Results Round Up – Saturday 19th February 2022.

The 1st XI put in a decent performance overall in their 4 -2 defeat at Selhurst FC earlier today and ultimately they were left disappointed with the end result.

Ruts fell behind in the first half and despite chances at both ends during the period, they were then knocked by a sucker blow on the cusp of half time, as the Hosts doubled their lead.

The second half saw the Ruts fall further behind, before responding well with two cracking goals reducing the arrears to 3 – 2. A well delivered Fabio Bagulho corner was powered in from a Ashley Daly header and this was shortly followed by neat work from Alex Blenkinsop and persistence from Billy Liffen, which saw the latter brilliantly set up Toby Lempriere who deftly slotted in the OR’s second.

The match was flowing end to end, as it largely did throughout. However, Selhurst wrapped things up, when they added their 4th. Evan Watson pulled off some great saves and was our MOTM.

The 2nd XI had a weekend off.

The 3rd XI’s rare outing at Poplar Road ended in a disappointing defeat as they lost 6 – 1 to Shelton Athletic. Aaron Sandys notched the OR’s consolation goal and we hope he enjoys his imminent and ongoing 30th Birthday Drinks at the Ruts tonight!

The effervescent aging 4th XI prevented a whole day of Ruts L’s as they secured a decent point at KPR Res FC. Club Legend Andy Flanagan scored the Ruts goal and MOTM Award.

The Walking Football team also put in a very decent performance this morning against Thames FC who proved strong opposition once again. The outcome was a 2 – 0 win for Thames, although we edged closer to competing more closely with established teams and we will improve further. John Walker was the Ruts MOTM.

Best Wishes to the Ruts Teams playing tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 19th/20th February 2022.

The 1st XI are Away to Selhurst FC.  Venue: AFC Whyteleafe, 15 Church Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 0AR . Kick Off is at 3.00pm.  Please Note: Pitch surface is 4G. Parking is available on site, there is one gate in the car park that will lead you to the pitch.

The 2nd XI Match has been Postponed.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Shelton FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Kew Park Rangers Res FC. Venue – Richmond Athletic Ground TW9 2SF, the home of Richmond Rugby Club. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The Walking Football Team are at Home to Thames FC. Venue – Goals, Tolworth. Kick Off is at 11.00am.

The Sunday XI are Away to Imperial Wharf FC. Venue – Barn Elms Sports Centre. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 12th February 2022.

The 1st XI’s Opposition forfeited the Match scheduled for today.

The 2nd XI secured a decent 4 – 1 Cup win against Kew Park Rangers Res FC at Poplar Road. Steve Berry put the OR’s ahead before the Visitors levelled.

In the second half the Ruts added further goals thanks to a brace from Kyle Miller and a close range Jake Searles header. Paul Tuckey was the Ruts MOTM.

The 3rd XI’s Manager Christian Cittie was frustrated at not securing all 3 points from this match, as his team drew 2 – 2 at Cheam VW FC and he reported as follows,

‘We made a very solid start and were rewarded for our efforts when Richard Woolland volleyed home a Ciaran Moorehouse cross. We then created chance after chance, but only added to our tally with the final kick of the half, when Tony Furneaux crossed the ball for Dan Wallis to slot into the net from 4 yards out. The second half was a completely different affair, as Cheam wanted the ball and pressed more as they simply worked harder than us. When a long throw in was punched clear by Mike Lowe it fell to the Cheam striker who fired home to reduce his teams deficit and from that point on it was all Cheam, who were then able to level from the spot after being awarded a hugely debatable Penalty’

Despite his clear disappointment, Cittie added ‘the Ruts 3s will carry on their fight to avoid relegation and we will go again next week’ Richard Woolland was the Ruts MOTM.

The 4th XI edged out Wanderers Reserves 3 – 2. Scorers and MOTM tbc.

Best Wishes to the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 12th February 2022.

The 1st XI are Away to Woodmansterne Hyde FC. Venue – Woodmansterne Sports Club, Woodmansterne Street, SM7 3NH. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd Team XI are at Home to Kew Park Rangers Res FC in the League Cup. Venue – Poplar Rd

Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Cheam Village Warriors FC. Venue – Cheam Sports Club, Peaches Close, SM2 7BJ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 4th XI are Away to Wanderers Res FC. Venue – Prince Georges Playing Fields, Grand Drive, SW20 9DY. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 5th February 2022.

The 1st XI lead twice in this match, before finally having to settle for a share of the spoils at Home to Wanderers FC this afternoon.

Both teams had plenty of chances during the match, so in reality a point each was not an unfair result overall. However, that said when you are 2 – 1 up in normal time, you would really hope to see out the game and secure a win!

Alex Blenkinsop cleverly put the Ruts ahead on 32 minutes as he alertly intercepted a pass and slotted home securing the interval lead.

Wanderers levelled on 68 mins, although in truth they were handed their equaliser on a plate following a defensive mix up.

The Ruts restored their lead in the 77th minute when Kyle Moore’s bullet header from a Paul Gough corner was firmly despatched. Alas, a late dismissal for the OR’s on 94 mins was perhaps a partial contributor to the visitors equaliser a minute later.

Ruts Keeper Evan Watson was the home MOTM which highlights how end to end this affair was.

The 2nd XI went down 4 – 2 at Sutton High FC, despite leading 2 nil at the break courtesy of a Kevin Foster brace. Apparently this was quite a heated game and the Ruts eventually succumbed 4 – 2. Whitto was our MOTM.

The 3rd XI did not have a Fixture.

The 4th XI had a bad day at the Office as their aging legs suffered a 6 – 0 defeat at Motspur Park ‘A’ FC. Manager Yilmaz’s report consisted of one 4 letter word.

The over 50’s Walking Football Team had an enjoyable Session at Goals, Tolworth this morning with 5 new players participating.

Best Wishes to the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.

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

The 1st XI are at Home to Wanderers FC. Venue – Poplar Rd. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Sutton High FC. Venue – Wallington Sports Club, 34 Mollinson Drive, Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 2.30pm. CAR PARKING RESTRICTED, so please park in the Road.

The 3rd XI do not have a FixtureThe 4th XI are at Home to Motspur Park ‘A’ FC. Venue – Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 3. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The over 50’s Walking Football Team have a Training Session at Goals, Tolworth at 11.00am. Contact oldrutswalkingfootball@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

The Sunday Team are Away to St Andrews FC in the Dylan Rigobert Trophy. Venue – Wimbledon Common Extensions. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 29th January 2022.

The 1st XI were very under par this afternoon as they hosted Junction Elite FC. Both sides had first half chances, although it was Goalless at the Break.

The Ruts squandered several good chances after the interval and Ruts Keeper Evan Watson also pulled off some decent saves at the other end. As the game appeared to be heading for a draw, the visitors scored after the linesman had raised his flag which was fully ignored by the Referee. Then to add salt to the wounds, this tally was doubled with virtually the final kick of the match as the Ruts slumped to a disappointing defeat.

The 3rd XI secured a fantastic 3 – 2 in the Cup as they defeated higher placed opposition in Motspur Park Res FC. The lads stormed into a 2 – 0 lead thanks to a quickfire brace from Tony Furneaux.

Self acclaimed Manager of the Month Christian Cittie was understandably delighted with the Result as he gleefully reported as follows,

We made a very strong start, scoring 2 goals inside 15 mins and we kept up the fast tempo by pressing and defending for the majority of the half. Motspur Park then broke away and a fluky cross looped over our stand in keeper Ross Trimmings to make the score 2-1 at half time.

A very sturdy second half saw us “defending for our lives” at points, However, we managed to breakout to score again through Dan Wallis as he converted a Furneaux cross.

A dodgy penalty allowed MPFC to pull it back to 3 – 2, although we held on well to cause a big cup shock and win the game. Furneaux notched the Ruts MOTM award for his double and assist.

The 3rd XI Celebrating their fine win after they returned to the Ruts Ranch.

The Walking Football Team notched up a healthy 7 – 1 win against Better Sports Village Sutton this morning in a sporting affair.

The Ruts highlight was seeing Darren Knott (pictured below) return from a lengthy injury lay off, to secure his 500th Old Ruts Appearance!!!

Scorers – Peter Gillman (2) Paul Cook (2) Ray Kinsella, Darren Knott and John Walker. MOTM Ray Kinsella.

Best Wishes to the Ruts teams playing tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 29th/30th January 2022.

The 1st XI are at Home to Junction Elite FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Motspur Park Res FC in the League Junior Cup. Venue – Marina Ave, Motspur Park KT3 6NE. Kick Off is at 12.00pm.

The 2nd & 4th XI’s do not have fixtures scheduled.

The Walking Football Team are Away to Better Sports Village (Sutton) Venue, Rose Hill, SM1 3HH. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

Our Sunday Team are Away to Junction Elite 5ths. Venue – Clapham Common, Pitch 6. Kick Off is at 10.30am.

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

Sunday XI Result – 23rd January 2022

The Sunday XI came up trumps earlier today with a phenomenal battling display at Poplar Road as they Hosted Mas Vidas FC.

With our Co Managers David Cecil & Sean Thornton both injured, plus other absentees on the lengthy unavailable list, this was a case of ‘all hands to the pump.’

The Ruts fortunes were thwarted further 15 mins or so in, when Keeper Tom Kearley was dismissed for handling the ball outside of his area.

Despite the odds now being stacked against the Ruts, the lads took the lead courtesy of a terrifically powerful left footed volley courtesy of the influential Alfie Dulley, as he fired home from the edge of the area.

The Visitors levelled shortly before the interval, despite a heavily disputed infringement being waved away in the build up.

In the second half the battling Ruts stuck firmly to their task, and 2 very well taken strikes from the lively Billy Holder wrapped up the 3 points for the OR’s.

Whilst a massive shout out to all of the team is fully deserving, the extra nod must go to James Murphy for his nimble and very competent switch from the outfield to donning the No 1 Gloves.

Well Done Lads!