Carshalton Athletic 1-1 Ramsgate
Rams maintain mid-table safety with an away point at Carshalton
After a better October Ramsgate find themselves 15th after wins over Whyteleafe and Faversham Town. A point yesterday away to Carshalton follows last weeks point against South Park meaning a more secure position in the Ryman League South.
Jim and Danny Ward may have wondered how they didn't win the match after taking the lead seconds before half time but conceding ten minutes into the second.
It was a familiar look to the travelling side with the exciting front three of Paxman, Millbank and Chapman starting while Bradley Stevenson continued in Luke Girt's absence. There was a return in central defence for Luke Wheatley to partner captain George Crimmen and a last minute change in midfield as Kane Smith was replaced with Macauley Murray.
It was a slow first half with both sides reluctant to surge forward leaving space in behind to be exploited. Understandable from the Rams who conceded 19 in 7 during the month of September.
The deadlock was finally broken by teen sensation Alfie Paxman on the stroke of half time. The young forward has featured prominently all season but with the sale of Joe Taylor and injury to Tom Loynes there is more emphasis on Paxman's contribution, who hasn't disappointed.
With Carshalton Athletic losing their play became far more expansive and managed to equalise on 56 minutes through Josh Phillips. As Sir Alex Ferguson once said 'you get what you can away and win your home games.' Ramsgate tightened up the defence and played out for the draw.
Plenty of positives for the Rams following three games without a defeat and a solid structure to the squad. The young trio of Paxman, Millbank and Chapman up front is exciting and proving popular with the Rams faithful.
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