Old Rutlishians AFC (Old Ruts) is made up of ex-pupils of Rutlish School, amateur sportsman from the local community and the friends and relatives of existing players. It was reformed after a 58 year absence in the summer of 1990 having originally run from 1907 until 1932 when it folded after being replaced by Rugby as the popular winter sport at the Old Rutlishians
The 2nd XI Drew 2 – 2 with Junction Elite Res FC. Billy Holder and Dean Riordan notched the Ruts Goals. John Payne was the OR’s MOTM.
The 3rd XI lost 3 – 1 to Wandgas Worcester Park Vets. Tony Furneaux scored the Ruts Goal, whilst Mappy was the MOTM.
The 4th XI achieved a very credible 2 – 2 Draw at the undefeated Tolworth Utd FC. Mark Todd fired a decent brace to secure the Ruts a vital point. Darren Bloomfield was the Ruts MOTM.
The Walking Football Team had an enjoyable training Session this morning. The Pierluigi Collina style Referee made an impressive debut with his Whistle, which deservedly secured him the OR’s MOTM Award.
Best Wishes to all the Ruts teams playing tomorrow
The 1st XI’s scheduled match Away to Ashtead FC was inexplicably called off, at virtually zero notice. An update on this will follow in due course.
The 2nd XI’s Match at Home to Motspur Park Res FC was Abandoned in the 70th minute. Therefore we cannot comment further until the Referee’s report is forthcoming.
The 3rd XI suffered a 4 – 0 midday KO defeat at Purley Old Boys.
The Walking Football Team had the OR’s Result of the Day as they drew 2 – 2 with Better Sports Village Sutton. John Walker and Peter Gillman scored for the OR’s, with Pete also getting the OR’s MOTM nod for striking home his 50th Old Ruts Goal.
The Sunday XI’s Match has already been called off. However, our best wishes to all of the other Ruts teams of all ages competing in the morning.
The 1st XI put in a decent performance overall in their 4 -2 defeat at Selhurst FC earlier today and ultimately they were left disappointed with the end result.
Ruts fell behind in the first half and despite chances at both ends during the period, they were then knocked by a sucker blow on the cusp of half time, as the Hosts doubled their lead.
The second half saw the Ruts fall further behind, before responding well with two cracking goals reducing the arrears to 3 – 2. A well delivered Fabio Bagulho corner was powered in from a Ashley Daly header and this was shortly followed by neat work from Alex Blenkinsop and persistence from Billy Liffen, which saw the latter brilliantly set up Toby Lempriere who deftly slotted in the OR’s second.
The match was flowing end to end, as it largely did throughout. However, Selhurst wrapped things up, when they added their 4th. Evan Watson pulled off some great saves and was our MOTM.
The 2nd XI had a weekend off.
The 3rd XI’s rare outing at Poplar Road ended in a disappointing defeat as they lost 6 – 1 to Shelton Athletic. Aaron Sandys notched the OR’s consolation goal and we hope he enjoys his imminent and ongoing 30th Birthday Drinks at the Ruts tonight!
The effervescent aging 4th XI prevented a whole day of Ruts L’s as they secured a decent point at KPR Res FC. Club Legend Andy Flanagan scored the Ruts goal and MOTM Award.
The Walking Football team also put in a very decent performance this morning against Thames FC who proved strong opposition once again. The outcome was a 2 – 0 win for Thames, although we edged closer to competing more closely with established teams and we will improve further. John Walker was the Ruts MOTM.
The 1st XI are Away to Selhurst FC. Venue: AFC Whyteleafe, 15 Church Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 0AR . Kick Off is at 3.00pm. Please Note: Pitch surface is 4G. Parking is available on site, there is one gate in the car park that will lead you to the pitch.
The 2nd XI Match has been Postponed.
The 3rd XI are at Home to Shelton FC. Venue – Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
The 4th XI are Away to Kew Park Rangers Res FC. Venue – Richmond Athletic Ground TW9 2SF, the home of Richmond Rugby Club. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The Walking Football Team are at Home to Thames FC. Venue – Goals, Tolworth. Kick Off is at 11.00am.
The Sunday XI are Away to Imperial Wharf FC. Venue – Barn Elms Sports Centre. Kick Off is at 1.00pm.
Best Wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming Weekend.
The 1st XI’s Opposition forfeited the Match scheduled for today.
The 2nd XI secured a decent 4 – 1 Cup win against Kew Park Rangers Res FC at Poplar Road. Steve Berry put the OR’s ahead before the Visitors levelled.
In the second half the Ruts added further goals thanks to a brace from Kyle Miller and a close range Jake Searles header. Paul Tuckey was the Ruts MOTM.
The 3rd XI’s Manager Christian Cittie was frustrated at not securing all 3 points from this match, as his team drew 2 – 2 at Cheam VW FC and he reported as follows,
‘We made a very solid start and were rewarded for our efforts when Richard Woolland volleyed home a Ciaran Moorehouse cross. We then created chance after chance, but only added to our tally with the final kick of the half, when Tony Furneaux crossed the ball for Dan Wallis to slot into the net from 4 yards out. The second half was a completely different affair, as Cheam wanted the ball and pressed more as they simply worked harder than us. When a long throw in was punched clear by Mike Lowe it fell to the Cheam striker who fired home to reduce his teams deficit and from that point on it was all Cheam, who were then able to level from the spot after being awarded a hugely debatable Penalty’
Despite his clear disappointment, Cittie added ‘the Ruts 3s will carry on their fight to avoid relegation and we will go again next week’ Richard Woolland was the Ruts MOTM.
The 4th XI edged out Wanderers Reserves 3 – 2. Scorers and MOTM tbc.
The 1st XI lead twice in this match, before finally having to settle for a share of the spoils at Home to Wanderers FC this afternoon.
Both teams had plenty of chances during the match, so in reality a point each was not an unfair result overall. However, that said when you are 2 – 1 up in normal time, you would really hope to see out the game and secure a win!
Alex Blenkinsop cleverly put the Ruts ahead on 32 minutes as he alertly intercepted a pass and slotted home securing the interval lead.
Wanderers levelled on 68 mins, although in truth they were handed their equaliser on a plate following a defensive mix up.
The Ruts restored their lead in the 77th minute when Kyle Moore’s bullet header from a Paul Gough corner was firmly despatched. Alas, a late dismissal for the OR’s on 94 mins was perhaps a partial contributor to the visitors equaliser a minute later.
Ruts Keeper Evan Watson was the home MOTM which highlights how end to end this affair was.
The 2nd XI went down 4 – 2 at Sutton High FC, despite leading 2 nil at the break courtesy of a Kevin Foster brace. Apparently this was quite a heated game and the Ruts eventually succumbed 4 – 2. Whitto was our MOTM.
The 3rd XI did not have a Fixture.
The 4th XI had a bad day at the Office as their aging legs suffered a 6 – 0 defeat at Motspur Park ‘A’ FC. Manager Yilmaz’s report consisted of one 4 letter word.
The over 50’s Walking Football Team had an enjoyable Session at Goals, Tolworth this morning with 5 new players participating.