Our Club XI ‘A’ overcame Earlsfield FC by 2 goals to 1 at Prince Georges earlier, in what was a very close game, which appeared to be heading for a draw, before a late Ruts goal gained the narrow victory.
The 1st goal was a powerfully headed effort from Elliott Gibbs, courtesy of a Lee Holland Corner, which provided the Ruts with the Interval lead.
Earlsfield levelled early in the second half and the game remained even throughout, despite chances at both ends. However, the Ruts found a late winner, as a neat team move in which Lee Holland passed to Sam Leatherby, who then deftly placed a clever pass through to Liam Washford-Bent, who calmly slotted home past the advancing Keeper.
Some good displays all round, although Ruts second half stand in Keeper David Quincey pulled off a number of excellent saves, including one which was his first touch of the ball. There were also some impressive debuts from some new Ruts!
The Club XI ‘B’ also put in decent hardworking display at Purley Old Boys in the early kick off , although they fell behind to a Penalty on the cusp of halftime, and in fairness, the OR’s had Keeper Craig Lyle to thank for pulling of several decent saves.
The Hosts doubled their lead before David Eyles notched from 10 yards after clever build up play. However, Purley found the net again to win 3 – 1.
Our thanks go to our stand in Managers, Club Legend Boo and Alex Curme, as without people stepping ‘up and in’ these games cannot be played.
We go again next week, with 3 matches to look forward to.