The new 1st XI secured a hard fought 1 – 0 League Campaign Opener against Old Plymouthians FC this afternoon. A tight close game saw the Ruts thankful for Evan Watson’s quality one on one stop in the 12th minute, before MOTM Paul Gough fired the Ruts into a 1st Half Lead. Toby Lempriere also had a debatable offside effort ruled out.
Joint Player Manager Jon Mapp enthused ‘this was a fantastic result as the lads started their Intermediate football journey with a 1 – 0 win. The team battled hard for 90 + 10 mins. We go again next week’.
The 2nd XI went down 3 – 1 at Junction Elite. Certain aspects of this match are better left unsaid on social media. Impressive debutant Sam Leatherby scored the Ruts Goal.
In the Friendly Matches, we knew it would be a tall order for the 3rd and 4th XI’s against Sutton High’s 1st and 2nds. The Ruts went down 6 nil and 2 – 1 respectively with the Ruts goal scored by Freddie Patterson. Well fought everyone. Our thanks to Boo for reffing the 2nd half of the 3rds Match.
Best wishes to the Ruts Youth Junior Teams tomorrow.