Ramsbottom United

Ramsbottom United (27)Saturday 7th November 2015 3pm
Evostik Premier League (step three)
Ramsbottom United 2 Rushall Olympic 1 ht: 1-0 att: 203 ent: £9, prog £1.50 coffee: £1

Tolley og 27, Payne 84 : Benbow 54

from Harry Williams Riverside Stadium (pictures here)
Ramsbottom United (1)In German there is an excellent word, Weltschmerz, which describes the belief that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind. Often I find the idea of a new non league ground and day out disproportionately exciting to the reality that unfolds, which can be for many reasons; bland venue, poor match, disappointing pre-match drink or sometimes for no discernible reason. Actually I find an inverse relationship between how excited I am before a game and the subsequent enjoyment. Continue reading “Ramsbottom United”


Rushall Olympic

Date: TuesdayAug 24 2010
Ground: Dales Lane 
Comp: Unibond South Division One 
Match: Rushall Olympic 2 Leek Town 0 HT: 1-0 ATT: 119
Hamilton 20, Ludlow 46 
Additional: Entrance £7.00, Programme £1.50, Coffee/Tea £0.80
Dales Lane in pictures

This was Leek’s first away match of the season, having drawn their opener 2-2 with Spalding, recovering a point from 2-0 down.  Despite the shaky start at home I had high expectations for their first away game.

After a great start Rushall finished, like Leek, mid-table last season. They are the highest placed of the four non-league clubs of North Walsall, at step four. The others – Pelsall Villa, Walsall Wood and Bloxwich are all at step six. Continue reading “Rushall Olympic”