Our remarkable pitch had drained away superbly, which allowed back to back games to proceed after an early pitch inspection, and to top things off, there were ‘goals galore’ at Poplar Road, although not all in our favour.
The 1st XI set their stall out early against AMY FC, as they took the lead with less than a minute on the clock, following good work from Chris Beard who set up Zak Graham for his first goal on route to a hatrick. Zak doubled his tally from the spot in the 26th minute after earning and converting a penalty.
Chris Beard then notched a goal for himself and had another effort blocked, which ultimately pin-balled a couple of defenders before entering the net for an OG to make it 4 – 0 at the interval.
The Ruts knew the game was far from over against a lively pacy AMY front line who created chances themselves, although the Ruts continued to take their own chances.
Zak Graham completed his trio with a deft finish, Chris Beard struck well for his brace and Jimmy Graham bagged a one on one goal, whilst in between AMY notched a consolation goal to make the final score 7 – 1.
The 2nd XI suffered a hefty 5 – 1 home defeat in the early kick off against Old Russellians, in a below par performance. Ollie Hicks fired the Ruts goal just before half-time to make it 1 – 2 at the break. However, the Visitors hit some decent goals in the second half to wrap things up for themselves.
The 3rd & 4th XI’s had a week off, as do the Vets in the morning.
Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.