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[updated] Friday with Topkapi of Court Wurtin

There are no games at Waterside but I have been asked by Mickey Doyle to open the clubhouse tomorrow [Saturday] at 12 noon for a players get-together. Everyone welcome plus the Yeovil Town v Leeds United match will be on the TV. Happy Hour 1-2pm with special offers to paid-up members.

There appear to be three games that have survived so far in the local league tomorrow [Metro play at the 3G so that is safe]. The weather overnight will dictate the fate of many of the County and Ryman League fixtures as morning pitch inspections are planned at a number of grounds.

Fixtures Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
Lydd United v Willesborough Athletic (1.30pm)
Metro v Lydd Town Thirds
Rolvenden v Bethersden

Update: to confirm the U16s cup tie with Sittingbourne Lions on Sunday is OFF

U11s away to Mersham is OFF

First Aid

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Thanks to all those who braved the elements and attended the FA Emergency First Aid event last night at Waterside … very enjoyable evening with Jason and Sam … please contact Terry Perk if you have not attended the last two weeks’ CPD events

Games are dropping like flies … full updated list of the local scene later when the picture becomes clearer … all matches on council grass pitches this weekend are off by the way

We hear that Brewmaster’s Kent Sunday Premier Cup tie against Star United will finally go ahead this Sunday at the Stanhope 3G with a 2pm kick off

Market’s Kent Cup tie is OFF despite attempts to switch away

Under 13s game at Headcorn is OFF

Thursday with Wilmoths: Bourne earn point on the Island/young Valiants defy the weather


For full details of postponed games please click on the Fixtures tab

Clubhouse opens today at 5pm

All training at Waterside is OFF tonight as it is simply too dangerous both on the grass and in the MUGA … Miles will open up at 5pm as planned … everybody welcome for a drink … plus there is the First Aid event at 7pm

The Green’s Bodkin Cup tie away to Hamstreet on Sunday is OFF

U12s away to Smeeth & Brabourne on Saturday is OFF

First aidReminder: it is the FA Emergency First Aid event tonight next door in the Childrens Centre … please report in the clubhouse by 6.45pm and Terry will take things from there.

Geoff StanboroughLast week’s Safeguarding Children course was very successful and thanks go to Geoff Stanborough [left] for an informative and enjoyable evening. Let’s hope for the same tonight and have a full attendance please. If you can’t attend, please let Terry know at very earliest possible opportunity.

MUGA slots today - UPDATE … ALL NOW OFF
5-6pm=Under 14s
6-7pm=Under 13s
7-8pm=Under 15s

Please note for safety reasons the portable lights and the grass area are not to be used for training until conditions improve. Highly frustrating but – as can be seen from the slideshow below taken at 5pm yesterday – it is pretty wet!

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Valiants will not be beaten by the elements!

10 today!

A mention for three young Bromley Green Valiants who defied the evil weather and deep water to train on the MUGA last night as normal. Fantastic attitude and we applaud Jay, Daniel [pictured] and Aaron for their dedication … nothing was going to stop their Wednesday night fun … well done lads! For the record, Pat by the way preferred a Fosters in the clubhouse; but I promised not to tell Debby!

Bourne’s eventful night on the Island!
Travel problems, with two flight delays, led to the Guernsey v Sittingbourne Ryman League South match kicking off at 8.30pm at Footes Lane. The Bourne however settled the quicker of the two teams and took the lead in the 19th minute through Sam Hallett – and that’s how it stayed until the interval. The Brickies, sitting in mid-table, then had to defend steadfastly after the title-chasing Green Lions had levelled via Kieran Mahon.

Wednesday with Knight & Jay: last night’s details/tonight’s fixtures

Ashford v Canterbury called off by the referee 20 minutes before kick off!

15.45 update from Michelle: weather has beaten us … sorry but U10s training is OFF tonight

Clubhouse now opens at the revised time of 5.45pm today

Reminder: BG Valiants coaches meeting tonight straight after training

MUGA slots: 5-6pm U10s; 6-7pm Valiants; 7-8pm U16s

Update note from Karen: U16s will not be training tonight now

Please note: due to the conditions and for safety reasons, there is to be no training on grass or use of portable floodlights tonight … thanks

Please scroll down for Wednesday evening’s fixtures

Round-up of last night’s action

What a miserable night for Gillingham who played with ten men for 70 minutes in their away tussle with League One basement side Stevenage and returned 3-1 losers. Cody McDonald hit the Gills consolation.

Tonbridge Angels also had a fruitless trip, going down 3-2 at Farnborough in the Skrill South. In fairness the Angels, who had Jon Heath red-carded for violent conduct with ten minutes remaining, came back from 3-0 down to make a real fight of it. Tyrone Berry (2) and George Sykes struck for the Borough before Nathan Pinney and Michael Bakare ensured a close finish. The Kent side remain just above the drop zone. Attendance: 225.

In the Ryman Premier, Cray Wanderers suffered a 4-1 loss to Margate at their Courage Stadium. Tom Phipps had put the Gate ahead by half time but Paul Vines levelled in the 46th minute before Mitchell Nelson, Sam Rents and Wayne Wilson settled the issue.

East Thurrock United had a Leon McKenzie goal to their credit but Dulwich Hamlet returned to the top of the pile with scores from Nyron Clunis and a hat trick by the in-form Erhun Oztumer.

VCD maintain top spot in the Ryman North following their 2-0 home win against Thurrock. 102 paying pundits watched a goalless opening 45 minutes before being warmed by a Michael Power double, the second from the spot.

Luke Harvey’s 31st minute goal was enough to earn Faversham Town a 1-0 victory in their Ryman South local derby with Herne Bay. Attendance at Salters Lane: 206.

Folkestone Invicta remain in fifth after an entertaining 3-1 defeat of Ramsgate Athletic thanks to goals by Liam Friend, Paul Booth and Dane Luchford. Invicta had led 2-1 at the turn round with ex-Brickie Nick Treadwell on target for the Rams. Cheriton Road attendance: 209.

At the Waterside Stadium, Walton Casuals defeated Hythe Town 3-1 by virtue of goals from Gabriel Odunakie, Liam Collins and Malik Ouani. Veteran John Walker netted for Town in the 74th minute. Attendance: 83.

Mark Murrison headed a dramatic winner for Whitstable Town deep into injury time as the Oystermen fought back from being 2-0 down in the opening minutes to see off Redhill 3-2. Matt Robinson and Marcus Elliott stunned the Belmont faithful as the Hill stormed out of the blocks but Ashley Baverstock notched twice to set the scene for Town’s late, late decider. Attendance: 113.

Both sides had penalties saved but it was Maidstone who emerged single goal winners at the Gallagher against Burgess Hill Town in the quarter finals of the Ryman League Cup. The Stones lowest crowd of the season, 548, saw substitute Gary Smith claim the winner with ten minutes left.

Fixtures Wednesday 5 February 2014 (7.45pm)
Ryman League Division One North
Romford v Erith & Belvedere

Ryman League Division One South
Guernsey v Sittingbourne [late kick off]

Ryman League Cup Quarter-Final
Grays Athletic v Chatham Town – OFF waterlogged pitch

Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United v Canterbury City – OFF waterlogged pitch

NRG Gym Under 21 League (7.30pm)
Herne Bay v Holmesdale – OFF waterlogged pitch

Tuesday: tonight’s results

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Tuesday night’s results

Sky Bet League One
Stevenage 3-1 Gillingham

Skrill South
Farnborough 3-2 Tonbridge Angels

Ryman Premier League
Cray Wanderers 1-4 Margate
East Thurrock United 1-4 Dulwich Hamlet

Ryman League Division One North
VCD Athletic 2-0 Thurrock

Ryman League Division One South
Faversham Town 1-0 Herne Bay
Folkestone Invicta 3-1 Ramsgate
Walton Casuals 3-1 Hythe Town
Whitstable Town 3-2 Redhill

Ryman League Cup Quarter-Final
Maidstone United 1-0 Burgess Hill Town

Southern Counties East League
Tunbridge Wells 2-4 Corinthian

Southern Counties East League Cup Quarter-Final 1st Leg
Cray Valley PM 3-1 Beckenham Town [abandoned]

Tuesday clubhouse opens 4.30pm

Update: the Ashford game is OFF tonight … the tie will now be played at Homelands on Saturday. Also off is the Skrill match between Eastleigh and Dover Athletic.

One game last night …
Skrill South
Chelmsford City 1-2 Ebbsfleet United
Rob Edmans gave Chelmsford a 1-0 half time advantage at the Melbourne Stadium but the Fleet deservedly levelled through Michael Thalassitis. A 68th minute free kick by Daryl McMahon proved to be the decider. Attendance: 652.

Ashford United finally hope to play their FA Vase game at Hanwell tonight

Training tonight as normal with the seniors at the North School 7pm. Junior slots for the MUGA are as follows: 4.45pm Little Ones; 5.30-6.30pm Under 11s.

FixturesTuesday 4 February 2014

The FA Carlsberg Vase Fourth Round
Hanwell Town v Ashford United

Sky Bet League One
Stevenage v Gillingham

Skrill South
Eastleigh v Dover Athletic
Farnborough v Tonbridge Angels

Ryman Premier League
Cray Wanderers v Margate
East Thurrock United v Dulwich Hamlet

Ryman League Division One North
VCD Athletic v Thurrock

Ryman League Division One South
Faversham Town v Herne Bay
Folkestone Invicta v Ramsgate
Walton Casuals v Hythe Town
Whitstable Town v Redhill

Ryman League Cup Quarter-Final
Maidstone United v Burgess Hill Town

Southern Counties East League
Tunbridge Wells v Corinthian

Southern Counties East League Cup Quarter-Final 1st Leg
Cray Valley PM v Beckenham Town

Monday with stac-a-truc: Reminder for Thursday’s Emergency FA First Aid Course


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Happy birthday!

Happpy birthday

The club sends greetings to Aaron Maher, Erica Trevett and Kevin King who all celebrate their birthdays today

Bromley Green Girls and Under 15s training as normal at the North School tonight … meet 5.45pm. Under 15s remember to bring footwear for the hall after the astro … for parents collecting, we aim to finish at 7.45pm

Executive meeting tonight at 8.15pm

Clarification re the oft-postponed Hanwell v Ashford FA Vase tie: pitch inspection at midday today [Monday] and hopefully the game will finally go ahead tomorrow. If the Hanwell pitch is still unplayable the plan is to switch the tie to Homelands tomorrow.

Fixture Monday 3 February 2014 (7.45pm)
Skrill South

Chelmsford City v Ebbsfleet United

First aid

FA Emergency First Aid
Thursday 6 February 2014
Please report to clubhouse by 6.45pm

List of those enrolled
Ian Mace
Jamie Hurst
Connor Robins
Adam Wood
Adrian Wood
Martin Wirt
John Collen
David Homewood
Robbie Greenfield
Guido Bulla
Dave Andrews
Lee McRobert
Jamie Allan
Phil Wedge
Andrew Fearne
Robert Searle
Alan Paggett
Aaron Maul
Charlie Fletcher
Stuart Blake
Deborah Claber
Jane Waters
Michelle Christian
Anyone who cannot attend is asked to inform the Welfare Officer, Terry, well in advance

CB Removals Sunday Page

Results Sunday 2 February 2014
Kent Junior Trophy 5th round
Albion 1-3 Darts FC
Ashford & District Sunday League Division Two
Grasshoppers 5-2 Hamstreet Reserves

No point in listing all the games that are off. As far as we know, the following are ON:

Kent Junior Trophy 5th round (10.30am)
Albion v The Darts [Pitchside 3G]
Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Ashford Spartans v Park Farm Rangers – OFF
Hamstreet Reserves v Grasshoppers [switched to The Rype]
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Prince Albert – OFF

[updated] Saturday: Under 9s in victory mood/Ashford FA Vase tie off again

Happy 8th birthday to Maddie today!

Bromley Green Girls match away to Ebbsfleet tomorrow is OFF 

Not too much remained of the original fixture list today! However, important wins for the Gills who overcame Port Vale 3-2 in League 1 and Maidstone United whose 3-0 win away to promotion rivals Kingstonian took them back to the summit of the Ryman Premier. At Priestfield, Cody McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa (2) put Peter Taylor’s boys 3-0 ahead but the Vale rallied and at the final whistle the Kent side were hanging on. Three valuable points nevertheless. At Kingsmeadow, the Stones were being held 0-0 at half time but goals from Kaiyne Woolery and Zac Attwood (2, 1pen) quietened the 687 crowd.

The two Skrill Premier games to survive both ended in draws: Dover 2-2 at home to Chelmsford and Ebbsfleet United 1-1 with Weston-Super-Mare.

Riverside hammered Ruckinge United 9-0 on the 3G in the only local league match to go ahead.

Kent County League results
Division One West
Ide Hill 4-2 Belvedere
Long Lane 3-2 Bexlians
Division Two West
Bexley Borough 1-1 Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves
Greenways Reserves 2-1 Halstead United
Division Three East
Little Sharsted 4-2 South Darenth
Division Three West
Long Lane Reserves 4-4 Farnborough OBG Reserves

Jamie fires hat trick for victorious Under 9s

Under 9s before this morning's win

Under 9s before this morning’s win and below Jane presents Jamie with the McDonalds voucher for Player of the Match


Marvellous entertainment at the 3G this morning as the Green U9s emerged 5-0 winners against hosts South Ashford. All the boys played well with the Player of the Match award going to hat trick hero Jamie. Other goals came from Igor and Elliot G. Well done to South Ashford who contributed to a sporting affair. Report to follow later on the U9s page.

Hanwell v Ashford is OFF again … confirmation awaited of a switch to Homelands on Tuesday … but wait, we hear the FA are meeting on Monday to decide where and when the tie is to be staged
Please scroll down for details of postponed matches

[updated throughout Saturday] Fixtures and postponements check list for the weekend

Weald of Kent Charity Cup tie is latest weather victim

George Magri and Tommy Stafford with the Weald of Kent Charity winners shield

George Magri and Tommy Stafford with the Weald of Kent Charity winners shield

With the Jubilee Sports Field, Waterside and Homelands all rendered unplayable the Weald of Kent Charity Cup tie between Staplehurst and Bromley Green has joined the long list of postponements for the weekend.

Steve Rollings  said last night: “I have contacted Stan and the Saturday Firsts is definitely off”

With most fixtures once again falling foul to the weather and underground conditions, we can dig out a few images from the past … starting with two local legends left. George and the late Tommy … great memories!

The Stour Centre Bromley Green Fives squad of yesteryear

images (1)Do you recognise these dodgy-looking characters from the past?

In the days before 3G, 4G, MUGAs, whatever you want to call them, indoor 5-a-side was even more popular than today.

From back left: Stan Donald, Ian Holloway, Gary Ruddock

Front from left: Micky Owen, Simon Knott, Harry Hills

Result Friday 31 January 2014
NRG Gym Under 21 League
Seven Acre & Sidcup 3-0 Lewisham Borough

Fixtures Saturday 1 February 2014 
The FA Carlsberg Vase 4th Round
Hanwell Town v Ashford United (Pitch inspection 10am) – OFF

Sky Bet Championship
Millwall v Reading
Wigan Athletic v Charlton Athletic

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham v Port Vale

Skrill Premier
Chester v Welling United
Dartford v Luton Town – OFF

Skrill South
Dover Athletic v Chelmsford City
Ebbsfleet United v Weston-super-Mare
Staines Town v Bromley – OFF
Tonbridge Angels v Hayes & Yeading United – OFF

Ryman Premier League
AFC Hornchurch v Dulwich Hamlet – OFF
Kingstonian v Maidstone United
Margate v Metropolitan Police – OFF
Thamesmead Town v Enfield Town – OFF

Ryman League Division One North
Erith & Belvedere v Needham Market
VCD Athletic v Soham Town Rangers
Witham Town v Chatham Town – OFF

Ryman League Division One South
Burgess Hill Town v Herne Bay – OFF
Corinthian-Casuals v Ramsgate – OFF
Hastings United v Faversham Town – OFF
Hythe Town v Merstham – OFF
Peacehaven & Telscombe v Folkestone Invicta – OFF
Redhill v Sittingbourne – OFF
Whitstable Town v Guernsey – OFF

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

Kent Invicta League (2pm)
Bearsted v Lewisham Borough – OFF
Crockenhill v Glebe – OFF
Hollands & Blair v Rusthall – OFF
Sutton Athletic v Meridian VP – OFF

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy 2nd Round 1st Leg
Seven Acre & Sidcup v Fleet Leisure (2pm) – OFF

Haart of Kent County League Premier (2.45pm)
Bredhurst Juniors v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Chipstead v APM Contrast
Erith 147 Sports  v Tudor Sports
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Snodland Town
Greenways v Hildenborough Athletic

Haart of Kent County League Division One East (2.45pm)
Kennington v Guru Nanak – OFF
New Romney v Deal Town Rangers
Park Regis v N.K. Aces
Sevenoaks v Malgo

Haart of Kent County League Division One West (2.45pm)
Bexlians v Long Lane
Holland Sports v Halls AFC
Ide Hill v Belvedere (Wrotham School 3G)

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East (2.45pm)
AFC Contrast Reserves v Bearsted 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 Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves (Thamesmead 4G)
Dulwich Village  v Newpark
Greenways Res v Halstead
Old Bromleians v Sutton Athletic Reserves
Old Roan v Blackheath United
Phoenix Sports Reserves v Fleetdown United Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East (2.45pm)
Hawkinge Town v Sheppey & Sheerness United Reserves – OFF
Little Sharsted v South Darenth (3G Sittingbourne Comm College 2pm)

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West (2.45pm)
Club Langley v Tudor Sports Reserves
FC Elmstead v Bexlians Reserves – OFF
Long Lane Reserves v Farnborough OBG Reserves
Orpington Reserves v Metrogas Reserves
Stansfeld O&B Club v Hildenborough Athletic Reserves

Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Cup 3rd Round (2.15pm)
Bexley v AFC Mottingham

Les Leckie Cup Quarter-Finals
Lydd Town Reserves v Faversham Strike Force (2.15pm) – OFF
Bromley Green Reserves v East Kent College (1.45pm) – OFF

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield Quarter-Final
Borden Village v Sheppey & Sheerness United – OFF

Kent Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final
Deal Town Reserves v Hollands & Blair Reserves

NRG Gym Under 21 League (2pm)
Bridon Ropes v Soccer Elite FA (Meridian 3G)

Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
Bethersden v Bromley Green Thirds – OFF
Lydd Town Thirds v Golden Arrow Reserves
Riverside v Ruckinge United
Smarden v Willesborough Athletic – OFF

Ashford & District League Cup
Aldington v The Wanderers – OFF

Ashford Charity Trophy
Metro v Kennington Reserves – OFF
The Woolpack v New Romney Reserves – OFF

Weald of Kent Charity Cup Senior
Rolvenden v Lydd Town – OFF
Staplehurst v Bromley Green – OFF

Weald of Kent Charity Cup Junior
Tenterden Town Reserves v Staplehurst Reserves – OFF

Sunday 2 February 2014

Kent Sunday Premier Cup
Brewmaster v Star United – OFF
Market Hotel v Cramptons

Kent Sunday Junior Trophy
The Dart v Albion Eagles

Ashford Charity Trophy
Bromley Green v Beaver – OFF

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Mersham v Hamstreet – OFF

Division One
Ashford Dynamo v Troggs – OFF
Iden Park v Egerton – OFF
Newchurch v Charing
Red Heathens v Bromley Green Reserves – OFF
Shadoxhurst v Levins – OFF

Division Two
Albion Eagles v Locomotive
Brabourne v Wye
Hamstreet Reserves Grasshoppers [switched to Lydd]
Stanhope Rangers v Burton Grove – OFF
Troggs Reserves v Sandgate

Division Three
Ashford Cavaliers v Aldington Reserves
Ashford Spartans v Park Farm
Charing Reserves v Mersham Reserves – OFF
Fox Sunday v Givauden
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Prince Albert
Wye Reserves v Stour Valley

The Topkapi Friday Page: Green Thirds and U15s OFF … more to follow no doubt!

Once again can I point out that I do not answer ‘number withheld’ or ‘private number’ calls … text me your id before you ring please and then I will respond … thank you DH

12 noon: Hythe Town v Merstham – OFF

10am update: All Bromley Green home games are off this weekend

5am update: Early postponements in so far

Smeeth & Brabourne v Bromley Green

Ashford Saturday League
Bethersden v Bromley Green Thirds
Tenterden Reserves v Staplehurst Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League
Mersham v Hamstreet

Kent Sunday Premier Cup
Brewmaster v Star United

Thursday with Wilmoths: All training goes ahead as normal/Safeguarding Children event tonight

Update: tonight’s Kent Senior Trophy quarter-final has been called off due to the waterlogged pitch

Josh opens the clubhouse at 4.45pm today with Miles the host throughout the evening

SafeguardingAll those attending the Safeguarding Children event this evening please report to the clubhouse by 6.45pm … our Welfare Officer Terry will then surpervise proceedings as we go into the Childrens Centre hall … the facilitator is Geoff Stanborough

ALL juniors training is ON tonight both on the grass and in the MUGA

Jack Smith: “Under 9s will be on … I will find a dry area for the lights!”

MUGA slots this evening
5-6pm Under 14s
6-7 Under 13s
7-8 Under 15s

One game remaining tonight (inspection 10am)
Kent Senior Trophy Quarter-Final (7.30pm)
Beckenham Town v Bridon Ropes – OFF