Past Player Memories Part 14 – Richard Hayward

Nickname – Tiny

Ruts Appearances – 326

Ruts Goals – 35

Question 1 – When did you join the Old Ruts and why?
After a school vs Ruts game a few mates joined and I had started playing cricket. Best place for U18 pint.

Question 2 – What was your most memorable match and why?
The League Cup Final vs the Addos in 1999. A Great win and happy to get out of the place. I think Boon scored a brace.

Question 3 – Who was the best Manager/Captain you played under?
Fred Jupp and Graham Clayton. Fred gave me and some young lads a run in the 1st XI. Clayts was always so organised and committed, he ensured we were competitive every match.

Question 4 – Your funniest Ruts Football Memory.
The Pint that landed on Triggers head in the Addo’s final.

Question 5 – What is your least favourite Ruts Football Memory?
I cannot really think of any. Saturdays were the best fun.

Question 6 – Best Player you ever played with for the Ruts?
Best player Boony (Ian Lennard) . Caught him in the twilight but he played Forward and Sweeper equally well.

Question 7 – Favourite Goal you scored or were part of in the build up?
I cannot recall any crackers, but I scored a hattrick from left back in a 3-3 game for the 3rds.

Question 8 – Most embarrassing moment in a Ruts Shirt? (Playing or Socially)
Nothing bad I can remember!