Girls manager sought
A team manager is sought for the Green’s new girls side which trains on Monday evenings at the ground [6-7pm]. All girls aged 12 or over are welcome to the sessions which are conducted by coach Marcus Digby. Just turn up around 5.45pm and join in the fun!
New appointments on the youth scene
The restructure in preparation for next season is well under way with John J Collen appointed manager of the current Under 12s and Martyn Dalby and Josh Ahmad taking over the current Under 13s who will remain in the ADYFL. JJC will work with Mickey Doyle, Erica and Jim in what the club sees as a perfect combination while Dalbs and Josh will still have the admin support of Rick and Rachel.
In a short statement tonight, the club placed on record its thanks for Matt Coniam and Keith Montgomery who have both sadly suffered parental bereavements in recent weeks: “Understandably Matt and Keith need some breathing space after their losses but of course we look forward to welcoming them back to the fold when they feel ready. The plan is for Mickey to take the boys on Tuesdays and John to be in charge on Thursdays and match days. Jim and Erica have spent most of their lives connected with us one way or another … and it is great to see the legacy of Barry continue through young [two-footed] Dylan. Josh and Martyn are proven clubmen and will now be looking to offer the U14s of next term much deserved stability and enjoyment”.
Both squads have finished their league campaigns but are immediately back in action at this weekend’s South Ashford 6-a-side Tournament. The current Under 14s are also in action and any lads that want a trial should contact the manager Dave Homewood at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text 07761101988. “We need a couple more quality players and then maybe we can make a challenge for honours in the ADYFL. I have never run a closed shop and invite interested boys to make contact now that the close season has arrived. Dylan, Pawel, Harry, Salih, Sinja and earlier in the season Matt Kirby have all moved on so I will be looking to replace them with better players who want to train hard and play hard. Lads can either make contact or just turn up next Tuesday at 5.45pm for training.” The 16-man squad for Sunday [meet BGFC clubhouse at midday] is Louis Burton, Tom Messenger, Tyler Sorrell, Mitchell Barrett, Josh Twyman, Alfie Hills, James Cambridge, Brandon Austen, Jack Cheesman, Reece Chapman, Max May, Tyler Montgomery, Kieran Wilson, Brandon Bourne, Mazlum Aydin, Levii Loyza.
Filthy wet and cold weather at Hawkinge could not deter our in-form Under 11s who stormed to an 8-1 victory tonight (Tuesday) in the their final Ashford & District Youth League match of a memorable season. Well done boys and we all look forward to celebrating at the awards ceremony on 23 June at Homelands.
Tommy Lockett’s face said it all as his Sunday Reserves side remain deep in relegation trouble following a 5-1 hiding at well-organised champions Marsh Athletic. With an influx of experience, the Green should have given a better account than this as they left with a sole Mitchel Mannell goal to their name.
Results from Tuesday night
Haart of Kent County League Premier
Greenways 0-3 Fleet Leisure
Tudor Sports 0-4 Staplehurst Monarchs United
Haart of Kent County League Division One
Malgo 4-2 Coney Hall
Milton 2-4 Fleetdown United
Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
AFC Mottingham 4-6 Dulwich Village
Holland Sports 2-3 Peckham Town
Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division
Brewmaster v Bethersden result awaited
Hamstreet 3-1 Kennington
Ashford & District Sunday League Division One
Marsh Athletic 5-1 Bromley Green Reserves
Ashford & District Sunday League Division Three
Wye 3-0 Givauden
Wye 3-2 Givauden