Ryan Golding equalises from penalty spot
Ryan Golding equalises from penalty spot

Whitstable Town 3 Ramsgate 1

Ryman Football League Division One (South)

Monday 25th August 2014

The Bank Holiday ended with another three points from Whitstable as they beat Ramsgate 3-1 in this local derby on Monday.

The early exchanges led to few chances but Charlie Walsh shot wide for Ramsgate after six minutes and then four minutes later Ryan Golding did the same for Town at the other end.  Eight minutes later Jake Mackenzie put in a searching ball into the Ramsgate penalty area but Golding could not quite get to it and the chance was gone. Ramsgate were to take the lead after 32 minutes

Tom Loynes' shot hits the back of the net
Tom Loynes’ shot hits the back of the net

when Connor Heffernan sent in a cross that found Tom Chapman who sent home a magnificent bullet header at the far post . Walsh was back in the action six minutes later but shot high over the bar. Town draw level  on 42 minutes when a Ramsgate hand hindered a cross from Ian Pulman. Golding stepped up to rocket his penalty into the back of the net.

The early exchanges of the second half were again cagey but another wonder goal from Tom Loynes gave Town the lead after 52 minutes. He was fed a ball by Pulman and gently lobbed the ball over Nick Shaw into the Ramsgate net. After 66 minutes Pulman fired over at the far post. Ramsgate continued to threaten when Connor Heffernan had a shot blocked and Macualey Murray  then

Scott Heard slots home third
Scott Heard slots home third

fired over.  On 73 minutes there could have been a goal at each end as Pulman had a shot blocked out at one end and from the breakaway Connor  Heffernan fired into the side netting. Town were now looking the most threatening. After 76 minutes, Pulman put in a ball to Golding but the striker fired wide but Ramsgate could have stolen an equaliser on 84 minutes when Connor Heffernan was clear but a last gasp interception by Peter Wedgeworth went only just wide.  Town finally sealed the points in injury time when three Town players broke free with only Shaw to beat. Loynes unselfishly threaded the ball to Scott Heard who fired home.

It was three points that takes Town into fourth place in the l as the Ward Revolution continues.


Team: Watkins, Mackenzie, Wedgeworth, Doherty, Kennett, Treadwell, Heard, Girt, Pulman (Rowland 90 mins), Golding, Loynes