The weekend ahead – Saturday 23rd March

The 1st XI have a double header at Home to Wandgas FC.
First kick off at 2:30pm
Second kick off at 3:45pm.

The 2nd XI are at home to Merton Social Reserves FC.
Venue: Prince Georges, Grand Drive, SW20 9DY. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Home to Chessington KC ‘A’
Venue: Tudor Dive, Morden, Pitch 3. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to Darkside FC
Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 1, Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.

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Results Round Up – Saturday 16th March 2019.

The 1st XI secured 3 points without actually kicking a ball in earnest, as their scheduled opponents were unable to field a side.

The 2nd XI went down 2 – 0 to table topping Battersea Boys FC. Apparently the team put in a decent shift against their strong opposition though.

The 3rd XI had a weekend off.

The 4th XI drew 1 – 1 with Woking United Sports Club in the Joe Hankin (Round Robin) Cup. Sam Colebrook scored for the OR’s.

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 16th March 2019.

The 1st XI have a welcome weekend off, as their scheduled opponents are unable to fulfill the fixture.

The 2nd XI are at home to Battersea Boys FC in the League. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 3rd XI also have a weekend off.

The 4th XI are at Home to Woking United Sports Club in the Joe Hankin Cup, Venue, Tudor Drive, Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 9th March 2019.

The 1st XI overcame Reigate Priory FC at Poplar Road this afternoon, although in reality the score-line didn’t truly reflect the overall balance of play at various times during the match.

 

However, after a relatively even first 40 minutes the Ruts disturbed proceedings by hitting two incredibly quick fire goals in prompt succession. Firstly a trademark 25 yard free kick from Zak Graham broke the deadlock and then the effervescent Paul Whitthread finished a fine team move by firing home in the area.

 

The Ruts then added 3 further goals to their tally after the break, although they needed to remain fully alert at the back themselves, as the visitors regularly threatened and only adverse finishing, determined defending and the alert Evan Watson thwarted the danger in the second period.

 

That said, the Ruts remained potent going forward themselves and a superb Zak Graham strike took the sting out of the game around the hour mark and pleasingly this was then shortly followed by a terrific Chris Beard strike.

 

To wrap the game up Chris Beard was battered to the ground in the Reigate area shortly before the whistle, which then enabled Zak Graham to claim an excellent Hatrick from the spot, which also earned him the OR’s MOTM award on the day.

 

The 2nd XI went down 3 – 0 at Shaftesbury Town FC, with no further detail to offer at this stage.

 

The 3rd XI suffered narrow back to back 2 – 1 defeats in their double header against Reigate Old Boys FC, with Kevin Foster and Matt Vandepeer notching the OR’s consolations in the respective matches.

 

The 4th XI returned to winning ways with a welcome 3 – 2 victory over Barnslake FC. The Ruts scorers were Aaron Betteridge, Owura Appiah and Dean Riordan.

 

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 9th March 2019.

The 1st XI are at Home to Reigate Priory FC. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Shaftesbury Town FC. Venue: Roehampton Playing Fields, Dover House Rd, SW15 5BX. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Home to Reigate Old Boys FC. Double Banker at Tudor Dive, Morden, Pitch 3. Kick Off 1 is at 1.15pm and Kick Off 2 is at 2.30pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to Barnslake FC at Tudor Drive, Morden,Pitch 1, Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 2nd March 2019.

With quite a few availability issues going on this week, coupled with suspensions, the Ruts did well to get all 4 teams out, and to top it all, we managed to secure 3 wins and narrowly lost out on a full clean sweep.

The 1st XI were without both Joint Managers today as Nick Raggett is in Iceland (funny time to go frozen food shopping) and Marc Skinner had to take his Wife to Hospital and we wish her well and hope that she has a speedy recovery. However, Cometh the hour, cometh the man, as the suspended 1st XI veteran Duncan Fraser was hauled off of his comfy settee to take care of proceedings admirably.

So on to the match itself, The 1st XI managed to secure a decent 3 – 0 at Westminster Casuals FC. After the teams drew at Poplar Road last weekend, it was a welcome sight to notice that like us, our hosts also had a few absentees.

Captain Chris Beard notched a quickfire brace after good work from Billy Liffen and Zak Graham respectively. Firstly, he fired home right footed at the 2nd attempt in the 19th minute and then headed home in the 22nd minute, to secure the OR’s with the interval lead.

In the second half Beard then claimed his perfect hatrick following clever footwork and a 20 yard left footed effort to make it 3 – 0.

Whilst the whole team put in a big shift with several massive performances in particular, a big thanks and special mention to Club Captain Kyle Moore for stepping up to the plate from the 2nd XI to put in a decent 90 minutes at right back.

The 2nd XI secured a welcome 2 – 0 win against Oxted & District Res FC, thanks to goals from Luke Bates and Rowan Matthews.

The 3rd XI also gained a credible 3 – 1 win over Old Boys Clapham FC courtesy of a Kevin Foster brace and a strike from Matt Vandepeer.

The 4th XI narrowly lost out 1 – 0 in their League Cup Semi Final match against NPL ‘A’ FC at Poplar Road. Our thanks go to club legend Graham Clayton for taking the teams reins in the absence of regular Manager Boo-Boo.

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 2nd March 2019.

The 1st XI are Away to Westminster Casuals FC.  Venue: Kingston University, Tolworth Court, Old Kingston Rd, Tolworth KT4 7QH, Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are at Home to Oxted & District Res FC.  Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 1.Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Old Boys Clapham FC.  Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 3. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to NPL ‘A’ FC in their League Cup Semi Final. Venue: Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.