Ramsbottom United aim to keep top spot in North West Counties

RAMSBOTTOM United have just 10 games left to clinch the North West Counties Premier Division title after regaining top spot in midweek – but they face stiff competition in an exciting finish to the season.

The Rams jumped back to the summit on Tuesday night after thrashing Alsager Town 5-0 in south Cheshire.

Jon Robinson was twice on target, with Dominic Smalley, Ryan Moore and Lee Gaskell all weighing in with a goal apiece, in a thoroughly convincing display.

Their promotion hopes were dealt a further boost on Tuesday when third-placed Bootle were beaten at home to AFC Blackpool while, 24 hours later, East Lancashire rivals Barnoldswick Town were sent tumbling to a 2-0 defeat at Flixton.

Barlick are still very much in the hunt for top spot, but trail Rammy by seven points, but with three games in hand.

United, co-managed by Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson will hope to solidify their position, but now they must head to Flixton themselves tomorrow.

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