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Monday with McDonalds: Today’s fixtures

First home win!

It’s been a long time coming but our first win at home for the Saturday firsts arrived today as Mitchell Mannell and Joe Kalungiadi netted in a priceless 2-0 victory over Bredhurst Juniors at Waterside … manager’s report and photos to follow …

Happy birthday today to Cara Woodger

Clubhouse opens this morning at 09.00 with Miles – in preparation for the visit of Bredhurst. The Kent County League Premier Division fixture kicks off at 11.30am and the boys need all the support going as they attempt to move away from the lower regions of the table.

Once again, my thanks to all the fantastic youngsters who help out at the ground and take an interest in club activities … DH

20.4.2014 Zac has a new vocation!

20.4.2014 Zac has a new vocation!

Fixtures Easter Monday 21 April 2014 (3pm)

Sky Bet Championship
Millwall v Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic

Sky Bet League One
Walsall v Gillingham

Skrill Premier
Dartford v Tamworth
Salisbury City v Welling United

Skrill South
Bromley v Bishops Stortford
Chelmsford City v Tonbridge Angels
Dover Athletic v Whitehawk
Maidenhead United v Ebbsfleet United

Ryman Premier League
Grays Athletic v Thamesmead Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Dulwich Hamlet
Margate v Cray Wanderers
Metropolitan Police v Maidstone United

Ryman League Division One North
Chatham Town v Waltham Forest
Erith & Belvedere v Barkingside
Redbridge v VCD Athletic

Ryman League Division One South
Crawley Down Gatwick v Hythe Town
Faversham Town v Leatherhead
Folkestone Invicta v Merstham
Herne Bay v Ramsgate
Redhill v Sittingbourne
Whitstable Town v Three Bridges

Southern Counties East Football League
Beckenham Town v Canterbury City (1pm)
Deal Town v Holmesdale
Erith Town v  Rochester United
Sevenoaks Town v Tunbridge Wells
Whyteleafe v Ashford United
Woodstock Sports v Fisher (1pm)

Kent Invicta League
Bearsted v Sutton Athletic
Eltham Palace v Crockenhill
Hollands & Blair v Rusthall
Kent Football United v Meridian VP
Lydd Town v Bridon Ropes

Haart of Kent County League Premier (2.45pm)
Bromley Green v Bredhurst Juniors (Waterside 11.30am)
Chipstead v APM Contrast
Greenways v Fleetdown United
Hildenborough Athletic v Staplehurst Monarchs United
Metrogas v Erith 147 Sports
Sheppey & Sheerness United v Stansfeld O&B Club
Snodland Town v Tudor Sports

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Borden Village v Park Regis
Guru Nanak v Malgo

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
Coney Hall v Long Lane
Peckham Town v AFC Sevenoaks

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
Hawkenbury v Faversham Strike Force
Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers v Deal Town Reserves
Platt United v Tenterden Town

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Blackheath Untied v Old Roan
Phoenix Sports Reserves v Halstead United
Sutton Athletic Reserves v Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
New Romney Reserves v Hawkinge Town

[updated] Sunday with Colin Batt Removals: Today’s round-up and results/Saturday’s results

Beaver rue missed chances as Sunday Reserves win in style
Focus on the only game at Waterside this Easter Sunday
[Photographs courtesy of Paul E Carter]

Beaver's former Green defender Leighton Kennedy and young Joe Ogunbiyi

Beaver’s former Green defender Leighton Kennedy and young Joe Ogunbiyi don’t seem to be keeping their eye on the ball this morning!

Loads of chances at both ends this morning as the Green Reserves and Beaver played attacking football in the Division One match at Waterside which ended 4-1 in favour of the home team. With no official referee present, Matt Wedge stood in to make sure the lads had a game and he did a good job.

Miles Christian, who fired in a splendid goal, is pursued by former Ashford Dynamo and Bromley Green man Andy Towell

Miles Christian, who fired in a splendid goal, is pursued by former Ashford Dynamo and Bromley Green man Andy Towell

Stewart Blake arguably got the last touch to a Ryan Prior goalbound effort to put the Green ahead at the interval but Beaver levelled and then proceeded to squander some good openings. Fitness possibly played a part in the final twenty minutes as the youngsters, Lee Hagger and Connor Gower in particular, began to play around their more experienced opponents and always looked dangerous going forward.

20.4.2014 Sun Res v Beaver[8]Prior [left]restored the home advantage, Miles Christian capped a superb morning’s work with a precise finish hard and and low; while the icing on the cake was a sublime left-foot drive from Prior just inside his own half with visiting keeper Wratten caught upfield following a set piece trying to get his side back in the game.

Connor Robbins shields the ball from Dave Robson

Connor Robbins shields the ball from Dave Robson

Credit to both sides who were competitive despite the game having little riding on it. The ever dependable John Cheeseman and Terry McNamara were always involved for Beaver while Gower and last season’s Under 16 captain Ben Barrett caught the eye for the Green youngsters who wish the season could start now!

Terry McNamara, who enjoyed his midfield battles with the Green boys, is pressured by Joe

Terry McNamara, who thoroughly enjoyed his midfield battles with the Green boys, is pressured by Joe

Meanwhile, at Pound Lees, the Sunday firsts had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Hamstreet in the Premier Division although manager Dave Andrews thought his side should have been awarded a stonewall penalty near the end. Mitchell Mannell and Emmanuel Awuni notched for the Green while Adam Mercer claimed a double for the Street. Please scroll down for today’s round-up.

Results Sunday 20 April 2014

Ashford & District Sunday League
Premier Division
Hamstreet 2-2 Bromley Green

Division One
Ashford Dynamo 4-4 Iden Park
Bromley Green Reserves 4-1 Beaver
Egerton 1-1 Charing
Troggs 5-6 Newchurch

Division Two
Albion 7-1 Grasshoppers
Burton Grove 2-0 Troggs Reserves
Sandgate 1-3 Stanhope Rangers
Stanhope Rangers 3-2 Sandgate
Wye 4-4 Locomotive

Division Three
Ashford Spartans 1-5 Aldington Reserves
Charing Reserves 4-1 Mersham Reserves
Fox Sunday 1-1 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Park Farm Rangers 0-6 Givaudan
Prince Albert 4-4 Wye Reserves

Bodkin Cup semi-final
Shadoxhurst 3-2 Brewmaster

Ashford Charity Trophy semi-final
Bethersden 1-3 Marsh Athletic

Only one game in the top flight today with Hamstreet and Bromley Green ending all square at 2-2. Former Green boy Adam Mercer netted both for the Street with leading scorer Mitchell Mannell and Emmanuel Awuni on the mark for the visitors.

Another draw, this time 4-4, in Division One between Ashford Dynamo and Iden Park although the Park were in the driving seat with a 4-1 lead. Richard Floyd (3) and Ben Sly scored for the Ashford side with Andy Crouch (2), Joe Charlton and Mike Lee the Park marksmen.

Never a dull moment at Cornes Meadow where visitors Newchurch edged an eleven-goal nailbiter against Troggs whose scorers were Danny Jennings (2), Brad Burton, Ben Allen and Dan Charman. For the jubilant Church, Darrell George (2), Ben Benzie, Lee Jackman, Mike Lamb and Tom Bell ensured three points.

The Egerton game with Charing at Rock Hill ended one-apiece after goals by Will Lawrence and Byron Price for their respective sides. Bromley Green seconds are starting to look good after a sharp learning curve to date this season as the kids progress from youth football to the hurly burly of adult leagues. Stewart Blake, Ryan Prior (2) and Miles Christian were the home scorers.

A productive morning for Stanhope Rangers, gaining six Division Two points from a double-header at Sandgate; winning 3-1 and 3-0. In the opener, Craig Hayward netted for the seasiders but Matt, Luke and Jack Burdon secured the points; while in the second encounter it was Luke and Matt again with Mark Hilden completing the scoring.

A 7-1 home success against Grasshoppers sees Albion at the helm. The Lydd lads netted via Mark Wood-Brignall but Darren Brown (3), Tom Wilmshurst, Matt Coglan, veteran Kevin Quinn and Howard Baker sealed a comfortable win.

Wye and Locomotive shared the points from a 4-4 draw; James Bartholomew (2), Richard Amos and Jack Perreira for Wye with Locos goals coming from Hayden Slade (2), Michael Lockyer, who late on sustained a nasty knee injury, and Josh Jones. Burton Grove gathered three useful points with a 2-0 home win over Troggs Reserves thanks to scores by James Ross and Richard Long.

Givaudan sit proudly at the top of the Third Division after their 6-0 win away to Park Farm achieved with goals by Lewis Newcombe (3), Alex Shell, Aidan Shell and Sean Wallis. Wye Reserves, in common with their first team, drew 4-4 in an exciting affair with Prince Albert whose goals came from player-manager Gary Boorman (2), an own goal and Tom Brown. On target for Wye: Ryan Carter (2), Paul Whittaker and Kenny Critcher.

Charing Reserves remain in second spot after a 4-1 home win over Mersham Reserves with Mike Head (2), Luca Fasoli and Dave O’Leary finding the net and Ewan Stanley responding for Mersham. Aldington Reserves won 5-1 away against Ashford Spartans with goals by Kevin Ruane (2, 1pen), Steve Cowell, Alex Williams and Steve Beasley. Liam Edmonds notched the Spartans consolation goal. Fox Sunday and Kingsnorth shared the points from a 1-1 draw; Mike Aglioni for Fox and Russell Marsh for Kingsnorth.

Marsh Athletic will meet Troggs in the final of the Ashford Charity Trophy to be played at Reachfields on 27 April after winning 3-1 away against Bethersden thanks to goals by Warren Smith (2) and Paul Read. Tom Ripley was on target for the Den.

At Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst pulled off a surprise 3-2 victory over Brewmaster to reach the final of the Bodkin Cup with their goals supplied by top scorer Carlum MacLeod (2) and Reece Long. Liam Platts fired two splendid goals for the Brews.

Please scroll down for Saturday’s results
Clubhouse open Sunday from 8.30am with Shane
Big games on the box … all welcome
Firsts: away Hamstreet
Reserves: home Beaver

Reminder: Monday’s game with Bredhurst kicks off at 11.30am at Waterside [NOT 2.45pm at Homelands as reported in some places]

Terrific entertainment in the local league

Sponsors of our Saturday Thirds

Sponsors of our Saturday Thirds

Superb entertainment at Waterside yesterday as the Green Thirds won a five-goal thriller against Willesborough Athletic. Good to see old friends John Gibbs, Jack Acott, Ryan Fitzgerald and ‘Charlie’ Southern but it was the two goalkeepers, Tom Moon and Billy Fannon, who stole the show with some great stops at their respective ends. The Green youngsters, sponsored by Colin Batt Removals, are growing in stature by the game and now look forward to a busy run-in to a most enjoyable campaign. On target for the home team were Tom Collins, Elliott Holewell and Gary Penfold Junior. Things turned a bit heated right at the end with a dismissal for both camps but full marks to Ricky Howlett for dealing with matters sensibly. Manager’s summary is on the Match Reports 2013-2014 tab.

Results Saturday 19 April 2014

Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough 1-2 Millwall

Skrill Premier
Welling United 1-2 Luton Town

Skrill South
Concord Rangers 1-2 Dover Athletic
Tonbridge Angels 1-1 Bromley

Ryman Premier League
Carshalton Athletic 0-6 Margate
Cray Wanderers 0-1 Harrow Borough
Dulwich Hamlet 2-3 Leiston
Maidstone United 1-2 Bognor Regis Town
Thamesmead Town v2-0 Canvey Island

Ryman League Division One North
Aveley 3-1 Erith & Belvedere
Cheshunt 3-1 Chatham Town
VCD Athletic 1-2 AFC Sudbury

Ryman League Division One South
Guernsey 3-1 Faversham Town
Hastings United 3-1  Whitstable Town
Hythe Town 2-0 Chipstead
Merstham 3-1 Herne Bay
Sittingbourne 5-2 Crawley Down Gatwick
Three Bridges 2-3 Folkestone Invicta
Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United 1-0 Tunbridge Wells
Canterbury City 3-1 Woodstock Sports
Cray Valley PM 3-0 Fisher
Deal Town 1-3 Erith Town
Greenwich Borough 0-4 Beckenham Town
Holmesdale 1-3 Rochester United
Phoenix Sports 4-1 Sevenoaks Town
Whyteleafe 3-0 Corinthian

Kent Invicta League
Eltham Palace 1-4 Rusthall
Lewisham Borough 0-6 Fleet Leisure
Orpington 1-1 Bearsted

Kent Invicta Challenge Trophy Semi-Final 2nd Leg
Sutton Athletic 4-0 Bridon Ropes (6-1 agg)

Haart of Kent County League Premier
APM Contrast 3-0 Tudor Sports
Erith 147 Sports 2-4 Chipstead
Farnborough Old Boys Guild 0-1 Bredhurst Juniors
Greenways 6-1 Staplehurst Monarchs United
Hildenborough Athletic 0-4 Sheppey & Sheerness United
Snodland Town 3-3 Metrogas
Stansfeld O&B Club 3-0 Bromley Green

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Kennington 0-4 Guru Nanak
New Romney 5-0 N.K. Aces
Sevenoaks 5-1 Deal Town Rangers

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
AFC Sevenoaks 1-2 Belvedere
Bexlians 3-3 Halls AFC
Coney Hall 1-0 Holland Sports
Long Lane 3-4 AFC Mottingham
Peckham Town 4-1 Forest Hill Park

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
APM Contrast Reserves 5-0 Tenterden Town
Bearsted Reserves 1-2 Deal Town Reserves
Hawkenbury 2-10 Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers
Platt United 3-2 Woodstock Park

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Bexley Borough 3-6 Old Roan
NewPark 2-1 Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves
Old Bromleians 1-3 Halstead United
Phoenix Sports Reserves 1-0 Sutton Athletic Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
Borden Village Reserves 2-0 New Romney Reserves
Guru Nanak Reserves 4-4 Bromley Green Reserves
Staplehurst & Monarchs United Reserves 0-3 South Darenth

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
FC Elmstead 2-0 Long Lane Reserves
Metrogas Reserves  1-2 Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves 5-0 Hildenborough Athletic Reserves
Tudor Sports Reserves 1-3 Bexlians Reserves

NRG Gyms Under 21 League
Tankerton 1-1 Lewisham Borough
Lewisham Borough 1-3 Tankerton

Results from the Ashford & District League
Aldington 1-9 Metro
Bethersden 2-3 The Woolpack
Bromley Green Thirds 3-2 Willesborough Athletic
Lydd Town Thirds 2-13 Golden Arrow Reserves
Lydd United 0-9 Rolvenden
Tenterden Reserves v Smarden – OFF
The Wanderers 6-0 Riverside

Today’s fixtures

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)

Premier Division
Hamstreet v Bromley Green

Division One
Ashford Dynamo v Iden Park
Bromley Green Reserves v Beaver
Egerton v Charing
Troggs v Newchurch

Division Two
Albion v Grasshoppers
Burton Grove v Troggs Reserves
Sandgate v Stanhope Rangers
Wye v Locomotive

Division Three
Ashford Spartans v Aldington Reserves
Charing Reserves v Mersham Reserves
Fox Sunday v Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Park Farm Rangers v Givaudan
Prince Albert v Wye Reserves

Bodkin Cup semi-final
Shadoxhurst v Brewmaster

Ashford Charity Trophy semi-final
Bethersden v Marsh Athletic

Saturday with McDonalds

Clubhouse opens 8am today … for all the inter-club fixtures, simply click on the Fixtures tab

Late Saturday night news …

Firsts go down at Stansfeld

Reserves 4-4 at Guru Nanak

Thirds snatch 3-2 victory

All the senior and junior details to follow …

Fixtures Saturday 19 April 2014

Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough v Millwall

Skrill Premier
Welling United v Luton Town (12.30pm)

Skrill South
Concord Rangers v Dover Athletic
Tonbridge Angels v Bromley

Ryman Premier League
Carshalton Athletic v Margate
Cray Wanderers v Harrow Borough
Dulwich Hamlet v Leiston
Maidstone United v Bognor Regis Town
Thamesmead Town v Canvey Island

Ryman League Division One North
Aveley v Erith & Belvedere
Cheshunt v Chatham Town
VCD Athletic v AFC Sudbury

Ryman League Division One South
Guernsey v Faversham Town (1pm)
Hastings United v  Whitstable Town
Hythe Town v Chipstead
Merstham v Herne Bay
Sittingbourne v Crawley Down Gatwick
Three Bridges v Folkestone Invicta

Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United v Tunbridge Wells
Canterbury City v Woodstock Sports
Cray Valley PM v Fisher
Deal Town v Erith Town
Greenwich Borough v Beckenham Town
Holmesdale v Rochester United
Phoenix Sports v Sevenoaks Town
Whyteleafe v Corinthian

Kent Invicta League
Eltham Palace v Rusthall
Lewisham Borough v Fleet Leisure
Orpington v Bearsted

Kent Invicta Challenge Trophy Semi-Final 2nd Leg
Sutton Athletic v Bridon Ropes
(Sutton Athletic lead 2-1 from 1st leg)

Haart of Kent County League Premier (2.45pm)
APM Contrast v Tudor Sports
Erith 147 Sports v Chipstead
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Bredhurst Juniors
Greenways v Staplehurst Monarchs United
Hildenborough Athletic v Sheppey & Sheerness United
Snodland Town v Metrogas
Stansfeld O&B Club v Bromley Green

Haart of Kent County League Division One East (2.45pm)
Hollands & Blair Res v Borden Village
Kennington v Guru Nanak
New Romney v N.K. Aces
Sevenoaks v Deal Town Rangers

Haart of Kent County League Division One West (2.45pm)
AFC Sevenoaks v Belvedere
Bexlians v Halls AFC (2pm)
Coney Hall v Holland Sports (1.30pm)
Long Lane v AFC Mottingham
Peckham Town v Forest Hill Park

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East (2.45pm)
APM Contrast Reserves v Tenterden Town
Bearsted Reserves v Deal Town Reserves
Hawkenbury v Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers
Platt United v Woodstock Park

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West (2.45pm)
Bexley Borough v Old Roan
NewPark v Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves (4pm)
Old Bromleians v Halstead United
Phoenix Sports Reserves v Sutton Athletic Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East (2.45pm)
Borden Village Reserves v New Romney Reserves
Guru Nanak Reserves v Bromley Green Reserves
Staplehurst & Monarchs United Reserves v South Darenth

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West (2.45pm)
FC Elmstead v Long Lane Reserves (4.30pm)
Metrogas Reserves  v Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves v Hildenborough Athletic Reserves
Tudor Sports Reserves v Bexlians Reserves

Weald of Kent Charity Cup
Westfield Reserves v Lydd Town Reserves

NRG Gyms Under 21 League
Tankerton v Lewisham Borough (2.30pm)
Lewisham Borough v Tankerton (4pm)

Ashford & District League (2.45pm)
Aldington v Metro
Bethersden v The Woolpack
Bromley Green Thirds v Willesborough Athletic
Lydd Town Thirds v Golden Arrow Reserves
Lydd United v Rolvenden
Tenterden Reserves v Smarden
The Wanderers v Riverside

Friday with Topkapi: Under 16s Bank Holiday Victory/Today’s results

Today’s results

Sky Bet Championship
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

Skrill Premier
Braintree Town 1-0 Dartford

Skrill South
Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Eastbourne Borough

Ryman League Division One South
Ramsgate 4-2 Horsham

Kent Invicta League
Meridian VP 0-2 Hollands & Blair
Seven Acre & Sidcup 2-0 Crockenhill

Ashford & District Sunday League
Division Two
Fox Sunday 0-1 Aldington Reserves

Under 16s make it a Good Friday with local derby victory

13.4.2014 U16s home Ramsgate[3] Anthony GlynnThe season may have not turned out quite as planned in the East Kent Youth League for the Green Under 16s but most of the squad have stuck with it and their reward this morning was a 5-1 win over neighbours Great Chart. On target were Lewis (2), Rick (2) and Anthony [pictured]. Next Sunday sees a trip to face Sittingbourne Lions.

With just a handful of matches remaining, most of the lads are looking forward to having a crack at Under 18s and/or senior football with the Green next season.

The first training session with Steve Rollings for those interested in the Under 18s is on Tuesday 6 May starting promptly at 7pm [please arrive 6.45pm].

Fixtures Friday 18 April 2014 (3pm)

Sky Bet Championship
Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham v Tranmere Rovers

Skrill Premier
Braintree Town v Dartford

Skrill South
Ebbsfleet United v Eastbourne Borough

Ryman League Division One South
Ramsgate v Horsham

Kent Invicta League
Meridian VP v Hollands & Blair
Seven Acre & Sidcup v Crockenhill

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Division Two
Fox Sunday v Aldington Reserves

East Kent Youth League Under 16 Division (10.30am)
Great Chart v Bromley Green

Thursday with Willmoths: latest results/message from Stan to youth section

Results Thursday 17 April 2014
Ryman League Division One South
Herne Bay 1-2 Peacehaven & Telscombe

Southern Counties East Football League
Erith Town 1-0 Beckenham Town

Ashford & District Sunday League
Division Two
Stanhope Rangers 5-4 Wye

Training as normal tonight BUT message from Gary and Lee – no training for seniors

Clubhouse opens with Miles at 5pm

Message from Stan
We are urgently in need of a Youth Teams Fixture Secretary, as Karen Greenfield is relinquishing the post for Family reasons. I would like to thank Karen for all of her hard work in the years she has been doing this.
This position is best suited to someone who cares about the club and is prepared to spend around 1 hour at most each week confirming our games with the opponents and referees. It is important that our youth teams have someone who is prepared to help out and save a lot of problems, as the alternative will be that each team takes responsibility for their own games. This will cause total confusion as we have limited pitches and coordination is needed in giving them all the right kick off times. I am sure that someone who cares would be willing to take this post on. I myself deal with the Senior sides and I sincerely hope that one of you would be willing to help with our Junior sides. I would welcome hearing from any of you in confidence. Please help your club out.

Fixtures Thursday 17 April 2014
Ryman League Division One South (7.45pm)
Herne Bay v Peacehaven & Telscombe

Southern Counties East Football League
Erith Town v Beckenham Town

Haart of Kent County League Premier (6.30pm)
Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club v Fleetdown United

Ashford & District Sunday League (6.30pm)
Division Two
Stanhope Rangers v Wye

Wednesday night with John Page Trailers: Thirds settle for a draw/All of tonight’s results/Respect Award for Green U12 Colts

Green youngsters growing up!

CB Removals LorryA thoroughly entertaining game at Swan Lane, Sellindge,  tonight saw the Saturday Thirds draw 2-2 with The Woolpack. The Green took the lead in the first half with Gary Penfold Junior slotting home and when Ryan Prior forced in a second with 15 minutes to go an away victory looked on the cards. But the pub side, spurred on by former Green men Matt Hadlum and Chris Howells, came back to reduce the deficit and were then awarded a penalty for hands against Martyn Dalby … who claims the ball was well over the by-line. Anyway, spot kick converted and it is all square at 2-2; but lots of positives for Gary and Lee as the youngsters refused to be out-muscled by their more experienced opponents. Full match report from the manager at the Match Reports 2013-14 tab to follow.

Results Wednesday 16 April 2014

Ryman League Division One North
Witham Town 2-1 Chatham Town

Ryman League Division One South
Faversham Town 2-1 Burgess Hill Town

Southern Counties East Football League
Canterbury City 0-4 Whyteleafe

Kent Invicta Challenge Trophy Semi-Final 2nd Leg
Fleet Leisure 5-0 Lewisham Borough [Fleet win 9-3 on agg]

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Otford United 4-4 Guru Nanak

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
Forest Hill Park 1-5 Belvedere

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Sutton Athletic Reserves 0-1 Fleetdown United Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
FC Elmstead 2-0 Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Orpington Reserves v Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves – Abandoned
Tudor Sports Reserves 2-0 Meridian VP Reserves

Ashford & District League
Tenterden Reserves 0-2 Rolvenden
The Woolpack 2-2 Bromley Green Thirds

From the Ashford & District Youth Football League

Congratulations to the Under 12 Colts

John Page Trailers - edited logoWell done your team has won the Respect Award for their age group; this will be awarded on Finals Day 3rd May, at Ball Lane Kennington, after the U12s final at approximately 12.30pm.

Wednesday with United Taxis: Tonight’s fixtures/Last night’s results

I have just heard that Peter Intrieri’s wife, Carolyn, sadly passed away recently and was cremated this morning. Our sincere condolences to Peter and family.

Dalby thrilled with Green boys in local derby win
Martyn Dalby 12 March 2011Manager Martyn Dalby was delighted with the Saturday Reserves who picked up a rare three points in the Kent County League.
A sporting Reserves local derby at Waterside on Tuesday night with Kennington ended 3-1 in the Green’s favour and it was good to see old friends Richie Moore, Marc Collins and Darren Brown enjoying their night out. Kennington led for a long spell through former Green favourite Brown but home youth products Shrimpton, Gower and Wakam had the final word. For the manager’s summary, please go to the Match Reports 2013-2014 tab.

Wednesday 16 April 2014 (7.45pm)

Ryman League Division One North
Witham Town v Chatham Town

Ryman League Division One South
Faversham Town v Burgess Hill Town

Southern Counties East Football League
Canterbury City v Whyteleafe

Kent Invicta Challenge Trophy Semi-Final Second Leg
Fleet Leisure v Lewisham Borough
(Fleet Leisure leading 4-3 from the first leg)

Haart of Kent County League Division One East (7.30pm)
Otford United v Guru Nanak

Haart of Kent County League Division One West (7.30pm)
Forest Hill Park v Belvedere

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West (6.30pm)
Sutton Athletic Reserves v Fleetdown United Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West (6.30pm)
FC Elmstead v Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Orpington Reserves v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Tudor Sports Reserves v Meridian VP Reserves

Ashford & District League (6pm)
Tenterden Reserves v Rolvenden
The Woolpack v Bromley Green Thirds

Results Tuesday 15 April 2014

Sky Bet Championship
Charlton Athletic 1-2 Barnsley

Skrill South
Concord Rangers 0-2 Ebbsfleet United [Abandoned 58 mins]
Eastleigh 1-0 Dover Athletic
Staines Town 0-0 Tonbridge Angels

Ryman Premier League
Cray Wanderers 1-3 East Thurrock United
Margate 0-1 Wealdstone

Ryman League Division One North
Waltham Abbey 5-0 Erith & Belvedere

Ryman League Division One South
Crawley Down Gatwick 0-2 Whitstable Town
Folkestone Invicta 2-1 Hastings United
Herne Bay 0-1 Hythe Town
Sittingbourne 1-1 Chipstead

Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United 0-2 Erith Town
Corinthian 3-2 Greenwich Borough
Rochester United 2-3 Beckenham Town
Sevenoaks Town 2-3 Lordswood
Tunbridge Wells 2-2 Holmesdale

Kent Invicta League
Glebe 1-0 Meridian VP
Kent Football United 2-2 Sutton Athletic

Haart of Kent County League
Premier Division
APM Contrast 1-2 Staplehurst Monarchs United
Chipstead 1-1 Hildenborough Athletic
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Fleetdown United
Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club 2-3 Greenways

Haart of Kent County League
Division One West
AFC Sevenoaks 0-3 Peckham Town

Haart of Kent County League
Division Two West
Old Bromleians 2-0 Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves

Haart of Kent County League
Division Three East
Bromley Green Reserves 3-1 Kennington Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League
Division Two
Wye Reserves 4-2 Aldington Reserves

Tuesday with Arrow Taxis: Local derby at last for Reserves/Fixtures

Arrow Taxis are sponsors of senior player Ross Lawrie

Arrow Taxis are sponsors of Green captain Ross Lawrie

Kennington have twice in recent weeks called off the local derby fixture with the Green Reserves so let’s hope tonight we have some entertainment at Waterside. Martyn Dalby has notified all players concerned who should report to the ground by 5pm.

Training for all groups goes ahead as normal … Under 14s please remember you are in the 5-6pm slot with Dave Homewood.

Update: Under 9s will be with Connor Robbins and Under 10s with Pat Penfold tonight as Jack has to work

On Wednesday, the Thirds are away to The Woolpack and the Under 16s away to Hythe Stars & Stripes. Training for the BG Valiants at the normal time of 6-7pm [Debby will be in charge of facilities].

Thursday: all junior teams as normal

Fixtures Tuesday 15 April 2014

Sky Bet Championship (7.45pm)
Charlton Athletic v Barnsley

Skrill South (7.45pm)
Concord Rangers v Ebbsfleet United
Eastleigh v Dover Athletic
Staines Town v Tonbridge Angels

Ryman Premier League (7.45pm)
Cray Wanderers v East Thurrock United
Margate v Wealdstone

Ryman League Division One North (7.45pm)
Waltham Abbey v Erith & Belvedere

Ryman League Division One South (7.45pm)
Crawley Down Gatwick v Whitstable Town
Folkestone Invicta v Hastings United
Herne Bay v Hythe Town
Sittingbourne v Chipstead

Southern Counties East Football League (7.45pm)
Ashford United v Erith Town
Corinthian v Greenwich Borough
Rochester United v Beckenham Town
Sevenoaks Town v Lordswood
Tunbridge Wells v Holmesdale

Kent Invicta League (7.45pm)
Glebe v Meridian VP
Kent Football United v Sutton Athletic

Haart of Kent County League (6.30pm)
Premier Division
APM Contrast v Staplehurst Monarchs United
Chipstead v Hildenborough Athletic
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Fleetdown United
Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club v Greenways

Haart of Kent County League (6.30pm)
Division One West
AFC Sevenoaks v Peckham Town

Haart of Kent County League (6.30pm)
Division Two West
Old Bromleians v Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves

Haart of Kent County League (6.30pm)
Division Three East
Bromley Green Reserves v Kennington Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League (6.30pm)
Division Three
Wye Reserves v Aldington Reserves

Monday with stac-a-truc: midweek fixtures

Message from Stan Donald: The  Saturday Firsts home game with Snodland Town, scheduled for Wednesday, is OFF

Training tonight at Waterside
BG Girls 6-7pm
Under 15s 6-7pm (Josh is taking you tonight/Dave H on Thursday)

Clubhouse opens today at 5.45pm

Note for Under 14s: as Martyn and Josh are playing on Tuesday for the seniors, Dave H will be taking your training session at the earlier time of 5-6pm

Statement from Paul Grindley

Following weeks of speculation, Paul Grindley has issued a statement clarifying his and Metro FC’s future. There has been no pressure put on Mr Grindley, who will work with both Saturday and Sunday managers to continue the rebuild with predominantly youngsters, and we welcome him aboard.

“I would just like to confirm that Metro FC will no longer run after the 2013/2014 season as I wish to commit myself to the Green. I hope this quashes any rumours that we will carry on as that is not going to happen. I want a bigger challenge and at Bromley Green I can see it through. Thanks to everyone for your support and putting faith in me.”

Action from the recent Green Thirds v Metro cup tie at Homelands

Action from the recent Green Thirds v Metro cup tie at Homelands

Where did that weekend go?

The usual highs and lows over the weekend, with the Saturday Firsts once again not getting any luck as they ended up 2-0 losers to Fleetdown United at Homelands. We normally refrain from criticising officials but the ineptitude of two of the three in charge was quite frankly embarrassing and not good use of our hard-earned money. Manager’s report to follow.

No excuses from the Saturday Reserves who admitted leaders Hawkinge were far too good on the day. Martyn Dalby felt the Green boys did well for a large part of the match but some quality football led to a final scoreline of 7-0.

The Thirds, meanwhile, were given a good run for their money at Lydd Thirds but came home 4-1 victors thanks to goals from young Gary Penfold (3) and evergreen Lee McRobert. Report can be seen by going to the Match Reports tab.

The U9s enjoyed a friendly at Wye, winning 1-0 with a late goal from Jamie. No report received as yet. In the other youth games played, the U11s and U13s both performed below par.

Sunday morning brought better news with the BG Girls winning 9-0 at Ebbsfleet and the BG Valiants Adults losing only one of their five games at The Gallagher.

13.4.2014 U16s v Ramsgate

13.4.2014 U16s v Ramsgate

Natural HairThe Under 16s rounded off the weekend but, after an excellent start, were beaten in both of their double-header games [4-1 and 7-0]. Report and more photos to follow on the Under 16s Page.

13.4.2014 U16s home Ramsgate

13.4.2014 U16s home Ramsgate

Midweek fixtures
Tuesday: Saturday Reserves home to Kennington Reserves (Waterside 6.30pm)
Wednesday: Saturday Firsts home Snodland Town (Waterside 6.30pm)
Wednesday: Saturday Thirds away The Woolpack (6.15pm)
Wednesday: Under 16s away Hythe Stars & Stripes (6.30pm)
Friday: Under 16s away Great Chart (10.30am)

13.4.2014 U16s home Ramsgate ... the squad face two away league games during midweek

13.4.2014 U16s home Ramsgate … the squad face two away league games during midweek

[updated] Sunday with Colin Batt Removals: Ashford well beaten in Kent Senior Trophy Final/All the weekend’s results

Please scroll down for Sunday’s details

BG Valiants Adults shine at The Gallagher … read Aaron Maul’s summary by clicking on the BG Valiants Page

Under 16s squad photo courtesy of Paul E Carter

The U16s who started superbly against Ramsgate today but ended up losing both of the double headers

The U16s who started superbly against Ramsgate today but ended up losing both of the double headers

Under 16s endure double-header defeat against Ramsgate
Natural HairA goal by Jack Stride gave the Green the lead against the Rams at Waterside in the first of two games this afternoon but the visitors went on to win 4-1. The second match did not see the boys do themselves justice and the reds romped to a 7-0 victory.  More photos to follow later on the Youth Football/Under 16s Page.

Girls finish in style with 9-goal victory at Ebbsfleet
The BG Girls now await results from their nearest rivals following a thumping 9-0 triumph away to Ebbsfleet. Reminder that all BG members are asked to support the Girls in their cup final on 11 May.

Sunday’s action
Early news is disappointing with Ashford United beaten 4-0 at Longmead this afternoon by Beckenham Town in the Kent Senior Trophy Final. All credit to Beckenham who lifted their first ever trophy since being formed in 1887 … a long wait so good luck to them and now United can concentrate on their main objective of promotion back to Ryman League football next term.
James Marshall scored direct from a free kick after just 10 minutes but it took a further 45 before Travis Gregory added a second and gave Becks a bit of breathing space. In the final five minutes Jamie Humphries struck twice to ensure the silverware for Beckenham.

Local league briefly …

League action saw Beaver continue their decent form of late with a 3-2 win at Newchurch in Division One while the top scorers of the day were Shadoxhurst who put 16 past Egerton without reply at Hornash Lane. For the record, the Dockers marksmen were: MacLeod (4), Punt (3), Harris (3), Flanagan (3), Booton (2) and Nash. Meanwhile, a Lloyd Dehara treble was the highlight of Ashford Dynamo’s 8-1 defeat of Red Heathens.

In Division Two, a depleted Troggs Reserves side battled gamely but succumbed 4-1 at Cornes Meadow against Albion Eagles (Tom Wilmshurst 3, Matt Coglan); whilst Wye met little resistance from Grasshoppers and ran out comfortable 7-0 victors (Roberts 3, Macey 2, Godden and Bartholomew).

A productive day for Wye was completed with the seconds winning 2-0 against Ashford Spartans in the Third Division thanks to leading scorer Ryan Carter and a Spartans defender. Former Bromley Green youngster Wilson Guest impressed between the sticks for Aldington Reserves who gathered six useful points with double header victories over Stour Valley. Matt Beasley (3), Dan Rose and Sam Darby found the target in a 5-0 opening win with Alex Williams (2), veteran Shane Reed and Beasley again on target to secure a 4-1 success in the second match. Kingsnorth Pilgrims and Park Farm Rangers ended all square at 1-1 with Jimmy Jones and Mark Skinner notching for their respective sides. Leaders Givauden won 5-0 away to Mersham Reserves with Lewis Newcombe (3), Ricky Harden and Sean Wallis making up their nap hand. Prince Albert remain well in contention for honours after a splendid 3-1 defeat of title rivals Charing Reserves and the race looks set to go to the wire.

Cup matches: Marsh Athletic edged in 2-1 against Hamstreet in the Bodkin Cup while AFC Locomotive won 2-1 at Fox Sunday in the Sheber Cup (Aaron Neil and Hayden Slade). Troggs triumphed 4-3 away to Stanhope Rangers in the Ashford Charity Trophy. Rob Giles, Brad Burton and Jordan King (2) did the trick for the Smarden boys. Bethersden and Mersham needed extra time to establish who would go through and it was the Den who finished the stronger after an excellent game of football. 1-1 after ninety minutes, John Ripley’s boys came through via goals by Chris Shanny (2) and Danny Taylor.

Results Sunday 13 April 2014
Kent Senior Trophy Final
Ashford United 0-4 Beckenham
Ashford & District Sunday League
Division One
Newchurch 2-3 Beaver
Red Heathens 1-8 Ashford Dynamo
Shadoxhurst 16-0 Egerton
Division Two
Troggs Reserves 1-4 Albion Eagles
Wye 7-0 Grasshoppers
Division Three
Aldington Reserves 5-0 Stour Valley
Ashford Spartans 0-2 Wye Reserves
Kingsnorth Pilgrims 1-1 Park Farm Rangers
Mersham Reserves 0-5 Givaudan
Prince Albert 3-1 Charing Reserves
Stour Valley 1-4 Aldington Reserves
Bodkin Cup
Marsh Athletic 2-1 Hamstreet
Sheber Cup
Fox Sunday 1-2 Locomotive
Ashford Charity Trophy
Bethersden 3-1 Mersham (aet)
Stanhope Rangers 3-4 Troggs

Clubhouse open today from 8am to late … all welcome

Big games on the box in the clubhouse
Liverpool v Manchester City (1.30pm)
Swansea v Chelsea (4pm)

BG Valiants (Adults) and BG Girls reminder it is an 8am meet today

Fixtures Sunday 13 April 2014

Kent Senior Trophy Final (at Longmead 3pm)
Ashford United v Beckenham

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)

Division One
Newchurch v Beaver
Red Heathens v Charing
Shadoxhurst v Egerton

Division Two
Troggs Reserves v Albion Eagles
Wye v Grasshoppers

Division Three
Aldington Reserves v Stour Valley
Ashford Spartans v Wye Reserves
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Park Farm Rangers
Mersham Reserves v Givaudan
Prince Albert v Charing Reserves

Bodkin Cup
Marsh Athletic v Hamstreet

Sheber Cup
Fox Sunday v Locomotive

Ashford Charity Trophy (10.30am)
Bethersden v Mersham
Stanhope Rangers v Troggs

Results Saturday 12 April 2014

Sky Bet Championship
Brighton & Hove Albion  3-0  Charlton Athletic
Millwall  2-2  Watford

Sky Bet League One
Leyton Orient  5-1  Gillingham

Skrill Premier
Dartford  0-1  Forest Green Rovers
Kidderminster Harriers  2-0  Welling United

Skrill South
Bromley  2-1  Weston-super-Mare
Dover Athletic  1-0  Staines Town
Maidenhead United  0-0  Tonbridge Angels
Sutton United  3-1  Ebbsfleet United

Ryman Premier League
Billericay Town  2-0  Dulwich Hamlet
Bury Town  1-0  Cray Wanderers
Enfield Town  1-1  Maidstone United
Hampton & Richmond Borough  0-1  Thamesmead Town
Margate  1-1 Lewes

Ryman League Division One North
Burnham Ramblers  1-6  VCD Athletic
Chatham Town  1-0  Maldon & Tiptree
Erith & Belvedere  1-2  Waltham Forest

Ryman League Division One South
Faversham Town 2-2 Walton & Hersham
Folkestone Invicta 2-1 Corinthian-Casuals
Herne Bay  1-1  Sittingbourne
Redhill  3-1  Hythe Town
Walton Casuals  3-1 Ramsgate
Whitstable Town  2-2  Tooting & Mitcham United

Southern Counties East Football League
Cray Valley (Paper Mills)  1-1  Corinthian
Deal Town  4-0 Sevenoaks Town
Fisher  1-3  Phoenix Sports
Holmesdale  0-0  Canterbury City
Lordswood  1-3 Greenwich Borough
Rochester United  1-6  Erith Town
Tunbridge Wells  2-3  Whyteleafe

Kent Invicta League
Bearsted  1-0  Eltham Palace
Crockenhill  2-4  Fleet Leisure
Kent Football United  5-0  Lewisham Borough
Rusthall  0-0  Lydd Town
Seven Acre & Sidcup  0-6 Hollands & Blair

Haart of Kent County League Premier
Bredhurst Juniors  4-4  Hildenborough Athletic
Bromley Green  0-2  Fleetdown United
Chipstead  0-8  Staplehurst Monarchs United
Erith 147 Sports  2-0  Stansfeld O&B Bermondsey Club
Farnborough Old Boys Guild  1-6  Sheppey & Sheerness United
Greenways  0-2  Snodland Town
Metrogas  1-0  APM Contrast

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Borden Village  3-1  Otford United
Deal Town Rangers  0-9  Guru Nanak
Hollands & Blair Reserves  8-0  N.K Aces
New Romney 2-3 Kennington

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
AFC Mottingham  0-2  Coney Hall
Bexley  0-4  AFC Sevenoaks
Holland Sports  3-2  Ide Hill
Peckham Town 2-1  Halls AFC

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
Faversham Strike Force  4-1  Bearsted Reserves
Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers  3-1  Hawkenbury
Lydd Town Reserves  4-2  Tenterden Town Reserves
Platt United  3-1 Deal Town Reserves
Woodstock Park  1-4 APM Contrast Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Fleetdown United Reserves  0-1  Phoenix Sports Reserves
Greenways Reserves  P-P  Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves
Halstead United  2-0  Old Bromleians
NewPark  1-5  Old Roan
Sutton Athletic Reserves  7-1  Bexley Borough

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
Guru Nanak Reserves  4-1  Kennington Reserves
Hawkinge Town  7-0  Bromley Green Reserves
New Romney Reserves  3-0  Borden Village Reserves
Staplehurst Monarchs United  1-4  Little Sharsted

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
Meridian VP Reserves  0-6  Tudor Sports Reserves
Orpington Reserves  7-1  Hildenborough Athletic Reserves
Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves  2-1  Long Lane Reserves

Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield Semi-Final 
FC Elmstead  2-1  Farnborough Old Boys Reserves

Kent Junior Cup Final Group A 
East Kent College  4-3 Sutton Athletic Thirds