Well, well, well, it’s been a while since we managed a clean sweep of ‘Wins’ on a Saturday and finally we managed to enjoy a trio of fine victories.The 1st XI ended their long wait for a win with an inspired, gritty, determined and powerful display against strong opposition CKCFC in the County Cup at Poplar Road today. The Ruts enjoyed the majority of the first half chances, yet only had an early goal from Andre Robinson to show for their efforts after he finished well, following good work and a pinpoint cross from Myles Wiltshire. Ruts keeper Ed Cornwell pulled off a couple of decent saves too at the other end, although in fairness the Ruts should have been further ahead by then.
Early in the second half the Ruts may have thought the football powers in the sky were playing silly games, when a harsh penalty was awarded against them again and the game drew level. This highly competitive game was decided by two truly stunning long range efforts from the Ruts long serving 1st XI skipper Nick Raggett who would have enjoyed his 5 minutes of magic, as he somehow managed to pull out two exquisite long range stunners from his locker. Take a bow Captain Rags, you deserved it. Well done to all of the team for a really sound performance.
The 2nd XI came from behind to win 5 – 2 at NPL Reserves thanks to braces from Ben Kennett and Jon Mapp, alongside a goal from Calum Battershill.
The 3rd XI beat Real Holmesdale Reserves 3 – 1 courtesy of goals from Dan Martin, Ollie Hicks and Jack McGoldrick.
Best wishes to the Vets and U9’s tomorrow!