I've cheated a bit on 1st team notes Ransomes away match at Bramford last Saturday the scribe's Match Report nutshelled proceedings perfectly, so no point in me trying to re-invent the wheel:
Bramford created some opening chances without success, before Ransomes got into their stride which saw Haynes header straight to Heffer-Thorpe, at the other end Goldie gathered a Berry shot. On 12 minutes with Berry clear from Bramford 'keeper Goldie was lucky to escape with a caution as he handled outside his area as Berry pressed for Bramford. As the half progressed both teams created more chances, but they lacked a cutting edge where it mattered, as some astute defending and goalkeeping kept the scoreline level until the 42nd minute when following a Bramford attack, Ransomes were quickest on the break with Lane making a run down the right, his cross found Ayles unmarked on the left to fire in a low powerful shot. Bramford's equaliser came three minutes into the second half it came from a perfect free kick on the right by Calver with Alexander's unchallenged header beating 'keeper Goldie.
The majority of the remaining half again saw chances created but the cutting edge by both teams in front of goal was still missing. Chris Cowan for Bramford saw a shot on the turn go just over as the match neared its conclusion. At the other end Bramford were then caught by a quick Ransomes break which saw Soanes's shot hit the far post full on to bounce clear. In a final attack Ransomes 'keeper Goldie made a fine smothering save from Alexander, to see both team share the points.
I'd just add our thanks to Bramford for their hospitality and to Rob Stollery for his excellent performance running the line.
Ransomes other players were at home to Sporting 87 "A" and ran up their biggest win of the season in a 5-0 victory. The home side got off to the perfect start when an interchange of passing from the kick-off led to a perfect through ball down the middle, where Kdane timed his run and lobbed the ball over the visiting keeper. Ransomes one up without a Sporting player having touched the ball! Osman added a second before the break and it could have been more, but for some excellent saves from the Sporting keeper. The second half belonged to Ransomes' Matt Strike who bagged a terrific hat-trick, with the framework of the goal coming to Sporting's rescue a couple of time too. Full credit to the visitors who never gave up, despite their obvious disappointment at the scoreline in a very enjoyable match from Ransomes' viewpoint, superbly refereed by Reece Clyne.
This week sees the club in action in only one game, top-of-the-table Henley being the visitors to Sidegate Avenue, kick-off at 2.30pm.
The Lone Ranger
Posted: Monday, February 6 2017 by Alan McDougall
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