Soham Utd Res were the visitors to Cricketfield Lane at the beginning of a run of three consecutive home matches for Ramsey Pavilion.
Both teams started well and managed to create early chances, a cross from the left found Alex Ramos in the 6 yard box but the Soham 'keeper smothered his shot. Shortly afterwards, the Soham striker managed to shoot wide after Ramsey's stand in 'keeper Stuart Turner was caught in no man’s land. It was the visitors that took the lead on 37 minutes from a free kick taken just outside the Pavilion box. The initial effort was well saved by Turner but he was powerless to stop the follow up. 0-1 to Soham at half time.
Ramsey looked far the better side as the 2nd half got underway, dominating possession and creating chances. Tom Lloyd's free kicks were causing problems for the visitors and Burton looked bright following his introduction, but the home side were still susceptible to the counter attack and this proved to be their undoing when, on 52 minutes, the Soham striker ran on to a long ball over the top. 'Keeper Turner raced off his line to punch the ball clear but only succeeded in cleaning up the on rushing forward. An easy decision for the referee and the resulting penalty was neatly tucked away to make it 0-2 to the visitors. Despite being behind, Pavilion continued to impress going forward and managed to pull a goal back when a cross from Tom Lloyd was well finished by Kyle McPartlin at the near post. Before long Ramsey’s persistence drew them level. Another good move saw McPartlin cut the ball back from the by line for Jake Burton to drill home. At 2-2 Ramsey continued to press, Ollie Westcott-Rudd off the bench forced a good save from the visiting 'keeper but Soham were still a danger on the break. In the dying moments of the match they hit the post on one attack and had another chance cleared off the line. It wasn't enough though and the game finally ended in a 2-2 draw.
Player / Manager Matt Brading was disappointed not to have come away with all three points having watched his side in the ascendency for much of the game saying, "a home score draw is never a great result but I was happy with the heart shown by the lads to come back from two down. It was also great to see so many home fans here to support us."
Next up for the Pavos is a mouth-watering clash with top of the table Little Downham Swifts on 3rd December. Swifts have won 8 out of 8 in the league this season.