Rams devastated to lose Kent derby
|Aaron Ayres reports from the Betterview Stadium|
The Rams slipped to their
first defeat of the season after conceding the opening goal inside 14
seconds, writes Aaron Ayres.
Ramsgate were rocked by
the loss of defenders Dean Hill and Michael Cassar before kick-off but
James Gregory, who has rejoined the club from Dover Athletic, came in and played
a solid game.
Ward made a final
substitution, taking off Steffan Ball and bringing on Graham Taylor on 69
minutes, as Ramsgate went on attacking mode again. Yianni - lucky to
escape a card for a late challenge on Craig Roser - was involved as the
Rams hunted the equaliser, starting the move that saw Suter's
shot blocked, followed by a tame effort on the rebound.
Speaking after the match,
Ward said “We played them off the park; the boys are devastated not to
come away with 3 points. We were better than them and we were more
physical than them."
"We gave away two
silly goals early on - but we attacked Tonbridge most of the match, and
their goalkeeper made two world class saves. The lads should hold their
heads and be proud of their performance today - we have now got 6
points out of 9 and we will go forward and learn from this." said
All in all the Rams'
dominance and persistence entitled them to at least one point, following
one of their best performances so far this season.
Ramsgate will be agt home
to Whyteleafe in Ryman League Division One on Saturday September 3rd
- Kick off 1pm.
Twyman, E Vahid, Gregory, Morris, O Schulz, Laslett
( Munday 55), Yianni, W Schulz, Welford, SBall (G Taylor 69s),
S Vahid (Suter 55). Subs:S Pettit, Wild.