The 1st XI played out two hard fought and well contested games against a talented Lambeth Spartans FC at Poplar Road earlier today.
In the first match the Visitors scored an early goal, as their forward tucked home from a corner as the Ruts were caught napping. Paul Gough levelled from the Spot and the game finished 1 – 1. Jude Kinsella was the OR’s MOTM.
The second match was end to end throughout, and once again Lambeth struck early to take the lead. The OR’s levelled courtesy of Toby Lempriere following a neat team move involving several players. The Ruts then saw a penalty well saved, before Lambeth went ahead again. Elliott Gibbs headed home a Paul Gough Corner to equalise.
Lively Lambeth restored their lead and once again the Ruts levelled through (not certain? O.G after a concerted spell of pressure)Both teams hit the woodwork and Whitto nearly scored a winner in the final minute!
However, on the overall balance of play a total share of both spoils was probably fair, as both teams created plenty of chances and only sterling defending at both ends prevented the score-line from being a fair bit higher. Kevin Foster was the OR’s MOTM in game 2.
The 2nd XI were narrowly defeated in both games at Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. 2 -1 and 1 nil, although Kyle Moore was outstanding for the OR’s securing their MOTM Award in both defeats.
The 3rd XI won one and lost one against Wandgas WP Vets FC. The lads went down 2 – 0 in the first match before bouncing back to secure the 2nd win of the Season 1 – 0 courtesy of a Liam Washford-Bent strike.
The 4th XI suffered a double reverse against to Trinity FC as they went down 2 – 1 and 2 – 0. The Ruts consolation was scored by Wagna Tchuda.
Best Wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.