The 1st XI secured a Surrey Intermediate Cup Semi-Final place for only the 3rd time, with a win on penalties over Copthorne FC earlier today. The OR’s last reached the final four in 2007, so it has been a long time coming!
The Ruts fell a goal behind in the 1st period and levelled courtesy of a trademark Duncan Fraser Header around the 50 minute mark and the final score at 90 minutes was 1 – 1.
Therefore, without extra time at this stage of the Cup, the penalty shootout then ensued.
The Ruts missed their first penalty, before promptly despatching their next 3, thanks to superb finishes from Joe Pratley-Jones , Chris Beard and Dan Lawrence. The Ruts main man of the moment proved to be Adam Seymore who finely saved 2 penalties, which massively contributed to the OR’s 3 – 2 win on penalties. As the Visitors also missed a 3rd penalty, the Ruts victory was secured with a spot kick to spare. Well done to Nick Raggett and the team on their Victory.
The 4th XI gained a really decent 3 – 2 win over 2nd placed Lower Green FC, on a pitch which was a total mud-bath in some places and yet fine in other areas.
The Ruts fell a goal behind, before Captain Dean Riordan hit a lovely leveller. The lads dug really deep at times and 2 phenomenal strikes from Sam Colebrook put the Ruts in the driving seat, before the Visitors reduced the arrears with a few minutes to go, although the Ruts rearguard held very firm.
Special mention must be made of Keeper Robert Faulkner who pulled of multiple excellent saves to deny the Visitors.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are at Home to Copthorne FC in the Quarter Final of the Surrey Cup at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI Match is OFF / Postponed AWAY.
The 3rd XI = A weekend off – NO GAME.
The 4th XI are at Home to Lower Green FC in the League at Tudor Drive, Morden SM4 4PN. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Wandgas Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
With postponements rife all over the place, the OR’s did well to see all four of their games survive the weather! and on top of that, so nearly secure a clean sweep of victories.
The 1st XI secured a 2 – 0 win over Bermondsey Town FC, in what was described as an end to end match. The Ruts top scorer made his mark again as Zak Graham struck a 41st minute free-kick and a cool finish from the edge of the box in the 80th minute to secure all 3 points for the OR’s.
The 2nd XI won 3 -2 at Chessington KCFC Res in the Geoff Ellis Premier Cup Rd 2. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Club Captain Kyle Moore, Ollie Hicks and Ben Kennett.
The 3rd XI secured themselves a cup semi final slot with a fine 3 – 2 win over Oxted & District Res FC in the Geoff Ellis Intermediate Cup. The Ruts goals came from Darren Bloomfield, Ciaran Moorhouse and a Jon Mapp strike direct from a corner.
The 4th XI drew 3 – 3 with NPL’s 4th XI. Jake Lennard put the OR’s ahead midway through the first half before. NPL levelled immediately and the interval arrived level at 1 – 1.
This game also continued ‘end to end’ with Harry Reeder restoring the Ruts lead before NPL levelled. Sam Colebrook then restored the Ruts lead, before NPL gained a share of the spoils by converting from the spot.
All in all a decent set of results!
Best wishes to the U11’s in their Cup Semi Final tomorrow.
UPDATED FRIDAY 9TH FEB.
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE 4th XI MATCH / VETS OFF SUNDAY.
The Weekend Ahead 10th/11th February 2018.
The 1st XI are at Home in the League against Bermondsey Town FC. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are Away to Chessington KCFC Res in the Geoff Ellis Premier Cup Rd 2. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
The 3rd XI are at Home to Oxted & District Res FC in the Geoff Ellis Intermediate Cup 1/4 Final at Wimbledon Common Extensions, Pitch 2. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
CHANGE OF VENUE – The 4th XI are Away to NPL FC’s 4th XI. Venue: Meadhurst Club, Chertsey Road, Sunbury, TW19 7LN.
WARNING: TRAFFIC COULD BE HEAVY DUE TO RUGBY AT TWICKENHAM.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts Teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI swept Forestdale FC aside as they achieved a 9 – 0 away win earlier today. News reaches us that top scorer Zak Graham boosted his tally with a 5 goal haul, Jimmy Graham added a brace. Strikes from Captain Chris Beard and Manager Nick Raggett completed the scoreline.
The 2nd XI drew 1 – 1 at Home to Overton Athletic FC. The Ruts went a goal down, before joint player manager Paul Gough levelled for the Ruts.
The 3rd XI continued their recent healthy form as they secured their second League win of the season by overcoming Sutton High FC. The OR’s goals came courtesy of Mark Todd and Ciaran Moorhouse. We understand that midfield maestro George Tidey is at the hospital getting his ankle checked out following a hefty 50/50 tackle. We hope his injury is not serious and he has a speedy recovery.
The 4th XI had an interesting afternoon at Home to Darkside FC in the League. The Referee paced the pitch pre-match in a slightly strange fashion, whilst considering whether to proceed with the kick off. Anyway, he did allow 45 minutes play, in which the Ruts were not really at the races, as they conceded 3 goals. In reality, the scoreline could have been worse, had it not been for the nimble and able block saves of stand in keeper Scott Stoney – well done Scott, you get the vote for man of the half match! The game was then called off by the Ref at the interval!
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are Away to Forestdale FC in the League. Venue: Croydon Postal Sports & Social Club, Trenham Drive, Warlingham CR6 9RU. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home to Overton Athletic FC in the League. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI are at Home to Sutton High FC in the League at Wimbledon Common Extensions Pitch 2. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 4th XI are at Home to Darkside FC in the League at Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Brentham Vets. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI progressed to the Quarter Final stage of the Surrey Cup today, thanks to a 4 – 1 victory over Woking & Horsell FC.
The first period was pretty scrappy with both teams restricted to the odd decent chance and the interval arrived goalless. However, the Ruts kicked in to gear in the 3rd minute of the second half when a cracking team move enabled the pacey Billy Liffen to impressively fire the OR’s in to the lead.
Top Scorer Zak Graham then struck 2 x delightful goals in the 29th and 31st minutes of the half. The first saw a terrific run and shot double the Ruts lead and his second was a firmly placed header from a Joe Pratley-Jones free kick.
In injury time the Visitors reduced the arrears, before Substitute Gary Wilton promptly made his mark by adding the Ruts 4th goal.
The Ruts will now host Copthorne FC in the Quarter Final on the 17th of February.
The 2nd XI were postponed.
The 3rd XI secured a most welcome victory in their cup match as they beat Shaftesbury Town ‘A’ thanks to goals from Darren Bloomfield, Jon Mapp and Ciaran Moorhouse. Ruts joint player manager Richard Edmonds stated ‘it was an absolutely quality performance in really tough conditions, the Ref was thinking of calling it off at half time’.
The 4th XI drew 2 – 2 with Sutton Celtic FC. The OR’s goals came from Dean Riordan and Sam Park.
The Vets match scheduled for tomorrow has been Postponed.
Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.