ORAFC Award Winners 2016/17

Congratulations to the Award Winners last night – Club Milestones as follows,

Simon Minihane 500 – 22/10/2016
Lee Caffell 500 – 25/09/2016
Nick Raggett 350- 25/03/2017
Phil Lines 300 – 19/11/2016
Alan Whiter 300 – 19/03/2017
Ollie Hicks 250 – 01/04/2017
Ed Reynolds 250 – 09/10/2016
Rhys Waul 200 – 11/03/2017
Kyle Moore 150 – 01/10/2016
Derek Blunden 150 – 23/10/2016
Dan Martin 100 – 18/10/2016
Chris Blenkinsop – 100 13/08/2016

2016/17 Award Winners

1st XI – POTY – Zak Graham
1st XI – MPOTY – Graham Rolfe
2nd XI – POTY – Stephen Asomaning
3rd XI – POTY – Colin Borrowdale
4th XI – POTY – Dean Riordan
Vets POTY – Billy Finnis
Young Player – Harry Reeder
Clubman – Marc Skinner
Golden Boot – Zak Graham

Also a big well done and thank you to our new Hon.Life Vice Presidents, Lee Caffell , Dan Poulter ,  Erol Yilmaz and Graham ‘Boo-Boo’ Larcombe for many years of superb service to the Club.

ORAFC – 2017/18 – Senior & Junior Officers

We have a few vacancies, so please feel free to express your interest. We are also very pleased to be adding long time stalwarts Lee Caffell, Daniel Poulter Erol Yilmaz and Graham Larcombe to the VP list this year.


We are particularly keen to find a 2nd XI Manager & Club Coach.  Those interested can contact the Club via oldrutlishiansafc@gmail.com .


1st XI Managers- Nick Raggett & James Boxall
2nd XI Manager – TBC
3rd XI Manager – Erol Yilmaz
4th XI Manager – Graham Larcombe
Under 16 Manager David Edwards
Under 15 Girls Manager – Jay Ramsey
Under 11 Blues Manager – Robbie Baird
Under 11 Yellows Manager – Dave Foster and Sam El-Jouzi
Under 9 Manager – Marc Skinner
Under 8 Manager – Joe Nimmo
Veterans Manager – Lee Poulter (Acting/Caretaker)
Veterans Secretary – Lee Caffell
Hon Life President – Gavin Lennard
Hon Life Vice Presidents – Roland Heal, Graham Clayton, Steve Nicola, Scott Hawley, Lee Caffell, Daniel Poulter, Erol Yilmaz
Chairman – Graham Clayton
Vice Chairman – Daniel Poulter
Treasurer – Graham Clayton
Secretary – Graham Winter
Fixture Secretary – Iain Higgins
Social officers – Melissa Marney and Kyle Moore
Website Administrators – Daniel Poulter & Gavin Lennard
Club Captain – Kyle Moore
Club Player Records and Statistics – Graham Winter
Club Coach – TBC
Youth Chairman – Daniel Poulter
Youth Secretary – Daniel Poulter
Youth Treasurer – Annalisse Poulter
Youth Social Officer – Lorraine Doyle


‘Unofficial’ Result Round Up – Saturday 6th May 2017.

The 1st XI took on West Fulham FC in the SSEC League Senior Cup Final today.

The Ruts went ahead through a superb drilled strike from Billy Liffen, although in fairness WFFC had a fair few good chances in the period, which they failed to capitalise on. Likewise the OR’s also had further opportunities too. However, the Interval arrived with the OR’s 1 – 0 ahead.

Immediately after the break West Fulham equalised in the first minute of the half. The Ruts then gradually enhanced their game and hit 3 great goals. The 2nd goal saw Duncan Fraser start and end a stunning team move as he rose like a large Salmon to firmly head home an exquisite cross from Chris Beard.

The Beard Brothers Chris and Michael then both scored great goals to put the Ruts firmly in the driving seat. That’s where the good bit of the story ends, as unfortunately the match was Abandoned after 84 minutes with the Ruts 4 – 1 ahead. For obvious reasons we are unable to comment further on the reasons or causes of this and the matter will now be dealt with by the League and County F.A’s. The League Title was presented to us today and Ruts long serving Captain Nick Raggett and Craig Vernon pose with the Cup below.League

Cup Final Update & Milestone Awards.

The 1st XI’s League Senior Cup Final versus West Fulham FC is this coming Saturday the 6th of May at Whyteleafe FC. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.



Congratulations and Well Done to the following Ruts Players, who will receive their phenomenal Milestone Awards at our Presentation Evening on Friday the 19th May.


Football Members please also note that our AGM will be held on Thursday the 11th of May.


All Time Appearances

Simon Minihane   500  22/10/2016

Lee Caffell              500   25/09/2016

Nick Raggett           350   25/03/2017

Phil Lines                300   19/11/2016

Alan Whiter            300   19/03/2017

Ollie Hicks              250    01/04/2017

Ed Reynolds            250   09/10/2016

Rhys Waul               200   11/03/2017

Kyle Moore              150   01/10/2016

Derek Blunden        150   23/10/2016

Dan Martin               100   18/10/2016

Chris Blenkinsop     100   13/08/2016

Results Round Up – Saturday 29th April 2017.

The 1st XI went head to head with West Fulham FC in a close and tightly contested dress rehearsal ahead of the teams meeting in the League Senior Cup Final next weekend. The first period was a close affair, which WFFC narrowly edged on build up and quantity of overall chances. However, their 44th minute opener was a tad fortuitous, as it bounced off Big Steve in Goal to give them the Interval lead.

Pleasingly the Ruts upped their tempo and all round effort in the second period and Paul Mears struck a very sweet sublime effort to level for the Ruts around the hour mark. Soon after this Super Sub Ollie Hicks made an immediate impact as he slotted home at the far post, following a neat team move culminating in a cross from Zac Graham.

The In form Mears then doubled his tally to make it a deserved brace after firing home from an acute angle, to make the final score 3 – 1 to the League Champions.

West Fulham had the opportunity to reduce the arrears from the penalty spot 5 minutes from time, which could have led to an interesting finale. However, Steve Asomaning had other ideas, as he pulled off an excellent save to ensure the Ruts 2 goal advantage remained intact = Well done team.

Erol’s 3rd XI finished their Season with a convincing 5 – 0 victory over Old Plymouthians Res FC, which leaves the lads recent relegation concerns as a forgotten concern. A vibrant hatrick from Benjamin Kennett and goals from Michael Truelove-Dodd and Kilo Moon providing the damage.
Good results today and let’s make sure we have plenty of Ruts support at the Final next week.

The Weekend Ahead – 29th April 2017.

The 1st & 3rd XI’s play their final League Matches of the 2016/17 Campaign. The 1st XI have successfully won the Intermediate Division One Title with a game to spare, whilst the 3rd XI completely turned their Season around by staying up in Junior Division Three, after a very tough start to the Season.


Both matches this weekend are at Weston Green Sports Ground, Longmead Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0JF


The 1st XI are playing West Fulham FC Kick Off is at 3.00pm. Whilst the 3rd XI take on Old Plymouthians Res in an earlier Kick Off at 1.30pm.


The following week the Old Ruts 1st XI take on West Fulham again in the League Senior Cup Final. Full details to follow.


Best wishes to the Ruts teams.