The 1st XI drew 3 – 3 with Tooting Bec FC, in what proved to be an end to end match which saw the OR’s lead once and also fall behind twice. There were some cracking goals on show and also some soft ones. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Jake Hill, Jimmy Graham and a Zak Graham penalty.
On Saturday the 4th of August the 1st XI take on Westside FC of the Surrey Elite League at Prince Georges, Kick Off will be at 3.00pm
Meanwhile, the 2nd XI will also play at Prince Georges versus Shaftesbury Town Res FC. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI will be playing a Carshalton FC XI at Prince Georges at 3pm.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.
The 1st XI secured a very credible draw at Raynes Park Vale FC today, in what was a decent test against Combined Counties opposition.
The Ruts went ahead on 25 minutes when a cross come shot effort from Jimmy Graham evaded the RPV keeper at the far post. Credit to Adam Seymour for setting up the goal with a long range pass.
The hosts levelled courtesy of a long range free kick on 33 minutes. Although the Ruts rallied immediately and restored their lead thanks to clever work and a swift finish from Jimmy Graham, as he latched on to Chris Beard’s pass evading his markers thereby enabling the OR’s to reach the interval 2 – 1 ahead.
The second half was equally competitive and it was the hosts who scored next to level the match on 55 minutes, with a goal the Ruts will be disappointed to have conceded.
Overall this was a pleasing result and performance for the Ruts, especially given the teams respective placings. Graham Rolfe was the OR’s man of the match, with a sublime performance in the engine room.
News reaches us that the 2nd XI went down 3 – 0 at Reigate Reserves and we hope to have further details from this match later.
Training is cancelled on Tuesday the 31st of July owing to a 1st XI Fixture and the general availability of other assistance. Training will therefore resume the following week 7th of August.
Signing On Fees are due, so please bring them to the next match or session you are at.
We have 2 Friendly matches again this weekend.
The 1st XI play Raynes Park Vale FC of the Combined Counties League at Prince Georges, adjacent to RPV’s main ground. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
The 2nd XI play Reigate Priory FC at the Netherne Community Amateur Sports Club, Coulsdon, CR5 1NB. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.
Best wishes to both of the teams in their respective matches.
Players/Members are reminded that Signing on Fees are due.
The Ruts took 2 teams down to play Merrow FC yesterday.
The early match saw the Ruts put out a mixed 2nd/3rd XI’s combined with some new & returning players. It was a competitive match which saw the Ruts lose 6 – 3. The OR goals came via Lewis Kelly, Mark Todd & Mike Lewis.
The 1st XI’s then had a decent competitive workout which finished 2 2. Nil, nil at the interval before the Ruts went ahead through a neat Jimmy Graham finish after clever play from Graham Rolfe. Merrow equalised soon after, only for the Ruts to reclaim the lead through Zak Graham with a left foot finish. Merrow claimed the final goal of the game from the spot in the final moments.
Many thanks to our hosts for 2 good games.
Today we remember firefighters Bill Faust and Adam Meere, killed tacking a fire in east London on this day in 2004. Never forgotten.
RIP Fausty. Great man and Old Rut. The Great Faustino