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 Walking Football Team had 2 matches against Fulham FC this morning.
In the 10am KO the Ruts won 4 – 1 thanks to a stunning brace of long rangers from MOTM Alex Pugh (pictured) plus further decent strikes from Michael the Panther and Matt Croucher.
In the 11am KO the Ruts won 2 – 1 courtesy of a Gary Forge brace. The first from the Spot, the second with a powerful finish at the end of a flowing team move. Stand in Keeper Ray Kinsella was MOTM for his sterling efforts in the sticks.
Best wishes to our Sunday XI in their Title Decider tomorrow.
The 1st XI drew 1 – 1 at Chiswick FC in a match they needed a minimum of a point from to avoid the drop on their own terms, and not be dependent on other results going their way.
The Ruts took the lead following a long cross field ball from Paul Gough was played to the corner of the box/by-line, George Tidey then back heeled the ball to Sam Leatherby, who squared the ball to Kyle Moore to tap in.
The Ruts have been guilty of gifting away far too many penalties this Season and typically the same thing happened in the 88th minute today! Thus allowing the Hosts to level from the spot late on.
Goughie was the Ruts MOTM with a real Captain’s performance. Relentless running for the whole game breaking down play and distributing well.
The Ruts Walking Football Team secured a fantastic Tournament Win at Corinthian Casuals FC. The lads drew their first 2 games 0 – 0 and then won their final game 1 – 0 thanks to a decent Steve Dulley strike and a John Walker penalty save.
This placed the team in joint first place which meant a penalty shoot out had to ensue. The Ruts calmly notched 4 from 4 whilst the oppo were denied by a miss and that man Johnny Walker meaning the 5th penalty was not necessary. Paul Cook, Gary Forge, John Walker and Michael Shpaizer confidently netting for the OR’s.
In the Final versus Sutton United that man Steve Dulley struck again to secure a 1 – 0 victory. Well done to the Squad who all rose to the challenge on the day.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams competing tomorrow.
The 1st XI blew a 2 – 1 half time lead in their penultimate game of the Season. The less said about the second half the better. The plus of the day was a hatrick and MOTM Award for our newly appointed Club Captain Sam Leatherby. Final Score 5 – 3 to Barnes FC.
The in form ‘A’ Team turned around a 1 goal deficit to secure a decent 2 – 1 win at AFC North Leatherhead.
The Ruts Scorers were Richard Woolland & Conor Moorhouse. Ross Trimmings was MOTM.
Best Wishes to all of the OR’s teams playing tomorrow.
The 1st XI secured a deserved 2 – 1 win on a heavy pitch at Old Plymouthians FC earlier today.
The Ruts had Keeper Adam Seymour to thank for providing two fine assists. In the first half he delivered a long ball forward to Billy Liffen, who out hassled his marker, before decisively poking the Ruts into a 32nd minute lead.
OP’s levelled a few minutes later, when a headed goal was scored at the near post.
However, the Ruts kept on doggedly plugging away, and they secured their all-important winning goal in the 81st minute following another accurate long ball forward from Seymour, which lead to the lively Dan Wallis calmly slotting home the Ruts winner.
Whilst the whole team put in a real shift – it was young Billy Whitthread who deservedly secured the Ruts MOTM award for his fine performance.
The ‘A’ XI also managed a decent 2 – 1 victory at Motspur Park FC. The Ruts Goals came courtesy of Alex Hammond and Ross Trimmings.
MOTM was Howard ‘Howie’ Payne who stepped in from the Sunday XI to help the Saturday lads out. Thanks also to Kacper Janiak for doing the same. Great effort and support lads.
The ‘B’ XI Match was Postponed this morning owing to a waterlogged pitch at Warlingham.
Best Wishes to all of the Ruts Teams competing tomorrow.
The Ruts were left to rue a trio of close defeats this weekend, all of which involved penalties.
The 1st XI were very unfortunate to lose 3 – 2 at Home to AFC Ewell. The Ruts fell 2 goals behind in the second half before deservedly levelling thanks to a brace from MOTM Billy Liffen. However, a debatable last-minute Penalty cost the OR’s dearly as they ultimately lost 3 -2.
The ‘A’ Team also lost 3 – 2 as they bowed out of the League Cup to NPL ‘A’ FC Robert Quiqley and Alex Hammond scored the Ruts Goals. Alas, the Ruts missed the chance to level from the spot late on in this cup match.
The Sunday XI suffered a rare defeat, as they lost 2 – 0 at Poplar Road to SW Lions. Despite this disappointing defeat, the lads remain top of the table after reaching the summit the previous weekend. SW went ahead from the Spot and then added a late second as the OR’s were chasing the game.