The 1st XI are Away to Bermondsey Town FC. Venue: Firhill Sports Ground, 140 Firhill Road, SE6 3SQ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 2nd XI are at Home (Poplar Road) to Epsom Ath Res FC ( Kit Clash. We have to change). Kick Off is 2.00pm.
The 4th XI are at Home to NPL Res. Venue: Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Cheam Rangers Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this Weekend.
I just asked our inspirational Vets Manager Lee ‘Trigger’ Poulter how he (the team) got on today and he reported as follows ‘I managed to get the kit there but was way too pissed to participate, Won 3 – 2.
No doubt his poor condition followed his epic evening of hosting and playing life sized Cluedo! It was Trigger in the Dressing Room, with the Linesman’s flag.
Anyway, we now know the Vets won 3 – 2 at HSBC earlier today thanks to a Billy Finnis brace and a strike from Steve Lovell.
Well done too, to the Juniors for securing a 5 out 5 Clean sweep, which included the result of the Season so far as the U15 Girls secured their first ever Victory by winning 5 – 1 at Guildford – what an epic result.
The 1st XI went goal crazy in the County Cup today, as they comprehensively overcame Worplesdon Phoenix FC 9 – 1 at Poplar Road. The Ruts came out of the blocks in an extremely lively fashion and they were a goal ahead in less than a minute, when Zak Graham deftly lobbed the keeper, following a Chris Beard interception which put him through on goal.
Then, on 6 minutes the Effervescent Paul ‘Whitto’ Whitthread fired home a Billy Liffen cross and Skipper Chris Beard then made it 3 – 0, with a header in the 24th minute.
Whitto then struck again for his brace in the 37th minute, after a good advantage from the Referee, after Zac Graham was fouled in the area.
Stand in Keeper Darren Honey went off injured midway through the half leaving Paul Tuckey to step up off the Bench to deputise further, and the Visitors managed to reduce the arrears with a consolation strike in the 43rd minute.
In the second half Zak Graham’s finishing totally killed the game off, as potent strikes in the 50th, 56th and 62nd minutes put the outcome well beyond any doubt.
Two further strikes effectively put the icing on the cake, as Chris Beard notched his second goal and brace in the 78th minute, before Zak struck a fitting rasper for his very impressive 5 goal haul from the game. Final Score 9 – 1. Best wishes to our opponents (who stayed for a few beers) for the rest of their Season.
The 2nd XI also secured a convincing victory as the won 4 – 1 at Chipstead Athletic FC. The Ruts goals came via Paul Gough, Steve Berry, Gary Wilton and Jack McGoldrick.
The only downside of the OR’s day, was the hefty 6 – 1 defeat suffered by the 3rd XI against Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. Scott Stoney notched the Ruts goal early on.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow.
The 1st XI are Home to Worplesdon Phoenix FC in the Surrey County Intermediate Cup 2nd Round. Kick Off is provisionally 1.30pm, although it could be changed to 2.00pm, tbc.
The 3rd XI are Home to Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. Venue: Prince Georges Playing Fields,Grand Drive SW20 9DZ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.
The 4th XI do not have a fixture scheduled this week.
On Sunday the Vets are Away to HSBC Vets. lennard road br3 1qw Beckenham. Kick Off is at 10.30am
Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this weekend.
Apologies – back to normal from next week at the Clubhouse.
The 1st XI secured a hard fought 3 points with a 3 – 2 win at Westminster Casuals FC earlier today, in a keenly contested match, which pitched the 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the division against each other.
Availability issues throughout the ranks this week saw a number of changes throughout the teams. Although this was certainly a strong performance from the 1st XI today. A bright start saw the Ruts go ahead after just 3 minutes when a well worked team goal saw Billy Liffen convert Zak Graham’s pin point cross from close range.
The Ruts were denied what appeared to be a clear cut penalty for a blatant handball and soon after they were left to rue not being awarded with one, as the hosts swiftly levelled.
Pleasingly, immediately from the restart a delightful sweeping team move saw Captain Chris Beard restore the Ruts lead with a great strike.
Once again the hosts levelled, as an in-swinging corner evaded everybody to land in the OR’s net. Given the balance of first half play the Ruts entered the interval a tad puzzled as to how they were not ahead.
An equally big performance was required in the second half and Chris Beard epitomised the team’s work ethic, as once again Zak Graham provided a great pass in to Beard’s path for him to hit his brace and what proved to be the match winning goal for the team.
The 2nd XI secured a 3 – 2 win over Motspur Park thanks to a Diogo Cavalho brace and a strike from long serving veteran Simon Minihane.
The 3rd XI suffered the Ruts only defeat of the day as they went down 3 – 0 to Refresh FC.
Boo’s 4th XI secured their first win of the season as they graced Poplar Road against Sutton Celtic FC. The Ruts all important goals came from Myles Wiltshire and young Jake Searles. Great result after a tough season to date previously.
Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.