RAMSEY make the long trip to Oswestry this Saturday aiming to come back from last weekend’s home defeat by Wallasey in South Lancashire and Cheshire Division Two.
The Manx side led 14-0 at the Mooragh last weekend before conceding 19 unanswered points to let the game slip away.
The Eagles, as they’re known, didn’t provide a happy hunting ground for Ramsey in their first meeting last season, winning 38-17 at their Shropshire ground, although Ramsey won the return leg.
Oswestry have had a slowish start to their season and have only won two from five.
A solid win away at Oldershaw last weekend though should see them buoyant ahead of this tie.
As always with away trips, much will depend on the strength of the travelling team. Max Singer and John F. Watling are both unavailable - Singer with injury and Watling with a college commitment.
This will mean a much lighter travelling pack for Ramsey and they may just struggle against the big Oswestry eight.
Ramsey will be looking to play a fast wide game to stretch Oswestry on the flanks and test their fitness levels. If they can do this, there is always a chance.
The heavy weather of the last two weeks, however, may just play into Oswestry hands.