County Cup woe and a double exit……
Well at least Dick Turpin wore a mask, although the Ruts were their own worst enemies as they created their own Highway Robbery which enabled the visitors to head back down the A3 with a fortuitous win.…
What happened? Well, the Ruts dominated the first half and created an abundance of chances which were either spurned or well saved (sounding familiar?!) and the blustery first period ended goalless.
The 2nd half was a tad more even, although again the Ruts had more chances than a monopoly game. Then came the decisive moment which Keeper Ed Cornwell will want to forget, as he unfortunately mistimed a routine clearance and the ball rolled in to the goal gifting Knaphill Athletic the lead which they held on too. Did we deserve to lose? most definitely not. However, if you don’t score and the other team does, then tough luck.
The bottom line is that the unfortunate error should have proved completely academic, as everyone on the pitch knows the game should have been dead, buried and cooked well beforehand.
Erol’s 3rd XI put in a decent shift in the Lower Junior County Cup and were simply undone by a stronger side in Worplesdon Phoenix.
Best wishes to both of our succesful opponents in the next round.