Enjoy your Weekend Folks and feel free to pop down the Ruts for a Drink at some point tomorrow!
Thanks to the Beast from the East. All games are anticipated to being OFF. Awaiting official confirmation on a couple of them.
The 1st XI Match at Home is OFF.
The 2nd XI are due to be Away to Woodmansterne Hyde FC. Venue: Woodmansterne Sports Club, Woodmansterne Street, SM7 3NH, Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
All of the Junior Ruts Teams Games are already confirmed as being OFF.
We have just been informed the match is OFF due to a frozen pitch. Come on down to support the 2nd XI!
The 1st XI are Away to Ashtead FC in the League. Venue: Ashtead Rec Ground, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BZ. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home to Selhurst SA FC in the League at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
The Sunday Vets details are TBC.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The Vets capped of a weekend of good results for the OR’s, as they overcame Wandgas Vets FC 4 – 1 at Poplar Road. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Derek Blunden (2), Billy Finnis and Duncan Fraser, which capped a fine weekend overall for the latter.
The 1st XI have been drawn at Home in the Semi Final scheduled for 17/3/18.
Old Rutlishians First v Cranleigh First
Wandgas Sport First v Horsley First
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.