We achieved a clean sweep, although it was a day of L’s and not W’s.
The 1st XI bowed out of the Surrey Cup at the Semi Final stage at Battersea Ironsides FC. Charlie Andrews scored the Ruts consolation goal. Good luck to BIFC in the Final.
The 2nd XI suffered a miserable day too, as they went out of League Junior Cup against Warlingham FC.
Joint Manager George Tidey reported ‘after a brilliant display last week, the 2s were looking to build on their performance in the cup. However, a decent save by our centre back saw us reduced to 10 men, just 10 minutes in to the game. This was a tough battle after the resulting penalty was scored and the visitors continued to put pressure on us. The match ended 4 – 0. So on to next week, back in the League’.
The 3rd XI went down 5 – 3 at Tooting Bec ‘B’ FC. Scorers TBC
The 4th XI put in a decent shift at Shelton Athletic FC. The lads bounded in to an early 3 – 0 lead, before conceding a penalty shortly before the break. After the interval the hosts levelled, before the Ruts managed to briefly restore their lead at 4 – 3. The hosts then upped their own performance and ended up winning 6 – 4. The Ruts can be proud of their overall display and rue 2 conceded penalties, plus sleepy defending at 2 corners for helping the points slip away. Sonnie and Adam both impressively bagged a brace each.