The 1st XI opened their League Campaign with a disappointing 2 – 1 defeat against Chiswick FC.
The OR’s deservedly took the lead shortly after the break courtesy of a decent strike from Billy Liffen. However, the Ruts failed to increase their tally despite having enough possession to do so.
The Visitors levelled midway through the half and despite the game then seemingly heading for a draw, Chiswick pounced again late on.
Young Billy Whitthread nearly levelled for the Ruts with virtually the last kick of the match, alas his delightful long range effort was denied by the crossbar!
Club Leg-end Erol took a mixed 3s/4s Club XI to Purley Old Boys and came away with a 5 – 4 Friendly win. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Alex Blenkinsop 3, plus strikes from Kevin Foster and Steve Berry. Yilmaz awarded Steve Berry the MOTM award.
Best Wishes to the Ruts Sunday XI who open their League Campaign tomorrow at Wandsworth Common Pitch 5 versus Tyne & Thames FC.