Results Round Up – Saturday 1st December 2018.

The 1st XI’s Match was postponed.

The 2nd XI drew 2 – 2 at home with Fulham Deaf FC. Unfortunately the Ruts finished the game with 9 men after two very late red cards. The OR’s lead twice before being pegged back on both occasions. Jarrod Engelbrecht and Zac Keywood scored for the Ruts

17 year old young buckster Robbie Larcombe was the OR’s MOTM. On the plus side, it was great to see 4 young players in the side, all of whom progressed via Boo’s largely youthful 4th XI.

The 3rd XI continued their recent good form with a 2 – 1 win over Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. Sam Maclean and John Pearson scored the Ruts all important goals. Erol Yilmaz informed me he was the MOTM. However, I am unsure whether he is on the Beer, or if this can be validated by his able joint manager George Tidey.

The 4th XI did not play.

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow


The Weekend Ahead – 1st December 2018

UPDATED – The 1st XI’s Match Away to Wandgas Sports FC has been Postponed

The 2nd XI are at Home to Fulham Deaf FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. Venue – Manor Park, Malden Road, New Malden KT3 6AJ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 4th XI have a weekend off – No Fixture.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 24th November 2018.

The 1st XI suffered a 2 – 1 home reverse against West Fulham FC today. Jimmy Graham put the Ruts ahead in the 20th minute following a neatly timed run and finish, before the Visitors levelled with virtually the last kick of the half via a 20 yard free kick. The second half saw chances at both ends and despite this, the match appeared to be heading for a draw until the visitors nabbed a late winner. The only slight bonus is that the OR’s remain narrowly top of the table.

The 2nd XI were also on the receiving end of a defeat as they went down 2 – 0 at Merton Social FC.

Erols Yilmaz’s revitalised 3rd XI picked up the Ruts only victory of the day as they overcame Merton Social ‘A’ FC 3 – 2 thanks to a brace from the in form Matt Vandepeer and a strike from Kevin Foster. Well done lads!

Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 24th/25th November 2018.

The 1st XI are at Home to West Fulham FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Merton Social Res FC. Venue, Fishponds Playing Fields, Fishponds Rd, London SW17 7LF. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 3rd XI are Home to Merton Social ‘A’ FC at Tudor Drive.Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI have a week off – No Fixture.

On Sunday the Vets host Knollmead Vets FC at Poplar Road, in what will be their final game for the time being. Kick Off is at 10.30am. Hopefully, the team will be able to rebuild at some point in the future in some shape or form, perhaps with a smaller fixture list. Our massive thanks and appreciation goes to Lee Caffell for all of his efforts in the 15 years since he formed, played, managed and administered the Vets affairs.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 17th November 2018

The 1st XI made incredibly hard work of overcoming a determined Forestdale FC earlier today. The Ruts fell behind to an early goal, before a clever turn and strike from Jimmy Graham levelled things up midway through the half. However, the OR’s then paid the price for ample awry finishing and a defensive error, as they fell behind again close to half time. Credit to the home keeper for pulling off some decent stops too.

The start of the second half was much of the same, as numerous decent chances and a few open goals could and should have been converted.  Pleasingly, the continual chances eventually enabled the Ruts to turn the match around, as Duncan Fraser struck a left footed effort from a tight angle. Soon after Graham Rolfe struck the goal of the game, as his phenomenal strike from around 30 yards fizzed into the hosts net.

At 3 – 2 up the Ruts rearguard still needed to be alert to the Forestdale threats, although eventually 2 goals from OR’s inspirational skipper Chris Beard finally put the game to bed to secure the all important 3 points.

The 2nd XI beat Reigate Priory Res FC at Poplar Road thanks to goals from Harry Reeder and Aaron Sandys.

The 3rd XI drew 2 – 2 at Supercala FC. The OR’s goals were scored by Darren Bloomfield and Matt Vandepeer, the Ruts can also rue a missed penalty opportunity quite late in the match.

The predominantly youthful 4th XI sprang into a 2 – 0 lead and then reached the interval level at 2 – 2.. Darkside eventually ran out 7 – 3 victors. The Ruts can be pleased with the development of some of the youngsters in the team as some of them have been featuring in the 2nds in recent weeks.

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 17th/18th November 2018

The 1st XI are Away to Forestdale FC. Venue: Croydon Postal Sports & Social Club, Trenham Drive, Warlingham CR6 9RU. Kick Off is at 2.00pm

The 2nd XI are at Home to Reigate Priory Res FC. Kick Off at 2.00pm
The 3rd XI are Away to Supercala FC. Venue: Surbiton Town Sports Club, Riverhill Estate, Worcester Park, KT4 7OB. Kick Off is at 2.00pm
The 4th XI are at Home to Darkside FC. Venue: Tudor Drive. Kick Off is at 1.30pm
On Sunday the Vets are Away to Leatherhead Vets. Venue & K.O: TBC.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 10th November 2018.

The 1st XI secured a high scoring 8 – 2 win at Abbey Rangers U23’s FC in the Surrey Intermediate Cup. The Graham Brothers were in potent form as Jimmy notched an impressive 5 goal haul, whilst Zak fired a hatrick.

The 2nd XI drew 4 – 4 with Chessington KCFC Res at Poplar Road. The scorers were Zac Keywood (2), Harry Reeder and Paul Gough.

The 3rd XI drew 3 – 3 with Kew Park Rangers Res FC. Marc Todd (2) and Matt Vandepeer scored the OR’s goals.

The 4th XI suffered a 4 – 1 reverse at Sutton Celtic FC, with an OG providing their scant consolation.

Best wishes to the Ruts teams tomorrow.