Ruts Walking Football Awards 2021/22.

Congratulations to the following Old Ruts Players.

John Walker – Players Player.

Steve Dulley – Managers Player.

Darren Knott – 500th Club Appearance.

Matt Fisher – 200th Club Appearance

Peter Gillman – 50th Goal for the Club.

New Players are Welcome to join the Old Ruts for the 2022/23 Season.

Our Pre-Season Training commences on Tuesday 26th July at King Georges Playing Field, Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN, 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start.

We are keen to bolster the playing strength of our 4 x Saturday Men’s Teams. So if you are interested in joining us, please email oldrutsfootball@yahoo.co.uk for further details.

You can also find us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/oldrutsfootball

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Weekend Ahead – 14th/15th May 2022.

The 2nd XI play the Saturday Seniors last match of the Season as they face high flying Pavletico Rovers. Venue – Wimbledon Common Extensions. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The Walking Football team play in their first ever Tournament on Sunday, as they compete in AFC Wimbledon’s inaugural Competition at Plough Lane. Kick Off is at 3.30pm and entry is free.

Group A

AFC Wimbledon A

QPR

Tolworth Casuals

Sutton Utd

Group B

AFC Wimbledon B

Kingston

Pimlico

Old Ruts

Best Wishes to both Teams this Weekend.

Result – Saturday 23rd April 2022.

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.

Best wishes to SHFC in the Final.

Football News Latest – 11th April 2022.

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.

2021 – 2022 MILESTONES

APPEARANCES

Craig Lyle 800th on 21st August 2021.

Graham Winter 550th on 5th February 2022.

Darren Knott 500th on 29th January 2022.

Andy Flanagan 350th on 11th September 2021.

Dean Riordan 350th on 12th February 2022.

Paul Whitthread 200th on 6th November 2021.

Evan Watson 150th on 13th November 2021.

GOALS

Peter Gillman 50th on 29th January 2022.

Result Saturday 26th March 2022.

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.

Best Wishes to the Ruts Teams playing tomorrow.

Results Round Up – Saturday 19th March 2022.

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.

Walking Football Squad v Sutton United FC.

Best Wishes to all the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.

Results Round Up – Saturday 12th March 2022.

The 1st XI did not have a Fixture this week.

The 2nd XI Drew 2 – 2 with Junction Elite Res FC. Billy Holder and Dean Riordan notched the Ruts Goals. John Payne was the OR’s MOTM.

The 3rd XI lost 3 – 1 to Wandgas Worcester Park Vets. Tony Furneaux scored the Ruts Goal, whilst Mappy was the MOTM.

The 4th XI achieved a very credible 2 – 2 Draw at the undefeated Tolworth Utd FC. Mark Todd fired a decent brace to secure the Ruts a vital point. Darren Bloomfield was the Ruts MOTM.

The Walking Football Team had an enjoyable training Session this morning. The Pierluigi Collina style Referee made an impressive debut with his Whistle, which deservedly secured him the OR’s MOTM Award.

Best Wishes to all the Ruts teams playing tomorrow

The Weekend Ahead – 12th/13th March 2022.

The 1st XI do not have a Fixture this week.

The 2nd XI are at Home to Junction Elite Res FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Wandgas Worcester Park Vets. Venue – Nursery Rec, SW19 3BT. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Tolworth Utd FC. Venue – Croydon Postal, Trenham Drive, Warlingham, CR6 9RU. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

The Walking Football Team have a Training Session. Venue – Goals, Tolworth. Kick Off is at 11.00am.

The Sunday XI are at Home to SW Lions U23s FC. Venue – Prince Georges, Raynes Park. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.

The Weekend Ahead – 5th/6th March 2022.

The 1st XI Match is OFF as our Opposition have forfeited this fixture.

The 2nd XI are Away to Sporting 50 Res FC. Venue – Epsom & Ewell High School, Ruxley Lane, KT19 9JW. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd are at Home to v O.B. Clapham FC in the League Cup. Venue – Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

On Sunday our Walking Football Team visit Boca Seniors for a Friendly Fixture. Venue – The Hawthorns School, Bletchingley, RH1 4QJ.

The 4th & Sunday XI’s do not have Fixtures.

Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.