The 1st XI turned around a half time deficit to secure a decent 3 – 1 Victory against Woodmansterne Hyde FC at Poplar Road earlier today.
The second half saw a different story, as Billy Liffen equalised emphatically with a scissor kick on 56 minutes, courtesy of an Aaron Burke cross. Liffen then put the Ruts into the lead on 75 mins, when he converted home a cross from Will Mortimer.
Impressive debutant Aaron Burke wrapped the game up, when he neatly fired home the Ruts 3rd goal in injury time, to secure a valuable 3 points for the OR’s.
In summary – this was a decent all round team performance, which saw Billy Liffen get the MOTM award.
The 2nd XI also notched a great win as they beat Junction Elite Res FC by winning 4 – 2.
The Ruts scorers were Bradley Szreider, Liam Washford Bent, Billy Whitthread and a strike by MOTM Steve Berry.
The 3rd XI Were let down by a ‘Keeper No Show’ So up stepped injured Player Manager Christian Cittie to ‘don the gloves’, plus trainers and a hi viz bib against AFC Malden. Cittie reported that despite a good start the lads were pegged back by 2 quickfire oppo goals,
The Ruts then won a penalty, which Aaron Sandys converted to keep us in the game. The second half saw a very solid performance in which Jon Pearson headed the Ruts back into the match and Sam Hickson fired home a 30 yard free kick on his debut.
Despite finally going down 5 – 3, Cittie reported there were a lot of positives to take from this new look 3s team performance.
A much changed 4th XI line up secured a 2 – 1 Win at Warlingham Res FC. Manager Erol Yilmaz reported ‘a superb performance from the old f…….’ Our goals were an OG and an Abdel Hafidi strike. Dan Larkin was our MOTM.
Best wishes to the Ruts teams tomorrow.