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Some very dear friends, Andy Lowe and Carl Maher, are not having the best of times … on behalf of everyone at Bromley Green FC, let’s see you up and about soon boys!
Action for our teams this weekend at a glance
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U13 Colts at home to New Romney
U13s ADYL home to Smeeth & Brabourne
U11s at Marsh Academy for a friendly triumvirate tournament with Wye Juniors and Grasshoppers
Saturday Firsts at home to Golden Arrow
Saturday Reserves away to Tenterden Town Reserves
Sunday Firsts away to Kennington
BG Valiants Adults Tournament at Waterside with our guests including Folkestone, Canterbury City and Anchorians
If the above does not whet the appetite, plus Leeds, Arsenal, Palace, Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle, Manchester City on the box in the clubhouse over the weekend … then go shopping!
Goal! The deadlock is broken and the Kent Cup up is on its way to Waterside
There is so much excitement as the new season approaches and, despite the large number of players away on holiday, we have to continue preparations across the board for the juniors, seniors, Valiants and of course our fantastic McDonalds-sponsored Kent Cup winners Bromley Green Girls.
Our Dunk … who pulled a muscle demonstrating how to warm-up … what hope have we got!?
First up at home on Saturday we have a mouthwatering U13 double with the Colts welcoming Andy Bennett and his New Romney boys while the ADYL squad entertain our friends from Smeeth & Brabourne.
Some sympathy here for Duncan, who somehow managed to pull a muscle while explaining [and demonstrating] the importance of proper stretching exercises! We were about to put Duncan forward for his L2!
The move onto using full-size pitches is an interesting challenge for all and, without wishing to state the obvious, it is a completely different ball game and represents the first step towards adult competition. The approach from managers, coaches and indeed young players will be interesting as often this, plus the effective deployment of the offside rule, lays the foundations for future development. Anyway good luck and enjoyment to all, do your best, and make sure you come off the pitch with smiles on your faces.
A little mention here for young people that are prepared to take up the whistle for the right reasons. It is no secret that Bromley Green would love to see Callum Wright go right to the top – we are sure he will – and I am also very proud that model clubman Josh Twyman [left] is officiating for the first time for the Colts match. Josh just loves playing football and getting involved in everything the club does … I know Andy and Duncan will give him every support in what is a very brave step for a 15-year-old.
Meanwhile, also on Saturday morning, the Under 10s have a fun tournament at the Marsh Academy, linking up with Grasshoppers and Wye Juniors. Coleton and Jake are on holiday but this will be a chance for one or two children to have their first run-out. The important thing at this age … enjoy it!
After lunch, Gary and Lee will know that Golden Arrow will provide stiff opposition at Waterside; while the Reserves again put the emphasis on youth as they make the short trip down the A28 to face Tenterden Reserves. Both sides are weakened by work commitments and general unavailability – and that seems to be the story coming out of many clubs at present.
29.9.2013 BG Girls star Ciena receives her McDonalds Player of the Match award from BG Valiants coach Pat Penfold
Sunday sees us stage an Adult Valiants tournament for the first time and, with two pitches being used, what a line-up it is! Well done to Pat Penfold and Debby Claber for organising this.
Canterbury City, Folkestone, Anchorians and Bromley Green have entered sides and the 7-team competition will offer great entertainment so do come along and support if you can.
Having said that, Pat wants to be “in the clubhouse by 1pm” to watch his beloved Liverpool!
Bekim: attitude spot-on last week so he keeps his place in the squad
Sunday competition for places
The Sunday set-up is gradually taking shape and, while overall we are focusing on youth again, some of the more experienced chaps will have a run-out at Sandyacres against Kennington to keep everyone involved.
Sokol Kristollari has hamstring problems and again some are working but the provisional Bromley Green Select squad is: Moon; Rose, Stevens, Ahmad, Dalby, Kadiri, Barrett, Ahmetaj S, Ahmetaj B, Awuni, Kalungiadi, Mackett, Perk, Poyner, Christian, Prior.
For those not featuring so far, if fully committed to this club, you will be involved next week.
Joey and Callum … who are both incapacitated at present but will be part of our building for the future
While the Reserves don’t have a game this Sunday, full marks to those lads that are prepared to make the big step into senior football and we will get you active as soon as possible. These include Kurtis, Joey, Charlie, Whippsy and Callum as well of course as Harry and Ryan who have already made their mark. Please come to training on Tuesday and get details of your next game. We again wish a speedy recovery to Joey Argar whose double arm break is hampering his preparation for the new campaign.
Fixtures for the weekend
Saturday 16 August 2014 [3pm]
The FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Arundel v Croydon
Beckenham Town v Eastbourne Town
Canterbury City v Lingfield
Colliers Wood United v Lordswood
Deal Town v Phoenix Sports
Dorking Wanderers v Crowborough Athletic
Erith & Belvedere v AFC Croydon Athletic
Erith Town v St Francis Rangers
Greenwich Borough v Lancing
Guildford City v Ashford United
Holmesdale v Tunbridge Wells
Pagham v Woodstock Sports
Ringmer v Corinthian
Selsey v Fisher
Sevenoaks Town v East Preston
Sky Bet Championship
Charlton Athletic v Wigan Athletic
Fulham v Millwall
Sky Bet League One
Gillingham v Yeovil Town
FC Halifax Town v Welling United
Grimsby Town v Dover Athletic
Kidderminster Harriers v Dartford
Vanarama Conference South
Bromley v Basingstoke Town
Ebbsfleet United v Havant & Waterlooville
Ryman Premier League
Bognor Regis Town v Maidstone United
Harrow Borough v Margate
Leiston v Dulwich Hamlet
Metropolitan Police v Tonbridge Angels
VCD Athletic v Hendon
Ryman League Division One North
AFC Sudbury v Thamesmead Town
Heybridge Swifts v Chatham Town
Ware v Cray Wanderers
Ryman League Division One South
East Grinstead Town v Hythe Town
Folkestone Invicta v Tooting & Mitcham United
Guernsey v Whitstable Town (1pm)
Herne Bay v Walton Casuals
Merstham v Faversham Town
Ramsgate v Redhill
Sittingbourne v Horsham
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Bearsted v Crockenhill
Eltham Palace v Bridon Ropes
Gravesham Borough v Sutton Athletic
Lydd Town v Kent Football United (2pm)
Meridian VP v Glebe
Orpington v Hollands & Blair
Seven Acre & Sidcup v Lewisham Borough
Sheppey United v Rusthall
Bromley Green v Golden Arrow (Waterside 2.45pm)
Tenterden Reserves v Bromley Green Reserves (2.45pm)
Sunday 17 August 2014
The FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Cray Valley (PM) v Raynes Park Vale (1pm)
Kennington v Bromley Green XI (Sandyacres 10.30am)