The 1st XI play their first League match of the campaign as they travel to Old Plymouthians FC for an early 2.00pm KO. Venue: Wallington Sports Ground, Mollison Drive, Wallington, SM6 9BY.
The 2nd XI also have a league match. They take on Motspur Park FC at Wimbledon Common Extensions, with a 2.00pm KO.
The 3rd and 4th XI’s will play an Inter Club Friendly at Common Extensions at 2.00pm.
The Vets kick off their campaign on Sunday as they travel to Molesey Vets. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the teams this week.
The 1st XI narrowly and a tad fortuitously won 4 – 3 at Horsley FC today. Despite a very close first half the Ruts took their chances well and seized a 3 – 0 lead with goals in the 23, 26 and 40th minutes. Jimmy Graham scored the first following a fine solo run and finish and his wing play saw him notch a second, when his cross come shot was parried into the net by the hosts keeper. Zak Graham deftly headed home the Ruts 3rd before Horsley reduced the deficit to 3 – 1 on the cusp of half time. The Ruts line-up is above courtesy of Zak’s graphic.
The OR’s suffered with lack of substitutes in the heat of the second half, as it was predominantly Horsley pressure in the Ruts half, which enabled them to deservedly draw level, which was the minimum their pressure deserved. However, in a rare second half threat Duncan Fraser fired home a late winner for the OR’s. Thanks to Horsley for hosting us.
The 2nd XI secured a 4 – 1 win at Shaftesbury Town Reserves thanks to an Ollie Hicks brace and further goals from Ben Kennett & Kieron O’Driscoll.
The 3rd/4th Mixed XI wrapped up a decent day for the OR’s as they beat Old Boys Clapham Reserves 4 – 2 thanks to goals from Aaron Betteridge, Dean Riordan, Danny Keavy and Keegan Maguire.
This is the final week of Friendlies before the League games commence for some of the teams.
The 1st XI travel to Horsley FC for a 2.00pm KO at Horsley Football Club
The 2nd XI are playing Shaftesbury Town Res FC at King Georges Park, Kimber Road/Burr Road, London,SW18 4SQ, Changing rooms at the Aspire Centre,Burr Road Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 3rd/4th mixed XI are playing Old Boys Clapham Res at Prince Georges, REVISED KICK OFF Now at 3.00pm
Best wishes to all of the teams this weekend.
The 1st XI Match is off owing to poor availability in the Squad at our end.
The 2nd XI visit Virginia Water ‘A’ FC for an early 11.00am KO at Virginia Water FC, Crown Road, GU25 4HS.
The 3rd/4th mixed XI will travel to Real Holmesdale Res FC. Venue John Fisher Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9RD. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
Best wishes to the teams this weekend.
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.