Friday 13th May 2005

Please credit article to Stephen McCartney - www.kentishfootball.co.uk

Rams are having a Ball

JIM WARD, the manager of newly promoted Ramsgate, has strengthened his squad with the signings of Michael Yianni and Steffan Ball, writes Stephen McCartney.

Ward knows what Yianni can do having managed the midfielder during his reign at Maidstone United and striker Ball has a proven goalscoring record at Ryman League Division One level following spells with Horsham, Bromley and Dulwich Hamlet.

"Michael was the first person I wanted to bring to Ramsgate as soon as we got promoted," Ward said of the 21-year-old midfielder signed from Hythe Town.

And Ball scored for Greenwich Borough against the Rams at Southwood Stadium at the tail end of the season, making a good impression.

Speaking about the tall 25-year-old, Ward said: "He's experienced, he's scored a lot of goals at this level and he's a big centre forward. 

"He knows how to hold the ball up and is generally a good forward to have at this level."

Ward revealed earlier in the week he isn't releasing any of his Kent League double winning squad but will be looking to add another two or three players as they prepare for Ryman League Division One football in August.

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