Overall this was a howler style day results wise, with only the 2nd XI securing a Ruts win and the 1st & 4th XI both lost their first competitive matches of the campaign.
The 1st XI had a day to forget as they went down 1 – 5 at home to a lively West Fulham side.
A well struck free kick and a debatable offside effort on 18 and 21 minutes respectively put the visitors in the driving seat, before the Ruts only real decent spell of the game saw Jackson reduce the arrears and moments later nearly level with a strong shot which was well thwarted by the WF keeper.
The less said about the 2nd half the better, as instead of driving on the Ruts were guilty of a number of defensive errors which West Fulham took well to comfortably wrap up their 3 points.
The Ruts will simply have to dust themselves down, take stock and look to bounce back promptly.
The 2nd XI provided the only bright light of the day as they beat Shaftesbury Town 2 – 0 thanks to goals from Ben Kennett and Phil Lines.
The 3rd XI suffered the same size defeat as the 1st’s as they went down 5 – 1 to Shaftesbury Town Reserves. Scorer TBC.
The 4th XI went down 3 – 2 against Chessington KC ‘B’, with Harry Reeder netting a brace for the OR’s.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.