Sunday 12th October 2003

Summers brace fires Ramsgate home
Ramsgate 3   Deal Town 1
MUSH Kent Youth League Under 18 (South)
Sunday 12th October 2003
Match report by John Vahid, Ramsgate FC

Ramsgate under strength side sweep aside Deal Town like the wind across southwood.

Ramsgate Under 18s' showing many forced chances, completed outplayed their near neighbours Deal Town at Southwood Stadium on Sunday morning.

Ramsgate dominated the first half and the only surprise was that Ramsgate scored only once.   In the 12th minute BILLY SUMMERS latched on to a through ball from midfield dynamo Captain Billy Grainger to slot the ball pass the out coming keeper.

On twenty minutes Ramsgate were denied a clear cut penalty when forward Kenny Pratt was up-ended in the box.

As Half time approached the Deal goalkeeper made a string of fine saves to stop the home side increasing its lead.

With only 3 minutes of the second half gone Ramsgate doubled there lead when Goal Keeper Shaun Moore's long  punt up field found forward BILLY SUMMERS who needed no second touch. The next time the Deal Keeper touched the ball was to collect it from the back of the net.

With a two goal lead, Ramsgate sat back, and within 2 minutes Deal had reduced the deficit to 2-1. To the home sides credit they raised their game only to be denied by the Referee again when second penalty was turned down. With 12 minutes remaining right-back CLAYTON BARNETT surge down the right wing and let loose a long looping shot from just about the half-way line that bounced once in front of the Deal Keeper over his head and into the empty net.

Although the Manager was pleased with the result, particularly with a weaken team, he knows his team will need the raise their game over the next few weeks when we entertain much stronger teams from north kent.  

Next Sunday 19th October Ramsgate under 18's entertain Milton Athletic from the Central League in the PLAAYA CUP 1st Round, KO. 11am.   The following Thursday the 18's are once again at home in cup action when they take on Dartford in the County John Ullmann Cup, KO. 7.45pm (Admission charge on the gate). 

Ramsgate:    Shaun Moore; Clayton Barnett; Andrew Hadden; Dean Ovenden (Ross Howells 68 mins); Emlyn Taylor; Matt Adams; Oliver Donohoe; Billy Grainger (Capt); Billy Summers; Kenny Pratt; Sam Phillips (Danny Wisker (81 mins).