Ransomes Sports

Ransomes Sports

Perhaps can’t be too hard on the players in the game at home against Bacton 89 on Saturday, as conditions did play their part too in a match that both sides were keen to win, but Ransomes turned in a pretty dismal performance that saw them lose 2-0. That’s not to take anything away from Bacton, who thoroughly deserved the victory, but it was hardly a classic. No excuses through injury or unavailability for Ransomes, it just didn’t happen on the day. Our visitors looked sharper all round and took the lead after only 5 minutes when hesitation in the home defence was punished to the full with a fine finish. Conceding first is not a rare event for Ransomes and is a worrying trend.
Anyway, we huffed and puffed for a while but only troubled visitor keeper Hardy once, when Brown’s deep cross was caught by the wind and had the keeper at full stretch, tipping the ball away from just under the crossbar.
With half-time approaching, being one down may not have been such a bad position for Ransomes given their overall performance, but more poor defending saw referee Darren Cook point to the spot after a clumsy challenge and Bacton coolly doubled their lead at the break.
Hopes of improvement from Ransomes in the second half continued to look forlorn, as although the introduction of Smith, Mulligan and Downs did spark things a little, the general play was little different from the first half and Bacton comfortably coped with anything Ransomes had to offer, giving Hardy in goal one of his quietest matches of the season, as we failed to test him with anything meaningful on target. Referee Cook who eased through the game in superb fashion, finally blew to bring an end to a forgettable match from Ransomes’ viewpoint. All sounds a bit gloomy, but on the day, there certainly wasn’t much from Ransomes to brighten things up!. Onward and upward though.
This Saturday see the Reserves at home for their first action in several weeks, Stowupland Falcons Reserves are the visitors, while the other players make the trip up the A12 to Saxmundham. Both kick off at 2.30pm.
The Lone Ranger

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Posted: Monday, March 11 2019 by Alan McDougall

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