Festive Fixtures/ Social 29th December

On Sunday the 29th December we are hoping as many past players as possible will join us at the Clubhouse from midday.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day.29th Dec

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 14th December 2019.

The 1st XI are Home to Ashtead FC in the Surrey Cup. Venue: Poplar Rd. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to OW Shaftesbury Town FC.  Venue: Old Wimbledonians & Donhead Sports Ground,143 Coombe Lane, SW20 0QX. Kick Off is at 2.00pm

The 3rd XI are Away to Woodmansterne Hyde Res FC.  Venue: Woodmansterne Sports Club, Woodmansterne Street, Woodmansterne SM7 3NH. Kick Off is at 2.00pm

The 4th XI are at Home to Wandgas Worcester Park Vets FC. Venue: Tudor Drive Pitch 1. Kick Off is at 1.30pm

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 7th December 2019.

The 1st XI secured a decent point in a 0 – 0 draw at Home to Worcester Park FC. Given the chronic availability and depletion of the squad this was particularly pleasing, with players stepping up from both the 2s, and also 2 debutants who stepped up from the 4s to make their first team debuts. With just the bare 11 for most of the game until Manager Nick Raggett was able to get to the game much later on.

The 2nd XI also secured a strong point at table toppers Wanderers FC. Joint Manager Jon Mapp reported ‘the 2s battled to a 1 – 1 draw with Wanderers. Following a nightmare morning that wouldn’t have been out of place at Halloween, the boys stepped up to the adversity and did the club proud’. Skipper Whitto with the goal and Keeper Sam Maclean the MOTM.

The 3rd XI went down 2 – 0 at Wilf Kroucher FC. The lads battled hard and had 4 over 40’s in the starting line-up, 2 of whom are closer to 50!

Owing to a communication breakdown the 4th XI match did not go ahead.

Well done to all teams, especially to the players that stepped up to higher teams.
Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 7th December 2019.

The 1st XI are at Home to Worcester Park FC. Venue: Croydon Ath Ground. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Wanderers FC. Venue: Wimbledon Common Extensions. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Wilf Kroucher FC. Venue: Nursery Rd Rec, Nursery Rd, Sth Wimbledon SW19 3BP. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to Wanderers Res FC. Venue: Poplar Rd. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 30th November 2019.

The threadbare 1st XI put in a dominating 2nd half performance, as they deservedly secured a very credible draw and a vital point at Home to Battersea Ironsides FC.

Despite being 2 goals down at the break, they bounced superbly back with goals from Jimmy Graham and Shane Baker. This result was made all the more pleasing as the lads were working with an already depleted squad and were compounded by no-shows on the day.

The 2nd XI secured a 3 – 1 victory over NPL Res FC. Joe Baker (2) and young Matt O’Flaherty were the Ruts scorers.

The 3rd XI suffered a 7 – 0 reverse in a disappointing display. Manager Erol Yilmaz reported ‘we battered them for 6 minutes and then lost 7 – 0’.

Finally, fantastic news reaches us from the 4th XI camp as they earned their first win of the campaign by securing a very hard fought 4 – 2 victory against fellow basement boys Reigate Priory ‘B’ FC. Elated Manager Chris Bain enthused ‘our 1st win of the season and what a great feeling’ Charlie Andrews put us 1 up, before the oppo levelled with a back-heel. Josh Andrews then lobbed their keeper. The visitors levelled again. Josh Andrews then put us ahead from a dubious penalty. Dylan Downes save the best for last with a solo effort down the right wing and calmly slotted past the keeper. MOTM Dylan Downes.

Best wishes to the Ruts Youth teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 30th November 2019.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 30th November 2019.

UPDATED – CHANGE OF VENUE 3rd XI

The 1st XI are at Home to Battersea Ironsides FC. Venue: Croydon Ath Stadium. Kick Off is at 3.00pm

The 2nd XI are at Home to NPL Res FC at Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30om.

The 3rd XI are Away to Merton Social Res FC in the County Cup. New Venue: Thomas Wall Playing Fields, Green Lane, St.Helier, SM4 6LS

The 4th XI are at Home to Reigate Priory ‘B’ FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 23rd November 2019.

The 1st XI secured a 2 – 0 victory at Westminster Casuals FC in the County Cup. Rhys Copas and Chris Beard notched the OR’s goals. The Ruts also missed a penalty.

The depleted 2nd XI bowed out of the County Cup losing 5 – 2 to Holland Sports FC. Joe Baker struck twice for the OR’s. Joint Manager George Tidey reported that with 4 regulars missing from the starting line-up, it was valiant effort and everyone battled hard, but one step too far this week.

The 3rd XI also suffered a defeat losing 4 – 1 at Warlingham FC. Scorer tbc.

The 4th XI had a weekend off.

Best wishes to the Junior teams tomorrow.