Ramsbottom V RIASA West (17-11-17) (6-2)

First half :

We started the game very strong and positively to close down the opposition, winning the ball to create numerous opportunities. We displayed some very good link up play which resulted in us scoring 2 early goals, firstly from Chibuzo Nwosu at 2 minutes from a pass from Christian Mckeown. He showed pace and power down the left to drive the ball under the goalkeeper.


Quickly followed by Tristan Knudsen at 5 minutes with a forward run to break the opposition offside slotting the ball past the gk.


The opposition had a couple of half chances as they tried to get back into the game with a couple of crosses but Joe Demartino was quick to catch and cover and start our counter attacks, which we capitalised on 25 minutes where a quick through ball from Matty Fossen to Nwuso who charged through to score his 2nd.


We quickly made it 4-0 on (29 mins) from a C Mckeown free kick, driven into the goal.

Half Time 0 – 4

We made 3 substitutions at half time, GKp Duncan Curtis came on for Demartino, Israel Kinyolo for Michael Braithwaite and Chuma Egbuna for Knudsen.

Second Half :

In the first 20 mins we started very slow and complacent, but we still had more of the possession which we did not capitalize on and were duly punished letting the opposition score 2 goals on 58 and 61 minutes from our own mistakes which we need to improve on.


Substitutes Zane Provenzano and Thierno Fievet came on in the last 20 minutes as we stepped up to finish the game very strongly showing good character in the last 20, with Mckeown and Fievet both taking their chances to wrap up the game on 70 and 88 minutes respectively.


Final Score (2 – 6)


On Reflection  

Absolute and dominant performance for most of the game.

As we settled into the game we had some very good passages of play and support from each other it was very pleasing to see, in midfield Paul Mcfarlane, Chris Allen and Christian Mckeown dictated the play and dominated the opposition.

In defence Ashton Bell and Matty Fossen secured and marshaled the backline, whilst the identification of the fullbacks Carlos Rodriguez, Matthew Weiner and Zane Provenzano ( with avery pleasing debut performance) to join in was very good,


Early in the second half we became complacent for around 20 minutes, which we have to get used to being ruthless throughout, but apart from that a very pleasing performance.

Next Fixture : Workington Res V RIASA West Wednesday 22nd November. K. Off 8pm