Ramm’s wonder strike ensures Gorleston march on to next round of Vase
PUBLISHED: 09:17 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 12 November 2017
A moment of quality from new boy Jackson Ramm helped Gorleston through to the third round of the FA Vase.
There were two changes to the side that had thumped Ipswich Wanderers in midweek. Kyle Ingram was suspended and hat-trick man Ross Gilfedder was cup tied so in came Mitch McKay and a first start in a green shirt for Jackson Ramm.
Framlingham seemed to settle the quickest and it was they who had the first shot after 11 minutes through Johnny Kerridge but the effort was always going wide.
The Greens opened the scoring in the 19th minute.
McKay did well at the byline to hold off a defender and whip in a low cross, across the face of goal, to where Peter Lambert and defender Josh Sprague arrived together, sliding in at the back post.
The pair of them stretched for the ball and turned it into the goal with Lambert claiming the goal saying he had got a toe to it.
Lambert sliced a 55th minute effort wide after Joel Watts had pounced on a loose ball but Gorleston doubled their lead a minute later with a terrific individual goal.
Ramm picked the ball up just inside the opponents’ half, driving forward with purpose, before unleashing a powerful drive from 20 yards which gave the keeper no chance.
The visitors had to push on and the Greens began to sit deeper although it was Lambert who had the next half chance firing wide with nine minutes left.
Framlingham pulled a goal back in the second minute of time added on with a cracking 20-yard shot from Willett which dipped under the crossbar.
Gorleston had the final chance of the game when a lovely Lambert flick sent Watts away on the right and his cross was met by the head of Ismael Fatadjo but the ball drifted an inch wide.
Gorleston: Molloy, Clements (c), Kounnas, Goreham, Burrage, Shade, Pinheiro (Fatadjo 90), Ramm (French 86), Lambert, McKay (Hannant 81), Watts
Framlingham: Sam Chilvers, Mitchel Oliver (Charlie Smith 65), Josh Sprague (Alex Ling 69), Cyrus Thorpe, Anthony Johnson, James Mayhew (c), Jake Taylor, Matt Aldis, Danny Smith, Johny Kerridge, Max Willett
Referee: Carl Pearse