New Players are Welcome to join the Old Ruts for the 2022/23 Season.

Our Pre-Season Training commences on Tuesday 26th July at King Georges Playing Field, Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN, 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start.

We are keen to bolster the playing strength of our 4 x Saturday Men’s Teams. So if you are interested in joining us, please email oldrutsfootball@yahoo.co.uk for further details.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Results Round Up – Saturday 6th August 2022.

The Ruts had 2 x Friendlies today. In the local match Squad A drew 3 – 3 with Doverhouse. The OR’s Scorers were Panos Karakizis who netted with a powerful Header and Ben Macey who struck a delightful long range effort and an OG. Sam Leatherby was MOTM.

Squad B travelled to Purley Old Boys. The lads went down 7 – 2 with Richard Woolland netting a Brace. Richard Woolland was MOTM.

We have 2 matches again next weekend so get your availability in promptly.

Ian ‘Boony’ Lennard

This is the post from Ian Lennard’s Employers Yesss Electrical, just shows how much Ian was thought of R.I.P.

Dear all contacts, friends, and colleagues on LinkedIn,

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform everyone that sadly Ian Lennard, our London Regional Manager, passed away suddenly on Sunday morning as a result of a massive heart attack on Saturday.

We are all absolutely devastated to hear this news as Ian was a truly wonderful man and not just a colleague but a personal friend to many people here at YESSS and the wider electrical wholesale community.

Ian had an absolute indomitable presence within our industry with over 30+ years served, with successful careers as a branch manager, was one of the founding members of YESSS Electrical in 2012 and built a fantastic business within his London region over 10 years, and the camaraderie amongst his regional branches and staff were built from mutual respect and the odd game of golf.

For all that knew him, Ian had a smashing sense of humour and always had a story or experience that would capture the audience and we will no doubt recall them when remembering Ian with a smile.

Ian leaves behind his wife Tracey, as well as 2 teenage daughters Lily and Mia, and our hearts go out to them all at this desperately sad time.

RIP Ian, we will never forget you and will remember all the good times together!

Ian David Lennard
16/04/73 – 05/06/22

The Weekend Ahead – 14th/15th May 2022.

The 2nd XI play the Saturday Seniors last match of the Season as they face high flying Pavletico Rovers. Venue – Wimbledon Common Extensions. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The Walking Football team play in their first ever Tournament on Sunday, as they compete in AFC Wimbledon’s inaugural Competition at Plough Lane. Kick Off is at 3.30pm and entry is free.

Group A

AFC Wimbledon A

QPR

Tolworth Casuals

Sutton Utd

Group B

AFC Wimbledon B

Kingston

Pimlico

Old Ruts

Best Wishes to both Teams this Weekend.

Result – Saturday 23rd April 2022.

Well done to our 2nd XI Manager Jay Ramsey and his Team for reaching the Semi Final of the League Junior Cup. However, it was not to be their day, as they bowed out of the Competition 4 – 2 to Sutton High FC.

The first period proved a massive challenge, as the Ruts fell 3 goals behind. Pleasingly, the OR’s did manage to up their game in the second half which saw Bradley Szreider and Jake Searles score for the OR’s, whilst Sutton also added a further goal themselves. MOTM TBC.

Best wishes to SHFC in the Final.

Football News Latest – 11th April 2022.

Congratulations to our 2nd XI Manager Jay Ramsey and his team for reaching the Semi Final of the SSEC League Junior Cup.

The lads had a Dean Riordan goal scored directly from a Corner to thank for helping them book their slot in the Semi, which is scheduled to be played on Saturday 23rd April at Wimbledon Common Extensions. All support will be much appreciated.

Congratulations to the following Ruts Players who reached some sizeable Milestones during the 2021/22 Season.

2021 – 2022 MILESTONES

APPEARANCES

Craig Lyle 800th on 21st August 2021.

Graham Winter 550th on 5th February 2022.

Darren Knott 500th on 29th January 2022.

Andy Flanagan 350th on 11th September 2021.

Dean Riordan 350th on 12th February 2022.

Paul Whitthread 200th on 6th November 2021.

Evan Watson 150th on 13th November 2021.

GOALS

Peter Gillman 50th on 29th January 2022.

Result Saturday 26th March 2022.

Just the one match today, as the 1st XI travelled to Chelsea Rovers for their final game of a frustrating stop / start / opposition failing to fulfil fixtures type of Season.

The Ruts rustiness in the first half was evident after a 5 week lay off and the Hosts took advantage of their first half wind to clinically fire home 3 goals for a decent lead at the Interval.

However, with the cobwebs well and truly blown off at half time, the second half saw the Ruts put in a vastly improved team shift, and the lads pulled two goals back courtesy of Aaron Burke after sterling work and a pin point cross from Billy Liffen.

Sam Leatherby then scored directly from a wind assisted Corner despite the footage looking like Ashley Daly may have scored!

Adam Randall received the Gaffer’s MOTM nod for a tireless box to box display in the heart of the engine room.

The 1st, 3rd, 4th and Sunday XI’s Seasons are now finished and just the 2nd XI and Walking Football teams continue with playing fixtures.

Best Wishes to the Ruts Teams playing tomorrow.