RELIABLE bar staff required … casual/flexible hours but must fit in with the hours the club needs covered. Initial enquiries to Dave Homewood at email@example.com
Training returns to Waterside from tonight onwards … please refer to the Events & Fixtures page for details … note things might alter next week when the clocks have changed. Whatever details managers provide – we will publish.
ADYFL meeting tonight 7pm The Albion (BGFC reps are Jamie Spiers and Shane Cowley)
Big thank you to Rebecca Turner who helped with the kitchen at late notice on Sunday
Advance notice for tomorrow (Tuesday): Under 11s parents meeting with DH, RF and TR at 7pm after training … ALL parents are asked to attend please
Five and six-year-olds – we are recruiting now for next seasons Little Ones. Just turn up at 9.45am on Saturday with your friends, boots and shin pads; or for further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest: Ashford Charity Trophy progress for Green with a 2-0 defeat of Lolzors (Luke Burdon 2) while the reserves win 8-3 in a friendly against White Horse (Jack Hollamby, Ben Harding 3, Corie Griffiths, Cameron Bruce 3).
Gary Gibbs picked out Josh Smith and Ryan Ford as his most impressive players in a hard-fought cup tie; while Sid Hone was delighted with the approach of his charges.
Clubhouse open from 8.30am Sunday … all welcome
Birthday greetings today to Danielle Burgess!
Good luck to the first team this morning at home to Lolzors in the Ashford Charity Trophy. Also in action are the reserves who welcome White Horse for a friendly. Both games kick off at 10.30am. Eleven am kick off for the U11s and U12s in their inter-club friendly.
Meanwhile, our Junior Valiants are off on tournament action again – so have have fun! BGV Adults training as usual today at Ashford Prep School.
Saturday opening hours = 7.45pm to 3pm with Leah-Ann and Dave
Mixed bag this weekend of cup, league and friendly matches. Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page for details. I am still waiting for one or two managers to confirm their training nights now that we are back at Waterside. Thank you DH
Birthday greetings Friday to Lloyd Fuller!
Thursday training is as per the schedule … last night at Knatchbull for the U8s, U9DVS and U14s so let’s get our money’s worth!
Anyone willing/able to take the U14s training Thursday evening 7-8pm at Norton Knatchbull indoors? Please contact Lisa Copham if you can help out … thank you.
Grant – King of the own goals!
Still waiting for some managers to confirm their times when we go back to Waterside for training from Monday (you can’t all have the same day/time for obvious reasons). There is a grid inside the clubhouse for those that wish to enter to find out what is going on and confirm their slots. Or simply email dhomewood@yahoocom
Revised clubhouse opening hours Wednesday are 5.30 – 7.30pm
Tonight’s meeting has been postponed and rearranged for SUNDAY AT 1PM
Apologies, but Gary has to work this evening and there is not much point in meeting if the first team manager is not present – as much planning and discussion centres around the senior set-up
I do hope you can all make it Sunday (MW, GG, SH, TR, JH, MD) (JS, LC, LM, GT, SC)
Happy birthday Wednesday to U14s keeper Oliver Bell and ‘old timer’ Lee Gilham!
Training as normal Wednesday evening at Waterside and external venues (refer to Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)
Senior/U17 managers (MW, GG, SH, TR, JH, MD) meeting with Executive members (JS, LC, LM, GT) at 7.15pm Wednesday – postponed until Sunday 1pm
Under 9s manager vacancy
With Pat stepping down, we are now recruiting for a permanent manager for our U8 Colts (Under 9s next season). A couple of lads have decided to quit which is a shame and no-one has informed me of why – but the team is still there and, with a couple of additions, will continue to develop and thrive. They enjoy good parental support but they need stability now as the tournament season approaches. Immediate start for the right person. Contact Dave Homewood at email@example.com or call Lisa Copham on 07713450042.
Fox Sunday v Bromley Green scheduled for Thursday 18 April at Sandyacres (kick off 6.30pm)
Training Tuesday is as per the schedule (refer to Events & Fixtures page)
Meeting Tuesday 6.30pm (DH, RF, TR) to plan for next season’s three Under 12 sides
I am still waiting for a few deposits for the three St George’s trips … if you can get the deposit and signed forms to me asap please. The final cost per person will depend largely on the effort made with the sponsored penalties. Thank you.
Green jacket (size 12yr) number 538 for Max Randall please collect when convenient from the clubhouse
Meeting tonight 6.30pm: DH, RF, TR to discuss plans for the U11s trips and expansion next season to three U12 teams
More action photos from the BG Valiants on Sunday tournament duty
Training for the U14s and U9s Monday evening as per the schedule
Birthday greetings today to Cameron Edwards!
BGV Adults Tournament reports from 17 March 2019
Bromley Green A side (Aaron Maul)
First game was against Swanscombe and it should have been the toughest game but we dominated throughout. A windy run and cool finish from Toby put us ahead and we didn’t look like conceding after. Final score 1-0
Second game was against Canterbury always a tough team but this time was really difficult. They made the most of their extra man and continued to get behind easily. They scored controversially from a throw but in the scheme of things meant nothing. Final score 0-3.
Next was against Maidstone a game we should in theory be winning but they frustrated us with half chances and wayward shots. Nothing much to say about it final score 0-0.
Lastly was Charlton, a bit of a tired performance. We did score one goal from a corner off of Toby’s head. Final score 1-0.
Man of the match was Toby for two goals and making sure it all ticked over as well as possible.
Bromley Green B side (David Spencer)
Match 1 vs Sheppey United
Unusually we were the first kick today and we faced a team that all season we have struggled against. Today we had even numbers of players both sides. From the kick off we pressed forward and was rewarded with an early goal which was well taken by Kane.
After this early goal to game settled down and it was very even. Unfortunately, towards the end of the match two long balls found their striker who confidently put both away.
Match ended BG 1 Sheppey 2
Match 2 vs Maidstone United Raiders Steel.
This game was played with good possession and many, many chances that we could not put away. Both Kane and David got the post several times.
Match ended BG 0 Maidstone Steel 0
Match 3 vs Maidstone Raiders Nickel
This game was played well by both teams and Ashley in goal pulled off some great saves to keep us in the game. David has a few chances but just could not find the net. Match ended BG 0 Maidstone Nickel 0
Match 4 vs Maidstone Raiders Copper
For this match we played Ashley on pitch and David in goal and with Ashley’s fresh legs he covered the whole pitch really well and managed to pick up the majority of the loose balls. Great team link up in this game enabled Kane to put 2 goals away confidently.
Match ended BG 2 Maidstone Copper 0
Match 5 vs Anchorians
Due to the success of having Ashley on the field from the last match we decided to repeat our formula. We got off to a great start and most of the game was played in our oppositions half.
Unfortunately, the game ended early when one of Anchorians players went down injured after a 50/50 ball. Match we believe ended as a draw.
Man of the Tournament was Kane today for his great finishing and gutty determination all day.
Bromley Green C side (Debbie Claber)
With today’s icy wind, the squad were absolutely delighted to be playing indoors and away from the cold. With that positive start, the day continued along similar cheerful lines. A first game against Milton was going to be our tougher game of the two,but the game against Maidstone was one that was more evenly matched for us. Both games had some excellent passing between Paul, Gemma and Adam, and Gemma’s knack for finding space and calling for the ball reliably is a joy. With Jordon upfront, determined to put the ball in the direction of the net, and luckily into the net a couple of times too, we have had another successful day. Owen, as always, was solid in goal and dealt nicely with some powerful shots against him.
Well done too, to Adam and Gemma, who both volunteered to help Maidstone out in the final game of the day, against Milton. There was a bit of a “mission” between both clubs to get a result, and Adam’s determination (which had been present all day) finally got him, and Maidstone, the goal and result that everyone was hoping for! Man of the Tournament is Adam, for keeping his determination throughout the day, playing resiliently whenever his chances didn’t quite come off, and for being sporting enough to help out another squad as they lost players during the morning.
Thank you again to everyone, players and parents/families.
Photos and reports from the BG Valiants will be posted here soon …
Two-goal Dobbin Player of the Match in Sunday Reserves win
The boost of a couple of first-teamers undoubtedly helped the Sunday seconds as they recorded a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Pilgrims on Sunday. Sid must be wishing he had the luxury of a large squad every week but his praises were reserved for the youngsters who showed once again why we are already confident for the future. Jack Hollamby, Lenny Russell, Conan Wyer and Cameron Bruce all played their part as goals from Jamie Dobbin (2), Ben Harding and Luke Burdon sealed a 4-0 victory. Good performances from keeper Gary Ranson, Tom Messenger and Brad Osbourne rounded off a pleasing morning for the Green boys.
Clubhouse open today from 7.30am … good luck to the BGV Adults in their tournament, the Sunday Reservers at home to Pilgrims and the BGV juniors who have training at Waterside this morning with Nick Cook
Birthday greetings today to Shane Cowley, Kieran Branch, Marcus Hodges, Robbie Bower and Craig Vennard
Bromley Green Reserves v Pilgrims on Sunday is ON with a 10.15am kick off
Bromley Green Under 11s
Today the boys travelled to to EKYL outfit Hawkinge and with very high winds it was awkward for both sides to get a grip in the game. The boys had shot after shot but just couldn’t score -the wind definitely had a part to play. The boys kept batting but against the run of play found themselves trailing at the break due to some slack defending just before the break HT 1-0. Second half was the same story couldn’t apply the finishing touch and dominated the half again creating chance after chance but not being able to convert and was punished as Hawkinge snatched two late goals. Final score 3-0. Well done to all that took part in a very entertaining game once again. Cheers Rob
U10s Colts shine again
11.58am: Just had message from Nicole that training is cancelled for the U14s as something has come up
Under 11s at New Romney is called off / U8s against Wittersham – note from Bobbie: Match is off
Early morning disappointment for Timmy and those going to New Romney and Bobbie against Wittersham – both off
For those still waiting for club garments, I can only apologise … the fact is our suppliers, JAKO, keep putting the date for arrival back as Shane will vouch. The latest date is 25 March which means in reality April before we have received and had the garments printed. Not satisfactory. That said, there are still bags and garments waiting for collection from the clubhouse … some have been there for yonks!
Always positive, the U9 Colts: they love football, having fun and just enjoying learning and being part of a community club.
PLEASE REFER TO THE EVENTS & FIXTURES PAGE FOR EXACTLY WHAT IS ON AND WHAT IS OFF … THERE ARE STILL SOME GAMES ON AWAY FROM HOME ON SATURDAY
Pitch update from Shane on Friday night
All HOME fixtures are OFF … for away games refer to the Events & Fixtures page
Training can go ahead as long as not on the playing surfaces
Fox Sunday v Bromley Green is OFF with Sandyacres unfit for play
Urgent update: sad news from Nancy is that Weald Wolves Blue have withdrawn from the League … therefore, no game for the Under 16s on Saturday
Happy birthday Friday to Martyn Dalby and Charlie Jupp!
Friday morning early and we still have some games on … desperate now for some dry weather! Fixture amendments and revised training arrangements as they occur will be published on the Events & Fixtures page.
Update Friday night: all HOME games are off on Saturday. Shane will inspect again on Saturday afternoon in respect of Sunday’s home Reserve game.
Clubhouse open Friday 8am – midday only
Under 7s: note you now have a game on Saturday even though the tournament is off (refer to Events & Fixtures page)
Under 13s and Under 14s: note you have training sessions on Saturday (for times, refer to the Events & Fixtures page)