Well on the plus side the 1st XI put 4 decent goals past the League Leaders who had only conceded a total of 3 goals in their previous 7 games. Then on the downside they conceded 6 in a game that you had to virtually assault someone in a dark alleyway to get a yellow card. The Ruts were on top for the first 10 minutes and were denied by a good save before going a goal down. Kieran O’Driscoll scored a decent long range free kick to level, only for the Ruts to concede 3 further times before the interval to leave a mountain to climb in the second period. Again, on the plus side they climbed 3/4 of the mountain to reduce the arrears to 4 – 3 through goals from Jerome Longville and Myles Wiltshire. The Ruts then conceded a couple more unfortunately and Wiltshire added another very good finish to close the score at 6 – 4 to Westside, who would definitely know they were in a game today. The order of the day for 2016 is to start collecting league points as the Ruts play their final game of 2015 at Poplar Road in the County Cup next Saturday.
The 2nd XI drew 3 – 3 at home to Crescent Rovers ‘A’ FC (scorers TBC), whilst Erol’s 3rd XI secured the super fantastic Ruts result of the day with a splendid 4 – 2 away win at the previously undefeated League leaders Shaftesbury Town ‘A’ FC, despite going 2 – 0 down the team fought back superbly to secure their win courtesy of goals from Paul ‘Lucan’ Gough, Lawrence Hallett, Ollie Hicks & Jack McGoldrick.
Best wishes to the Vets and U9’s tomorrow.