Senior Team News
Ramsbury FC is proud to announce that it has met all the criteria to be affiliated with the Wilts FA and respective leagues for the 2021/2022 Season and has players registered for the following teams: U7, U8, two U9 teams, U10, U11, U12, U13 (no U14 or U15 teams), U16, U17 and a men’s senior team. It has been a huge effort and great to see training re-start before the season commences on 5 Sep 21.
Ramsbury FC consists of 10 youth teams, a large U6 development squad and a senior men’s team in a family friendly and Chartered Standard grass roots football club nestled in the Kennet Valley.
All teams have numerous qualified coaches and our subscription costs are the lowest in the County if not the South of England and designed that way to encourage all levels of player to be able to participate including reduced training only fees. We have an excellent Club web site and all coaches are encouraged to use WhatsApp and SPOND for effective communication.
For a village club the facilities are outstanding with a fully refurbished Clubhouse, a floodlit all weather pitch for small sided games and training and a range of well-managed and cared for pitches. We are well known for fair play and our blue and white team colours and you cannot miss our excellent Clubhouse sign.
Last season we teamed up with Pendle Sports to provide quality kit.
If you are interested in joining a progressive and family friendly club, where our ethos is football should be fun, then please contact us through our club web site.
Jon Symon, Club Secretary
Jon Symon (Club Sec), Geoff Pratt (U16s Coach), Simon Bartholomew (U10s Coach) and Chris Roberts (Club Vice Chair and Senior Team Captain and Coach)
Ramsbury FC Coaches have a great night out at the Ramsbury and Aldbourne Invitation Bowls Night on Friday 4th June.
An invitation to compete in a fun Bowls Evening by the Ramsbury and Aldbourne Bowls Club Chair Bob Osmond saw Ramsbury FC enter a strong team.
Geoff Pratt and Si (Barty) Bartholomew were the stars of the team and looked like naturals with Barty coming 2nd overall and Geoff consistently in the top ten! Chris Roberts also put in some solid scores and Jon Symon tried hard, but showed better form at downing the Thatcher’s Cider on offer. Bowls is without doubt not his forte!
The team came a credible 4th behind the Fire Service, Golf Club and Tennis Club, with the only consolation being the overall winner Pete Wheeler is another Ramsbury FC Coach and ex-senior player…..but unfortunately for us was throwing woods for the Fire Service as he is also a retained Firefighter in the village!
Well done to Pete and Barty, but also to Martin and Bob and all at the Ramsbury and Aldbourne Bowls Club who organised a great night of entertainment and looked after us with great advice, patience and copious amounts of beer, cider and bacon butties!
I will definitely be up for another invitation night when it comes around again……as I really was poor and need the practice! Great community fun and an interesting game to play.
Ramsbury FC lost 6-2 at home to a strong Ashton Keynes FC side from the Premiership.
An understrength Ramsbury FC team, with many first team regulars missing or injured, had a solid first half as they put up good scrap and held Ashton Keynes FC 2-2 at half time.
The second half saw some great play by Ramsbury FC, but two quick goals saw the opposition race to a 4-2 lead and some unforced errors in strong winds saw the final score end up as 6-2 and a deserved win for the visitors. Leigh was man of the match for his outstanding running at right back and Proccy in goal was harshly awarded the shirt of shame for the calamitous 5th goal….although he should share it with the defence!
The game was played fairly and with good spirit throughout and the referee had a fine game with both sides needing subs as injuries prevailed. Not as easy game in testing conditions, but the pitch held up well and provided a decent playing surface.
Not the end of season game Ramsbury FC would have wanted, but the squad under Sean Eviil as coach has produced some fine results and beaten a number of premiership teams in the cup competition.
The focus will now be on rest and recuperation and the deserved end of season function on 5th June.
Great effort by all players and Sean as coach and it bodes well for next season!
Team: Geoff, Leigh, Chris (C), Will, Adam, Max, Charlie, Skips, Macca, Zac, Ali. Subs: Simon, Ash, Jon
On a near perfect day for football saw Ramsbury FC take on top Premiership side Blunsdon FC at home for a place in the play-offs.
Blunsdon dominated the early proceedings with their anticipated aggressive attacking style of play and quick counters. A rare slip by Will deputising at centre half instead of his usual CDM position allowed Blunsdon to capitalise and go 1-0 in the first 10 minutes. A second goal for Blunsdon came not long after as their striker got a glancing header ahead of Geoff from a set piece to make it 2-0 and see Blunsdon take control of the game.
But Ramsbury responded with their usual never say die attitude and the midfield of Charlie, Skips and Macca dominated and got the ball to Zac who turned the Blunsdon defence inside out and was only denied a certain goal by a top class save by the opposition keeper. Ramsbury kept at it and a superb ball by Zac on the right saw Ali clip a perfect chip past the keeper to make it 2-1. Ramsbury back in the match as the first half ended 2-1.
Blunsdon were clearly rattled and the match became a little ragged with a number of yellow cards for late challenges. Ramsbury kept the pressure up and a perfect ball over the opposition defence by Max who was terrorising the Blunsdon defence saw Ali run through and lob the keeper to make it 2-2. Game on.
The equalizing goal sparked Blunsdon into life and after a couple of substitutions they used the width of the pitch much better and with clever overlaps scored two quick goals to make it 4-2 and re-take control. Ramsbury adjusted with great leadership from Chris at the back and responded again. More great play by Leigh and Adam as wing backs saw the ball camped in Blunsdon’s half and a clear penalty saw Ali grab his hat trick as Ramsbury got back into the game at 4-3. It was end to end stuff with both teams going close and tempers fraying and the ref having to intervene more often. With both sides rattled it was Blunsdon who nicked the next goal to make it 5-3 and regain a two-goal advantage.
Unfortunately, Charlie received his second yellow card and Ramsbury went down to 10 men. With one less player Ramsbury upped the tempo, were disciplined and arguably played their best football with the opposition looking ragged. A brilliant free kick by Zac was spilled by the opposition keeper and Leigh charged in to smash home the rebound to make it 5-4 with 10 minutes to go.
As Alex Ferguson used to say ” squeaky bum time’ for the opposition as 10 man Ramsbury pushed for an equalizer and if honest looked much the better team as Blunsdon defended in depth!
Simon (Barty) making a cameo appearance came on for Skips as the game became much more stretched and open and unfortunately the extra man made the difference as Blunsdon scored at the death to make it 6-4 and shortly after the ref blew for full time.
An epic game by both teams and Ramsbury FC without doubt held their own against the best in the Division above us and at times were without doubt the better team.
No man of the match or shirt of shame as it was a proper team performance and well done for Ali for an excellent hat trick!
See you all at training on Tuesday!!!!
A tough away loss against AFC Swindon saw Ramsbury’s 3 match winning streak come to an end!
Having no official referee for the game did not help in a fiercely contested game that saw 4 penalties awarded.
Ramsbury FC now face top of the League Blunsdon FC on Saturday who are yet to lose a game and will undoubtedly be a huge test.