Ramsay steps on the Gas to hammer 14

Hotshot striker Ramsay Gashut has relived the most incredible scoring spree in local football history as he reflected on the 14-goal haul which drove him to comment “It's raining goals!” on his Facebook page.

Hotshot striker Ramsay Gashut has relived the most incredible scoring spree in local football history as he reflected on the 14-goal haul which drove him to comment “It's raining goals!” on his Facebook page.

Ramsay, 25, was singing in the rain as the goals came thick and fast in Horsford Social Club's 24-2 demolition of Thorpe Rovers Sunday.

And he revealed that the stunning solo show in the Evening News Norwich Sunday League Division 2B game had been achieved on the back of five hours sleep after a night out on the town.

“It was just one of those games when every time I got the ball it flew into the net. All of the goals were shots apart from one header.”


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Horsford were leading 11-1 at half time against their 10-man opponents, with eight goals for Ramsay. The onslaught continued unabated after the break, with Anthony Riches getting in on the act with a hat-trick.

But nothing could take the shine off Ramsay's virtuoso show. “The most I had ever scored before in one game was six when I was playing for Hellesdon Under 11s,” said Ramsay, who plays as a winger for Anglian Combination Premier Division outfit Spixworth United on Saturdays.

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Horsford SC secretary Nick Heaver said Ramsay had more than doubled his goal tally from 13 to 27 in one fell swoop.

“After the game he had a huge beam on his face. Later on he even announced on his Facebook page that it was raining goals.”

He added: “He is quick, a bit like Huckerby, jet-heeled and full of tricks. At this level not many defenders can cope with his speed when he is at full pace.”

But ironically while Ramsay is certainly no slouch on the pitch - he is never in a particular hurry to get on to it in the first place.

“He is usually the last one to arrive on Sunday mornings - he is renowned for liking his Saturday nights out,” said Heaver.

Ramsay made no attempt to play down his king of clubs image, saying: “I had about five hours sleep, the night before. Nick is right in what he says,” he laughed.

Heaver praised Thorpe for refusing to give in despite being overwhelmed in a match played in dreadful conditions at Horsford.

“They had a lot of young players, but they were a decent bunch of lads.

“I scored them 10 out of 10 for the Sporting Award. All credit to them that they didn't just stop and walk off.”

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