Not the best day for us results wise this afternoon, although it was all about getting minutes under our belts.
The Ruts highlight of the day saw our Record Appearance Holder Craig Lyle reach his phenomenal 800th!!! as he stepped in to help the 1st XI in their Friendly at Chiddingfold FC. It is also worth mentioning that Craig also scored 88 goals for the OR’s during his younger days when he played outfield. What a truly fantastic achievement and massive congratulations.
However, the result did not go our way, as the lads conceded 2 goals in the first 30 minutes and despite creating numerous chances themselves they were unable to get on the scoresheet and the final score was 2 – 0 to our welcoming hosts.
The second game saw our Reserves take on Chiddingfold Reserves, and this game followed a similar early pattern, as the hosts went in to a relatively easy 2 goal lead, before a terrific strike from Sam Leatherby reduced the arrears, desspite this lifeline, Chiddingfold added 3 further goals to secure themselves a comfortable 5 – 1 interval lead.
Pleasingly the Ruts upped their game in the second half and they notched again ( by what I am informed was a stunning strike from Dean Riordan) The Ruts also missed two penalties! So ultimately the score line could have potentially been closer.
The mixed 3rds/4th XI suffered a 5 – 0 reverse against a Motspur Park XI.
Best wishes to our Walking Football Team tomorrow when they face AFC Wimbledon! COYR!