when he was fouled for a penalty, Rainford on a hat-trick stepped up and it was saved well by Saunders.
The Rams had their final chance, five minutes from time when Jamie Rainford hit the bar
So Rammy headed back across the M67 with all 3 points and a well-deserved win after a rampant second half with four goals coming in 25 second half minutes and the 30 or so Rammy fans that made the trip to the borders of the Peak District were treated to another great win!
FULL TIME GNE 0 Rams 5
Ramsbottom United (4-1-4-1): Sam Ashton; Tom Kennedy, Kelvin Lugsden, Ryan Ellison, Kyle Jacobs; Khalil Osi-Efa; Nic Evangelinos (Richard Brodie 67’); Eddie Moran (Anthony Donaldson 67’), Kieran Lugsden, Irywah Gooden (Jason Carey 60’); Jamie Rainford Unused Subs: Luke Thompson, Joel Bembo-Leta