Training switches to Poplar Road this Tuesday 22nd September.

Training moves to Tuesday’s at the Clubhouse this coming week, 7.00pm start. If you are interested in joining us please contact either,

Football Chairman Craig Wellstead on 07969 956682, or via craigwellsteadora@gmail.com

1st XI Joint Manager George Tidey on 07731 544749, or via george_tidey91@hotmail.co.uk

Results Round Up – Saturday 26th September 2020.

The 1st XI secured a hard fought 3 points at Whitton Villians FC earlier today. The match was highly competitive throughout, with both teams well up for the challenge ahead.

The hosts went into an early lead with a well struck effort which offered Evan Watson no chance and the match was end to end for the first 30 minutes before the Ruts started to gain the upper hand as Paul Gough hit the Whitton Woodwork and then shortly before half time another free kick was converted at the far post by Fabio Bagulho, as the first half ended equal at 1 – 1.

In the second half the Ruts upped a gear and created plenty of chances which eventually paid off as Ruts MOTM Billy Liffen put the OR’s 2 – 1 up. Not to be outdone Whitton soon levelled to make it 2 – 2. Bagulho then struck for his brace, as he put the Ruts into a deserved 3 – 2 lead direct from a corner midway through the half.

Another Gough free kick smashed against the goal frame and both teams continued to cause threats to each other’s defences. Pleasingly our whole team battled outstandingly to ensure we returned home to Poplar Road with 3 points.

Big shout out to every player as they all put in impressive shifts.

The 2nd XI went down 3 – 2 at Frenches Athletic Reserves. Sam Leatherby scored for the second week in a row and Mark Todd scored the other Ruts Goal. OR’s keeper Sam Maclean was the Ruts MOTM.

The 3rd and 4th XI’s both lost their opening League fixtures. 3rds 0 – 7 v AFC Walcountians Reserves and the 4s 8 – 2 at Panthers Reserves, ironically the 4s opened and closed the match day scoring in this game thanks to Conor Ward and Ollie Hicks efforts.

Best wishes to the Ruts Youth teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 26th September 2020

The 1st XI are Away to Whitton Viillians. Venue – Springwest Academy, Browell’s Lane, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 7EF. Kick Off is at 2.00pm

The 2nd XI are Away to Frenches Athletic Reserves. Venue: – Wallfield, Green Lane (off Park Lane),Reigate, Surrey RH2 8JY. Kick Off is at 3.30pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to AFC Walcountians Reserves. Venue – Prince Georges Playing Fields, Grand Drive, SW20 9DY. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Panthers Reserves. Venue – Wimbledon Common Extensions, SW15 3QF. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts Teams this weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 19th September 2020.

The new 1st XI secured a hard fought 1 – 0 League Campaign Opener against Old Plymouthians FC this afternoon. A tight close game saw the Ruts thankful for Evan Watson’s quality one on one stop in the 12th minute, before MOTM Paul Gough fired the Ruts into a 1st Half Lead. Toby Lempriere also had a debatable offside effort ruled out.

Joint Player Manager Jon Mapp enthused ‘this was a fantastic result as the lads started their Intermediate football journey with a 1 – 0 win. The team battled hard for 90 + 10 mins. We go again next week’.

The 2nd XI went down 3 – 1 at Junction Elite. Certain aspects of this match are better left unsaid on social media. Impressive debutant Sam Leatherby scored the Ruts Goal.

In the Friendly Matches, we knew it would be a tall order for the 3rd and 4th XI’s against Sutton High’s 1st and 2nds. The Ruts went down 6 nil and 2 – 1 respectively with the Ruts goal scored by Freddie Patterson. Well fought everyone. Our thanks to Boo for reffing the 2nd half of the 3rds Match.

Best wishes to the Ruts Youth Junior Teams tomorrow.

Whitto and Son – BRILLIANT!

A massive and historic day for both the Whitthread Family and the Ruts today. Our ever youthful Club Legend Paul ‘Whitto’ Whitthread our 1st XI Player of the Year in 14/15 and 15/16 introduced his Son Billy to Men’s Football this afternoon. The lad did very well and he only turned 16 just yesterday!! Brilliant occasion and a bright future

Caribbean Food Evening Friday 21st August!

Another evening of decent weather is forecast for tomorrow!

Friday 21st August – It’s The Kings Caribbean tomorrow evening at the Ruts!

As usual on Fridays we are open from 5 till 9pm and our latest food van will be serving from 5 so COME EARLY and get the kids fed!

As ever, please respect our neighbours by keeping an eye on the children and making sure you leave quietly…….

New Senior Players Welcome to join us for 2020/21

COVID-19 permitting – Pre-Season Training is provisionally scheduled to commence on Wednesday the 15th July at King Georges Playing Field, Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN for a prompt 7.00pm start.

If you are interested in joining us please contact either,

Football Chairman Craig Wellstead on 07969 956682, or craigwellsteadora@gmail.com

1st XI Joint Manager George Tidey on 07731 544749, or george_tidey91@hotmail.co.uk

You can also find us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/oldrutsfootball

Please note this is Saturday Football (PM)

2019 -2020 Player Milestones

Club Appearances

Steve Berry                   700th                   1ST FEBRUARY 2020

Simon Minihane          600th                   11TH JANUARY 2020

Dean Riordan               300th                   26TH OCTOBER 2019

George Tidey                150th                   21ST SEPTEMBER 2019

Kieran O’Driscoll          100th                   26TH AUGUST 2019

Zac Graham                  100th                   23RD NOVEMBER 2019

Sam Maclean               100th                   11TH JANUARY 2000

Dima Silenko                100th                   21 SEPTEMBER 2019

There were no Goal Milestones this Season.

Our thanks go to Wally and Graham Winter for maintaining our Records. The awards will be presented in due course.