The 1st XI secured a decent 2 – 0 home win against Tooting Bec Res FC earlier today, in a match that pitched 1st v 2nd in the table. Pleasingly the ensuing victory enhanced the OR’s pole position, with just 3 games to play.
A tight first half saw Zak Graham fire a rasper in the 15th minute, only for his effort to slam the post and then ricochet across goal past the other post and away to safety.
However, in the 34th minute a supreme Chris Beard half volley glided in to the visitors net to secure the interval lead for the OR’s.
In the second period the Ruts missed a few decent chances with a couple of headers from Duncan Fraser void, with one being quite close and then a late Zak Graham free-kick from the Ruts left wing touchline evaded the Tooting keeper to cement the 3 points for the Ruts.
The 2nd XI away match saw a Ruts team having to forfeit it owing to lack of players with way too many blowouts late on.. Fortunately we very rarely fall foul to this issue though.
The 3rd XI suffered a narrow 1 – 0 defeat to Wandgas Vets FC.
The 4th XI went down 4 – 2 to NPL 4s in the Joe Hankin Cup Scorers Sam Colebrook and ??? TBC
Best wishes to all the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.