Friday with Dave Harkness Bathrooms

Welcome to the Friday Page sponsored by Dave Harkness Bathrooms

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Thanks to Dave Harkness [Plumbing and Bathroom Design and Installations] for sponsoring the EKYL Under 13s this season. For all your plumbing and bathroom needs, please contact 01233 732184.

Birthday greetings today to Bromley Green legend Pat Kingwell. Pat, who made almost 400 senior appearances for the club before a successful career at Hythe Town in the Ryman League, currently plays for Ashford United.

Fingers crossed for no rain! Recent weekends have been largely ruined by the elements but let’s hope for some football at Waterside this Saturday and Sunday. For all the fixtures and meeting times, please refer to the Fixtures tab.

Should we suffer more heavy showers, the groundsman will inspect pitches on Friday night and early Saturday morning. Updates will be posted here first. If games are called off, home or away, can managers please inform me … thank you.

A reminder that, due to cup commitments for our opponents, there is no game for the seniors squad this Sunday.

[updated] The Thursday Page with John Page Trailers … prepare now for the really bad weather!

Latest: Maidstone win FA Cup replay 2-1 at a buzzing Gallagher

Maidstone_United_Crest_NewTwo goals from Frannie Collin, the winner just three minutes from time, edged Maidstone United into the second round of the FA Cup tonight for the first time since their Football League days of 1992.

Darius Charles had levelled for Stevenage Borough early in the second period after Collin had shot the Stones ahead in their first meaningful attack. And, in fairness, Borough enjoyed the better of most of the second half; but Chatham born striker Collin ensured a trip to Wrexham to send most of the 2226 Gallagher crowd into sheer ecstasy.

Happy birthday today to Brian Edwards and belated greetings to young Tommy Habgood yesterday!

Birthday cake for Tommy tonight

Birthday cake for Tommy tonight

Whenever possible, please support our sponsors!

The cold weather will soon be upon us, did you know we stock Calor gas, Red diesel £0.98 per litre, Paraffin £1 per litre, House coal £10.75 25kg, Smokeless coal £10.75 20kg, Logs £4.75, Kindling Large bag £4, Small bag £2.

John Page Trailers

John Page Trailers are established sponsors of youth football at Bromley Green FC. They are based at Biddenden Service Station, Tenterden Road, Ashford TN27 8BH. Give them a call on 01580 291088 or better still pop in and have a chat about your requirements. Friendly staff are available from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

News briefly

Due to our opponents, Willesborough Athletic, having cup commitments, the Sunday seniors now have no fixture this coming weekend.
Clubhouse open Thursday at 4.30pm with all juniors training ON unless your manager/admin informs you to the contrary. [Note seniors training is OFF].
The England v Scotland U16s match will be shown on the TV.
Thanks go to Josh Ahmad who stepped in at very short notice on Wednesday night to train the U9s at Imagine. They had a great time and this Saturday manager Guido welcomes Smeeth & Brabourne for an 11am kick off. Referee: Mr A Zureiqi.

Fixture Thursday 20 November 2014
The FA Cup First Round Replay (7.45pm)
Maidstone United v Stevenage

Last night’s result
Kent Invicta League Challenge Shield 
Hollands & Blair 4-2 Sutton Athletic
Blair cup success as new floodlights unveiled
A memorable night for Hollands & Blair as they defeated Sutton Athletic 4-2 to win the Kent Invicta Challenge Shield under their new floodlights. After last season’s Shield defeat at the final hurdle by Phoenix Sports, Blair (the current champions) emerged victorious with two second half goals from Rob Denness. But credit to Sutton (league cup holders) who probably had the better share of possession during an opening half that ended 2-2.
Ex Snodland and Bearsted boy Stuart West gave the home side the lead but Athletic turned things round with scores by Chris Mirlees (pen) and Jack Howlett before leading scorer James McDonald made it 2-2 after 38 minutes.
Former Chatham Town, Lordswood and Ashford Town hit man Denness settled matters with goals in the 69th and 79th minutes. The crowd at Star Meadow: 232.

Wednesday with Wilmoths


Wilmoths are pleased to support Bromley Green FC U14s and U9s

Excellent turn out for the seniors training last night at the North in spite of the mandatory rain. Also thanks to those who supported the clubhouse where loads of freebies were laid on for the match against Scotland … good night all round.

Anyone needing to talk to the Welfare Officer, Terry will be at the ground tonight. Training is all ON. The clubhouse will shut tonight at 9pm.

Thursday: training schedule as normal [except no seniors session] plus we will be showing live on TV the England v Scotland U16 international which kicks off at 8pm.

Advance notice: Saturday [whatever the weather and ground conditions!] we will be open for the Arsenal v Manchester United match … all welcome!

On Sunday we will be open for Crystal Palace v Liverpool (1.30pm kick off) and Hull v Spurs (4pm kick off)

Fixture Wednesday 19 November 2014 (7.45pm)
Kent Invicta League Championship Shield
Hollands & Blair v Sutton Athletic

Results from Tuesday night with stac-a-truc

Results Tuesday 18 November 2014
FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round replay
Folkestone Invicta 0-1 Burgess Hill Town

Ryman League Cup Second Round
Margate 3-1 Faversham Town
Ramsgate 0-1 Tonbridge Angels

Ryman League Division One North
Cray Wanderers v Brightlingsea Regent – OFF

Kent Reliance Cup Second Round
Maidstone United 2-1 Hythe Town
Thamesmead Town 3-1 Whitstable Town

Tuesday with KAP

KAP logo

KAP are sponsors of Bromley Green U13 Colts

Sponsors still needed for U10s and seniors

Gary Penfold and Lee McRobert look forward to the new season, starting with Wednesday's visit of in-form Canterbury outfit Dayspring

Almost all of the Bromley Green teams are now sponsored and once again we send thanks to those firms and individuals who have put their faith in us [and their hands in their pockets!] A new kit is about to be delivered for the U10s but they still need a sponsor. So, if anyone out there reading this is interested in supporting a rapidly improving squad, equipped with an exciting new management structure ready to take over early in the New Year, please contact Dave Homewood at for further details.

Our senior sides have been forced to rebuild and will continue to be packed with youngsters; and they too are seeking sponsorship backing. Gary and Lee [pictured above], together with Martyn Dalby, Josh Ahmad and Dave Andrews, are now getting some stability with their respective senior squads and are confident that, with patience, the good times for adult teams will soon return.

Training is ON … plus football on the box tonight
Scotland-v-England-ITV-STV-Sky-SportsClubhouse opens at 4.30pm and will remain open for the Scotland v England ‘friendly’ on the box for those that want free hot food after training.

As far as is known, all training is ON tonight both at Waterside and external venues. An evening without a downpour would not go amiss!

Wishes for a quick return to injured Ollie and Aaron

Aaron Maher 28.8.2014Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery go to two of our lads who have sustained serious injuries.

Ollie Prior has damaged/dislocated a knee while it has been confirmed that Aaron Maher [left] has a fractured ankle. Both will be out for some considerable time.

SOLD-OUT-TICKETS1-1024x400It’s a big week at the Gallagher Stadium with Maidstone United putting up the ‘Sold Out’ signs as tickets were snapped up for Thursday’s FA Cup replay showdown with Stevenage Town. But first, the warm-up act is tonight as the Stones welcome Hythe Town for a Kent Senior Cup tie with a place in the last eight the prize. Tickets for this evening are half price (£5).

Midweek fixtures check

Fixtures Tuesday 18 November 2014 (7.45pm)
Ryman League Division One South
Folkestone Invicta v Worthing

Ryman League Cup Second Round
Margate v Faversham Town
Ramsgate v Tonbridge Angels

Ryman League Division One North
Cray Wanderers v Brightlingsea Regent

Kent Senior Cup Second Round
Maidstone United v Hythe Town
Thamesmead Town v Whitstable Town

Fixtures Wednesday 19 November 2014 (7.45pm)
Kent Invicta League Championship Shield
Hollands & Blair v Sutton Athletic

Fixtures Thursday 20 November 2014 (7.45pm)
The FA Cup First Round Replay
Maidstone United v Stevenage

Monday with Topkapi

Update 3pm: Guido has cancelled U9s training for tonight … too wet

Birthday greetings today to Shaun Curry and Luke Sorrell!

Tonight 7.15pm: Senior managers meet with Executive

Training for U16s: please meet North School 5.45pm

Training at Waterside: as per normal unless your manager informs you to the contrary

Local Sunday Results/U15s local derby win/Dan is our BG Valiants Player of the Tournament

Local League Results

Sunday 16 November 2014

Kent Sunday Premier Cup Round Three
Simla 1-8 Shadoxhurst

Kent Sunday Junior Cup Round Three
Beaver 2-0 Maidstone Tempests
Cranbrook Town 3-5 Stanhope Rangers

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy Round Three
Grasshoppers 2-4 Elvington Welfare
Three Cup Rangers 1-3 Sandgate AFC

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy Round Four
Appledore 4-1 Givaudan
Ashford Cavaliers 6-2 Mersham Reserves

Premier Division
Marsh Athletic 2-1 Iden Park

Division Two
Shepway Spartans 4-0 Prince Albert

Division Three
Stour Valley 1-2 Aldington Reserves

Under 15s impress in local derby victory

Sponsors of Bromley Green U15s

16.11.2014 U15s PoM Tommy LockettBromley Green Under 15s romped to a 5-2 away win over neighbours Kennington Juniors in the East Kent Youth League this afternoon. Liam Dadd led the way with four goals and Wisdom Danns completed another terrific win. Player of the Match: Tommy Lockett [right].

More photos from Rach below and on the U15s 2014-2015 page [scroll down from Youth Football Tab]

16.11.2014 U15s 2

16.11.2014 U15s 3

Congratulations to Dan …
Player of the Tournament at Faversham this morning
16.11.2014 BG Valiants Adults PoM Dan

Great stuff from the BG Adult Valiants this morning … Emma’s summary is on the BG Valiants Page