Sunday 25th January 2004
Polished Ramsgate performance
Erith & Belvedere 3  Ramsgate  6 

MUSH Kent Youth League Under 15

Sunday 18 January 2004

Match report by Jill Lawson Ramsgate FC

Erith started the stronger team in this league fixture where a win would put them above the Rams in the table.  They had the ball in the net after 12 minutes but the effort was disallowed for off side.  Just two minutes later their early dominance was rewarded with a goal.

Ramsgate were not deterred by this early set back and on 21 minutes Niall McCourt squared the ball to Adam Newbury for his equaliser.  5 minutes later Erith once again took the lead after Ramsgate failed to clear the ball in the box.  Erith could have increased their lead 2 minutes later but were denied by a superb one handed save from Darren Goldsack.  Erith were left to rue their missed chances as Saul Anderton buried an Adam Newbury corner on 31 minutes and James Winchcombe put the Rams ahead for the first time just 3 minutes before the end of the first half.

Ramsgate hit a purple patch on the restart putting the game completely beyond the reach of Erith with  a goal from Niall McCourt in the opening minutes. Just one minute later Johnny Hindley, ably assisted by substitute Jason McCree, scored from a tight angle to make it 5 - 2.  Jez Ujkej made it 6 for the Rams with his first goal for the team in the 64th minute.  A battling Erith side never gave up and were rewarded with a consolation goal 2 minutes from full time but this did not detract from what was a polished Ramsgate performance.

Ramsgate: Darren Goldsack, Nathan Bond (Jason McCree), Saul Anderton (Capt), Elliot Laws, Danny Burgess, Johnny Hindley (Blair Campbell), Jez Ujkej, Mark Powell, Adam Newbury (Led Lami), Niall McCourt, James Winchcombe.