Results Round Up – Saturday 17th March 2018.

The 1st XI secured their place in the Surrey Intermediate Cup Final for the first time, as they overcame Cranleigh FC at Poplar Road, in what was a well officiated match.


Headed goals at either end of the first half from Zak Graham and Paul Whitthread provided the Ruts with the interval cushion from a well balanced half.


The Ruts appeared to have made the game safe when Captain Chris Beard fired the OR’s into a 3 goal lead after the break. However, Cranleigh often looked threatening on the break and they reduced the arrears with about 10 minutes to go. Pleasingly the Ruts held firm thereafter and Zak Graham hit the teams 4th goal in the final stages to earn himself a brace, making the final score 4 – 1.


Congratulations to Nick Raggett and his team on reaching the final against Wandgas FC to make it an all SSEC affair, which is very most likely to be a very tight match on the 18th of April.


The Venue is TBC, as the scheduled new Meadowbank ground is behind schedule and will not be ready in time.


The 2nd XI Match was postponed and the 3rd XI had a week off.


The 4th XI can be proud of their efforts in the semi final of the Teck Cup. Old Isleworthians had gained two sizeable victories over Boo’s team in the League and to be honest, they should be playing Intermediate football, rather than Junior.

Despite Boo’s emphatic pre-match instructions, the lads didn’t manage to carry out his request, as they promptly fell 2 goals behind very early on against their strong opposition.

Massive credit to the team though, as they did not crumble and rallied brilliantly and managed to spin the scoreline on it’s head by taking a 3 – 2 lead. Play maker Dean Riordan struck a stunning free kick, the impressive Kai Walker stabbed home the second and Casey Vickery hit a sweet 3rd goal against a temporarily rattled opposition!.

The lads were unable to hold out though and finally went down 7 – 3. Great effort from the team though.


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior Teams tomorrow if their games survive the elements.


The Weekend Ahead – 17th/18th March 2018.

This is a BIG weekend for the Club with more than an element of Cup Fever around.


The 1st XI welcome Cranleigh FC of the Surrey Intermediate (Western) League to Poplar Road for the Semi Final of the County Cup. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.


The 2nd XI are Away to Woodmansterne Hyde FC in the League (we are awaiting the details in the absence of our Fixture Secretary).


The 3rd XI have a weekend off.


The 4th XI also have a Cup Semi Final as they Travel to table topping Old Isleworthians in the Teck Junior Cup Semi Final hoping to beat the odds against strong opposition. The Venue is 24a Wood Lane, TW7 5ED. With International Rugby at Twickenham all players and supporters are reminded to allow significant extra travel time.


On Sunday the Vets are Away to Burlington Vets, Details TBC.


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


Vets had a well earned 4-1 win at poplar road today  v Molesey fc vets ,while being the dominant side first half we only held a 1-0 h//t lead through a billy finnis strike ,with multiple chances being missed ,second half molesey equalised from a swerving 30yd shot which flew past ed reynolds the stand in 2nd half keeper.but the younger quicker ruts vets  alongside the expierenced quality playmaker wes reid in centre midfield soon regained control of the game and finished molesey off with a steve berry brace and another for billy finnis ,good performance and result after few weeks with no game  and thanks to those who stepped up to help us out today.

Results Round Up – Saturday 10th March 2018.

The 1st XI’s match at home to West Fulham FC was the only one to survive the weather, although their performance overall was under par, with a few passengers being carried, as noted by Manager Nick Raggett, who brought himself off the bench to try and invigorate his team late in the second half.


The visitors took the lead with a great strike midway through the first half and were reduced to 10 men around the 30 minute mark, which left them with an hour to play with a man short. However, in truth and fairness they played incredibly well and most people would not have noticed their deficit.


Duncan Fraser levelled with a trademark header on the cusp of half time and that was the way it remained, making the final score 1 – 1. The match was feisty at times although quite rightly it was hand shakes all around at the end.


Best wishes to the Vets and Junior teams tomorrow.

The Weekend Ahead – 10th/11th March 2018. (Updated)

The 1st XI are at Home to West Fulham FC at Poplar Road. Kick Off is at 2.30pm. NB: THE DRESSING ROOMS WILL BE CONGESTED, as the Rugby Sections Charity Day involves 2 x Senior Matches back to back and Junior Games on the Football Pitch before our Match.


The 2nd XI = NO GAME.


The 3rd XI Match versus Old Plymouthians Res is OFF as the opposition are unable to field a team.
The 4th XI are at Home to Darkside FC. Venue: Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN. Kick Off is at 2.00pm.

On Sunday the Vets are at Home to Molesey Vets FC. Kick Off is at 10.30am.


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