Blues entertain rock-bottom Rams

Action from Whitby's FA Trophy clash with Ramsbottom at the Turnbull last November
Action from Whitby's FA Trophy clash with Ramsbottom at the Turnbull last November

Whitby Town will look to bounce back from successive defeats when they host struggling Ramsbottom United this evening (Wednesday).

The Blues lost a five-goal thriller at Blyth last Tuesday before suffering a last-gasp defeat at Matlock on Saturday.

Manager Darren Williams blamed his side’s most recent defeat on a failure to take their chances, something he says his players cannot afford to do tonight.

“We didn’t take our chances at Matlock and it cost us. We need to learn our lessons from Saturday in time for the Ramsbottom game,” he told the Whitby Gazette.

“We cannot make the same mistakes again.

“We are still confident going into the game however, we’ve been playing well so far this season and on Saturday the overall performance was brilliant, we just couldn’t score.

“There are no gimmes in this league though, we will have to go out and do our jobs properly if we want to get a result against Ramsbottom.”

The rock-bottom Rams are without a point so far this season, having lost their three opening league fixtures, scoring just once in the process.

Saturday saw them hammered 4-1 at home by Hyde United.

The Bury-based club visited the Turnbull Ground twice last season, losing 2-0 in the league in September and winning 2-1 in the FA Trophy two months later.

Tonight’s game is a 7.45pm kick-off.