The 1st XI were slow out of their Halloween Traps and promptly found themselves 2 – 0 behind within 10 minutes – they then spun the game on it’s head by the 20th minute mark as a Lee Poulter penalty and a Jerome Longville strike levelled for the Ruts. The Ruts were then dominating for a while and should have been in front as they created a number of chances. However, a Ghoulish incident on 30 minutes saw the Ruts denied a blatant penalty as Trigger was hacked down from behind,… alas the Ref had the sun in his eyes and missed the incident and only got to the scene of the crime in time to see Trig swear his head off at the shocker and receive a straight red for his verbal reaction. The 10 men doggedly worked their socks of tirelessly for the remaining hour and were undone by the CKCFC winner on the 55 minute mark. The Ruts will be seeking to return to winning ways against the same oppo next weekend in the County Cup at Poplar Road.
The 3rd XI beat Beckenham FC 3 – 2 at Nursery Road, thanks to a Dan Martin brace and a Richard Edmonds strike.
Best wishes to the Vets and U9’s tomorrow.