Despite the adverse weather, a massive thanks to the AFC Wimbledon Legends for their support in helping us raise £2.5k for .
The Ruts held the Dons for an hour before the Visitors upped the gears by smashing in 5 Goals. The OR’s nabbed a late consolation courtesy of Dean Riordan’s deft lob.
Our Special thanks go to everyone at the OR’s for their considerable help, the Bar Team, The BBQ Team, Chris Clapham, Alan Johnston, Trimmo, Pat Keene’s Catering Team, Our President Mr Wellstead and the many other unsung heroes who all did their Bit.
Full match photos courtesy of Michael Trimmings will follow in due course.
The 1st XI are Away to Tooting Bec Res FC. Venue: Tooting & Mitcham United, Bishopsford Road, Morden SM4 6BF ( 3G Pitch) Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home to Woodmansterne Hyde FC in the League Cup Junior Rd 2. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Woking & Maybury FC in the Surrey Lower Junior Cup Rd 1. Awaiting For Match Details From Opponents.
The 4th XI have NO GAME.
On Sunday the Vets are Away to Worcester Park Vets. Venue: Green Lane, Worcester Park. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.
The 1st XI put in a solid performance playing with a decent tempo for over an hour, which enabled their first half efforts to earn a prominent 3 goal interval lead against Frenches Athletic FC.
The Ruts goals came from Duncan Fraser, Zak Graham and the pick of the trio was Jimmy Graham’s sublime strike. The OR’s also hit the woodwork 4 times, with 3 first half strikes and a great effort from Captain Chris Beard in the final stages, which was worthy of a goal.
This was a keenly contested match, with a fair few cards being shown to both teams. Unfortunately, 2 Ruts players received second yellows in the latter stages of the game meaning the OR’s had to really dig in to preserve the lead their hard work had achieved. However, the Visitors did manage to pull a late goal back, to make the final score 3 – 1.
The 2nd XI went down 2 – 1 away to Hersham FC in the Surrey Junior Cup. The 2s also suffered a Red as Kyle Moore was harshly dismissed which left the OR’s to play over an hour with 10 men. Bradley Szreider notched for the Ruts.
The 3rd XI went down 4 – 1 at Merton Social ‘A’ FC. The OR’s goal was an OG and the team will urgently be looking to turn their campaign around at the earliest opportunity.
The 4th XI lost 6 – 2 to Brentford Freedom FC. Dean Riordan and Steve Berry were the Ruts Scorers.
Best wishes to the Ruts Youth Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI host Frenches Athletic FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm
The 2nd XI are Away to Hersham FC in the Surrey Junior Cup. Venue: Desborough Island, Walton Lane, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1QP. Kick Off is at 1.30pm
The 3rd XI are Away to Merton Social ‘A’ FC. Venue: King Georges Park,Kimber Rd, SW18 4GB. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
The 4th XI are Home to Brentford Freedom at Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30pm
On Sunday the Vets are away to Epsom/Mantova Vets at Peaches Close, Cheam. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI won 5 – 3 at Reigate Priory FC, with the hosts claiming two soft penalties. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Chris Beard (2), Zak Graham (2) and Duncan Fraser. The pick of the OR’s goals was a 25 yard screamer from Zak Graham. Dan Lawrence was the Ruts MOTM. Photos from this match are now online, courtesy of @andythephoto So a massive thank you to him.
The 2nd XI drew 0 – 0 in a tight match with Old Russellians FC. At times it was pretty niggly, with some poor challenges going in from both sides. The Ruts ended the match with 9 players, which endorses the brief summary above!
The 3rd XI’s difficult start to the campaign continued as they suffered a 1 – 6 home defeat against Warlingham Res FC. Steve Berry notched the OR’s consolation.
The 4th XI achieved a credible 2 – 0 win at Teddington Res FC, thanks to Goals from Sam Colebrook and Billy Finnis.
This will certainly be one of the biggest weekends for us in many a year!
The 1st XI travel to Reigate Priory FC. Venue – Reigate Priory Cricket Ground, Park Lane, Reigate RH2 8JX. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home (Poplar Road) to Old Russellians FC. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
The 3rd XI are at Home (Tudor Drive) to Warlingham Res FC. Please note the early Kick Off at 1.45pm.
The 4th XI are Away to Teddington Res FC. Venue – Feltham Community Collage, Browells Lane, Feltham TW13 7EF. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets host AFC Wimbledon Legends at Poplar Road. Entry £3 with all match proceeds going to the Aspire Communication Groups. Kick Off at 1.30pm. All support welcome! BBQ, Raffle, Auction on the day.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts Teams this Weekend.
Well, our mission to track down a very familiar face and Club Legend was finally concluded on Tuesday this week.
Craig Lyle made his phenomenal 750th Appearance for the Ruts back on the 9th December 2017. However, owing to family commitments he was unable to attend the Presentation in May.
1st XI Joint Manager Marc Skinner and 4th XI Manager Graham Larcombe presented him with his 750th Appearance Award.. Take a bow Craig.
The 1st XI’s Match at Home was cancelled as the Opposition were unable to fulfil the Fixture.
The 2nd suffered a 2 – 1 defeat at Oxted & District Res FC and they were not helped by a red card. Ollie Hicks notched the OR’s consolation.
The 3rd XI secured their first point of their campaign after drawing 5 – 5 at Chessington KCFC ‘A’ FC. Debutant Matt Vandepeer scored an epic hatrick and Mark Todd bagged a brace.
The 4th XI had a close encounter with NPL ‘A; eventually winning 3 – 2. It was level at the interval 2 – 2, with 3 of the 4 goals coming from the spot. Dean Riordan slotted both OR Pens.
The Ruts winner came at the end of a delightful move with young Jake Searles clever and deft wing work providing Harry Reeder with the chance to slot home for what proved to be the all important winner.
Best wishes to the Junior Ruts Junior Teams tomorrow.