The Blues were the guests of Ruddington village Colts on a cloudy but
mostly dry morning. This ended up being a disappointing affair for the Blues and
their supporters. The lads started really brightly but didn't take their
chances which they came to rue in the second half. Ruddington clearly
had some talented players particularly their No.14 who was quite a
handful although Lawrence did a great job in containing him,
particularly in the first half. Ruddington were the first to score. It
was a one on one situation with Henry who just missed getting to the
ball on time before the ball was lobbed over his head and into the net.
However 5 minutes later Henry made a great save and the Blues were
looking good for a goal. Jack received a good pass from Leo from the
middle of the park and set off on one of his determined runs down the
left which ended up with the ball being sweetly slotted in the
Ruddington net. It was all square with everything thing to play for but unfortunately the Blues allowed Ruddington to be back in the lead at just before half time from a short range effort. The Blues had a glut chances at goal in the first half, but it was just one of those days.
It was crucial who was going to score first in the second half.
Unfortunately it was Ruddington after about 5 minutes to make it 3-1.
from another short range effort. The Blues heads went down and they
spent a lot of the half parked in their own half defending a rejuvenated
Ruddington. It frankly turned into a bit of a rout and before long the
Blues were 6-1 down which was hard to take given their performance in
the first half, which showed great promise.