On the last game of the season the Under 21s were joined by the Under 9s for the second match running, and who again created a great atmosphere at Southwood (not sure who provided the chants they sang so well).
Ramsgate were placed under no pressure from manager James Read at the start of game and were told to express themselves but to work hard for each other. Starting with a high tempo and pressing high Ramsgate had much of the possession in the first 15 minutes against a very good Lewes side, until a superb cross from the left hand side from Jack Penny found the head of Niall Salisbury making it 1-0. The next 30 minutes saw both sides battling hard with their defences seeming unbreakable with stunning saves from both ‘keepers.
The second half started as the first finished, with both side competing to a high tempo again and with both ‘keepers making exceptional saves. Lewes finally broke the impressive back four of Ramsgate to make it 1-1 with 17 minutes left to play, and although it was all Ramsgate with chance after chance for the rest of the 90 they just couldn’t get that all important second goal. In injury time Lewes created a chance that looked certain to be buried in the back of the net but typical of the night the Ramsgate 'keeper was having, Joe Tywman somehow kept the score 1-1 with a great cat-like save. Ramsgate also had a great chance to take the game but it wasn’t to be.
A good game from a bunch of great young players, leaving the manager excited for next season.
Updated 10:32 - 22 Jul 2017 by Martin Able