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Ramsgate vs. Frome Town: FA Cup Preview

In the third and final of three special features ahead of Saturday afternoon's hotly-anticipated cup clash, Steve Jupp, BA11's Club Historian, shares his thoughts on tomorrow's contest!

When the team bus rolls back into Dodge late on Saturday night, it will have clocked up some 970 miles for their three away FA Cup ties this season.

The early rounds are usually quite regional but trips to Falmouth, Plymouth and now Ramsgate have put a spanner in the works of that particular notion but not one supporter will be complaining if the run goes on and there's another lengthy journey in a fortnight's time.

In order to progress beyond the Third Qualifying Round for the first time in 39 years, they will need to douse the fire power of an impressive Isthmian League South East Division Ramsgate side but Frome too, are in a rich vein of form, unbeaten in nine, winning eight of them and not shy in front of goal themselves.

Preparation has been meticulous with assistant manager Neil Simons travelling to the Kent coast last week to run his eye over The Rams' extra time replay success against Cray Wanderers.

Can this talented Robins squad create their own piece of history? Can James Ollis find the net for the eighth game running? Will we have to do it all again under the Badgers Hill lights in a replay?

Any outcome is possible, but the one scenario every Frome fan will settle for is to be in the hat for Monday's Fourth Qualifying Round draw.


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Gerry Urch
Gerry Urch
Sep 29, 2023

Ramsgate's record is so similar to ours in every which way. Both are in the same tier of non - league football, Both beat a team in the last round from the league above them. Both are on a great run after an early season league defeat. Ramsgate did lose a minor Kent cup game but fielded 9 debutants in that game! Both have a rampant centre forward- Taylor for them - Ollis for us. It certainly has the makings of a high scoring game. Clearly, we have to perform better at the back than we did Tuesday night or we're going to be in trouble!

This is a very positive draw for us, as we could have drawn one…

James Carpenter
James Carpenter
Sep 29, 2023
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Believe me,Ramsgate are considerably better than Plymouth Parkway.Good luck lads!

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