Results Round Up – Saturday 7th April 2018.

The 1st XI ‘got the job done’ as they extended their points lead over their closest rivals and maintained it over the 3rd placed team (albeit, they have some games in hand) following a 3 – 0 home win against LDN South West FC in the final home game of the Season.

 

Jake HIll hit a 28th minute ‘Worldy’ from a 30 yard free kick, although the odd cynic might proclaim it was intended as a cross? I wasn’t at the match and cannot comment further!

 

The Ruts eventually managed to wrap the game up in the second half ,as yet another powering ‘trademark’ Duncan Fraser header from a Jimmy Graham corner on 70 minutes, was followed by the final goal on 75 minutes, as Jimmy Graham himself deftly hit home following decent wing play and set up from Billy Liffen.

 

The 2nd XI had a weekend off and return to action this Wednesday – details to follow.

 

The 3rd XI suffered cup agony against Tooting Bec ‘A’ FC in their Cup Semi Final in the early 12.15pm kick off

 

Player Manager Richard Edmonds put the Ruts ahead early on and the scoreline appeared to be staying that way until deep into a very unexpected injury time of (what was claimed to be) 8 minutes. The Bec duly levelled and then spun the game around further by storming into an extra time lead.
The final score was a 4 – 2 defeat, with Rhys Waul notching the OR’s second goal.

 

Manager Edmonds said ‘the whole team gave it everything and due to multiple muscle cramps and injuries the late equaliser in normal time was a massive blow’.

 

The 4th XI also suffered a semi final cup defeat against higher division opposition as they went down 5 – 1 at Surbition Eagles.

 

The Ruts opening play was decent and the match was evenly poised for 32 minutes, with the OR’s forcing a few chances and several corners. However, a goal in the 32nd minute was soon followed by 2 additional pre-interval goals to leave the lads. 3 – 0 down at the break.

 

The OR’s kept going though and battled hard against a team much larger in stature and their efforts paid off when Sam Colebrook reduced the arrears around the hour mark. Alas, this was only a short reprieve, as the hosts added two more goals to make the final score 5 – 1.

 

The Vets had ‘a nice change’ as they played Friday evening, instead of Sunday morning versus Molesey FC. The OR’s suffered a 3 – 1 reverse. Scorer TBC.

 

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.

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The Weekend Ahead – 7th/8th April 2018

The 1st XI are at Home to LDN South West at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

 

The 2nd XI do not have a fixture.

 

The 3rd XI are Away to Tooting Bec ‘A’ FC in the Geoff Ellis Intermediate Shield Semi Final. Venue: Tooting & Mitcham, Bishopford Rd, Morden, SM4 6BF. Please note this is an early Kick Off at 12.15pm.

 

The 4th XI are Away to Surbiton Eagles in the League Senior Cup Semi Final Venue: Long Ditton Rec Ground, Windmill Lane, Long Ditton KT6 5QE. Kick Off is at 2.00p

Vets have a rearranged game v molesey fc vets away friday  7.30ko

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this coming weekend.

Results Round Up – Saturday 31st March 2018.

Our remarkable pitch had drained away superbly, which allowed back to back games to proceed after an early pitch inspection, and to top things off, there were ‘goals galore’ at Poplar Road, although not all in our favour.

 

The 1st XI set their stall out early against AMY FC, as they took the lead with less than a minute on the clock, following good work from Chris Beard who set up Zak Graham for his first goal on route to a hatrick. Zak doubled his tally from the spot in the 26th minute after earning and converting a penalty.

 

Chris Beard then notched a goal for himself and had another effort blocked, which ultimately pin-balled a couple of defenders before entering the net for an OG to make it 4 – 0 at the interval.

 

The Ruts knew the game was far from over against a lively pacy AMY front line who created chances themselves, although the Ruts continued to take their own chances.

Zak Graham completed his trio with a deft finish, Chris Beard struck well for his brace and Jimmy Graham bagged a one on one goal, whilst in between AMY notched a consolation goal to make the final score 7 – 1.

 

The 2nd XI suffered a hefty 5 – 1 home defeat in the early kick off against Old Russellians, in a below par performance. Ollie Hicks fired the Ruts goal just before half-time to make it 1 – 2 at the break. However, the Visitors hit some decent goals in the second half to wrap things up for themselves.

 

The 3rd & 4th XI’s had a week off, as do the Vets in the morning.

 

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 31st March/1st April 2018

The OR’s have just the 2 x Senior Games this coming Weekend. Both are back to back at Poplar Road as we aim to clear up our home fixtures before the Club reverts to Cricket.

Please note that consequently the Dressing Rooms will be more congested than usual.

 

The 1st XI are at Home to A.M.Y FC at 3.00pm
The 2nd XI are Home  to Old Russellians at 1.00pm
The 3rd, 4th & Vets do not have fixtures this week.
Best wishes to the Senior Teams and the Junior Teams this Weekend.

Vets

Vets put in a gritty determined performance at poplar rd today against a good strong Wandgas Village vets ,with many key Ruts players unavailable we seemed to be inundated with mainly defensive players and Wandgas raced into a 2-0 h/t lead with Ruts first teamer Eamonn pulling the strings for them,second half we gained the momentum back taylor & reynolds getting hold of centre of midfield and backed up by rest of Ruts team with a never give up attitude and after a long kick from steve our keeper for today which wandgas never dealt with it fell nicely for Gary Wilton to finish off well with low strike past their keeper , bit route one but they all count,with us getting stronger and wandgas fading we kept pushing forward and although their wasnt many goalscoring chances for both team s we scored with Gary scoring again with only a few minutes remaining for a fully deserved draw ,good battle and good attitude from all involved well done all.

Results Round Up – Saturday 24th March 2018.

The 1st XI secured a 3 – 1 victory against Old Plymouthians FC at Poplar Road earlier today. The OR’s were slow out the traps and promptly went a goal down, before getting themselves in to the game.  Duncan Fraser levelled with a terrific header and Zak Graham converted from the spot to provide the Ruts with a 2 – 1 interval lead.

 

The ever committed Fraser sustained a nasty cut to the head on the hour mark and had to reluctantly leave the field. Jimmy Graham notched the Ruts third following a one on one opportunity which he duly converted.

 

The 2nd XI suffered a classic case of ‘tough day at the Office’, which was no doubt partially attributable to the inexcusable blowout of 3 players at midday. Well done to Sporting 50 FC for progressing in the cup at our expense, as they ran out 7 – 2 victors. Paul Gough notched a brace in his quest to rally his team.

 

The 3rd XI were apparently well off of the pace in a poor performance as they went down 1 – 0 at Home to Beckenham FC to increase their relegation concerns.

 

The 4th XI secured a splendid 4 – 3 win in the Cup against Thornton Heath FC in a full bloodied end to end epic cup tie.

The Ruts went a goal down before Dean Riordan levelled from the spot. The game was end to end for most of the 90 minutes with the scoreline going to and fro! 3 – 3 in the closing stages with Riordan adding a second from a free kick which evaded everyone and a deft lob from Sam Colebrook.

Harry Reeder scored the Ruts winner with a header. 3 of the 4 goals were caught on camera and will be circulated in due course!

 

Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.