The Weekend Ahead – 7th/8th October 2017.

The 1st XI are Away to Forestdale FC, in the 1st Round of the Senior League Cup. Venue: Croydon Postal Sports Ground,Trenham Drive,Warlingham CR6 9RU. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.


The 2nd XI are Away to AFC Gatton in the 2nd Round of the Junior League Cup. Venue: Merstham Recreation Ground,Weldon Way, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3QA. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


The 3rd XI are at Home (at Poplar Road) against Warlingham FC. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.


The 4th XI have a weekend off

vets game cancelled


Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.


Results Round Up – Saturday 30th September 2017.

The 1st XI secured a 2 – 0 win over Wandgas FC today in a hard fought and close encounter. A goalless first half saw a couple of chances at either end, with the Visitors coming closest to breaking the deadlock when a fizzing strike smashed against the woodwork just before the interval.


Early in the 2nd half Dan Gurney notched his first goal for the Club following a neat run and a slick finish, as he curled the ball over the keeper with a shot from the outside of his foot.


The half was generally evenly balanced, although the Ruts managed to tie the game up around 75 minutes when a clever cross from Billy Liffen was headed home at the far post by Chris Beard.


The 2nd XI also claimed 3 points in a 3 – 2 win at Epsom Athletic Res FC. The OR’s goals coming courtesy of a Paul Gough penalty and strikes from Diogo Carvalho & Kyle Moore.


The 3rd XI went out of the League Cup after losing 4 – 1 at Holland Sports. Sam Maclean notched the OR’s goal.


The 4th XI were 2 – 0 up at the break against Lower Green today, although the hosts came back to win 3 – 2 with plenty of help from over the top physical play. The Ruts goals came from Jason Hughes and Harry Reeder.


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 30th Sept/1st Oct 2017

UPDATED with amended KO Times


The 1st XI are at Home to Wandgas Sports FC. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.


The 2nd XI are Away to Epsom Ath Res FC. Venue: Croygas Sports Club,Mollinson Drive,Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.



The 3rd XI are Away to Holland Sports FC in the Junior League Cup Rd 2.. Venue: Mill Lane, Oxted RH8 9DG. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


The 4th XI are Away to Lower Green FC. Venue: West End Rec Ground,West End Lane, Esher KT10 8LB. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


On Sunday the Vets are Away to Knollmead Vets. Venue: Worcester Park Ground, Green Lane, Worcester Park. Kick Off is at 10.30am.


Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 23rd September 2017.

The 1st XI bounced back from last week in emphatic fashion, as they won 6 – 1 at Epsom Athletic earlier today. The Ruts went ahead after just 90 seconds after a throw-in from Daniel Gurney was flicked on by Zak Graham and Michael Beard headed it passed the home keeper for the early lead.


Epsom levelled in the 16th minute, although their reprieve was short lived as Beard promptly doubled his and the teams tally a minute later with a long range strike.  A sublime bit of footwork and a deft finish from Zak Graham in the 38th minute then saw the Ruts enter the interval 3 – 1 ahead.


In the second period Duncan Fraser headed goal-ward and saw his effort helped in by a defender, and then debutant Gary Wilton marked his arrival fresh off of the bench with a powerful headed effort to make it 5 – 1. Jimmy Graham converted a penalty after Zak was upended to make it 6 – 1 and then with virtually the last kick of the match Epsom reduced the arrears to 6 – 2.


The 2nd XI went down 5 – 1 at home to Woodmansterne Hyde with Ollie Hicks scoring the Ruts consolation.


The 3rd XI secured a terrific 6 – 2 win at Beckenham FC thanks to goals from Diogo Carvalho (2), Dan Martin, George Tidey, Richard Edmonds and Aaron Sandys. Apparently Sandys effort was a cheeky 40 yard lob and the team set their stall out early after storming in to a 3 – 0 lead inside 20 minutes.


The 4th XI, without their charismatic Manager Boo-Boo, had a bad day at the office as they sunk to a 10 – 0 defeat at Old Isleworthians. Onwards and upwards for next week Chaps.


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow, especially the U15 Girls who will be at Poplar Road.

A look back in the Archives. 17 and 11 years ago today!

Old Rutlishians 5-4 Oxted & District
Scorers: Dave Murphy (4), Phil Rea
23 September 2000 SSEC Intermediate Division One
A thrilling match saw the Ruts claim their first win of the season thanks to a virtuoso display from striker Dave Murphy, who netted four times.

After going behind on just two minutes, Phil Rea pulled the Ruts level before the break and then Murphy took over in the second half as his brace put the home side 3-1 up. Amazingly, two breakaway goals and a penalty saw Oxted fight back to lead 4-3, prompting Ruts manager Howard Meredith to note “We can’t afford to defend like that at this level.”

However, two more Murphy strikes in the last few minutes gave the Ruts all three points.

Old Rutlishians 2-2 Eversley
Scorers: Duncan Fraser, Steve Nash
23 September 2006 SIWL Premier Division

By Alan Whiter

The Old Ruts entertained current league leaders Eversley at Poplar Road in a match that brought together two good footballing teams and one below par referee.

The Ruts were still missing a few players through injury and striker Dave D’Rozario missing the match as he was on a Haggis tasting weekend away.

Both teams started well with the Ruts having the majority of the opening possession. The central midfield trio of Ryan Brown, Nick Raggett and Steve Nash dominated the opening encounters and Man of the Match Reece Smith and Scott Ryder on the flanks were able to get in behind the defence on a number of occasions.

Eversley battled well and managed to create a few half chances which were dealt with by the Ruts back three of Duncan Fraser, Richard Lines and Neil Marshall with the help of Craig Wellstead between the sticks. The Ruts continued to get the ball down and play through to the front two of Mark McDowell and Neil Whyte but the Eversley defence managed to snuff out any real threat on goal. The Ruts had the better of the first half attempts with McDowell and Raggett going close on separate occasions from Brown’s set piece deliveries.

The second half started much like the first with both teams having good possession and creating a few decent half chances. Eversley managed to break the deadlock midway through the second half when they broke down the Ruts right with a good run from their centre forward who struck a fierce shot which was goalbound. Wellstead managed to pull off a great save but unfortunately the ball struck Richard Lines, who had no chance of getting out of the way, and it rolled into the net.

Almost immediately the Ruts were level. From a corner, Smith caused havoc in the box and the ball fell to the feet of Fraser who managed to slot home from close range.

Andy Flanagan was brought on to replace Whyte with Smith moving up front to partner McDowell. Almost immediately McDowell was then sent off for two yellow cards picked up in quick succession. Eversley took the initiative and had the Ruts on the back foot for a long spell. The Ruts battled back and were awarded a penalty when Smith was fouled in the area. The resulting spot kick was duly dispatched by Nash to put the Ruts 2-1 up.

Luke Creates replaced Ryder on the left side of midfield and the Ruts looked to be in control for the last ten minutes of the match with Smith working well to keep possession in the opponents half. In the last few minutes Eversley managed to force an equaliser when they were awarded a dubious free kick which the Ruts defence failed to deal with. The ball fell to their number nine who crashed a shot past the helpless Wellstead.

The Ruts felt like it was a case of two points lost and must get back to winning ways next week when they are at home to Shottermill & Haslemere.


The Weekend Ahead – 23rd/24th of September 2017.

The 1st XI are Away to Epsom Athletic FC. Venue: Croygas Sports Club, Mollinson Drive, Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Off is at 3.00pm.


The 2nd XI are Home to Woodmansterne Hyde FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm. **please hook nets up half-mast! post match**.


The 3rd XI are Away to Beckenham FC. Venue: The Bridge Leisure centre,Kangley Bridge Road,Lower Sydenham SE26 5AQ. This is an early Kick Off at 12.30pm.


The 4th XI are Away to Old Isleworthians FC. Venue: 22A Wood Lane, Isleworth TW7 7PS. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


On Sunday the Vets are Away to Raynes Park Vale Vets. Venue: TBC, Kick Off at 10.30am.


Any stragglers who have still not paid their signing on fees now urgently need to do so.


Best wishes to all of the Ruts Senior and Junior teams this weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 16th September 2017.

Not a great day for the OR’s results wise.


The 1st XI slipped to 1 – 0 home defeat against Hanworth Sports FC today. With 5 changes from last week owing to player availability, this was a good opportunity to use the wider squad. However, a strong and determined display from the Visitors saw them good value for their win after the game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, before a late strike duly earned the visitors all three points.


The 2nd XI went down 2 – 1 at AFC Ewell Reserves. Ben Kennett scored the OR’s goal.


The 3rd XI went down 3 – 1 against Trinity AFC with Simon Liste notching the OR’s consolation.


Fortunately, Boo-Boo’s 4th XI saved the Ruts from suffering a clean sweep of defeats, as his team drew 3 – 3 with Dynamo Kingston. The Ruts goals came courtesy of a Dean Riordan brace and a strike from Danny Keavy.


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow..