Ramsbottom Tigers (now under 10s), recently welcomed three new signings – Keira Hope, Lyla Hudson and Erin Parkinson – to their squad, and began the new season (9th September 2018) with an 8 team friendly tournament in Hasingden.
The Tigers, seeded to play against the top three teams, got off to a flying start – only to be denied victory with a last minute goal against local rivals Westbury. Two close defeats followed against Haslingden and Bolton, with both matches in the balance until late in the day. Special mentions go to the top scorer from last season – Megan Oliver – who continued where she left off; goalkeepers Ruby Melia and Keira Hope, with some outstanding saves to keep the Tigers in the games, and new signings Keira Hope (again), Lyla Hudson and Erin Parkinson, who performed like veterans on their debuts.
A tough day, the team played extremely well against some quality opposition, all in all a very promising start to the season ahead!
Ramsbottom 2 Westbury 2 | Scorers – Keira Pridgeon; Megan Oliver
Ramsbottom 1 Haslingden 5 | Scorer – Megan Oliver
Ramsbottom 1 Bolton 4 | Scorer – Megan Oliver
The Tigers are looking forward to showing off their new Datum kits – which will be arriving soon!