The 1st XI were not as fluent as usual, as they battled away against a dogged and determined Westminster Casuals FC earlier this afternoon, in a match which eventually ended in what was probably a fair 1 -1 draw.
The Ruts were largely on top for the first 25 minutes before going a goal down to a counter attack on the break.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men before the interval ,following one of a few cynical challenges on Chris Beard, yet despite this, it was not really noticeable as despite equalising through a long range Michael Beard effort around the hour mark, the Ruts were unable to make their player advantage count overall.
Thereafter both teams had decent chances to wrap the game up, although it remained level. With the injury list increasing, the return of a couple of absentees next week will be most welcome and needed.
The 2nd XI secured a 3 – 1 win at Reigate Priory Res FC courtesy of a Rowan Matthews strike and a brace from Kieron Ralston.
The 3rd XI had a weekend off, whilst the 4th XI suffered a 5 – 1 defeat at NPL Res FC, with Billy Finnis notching the OR’s consolation.
Best wishes to the Junior teams tomorrow.