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 1st XI finally got off the mark with a 5 Star performance, following their two previous games which could have gone either way. The Ruts should have been ahead in the first half based on the overall balance of chances. However, the lads finally exploded out of the blocks shortly after half time, as they roared into a 5-0 lead.
The OR’s scorers were Billy Liffen (2) Alex Curme, Sam Leatherby & Billy Whitthread. The Ruts afternoon was slightly dampened as Barnes reduced the deficit with a debatable consolation. Sam Leatherby was the Ruts MOTM with a fine performance in this 5 – 1 Victory.
The A & B Teams were both in Junior Shield Cup action.
The ‘A’ Team somehow managed to through away a 2 – 0 lead against Dorking Cobblers FC, to eventually lose 3 – 2. Tony Furneaux & Robert Quiqley. MOTM TBC.
The ‘B’ Team secured a convincing 4 – 0 win at Mitcham Park Res FC. The Ruts Scorers were Alex Blenkinsop 2, plus strikes from Harry Reeder and Steve Berry, with the latter also securing the MOTM award.
The 1st XI opened their League Campaign with a disappointing 2 – 1 defeat against Chiswick FC.
The OR’s deservedly took the lead shortly after the break courtesy of a decent strike from Billy Liffen. However, the Ruts failed to increase their tally despite having enough possession to do so.
The Visitors levelled midway through the half and despite the game then seemingly heading for a draw, Chiswick pounced again late on.
Young Billy Whitthread nearly levelled for the Ruts with virtually the last kick of the match, alas his delightful long range effort was denied by the crossbar!
Club Leg-end Erol took a mixed 3s/4s Club XI to Purley Old Boys and came away with a 5 – 4 Friendly win. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Alex Blenkinsop 3, plus strikes from Kevin Foster and Steve Berry. Yilmaz awarded Steve Berry the MOTM award.
Best Wishes to the Ruts Sunday XI who open their League Campaign tomorrow at Wandsworth Common Pitch 5 versus Tyne & Thames FC.
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.