On Saturday, we will be welcoming Pontefract Collieries for the first time to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium after our scheduled meeting last season was one of the unfulfilled games of the 2019/20 scrapped season.
As we mentioned on Tuesday night when we met Pickering Town, this could be deemed as the first ever league meeting between the sides. It’s not, if you disregard the FA null and voiding of last year.
Maybe we should take that ruling this time as our only clash with the West Yorkshiremen was our first defeat of the season on Saturday 31 August 2019 at Beechnut Lane.
Goals from Jameel Ible just before the half-hour mark, rising above the Rammy defence to head home before Vaughan Redford doubled their lead, slotting home from close range on the hour to lose 2-0 – our first loss of the campaign at our fourth attempt.
It was one of our four away day defeats while the Colls closed the season in fourth place, with 52 points but from just 25 games, three games in hand on the Rams in second and five games in hand on Marine in third, who they were six points behind.
Of course, it all didn’t count in the end with the season being scrapped due to this never ending pandemic.
It has been a tough start to the season for the side from across the Roses border, going down 3-0 to Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday night and suffering a 6-2 away loss to FC United of Manchester in the FA Cup a week earlier.
Played 2 with a draw and a defeat to their name so far in this fledgling season sees them in 13th place – not that that means anything right now of course.
For the Rams, it is time to put the record straight and level the tallies with a win to maintain our unbeaten start to the league season.
Come on you Rams!!!!