Match Report: Ramsgate FC 0-1 Folkestone Invicta
Ramsgate FC suffered their second defeat of pre-season against Premier Division side Folkestone Invicta FC on Tuesday evening.
Johan Ter Horst was the difference for Folkestone, tapping home from close range in the 58th minute to ensure a narrow victory at Southwood.
Folkestone went incredibly close to taking the lead in the 18th minute after a deflected effort from Sam Hasler was astonishingly saved on to the bar by Luke Watkins.
Miles Cornwell also hit the woodwork with a headed effort a little later on in the first half after some great build up play on the right-wing. Chapman whipped a wonderful cross into the box which was met by Kane, who knocked it on to Cornwell, who could beat the keeper but not the post.
Luke Watkins was called to action towards the end of the half, this time saving Josh Vincent’s header at the back post.
As the half drew to a close, Watkins kept the scores level again, saving a powerful strike on to the bar once more from Sam Hasler.
HT: Ramsgate FC 0-0 Folkestone Invicta FC
Watkins was very busy in the first half, and it didn’t take long for him to be tested again. Folkestone’s Kieron McCann drove into the box and unleashed a low driven shot at the front post, which was met by The Rams keeper with a strong hand.
The Premier Division side did manage to pull ahead in the end in the 58th minute. Alfie Paxman has just come on for Neil Cugley’s side, and he made an impact immediately, earning the assist for Johan Ter Horst to tap home from close range.
Tony Cornwell’s side struggled to get a real grip on the game in the first half, but even more so in the second half.
Kane Rowland thought he equalised in the 80th minute following some excellent work on the left-wing from William Johnson-Cole, delivering a dangerous low cross into the box for Kane to tumble on and force into the back of the net. But, the off-side flag was up to deny a third goal in three games for the Ramsgate striker.
FT: Ramsgate FC 0-1 Folkestone Invicta FC
Starting XI: Watkins, Carrington (OFF 45'), Wynter, Gray, Flemming (OFF 45'), Monger (OFF 45'), Chapman (OFF 45'), Trialist (OFF 67'), Rowland, Cornwell (OFF 61'), Carvalho (OFF 45')
Subs: Miller (ON 61'), Godmon, Mazzone (ON 45'), Saunders (ON 45'), Oliver (ON 67'), Robinson (ON 45'), Dalton (ON 45'), Johnson-Cole (ON 45')