On a rather dreary day, Ricky 1's travelled through a different time zone to take on Bishop Stortford in their return fixture after beating Stortford 4-1 earlier in the season. Also making his 1's debut was young Scott Ramsay. Ricky also had some decent away support with the Ricky legend Graeme Ramsay along with Scruffy the dog cheering on from the sidelines. Some have said Mr Ramsay will return by the end of the season so watch this space.
Ricky got off to their normal fast start but couldn't make anything of some decent balls into the "D". Stortford were also quick on the break and created some early chances themselves. Midway through the half a couple of poor clearances from the Ricky defensive line led to goals to Stortford leaving them 2-0 up.
At half time a great team talk from the ever inspirational Will Pendered led to a rejuvinised Ricky team in the 2nd half with the reappearance of Sam Couzins taking his first tentative steps back from a minor injury setback. Ricky started dominating the 2nd half by winning lots of possession with the majestic Matt Stray and tenacious Toby Byng pulling the strings. Pressure was beginning to mount and the Stortford GK pulled off a superb save on the line from the ever young Jeff Unger.
However a great goal was to follow with a flowing move started from a precise kick from Greg Moore to Andy Moore who fed the ball into midfield. Three passes later the ball was in the back of the net with a great finish from Toby Byng. A similar flowing move followed which led to another goal by Jack Lieberman and Ricky were back on equal terms.
The last five minutes were nip and tuck for both sides with Greg Moore making a great double save to keep Stortford out. Unfortunately for Ricky the final whistle went soon after and a 2-2 was the final result with Ricky taking 4 points off Stortford which was a decent return over the two matches. Man of the watch was Toby Byng with what some said was his best game in a Ricky shirt.