Medal an honour for Ramsay

Iain Ramsay was humbled to be named the inaugural recipient of the Tomas Dale Medal following the Reds' Remembrance Day win over Gold Coast.

Iain Ramsay was humbled to be named the inaugural recipient of the Tomas Dale Medal following the Reds' Remembrance Day win over Gold Coast United.

The Reds scored a much needed win against Gold Coast last Friday night and one man who starred was exciting left sided winger Iain Ramsay.

Last year-s Adelaide United Rising Star made a telling contribution, showing confidence on the ball and having involvement in both of the Reds- goals in a performance that earned him the inaugural Tomas Dale medal.

“From an individual perspective it-s always nice to score a goal, especially if it ends up being the winning one, but more importantly just very happy that we got the three points,” Ramsay said.

“We had plenty of chances, even when they scored we knew we would get a few more chances yet in the game, and luckily we finished it off.”

“I think that win gave us a lot of confidence as a team, the boys are buzzing and training has been really good so far this week.”

As for becoming the recipient of the Tomas Dale Medal to commemorate Remembrance Day, few could argue that Ramsay-s classy play, super crosses from the left and confidence in taking players on made him a deserving winner.

“It-s always nice to win little awards here and there. It was definitely an honour to win that award,” Ramsay said.

The Reds are now preparing to make the long journey to Auckland for a crucial game against a Wellington Phoenix side that will be high on morale after pushing reigning champions Brisbane Roar all the way at Suncorp Stadium.

“It-s not easy with the time difference and trying to adapt straight away, but I think we will cope alright,” Ramsay said of the trip across the Tasman.

“I know from last year, going to New Zealand is not the easiest of games, but I-m confident we-ll do alright.”

The Reds depart for Auckland tomorrow afternoon ahead of Saturday-s kick-off at Eden Park.