The Vets capped of a weekend of good results for the OR’s, as they overcame Wandgas Vets FC 4 – 1 at Poplar Road. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Derek Blunden (2), Billy Finnis and Duncan Fraser, which capped a fine weekend overall for the latter.
The 1st XI have been drawn at Home in the Semi Final scheduled for 17/3/18.
Old Rutlishians First v Cranleigh First
Wandgas Sport First v Horsley First
The 1st XI secured a Surrey Intermediate Cup Semi-Final place for only the 3rd time, with a win on penalties over Copthorne FC earlier today. The OR’s last reached the final four in 2007, so it has been a long time coming!
The Ruts fell a goal behind in the 1st period and levelled courtesy of a trademark Duncan Fraser Header around the 50 minute mark and the final score at 90 minutes was 1 – 1.
Therefore, without extra time at this stage of the Cup, the penalty shootout then ensued.
The Ruts missed their first penalty, before promptly despatching their next 3, thanks to superb finishes from Joe Pratley-Jones , Chris Beard and Dan Lawrence. The Ruts main man of the moment proved to be Adam Seymore who finely saved 2 penalties, which massively contributed to the OR’s 3 – 2 win on penalties. As the Visitors also missed a 3rd penalty, the Ruts victory was secured with a spot kick to spare. Well done to Nick Raggett and the team on their Victory.
The 4th XI gained a really decent 3 – 2 win over 2nd placed Lower Green FC, on a pitch which was a total mud-bath in some places and yet fine in other areas.
The Ruts fell a goal behind, before Captain Dean Riordan hit a lovely leveller. The lads dug really deep at times and 2 phenomenal strikes from Sam Colebrook put the Ruts in the driving seat, before the Visitors reduced the arrears with a few minutes to go, although the Ruts rearguard held very firm.
Special mention must be made of Keeper Robert Faulkner who pulled of multiple excellent saves to deny the Visitors.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are at Home to Copthorne FC in the Quarter Final of the Surrey Cup at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI Match is OFF / Postponed AWAY.
The 3rd XI = A weekend off – NO GAME.
The 4th XI are at Home to Lower Green FC in the League at Tudor Drive, Morden SM4 4PN. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Wandgas Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
With postponements rife all over the place, the OR’s did well to see all four of their games survive the weather! and on top of that, so nearly secure a clean sweep of victories.
The 1st XI secured a 2 – 0 win over Bermondsey Town FC, in what was described as an end to end match. The Ruts top scorer made his mark again as Zak Graham struck a 41st minute free-kick and a cool finish from the edge of the box in the 80th minute to secure all 3 points for the OR’s.
The 2nd XI won 3 -2 at Chessington KCFC Res in the Geoff Ellis Premier Cup Rd 2. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Club Captain Kyle Moore, Ollie Hicks and Ben Kennett.
The 3rd XI secured themselves a cup semi final slot with a fine 3 – 2 win over Oxted & District Res FC in the Geoff Ellis Intermediate Cup. The Ruts goals came from Darren Bloomfield, Ciaran Moorhouse and a Jon Mapp strike direct from a corner.
The 4th XI drew 3 – 3 with NPL’s 4th XI. Jake Lennard put the OR’s ahead midway through the first half before. NPL levelled immediately and the interval arrived level at 1 – 1.
This game also continued ‘end to end’ with Harry Reeder restoring the Ruts lead before NPL levelled. Sam Colebrook then restored the Ruts lead, before NPL gained a share of the spoils by converting from the spot.
All in all a decent set of results!
Best wishes to the U11’s in their Cup Semi Final tomorrow.
UPDATED FRIDAY 9TH FEB.
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE 4th XI MATCH / VETS OFF SUNDAY.
The Weekend Ahead 10th/11th February 2018.
The 1st XI are at Home in the League against Bermondsey Town FC. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are Away to Chessington KCFC Res in the Geoff Ellis Premier Cup Rd 2. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
The 3rd XI are at Home to Oxted & District Res FC in the Geoff Ellis Intermediate Cup 1/4 Final at Wimbledon Common Extensions, Pitch 2. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
CHANGE OF VENUE – The 4th XI are Away to NPL FC’s 4th XI. Venue: Meadhurst Club, Chertsey Road, Sunbury, TW19 7LN.
WARNING: TRAFFIC COULD BE HEAVY DUE TO RUGBY AT TWICKENHAM.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts Teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI swept Forestdale FC aside as they achieved a 9 – 0 away win earlier today. News reaches us that top scorer Zak Graham boosted his tally with a 5 goal haul, Jimmy Graham added a brace. Strikes from Captain Chris Beard and Manager Nick Raggett completed the scoreline.
The 2nd XI drew 1 – 1 at Home to Overton Athletic FC. The Ruts went a goal down, before joint player manager Paul Gough levelled for the Ruts.
The 3rd XI continued their recent healthy form as they secured their second League win of the season by overcoming Sutton High FC. The OR’s goals came courtesy of Mark Todd and Ciaran Moorhouse. We understand that midfield maestro George Tidey is at the hospital getting his ankle checked out following a hefty 50/50 tackle. We hope his injury is not serious and he has a speedy recovery.
The 4th XI had an interesting afternoon at Home to Darkside FC in the League. The Referee paced the pitch pre-match in a slightly strange fashion, whilst considering whether to proceed with the kick off. Anyway, he did allow 45 minutes play, in which the Ruts were not really at the races, as they conceded 3 goals. In reality, the scoreline could have been worse, had it not been for the nimble and able block saves of stand in keeper Scott Stoney – well done Scott, you get the vote for man of the half match! The game was then called off by the Ref at the interval!
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.