Match Report: VCD Athletic 2 - 1 Ramsgate FC
The Rams' season opens with a trip to South East London, VCD Athletic. The Vickers were first to find the net in only the third minute thanks to Charlie MacDonald, the quickest goal in this afternoon’s Bostik South East fixtures. Twenty minutes later MacDonald doubled the hosts’ advantage, with the score remaining at 2-0 until the interval.
In the second half Billy Munday made way for Rory Smith, as the Rams battled to get back into the game, and with 15 minutes to go Sam Lawford replaced Harry Stannard. Within a minute Tom Chapman pulled one back for the Rams, but it was not enough to overcome the Vickers’ first half display.
VCD Athletic: Joe Mant, Jeffery Gyamfi, Regan Wiley (Ricardo Joseph 78), Junior Baker, Temi Eweka, Jack Steventon, Aymun El-Moyhalbel, Alastair Gordon, Dominic Odusanya (Courtney Barrington 54), Charlie MacDonald, Leon Lalor-Dell (Tyron Guthrie 81). Unused subs: Moses Ashikodi, Jonathan Adebayo.
Ramsgate: Luke Watkins, Jake Mackenzie, Ethan Madden, Jacob Mensah, Luke Wheatley, Charlie Dickens, Tom Chapman, TJ Jadama, Aaron Millbank, Billy Munday (Rory Smith 45), Harry Stannard (Sam Lawford 75). Unused Subs: Jack Penny, Kyron Lightfoot, Ryan Birch.