Results Round Up – 23rd/24th October 2021.

The 1st XI put in a very decent shift against Farleigh Rovers of the Surrey Premier League in the County Cup yesterday.

Our thanks to Mappy for the goal details below, with some added content from me.

0-1 5mins

1-1 The Ruts levelled courtesy of an Adam Randall Header, from a Billy Liffen Cross on 15mins

1-2 40mins

1-3 45mins

In the second half the Ruts really upped their performances and deservedly levelled via the following,

2-3 – A Fabio Bagulho Penalty, after Alex Blenkinsop was fouled in the Box on 51mins.

3-3 – Blenkinsop then went on a delightful mazy run & finished well from an Alex Curme assist on 65mins.

The OR’s then had several decent ‘one on one’ opportunities to win this cup tie in normal time. However, it was not to be, and a penalty shootout was to prove to be the decisive outcome. Adam Randall and Ashley Daly scored the Ruts first 2 x Pens in the Shootout, before the TEAM were unable to notch thereafter.

Plenty of positives to take for the Ruts performance wise and a massive big shout out to Ruts MOTM Kyle Moore for ‘stepping up and standing in’ in Goal as our regular Keeper Evan Watson had sustained an Training injury earlier in the week.

The 2nd XI had a very competitive friendly against Worcester Park U23’s. The Lads went down 2 – 1, after conceding an early penalty. Liam Washford Bent notched the OR’s Goal.

The 3rd XI lost 3 – 0 to Cheam Village Warriors FC, whilst the 4th XI drew 2 – 2 with Kew Park Rangers Res FC. The Ruts scorers were Bensalim and Hafidi was the Ruts MOTM.

Our Sunday Team sadly had their game abandoned around the hour mark after 2 x serious injuries left no alternative to the Referee. The Ruts were 3 – 0 up at the time, thanks to a brace from debutant Alfie Dulley and a strike from Tom Kearney.The unfortunate Ruts injury was sustained by our Co Manager Sean Thornton.

We wish both Sean and the injured Old Sutts player both full and speedy recoveries.

The Weekend Ahead – 23rd/24th October 2021.

The 1st XI are at Home to Farleigh Rovers FC in the Surrey Cup. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Worcester Park U23’s (Friendly) Venue & KO time TBC.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Cheam Village Warriors FC. Venue – Tudor Drive, Pitch 1. Kick Off is at 1.30pm. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to Kew Park Rangers Res FC. Venue – Tudor Drive, Pitch 3. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

Our Sunday XI are Away to Old Suttonians FC. Venue – Prince Georges. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

Best Wishes to all the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 16th October 2021.

The 1st XI secured a decent 7 – 1 victory at Claygate Royals FC, in what was a keenly contested match. Our thanks to Jon Mapp for keeping a tab on the goal tally.

1-0 – Billy Liffen struck a low drive from outside of the box, following a Fabio Bagulho back heel on 19 mins.

2-0 – Paul Gough penalty to the bottom left, following a superb surging run saw Will Mortimer fouled on 23 mins

3-0 – Fabio Bagulho strike from the centre of the box from a Liffen assist on 39mins

4-0 – Adam Randall strike also from the centre of the box, from a Liffen assist on 51mins

5-0 – A fine solo Billy Liffen goal after he beat the left back, before sliding the ball past the keeper on 65 mins

6-0 – Randall pounced with a side footed half volley from the centre of the box, with Liffen assisting again on 75 mins.

On 77mins the Hosts reduced the arrears.

7-1 – Adam Randall struck for his deserved hattrick from a Gough assist on 83mins.

Adam Randall and Billy Liffen were jointly awarded the Ruts MOTM award.

The 2nd XI drew 4 – 4 with Surrey Casuals FC at Poplar Road. The Ruts found themselves 4 – 1 down at the break and they had Billy Holder to thank for his long- range strike offering them a half time lifeline.

The second half was a different story as the Ruts really upped their performances. Young Billy Whitthread hit a delightfully struck angled shot from outside of the box to make it 2 – 4. Then, not to be outdone his Dad ‘Whitto Senior’ Paul headed home a Whitto Junior free kick to make it 3 – 4, and then in a very late and tense finale Jake Searles struck a great free kick from around 25 yards to level for the OR’s securing a deserved point in the process.

Manager Jay Ramsey was particularly pleased that 5 of his team were aged 20 and under, which is a great platform to build on.

The 3rd XI suffered a 4 – 0 defeat at Merton Social FC, whilst the 4th XI went down to a 2 – 0 reverse at Sutton High Res FC, with Manager Erol Yilmaz ruing 4 x inexplicable ‘no shows’.

Best wishes to the Ruts teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 16th/17th October 2021.

The 1st XI are Away to Claygate Royals FC. Venue – Molesey FC, 412 Walton Road, KT8 2JG. Kick Off is at 1.00pm. * Ruts to wear Yellow Shirts *

The 2nd XI are at Home to Surrey Casuals FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Merton Social FC. Venue – Fishponds Playing Fields, Fishponds Rd, London, SW17 7LF. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI Away are to Sutton High Res FC. Venue – Wallington Sports Club, 34 Mollinson Drive, Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 1.00pm. * Limited Car Park Space. Park on main Road *

Our Sunday XI look forward to their first ever Cup Match, as they face Earlsfield FC in the Marcus Lipton Cup at Prince Georges. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 9th October 2021.

The 1st XI turned around a half time deficit to secure a decent 3 – 1 Victory against Woodmansterne Hyde FC at Poplar Road earlier today.

The second half saw a different story, as Billy Liffen equalised emphatically with a scissor kick on 56 minutes, courtesy of an Aaron Burke cross. Liffen then put the Ruts into the lead on 75 mins, when he converted home a cross from Will Mortimer.

Impressive debutant Aaron Burke wrapped the game up, when he neatly fired home the Ruts 3rd goal in injury time, to secure a valuable 3 points for the OR’s.

In summary – this was a decent all round team performance, which saw Billy Liffen get the MOTM award.

The 2nd XI also notched a great win as they beat Junction Elite Res FC by winning 4 – 2.

The Ruts scorers were Bradley Szreider, Liam Washford Bent, Billy Whitthread and a strike by MOTM Steve Berry.

The 3rd XI Were let down by a ‘Keeper No Show’ So up stepped injured Player Manager Christian Cittie to ‘don the gloves’, plus trainers and a hi viz bib against AFC Malden. Cittie reported that despite a good start the lads were pegged back by 2 quickfire oppo goals,

The Ruts then won a penalty, which Aaron Sandys converted to keep us in the game. The second half saw a very solid performance in which Jon Pearson headed the Ruts back into the match and Sam Hickson fired home a 30 yard free kick on his debut.

Despite finally going down 5 – 3, Cittie reported there were a lot of positives to take from this new look 3s team performance.

A much changed 4th XI line up secured a 2 – 1 Win at Warlingham Res FC. Manager Erol Yilmaz reported ‘a superb performance from the old f…….’ Our goals were an OG and an Abdel Hafidi strike. Dan Larkin was our MOTM.

Best wishes to the Ruts teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 9th/10th October 2021

The 1st XI are at Home to Woodmansterne Hyde FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Junction Elite Res FC. Venue – Wimbledon Common Extensions. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to AFC Malden. Venue – Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Warlingham Res FC. Venue – Church Lane, Off Church Rd, Warlingham CR6 9PR. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

Our Sunday XI are Away to South London Pekun FC. Venue – Belair Park, Pitch 1. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts Teams this coming Weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 2nd October 2021.

The 1st XI drew 1 – 1 with Ashtead FC. The Ruts went ahead on 43 minutes thanks to a deft header from Captain Elliott Gibbs as he glanced home a Paul Gough free kick. The visitors levelled just two minutes in to the second half and the score remained that way, despite the Ruts having an abundance of chances to win the game. However, inspired goalkeeping and awry finishing prevented the ORs from obtaining more points from the match. Ashley Daly was the Ruts MOTM.

The 2nd XI suffered a 6 -1 defeat against Pavletic Rovers FC. The Ruts went behind early on and then levelled after neat play from Chris Henry set up Alex Blenkinsop who fired home. The visitors then scored shortly before the break and then upped a gear further in the second period notching 4 more times.

The 4th XI secured a fantastic 3 – 2 Victory over AFC North Leatherhead courtesy of a Mark Todd brace and a strike from their MOTM Darren Bloomfield.

Best wishes to Sam Leatherby and Alex Blenkinsop who both sustained injuries in their matches. We hope you are both back soon.

Best wishes to the Ruts teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 2nd October 2021.

The 1st X are at Home to Ashtead FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

The 2nd XI are at Home to Pavletic Rovers FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to North Leatherhead FC. Venue – Tudor Drive, Morden. Kick Off is at 1.30pm

The 3rd and Sunday XI’s both have a Weekend Off.

This Saturday will also see the Ruts host a Memorial gathering and drinks in Memory of Howard ‘H’ Meredith. Details below from Phil Rea.

Howard Meredith was a hugely popular and very talented Ruts player and former Manager for the first team during the 1990’s and 2000’s. As many of you know H sadly passed away in early 2020.

To celebrate H’s life, a few past players, friends and family of “H” will be raising a Glass adjacent to the Football Pitch, by his Memorial Bench. Please feel free to join us from 4.30pm on Saturday 2nd October at the Clubhouse.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 25th September 2021.

The 1st XI secured their first win of the Season as they emphatically overcame MWE FC at Poplar Road earlier today in an impressive 8 – 0 win, balancing their goal difference in the process.

Thanks to Mappy for noting the goal details as per below.

1-0 – Paul Gough, a firm header from a Fabio Bagulho Corner on 22mins

2-0 – Sam Leatherby, great strike from the edge of the box following a lay off from Paul Whitthread on 25mins

3-0 – Fabio Bagulho left foot shot from the centre of the box,from a Leatherby assist on 41mins

4-0 – A second Leatherby goal from a tight angle, after he collected his own rebound on 57mins

5-0 – Alex Curme, a firm shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner from a Leatherby assist on 60mins

6-0 – Adam Randall strike from the edge of box.from a Leatherby assist on 63mins

7-0 – Will Mortimer from close range from a Washford Bent assist on 65 mins

8-0 – Sam Leatherby then struck again for a deserved hattrick collecting the MOTM award on 85 mins

The 2nd XI bowed out of the Cup as they went down 4 – 2 away at Sporting 50 Reserves FC . Aaron Sandys and Mark Todd scored the Ruts Goals.

The 3rd XI suffered an 8 – 1 reverse in the Cup, going down 8 – 1 to Oxted & District Reserves FC. Billy Finnis notched the OR’s consolation.

Our Walking Football Team secured a fine 2 – 0 Victory against Exiles FC in the morning KO. The Ruts Goals came courtesy of a Paul Cook Penalty and a powerful long- ranger from debutant Martyn Jones. Dave Ruddock and Ray Kinsella also made impressive WF Ruts debuts. A special mention too for John Walker our nimble Cat, for another sterling No 1 display between the sticks.

Best wishes to the Ruts Sunday and Youth Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 25th/26th September 2021.

The 1st XI are at Home to MWE FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Sporting 50 Reserves FC in the League Shield. Venue – Epsom & Ewell High School, Ruxley Lane, KT19 9JW. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Oxted & District Reserves FC in the League Shield. Venue – Prince Georges Playing Fields, Grand Drive, SW20 9DZ. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

Our Sunday XI are Away to Más Vida FC at the Archbishop Lanfranc Academy. Kick Off is at 11.00am.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend