Results Round Up – Saturday 23rd February 2019.

The 1st XI were not as fluent as usual, as they battled away against a dogged and determined Westminster Casuals FC earlier this afternoon, in a match which eventually ended in what was probably a fair 1 -1 draw.

The Ruts were largely on top for the first 25 minutes before going a goal down to a counter attack on the break.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men before the interval ,following one of a few cynical challenges on Chris Beard, yet despite this, it was not really noticeable as despite equalising through a long range Michael Beard effort around the hour mark, the Ruts were unable to make their player advantage count overall.

Thereafter both teams had decent chances to wrap the game up, although it remained level. With the injury list increasing, the return of a couple of absentees next week will be most welcome and needed.

The 2nd XI secured a 3 – 1 win at Reigate Priory Res FC courtesy of a Rowan Matthews strike and a brace from Kieron Ralston.

The 3rd XI had a weekend off, whilst the 4th XI suffered a 5 – 1 defeat at NPL Res FC, with Billy Finnis notching the OR’s consolation.

Best wishes to the Junior teams tomorrow.


The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 23rd February 2019.

The 1st XI are at Home to Westminster Casuals FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.

The 2nd XI are Away to Reigate Priory Res FC. Venue: Reigate Priory Cricket Ground, Park Lane, Reigate, RH2 8JX. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI have a weekend off = NO GAME.

The 4th XI are Away to NPL Res FC. Venue: NPL Sports Club, Queens Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 16th February 2019.

The Ruts had a bad day at the Office results wise, losing all 5 of the matches played today.

The 1st XI bowed out of the County Cup against Battersea Ironsides FC today. The final score was 1 – 1. Alas, a couple of poor pens in the shoot-out saw the OR’s relinquishing the Cup they had won back last April.

A tight first half saw outstanding saves from both keepers and it ended goalless. It was great to see Evan Watson return in the sticks for OR’s after his lay off following surgery.

BIFC took the lead midway through the second half and the OR’s had a great opportunity to level from the spot. However, Zak Graham’s penalty was well saved, although Zak promptly made amends with a trademark 20 yard free kick to level the match.

Ruts then created more chances to win the game, although ultimately it finished even at 1 – 1. Both sides also lost a player to Red Cards in the final quarter of the match.

The penalty shootout saw both Michael and Chris Beard score and the OR’s 2 other penalties were missed, to make it 4 – 2 to Battersea on pens. We wish them well in the next round.

The 2nd XI went down twice to OPFC in their double banker. 2 – 0 and 4 – 1 respectively. Harry Reeder notched the OR’s goal.

The 3rd XI lost 6 – 2 at Worcester Park ‘A’ FC. Kevin Foster & George Tidey scored for the Ruts.

The 4th XI went down 5 – 1 at the League Leaders Woking, although they reached the interval even with Dean Riordan scoring for the OR’s.

Best wishes to the Junior Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 16th February 2019.

The 1st XI are at Home to Battersea Ironsides FC in the Surrey Intermediate Cup Quarter Final. Kick Off is at 2.00pm. ‘

The 2nd XI are Away to Old Plymouthians Res FC in a ‘DOUBLE BANKER’.Venue: Wallington Sports Club, 34 Mollinson Drive,Wallington SM6 9BY. Kick Offs will be at 2.00pm and 3.15pm.

The 3rd XI are at Home to Worcester Park ‘A’ FC at Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 3. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI are at Home to Woking Sports FC at Tudor Drive, Morden, Pitch 1, Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

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

Results Round Up – Saturday 9th February 2019.

The 1st XI secured an incredibly hard fought 3 points in this top of the table clash against AMY FC earlier today, as the Visitors started the livelier, whilst it took the Ruts a while to get in to the game.

Michael Beard was then involved a trio of penalty incidents when firstly he conceded one, which the visitors duly scored. However, he was soon able to redeem himself when he earned and promptly struck home from the spot to level it for the OR’s, to make it 1 – 1 at the break.

The second period remained a tight affair with openings at both ends, although it was the Ruts who took the lead, when a deft Zak Graham free-kick was superbly headed home by the OR’s MOTM Kieran O’Driscoll.

AMY equalised as the game edged on and at this stage most people may have accepted a draw and a share of the spoils. .

However, the Ruts broke down the left wing with Zak Graham doing well to create space and he crossed for Jimmy Graham to neatly fire home whilst several defenders closed in on him,to make the final score 3 – 2 to the Ruts, which enabled the lads to leap-frog the visitors and to top the table for the first time in quite a few months.

No doubt this season will see plenty more interesting twists and turns and it is certainly heading for a tight finale with plenty of matches left to play.

The other club results today were not so good.

The 2nd XI suffered a 4 – 1 defeat at AFC Ewell Res FC, with the consolation goal being scored by Mason Foster.

The 3rd XI had a classic case of a very bad day at the office, as they were thumped out of sight at high flying Selhurst SA who swept to a 12 – 1 win. The Ruts consolation was scored by Kevin Foster.

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior Teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – Saturday 9th February 2019. UPDATED

The 1st XI are at Home to A.M.Y. FC in the League. Kick Off is at 2.30pm. Pitch Inspection passed. Match is ON.

The 2nd XI are Away to AFC Ewell Res FC. Venue: Glyn School Playing Fields, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom KT17 3DZ. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

The 3rd XI are Away to Selhurst SA FC. Venue: Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AS. Kick Off is at 1.30pm.

The 4th XI’s Match is OFF

Best wishes to all of the Ruts teams this week.

Results Round Up – Saturday 2nd February 2019.

The 1st XI secured a decent 5 – 1 home win against Hanworth Sports FC earlier today.

The Ruts dominated the majority of the 1st half and despite hitting the woodwork twice and having a few penalty appeals turned down, they eventually found their way through following some flowing team moves, which enabled Captain Chris Beard to strike a delightful brace and in between his goals Zak Graham headed home a well delivered cross.

The second period saw Jimmy Graham slot home the Ruts 4th after determined work from Michael Beard.

Hanworth then briefly reduced the arrears, before Daniel Gurney powerfully headed home a Jimmy Graham corner moments before the final whistle.

The 3 other Saturday fixtures were postponed.

Best wishes to the Ruts Junior teams tomorrow.