The 1st XI drew 0 – 0 at home to Westminster Casuals today. The game was largely dictated by the swirling wind and in truth it was consequently a scrappy affair. On the plus side, a last minute no show forced player manager Jim Boxall in to the starting line-up and credit to him for putting in a solid 90 minutes at full back earning himself the OR’s MOTM award of having to buy beers for his team-mates. The quote of the day (overheard post match in the Ruts dressing room) came from caretaker Captain Duncan Fraser who has been deputising for the injured Nick Raggett since Xmas ….’we are undefeated in 75% of the games we’ve played since I have been Captain’ in other words referring to the 2 wins, a narrow 1 – 0 o.g defeat, plus today’s scoreless draw bringing a better return than pre-xmas!
The 3rd XI earned a handsome 4 – 1 league win over Real Holmesdale Res FC at Nursery Road, thanks to goals from Dan Martin, Dan Larkin, Ollie Hicks and Paul Gough.
Best wishes to the Vets and U9’s tomorrow.