Match Report: Ramsgate FC 2 - 3 Hastings United
From the start Ramsgate were on top creating chance upon chance, with opportunities for all their strikers, then totally against the run of play in the 30th minute a defensive error lead to Hastings first goal scored by Daniel Ajakaiye. The Rams were soon level though with some very attractive football leading to a Rory Smith volley across the keeper into the top corner (pictured above), this put Ramsgate back on the front foot and they kept attacking and another good move led to Tom Chapman storing in from the right and volleying past 'keeper Charlie Horlock on 45 (leaving the Hastings defence blaming each other while the Rams celebrate (pictured).
Second half was different from the outset and Hastings took control of the game pressing forward leading to the Ramsgate defence making a couple of errors which both fell Hastings' way and led to goals for Dayshonne Golding (56th) and Ajakaiye (71st) to give Hastings the victory.
Rams: Luke Watkins, Jake Mackenzie, Ethan Madden, Jacob Mensah, George Crimmen, TJ Jadama, Tom Chapman, Charlie Dickens, Aaron Millbank, Rory Smith, Harry Stannard (Sam Lawford 74). Unused Subs: Jack Penny, Luke Wheatley, Billy Munday, Kyron Lightfoot.
Hastings: Charlie Horlock, Tom Climpson (Tom Vickers), Sam Beale, Sam Cruttwell, Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, Dayshonne Golding, Adam Lovatt, Daniel Ajakaiye, Jack Dixon, Kelvin Ogboe (Antonio Walker Barth), Ansu Janneh (Emmanuel Mensah). Unused subs: Jamie Fielding, Sinn'kaye Christie.