|Last Updated: Mar 16 2015 12:25PM|
The Ruts ground out a 22-19 win away against Chipstead on Sunday, finally prevailing with a last minute penalty from Sid. It was an ugly but ultimately creditable performance with five first team players out; sevens and rugby league seem to take a toll on the squad at this time of year.
At the same time, Rosslyn Park were beating Warlingham (the only side to prevail over our boys this year) by 34-21.
Old Rutlishians and "the mighty Warl" are both already promoted for next season, but Rosslyn Park's sterling efforts leave us (as you can see from the table above) with at least a chance of ending up on top when the dust settles on April 19 after the last league games of the year.
Warlingham will be playing Effingham & Leatherhead then. E&L have been on a four game winning streak since we thumped them in January and taken the scalp of Rosslyn Park along the way.
Old Ruts will be playing Battersea Ironsides who we beat as I recall rather handily in an informal pre season friendly.
I can dare to dream. If we can thump the Ironsides and get a bonus point while Effingham hold Warlingham to less than four tries the fact that they have scored eight more points than us and conceded four less will be irrelevant.
Further, and regardless of the outcome come April, for the first time ever next season Old Ruts will feature in Division 1 at U14, 15, 16 and 17 which is absolutely remarkable.
Come, my friends,
’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset