The Rams suffered their first defeat this pre season at the hands of Northern Premier League Premier Division side Bamber Bridge losing 2-1.

The visitors dominated large spells of the first half and the Rams goalkeeper made two good save early on stopping efforts from both Churchman and Dudley.

Bamber Bridge’s dominance finally punished Rammy when Marlow did well to evade many Ramsbottom players who tried their best to block the effort but it managed to find its way through into the bottom corner.

Rammy had to soak up a lot of pressure for the remainder of the first half and were unfortunate not to draw level when trialist 7 curled in a fantastic effort from the edge of the area which was well tipped over by Roccia.

Bamber Bridge Goalkeeper Roccia Tipping a Rams Shot over the Bar

Dudley had another huge chance for the visitors just before half time but put his effort wide to the relief of Chris Willcock’s men.

The Rams started the second half a lot stronger and trialist 11 was unfortunate after a great cross field pass from Baker he managed to get a shot off but Roccia got down well to save.

Bamber Bridge doubled their lead on 65 minutes following good work down the right hand side from trialist 7 before he fired across goal and trialist 12 stabbed the ball home.

Rammy fought hard to get back into the game after good interplay between Rother and Fawns led to the latter striking well but seeing his shot well saved.

A second half cross from Jamie Rother into the Bamber Bridge area

On 77 minutes Rammy gave themselves a fighting chance after good work down the left from trialist 14 eventually led to the ball reaching Fawns who drilled a fantastic shot along the ground from outside the area straight into the bottom corner.

Fawns Moving Down The Wing

Both sides continued to try and add to their goal tallies and the visitors even had the ball in the net through Dudley but it was flagged for offside.

Despite the result Rammy showed great battling spirit to stay in the game and on the balance Bamber Bridge probably deserved to win the game.

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