Under 16s 2012-2013

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26.5.2013 Gower and Mabb preparing for a match!

26.5.2013 Gower and Mabb preparing for a match!

19.5.2013 Craig with the league trophy

19.5.2013 Craig with the league trophy

Report from Reece Cahalane 19 May 2013

For the last game of the season we decided to try out different people in different positions, this led to captain Ben Barrett starting in goal with the number 1 jersey, and keeper Callem Simmons starting as striker. Like other games in the season our opponents were unable to field an eleven, but you can only play what is in front of you.

Things looked good as keeper, I mean striker Callem Simmons netted in the first 15, but our opponents levelled soon after. It was good to see everyone in different positions and I hope everyone enjoyed the day. We took the lead when the new striker Bekim Ahmetaj reacted quicker when their keeper and defender got in each other’s way.

The second half saw another new keeper, Craig Hodgson take the number 1 top. The second half saw us go 3-2 behind to a very close penalty decision and another goal. We levelled right at the end when Miles Christian’s header just flicked in, final score 3-3.

No game of football is pointless but with the title won and no relegation in our league, there was certainly not much that this game decided. Good performance and effort from all and congratulations on winning the league! Please contact Dave Andrews later in the week to find out tournament details and about your eligibility, it will be on Saturday and Sunday down in Camber.

Green are champions!
12.5.2013: A 4-1 win over a depleted but brave Tankerton side finally secured the league title at bumpy and windy Waterside. Congratulations to all concerned. More photos on the Home Page and our facebook pages.

12.5.2013 Before the match with Tankerton

12.5.2013 Before the match with Tankerton

16.9.2012 Home to Dynamo United

 Scroll down for previews, reports, photos throughout the season

Match date: 28 April 2013
EKYL U16
Bromley Green 0-0 Faversham Town
By Reece Cahalane
With a win today we could have clinched the title, a draw was the final result. It has to be said that a draw does seem a fair result as our opponents gave us a very good match. The performance was greatly improved from last week, perhaps last week some compliancy crept into our game. Everyone seemed up for the game today and we did play some good football in patches, but we couldn’t find ourselves a goal.

Goalkeeper Callem Simmons made a very good save ten minutes in, pushing the ball just past the post- but that was the least impressive of his saves! In a quite regular first half that saw both forward Miles Christian and defender Adam Heathcote come off with knocks, neither side really dominated. Just before the end of the half Callem once again kept the scores level, rushing out to the striker’s feet and clearing the ball.

The start of the second half was much like the first, with no real chances either way. However 65 minutes in Callem went from hero to villain when he caught their striker and a penalty was awarded, yet he quickly redeemed himself with a very good save. This seemed to raise the team and from this point we did dominate the possession and the chances.  Push and probe as we did we couldn’t find a goal, defender Thomas Bates forced a save late on from their keeper and captain Ben Barrett was unlucky not to get us three points when his 80th minute shot hit the crossbar.

Overall a fair result, the title is still in our hands and we look to next week for our win. Of course each team that plays us will be pressing us hard as they will believe due to our recent results they can get something, but if we play as a team and keep to what we have been doing all season we are more than capable of winning the title next week.

Match date: 21 April 2013
EKYL U16
Dynamo United FC 4-3 Bromley Green
Report by Reece Cahalane
Our opponents today started the game much quicker than us, they pressed us with the ball and were organised at the back. This was rewarded when they went 1-0 up in the first minute. In possession we did not really create many chances, the pitch seemed much smaller than our home side pitch and this did cause us an issue. We continued to play high balls across the pitch or forward which was easily cleared by our opponents due to the high amount of players in the same area. They were 2-0 up in the 23rd minute when once again their very quick forward netted home at the edge of the box. Craig made it 2-1 soon after when he pressed the keeper and was rewarded when the keeper’s clearance hit him and was tapped in after. This could have been the goal we needed to lead us on to get another three points- however a very poor ten minutes before the end of the half saw us concede a sloppy goal from a corner and a penalty, 4-1 at half time.

At half time the mood was surprisingly upbeat, there was not one head down and everyone believed we could score 4 goals- we have done it plenty of times. We made some changes and tried to emphasise how we need to use the width as the middle is very congested. The second half was much better, ten minutes in Craig got his second from a corner, 4-2. We made it 4-3 when Miles Christian calmly netted from the spot with 15 minutes to go. This is how it ended but not for the lack of trying, Connor Gower hit the post and Ben Barrett’s header almost found the far corner- praise must go to keeper Callem Simmons who made two really good second half saves to keep us in the game.

Today has to go down as a ‘bad day at the office’, to be fair our opponents played very well and pressed us very well and it was hard for us to make much of the game. We are now 2 points behind top and a victory at home next week against Faversham can wrap the title up for us. But we will be in for another tough game as Faversham will see our result today and it will lift them, so we need a better performance if we want the title!

Match date: 24 March 2013
East Kent Youth League U16
Bromley Green 6-2 Woodnesborough
Report by Reece Cahalane
With the end of the season approaching every game from now on is important if we want to win the title, a win today was essential. With many players ill or unwilling to play it left us with a bare 11, which didn’t seem too bad as our opponents could only manage to get 10 players. We tried a new formation this week, moving Connor Robbins into midfield leaving us playing 3 at the back, to start with it seem to be working well when Robbins assisted to get us our first 15 minutes in. However it was not long until our opponents equalised. The rest of the half we did not play to the potential, spending too much time on the ball and not using the width available. Our opponents pressed well and managed to get another before the half time- to be fair if it was not for a great save by keeper Callem Simmons it would have been 3.
The second half saw us come out like a brand new side, it was us doing all the pressing and playing like a side who wanted to win. The hard work paid off and within 15 minutes of the second half we found 2 goals to give us the lead. At this point our opponents’ heads seemed to drop and there was only really one side in it from there. We finished 6-2 victors with Ben Barrett’s bicycle kick outshining Miles Christian’s chest to volley goal. Striker Craig Hodgson found himself on the score sheet once again. Credit to our opponents for playing the game in the right spirit with only 10 players. Scorers: Miles 2, Craig 2, Ben, Connor G.
Overall it was a hard fought win, not sure how many times we have played poor in the first half only for a superb second half to make up for it. Just think of the potential should we start every game the way we start second halves!

Match date: 3 March 2013
EKYL Under 16
Bromley Green 2- 0 South Ashford
Report by Reece Cahalane
With the season nearing an end there is an emphasis on how important each game is, to ensure we win the league. This enthusiasm showed as 16 of the squad turned up, which led to two of them being unable to play -credit to them for staying and understanding.
It was a game of many chances for us, a combination of poor finishing and an inspired keeper kept the scoring low. Our first goal was a scrappy one, with a save from the keeper falling into the 6 yard box and Miles Christian managed to scramble the ball in.
We pressed well and the central pairing of Thomas Bates and Dean Lee limited our opponent’s chances. Our second goal came from a pass from Connor Gower to Jamaal, who finished it well. The second goal seemed to deflate the game, our opponents did break through late on but keeper Callem Simmons was quick to the danger with a strong clearance. Five minutes from the end we should have made it 3, but credit to their keeper who saved it well.
Overall it is another 3 points, another step closer to the title and another clean sheet. It’s clear the long break between games did have an effect on our football, but things are looking much better and today’s display was the best in a while. A good display and another 3 points on a day when the score line could have been a few more!

Match date: 10 February 2013
EKYL U16 Cup
Dover Athletic 4-1 Bromley Green
Report by Reece Cahalane
We knew that playing a team competing for the title in the top division would be a test for us, but the day could have gone very differently. We started the game well, using a free kick move that had been practiced in training to find the ball in the back of the net- only to find that it was given offside- rightly so as Craig Hodgson passed it in on the line. However, after this offside our opponents attacked us using the pace of their striker, only for a dubious free kick to be awarded to them on the edge of the area as captain Ben Barrett won a header- unfortunately this was the first of many dubious decisions by today’s official. From this free kick our opponents scored from a free header from the delivery,  the aerial battle was something that we continued to lose throughout the game. The goal was a big blow, but rather than putting our heads down we did continue to battle away.  Keaton Flanagan impressed early on with some big tackles preventing the ball from going through to their pacy forwards.
On the stroke of 20 minutes we found ourselves level, when Craig flicked a ball through to Miles Christian who chipped it over the keeper and the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line by their linesman – who deserves credit for his input as the referee was not up with play, a trend that continued throughout the game. We found ourselves behind again within 3 minutes, when a headed clearance fell to the opposition who volleyed into the back of the net, a very good goal. We found the ball in the back of the net again, however another disallowed goal for offside from a free kick, this one was not as clear cut as the first and the lads did feel it was a legitimate goal.  Like our first disallowed goal, our opponents punished us with another goal before the half, 3-1 at halftime.
The second half was full of controversy as the first, our opponents netted in the first 20 minutes from another free header. Soon after this Craig found himself being held as he took on two defenders in the area, something that their linesman said they were both doing, however the referee didn’t give anything from his position at the halfway line. A better second half performance in whole, even though we lost 4-1 it could have been a totally better game. Connor Robbins put in a great performance at right back, as did Bekim Ahmetaj out on the left and keeper Callem Simmons made some good saves to keep the score line respectable. As a whole the team can play much better, the huge time between our last few games is showing. Onwards and upwards as we focus in on winning the league.

Sunday 10 February 2013: we are away to Dover Rangers in the Cup with a 1.30pm kick off. Details of meeting time etc will be given at training on Wednesday 6 February.

Sunday 3 February 2013: report of the 4-1 win over Tankerton is on the Home Page. Good day for us with Faversham Town surprisingly losing at home to Woodnesborough 4-3. Here are today’s results:
Faversham Town 3-4 Woodnesborough
Highfield United 0-4 Dynamo United
South Ashford 0-6 Chartham Sports
Tankerton 1-4 Bromley Green
Thanet Colts Colts 3-2 Thanet Colts

Sunday 27 January: no game as Dover Rangers pitch is unfit

Sunday 20 January 2013: All players to train please. Clubhouse opens 12 noon and training starts at 1pm sharp. Bring footwear suitable for the grass and the cage.

13.1.2013: Today’s results from the Under 16 Division
Dynamo United 6-3 Woodnesborough
FavershamTown 3-2 Chartham Sports
South Ashford 1-1 Thanet Colts
Tankerton 4-0 Thanet Colts Colts

Sunday 13 January 2013: Game with Highfield is OFF due to waterlogged pitch at The Ridge

There will be training AT THE GROUND this Wednesday (9th January), please report to the clubhouse by 7.15pm and bring footwear for both the grass and the cage … next week we are away to Highfield

Results 6.1.2013 
Chartham Sports 4-4 Dynamo United
Thanet Colts Colts 1-0 South Ashford
Thanet Colts 2-0 Highfield

6.1.2013 Training photo

6.1.2013 Training

6.1.2013 Training

Friday 4 January 2013: Training this Friday lunchtime … please report to the ground by 12.45pm. If you cannot make it, please phone the manager on 07775674026.

Results 9 December 2012
Thanet Colts Colts 1-5 Faversham Town
Thanet Colts 2-6 Dynamo united

Key fobs … special offer £4

BGFC key fobs with player’s photo plus name and club badge on the reverse. Order this weekend from Dave Homewood. Here is a sample one featuring Keaton:

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18.11.2012 Jamaal receives his Player of the Match award from Nick Barrett

Preparation for the Woodnesborough game!

18.11.2012 Tyrese and Little Joe celebrate with the Under 16 boys! And no, they didn’t actually drink any alcohol!

Today’s results (18.11.2012) 
South Ashford 4-1 Highfield
Tankerton 4-4 FavershamTown
Thanet Colts Colts 0-7 Dynamo United
Thanet Colts 2-5 Chartham Sports
Woodnesborough 1-4 Bromley Green

Match date: 18 November 2012
EKYL U16
Woodnesborough 1-4 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
Some matches require the ability to grind out a result and this was just that with the home side quick in the tackle and certainly not prepared to cede the points without putting up a gallant battle.
Whilst the Woodies were aware that we top the table, they would not have the knowledge that we once again had key players missing for various reasons. However, the value of possessing a large and versatile squad is so evident at present and if the side can reach the Christmas break with just the one defeat [to Thanet Colts] then the title remains a realistic target.
It took 14 minutes before we took the lead courtesy of a super curling lob from centre back Dean Jesse-Lee from out on the right flank that was a goal from the moment it left his foot. The home team kept us to 2-1 at the break but in the second half the Green controlled most of the play and at times produced some delightful football. That said, Callem Simmons in goal was called upon to make some impressive stops at vital stages with the outcome still in the balance. Miles Christian and player of the match Jamaal Awatefe (2) were our other scorers in a determined squad performance that saw full backs Connor Robbins and Keaton Flanagan have arguably their best games to date while Ben Barrett and Lewis Mabb asked for and gave no quarter as always. A true roll-up-the-sleeves and do the job afternoon in pleasant conditions with a referee that applied common sense throughout. For the home side, their number 8 [Harry] was sheer quality in defence and is clearly destined for higher things. Terrific entertainment and a competitive, yet sporting, match -well done to all concerned. No game for the U16s next week but the U14s are at Woodnesborough for a crucial league match. Thanks to Keith Andrews and Nick Barrett for transport and support.
C Simmons; C Robbins, D Lee, L Mabb, K Flanagan, C Gower, B Barrett, G Mabb, M Christian, J Awatefe, T O’Gorman, J Lee, B Ahmetaj

Match date: 11 November 2012
EKYL U16
Bromley Green 1-2 Thanet Colts
Report by Reece Cahalane
We resumed action this week against Thanet Colts after being out of action last week. Like previous weeks we had 15 players turn up meaning one couldn’t play, but credit to the lad for staying to support his team. Injuries to a few players within the squad meant that Jamaal Awatefe started on his debut.
The game began and our opponent’s energy and pressure really showed, they closed us down very well and didn’t give us any time on the ball. Certainly a different test than any team we had played previously and it took us some time to adapt to this. Unfortunately 10 minutes in central defender Adam Heathcote had to come off with a knock to his ankle, this meant we had to re-shuffle at the back. 5 minutes after this we found ourselves 0-1 down via a combination of their strikers pace and some poor communication at the back. Nevertheless we kept battling in a physical match, with some big tackles coming in from Ben Barrett and Lewis Mabb in particular. Towards the end of the half we played better football and had our chances, with George Mabb hitting the bar from a free kick,  their keeper saving a header 6 yards out by Miles Christian and Jamaal hitting the post soon after.
At half time we spoke about playing short balls to each other, going back to basics rather than trying to take on their players. It seemed to work, 5 minutes into the second half we made it 1-1 when Miles poked the ball wide to George Mabb to equalise. Some good football followed and we started to look the better side, but ten minutes after we found ourselves behind once again when an unmarked opponent ran in and scored from a corner. Soon after this we went with three in defence as an attempt to try and threaten our opponent’s goal more, it worked as we had more of the possession in and around their box, but we were unable to find an opening. In the last ten minutes our opponents played the long ball for their pacey striker to latch upon, but some good tracking back from John Lee managed to keep us in the game.
It finished 1-2, maybe on a different day some of our chances would have hit the post and in, rather than post and out. Looking forward we can use this match as an example of how badly our opponents wanted to win and the amount of effort they put in to try and beat the team at the top of the league. Each team we play from now will want it as much as them so we have to want it more! This week’s MoM goes to George Mabb who played well out wide and kept talking and giving us an outlet in the second half.
C Simmons; A Heathcote, L Mabb, K Flanagan, J Awatefe, B Ahmetaj, G Mabb, J Lee, B Barrett, C Gower, T O’Gorman, S Brown, M Christian, D Woodcock

11.11.2012 Bekim swings in a second half corner but it just wasn’t our day on Sunday against Thanet Colts

11.11.2012 v Thanet Colts

11.11.2012 v Thanet Colts

11.11.2012 Lewis wins an aerial battle against Thanet Colts

Goalscorers BG U16                                                                                
Craig Hodgson             19
Miles Christian            8
George Mabb                  6
Lewis Mabb                    3
Bekim Ahmetaj           3
Connor Gower               2
Ben Barrett                    2
Tyler O’ Gorman          1
Assists BG U16                                                                             
Bekim Ahmetaj           7
Connor Gower               6
Miles Christian            6
Tyler O’ Gorman         5
Ben Barrett                   4
George Mabb                 3
Adam Heathcote        3
Lewis Mabb                   2
Connor Robbins          2

4.11.2012 No league games today but there was one cup tie staged and that saw Faversham Town beat Dynamo United 3-0. Next Sunday we are at home to Thanet Colts in the league. Don’t forget the new training arrangements/times which have been posted on the Home Page.

1.11.2012: To those who were interested enough last Tuesday to attend training – well done! Out of respect to Dave Andrews, it would be nice to see a full turn-out this evening. If you are ill, that is different – but just because it’s Halloweeen and half-term does not mean the club shuts down for the week!

Match date: 28.10.2012
EKYL U16
Thanet Colts Colts 1-5 Bromley Green
Report by Reece Cahalane
This week we travelled to Thanet for our first fixture against the two Thanet Colts sides. The day was made harder by 3 of the players dropping out on the morning, leaving us with just one substitute.
The game started and our opponent’s tactics were made clear, they used the slope on the pitch and the strong wind to hit the long ball over our defence. To be fair it worked, on a few occasions our defence passed it back to keeper Callem Simmons to clear it well. The first half we were very slow, not playing the ball around like we have done in previous games. Maybe due to the cold, or maybe due to not having a target man upfront like we did previously. However good link up play on the right by Connor Robbins and Connor Gower gave us a good outlet. On the stroke of half time we went 1-0 up, a good delivery on a corner by Bekim Ahmetaj caused a scramble in the 6 yard box and was eventually smashed in by defender Lewis Mabb.
At half time everyone knew that we weren’t playing as well as we usually do, the second half we could play more football as the opposition could no longer use the slope or wind to their advantage. In the first half we only had 2 shots, only one of them was on target and that was our goal.
Like our previous games, we started the second half quicker and better than the first. Captain Ben Barrett tackling hard in the midfield, while Keaton Flanagan supporting Bekim Ahmetaj well. Ten minutes into the second half we went 2-0 up, yet again another corner from Bekim which was headed home by Lewis Mabb. This was made 3-0 only five minutes later when a free kick maybe 20-25 yards out drifted into the top corner by George Mabb, making his total 5 for the season. We were looking comfortable, with Adam Heathcote and Lewis Mabb holding the back well and Tyler O Gorman working hard in the middle. But with only 20 minutes to go our opponents managed to net one back, meaning we just missed out on another clean sheet. Long term absentee John Lee came on as substitute after his time out with a fractured wrist and looked full of energy, we then netted twice in the final ten minutes as our fitness showed, the first a volley by Christian Miles from a peach of a cross by Connor Robbins. The second saw Bekim go flying in the box giving us a penalty, step up Lewis Mabb to net again giving him a hat trick for the day.
Overall it wasn’t the best performance by the lads but 3 points is 3 points, meaning we are still top of the league!  Man of the match this week is Lewis Mabb, not only for his hat trick but for his last ditch tackles.
Green: C Simmons; A Heathcote, L Mabb, K Flanagan, B Ahmetaj, G Mabb,B Barrett, C Gower, T O’Gorman, M Christian, C Robbins. Sub: J Lee

Today’s results in the league
South Ashford 5-4 Dynamo United
Thanet Colts Colts 1-5 Bromley Green
Thanet Colts 3-0 Woodnesborough

Top 4 in the league
Bromley Green Played 6 with 18 points
Tankerton Played 5 with 13 points
Dynamo United Played 7 with 12 points
Faversham Town Played 5 with 12 points

Player of the Match Lewis receives his award from guest Keith Andrews

Top Goalscorer BG U16
Craig Hodgson         19
Miles Christian         8
George Mabb            5
Lewis Mabb               3
Bekim Ahmetaj        3
Connor Gower          2
Ben Barrett                2
Tyler O’ Gorman     1

Top Assists BG U16
Bekim Ahmetaj         7
Connor Gower           6
Miles Christian          5
Tyler O’ Gorman      5
Ben Barrett                 4
George Mabb             3
Adam Heathcote      3
Lewis Mabb                2
Connor Robbins       2

Match date: 14.10.2012
EKYL U16
South Ashford FC 0-4 Bromley Green
Report by Reece Cahalane
We returned to Pitchside for our league meeting with South Ashford FC, knowing this week that it would be a tougher game. However, as long as we played our game and produced good football like we did the week before then we were in with a chance.
We started brightly and within the first three minutes took the lead, when a cross come shot from Tyler O’Gorman found its way inside the far post for his first goal of the season. This was extended 5 minutes after when captain Ben Barrett played a through ball for Craig Hodgson to calmly finish making it 0-2. We continued to play very nice football, with good link ups showing between Bekim Ahmetaj with Connor Robbins up the right in particular. Just before the half time interval we made it 0-3, when Connor Gower passed it to Craig to finish.
We slowed down a bit in the second half which is unlike us, little back heels and flicks just not coming off and putting our defence under pressure. But our defensive pairing of Lewis Mabb and Dean Lee worked well and stood strong. A few times in the half we tried to play the pass through the opposition as opposed to a simpler ball. Nevertheless on 60 minutes Bekim’s corner was headed just over the line by George Mabb, credit to their linesman for being honest about it going in. For the remainder of the game we played well, with Miles Christian continually pressing their defence and Adam Heathcote playing in a new midfield role. Credit must go to Callem Simmons, whose reaction stop off the post on the 80th minute kept our first clean sheet of the season.

Connor Gower receives the U16s Player of the Match award from Chairman Stan Donald

A very good performance today, another win and we’re still top of the league! Each game the level of passing and the teamwork improves, with a clean sheet to top it off. Today’s man of the match goes to Connor Gower, who although claims not to be able to “play wide” has had two excellent matches there and with today’s assist is now the leading assister.
C Simmons; A Heathcote, L Mabb, K Flanagan, A Mulcahy, B Ahmetaj, G Mabb, D Lee, B Barrett, C Gower, T O’Gorman, C Hodgson, M Christian, C Robbins

Top Goalscorer BG U16
Craig Hodgson           19
Miles Christian          7
George Mabb              4
Bekim Ahmetaj            3
Connor Gower             2
Ben Barrett              2
Tyler O’ Gorman          1
Top Assists BG U16
Connor Gower             6
Miles Christian          5
Tyler O’ Gorman          5
Bekim Ahmetaj            5
Ben Barrett              4
George Mabb              3
Adam Heathcote         3
Lewis Mabb               2
Connor Robbins           1

Match date: 07.10.2012
East Kent Youth League U16 (League Cup)
South Ashford 1-8 Bromley Green
Report by Reece Cahalane
Today we faced South Ashford FC in a cup game, knowing the victor would be facing a higher league opponent. We had 16 of the lads turn up, meaning two couldn’t be in the squad, but great credit to them to stay and support their team.

7.10.2012 Adam receives the Player of the Match trophy from Richie Moore

This week we started a bit quicker than previous weeks, with some very good passing on display. Our work on corners before the game paid off when 12 minutes in George Mabb’s corner was headed home by captain Ben Barrett. We then had a period of good passing and moving by the lads, some good runs from wide by Conner Gower giving us an outlet, but we couldn’t put the ball away. With ten minutes till half time perhaps our opponents began to tire, a long range shot from Craig Hodgson was saved but only into the path of Miles Christian who scored and made it 0-2. Again, good play from us followed with the addition of Bekim Ahmetaj who kept pushing up the wing and not giving their defenders any time on the ball. We made it 0-3 just before the end of the half with a cheeky lob of their out coming keeper by Conner Gower.
Half time came and we spoke about trying to get Craig a bit further up the pitch, especially when we were getting good crosses into there, adding that an early goal would be great! Well the lads listened and within the first minute of the half Bekim Ahmetaj’s cross was headed home by Craig Hodgson, exactly what we asked for. In all of our previous games our fitness has showed with us scoring more in the second half when the opponents start to tire and today was no exception. We made it 0-5 when Conner got another cross into the box, this time converted by Miles, making his total for the season 7. However, we couldn’t keep a clean sheet when a clearance was charged down by an opponent and put away, 1-5. They could have had another when a goal line scramble was eventually cleared off the line by keeper Callem Simmons. We didn’t let up, playing really good football and using our width well. We made it 1-6 when Craig won a fluffed goal kick by their keeper and hit it from outside the box. It was soon 7 when Adam Heathcote headed long to George Mabb, who like Craig hit one from outside the box right into the corner. The scoring was concluded when Tyler played Craig through to score another hatrick, making his tally an impressive 17 for the season.
Another win for the team and we’re through to the next round of the cup, good performances from Daniel Woodcock and Aaron Mulcahy at the back, as well as Tyler O’Gorman putting in another quality shift in the middle. This week’s man of the match goes to Adam Heathcote, who throughout the game won the majority of the headers and put in a quality performance.
C Simmons; A Heathcote, L Mabb, S Brown, A Mulcahy, B Ahmetaj, G Mabb, D Lee, B Barrett, C Gower, T O’Gorman, C Hodgson, M Christian, D Woodcock

Top Goalscorer BG U16
Craig Hodgson           17
Miles Christian           7
Bekim Ahmetaj          3
George Mabb               3
Connor Gower            2
Ben Barrett                 2

Top Assists BG U16
Miles Christian          5
Connor Gower           5
Tyler O’ Gorman       5
Bekim Ahmetaj         4
Ben Barrett                 3
George Mabb              3
Adam Heathcote       3
Lewis Mabb                2
Connor Robbins        1

Results Sunday 30 September 2012
Bromley Green 11-1 Highfield United
Chartham Sports 0-1 Faversham Town
Thanet Colts Colts 2-7 Tankerton
Thanet Colts 4-1 South Ashford
Woodnesborough 0-6 Dynamo United

BROMLEY GREEN
4
4
0
0
17
12
TANKERTON FC
4
3
1
0
10
10
FAVERSHAM TOWN
4
3
0
1
10
9
DYNAMO UNITED
4
3
0
1
7
9
WOODNESBOROUGH
4
2
0
2
-3
6
THANET COLTS
4
2
0
2
-3
6
SOUTH ASHFORD
4
1
0
3
-6
3
THANET COLTS COLTS
4
1
0
3
-7
3
HIGHFIELD UNITED
4
0
1
3
-18
1
CHARTHAM SPORTS
4
0
0
4
-7
0

Match date: 30.09.2012
Molten East Kent Youth League U16
Bromley Green 11-1 Highfield United
Report by Reece Cahalane
With 3 wins out of 3, we looked to make it 4 out of 4 against Highfield, with Reece Freund the new addition in the squad.  We started relatively slow, something that we had picked up on in previous games and still haven’t quite managed to address. However, we managed to score early as a big clearance from Lewis Mabb was picked up by Craig Hodgson who finished well. We made it 2 soon after when Adam Heathcote’s long free kick was controlled by Miles Christian who then calmly finished his one on one. 2-0 up and we started to play some really good football, but it seemed we were trying to rush the game too much.
25 minutes in we made it 3-0, when once again Miles was one on one, but this time chose to square it to Bekim Ahmetaj to net his first of the season. The chances were coming for us, crosses from the right from Shaun ‘Buster’ Brown and Tyler O’ Gorman that we just couldn’t put away. The good play continued and a superb move ending with a give and go between Craig and Bekim allowed Craig to finish putting us 4 up. Just before the end of the half Highfield managed to make it 4-1.
We started the second half with desire and at a high pace, this is how we need to try and start our games. It didn’t take long for us to net again, as once again a good run from Bekim led to another chance for Craig who put it away to complete another hatrick! With 30 minutes to play we tried out players in different positions, moving Tyler O’Gorman into the middle and Connor Gower out wide. A move that paid off when Tyler headed Craig through to finish, 6-1. We were put under pressure as Highfield started to play the long ball to get over our defence, but with Aaron Mulcahy and Lewis Mabb clearing most of the long balls our defence stood firm. Then a goal much like the last, with Tyler feeding Craig down the middle resulted in 7-1. It was 8-1 soon after as Craig smashed the ball in from outside the area, then 9-1 as Miles converted a half volley from a through ball by George Mabb. Captain Ben Barrett passed the ball out wide for Miles to complete his hatrick with a cute finish across the goal that made it 10-1. The scoring concluded with another assist by Tyler who put Bekim through one on one to put a cheeky lob over their keeper.
11-1 is a great result for us, the whole squad played as well as I have seen, in particular Shaun Brown, Bekim Ahmetaj and Tyler O’Gorman who was today’s Man of the match. We sit top of our league on maximum points, something the lads should be proud of. Next week we have a cup game against South Ashford FC, with the prospect of playing higher league opposition thereafter.
C Simmons, S Long; A Heathcote, L Mabb, S Brown, A Mulcahy, B Ahmetaj, G Mabb, R Freund, B Barrett ©, C Gower, T O’Gorman, C Hodgson, M Christian

RC’s Stats [as at 30.9.12]
Goalscorers BG U16
Craig Hodgson           14
Miles Christian            5
Bekim Ahmetaj            3
George Mabb                2
Connor Gower              1
Ben Barrett                    1

Assists BG U16
Miles Christian            5
Connor Gower             4
Tyler O’ Gorman         4
Ben Barrett                    3
Bekim Ahmetaj            3
Lewis Mabb                   2
George Mabb                2
Adam Heathcote         2
Connor Robbins          1

Green face local derby in bid to stay top

This Sunday (30 September) neighbours Highfield visit Waterside for a 2pm kick off as we seek to maintain our 100% start to the season. The form book often means little in local derbies and the right attitude, with no complacency, is a must. Dave Andrews has added Dean Lee [left] to the squad after he impressed in training although he is not eligible for selection this week.

Latest results and table 23.9.2012

Match date: 23 September 2012
Molten East Kent Youth League U16
Faversham Town 4-5 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
The decidedly miserable overhead conditions could not dampen the Green’s delight at the end of this sporting affair with Dave Andrews lads grabbing what will surely ultimately prove to be a crucial victory from the jaws of defeat. This was far from a classic but at the end of the campaign it is likely that both of these teams will be there or thereabouts in the race for the title.
Neither side in truth fathomed out that, when kicking down the Abbey School slope, the answer is not to hoist the ball downfield and expect frontrunners to catch it! In fact kicking downhill was no advantage on this occasion and our first half display can be summed up as largely unintelligent and generally dozy.
With the exception of man of the match Adam Heathcote our defending early on was awful with mistakes seeing Town come from behind twice to take a 4-2 lead into the half time break. But there were bright spots such as Bekim Ahmetaj’s early corner that eluded everyone to give us the lead and a typical goal of craft from Miles Christian, on the deck and in the corner, which had put us 2-1 in front.
The second half, with the ball held up more, witnessed a complete change of body language as the Green gained ascendancy and when Craig Hodgson pulled it back to 3-4 one sensed the boys could go on and record what had seemed a most unlikely victory.
With Tyler O’Gorman, Miles and Craig now much better supported from the likes of George Mabb and Connor Gower in the midfield, the surge forward was relentless and captain Ben Barrett hammered in the Green equaliser after a bout of pressure. 4-4 then and still time to snatch the maximum points haul.
Great defending by Daniel Woodcock and Keaton Flanagan, aided by Lewis Mabb and keeper Callem Simmons prevented Faversham from capitalising from a couple of corner kicks as the clock ticked. Whoever scored now was going to take the spoils!
By using the flanks, an obvious deficiency of our first half performance, chances were being created and fittingly, after a raid and cross, the icing on the cake was provided by leading scorer Craig who joyously rammed in the decider.
Manager Andrews deployed all of his fourteen players adroitly and this led to Connor Robbins and Shaun Brown getting good run-outs and illustrating once again how football is a squad game. Credit must also go to FavershamTown who remained sporting despite their bitter disappointment at ending up empty-handed.
The scenes at the end showed how much this win meant for the boys and a splendid afternoon and evening ensued in the clubhouse with seniors and the U16s/U14s all mixing and enjoying the food and atmosphere – which is how it should be.
Early doors yet as they say but nine points from three games can’t be bad! Next week we welcome local rivals Highfield to Waterside for a 2pm kick off.
Green: C Simmons; L Mabb, D Woodcock, A Heathcote, K Flanagan, C Gower, B Barrett, G Mabb, B Ahmetaj, T O’Gorman, M Christian, C Hodgson, C Robbins, S Brown.

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U16 results and table

Match date: 16.09.2012
Molten East Kent Youth League Under 16 Division 3
Bromley Green 7-2 Dynamo United
Report by Reece Cahalane
We welcomed Dynamo United to our first home league game of the season, a side who like us won their first game. We needed to improve upon our slow start that cost us an early goal last week, and to be fair we started much quicker and with a purpose. 15 minutes in and our hard work was rewarded when Craig Hodgson headed home the opener from Bekim (Beks) Ahmetaj’s corner. The good start continues when Craig put us 2-0 up five minutes after, courtesy of a quality through ball form Miles Christian. A deserved start as we kept the pressure on our opponents, winning most of the headers and closing them down much faster than last week.
We nearly struck again from a corner, when defender Adam Heathcote found himself with the ball at the edge of the 6 yard box, only to be denied by a combination of their defender’s head and the crossbar! Just after this John Lee came off after a nasty fall which resulted in a broken wrist. After this we struck with two goals in the space of four minutes. Craig Hodgson struck again, this time with his weaker foot to complete a hatrick, followed by another from Craig after he latched onto a clearance and took it round their keeper for a simple tap in. But with 10 minutes until half time there was still time for another. Captain Ben Barrett made an inspirational run from the middle of the park out wide and crossed in for Miles Christian to volley home, however before the end of the half Dynamo managed to make it 5-1 after a speculative shot from the corner flag went in.
Dynamo started the faster in the second half, they used the wind to their advantage and after a long ball down the field keeper Callem Simmons made a great one on one save and quickly cleared the ball kept to keep it 5-1. Craig found himself on the score sheet again after a quality cross from Connor Robbins; making it 6-1. Callem found himself making another save from 6 yards out as Dynamo started to commit players forward. They made it 6-2 soon after when one of their forwards found himself with lots of room in our area following a free kick, we needed to mark tighter. Nonetheless a great second game was finished 7-2 after a pass from Connor Gower found George Mabb at the edge of the area to thump home number 7. We could have had a few more goals, with Tyler O Gorman’s late strike being saved, and Lewis Mabb’s header hitting the crossbar.
Overall a very good performance from the whole team today, even those playing in relatively new positions to them played well. This week’s man of the match goes to Craig Hodgson, whose performance and five goals gives him a tough act to follow next week! Everyone should be proud of today and take this momentum to next week, when we head to FavershamTown for an early kick off, details to be given at training.
C Simmons; A Heathcote, C Robbins, L Mabb, D Woodcock, B Ahmetaj, B Barrett ©, C Gower, T O’Gorman, C Hodgson, M Christian. Subs: G Mabb, J Lee, J McDonagh

Stats up to and including 16.9.2012
Goalscorers
Craig Hodgson            6
George Mabb               2
Miles Christian           2
Connor Gower            1

Top Assists
Bekim Ahmetaj            1
Miles Christian            1
Adam Heathcote         1
Connor Gower              1
Ben Barrett                    1
Connor Robbins          1
Lewis Mabb                   1
George Mabb                1

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