Old Rutlishians AFC (Old Ruts) is made up of ex-pupils of Rutlish School, amateur sportsman from the local community and the friends and relatives of existing players. It was reformed after a 58 year absence in the summer of 1990 having originally run from 1907 until 1932 when it folded after being replaced by Rugby as the popular winter sport at the Old Rutlishians
The Ruts had 2 x Friendlies today. In the local match Squad A drew 3 – 3 with Doverhouse. The OR’s Scorers were Panos Karakizis who netted with a powerful Header and Ben Macey who struck a delightful long range effort and an OG. Sam Leatherby was MOTM.
Squad B travelled to Purley Old Boys. The lads went down 7 – 2 with Richard Woolland netting a Brace. Richard Woolland was MOTM.
We have 2 matches again next weekend so get your availability in promptly.
Well done to our 2nd XI Manager Jay Ramsey and his Team for reaching the Semi Final of the League Junior Cup. However, it was not to be their day, as they bowed out of the Competition 4 – 2 to Sutton High FC.
The first period proved a massive challenge, as the Ruts fell 3 goals behind. Pleasingly, the OR’s did manage to up their game in the second half which saw Bradley Szreider and Jake Searles score for the OR’s, whilst Sutton also added a further goal themselves. MOTM TBC.
Congratulations to our 2nd XI Manager Jay Ramsey and his team for reaching the Semi Final of the SSEC League Junior Cup.
The lads had a Dean Riordan goal scored directly from a Corner to thank for helping them book their slot in the Semi, which is scheduled to be played on Saturday 23rd April at Wimbledon Common Extensions. All support will be much appreciated.
Congratulations to the following Ruts Players who reached some sizeable Milestones during the 2021/22 Season.
Just the one match today, as the 1st XI travelled to Chelsea Rovers for their final game of a frustrating stop / start / opposition failing to fulfil fixtures type of Season.
The Ruts rustiness in the first half was evident after a 5 week lay off and the Hosts took advantage of their first half wind to clinically fire home 3 goals for a decent lead at the Interval.
However, with the cobwebs well and truly blown off at half time, the second half saw the Ruts put in a vastly improved team shift, and the lads pulled two goals back courtesy of Aaron Burke after sterling work and a pin point cross from Billy Liffen.
Sam Leatherby then scored directly from a wind assisted Corner despite the footage looking like Ashley Daly may have scored!
Adam Randall received the Gaffer’s MOTM nod for a tireless box to box display in the heart of the engine room.
The 1st, 3rd, 4th and Sunday XI’s Seasons are now finished and just the 2nd XI and Walking Football teams continue with playing fixtures.
The 1st XI’s Opposition were unable to fulfil the fixture which has happened with increasing frequency this year. Frustratingly, the lads have only played four games since mid-December and now only have their final fixture of the Season to look forward to.
The 2nd XI progress to the next round of the League Cup after securing a fine 5 – 2 Win at Warlingham Reserves FC. The Ruts Scorers were Billy Holder (2) Paul Whitthread, Dean Riordan & Dave Eyles. Holder was also the Ruts MOTM.
The Walking Football Team secured a decent 4 – 0 Win against Sutton United FC. Paul Cook, Darren Knott, Ray Kinsella & Paul Bagshaw struck the Ruts Goals and John Walker athletically pulled off a fantastic penalty save to ensure the OR’s kept a clean sheet. Richard Slatford & Ray Kinsella were Ruts joint MOTM, although every player put in a great shift, which delighted their Manager Boo Boo.
Best Wishes to all the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.