The Vets ran out convincing 9 – 2 winners this morning against Leatherhead Vets at Poplar Road.
Undeterred by availability issues this week ‘the bare 11’ put a convincing display on, in the absence of their captivating Manager Lee Poulter and they have Vets Secretary and Club Legend Lee Caffell to thank for officiating soundly in the absence of a recognised official. Thanks also to Billy Finnis who no doubt would have helped to ‘pick up the pieces’ in organising things on the day.
The Ruts scorers were Simon Minihane (4), Billy Finnis (2), Dean Riordan (2) and an OG.
Well done to Matt Blomeley & Marc Hawley for stepping up to 45 minutes each in the sticks.
The 1st XI ran out 5 – 1 winners against Ashtead FC at Poplar Road earlier today, securing a further all important 3 points.
The OR’s conceded a soft goal early on before spinning the game on it’s head before the interval with 4 goals courtesy of Zak Graham, Duncan Fraser, Jimmy Graham & Chris Beard. The pick of the bunch was Beard’s strike in the 28th minute, as he fired home at the end of a slick move involving Billy Liffen and Jimmy Graham.
Inspired keeping from the Visitors included a penalty save limited the Ruts to just one second half goal, which was a Zak Graham blazing strike from an acute angle.
The 2nd XI were clearly involved in an epic cup tie at Woking & Horsell Res FC, in a match that finished 4 – 4 in normal time. News reaches us that Steve Asomaning was in stunning form in the Ruts goal making some epic saves including a penalty.
2 – 2 at the break, 4 – 3 ahead in the final stages and then we only managed to convert 1 of 4 penalties taken in the shootout, converted by Kyle Moore. Wow! Normal time scorers TBC.
The 3rd XI went down 4 – 1 at Old Plymouthians Res FC in the League. Darren Bloomfield notched the OR’s consolation.
The 4th XI continued their resurgent run as they beat St Martins FC 6 – 2 in the Teck Cup 2nd Round, thanks to braces from Dean Riordan and Sam Colebrook, plus striked from Miles Wiltshire & Jason Hughes.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are at Home to Ashtead FC in the League. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are Away to Woking & Horsell Res FC in the Surrey Junior Cup 3rd Round. Venue: Woking & Horsell Cricket Club,Brewery Rd,Horsell Moor,Woking GU21 4NX
Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Old Plymouthians Res FC in the League. Venue: Wallington Sports Ground, 34 Mollison Drive,Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 4th XI are Away to St Martins FC, the Teck Cup 2nd Round. Venue: Dundonald Rec, Dundonald Rd,Wimbledon SW19 3QH. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Leatherhead Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.
The 1st XI are Away to Bermondsey Town FC. Venue: Firhill Sports Ground, 140 Firhill Road, SE6 3SQ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home (Poplar Road) to Epsom Ath Res FC ( Kit Clash. We have to change). Kick Off is 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Wilf Kroucher FC in the Surrey Lower Junior Cup Rd 2. Venue: Dundonald Rec, Avebury Rd, SW19 3PH. KIck Off is at 1.30pm.
The 4th XI are at Home to NPL Res. Venue: Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Cheam Rangers Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this Weekend.