The Ruts enjoyed some decent results for the second week on the spin.
The 1st XI drew 1 – 1 against St Andrews FC. The visitors made a strong start and really stretched the Ruts at times. However, resolute defending and a number of decent stops from Evan Watson in the sticks kept them at bay. The Ruts weathered the storm and started coming back into it with Tim Ward proving a useful outlet. The first half continued in a similar pattern with the Ruts defending resolutely. Against the run of play the ball was played into the St Andrews box, Jerome Longville got the flick on and Duncan Fraser headed the Ruts ahead. The scoreline remained 1-0 at the turnaround. The second half was a more even contest with skipper Nick Raggett covering every blade of grass. Evan Watson proved he is very able at this level with a man of the match performance in the Ruts goal. The breakthrough for St Andrews came through an unfortunate rebound and a slip, although it was no more than they deserved. The game finished 1-1. A great battling performance. Young Evan was the Ruts MOTM = Good darts!
The 2nd XI glided to a comfortable 9 – 0 wins at Worcester Park ‘A’ FC with the hatful of scorers as follows Steve Berry(3) Ben Kennett (3) Phil Lines (2) and Jon Taylor . Rhys Waul was the OR’s MOTM.
The 3rd XI won 5 – 1 at Shalford Reserves in the County Cup courtesy of goals from Laurence Buchmann, Paul Gough, Erol Yilmaz and a brace from Ollie Hicks. MOTM TBC.
Awaiting news on the Sunday Results.