The 1st XI secured a fully deserved 3 points, with a terrific home win against the previously undefeated table toppers Thames Utd FC. The Ruts were the better team overall in the first period and were punished in injury time, as they slipped a goal behind.
Despite this temporary setback the Ruts continued to put in a fully committed display in the second half and were promptly level on 47 minutes, as Toby Lempriere seized on a mistake by the visiting keeper to level from close range.
With the game perhaps looking like it may be heading for a draw, Skipper Paul Gough had other ideas as he fired a delightful free kick into the top right corner of the Visitors goal.
There were multiple massive performances from the whole team. However, Scott Jones was the OR’s MOTM for a terrific performance, whilst stand in Keeper Kyle Moore also deserves a mention as he ‘took one for the team’ by donning the gloves pulling off some decent saves in the process.
The ‘A’ Team did not have a Fixture this Week.
The ‘B’ Team played well under par as they slumped to a 5 – 2 defeat at AFC North Leatherhead in the League Junior Cup. Alex Blenkinsop and Jake Searles scored the OR’s Goals. MOTM TBC.
Best wishes to all the Ruts teams competing tomorrow.