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Ramsbury FC Under 6 Development a great success for 2023-2024 season!

 

Ramsbury FC Under 6s Development continues to be a huge success! 

Ramsbury FC is in its 4th year of running an improved Under 6s Development training programme and building on last year’s success and has had another hugely successful year!

Lead Coach Jon Symon oversees the U6s Development programme as the Club Secretary and qualified coach and CWO. Coaches are all parent volunteers who complete DBS and First Aid and Safeguarding or the Intro to Football Coaching course and then go on to be the U7 coaches playing in the NWYFL.

Last year saw 2 x U7s teams formed from the U6 Development programme with Coaches Dan Creed and Hamish Gray both qualify as Level 1 Coaches. Both U7 teams had amazing seasons winning their Trophy Events at Foundation Park.

 

 

 

This year Chris Roberts (Level 1) and assistant coaches George Radulescu and Rob Freeman have led the Class 1 group who will be the U7s next season with Chloe Martin, Monty Halliday and Rupert McSheehy helping with the Class R group who will return to be the Class R group in September.

This year sees our Under 6s enter two teams into their very first tournament on 1 June at Highworth FC and they are wished the best of luck!

RFC 6aside – This is the two teams that will play in the Tournament!

IF YOU HAVE A CHIILD OF ANY STANDARD OR ABILIY THAT WILL BE IN CLASS R OR CLASS 1 THIS SEPTEMBER AND WANTS TO PLAY FOOTBALL RELATED GAMES AND HAVE FUN….THEN CONTACT JON SYMON AT www.ramsburyfc.co.uk or COME AND SEE US IN THE FIRST WEEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR FOR A FREE TASTER SESSION. 

Subs are only £50 and we have a great facilities and great qualified coaches!

 

Ramsbury FC Awards Night for 2023-2024 recognises the players for a great season!

Ramsbury FC held their 2023-2024 season awards ceremony in the Royal British Legion, Ramsbury.

The event marked a great season for Ramsbury FC as they had a superb run in both cups and were runner-up in Div 1 and promoted to the Swindon & District Premiership for the 2024-2025 season.

The night was compared by Sean Eviil who is manager, coach and who along with club Captain Chris Roberts put in a real shift in organising, funding and supporting the whole team throughout the season. A huge well done to Sean, Chris and the whole team for having an excellent season!

Awards

  • Clubman Award – Jake
  • MOTM – Andy
  • Managers Player – Skips
  • Players Player – Jas
  • Top Scorer – Jas (also joint top goal scorer in Div 1)
  • Most Improved – Joe
  • Social Award Paddy Power Pants – Zac
  • Neil Warnock Rant Award – Char
  • Adam Sandler Anger Management Award – Adam
  • Diversity Award – Nathan
  • Season Shirt of Shame Award – jointly awarded to Ash and Jas
  • Match Report Myth Award – Jon

It  was by all accounts a great evening, but as with most match reports – I wasn’t there and so will rely on hearsay, Sean and me just making it up!

What I do know is that the team are a great bunch and it is great to see youth combined with experience and that the youth players recognised for their progression.

Finally, a huge thank you to the Royal British Legion for superbly hosting and supporting Ramsbury FC this season for the Club Awards Night and after all home matches; and to Ergo FM, our club sponsors, and to all our families and supporters who have come to watch and support the team throughout the season. Thank you.

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Rambury FC draw 2-2 with Spectrum FC to seal promotion in final match of the season!

A point was just enough to secure promotion and claim second in the league behind Blunsdon FC. A great effort by Ramsbury FC who stuck to the task and did what they needed to do when it mattered!!! Well done boys!

Team: Ash (GK) Andy Adam Chris (C) James Briz Skip Zac Rob Jas Nathan Subs: Dan Harry Jake Oscar

The Battle of Nalgo Sports Centre Field will live long in the memory of Ramsbury FC…and the Native North Wiltshironians….. ok in reality…the boys have forgotten about it already as it was job done and promotion sealed…..but for dramatic effect…..the battle of Nalgo Sports Centre Field will go down in history as a match where there was more red that the massacre at the Battle of Little Bighorn…..and where big Chief Seano dispatched the Spectrum Cowboys with a valiant display of character, stubborness and doing what was needed to be done!

There was Reds….lots of them….but thankfully only the usual one for Ramsbury FC as angry man who does the lonely walk most often…to give him is Ramsbury FC native Wiltshironian indian name….saw red and was dismissed from the battlefield. And although Big Chief Seano …also known as not sure what gaffer is smoking….was as perplexed as angry man who does the lonely walk most often was….the result was Ramsbury played with 10 and not 11….in the battle of Nalgo Sport Centre Field.

But angry man who does the lonely walk the most was not alone as the Spectrum Cowboys also saw Red and had players and the manager of the Spectrum Cowboys banished for their poor behaviour and unfitting conduct towards everything and everyone!

And so it was that Zac….he who can score and throw the furthest ….set up …..he who runs fast like an elk …Jas ….to score and then Skip…..quieter than a teepee at midnight….set up….old man who can still show the young bucks a thing or two….Briz to score the two vital goals to see glory and Ramsbury FC enter the holy land that is the Swindon and District Premiership…..a place that has seemed so near but so distant to all the Ramsbury FC native Wiltshironian indians. And old man who can still show the young bucks a thing or two was recognised for this by getting man of the match!

The Spectrum Cowboys had their moments and scored twice, but they were hollow goals like their leadership and the baying of the Moredon native Swindonian tribe  who were pitch side and hoping they could finally learn to count and realise that they were always going to be third….unless of course the Spectrum Cowboys got their way, which, of course was not what happened as Chris….running slow elk but with a big head….and James…he who keeps shouting in hope it will eventually happen….and…kick the ball into one’s face to make his own nose bleed but who can run very fast…. Adam….and he who can slice a ball and pass it to himself magically Andy…made sure there were no more two goals and stayed firm….in front of …..don’t let them shoot from range as I can’t reach the high ones….Ash…. the final protector of the Ramsbury FC tribe goal!

And so it was that the Battle of Nalgo Sports Centre Field came to an end with Ramsbury FC earning a victorious draw helped by …..I only have my left foot Rob….and….always on hand to help the tribe as best I can Dan…..and….younger looking than a baby in a papoose Jake….and…of course …..run like a hare that may have been blinded by the light Harry….and Oscar….he who can do a shift when needed in or out of goal….who all…one and all….were together as a Ramsbury FC North Wiltshironinan tribe….less angry man who does the lonely walk the most…as he had seen Red….ok….he was still there….but sidelined…..in the infamous wining draw against the Spectrum Cowboys at the battle of the Nalgo Sports Centre Field….to attain glory now and evermore…or at least until September when we start again!

In sum, a Great 2-2 draw that sealed promotion to the Prem and sees Ramsbury FC runners up in Div 1…. AWESOME!

Little Chief who makes lots of things up and gets lots of things wrong whether he is there or not

PS This has been a final pure work of fiction and in no way whatsoever relates to reality!

Ramsbury FC win 5-3 away to Lower Stratton FC to move up to 3rd place!

Ramsbury FC win 5-3 away against Lower Stratton FC in a must win game to keep promotion hopes alive! 

Team: Ash (GK) Jake Andy James Mike Briz Skip Aaron Zac Jas (C) Nathan Subs: Joe, Harry

If the 6-0 win against Poulton on Saturday was a Carlsberg of a game. The game against Lower Stratton can only be described as a cocktail of lunacy as Ramsbury lurched from their sublime passing football to mental cruelty for those watching. It was a weird game, but, importantly, Ramsbury won and claimed all 3 points to go 3rd in the table!.

Lower Stratton are big team with a couple of players that could compete with Shaq ONeill and their plan of punt it or throw it long and get a big head on it worked brilliantly as they did just that and scored with a header inside 2 minutes to go 1-0 up. Not a good start for Ramsbury!

The referee who can only be described as overly eager (the best I could legally come up with) then sin binned Briz for appealing for a penalty within 5 minutes, for I guess dissent?, and I genuinely thought it was going to be one of those crazy grass roots mid week matches that makes you question your love of football.

However, much to my surprise and Lower Stratton’s, Ramsbury settled down and kept calm and with 10 players scored two rapid goals to make it 2-1! The first was a fantastic win in midfield by Skip out to Zac who then crossed for Jas to score to make it 1-1. Jas then turned provider as Aaron won the second ball and got it to Zac and onto Jas who rinsed the left back and passed for Nathan to slot it. It was quality football that was sharp, incisive and punished a very slow Lower Stratton defence!

Briz came back on and a bit of chaos then resumed (not because of Briz!) with erratic passing and Ramsbury going for the spectacular over the practical and when the ref gave a penalty for what looked like a great bit of defending by Andy we were back to the bat shit crazy match position. This was made worse by Ash saving the penalty (great save by the way!) and the ref deciding to it being taken again because Ash was off his line! A joke really as there was no goal line marked out and Ash had stood still…..and of course Lower Stratton converted the penalty to go 2-2!

I was infuriated and got a telling off, but the team kept calm and played some absolute quality football to go 5-2 up and take Lower Stratton to the cleaners!

First, the midfield got a grip and won the second ball convincingly and got the ball up the pitch to Jas who slotted a superb pass to Nathan to score his second to go 3-2. Then Zac got the ball to Aaron who provided a great ball to Jas who was chopped down and who got up to score a deserved penalty to go 4-2. Finally, Nathan, who alongside Jas was just too much for the Lower Stratton defence, passed a great ball for Aaron to tap in and make it 5-2. We were back to being off the lunacy cocktail and having that Carlsberg moment as the half ended 5-2 after a Brilliant last 20 minutes that even the Moredon FC boys down watching the game clapped as it was that good.

The second half: It happened, it was poor, the opposition scored a scrappy goal to make it 5-3 and Ramsbury were disjointed and missed a hatful of chances. I can’t really add much more than that other than Joe replaced Jake who had a really good game in the first half at left back and Harry game on for Mike who also had a great game and did all that was asked of him.

The second half did not represent the best of Ramsbury in the first half and James got a yellow card for kicking the ball away when in reality he was still contesting and it was in play and again the referee was a bit too eager as the game didn’t merit a yellow as both teams were there to play football and there were few bad challenges.

It just didn’t click in the second half and the score ended 5-3 to Ramsbury.

The highlights were without doubt the last 20 minutes of the first half and if you could bottle that Ramsbury would have won this league. Ash had a solid game with great kicking and a superb penalty save and James and Andy were a good pairing with James strong in the air and Andy superb as the sweeper. Jake and Mike were excellent on the flanks and the midfield of Skip, Briz and Aaron when it clicked was awesome with Skip having one of his best games and a contender for Man of the Match. Zac was quiet and frustrated at times but showed flashes of quality and Jas and Nathan were outstanding with 2 goals each and terrified the Lower Stratton defence. The opposition are a really good bunch and gave their all and played with real humour and a great team spirit.

Overall, an important win and 3 points and a final game against Spectrum on Saturday who are a very decent team. This will decide who promotes to the Prem. Ramsbury will need to be at their very best to win and more Carlsberg than lunacy cocktail please!

Jon

Even though I was an honest bystander watching the game, all that has been reported is a work of pure fiction and not to be given any credibility whatsoever!

Ramsbury win last home game of the season 6-0 v Poulton FC!

Ramsbury play out last home game of the season in style with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Poulton FC at the Ramsbury Recreation Centre.

Team: Ash (GK) Andy Chris (C) Adam Jonah Briz Skip Aaron Zac Jas Nathan Subs: Mike Jake

If Carlsberg sponsored a last home game of the season, they would have sponsored this one. It was that good! The sun was out, the pitch was pretty good, we had a decent referee, a strong team and an opposition who want to play football and not just scrap….oh yeah and Ramsbury had a good formation, stuck to the plan and knocked in 6 goals, kept a clean sheet and entertained a decent crowd! It was a Carlsberg type of game…..even if you hate lager!

Sean set the team up with what looked like a 4-4-2 but could have been a 4-2-1-3 with a solid back four and Adam alongside Chris at centre half focussed on countering Poulton’s rapid striker and their quick break; and with Andy and Jonah providing great protection at left and right back. Briz back in the team alongside skip and Aaron worked really well and gave added protection with Zac forward supporting Jas and Nathan. It worked really well and although lacking width proved decisive in the first half as Zac first set up Aaron to make it 1-0 and then set up Jas with a superb ball that Jas hit first time on the volley to make it 2-0 to Ramsbury.

The second half was all Ramsbury with a sprinkles of excitement from Poulton as they accelerated up the pitch but to only fire high and wide and not really challenge Ash that much. Ramsbury kept calm and it was good to hear Briz being vocal in the CDM role; and although there was some interesting clearances affected by the wind and hard pitch surface (I am trying to help you out here Andy!) with the best being Andy’s pass that was slice slice baby as it looked like a cross between Stevie Wonder and Michel Flattely playing a pass on a trampoline….anyway it was good enough to get the shirt of shame from Sean!

But there was no laughing at Chris as he claimed his 3rd goal of the season! After a succession of corners and sustained Ramsbury pressure. Another great corner was spilled and Chris was there to pounce on the loose ball and make it 3-0. It was perfect timing as although Ramsbury were 2-0 up and were dominating, their shape had gone as they pushed for the third goal and Poulton were exploiting the gaps to good effect and the next goal by either team would prove decisive.

However, once the it went 3-0 to Ramsbury the Poulton heads dropped and Ramsbury smelling blood went on full attack mode and a superb ball from skip found Nathan who raced ahead of the Poulton back line and crossed for Zac to tap in at the back post to make it 4-0. Ramsbury kept the pressure up and Briz and Skip were bossing the midfield and winning everything and this allowed Aaron to play higher up the pitch with Zac to cause Poulton huge problems, And after both Jas and Aaron went close, a foul on the edge of the area gave Zac the opportunity to fire in a great free kick to make it 5-0..

Briz took a well earned rest and Mikey came on and replaced Andy at right back and went into the CDM position and later Jake came on for Aaron in midfield and great to see Jake fire a shot in on goal as his confidence is growing! Both slotted in really well and Poulton were completely on the back foot. A superb long goal clearance by Ash saw Nathan flick on for Jas who had timed his run perfectly and completely rinsed the centre half and raced ahead to slot in his second goal and make it 6-0. It was game over and the match ended 6-0 not long after.

It was a superb display by Ramsbury who could have scored more but importantly kept a really good shape, defended really well, kept a clean sheet and won more second balls and headers to keep Poulton on the back foot. Chris was man of the match for his goal and all round display, but there were great performances all round the pitch with Jas and Zac getting two goals each, Aaron scoring and Nathan getting two assists. Al of the defence was superb and Adam, Jonah and Andy kept the Poulton forwards quiet and the midfield combination of Briz, Skip and Aaron worked a treat.

Like I said earlier….if Carlsberg sponsored a last home game of the season then this would have been it. Great performance and a great result!

Jon

PS. This is a complete work of fiction and no one with any decent footballing brain should pay attention to what has been written!

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