The 1st XI drew 0 – 0 at Frenches Athletic FC earlier today. It was a pretty close match, although the Ruts certainly had more chances overall. However, our usually incredibly potent scorers were unable to break the deadlock on this occasion.
That said, the Hosts are a decent outfit and yours truly was personally impressed by their performance earlier in the season at Poplar Road.
Given that all 3 of our subs were injured or unwell, it was quite handy that they were not required until the final stages. Unfortunately, Michael Beard took a step too far by attempting to play, as he soon departed again a short time later, as his injury was still very apparent.
Despite having numerous opportunities ourselves, Frenches had some decent openings too and OR’s Keeper Evan Watson deservedly secured the MOTM award with 3 first class saves, a full stretch dive and tip around in the first half and in the second period a superb block with his legs thwarted a scoring opportunity. Evan then cemented his award with a stunning save in the last minute.
The 4th XI achieved a fine 3 – 2 away win at Brentford Free FC. The Ruts goals came courtesy of a Harry Reeder brace and a further strike from Sam Colebrook.
Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.