Ramsgate 2 Fleet Town 0 (Including today's results)

Saturday 25th February 2006
Shaun Welford 64
David Cory 87


Stephen McCartney brings you LIVE coverage from Southwood Stadium
Ryman League Division One


Goals from Shaun Welford and substitute David Cory has given Ramsgate a four point lead at the top of the Ryman League Division One table, stretching their unbeaten run to 17 competitive games.

It took 64 minutes to break the deadlock as Welford slammed home his 22nd goal of the season after Fleet goalkeeper Julian Gray spilled Steffan Ball's 22-yard free kick.

Cory wrapped up the deserved win with three minutes left when he touched home Welford's quickly taken free kick.

Ramsgate striker Ian Pulman went close to opening his account within three minutes of his home debut at a windy Southwood Stadium.

The former Dartford striker, playing in a three man attack, cut inside his marker but his 16-yard shot was pushed around the near post by Fleet stopper Justin Gray.

The Hampshire side called Rams' 18-year-old stopper James Plumley into action, making a comfortable save from Martin Girling's right-footed effort from 25-yards.

Good play from the Thanet side gave them their next chance after 17 minutes when Edd Vahid's cross from the right was poked wide by Welford.

Ramsgate dominated the entire first half, and from their sixth corner after 26 minutes, James Gregory's flag-kick kick was met by an unmarked Edd Vahid at the far post, whose header sailed just over.

Fleet were restricted to long range efforts, and on the half-hour mark, Darrren Smart's right-footed shot flew high over the bar.

Ramsgate peppered the visitors goal late in the half as long range shots reigned in by Michael Yianni and Steffan Ball with Welford going the closest when his deflected shot was saved by Gray.

Their last chance of a frustrating opening half, saw Pulman slip the ball to Edd Vahid, whose 18-yard shot rolled to Gray.

Another chance came the Kent's side's way early in the second half as Ball cut his way past two defenders on the by-line, cut inside and as he was crowded out squared to Pulman's whose shot deflected over.

Welford came close to scoring just before the hour mark, leaving his marker in his wake, after latching onto Yianni's through ball, but his shot went agonisingly wide of the post.

Fleet's goal was leading a charmed life as Yianni's 14-yard shot somehow found the wrong side of the foot of the left upright, after Ball's low centre after the striker was sent clear by Simon Pettit.

Ramsgate finally broke the deadlock on 64 minutes when Pulman was brought down on the edge of the box by Matty Lewis, who was booked.

Ball's right-footed 22-yard free kick was spilled by Gray and Welford was on hand to slam the ball home from six-yards to give them the goal they fully deserved.

Fleet appealed for their first corner of the game after 74 minutes when Lewis' long range free-kick just cleared the bar.

Eddie Smith's late overhead kick from six-yards was brilliantly tipped over by Rams' goalkeeper Plumley.

The Rams wrapped up the win with three minutes remaining when Cory touched home his seventh goal of the season from close range following Welford's quickly taken free-kick on the edge of the penalty box.

Ramsgate: James Plumley, Edd Vahid, James Gregory, Liam Morris, Ollie Schulz, Ben Laslett, Michael Yianni (Dean Hill 90), Ian Pulman (David Cory 78), Shaun Welford,Steffan Ball (Stuart Vahid 85), Simon Pettit.
Subs: David Cory,  Shane Suter, Warren Schulz

Fleet Town: Justin Gray, James Mann, Tony Minerick, Matty Lewi (Paul George 77), Steve Noakes, Arron Lennon, Martin Girling, Josiah Millar, Darren Smart (Nathan Smart 57), Will Slmon, Damian Panter (Eddie Smith 53)
Subs:  Michael Blount,  Paul Smith

Attendance:  274
Referee: Mr W Atkin
Assistants: Mr M Rogers & Mr M Sage


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Saturday 25th February 2006 - Full results will follow later....

Nationwide Conference

Gravesend & Northfleet 0  Scarborough 0

Nationwide Conference South

Welling United 2  Eastleigh 1

Ryman Premier League

Bromley 2  Hampton & Richmond Borough 0

Fisher Athletic 0 AFC Wimbledon 1

Hendon 0 Folkestone Invicta 0

Wealdstone 0  Margate 4
(at Northwood FC)

Ryman League Division One

Ashford Town P Croydon Athletic P

Dover Athletic 0  Metropolitan Police 3

Kingstonian 2  Cray Wanderers 2

Newport IOW  0  Tonbridge Angels  1

Ramsgate  2  Fleet Town 0

Southern League Division One East

Barking & East Ham United 2 Dartford 2

Rothwell Town 1 Sittingbourne 0

Waltham Forest 3  Chatham Town  1

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One

Coney Hall v Tongham (check kick off time)

Kentish Observer League

Deal Town 4  Slade Green 0

Erith Town 1 Sevenoaks Town 0

Hythe Town 0  Herne Bay 3

Lordswood 2  Erith & Belvedere 2

Maidstone United 1 Whitstable Town 2

Thamesmead Town 2  Beckenham Town 1

Tunbridge Wells 0 VCD Athletic 1

Kentish Observer League Division One

Bromley 0  Ramsgate 3

Herne Bay P  Erith Town P

Maidstone United  P  Ashford Town P

Whitstable Town 0 Cray Wanderers 2

Kentish Observer League Division Two

Chatham Town P Slade Green P

Greenwich Borough 1 Sittingbourne 1

Folkestone Invicta P Tunbridge Wells P

Sevenoaks Town 4 Hythe Town 1

British Energy Kent County League fixtures
(2:45pm unless stated)

Premier Division

Cray Valley (PM) v Bearsted

Lydd Town v Lewisham Borough Community

Milton Athletic v Crockenhill

Norton Sports v Fleet Leisure

Old Roan v Faversham Town

Snodland v Rusthall

Division One

Belvedere v Holmesdale

Betteshanger Welfare v Kennington

Fleetdown United v Metrogas

Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers v Halls

Oakwood v St Margarets

Orpington v Bly Spartans

Samuel Montague Youth Club v Bromleians Sports

Tenterden Town v Uniflo

Tyler Hill v Borden Village

University of Kent v APM Mears

Division Two East

Borough United v Eltham Palace

Chipstead v Old Addeyans

Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Chislehurst

Lanes End v Woodstock Park

Meridian v Westerham

New Ash Green v Guru Nanak

Pembury v Ashford Borough

Platt United v Putlands Athletic

Staplehurst & Monarchs v UK Paper

Tonbridge Invicta v Old Bexleians

Wickham Park v Bridon Ropes

Reserve Division

Bearsted v Lydd Town

Bly Spartans v Orpington

Borden Village v Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers

Bromleians Sports v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club

Bromley Green v University of Kent

Fleet Leisure v Belvedere

Greenways v Fleetdown

Halls v Westerham

Holmesdale v Borough United

Kennington v Oakwood

New Romney v Chipstead

Otford United  v Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield – Semi-Finals

Sheerness East v Phoenix Sports

Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club v Hollands & Blair

Les Leckie Cup – Semi-Final

Sutton Athletic v Atcost 2:15

Les Leckie Cup – Third Round

Sheppey United v New Romney 2:15

London FA Junior Cup – Semi-Final

New Bromleians v Bancroft

Weald of Kent Charity Cup – Semi-Final

Greenways v Bromley Green

Weald of Kent Charity Cup – Second Round

Borden Village Reserves v Sheerness East Reserves