The 1st XI lost 3 – 2 at Kew Park Rangers in a game that started incredibly well as the OR’s breezed comfortably into an early 2 nil lead courtesy of a deft Toby Lempriere header from a Sam Leatherby Corner on 9 minutes. Ruts MOTM Leatherby then doubled the Ruts lead from the spot in the 12th minute after Lempriere was fouled.
Frustratingly the Ruts were then left to rue giving away 2 very cheap penalties, which allowed the hosts to reach the Interval level.
The second half was balanced and well contested. However, the Ruts conceded in the 65th minute and despite their determined efforts they were unable to secure what would have been a fully deserved point.
The ‘A’ Team Match Away to Real Holmesdale Res FC was postponed this morning.
A largely hungover ‘B’ Team suffered a 4 – 1 defeat against Waddon Wanderers. Alex Blenkinsop notched the Ruts goal, whilst Chris Blenkinsop was our MOTM.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.