The 1st XI secured a 6 – 2 win over Reigate Priory FC in a competitive Friendly earlier today. Zak Graham put the Ruts ahead in the 5th minute after earning and converting the Penalty. Duncan Fraser pounced to double the lead in the 17th minute, before the hosts pulled one back in the 25th minute. Zak then restored the OR’s two goal lead in the 33rd minute. Half time 3 – 1.
The Ruts made multiple half time changes and quickly got in to gear as Jimmy Graham hit the Ruts 4th in the 47th minute.
Zak Graham then completed an impressive 4 goal haul with 2 decent strikes in the 53rd and 67th minutes.
Reigate Priory then scored a late penalty to make the final score 6 – 2.
The mixed club XI of 2nd/3rd/4th XI Players gained a late but decent 3 – 2 victory against a youthful SCR XI. The hosts were apparently 2 – 0 up with 87 minutes on the clock, before a quickfire comeback from the Ruts, saw goals from Jake Burgess, Dean Riordan (Pen) and Ben Kennett seal a 3 – 2 win.
Best wishes to both of our opponents for the coming Season and well done to both Ruts teams today.
Both are early KO’s this week.
The 1st XI are playing Reigate Priory FC at Netherne Community Amateur Sports Club, 41-43 Woodplace Lane, Coulsdon CR5 1NB Kick Off is at 1.00pm
A 2nd/4th mixed XI visit SCR Reserves Hannibal Way, Croydon. CR0 4RW. Kick Off is at 12.30pm.
Best wishes to both teams.
The 1st XI drew 3 – 3 versus Ripley Village FC. The first half was relatively even with chances both ends with the hosts taking the lead around the 15 minute mark, before Zac Graham levelled on the stroke of half time.
Ripley had the best of the second half and hit a quick fire double to make the result appear to be a foregone conclusion. However, the Ruts dusted themselves down and got off of the ropes long enough to hit a couple of late goals to level courtesy of Zac and then Jimmy Graham.
The 2nd XI were caught cold in the early game and were promptly 2 nil down, despite creating chances themselves. Alex Blenkinsop hit the bar with a header and a Paul Gough free kick was well saved before Ripley hit a killer 3rd goal as the half time whistle was imminent. The hosts virtually wrapped the game up with a 4th goal at the start of the second half, before the impressive Paul Gough struck twice to give the scoreline more respectability for the Ruts.
Boo’s depleted 4th XI went down 5 – 4 in an entertaining friendly against Parkside. With late blowouts both Boo himself and Gary Forge had to make a defensive pairing of over 100 years old!! very impressive. The Ruts goals came via Keavy, Reeder, Riordan and Burgess.
HEADLINE of the day is the ‘KIT-GATE SCANDAL’. More news to follow on that.
Training has been cancelled for ‘One Week Only’ owing to the adverse weather in the local area. Our Managers will contact their respective players ahead of the weekend fixtures.
Pre-Season training continues every Wednesday at King Georges Rec, Tudor Drive, Morden until further notice. New Players are welcome and can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Signing on Fees are DUE and can be paid to your team manager or a committee member.
The 1st & 2nd XI’s travel to Egham Leisure Centre, Vicarage Rd, Egham TW20 8NL to take on back to back matches against Ripley Village of the Surrey Elite League. The 2nd’s KO first at 1.00pm and the 1st’s KO afterwards at 3.00pm.
A mixed 3rd/4th XI are playing Parkside FC at Goals., Tolworth at 2.00pm.
Best wishes to the teams this coming Weekend.
Update – Friday 4th of August. The 2nd XI match is OFF, as Holland Sports can only play one match.
The 1st XI travel to Holland Sports FC for a 2.30pm KO. The venue is Holland Sports & Social Club, Mill Lane, Hurst Green, Oxted, RH8 9DG.
The 3rd/4th mixed XI take on Whitton Villians on the 3G Pitch at at Feltham School, Browells Lane, Middlesex,TW13 7EF, kick off is at 3.00pm.
Best wishes to the teams this weekend.