Super Sunday rounds off a hectic weekend

Reminder to Executive: we meet Monday at 7.15pm

Green into the Sheber Cup semi-finals as goals from the G-Men see off local rivals

Bromley Green 2-1 Willesborough Athletic
(S Gibbs, C Gower)      (T Wilkes)

A wave of second half attacks against Willesborough today

Bromley Green, who have won the Sheber Cup a record six times, progressed to the last four of this season’s competition with a hard fought odd goal in three victory over Willesborough Athletic. A deflected shot from ex-Green man Tom Wilkes gave the visitors the lead but a well taken goal, slotted in by Connor Gower, saw the sides level at the interval. The decider came from another hard and low drive from midfielder Sean Gibbs and Gary’s squad now facer another stiff test, away to Lydd Grasshoppers, in the semi-final. For the Blues, ex-Green men Aaron Neil and Matt Jarvis were always prominent but the experience of the home team won the day. Ryan Ford, Gower, Jamie Hurst and veteran Lee Milton were all effective for the Green. Great to see former manager Steve Morse for a quick Guinness and Gary would like to thank the loyal fans who continue to support the squad whatever the weather. Next up are Charing Reserves, as we return to focus on the main target of promotion, and it is hoped some of the many missing today will be available.

A sunny day … and thanks to all our supporters for cheering the lads on

Today’s results

Kent SundayJunior Trophy
Ashford Cavaliers 2-5 (aet) Standford Hill

Ashford & District Sunday League
Premier Division
Kennington 1-4 Market

Division One
Ashford Dynamo 3-1 Ashford Athletic
Troggs 5-1 Lolzors

Division Two
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves P-P Red Heathens
Mersham Reserves 2-7 Aldington

Division Three
Ashford United 3-2 Ashford Spartans
Channel Cars 4-2 Fox Sunday
Givaudan 4-0 Charing Sunday Reserves

Division Two Cup semi-final
Lydd Grasshopper 4-2 (aet) Master Brewer

Sheber Cup quarter-finals
Ashstone Galacticos 6-2 South Willesborough
Bromley Green 2-1 Willesborough Athletic

Patron praises Bromley Green Valiants youngsters

Harvey, Daniel, Ruben (the one with the egg on his head of course}, Ashley and Owen with Executive member Matt Twyman and coaches Nick Cook and Aaron Maul

Executive Committee member Matt Twyman was on hand to present the young Valiants with an Easter Egg each at Waterside this morning. Speaking briefly, Honorary Patron, Dave Homewood, praised the five youngsters for their commitment and coaches Aaron and Nick for their dedication to the cause. “Nick and Aaron are always here early and superbly prepared … I have to say it is not fair when parents fail to notify them of non-attendance and today’s lovely weather cannot be used an excuse. But I want to focus on the positives and these youngsters epitomise what our club is about … friendship, hard work and respecting their seniors. Daniel also continues to be the perfect clubman, raising £100 on his sponsorship penalty sheet which will go towards equipment, a treat … whatever the manager and players decide for their teams. Five great lads of which our club is very proud”.

Valiants preparing for the Peoples Cup

Bromley Green Valiants Adult A

Bromley Green Valiants Adults B

Firstly, congratulations to our good friend Chris Keogh [front right] who scored his first-ever goal today at the tournament. “It came off of my knee … sorry!” he confessed with a big grin. Well done mate … keep up the good work.

Overall, results were not too good but rebuilding takes time and patience and no doubt we will be alright on the day when the Peoples Cup takes centre stage next Sunday.

U10s summary on a cracker with our Mersham friends by Rob Finn
Today we welcomed Mersham to Waterside for our rearranged fixture with both teams starting strongly. But it was Mersham took the lead punishing a mistake at the back but the boys kept going and were soon level with Matteo netting from a fine cross from Harrison. However, just before the break, the boys conceded again. Second half the boys were on top and a few chances went begging but another fine cross into the box, this time from Matteo, which Charlie met and fired home hard and low. All square again into the last 10 minutes and Matteo had a fine strike tipped onto the bar from the visiting keeper. A great effort by all the boys who took part today in a very entertaining game and a big well done to Herk [pictured] for getting PoTM for some solid defending.

Well done to the Under 9s who took their penalties on Saturday. Matt has kept an accurate record and we will publish all the scores and takings to date within the next few days. Still a few teams to take their penalties and details of day/time will be on the Events & Fixtures page.


[updated] Into the weekend … with Apex Facades

Update: Green into Sheber Cup semi-finals. Details of a 2-1 win at Waterside and news and photos from the Bromley Green Valiants will follow later.

Clubhouse opens at 8am on Sunday

Defeat for the seniors at Faversham … Saturday’s results

Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 2-1 CC Sport
Deal Town Rangers 2-0 Aylesford
Faversham Town Reserves 5-2 Deal Sports Reserves
Woodnesborough 1-4 University of Kent

Ashford Charity Trophy
The Bull 5-1 Bromley Green

U12s go down to title favourites Otford

U11s in superb form

U8s in goalscoring mood

Fantastic game with Mersham for the U10s

Herk is our PoM this morning … seen here with Rob Finn

Shining bright today … the U10s

Well done Anuj … our U13s PoM this morning with his voucher … with James Porter

Always happy … the U13s whose scorers this morning were Freddie and Anuj

Birthday greetings (Saturday) to former senior manager Dave Smith

With kinder weather than of late (hopefully!) we look forward to a busy programme this weekend, headed by attractive cup ties for both seniors squads. The Saturday boys, who just haven’t got going since the turn of the year and need to regroup, are away to The Bull in the Ashford Charity Trophy; while on Sunday we host a local derby with Willesborough Athletic in the Sheber Cup. Gary Gibbs however will also have one eye on the crucial Channel Cars v Fox Sunday result in the league with the top two clashing at Swan Lane.

No game for the Under 15s but the Under 13s entertain Willesborough and the Under 12s welcome title aspirants Otford for what should be a cracker. The Under 11s are away to old friends South Ashford while at Waterside there are home matches for the Under 10s (v Mersham) and the Under 8s (v Appledore). Martyn and the boys then visit their sponsors McDonalds.

Sunday sees the BGV Adults off to the Abbey School, Faversham for tournament action as they prepare for the upcoming Peoples Cup. Nick Cook has the penalty fun shoot-out for his younger Valiants in the morning. For all the fixtures and kick off times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

The Under 16s do not have a fixture on Sunday.

Senior fixtures for the weekend

Kent County League Division Three (2.45pm)
AEI Sports v CC Sport
Deal Town Rangers v Aylesford
Faversham Town Reserves v Deal Sports Reserves
Woodnesborough v University of Kent

Les Leckie Cup (2.15pm)
Tenterden Town v Wateringbury

Ashford Charity Trophy (2.15pm)
The Bull v Bromley Green

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Kennington v Market

Division One
Ashford Dynamo v Ashford Athletic
Charing Sunday v Ashford Cavaliers
Troggs v Lolzors

Division Two
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves v Red Heathens
Mersham Reserves v Aldington

Division Three
Ashford United v Ashford Spartans
Channel Cars v Fox Sunday
Givaudan v Charing Sunday Reserves

Division Two Cup semi-final
Grasshopper v Master Brewer

Sheber Cup quarter-finals
Ashstone Galacticos v South Willesborough
Bromley Green v Willesborough Athletic

Well done to all those who trained on Thursday evening at Norton Knatchbull. Attendance in some of the younger age groups seems to drop dramatically at half-term which is a bit baffling -even accepting that some are away.

A number of parents have enquired as to when the club has its summer break. In short, we don’t! Training and tournaments are continuous throughout the summer and indeed some managers have already stated they need to get back to training twice a week once sessions return to Waterside. Details  of when and where training is held are always posted well in advance on the Events & Fixtures page.

Tournaments and Youth Planning

All youth managers are regularly given details of tournaments and it is up to them which events are entered. The club of course pays entry fees and all players on standing orders are entitled to enjoy as many tournaments free of charge as they wish. This will be one of the topics on the agenda at the Youth Meeting on Monday 12 March 2018 at 7.15pm. Before that, however, we have our own BGFC Tournament Planning Meeting 7.15pm on Monday 26 February 2018.

[updated] Midweek

Birthday greetings to Kai Guthrie (Wednesday), Herkules Dundo (Thursday) and part-timer Nathan Stevens (Saturday)

Training Thursday is as per the schedule (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Urgent update: Message from Pat 3pm – Bromley Green Valiants training at Waterside is OFF tonight (Wednesday)

Training on Wednesday is as per the schedule (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Clubhouse open from 5.30pm today for BGV training

The local Saturday League winners trophy is returned today … here is one last look at May’s achievement.

The Ashford & District League champions trophy

Tuesday updates

Well done Jordan Griffin on passing your driving test!

Ah it’s raining … just what we need!

U10s training is ON tonight … no stopping for half-term


U8s sponsored pens great fun and a big success

Tuesday training as per the schedule for the Under 10s indoors at the North School 6-7pm

Brilliant turn out by the Under 8s on Saturday

Slideshow here from some of the spot kicks

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Winner for the U8s was Alfie Tomkins while the player who raised the most money for the team was Lucas Harding. But well done to all those that took part and found sponsors. When the weather is better we will all get together and hand out the prizes.

[updated] Ketchup with McDonalds

Under 8s – don’t forget it is half-term so we are not at Highworth on Monday night. Best to consult with Martyn in case he makes other arrangements.

Thank you to all those who sponsored our boys and girls in the Fun Penalty Shoot-Outs on Saturday. Fantastic fund raising for your respective teams and with the U12s we will soon be staging a dramatic knock out to decide the winner as three players all tied for first spot. Four teams took part this week (more to follow soon) and their proceeds to date total over £1300 and are itemised below. As explained a while back, there will be a celebration evening arranged when all participants who made the effort will be rewarded. There will also be special prizes for the winners and those raising the most money for their team. Superb effort in abysmal weather … well done!

U8s £336.50 well done, only a few of you, great effort!

U10s £339.00 (still to take their pens: Herk D, David I, Riley G; plus cash from Kieron B). Well done, when they’ve all had a go, you should realise a terrific amount for your team.

U12s £411.30 (cash to come from Aidan and some from Leighton K). Superb … well done!

U13s £219 (cash to come from Freddie; still to take their pens are Igor, Kai, Ike, Jamie and Bobby). Well done and a special mention for Oliver Bell (right) in goal! Again, when everybody has taken their kicks, you potentially have a sizeable lump sum to spend on whatever the squad needs.

The U7s have already completed their spot kicks with just Ben and Henry to set a date for theirs with Spud and/or Trev. So far they have amassed the incredible sum of £274.45 … big effort and we can get this over the £300 mark!

The penalty winners are published in the clubhouse for this non-competitive event! Thanks to all who helped out and we look forward to plenty more penalties in the coming weeks.

Lovin’ it at our sponsors

Eureka! Fun at McDonalds for our U11s

Sunday’s results
Kent Sunday Junior Cups
Ashford Athletic 1-3 Farnborough OBG
Range Rovers 6-0 Lolzors
Red Heathens 2-4 Cegledi

Ashford & District League Division Three
Charing Cars FC 6-1 Givaudan

Saturday’s results
Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 17-0 Aylesford
AFC Ashford Athletic 3-0 Staplehurst Reserves
Bromley Green 2-3 Tenterden
University of Kent 3-3 Deal Town Rangers
Woodnesborough 3-1 Deal Sports Reserves

Ready for a mudbath with Tenterden on Saturday

Only one game in the ADYL and, in retrospect, we would have been better advised calling it off! Our grounds people can’t win: damned if they call games off and damned if they allow teams to churn up pitches! As it was, in addition to a later defeat for the Saturday seniors, there was another dismal performance by the U15s who succumbed to a solitary High Halden goal. Missed chances, Charlie long-term injured, Youth Clubman Ilja failing to turn up for the second match in a row, Lash in Denmark … add all this up and you have the ingredients for a fifth league defeat. At present, the boys have a week off next Saturday and it might offer a chance to regroup and get things together again.

The only other youth match to take place was the U12s who recorded another useful victory. Welcome to new signing Lewis who adds more quality and strength in depth for Sid’s charges.

More frustration for the U16s who hope to return to the action at Hawkinge next Sunday.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Website is now shut … sorry!

Please contact your admin/manager for details of matches/training etc that are on or off.

A man with no loyalty will leave you once the road darkens

Clubhouse open today from 5.30pm

All training as per the schedule tonight (refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Meetings today

Swan Site Management Meeting (BG reps DH/LC) 4pm
ADYFL Teams Meeting (BG rep LC) 7pm
BGFC Executive Committee Meeting 8pm

Ready for collection now …

BGFC Club Bags
453      Oliver Cole
454      Alfie Tomkins
455      Dexter
456      Kai Guthrie
1160    Wane Neaves

Green jackets
237      Harrison
370      Harry Wood
442      Tommy Piggott (Harris)
453      Oliver Cole
454      Alfie Tomkins
455      Dexter
1160     Wane Neaves
456      Kai Guthrie

442      Tommy Piggott (Harris)
453      Oliver Cole
454      Alfie Tomkins
455      Dexter
456      Kai Guthrie

1436   Christopher Marlow BGV
1160     Wane Neaves
442      Tommy Piggott (Harris)
453      Oliver Cole
455      Dexter
456      Kai Guthrie