The 1st XI ran out 5 – 2 winners at Balham Res FC earlier today. An early defensive mix up saw the Ruts go behind, before they promptly responded with a quick-fire trio of goals for themselves.
Billy Liffen levelled for the Ruts when he pounced at the far post to evade the keeper. This was then swiftly followed by a strong Michael Beard run and effort, which was deflected for an OG and then Zak Graham earned and duly converted a penalty to make it 3 – 1 at half time.
In the second period Jimmy Graham went on a trademark mazy run and deftly hooked the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 4 – 1.
Balham reduced the arrears very late on before Jimmy Graham scored almost immediately from the restart, Ollie Hicks knocked the restart ball to him and he promptly struck an audacious effort from the half way line. Final Score 5 – 2.
The 2nd XI gained a most welcome 3 – 0 home victory over AFC Ewell Res FC at Poplar Road. The Ruts goals came courtesy of Mason Foster, Rowan Matthews and Kyle Moore.
The 3rd XI drew 1 – 1 at Old Boys Clapham Res FC. Steve Berry slotted home a penalty strike for the OR’s.
The Ruts came close to achieving a long overdue clean sweep. Alas the 4th XI had a tall order to make that happen against a strong Old Isleworthians FC in the League Cup, the lads eventually went down 3 – 1, with Sam Colebrook notching the OR’s consolation.
Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are away to Balham Res FC, at CWUFC’s Ground. Venue – Wibbandune, Robin Hood Lane, SW20 0AA. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home to AFC Ewell Res FC. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Old Boys Clapham Res FC. Venue – Larkhall Park, Courland Grove, Stockwell SW8 2PK. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 4th XI are Away to Old Isleworthians FC in the League Cup. Venue – Memorial Ground, 22A Wood Lane, Isleworth TW7 5ED. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI secured a place in the County Cup Quarter Finals following an entertaining 5 – 3 home win over Lightwater United FC. The Ruts scorers were Zak Graham (2), Chris Beard, Paul Whitthread and Jimmy Graham.
The 2nd XI suffered a 4 – 1 defeat at Fulham Deaf FC. Scorer TBC.
The resurgent 3rd XI secured a decent 4 – 1 win at Warlingham Res FC thanks to goals from Kevin Foster (2) Steve Berry and Jon Pearson. Manager Yilmaz was ecstatic as he enthusiastically stated ‘ An amazing performance against a team that beat us 6 – 1 last time around. Dima Silenko was the OR’s MOTM.
The 4th XI secured a welcome 4 – 0 win against Sutton Celtic FC. Sam Colebrook (2) Billy Finnis and Owura Oppiah.
Best wishes to the Junior teams tomorrow
The 1st XI are at Home to Lightwater United FC in the Surrey Cup. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are Away to Fulham Deaf FC. Venue: Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields, Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 3rd XI are Away to Warlingham Res FC. Venue: Warlingham Sports Club, Church Lane, Off Church Street, Warlingham CR6 9PR. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 4th XI are at Home to Sutton Celtic FC. Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.
The 1st XI eventually lost a keenly contested Cup tie against Wandgas FC 4 – 3 earlier today. The match had pretty much everything you’d expect with goals, a flurry of cards, both teams hitting the woodwork and a fair share of further controversy.
A tight first half saw the deadlock broken on the cusp of the interval by Zak Graham who’s well struck 20 yard effort secured Ruts the lead.
The second half saw much of the same, the hosts levelled, then Jimmy Graham neatly converted to restore the OR’s lead. Wandgas levelled yet again and both teams then had chances to win the game in normal time.
Duncan Fraser saw Red for a second yellow card 5 minutes from normal time, which meant the Ruts then had to play extra time with 10 men.
The Ruts task was then made taller, as Wandgas fired a long range effort in the first minute of extra time to take the lead
3 – 2. The 10 men continued to create chances themselves and Chris Beard levelled from a Jimmy Graham corner to make it 3 – 3.
With the match seemingly going to penalties Wandgas promptly notched their winner just a few seconds after the Referee had blown for a free-kick, but then waved play on. Good luck to Wandgas in the next round.
The 2nd XI lost 2 – 0 at home to Raynes Park Vale Res FC. Alex Blenkinsop saw red in this game.
We are waiting to hear how the 3rd v 4th XI friendly went.
Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI came out of the traps incredibly strongly for their first game of the New Year against LDN South West FC earlier today. . The Ruts raced into 2 nil lead inside 4 minutes and were 3 up on the 15 minute mark, finally reaching the interval 4 goals ahead. The OR’s added 3 second half goals to make the final score 7 – 0. The Ruts Scorers were Captain and MOTM Chris Beard (3), Michael Beard (2), Billy Liffen and Jimmy Graham.
The 2nd XI went down 4 – 2 against Battersea Boys FC. Will Southward and Mason Foster notched for the Ruts.
The 3rd XI drew 2 – 2 at RH Athletic FC. The OR’s scorers were George Tidey and Kevin Foster.
The 4th XI suffered a hefty 11 – 2 Cup defeat against Hampton Town FC who are flying high in the division above them. The OR’s scorers were Sam Maclean and Aaron Betteridge.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts Youth teams tomorrow.