The 1st XI ran out comfortable 9 – 0 winners against a sporting Ashtead FC today, and in reality, if it hadn’t been for some wayward finishing, coupled with some consistently inspired goal-keeping from their top No 1, things may possibly have been heftier.
With just 2 minutes on the clock a terrific long range pass from the Ruts Keeper Adam Seymore found Jimmy Graham on the right wing and his pinpoint cross was powerfully headed home by Zak Graham.
On 31 minutes OR’s Skipper Chris Beard fired a stunning 25 yard shot to make it 2 – 0 and just a minute later, Beard was involved again as he was fouled in the Area and Zak Graham converted the resulting penalty to make it 3 – 0. Beard then continued his rampant phase as he pounced to hit the Ruts 4th and his brace.
Graham Rolfe fired home a left footed shot from 18 yards in the 45th minute and Zak Graham earned and converted his second penalty in first half injury time, which completed his Hatrick to make it 6 – 0 at the break.
Credit to Ashtead for digging in, although despite their efforts, the Ruts did manage to add 3 further goals.
Substitute Gary ‘Spanish’ Wilton made an early second half impact as he hit a superb unstoppable shot in the 51st minute and this was followed by a goal bound Jimmy Graham effort being headed in virtually on the line by the influential Jake Hill on 63 minutes.
The Ruts final goal came in the 67th minute when Jimmy Graham went on a mazy defence splitting run before slotting home.
Special mention must go to Paul Tuckey, who despite numerous serious injuries and operations, somehow always manages to bounce back well ahead of any Specialists schedule, always itching to play, which his ability fully warrants. A talented top player, a top lad who certainly put in a decent shift in his spell today. Well done Tucks!
The 2nd 3rd XI’s did not have Fixtures today.
Unfortunately, the 4th XI lost their combined fixture versus Darkside FC today, as they went down 4 – 1, with Aaron Betteridge notching the Ruts consolation.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow.