An unbeaten start to the year for Ramsey Pavilion has been followed up with a somewhat disappointed run of results with a loss and a draw in the league being followed by a loss and elimination from the Hunts Junior Cup.
The first league match of the season saw Brampton Reserves visit Cricketfield Lane is a match between two teams that many are tipping to be in amongst the promotion race come the end of the season. A closely fought game was in the balance a two apiece with goals for Pavilion coming from Jake Burton & Tom Lloyd but a momentary lapse in concentration saw the away side nick a third goals and all three points.
Next up was a trip to March Rangers. Pavilion handed to debut to veteran Goalkeeper Jon Cade but he was powerless to stop Rangers taking and early lead. At half time the score was 3-1 to the home side but they would be forced to see at the game with 10 men after they had a man sent off for a professional foul. Pavilion fought back in the second half and managed to pull the score line back to 3-3 but the 10 men of March defended well and they eventually managed to cling on for a draw. Jake Burton was man of the match as he bagged all three goals for Pavilion.
The Hunts Junior Cup game served up a difficult tie as current holders Eaton Socon Reserves visited the Lane. Eaton play their football in the division above Pavilion and they started well, taking a two goal lead after 20 minutes. Things looked to be going from bad to worse for Pavilion as top scorer Jake Burton was forced to hobble from the field soon after taken out by an Eaton defender when through on goal. Pavilion, to their credit, stuck to the task and started to get a foothold in the game. Kyle McPartlin pulled one back for Pavilion. Eaton scored again to restore their two goal lead but Stevie Hurst made the score 3-2 in the dying moments of the half. Pavilion felt that there were well in this game going into the second half but things started poorly as Eaton got a fourth early on. The difference in class eventually told and as Pavilion ran out of steam in the latter stages of the match, the visitors added two more to make the final score 6-2 to Eaton Socon.
A disappointing run of results but Pavilion still find themselves in the Creake Charity Shield and mid-table in Division 2B with two games in hand over most of the sides above them.