The 1st XI put in a truly top display in their League Cup Semi-Final today, as they blew Hanworth Sports away with a blistering 7 goal display. Billy Liffen continued his impressive campaign to date in cracking form, as he set the tone of the match with barely 90 seconds on the clock, when his well timed run resulted in him scoring at the end of a neat team build up.
Graham Rolfe then hit another of his trademark classics from around 20 yards, before Zak Graham struck another stunning free kick to make it 3.
Liffen then fired a further terrific strike from an acute angle to make it 4 – 0 with just 34 minutes played.
The Ruts added 3 further excellent goals after the break, all of which were decent well struck efforts. Graham doubled his tally with a 25 yarder, which evaded the keeper and Chris Beard then also shot well from distance following good link up play with Graham. Paul Mears then topped things off for the Ruts with a well placed strike from close to the penalty spot.
The 2nd XI secured a hard fought 2 – 1 win over Chessington KCFC Reserves at Poplar Road thanks to goals from player manager Kyle Moore and Alex Blenkinsop. Reports from our reporter at the scene Melissa Marney informed us that we had some twitchy moments in ‘Fergie Time’.
The 3rd XI went down 4 – 0 away to Oxted and District Reserves and consequently they will want to put that result behind them and bounce back next weekend.
The 4th XI also had a bad day at the office as they went down 3 – 1 to Epsom Casuals.The highlight of the day was young Harry Reeder keeping his rich vein of goal-scoring form by notching for the Ruts.
Best wishes to the Ruts teams in action tomorrow.
The 1st XI are Away in the League Senior Cup Semi Final versus Hanworth Sports FC. Kick Off is at 2.00pm. Venue: Weston Green Sports Club,Longmead Rd,Thames Ditton KT7 0JF
The 2nd XI are at Home to Chessington KCFC Res at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Oxted & District Res at Master Park, Church Lane,Oxted ,Surrey RH8 9LD. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
The 4th XI are Away to Epsom Casuals at Long Ditton Rec, Windmill Lane,Long Ditton KT6 5QE. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
VETS NO GAME
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI overcame Westminster Casuals in the League with a comprehensive 5 – 0 victory today. A stunning 25 yard strike from Graham Rolfe put the Ruts ahead on the 30 minute mark, as his power drive smashed in to the net off of the inside of the post.
Michael Beard then doubled the OR’s lead, before Duncan Fraser headed in from close range on the verge of half time.
In the second period Paul Mears made his mark in emphatic fashion as he notched a goal himself and also crossed exquisitely for top scorer Zac Graham to head home. The only dampener of the day is the ongoing foot injury hampering the Ruts long term talisman Nick Raggett.
The 2nd XI felt harshly done by as they went down 1 – 0 away to Motspur Park FC. The initial grapevine rumour reaching us is that the damaging goal came via a flukey handball!
The 3rd XI had a day to forget as they went down 3 – 0 to Tooting Bec ‘A’ in the Geoff Ellis Cup. A very early debated red card saw the Ruts down to 10 men and a further Red card (for 2 x yellows) saw the OR’s finish the game with just 9 men.
The 4th XI secured a fine 7 – 2 win over Chessington KCFC ‘B’ in the KDFL Joe Hankin Cup thanks to a super 4 goal haul from Miles Wiltshire and further goals from Harry Reeder, Austin Adams and Lewis Colebrook.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are at Home to Westminster Casuals in the League, with a 2.00pm KO.
The 2nd XI are Away to Motspur Park FC in the League at, Venue: GoalsTolworth,Tolworth KT5 9NT. Kick Off 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI are Home to Tooting Bec ‘A’ in the Geoff Ellis Cup 1/4 Final at Nursery Road, Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
The 4th XI are Home to Chessington KCFC ‘B’ in the Joe Hankin Cup. Venue: Tudor Drive Morden, with a 2.00pm KO.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Grafton Vets at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.
The Ruts enjoyed their first clean sweep of the campaign today, as all 4 sides produced terrific wins.
The 1st XI stunned Wandgas Sports as they hit 7 past the visitors in a fine 7 – 1 victory.
Despite this the OR’s actually fell behind against the run of overall play after around 25 minutes.
What happened after that was impressive as Zac Graham fired a stunning hatrick and Michael Beard smashed a great brace to provide the Ruts a 5 – 1 interval lead. In the second half, yet another couple of Raspers courtesy of Chris Beard and Ollie Hicks put the icing on the Cake.
The 2nd XI secured a great win over Raynes Park Vale ‘A’ thanks to goals from Jon Taylor, Phil Lines and Steve Berry. Match report to follow from one of the team.
The resurgent 3rd XI were truly legendary (in the words of Manager Erol Yilmaz) as their bare 11 beat one of the top teams in the division 2 – 1, courtesy of goals from Michael Dodd and Ciaran Moorhouse.
Boo’s 4th XI wrapped up the Ruts stunning day thanks to a 2 – 1 win over Petersham Pumas Res. The OR’s goals were nicely notched by Harry Reeder and Dean Riordan.
Great results and effort chaps. Best wishes to the Vets and Juniors tomorrow.
The 1st XI are at Home in the League versus Wandgas Sports Kick Off is at 2.00pm
The 2nd XI are Away in the League to Raynes Park Vale ‘A’. Venue: R/P Vale FC,Grand Drive,SW20 9DZ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
The 3rd XI are Away in the League to Crescent Rovers ‘A’. Venue: Wallington Sports Ground,34 Mollinson Drive,Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 1.30pm
The 4th XI are Away in the League to Petersham Pumas Res. Venue: Hawker Centre,Lower Ham Road,Kingston KT2 5BH. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
On Sunday the Vets are Home to Chertsey Town Vets at 10.30am
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.
The 1st XI won 6 – 1 at Poplar Road against Fulham Deaf courtesy of a Zak Graham hatrick, plus further goals from Dan Lawrence, Paul Whitthread and Ollie Hicks.
The 2nd XI had a bad day at the Office with just a bare 11, including an injured player, as they went down 1 – 0 at Epsom Ath Res.
The 3rd XI also suffered a dent in their recent revived form, as they went down 4 – 3 to Worcester Park Res. The Ruts scorers were Ciaran Moorhouse (2) and Richard Edmonds.
The 4th XI drew 2 – 2 with AFC Hampton at Tudor Drive in the Joe Hankin Cup, with Amir Cherifi and Dean Riordan notching for the OR’s.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.