,Three wins from three for Ramsey Pavilion as they progressed to the Second Round of the Creake Charity Shield at the expense of St. Ives Rangers, at side that currently ply their trade a division higher than the Pavos in Div 1B of the Cambs County League.
Player / Manager Matt Brading started himself in an advanced role in place of the absent Kyle McPartlin and it was he that opened the scoring following a well worked move. Rangers tried to get a foothold in the game and managed to equalise from a corner but the comeback did not last long as Brading added a second to restore his sides lead just before half time.
The second half was dominated by the visiting Pavilion side and, at times, you would have been hard pressed to pick which of the two sides was from the higher division. Eventually it fell to Skipper Steve Hurst to round of the scoring with a smart finish from distance.
3-1 the final score meaning Ramsey Pavilion advance to take on Fordham, also of Division 1B, in round 2 on 14th October at Cricketfield Lane.
A return to league action this weekend (23rd Sept) sees The Pavos welcome Brampton Reserves to The Lane for what will be their first home fixture of the season.
The 1st round of the Hunts Junior Cup saw Ramsey Pavilion make the short trip to take on Somersham Town Res and it was the away side who were the quickest out of the traps as they raced out to an early three goal lead. Jake Burton opened the scoring from the spot before Ben McKinnell added soon a second. No doubt it was a moment to savour for McKinnell as he opened his goal scoring account for Pavilion. In form Jamie Hurst then added a third goal to leave Somersham somewhat shell shocked. All credit to the home side though as, despite conceding three in the first half, they managed to maintain their composure and soon they were back in the game.
Some sloppy defending from Pavilion, particularly from set pieces, let the home side back into the game and before long what looked like a forgone conclusion was very much alive again. A real cup tie this one as an eventful first half eventually ended with the score at 3 apiece.
After letting a three-goal lead slip away, the Pavilion players must have had the half time team talk from Player/Manager Matt Brading still ringing in their ears as they began the second half. Whatever Brading had said seemed to do the trick as his side looked far more assured at the back while dominating possession and creating chances at the other end of the pitch.
Before long, the away side had regained their lead as Jake Burton added his second from the spot, and his fifth in two games, to put Pavilion 4-3 up before a Tom Lloyd screamer late in the game put the tie to bed. 5-3 the final score, with the win putting Pavilion into round 2 where they will face last year’s winners of this competition Eaton Socon Res. The Round 2 fixture is scheduled to take place at Cricketfield Lane, Ramsey on 7th October.
More cup action this weekend for the Pavos as they travel to Cambs League 1B outfit St. Ives Rangers in the Creake Charity Shield. 15.00 kick off at St Ives Outdoor Centre.
Ramsey Pavilion got their 2017/18 league campaign underway in some style on Saturday with a 5-1 victory away at newly promoted Doddington Utd. The season almost stalled before getting going however, when a shortage of available referees in the area meant that Doddington’s manager had to step in and officiate at the last moment to stop the game being called off.