RAMSBOTTOM United continued their quest for a play off berth with a 6-0 win at Newcastle Town on Tuesday night.

The Rams had the bulk of the possession early on with Newcastle threatening on the break.

Rammy went close to the opening goal on the half hour when a cross from Khalil Osi-Efa bounced back off the crossbar.

Five minutes later Nic Evangelinos also hit the bar following a flowing move down the left.

The breakthrough arrived when Tom Kennedy’s cross allowed Evangelinos to place his header past keeper Matt Johnson.

Eddie Moran almost doubled the lead before the break but his header, from Khalil Osi-Efa’s cross, rebounded off the post.

Though Newcastle showed they still posed a threat, Ramsbottom began the second half in a similar vein to how they ended the first, with a couple of early chances going begging.

Then, five minutes after the restart Irywah Gooden was tripped in the box and Evangelinos took responsibility to send the penalty just inside the post for his 18th of the season.

The persistence of Jamie Rainford paid dividends when he chased down Johnson, nicking the ball off his toe and firing home from the edge of the box for a 3-0 lead.

In response Newcastle pushed forward, looking to reduce the deficit, but the Rams rearguard stayed resolute and Sam Ashton was not seriously tested.

With a quarter of the game to go things went from bad to worse for the hosts when an injury left them with 10 men as they had used all their subs,

Though three goals to the good Ramsbottom pushed forward relentlessly and they found the net three more times before the end.

A precise through-ball found the unmarked Osi-Efa 10 yards from goal and he rounded the keeper before walking the ball into an empty net for the Rams’ fourth goal of the match.

Kyle Jacobs then threaded a through-ball through to substitute Donaldson who controlled the pass before firing into the far corner for his first goal in a Rammy shirt.

Newcastle’s misery was compoleted minutes before the final whistle when Evangelinos found Ruben Jerome and he confidently tucked the ball under the keeper to complete the scoring and make it 24 goals in the last seven fixtures in all competitions.

After their emphatic win the players received a well-deserved reception from the supporters who made the journey to Staffordshire.

In an excellent all-round team display there was no obvious man of the match, though new recruit Tom Schofield showed up well on his debut in the midfield.

Ramsbottom face a trip to Trafford this Saturday.