The 2nd XI Won 5 – 2 against Colliers Wood Town FC. The Ruts Goals came courtesy of a Sam Leatherby brace, plus further strikes from Whitto Senior, and 2nd half Subs Toby Lempriere & Will Mortimer. Young Whitto, Billy Whitthread was the OR’s MOTM.
The 4th XI Won 3 – 1 in the early KO against Panthers Res FC. The Ruts Scorers were Steve Berry, Liam Washford Bent and Mikas Alquadacola-Le. Washford Bent also secured the Ruts MOTM award for a sterling display.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams playing tomorrow!
A massive shift from the boys today to bring home the bacon in a 4-2 win against a decent Junction Elite side. The boys started a little slow with Junction putting on some early pressure but the wall Murphy in the net wasn’t shaken.
At the back some absolutely solid performances from the Powell duo, Seatho, and Wright. The boys took an early lead with a calm composed finish from TK and a second shortly after a neat header from Shelley to see us lead by 2 into the second half. Jackson Ray with a sensational goal line clearance to keep the sheet clean going into halftime. The second half the boys were out for blood and David Cecil scored a quick third followed by a 4th by JC.
Howie and Alder looked mustard and solid in the middle dictating the tempo before a lethal swipe of the leg from Ken Dog to give them a Penalty and a goal on the sheet.
Unfortunately for us, another handball was given and the junction scored a second penalty. The boys didn’t concede off open play today and some serious performances all around the park.
MOTM: David Cecil
Dick of the Day: Wrighty
Goals: TK, Shelley, Cecil, JC
Assists: Cecil, Barton x2, TK
Eyes peeled for some more announcements this week
The Ruts Sunday XI after their first game on Sunday 5th September 2021.
The 1st XI’s opening fixture saw them slump to a 6 – 1 defeat at Richmond & Kew FC. Despite the score line, the match was actually an even contest for just shy of an hour.
The Ruts went ahead on 34 minutes courtesy of a Will Mortimer strike at the end of some concerted pressure. However, the Hosts levelled a few minutes before half time when a fortuitous cross evaded Keeper Evan Watson who had pulled off some terrific saves earlier in the half. So we were level at the Interval.
The last half hour or so was a different story, as the Ruts succumbed to making too many errors which were punished ruthlessly. We move on again next Week!
The 2nd XI were in reality a mixture of our 3 Junior sides and they were badly let down by 4 no shows on the day! This was always going to be a tough game against a decent Frenches Athletic Reserves and our 47 year old 4th XI Manager got plenty of minutes to boost his keen fitness. The final score was a very hefty 13 – 2 defeat.
Best wishes to our New Sunday XI in their opening fixture tomorrow and also any other Ruts sports teams on the field of play.
The 1st XI are Away to Richmond & Kew FC in their opening League Fixture. Venue – Ham Playing Fields, Riverside Drive, Richmond TW10 7RU. Kick Off 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI host Frenches Athletic Reserves in a Friendly. Venue -Prince Georges, off of Grand Drive.Kick Off 3.00pm.
The 3rd & 4th XI’s do not have fixtures.
Our brand new Sunday XI commence their inaugural League Campaign, when they host Junction Elite 5th’s FC, at Prince Georges. Kick Off at 10.00am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
We are delighted to officially announce the launch of a brand new Sunday XI for this coming Season.
Joint Managers David Cecil & Sean Thornton (pictured) have assembled their enthusiastic and ambitious young squad in recent weeks, and the lads will be competing in the Southern Sunday Football League Division 10 in their first campaign – starting this Sunday 5th September.
We wish the team every success on this new Ruts football journey.
David Cecil & Sean Thornton – Old Ruts Sunday XI Joint Managers.
The 2nd XI lost 4 – 3 to Motspur Park FC earlier today. Dean Riordan put the OR’s ahead from the penalty spot, only for MPFC to take the lead by the interval.
Fabio Bagulho launched a stunning long ranger after the break, following neat link up play from Billy Holder & Sam Leatherby. Alas, the Ruts fell further behind before rallying and scoring again courtesy of Billy Holder, who notched at the end of decent team move, after Toby Lempriere threaded a pass to Liam Washford-Bent on the byline, which he cleverly crossed to Holder to slot home.
A tad of controversy saw debutant Yinka Akinloye’s valid effort disallowed for offside from an Ashley Daly free kick, which would have secured the Ruts a draw. However, that was not to be on the day. Our thanks to Carl McAlllister for stepping in for his Ruts and Goalkeeping debut by donning the No 1 Shirt.
The 4th XI travelled to Waddon Wanderers FC for a 1pm KO, with just a bare 11, following a couple of inexplicably poor no shows!
Manager Yilmaz reported , ‘Yeah we lost 4-2 – we dominated them, but 4 stupid goals and countless chances were missed. We ended up losing, our goals came from Billy Finnis with a cool finish and Erol ‘Elmo’ Yilmaz Bullet Header (really?) from a Simon Minihane cross. Thanks to 3rd XI Manager Christian Cittie for stepping up in goal too.
The Walking Football Ruts team suffered a 5 – 1 reverse against an established well drilled Pimlico side earlier today.
Early injuries to Peter Gillman, Terry Holland & Rob Hellewell hampered our efforts and a phenomenal Goalkeeping display from debutant and MOTM John Walker helped to significantly keep the score-line respectable.
Darren Knott scored a penalty on his 499th Old Ruts performance before sustaining an injury late on in the game. We hope you recover soon Knotty, as we look forward to you hitting your magical 500th when you are able to play again.
Onwards and upwards in their next game in 4 weeks, as hopefully this will allow enough time for our multiple crocks to recover! Speedy recoveries Chaps.
League games for the 1st & 2nd XI’s next weekend and potentially 3rd & 4th XI Friendlies, if limp availability improves. Also, our newly formed Sunday XI will be playing their first league game.
Without a doubt, the BIGGEST Event this coming Saturday is the overdue Wedding of our 1st XI Co Manager George Tidey, to his lovely ‘very soon to be Wife’ Becky Coleman!! We all know you will have a truly wonderful day, and a supremely magnificent Marriage and life together!!
The 2nd XI are at Home to Motspur Park FC. Venue – Prince Georges, Raynes Park, SW20, the entrance is off Grand Drive. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
The 4th XI are Away to Waddon Wanderers. Venue – John Fisher Old Boys, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, CR6 9RD. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.
The Old Ruts over 50/60’s Walking Football Team are Away to Pimlico FC. Venue – Goals, Tolworth. Kick Off is at 10.00am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts Teams competing this coming Weekend.
ORA President Gary Forge made his Walking Football Debut for the OR’s today against AFC Wimbledon. Forgey put the OR’s one nil up with a fine yesteryear strike. However, AFCW hit back twice to secure themselves a 2 – 1 victory. ORA Chairman Kevin Wilde and ORCC Chairman Richard Slatford also played this morning.
Not the best day for us results wise this afternoon, although it was all about getting minutes under our belts.
The Ruts highlight of the day saw our Record Appearance Holder Craig Lyle reach his phenomenal 800th!!! as he stepped in to help the 1st XI in their Friendly at Chiddingfold FC. It is also worth mentioning that Craig also scored 88 goals for the OR’s during his younger days when he played outfield. What a truly fantastic achievement and massive congratulations.
However, the result did not go our way, as the lads conceded 2 goals in the first 30 minutes and despite creating numerous chances themselves they were unable to get on the scoresheet and the final score was 2 – 0 to our welcoming hosts.
The second game saw our Reserves take on Chiddingfold Reserves, and this game followed a similar early pattern, as the hosts went in to a relatively easy 2 goal lead, before a terrific strike from Sam Leatherby reduced the arrears, desspite this lifeline, Chiddingfold added 3 further goals to secure themselves a comfortable 5 – 1 interval lead.
Pleasingly the Ruts upped their game in the second half and they notched again ( by what I am informed was a stunning strike from Dean Riordan) The Ruts also missed two penalties! So ultimately the score line could have potentially been closer.
The mixed 3rds/4th XI suffered a 5 – 0 reverse against a Motspur Park XI.
Best wishes to our Walking Football Team tomorrow when they face AFC Wimbledon! COYR!