Just the 2 games played in the end today, which both resulted in hard fought victories. From the 2nd XI Camp, Joint Manager George Tidey reported as follows,
‘After a difficult period of cancelled matches and postponements, the 2nd XI came up against OB Clapham in the League Shield. When the teams last met we lost 2-1 going down to the final kick of the game. Today, the boys were unfortunate to go a goal behind, but went into the half time break at 1-1 against the wind. After the break, the 2nd XI responded well to my words and went ahead early. Two more goals followed with the match ending up a victorious 4-1.’
Tidey added ‘We face them in two weeks time and we’re neck and neck in the table. Plenty of games in hand so hopefully this is a psychological boost for us. The lads dug deep and deserved the win’, The Goalscorers were Kyle Moore, Toby Lempriere, Joe Baker and Alex Blenkinsop.
The 4th XI also secured a very credible 3 – 1 win against NPL ‘B’ FC. The match was closely fought throughout and the Visitors gained the early advantage as they hit the Ruts on the counter attack to take the lead.
Talented youngster Owura Appiah struck the Ruts level with a decent strike. Half time 1 – 1.
Appiah fired his second goal with a stunning long range effort after the break and then deservedly completed his hatrick with another good goal in the final stages.
Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.