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..

The Weekend Ahead – 16th/17th September 2017.

The 1st XI are at Home to Hanworth Sports FC.  Kick Off is at 2.30pm.


The 2nd XI are Away to AFC Ewell Reserves. Venue: Priest Hill, KT17 3DS. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


The 3rd XI are at Home to Trinity AFC. Venue: Prince Georges Playing Fields,Grand Drive Raynes Park SW20 9DZ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


The 4th XI are Away to Dynamo Kingston. Venue: Victoria Rec Ground, Balaclava Rd,Surbiton KT6 5JL. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.


On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Epsom Mantova Vets, with a 10.30am Kick Off.


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

Training is cancelled this Wednesday.

For a variety of reasons, not least owing to the fading light, there will be no training this week.


Training will REVERT to TUESDAY evenings from next week at the Old Ruts. Full details will follow, once the Managers have confirmed the arrangements/time etc.

Results Round Up – Saturday 9th September 2017

The 1st XI started the new campaign well, as they secured a convincing 5 – 0 win at Old Plymouthians FC today after a tight first half. Skipper Chris Beard gave the OR’s the interval lead with a low strike into the right hand corner after a corner wasn’t cleared.


Some quickfire goals early in the 2nd half earned the OR’s a more comfortable lead as Michael Beard bravely headed home a neat cross from Zak Graham. Zak then notched two quality strikes, the first from open play and then an exquisite curling free kick


The icing on the cake was for the talisman himself in player manager Nick Raggett as he released himself from the bench for the last 15 minutes or so and he headed home from an acute angle following a good run and cross from Billy Liffen.


The 2nd XI also commenced their campaign in emphatic fashion as they won 6 – 1 at Motspur Park FC. The Ruts goals came courtesy of a Ben Kennett brace and further strikes from Paul Gough, Steve Berry, Kyle Moore and Ollie Hicks.


The 4th XI beat the 3rd XI 7 – 2 in the Inter Club Friendly, with a trio of braces from Harry Reeder, Sam Colebrook, Aaron Betteridge and one from Danny Keavy. The 3rd XI scorers were Dima Silenko and Dan Martin.21463310_1816400778387694_4551912746657530020_n


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.