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Wednesday with Wilmoths

Wilmoths: happy to sponsor Bromley Green FC U9s and U14s

Wilmoths: happy to sponsor Bromley Green FC U9s and U14s

Another great action shot from Paul E Carter at last night's game

Another great action shot from Paul E Carter at last night’s game … more photos below and on the Under 16s page

Clubhouse opens today at 5pm with Miles

Training for the usual groups today

Those interested in the Butlins Tournament … printed details are now in the clubhouse for all parents/guardians

Useful friendly run-out with Mersham for the U16s 
Taking their chances well, the Green emerged 8-0 victors from an entertaining friendly last night at Waterside with our friends from Mersham. Manager’s report to follow on the Youth Football/U16s 2014-2015 tab.

Louis gathers the ball safely

Louis gathers the ball safely

Captain Mitchell had his usual fine game

Captain Mitchell had his usual fine game

Determined stuff from the Green

Determined stuff from the Green

Amir and Sam in action out wide

Amir and Sam in action out wide

Levii on the attack

Levii on the attack

Tuesday with DX – sponsors of the Under 15s

Sponsors of Bromley Green U15s

Sponsors of Bromley Green U15s

Clubhouse opens 5pm today with Libby

One fixture tonight: Green U16s home Mersham U16s [6pm kick off]

Would the following U16s please collect their printed tops/bottoms from DH:
Levii (club number 088)
Marley (club number 015)
Tyler (club number 002)
Tom M (club number 013)

Apart from the U16s, who have a match, everyone training as normal please

Josh Ahmad and Damian Morse re Butlins 2015

Last year's Butlins Tournament .The U15s squad receive their medals from Liverpool legend Ian Rush

Last year’s Butlins Tournament: The U15s squad receive their medals from Liverpool legend Ian Rush

Managers Josh and Damian: I need to know a definite yes or no by the end of this week please to Butlins 2015 Tournament. If we leave it any later, we will lose the early booking offer price. £140 pp includes team entry to tournament, 3 nights accommodation, BGFC pennants. We leave our ground at 9am on Friday 1 May and return during the day of Monday 4 May. All anyone needs to know really but of course I will call a meeting and produce an official invite to be signed if the response is positive. Details re transport can be ironed out at a later date but for now, and apologies it is a bit of a rush, we need to make a decision. Thanks DH

Any other groups keen on a trip, either in this country or abroad, please speak to me now about your ideas and I will run them past the Executive.

Monday with McDonalds

Clubhouse opens tonight 5pm for usual training sessions

Burnley v Chelsea on the box … all welcome

Folkestone Invicta win inaugural BG Valiants Trophy
[More photos and details to follow on the BG Valiants page when I get time]

17.8.2014 BG Valiants Tournament1 winners Folkestone Invicta

Butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths! The U10s back from Saturday’s games against Grasshoppers and Wye Juniors

16.08.2014 U10s at Marsh Academy3

Read the managers’ summaries of the Saturday Firsts and Sunday Firsts draws this weekend by going to the Match reports 2014-2015 page

Read the Colts manager’s report of the home game against New Romney by using the Youth Football/U13 Colts tab

U13 Colts who played out an entertaining match with New Romney

U13 Colts who played out an entertaining match with New Romney

The ADYL Under 13s gather before a useful victory over Smeeth & Brabourne at Waterside on Saturday

16.8.2014 U13 ADYL home Smeeth and Brabourne

Paul E Carter visits Sandyacre Sports Field to see Sunday’s 1-1 draw with neighbours Kennington

Joe on the attack

Joe on the attack

Nathan starts another move

Nathan starts another move

Martyn: who is excelling both in goal and on the field during pre-season

Martyn: who is excelling both in goal and on the field during pre-season

Tom Poyner was always in the action

Tom Poyner was always in the action

Terry Perk and former Green defender Michael Hodges both played influential roles

Terry Perk and former Green defender Michael Hodges both played influential roles

Tom gathers safely

Tom gathers safely

Gary Penfold who fired in a second half equaliser

Gary Penfold who fired in a second half equaliser

Terry enjoyed a dual role as midfielder and referee

Terry enjoyed a dual role as midfielder and referee

The Monday Quote

“A grain of doubt can destroy a mountain of faith”

[Stanley Victor Paskavich]

Weekend results with Key Auto Trade

Key Auto Trade

Results: Saturday 16 August 2014
The FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Arundel 0-1 Croydon
Beckenham Town 1-3 Eastbourne Town
Canterbury City 2-1 Lingfield
Colliers Wood United 0-1 Lordswood
Deal Town 2-2 Phoenix Sports
Dorking Wanderers 0-0 Crowborough Athletic
Erith & Belvedere 2-0 AFC Croydon Athletic
Erith Town 1-2 St Francis Rangers
Greenwich Borough 2-1 Lancing
Guildford City 0-2 Ashford United
Holmesdale 4-1 Tunbridge Wells
Pagham 2-0 Woodstock Sports
Ringmer 2-1  Corinthian
Selsey 0-3 Fisher
Sevenoaks Town 1-2 East Preston

Sky Bet Championship
Charlton Athletic 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Fulham 0-1 Millwall

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham 2-0 Yeovil Town

Vanarama Conference 
FC Halifax Town 3-0 Welling United
Grimsby Town 1-1 Dover Athletic
Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 Dartford

Vanarama Conference South
Bromley 0-3 Basingstoke Town
Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Havant & Waterlooville

Ryman Premier League
Bognor Regis Town 3-4 Maidstone United
Harrow Borough 1-2 Margate
Leiston 0-2 Dulwich Hamlet
Metropolitan Police 2-1 Tonbridge Angels
VCD Athletic 1-3 Hendon

Ryman League Division One North
AFC Sudbury 3-3 Thamesmead Town
Heybridge Swifts 1-1 Chatham Town
Ware 4-1 Cray Wanderers

Ryman League Division One South
East Grinstead Town 2-3 Hythe Town
Folkestone Invicta 2-0 Tooting & Mitcham United
Guernsey 2-2 Whitstable Town
Herne Bay 3-1 Walton Casuals
Merstham 0-2 Faversham Town
Ramsgate 1-0 Redhill
Sittingbourne 2-1 Horsham

Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Bearsted 3-0 Crockenhill
Eltham Palace 2-1 Bridon Ropes
Gravesham Borough 0-1 Sutton Athletic
Lydd Town 4-0 Kent Football United
Meridian VP 1-3 Glebe
Orpington 0-3 Hollands & Blair
Seven Acre & Sidcup 3-2 Lewisham Borough
Sheppey United 5-2 Rusthall

Friendlies
Bromley Green 2-2 Golden Arrow
Tenterden 4-0 Bromley Green Reserves

Results Sunday 17 August 2014
The FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Cray Valley (PM) 1-3 Raynes Park Vale

Friendly
Kennington 1-1 Bromley Green XI

Josh in charge!/Good time at the Marsh Academy

Josh takes the whistle for the first time

The captains with referee Josh Twyman before the U13 Colts game against New Romney

The captains with referee Josh Twyman before the U13 Colts game against New Romney

Boys enjoy a double fixture

The U10s played well against Wye Juniors and hosts Grasshoppers this morning

Igor and the U10s this morning at New Romney ... all the days news to follow

Igor and the U10s this morning at New Romney … all the days news to follow

Saturday with John Page Trailers: Exciting weekend ahead, including BG Valiants inaugural tournament

 

John Page Trailers - sponsors of Bromley Green Colts
John Page Trailers – valued sponsors of Bromley Green Colts

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

For all meeting and kick off times, please click on the Fixtures tab

Saturday
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
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 cup is on its way to Waterside

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!?

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.

30 November 2013 U15s away Brabourne and Smeeth[9d] Josh TwymanA 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 Ciena receives her McDonalds Player of the Match award from BG Valiants coach Pat Penfold

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

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

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

Vanarama Conference 
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

Friendlies
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)

Friendly
Kennington v Bromley Green XI (Sandyacres 10.30am)

Friday with Brailsford Rowe … new sponsors of Bromley Green Under 11s

Brailsford Rowe … new sponsors of the Under 11s

brailsfordrowe

01233 659304

Under 10s two games this Saturday
Change of plan for the Under 10s … we are now at the Marsh Leisure Centre on Saturday with two games against Grasshoppers and Wye Juniors respectively. Any player not available must inform Jane please asap. Please all meet in our clubhouse by 9am.

Thank you
A big thank you to Reece C, Sam P and Josh T … top young lads who willingly give their time to help others … it does not go unnoticed … well done!

Sunday’s friendly IS AWAY!
Some websites are publishing that our friendly with Kennington is to be played at Waterside. Please note, and I have confirmation from Richard Johnson, that the match is AT SANDYACRES. Green players please meet in the clubhouse by 9am. The squad will be posted on here tomorrow but there will be changes from last week as we try and give more lads a game.

Thursday with Wilmoths

Wilmoths

Clubhouse opens today at 5pm

Training for all seniors, U18s and older U16s … please meet with DH at 6.30pm prior to training when arrangements for Sunday football for the coming season will be outlined. I won’t be offended if some of you bring some money!

Plenty of football over the weekend … look at the Fixtures tab if you are not sure

Plus on TV we have Leeds v Middlebrough lunchtime Saturday and Liverpool v Southampton [well, at least most of them will know each other!] on Sunday at 1pm. Saturday after the Green games we are showing Arsenal v Crystal Palace 4.45pm … all welcome.

Football trips
Josh Ahmad (U15) and Damian Morse (U13 EKYL) have asked for their squads to be entered into the ESF Butlins tournament in May and a final decision from parents/players will be needed by the end of next week to attract the early booking offers. The Bromley Green U16s (Martyn and Carl) have already been invited to Belgium next August and I have accepted. Any other managers interested in tours, home or abroad, please discuss with Dave Homewood asap.

Results Wednesday 13 August 2014
Ryman Premier League
Grays Athletic 0-2 Margate
Peacehaven & Telscombe 4-1 Tonbridge Angels

Southern Counties East Football League
Canterbury City 1-0 Woodstock Sports
Greenwich Borough 3-0 Crowborough Athletic

Wednesday with Dave Harkness Bathrooom Installations

New sponsors of the U13s EKYL

New sponsors of the U13s EKYL

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Notice to ALL SENIORS/U18s interested in playing Sundays: please meet with Dave Homewood at 6.30pm prior to training on THURSDAY. We have a huge group of talented players already signed on; so selection will come down to total commitment and reliability. Anyone who cannot make it is asked to inform me by text or email by Wednesday evening please. Thanks DH

Clubhouse opens today at 4.30pm with Miles

Happy 21st birthday today to Michael ‘Mini’ Dryland

Happy 70th birthday today to former Committee member and manager, Tom Carpenter

Last night’s results

Capital One Cup First Round
Charlton Athletic 4-0 Colchester United
Millwall 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Yeovil Town 1-2 Gillingham

Vanarama Conference
Braintree Town 3-0 Dover Athletic
Torquay United 3-0 Welling United
Woking 1-1 Dartford

Vanarama Conference South
Bromley 4-1 Whitehawk
Ebbsfleet United 2-0 Concord Rangers

Ryman Premier League
VCD Athletic 0-2 Maidstone United

Ryman League Division One North
Cheshunt 0-0 Thamesmead Town
Thurrock 1-0 Cray Wanderers
Waltham Abbey 3-2 Chatham Town

Ryman League Division One South
Folkestone Invicta 2-1 Faversham Town
Herne Bay 1-0 Hythe Town
Ramsgate 2-3 Chipstead
Sittingbourne 0-0 Carshalton Athletic

Southern Counties East Football League
Beckenham Town 0-2 Sevenoaks Town
Corinthian 4-0 Cray Valley (PM)
Deal Town 1-4 Rochester United
Erith & Belvedere 3-1 Holmesdale
Erith Town 0-2 Croydon
Lordswood 0-4 Ashford United
Tunbridge Wells 2-0 Lingfield

Tuesday with Topkapi

Clubhouse opens today with Libby at 5pm

Usual training schedule … all seniors, U18s and U16s training tonight please and make sure all registration documents are fully completed

Well done to Pat and the parents and the very young ones for training in awful weather last night … terrific dedication

Last night briefly …

Jake MacKenzie Whitstable Town FC 2014Hastings United were unconvincing at the Pilot Field last night but they took over top spot in the Ryman South by virtue of a 1-1 draw with Whitstable Town. After a goalless opening half, United took the lead through captain Frankie Sawyer but the Oystermen deservedly earned a share of the spoils with an equaliser from young former Charlton and Gills winger Jake McKenzie [left]. A debut here for former Bromley Green, Hythe Town and Ashford United midfielder David Cook who started in place of metatarsal victim Ronnie Dolan. On Saturday Hastings entertain Chipstead.

Following their mauling at Homelands on Saturday, there was more misery for Fisher who slumped 3-0 in front of their own supporters in the Southern Counties East League. Enoch Adjei gave Phoenix a 39th minute advantage and added a second shortly after the interval before Ricky Freeman rounded off the scoring.

Ryman Premier League
Kingstonian 1-1 Dulwich Hamlet

Ryman League Division One South
Hastings United 1-1 Whitstable Town

Southern Counties East Football League
Fisher 0-3 Phoenix Sports