Ramsgate under 16s hit straight eight
Kennington 3 Ramsgate 8
MUSH Kent Youth League
Sunday 2nd November 2003
Match report by Bob Haynes, Ramsgate FC
Ramsgate Under 16s crushed Kennington at Ball Lane on Sunday to consolidate their second position in the MUSH Kent Youth League.
Despite falling a goal behind early on, the young Rams equalised with a 25-yard free kick driven in low by Nathan Jeffreys. They took the lead with a fabulous 20-yard volley from Jason McAree and cruised in at half-time 3-1 up courtesy of a powerful Danny Barber header.
Top scorer Neil Hoggart turned provider for Liam Skinner to slot home the fourth, with Hoggart himself adding the fifth shortly afterwards. The rampant Rams, playing some delightful one-touch passing football created further chances
for Nathan Jeffreys and John Ryan and Kennington were reeling at 7-1 down.
Ramsgate's collective foot came off the gas a little and to their credit Kennington responded with two breakaway goals before left-back Nathan Jeffreys completed his hat-trick with a bizarre 40-yard headed goal which deceived the
The Under 16s entertain Thamesmead Town at Southwood next Sunday in the KCFA Youth Cup.
Adams wins points for injured captain
Ramsgate 2 Milton Athletic 0
MUSH Kent Youth League Under 18 (South)
Sunday 2nd November 2003
Match report by John Vahid, Ramsgate FC
Ramsgate 18s sweep aside Milton Athletic like the wind and rain across Southwood.
Ramsgate took the lead as early as the 3rd minute when BILLY SUMMERS received a pass down the right wing and coolly slotted the ball past the out coming keeper.
On 18th minutes midfield dynamo Captain Billy Grainger was clear through on goal with only one defender to beat when he was upended just outside the box by the defenders clumsy tackle. He fell to the ground very heavily, breaking his arm
and dislocating his elbow. After the restart, once the ambulance had cleared the pitch, the referee had no choice but to red card the defender.
To Milton's credit they battled well with only ten men for most of the match and it looks as if that would be the final score. But on 77 minutes MATT ADAMS latched onto the loose ball in the box to secure the points for the home side.
Although the Manager was pleased with three points, the players had other things on their minds having seen Captain Billy Grainger rush to hospital with a bad injury.
Next Sunday 9th November Ramsgate under 18's are away at Chatham Town
Ramsgate: Lee Pilcher; James Grainger (Tim McArthur 62 mins); Andrew Hadden; Keiran Morris; Emlyn Taylor; Matt Adams; Oliver Donohoe; Billy Grainger (Capt) (Danny Wisker 18 mins); Billy Summers (Kenny Pratt 80 mins); Ross Howells; Stuart Elliot. Subs used: Sam Phillips