Match Preview: Chichester (a)
Chichester City V Ramsgate Match Preview
Isthmian South East:
Ramsgate start what will be their 12th consecutive season in the Step 4 Isthmian League following their relegation from the Isthmian Premier in 2008/08. For City it shall be their first full campaign, after the abandonment of last year.
While The Rams have previous played in the top tier of nonleague football during the 1970’s, City are at their highest level. A superb first season saw them reach The FA Cup Second Round and were on course for a play-off finish when the league was suspended.
With capacity limited to 400 fans are advised to buy tickets via CLUB2APP. Remaining tickets will be available on the gate. Supporters should also note any purchases in the bar or tea bar must also be made via the app with no cash purchases possible.
Adult — £8.00
Concessions — £4.00
Students / 16-18 year-olds — £1
Under-16’s — Free
We’ve met before:
Only twice have the two teams met, with both occasions being on the Kent coast.
The first meeting was when they were playing under the Chichester City United guise in 2004 following the merger of Chichester City and Portfield FC. A comfortable 4-1 win for The Rams in The FA Vase First Round.
The other meet, as many will remember, was the opening game of last season. An Ollie Gray header after eight minutes opened the scoring. The visitors equalised on sixty minutes before Chi sealed the end-to-end match with an injury time penalty.
The 250 mile round journey to Oaklands Park will be the only ground in the league that Ramsgate visit for the first time this season.
The Rams V The Lilywhites: Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 1
Roman Campbell is out following an ankle ligament injury picked up during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against Chipstead FC. Ashley Miller is also an absentee as he nears his return from a toe injury picked up at Kingstonian while Rory Smith is also nursing a hamstring injury.