The 1st XI secured a 1- 1 draw at Farleigh Rovers FC. They fell behind to a 33rd minute penalty and equalised for themselves late in the second half. The Ruts also earned a Penalty which was successfully despatched by Zak Graham.
In referring to the second half, Joint Manager Marc Skinner stated, ‘we asked the team to show some b……., that is all we asked’.
The 2nd XI drew 3 – 3 with early Season table toppers Wanderers FC at Poplar Road. Joint Manager Jon Mapp quoted ‘we came from behind on 3 occasions, thanks to a Joe Baker penalty, a 25 yard bullet from George Tidey and a decent back post header from Alex Blenkinsop’.
The 3rd XI had a day to forget at Wandgas Vets FC, as they had a ‘bad away day’ losing 9 – 1, with Mark Todd notching the OR’s consolation. Manager Erol Yilmaz delivered the quote of the day, by lamenting ‘out of 14 of my players, 8 of-em are fat’ the other 6 were reasonably thin ones!’ #grassrootsclassic.
Chris Bain’s youthful 4th XI put in an improved display against A.M.Y. Res FC. Despite leading for a long period through a Matt O’Flaherty goal (MOTM performance), the Ruts finally ended up being punished late on, Bain quoted ‘ the visitors scored when we were down to 10 men, and then twice again, when we were down to 9 players, all of these shortages were attributable to ‘sin-bin’ situations’. Club Note – So we are sure he’ll be telling his team there is a lesson worth learning within that.
Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.