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[updated regularly] Sunday with Wilmoths

Wilmoths

Last knockings Sunday night

Brief round-up plus results check from today’s games

No giant-killing acts today as Dover’s FA Cup adventure came to an end with Crystal Palace winning 4-0 at a canter. Back to the league for Dover who had a crowd of 5645 at Crabble.

It proved to be a bad day for our two Kent sides in the Vanarama Conference with Dartford losing 2-1 at home to Kidderminster Harriers and Welling United slumping 4-1 at Forest Green Rovers. The Darts had a great start, going 1-0 up in the first minute through Danny Harris, only for midfielder Marvin Johnson to strike twice late in the second half to nick the points for the visitors. Attendance at Princes Park: 902. Meanwhile, Joe Healy’s 19th minute strike set the Wings on their way at the New Lawn but Forest Green stormed back to win 4-1 with goals from former Barnsley, Stoke and Preston frontrunner John Parkin (2), Kurtis Guthrie and James Norwood.

Ebbsfleet United remain an enigma! Jamie Day’s new charges bounced back from two holiday defeats to win 3-1 at leaders Boreham Wood in the Vanarama South. Billy Bricknell (2) and Anthony Cook netted for the Fleet to inflict Wood’s second home loss this season. Graeme Montgomery scored the home team’s consolation goal in the 50th minute. The gate at Meadow Park: 375. The Fleet’s shock win comes as good news for second-placed Bromley who are now five points adrift of Boreham Wood but with three games in hand.

Results Sunday 4 January 2015

The FA Cup Third Round
Dover Athletic 0-4 Crystal Palace

Vanarama Conference
Dartford 1-2 Kidderminster Harriers
Forest Green Rovers 4-1 Welling United

Vanarama Conference South
Boreham Wood 1-3 Ebbsfleet United

Kent Sunday Junior Cup Fourth Round
Beaver 1-10 Stanhope Rangers

Ashford & District Sunday League
Premier Division
Aldington v Shadoxhurst – OFF
Brewmaster v Hamstreet – OFF
Marsh Athletic 2-7 Mersham Sports

Division One
Batchelors SSC v Albion – OFF
Kennington v Charing Sunday – OFF
Troggs v AFC Locomotive – OFF

Division Two
Bromley Green v Shepway Spartans – OFF
Charing Sunday Reserves v Grasshoppers – OFF
Givaudan 1-3 Marsh Athletic Reserves
Prince Albert v Burton Grove – OFF
Willesborough AFC 0-1 Sandgate AFC

Division Three
Ashford Spartans 2-4 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Mersham Reserves 0-3 Ashford Cavaliers
Park Farm Rangers v Lolzors – OFF
Stour Valley 2-4 Appledore

Bodkin Cup First Round
Red Heathens v Market Hotel – OFF

Ashford Charity Trophy Second Round
Iden Park v Fox Sunday – OFF

It’s over to Dover!

hR6sfzFGood luck to Dover Athletic who entertain Crystal Palace in the FA Cup today at what is bound to be an excited crowd at the Crabble ground. Tickets for the 1pm kick off are sold out for what happens to be Alan Pardew’s first match in charge of the Eagles. As well as the glory, there is also the little matter of £67,500 for the team progressing to the 4th round.

Please scroll down for today’s remaining few fixtures after the rain caused widespread disappointment for football lovers across the county

Last look at Saturday briefly [all the results are published below]

Spare a thought for the Gills who succumbed to a 93rd minute goal by substitute Colin Daniel at Port Vale and returned home pointless from a 2-1 defeat. Ben Williamson, 26 on Christmas Day, had given Valiants the lead but Cody McDonald levelled before half time as the managerless Kent side displayed plenty of spirit. Then Daniel broke the visitors’ resistance at the death in front of 4783 spectators. While the Vale leap up to eighth in the Sky Bet League One table, the Gills are fourth from bottom with those below having games in hand. Gills’ former striker Steve Lovell, ex-manager Andy Hessenthaler and fellow backroom team members Darren Hare and Mark Patterson made up the management team on the day but fans are looking to Chairman Paul Scally to quickly appoint a successor to sacked boss Peter Taylor. Worrying times at Priestfield.

Chatham Town must be wishing the morning ground inspection had rendered their Maidstone Road surface unplayable after crashing 5-0 against fifth-placed Aveley. The Chats are slipping deep into Ryman North relegation trouble and next Saturday’s home game with mid-table Ware now assumes monumental importance. Well done to the loyal 143 home fans that turn up rain or shine to support their team.

Folkestone Invicta emerged 5-2 victors over Ramsgate who had former Fisher and Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey in charge after the departure of Dean Hill. Invicta, still close on the Ryman South leaders heels, eventually wore down a stubborn Rams resistance with goals by Matt Newman, Ian Draycott (3) and Jordan Wright. Attendance at Cheriton Road: 323.

At the Belmont, Whitstable Town, tucked nicely in seventh spot, got the better of Redhill Town to the tune of 3-1 with the Oystermen netting via Ian Pulman (2, 1p) and Jake McKenzie. Former Walton Casuals striker Connor French replied for Redhill. Gate at this one 173.

Lastly, but certainly not least, the performance of the day has to go to Sittingbourne who pulled off a superb 3-2 win away to highly-rated Whyteleafe. There were 306 paying pundits at Church Road to see three late goals by Harry Smith and Gary Webb (2) ensure the points came back to Kent.

[updated with Sunday’s surviving fixtures] Results check with Colin Batt Removals

Sponsors of our Saturday Thirds

Sponsors of our Saturday Reserves & ADYL U13s

Please scroll down to view the games still on Sunday [so far!]

Results Saturday 3 January 2015

Sky Bet League One
Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

Ryman Premier League
Billericay Town v Margate – OFF
Bury Town v Maidstone United – OFF
Lewes v Dulwich Hamlet – OFF
Metropolitan Police v VCD Athletic – OFF
Tonbridge Angels v Wingate & Finchley – OFF

Ryman League Division One North
Chatham Town 0-5 Aveley
Thamesmead Town v Brentwood Town – OFF
Wroxham v Cray Wanderers – OFF

Ryman League Division One South
Corinthian-Casuals v Hythe Town – OFF
Faversham Town v Chipstead – OFF
Folkestone Invicta 5-2 Ramsgate
Walton & Hersham v Herne Bay – OFF
Whitstable Town 3-1 Redhill
Whyteleafe 2-3 Sittingbourne

Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United v Beckenham Town – OFF
Croydon 0-2 Corinthian
Erith & Belvedere v Canterbury City – OFF
Erith Town v Greenwich Borough – OFF
Holmesdale 1-3 Cray Valley PM
Lingfield  v Deal Town – OFF
Lordswood v Sevenoaks Town – OFF
Tunbridge Wells v Crowborough Athletic – OFF
Woodstock Sports v Phoenix Sports – OFF

Kent Invicta League
Bridon Ropes v Seven Acre & Sidcup – OFF
Crockenhill v Glebe – OFF
Lewisham Borough 1-2 Kent Football Untied
Lydd Town 0-2 Bearsted
Sheppey Untied v Meridian VP – OFF
Sutton Athletic v Orpington – OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Premier
Fleetdown United 3-3 Greenways
All other games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division One East
Faversham Strike Force 6-0 Bromley Green
Ide Hill 5-3 Hollands & Blair Reserves
All other games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division One West
Belvedere 5-2 Halstead United
Bexley 1-0 Forest Hill Park
Blackheath United 1-3 Long Lane
All other games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Two East
All games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Two West
Dulwich Village 4-1 Farnborough OBG Reserves
All other games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Three East
Kennington Reserves 4-4 Sheppey United Reserves
All other games OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Three West
Kingfisher Glory 6-0 Hildenborough Athletic Reserves
All other games OFF

Ashford & District League
AFC Ashford Athletic 3-4 The Wanderers
Bromley Green Reserves v Smeeth – OFF
Lydd Town A v Bethersden – OFF
Smarden 3-5 Willesborough Athletic
Tenterden Town Reserves v Aldington –OFF

Fixtures Sunday 4 January 2015

The FA Cup Third Round (1pm)
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace

Vanarama Conference (3pm)
Dartford v Kidderminster Harriers
Forest Green Rovers v Welling United

Vanarama Conference South (3pm)
Boreham Wood v Ebbsfleet United

Kent Sunday Junior Cup Fourth Round (10.30am)
Beaver v Stanhope Rangers

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Aldington v Shadoxhurst – OFF
Brewmaster v Hamstreet – OFF
Marsh Athletic v Mersham Sports

Division One
Batchelors SSC v Albion – OFF
Kennington v Charing Sunday – OFF
Troggs v AFC Locomotive – OFF

Division Two
Bromley Green v Shepway Spartans – OFF
Charing Sunday Reserves v Grasshoppers – OFF
Givaudan v Marsh Athletic Reserves
Prince Albert v Burton Grove – OFF
Willesborough AFC v Sandgate AFC

Division Three
Ashford Spartans v Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Mersham Reserves v Ashford Cavaliers
Park Farm Rangers v Lolzors – OFF
Stour Valley v Appledore

Bodkin Cup First Round
Red Heathens v Market Hotel – OFF

Ashford Charity Trophy Second Round
Iden Park v Fox Sunday – OFF

Saturday 3 January 2015 with Dave Harkness Bathrooms

D Harkness Bathrooms

Ground inspection 8am: ALL HOME GAMES ARE OFF THIS WEEKEND … Sorry but pitches are flooded! Another date will be fixed for the Charity Vets match with the Ex-Gurkhas.

Please scroll down to see which games across the county are off today due to the rain

Happy birthday today to Abi P who is 14 and Ollie H who is 13!

Boots needed for vets players to borrow tomorrow please: 2 pairs size 11 for Khaled Z and Tommy H and 1 pair size 8 for Kev H. Update: Match OFF due to waterlogged ground.

Internal message: Executive please remember we are meeting on Monday at 7.15pm

Fixtures Saturday 3 January 2015

Sky Bet League One
Port Vale v Gillingham

Ryman Premier League
Billericay Town v Margate – OFF
Bury Town v Maidstone United – OFF
Lewes v Dulwich Hamlet – OFF
Metropolitan Police v VCD Athletic – OFF
Tonbridge Angels v Wingate & Finchley – OFF

Ryman League Division One North
Chatham Town v Aveley
Thamesmead Town v Brentwood Town – OFF
Wroxham v Cray Wanderers – OFF

Ryman League Division One South
Corinthian-Casuals v Hythe Town – OFF
Faversham Town v Chipstead – OFF
Folkestone Invicta v Ramsgate
Walton & Hersham v Herne Bay – OFF
Whitstable Town v Redhill
Whyteleafe v Sittingbourne

Southern Counties East Football League
Ashford United v Beckenham Town – OFF
Croydon v Corinthian
Erith & Belvedere v Canterbury City – OFF
Erith Town v Greenwich Borough – OFF
Holmesdale v Cray Valley (Paper Mills)
Lingfield  v Deal Town – OFF
Lordswood v Sevenoaks Town – OFF
Tunbridge Wells v Crowborough Athletic – OFF
Woodstock Sports v Phoenix Sports – OFF

Kent Invicta League
Bridon Ropes v Seven Acre & Sidcup – OFF
Crockenhill v Glebe (2pm) – OFF
Lewisham Borough v Kent Football Untied
Lydd Town v Bearsted
Sheppey Untied v Meridian VP (2pm) – OFF
Sutton Athletic v Orpington (2pm) – OFF

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy Quarter-Final
Hollands & Blair v Gravesham Borough – OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Premier (2pm)
Borden Village v APM Contrast – OFF
Bredhust Juniors v Hildenborough Athletic
Chipstead v Staplehurst Monarchs United
Erith 147 Sports v Holland Sports
Fleetdown United v Greenways
Snodland Town v Metrogas
Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club v Guru Nanak –OFF

NRG Gym Kent County League Division One East
Deal Community Sports v New Romney
Faversham Strike Force v Bromley Green
Ide Hill v Hollands & Blair Reserves
Malgo v East Kent College
Park Regis v Kennington

NRG Gym Kent County League Division One West
Belvedere v Halstead United
Bexley v Forest Hill Park
Blackheath United v Long Lane
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Peckham Town

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Two East
APM Contrast Reserves v South Darenth
Bearsted Reserves v Sutton Athletic Reserves
Deal Town Reserves v Tenterden Town – OFF
Lydd Town Reserves v Little Sharsted
Sittingbourne Community v Hawkinge Town

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Two West
Dulwich Village v Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Greenways Reserves v FC Elmstead
New Park v Long Lane Reserves
Old Bromleians v Fleetdown United Reserves
Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club Res v Oaks & Junior Red

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Three East
East Kent College Reserves v Borden Village Reserves
Guru Nanak Reserves v Snodland Town Reserves
Kennington Reserves v Sheppey United Reserves
Kings Hill v Rolvenden
New Romney Reserves v Yalding & Laddingford

NRG Gym Kent County League Division Three West
Club Langley v Lewisham Athletic
Crayford Arrows v Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves – OFF
Halls AFC Reserves v Metrogas Reserves
Johnson & Phillips v Tudor Sports Reserves
Kingfisher Glory v Hildenborough Athletic Reserves

Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
AFC Ashford Athletic v The Wanderers (2pm)
Bromley Green Reserves v Smeeth – OFF
Lydd Town A v Bethersden – OFF
Smarden v Willesborough Athletic
Tenterden Town Reserves v Aldington – OFF

Friday with McDonalds

Bring on the weekend !

The weekend’s action opens with the Under 13 Colts at home to Smeeth & Brabourne in the Cup. Too close to call this one … but let’s have a good turn-out to cheer the Green on. Kick off is at 10am.

In the afternoon, the Saturday firsts are away to Faversham Strike Force while the reserves entertain Smeeth. Players please note the meeting times of 12 noon and 12.30pm respectively.

On Sunday, we welcome Shepway Spartans for a league fixture (10.30am kick off) and after lunch stage the Charity Fun Match featuring veterans from the Green and the Ex-Gurkhas (kick off 2pm).

Happy birthday today to our good friend Gary Kirton

Valiants return to training this weekend
Training for BGV restarts on Sunday, 4th January,  at 9.15am. Please let coaches know if not able to be there.

Under 8s
Training for the Under 8s restarts on Wednesday 7th,  in the Muga, 5 – 6pm

Bromley Green Veterans Invitational Squad
To play the Ex-Gurkha Veterans
Sunday 4 January 2014
Kick off 2pm [Please meet 12.30pm]
Boxall, Phil
Bulla, Guido
Carter, Paul
Castle, Phil
Coniam, Matt
Day, Mark
Gramson, Rick
Habgood, Tommy
Hollamby, Kevin
Mace, Ian
Penfold, Gary
Perk, Terry
Rowe, Nick
Rudd, Wayne
Webster, Ashley
Wedge, Phil
Zureiqi, Khaled

New Years Day … all the results and round-up

Thursday round-up briefly plus all the results

No joy again for Dartford who remain entrenched in the bottom four of the Vanarama Conference after a 3-0 defeat by Braintree Town. Following a goalless first period, the home team completed their scoring in the fifth minute of added time via Dan Sparkes, complementing earlier goals from Chez Isaac and Simeon Akinola. Attendance at The Amlin Stadium: 934.

At Park View Road, Welling United went down 2-0 to visiting FA Cup battlers Dover Athletic. 783 watched this one as Sean Raggett (62) and Barry Cogan (78) saw the seasiders to maximum spoils.

In the Vanarama South, there were disappointing home defeats for both Bromley and Ebbsfleet United in front of 1000+ crowds. Lewis Taaffe gave visiting Concord Rangers the lead at Bromley but Louis Dennis levelled from the spot to give an interval score of one apiece. But it was Concord who grabbed the points through Steve Cawley in the 56th minute. The Fleet went down to a goal in each half from Michael Cheek and Jaanai Gordan as Chelmsford City left Stonebridge Road victorious. The win takes City above the Fleet who are in 6th and 7th places respectively.

The big Ryman Premier local derby at The Gallagher ended all square at 1-1. Ben Greenhalgh put the Stones in front on the stroke of half time but an 82nd minute own goal by Sonny Miles earned the Angels a share of the points. Attendance: 2226.

Margate, recording their first win in five outings, increased their lead at the head of the table to four points with a 3-0 defeat of Lewes but the Stones do have four games in hand of their Kent rivals. Midfielder Tom Phipp notched twice to see the Gate 2-0 up at the turn round and a free kick from left back Sam Rent rounded off a good afternoon’s work. 618 spectators at Hartsdown.

Substitute Mohamed Eisa netted in the 81st minute to gain VCD Athletic a 1-1 draw with Kingstonian after the visitors had led through a Daniel Sweeney strike just before half time. VCD, the reigning Ryman North champions, occupy second from bottom spot. The attendance at Oakwood: 174.

At Reachfields, captain James Morrish headed home to give Hythe a 21st minute lead against Hastings United and late substitute Ryan Philpott finished things off two minutes from time to ensure the Cannons three vital Ryman South points. Crowd: 302.

Ramsgate were undone by some of their old boys at Southwood as visitors Whitstable won the derby 3-1 thanks to scores by Kane Rowland, Ian Pulman and Tom Loynes. The Rams consolation came from skipper Jim Sherman seven minutes from time. Attendance: 206.

Folkestone Invicta, 2-0 up at the interval, were always in command at Sittingbourne and ran out 3-0 victors. 180 faithful here as Invicta netted through Joshua Vincent, Ian Draycott and Jonathan Pilbeam.

Herne Bay entertained neighbours Faversham Town and it was the Lilywhites who emerged 3-1 victors to maintain their place at the summit. But Town left it late! Jamie Maxted put Faversham ahead after a quarter of an hour but just two minutes from the end the Bay snatched what seemed the pointsaver via Steven Ita. Drama in the last minute though as Aiden Sherlock and substitute Sam Bewick triggered celebrations for the Town supporters. The gate at Winch’s Field: 275.

Results Thursday 1 January 2015

Vanarama Conference
Braintree Town 3-0 Dartford
Welling United 0-2 Dover Athletic

Vanarama Conference South
Bromley 1-2 Concord Rangers
Ebbsfleet United 0-2 Chelmsford City

Ryman Premier League
Maidstone United 1-1 Tonbridge Angels
Margate 3-0 Lewes
VCD Athletic 1-1 Kingstonian

Ryman League Division One North
Thurrock v Chatham Town – Abandoned

Ryman League Division One South
Herne Bay 1-3 Faversham Town
Hythe Town 2-0 Hastings United
Ramsgate 1-3 Whitstable Town
Sittingbourne 0-3 Folkestone Invicta

Thursday with Key Auto Trade

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Easy to find in Dover Place, Key Auto Trade will be pleased to see you … fantastic deals for Bromley Green FC members and friends!

Welcome to 2015

budgiesboot_4f639374d3c57Two of our BGFC parent performers on Sunday afternoon need some boots. Anyone help out please with size 8 and size 11 – don’t want any excuse for them to drop out of the charity match! Please let DH know or pop to the ground on Saturday. Thanks.

Sold-OutFor those seeking to get out and about on New Years Day, there is some terrific fare on offer across the county.

Interest in the game locally is booming, to the extent that today’s Ryman Premier clash between Maidstone United and Tonbridge Angels at The Gallagher is a ‘sell-out’. With the Dover v Palace FA Cup tie looming, these are exciting times for the non-league clubs.

Added spice to the mouthwatering local derby between Herne Bay and Faversham Town is provided by the fact that the Lilywhites enter Winch’s Field as Ryman One leaders. Should be a cracker with both outfits having high quality potential match winning strikers.

No fixture for the Gills today who have former boss Andy Hessenthaler in interim charge once again for Saturday’s League One trip to Port Vale following the dismissal of manager Peter Taylor. Although sitting just one place above the drop zone, the Gills can surge into the top half of the table with a couple of wins and will move to within one point of the Valiants with a win at Vale Park.

Please scroll down for today’s fixtures which all kick off at 3pm

New Year’s Eve Wednesday: Sponsors Nick Rowe and Khaled Zureiqi to play in Sunday’s Charity Classic/Thursday’s Fixtures

Happy 13th birthday today to Joshua H … have a great day mate!

Excitement builds for Sunday’s Big Charity Challenge Match

Bromley Green Staff/Parents v Ex-Gurkha Veterans

Arsenal-Chelsea-CharityMatchAtWelwynGarden-PassStill waiting for a few ‘old boys’ to get back to me by text or email but the BG line-up for Sunday is looking good! Amongst those starring are sponsors Nick Rowe and Khaled Zureiqi, Wayne Rudd, Guido Bulla, Ian Mace, Rick Gramson, Kevin Hollamby, Tom Habgood, Mark Day, Gary Penfold Snr, Terry Perk and, subject to late fitness tests, Phil Boxall and Phil Wedge. We are hopeful of an appearance by Paul Carter plus any parent or veteran that has not received an invite is welcome to contact DH by email or text [all contact details for all officers are on the Contact Us Page]. Pratik’s father, Padam Limbu, will be playing against the Green for the visitors … looking forward to a great game but please remember the match is designed primarily for fun!

Reminder: can players please assemble around 12.30pm … a short warm-up might be necessary!

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The club’s accountants will be represented by sponsor Nick Rowe in Sunday’s charity clash

Today’s quote
“Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.”
C Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

For those planning to watch a match on New Years Day, here are the fixtures for tomorrow

Fixtures Thursday 1 January 2015 (3pm)

Vanarama Conference
Braintree Town v Dartford
Welling United v Dover Athletic

Vanarama Conference South
Bromley v Concord Rangers
Ebbsfleet United  v Chelmsford City

Ryman Premier League
Maidstone United v Tonbridge Angels
Margate v Lewes
VCD Athletic v Kingstonian

Ryman League Division One North
Thurrock v Chatham Town

Ryman League Division One South
Herne Bay v Faversham Town
Hythe Town v Hastings United
Ramsgate v Whitstable Town
Sittingbourne v Folkestone Invicta