Results Round Up – Saturday 9th November 2019

The 1st XI were apparently 3 – 0 up, but actually went down 6 – 4 at Ripley Village FC in the League Cup. We await further details, although we do know the Scorers were Zak Graham (3) and Billy Liffen.

The 2nd XI also suffered a defeat and conceded 6 goals as they went down 6 – 3 against Sporting Kitz FC. Scorers TBC

The 3rd XI saved the day with an eventual win on penalties in the Surrey Cup. They scored early through Simon Minihane, before conceding on the verge of half time. Despite chances in abundance, largely for the Ruts, nothing went in and it finished 1 – 1. The OR’s then went on to win 4 – 3 on penalties.

The 4th XI’s away match was postponed.

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 9th November 2019.

PoppyThe 1st XI are Away to Ripley Village FC in the Challenge Cup 1st Round. Venue: The Green, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AN. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are at Home to Sporting Kitz FC. Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 3rd XI are Home to Dorkinians 4th in the 1st Round of the Surrey Lower Junior Cup. Kick Off is at 2.00pm at Poplar Road.

The 4th XI are Away to Reigate Priory ‘B’ FC. Venue: Netherne Sports & Social Club, Woodplace Lane, Coulsdon CR5 1NB. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

We are delighted that all of our Senior Teams will be wearing Poppies on their Shirts tomorrow. Thanks to @poppies4Kits

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 2nd November 2019.

The 1st XI’s scheduled match versus Horsley FC was postponed.

The 2nd XI progressed to the Surrey Cup 2nd round by winning a game of 2 different halves against Reigate Priory Reserves FC earlier today.

A bright start saw the Ruts go 1-0 up early thanks to a pearl of a strike from the young & impressive Jake Searles, before complacency set in with the Ruts then holding on until half time.

Some stern words from joint manager Jon Mapp, coupled with words of encouragement from George Tidey ensured the Ruts went back to playing with freedom. A dominant 2nd half display saw goals from Aaron Sandys, Alex Blenkinsop and another from Jake Searles for his deserved brace as the Ruts came out 4-0 winners. Joint manager Jon Mapp quoted “some hairdryer treatment at half time kicked the boys into gear to play some excellent second half football.

The 3rd XI lost 2 – 1 at Home to WKFC. Manager Erol Yilmaz was philosophical as he stated Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending – he turned into a butterfly. Yilmaz added, Gough scored – we didn’t get thrashed thankfully.

The youthful 4th XI suffered a close 3 – 2 away defeat at Wanderers Reserves FC. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Josh Andrews and Jamie Eyrres. We await the wise words of Manager Chris Bain for his pearly nuggets on the events.

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 2nd November 2019. **UPDATED**

**The 1st XI’s Home game versus Horsley FC has been Postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch**

The 2nd XI are at Home to Reigate Priory Res FC in the Surrey Junior Cup. Kick Off is at 2.00pm

The 3rd XI are at Home to Wilf Kroucher FC at Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Wanderers Res FC. Venue: Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School, 147 Central Hill, London SE19 1RS. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 26th October 2019.

The 1st XI’s County Cup Opposition were unable to field a team, so consequently the Ruts progress to the next round without even kicking a ball.

The 2nd XI continued their positive run of results as they came back from 1-0 down at half time to win 2 – 1. Joint Manager George Tidey commented ‘Toby ‘top-bins’ Lempriere scored a brace in the 2nd half, in what was a really hard fought battle. Tidey added, ‘Twitter has gone mad with the hashtag #MappyWho’, as he took a tongue in cheek ‘banter pop’ at his absent Co-Manager Jon Mapp.

The 3rd XI suffered a poor away day at Croygas Falcons FC, as they went down 6 – 0.

The young 4th XI came incredibly close to securing their first win and 3 points of the season, although they actually ended up drawing 4-4 at NPL ‘B’ FC. The Ruts Scorers were Josh Andrews, Charlie Andrews, Matt O’Flaherty and an O.G.

Manager Chris Bain reported ‘I saw a different side to my players today, they were very upbeat and this showed on the pitch, as we were 3-0 up before half time. Unfortunately, the inexperience showed and NPL came back fighting. 4-3 with last minutes to be played, our players flat to the floor, the inevitable happened, ball over the top and a simple tap in. The Lads are very disappointed, although I told them said we should be upbeat, because our learning of the game is improving and we secured our first point against a well experienced side. (Massive well done to Chris and his team on securing their first point and so nearly 3!).

Best wishes to the Ruts Youth Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 26th October 2019.

UPDATED – Saturday 26th October

The 1st XI’s Game has been called OFF, as the Opposition are unable to field a team. We will try to switch one of the 3 away games if any of them are called of

The 2nd XI are Away to Chessington KC Res FC.  Venue: Chessington Cricket Club, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington, KT9 2NB. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Croygas Falcons FC. Venue: Croygas Sports Club, Mollinson Drive, Wallington, SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

The 4th XI are Away to NPL ‘B’ FC. Venue: NPL Sports Club, Queens Rd, Teddington, TW11 0LW. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend,

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 19th November 2019.

The 1st XI are at Home to NPL FC. Venue: Croydon Ath, off Mayfield Rd,Thornton Heath CR7 6DN. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

The 2nd XI are at Home to Inter Star FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Warlingham FC. Venue: Tudor Drive, Pitch 1. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Real Holmesdale FC. Venue: John Ruskin Playing Fields, Off Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5HL. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

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