Monday 22 January 2018

Happy birthday today to two young ladies: Michelle Edwards and Karen Fedder!

Training at Highworth tonight for Martyn and the U8s at 6pm

Quick catch up on the older youth sides
Only one game in the East Kent Youth League, with Hawkinge winning 7-4 at Herne Bay to go level with the Green on 7 points. Next Sunday, Carl, Shane and the boys make the short trip to meet runaway leaders Ashford United (2pm).

The ADYL U15 section is totally unpredictable as demonstrated on Saturday with Egerton & Pluckley, who ended Bromley Green’s title hopes last time out, crashing 6-1 at home to Weald Wolves Red. Next Saturday the Green, who have defender Charlie Ward (left) out injured for the remainder of the campaign, welcome Hastings United to Waterside (11.30am).

Results ADYL
Egerton 1-6 Weald Wolves Red
Headcorn 5-0 Weald Wolves Blue
High Halden 6-1 Smeeth & Brabourne


Sunday updates

And then there were three … results from the Ashford & District Sunday League

Division Three
Ashford United 4-4 Sellindge

Sheber Cup
Channel CFC 3-2 Aldington
Grasshoppers 5-4 Red Heathens

From the KDFL tournament in Faversham:

Loyal clubman Stewart Blake is our BGV Adults A team Player of the Tournament this morning at Faversham

A valiant effort at The Abbey School today (no pun intended) as the BGV Adult A  side lost just one of their five fixtures, and that to a single goal. The remaining games were drawn so much to be pleased about. The B side are learning quickly and had a mixed bag of two draws and two defeats from their four fixtures. Well done all those who braved, once again, the awful elements!

A mention for the three lads that trained with Nick this morning … great attitude even though conditions were so bad we had to use the MUGA.

The Sponsored Penalty Shoot-Outs are nearing … all players are asked to participate and help raise money for your squad. Anyone not having the form, please contact Dave Homewood or pop into the clubhouse on Wednesday.

Good luck to our BGV Adults who have left for their tournament at The Abbey School, Faversham. BGV younger ones are with Nick for a 10.30am start (if possible, please bring footwear for both grass and the MUGA)

Results from yesterday in the Kent County League
Deal Sports Reserves 1-1 AEI Sports
Les Leckie Cup
University of Kent 10-2 Staplehurst Reserves

[all other fixtures were called off due to waterlogged pitches]

Few more images from the U12s

… always smiling, the Bromley Green Under 10s

[updated with games OFF] … into the weekend: senior fixtures

Update: Sunday seniors home to Willesborough on Sunday is OFF … the pitch has literally ‘had it’!

Photos from Saturday’s games to follow …

Vets thriller with the Oystermen

Vets fantastic game in the mud with our friends from Whitstable. After leading 3-2 with fifteen minutes to go, the visitors snatched it 4-3 at the death. On target for the Green were Sean Byrd and Jez Field  (2). Sid Hone wishes to thank all those that turned up on a foul afternoon and provided great entertainment in impossible conditions.

Under 7s report from Mark Smith

On a wet Saturday morning we were at home against Grasshoppers.  Although the weather was cold and wet, both teams players were up for the game.

Our under 7 played some great footfall, good passing, tackling etc
Henry and Harvey shared goal keeping duties duty, they also both had a stint on pitch and did well. Ethan was solid in defence and not much got passed him, even with confusion of someone with the same name on the other team. Callum played some good football supporting defence when needed and assisting in attack.
Ibrahim played some great passes  in the box to set up some great play.
It’s was great to see Ben back after a spell off due to an injury he came on in the 2nd half and performed well, even though he has missed a lot of football recently.
Man of the match today was Stephen who travelled from Croydon for today’s game (thanks to his auntie) and had one of his best performances of the season in attack.

Grasshoppers deserve a great deal of respect for the way they approached the game and kept on going, they challenged every ball. There supporters and mangers were also a credit to there club.

The ref deserves a mention as well, Toby is a young ref and did a great job. Although blowing up for a lot of foul throws which did pause the game a bit, however he helped the boys and instructed them how to throw the ball correctly which is basics but if we can get the basics right at a young age the players will benefit in the long run!

Thank you to those that helped this morning
However even though we are getting a bit better (quicker) at putting up the goals, with so much to do we can always do with a bit more support !

Well done to all involved Spud

Stephen, U7s PoM

Henry, last week’s PoM for the U7s

`Aren’t they angels!

Under 9s

Well done Phoebe our U9s PoM

U10s Report from Rob Finn

Today we welcomed Smarden to waterside a team the boys hadn’t played before so didn’t know what to expect but a good game was played by both teams on a very heavy pitch Preston making some wonderful saves and all 8 players who turned up giving it a go and never giving up Goal of the game coming from Alfie with a wonderful strike and josh playing well in midfield and earnt POTM for today Regards Rob.

Congratulations Josh!

Under 11s report from Grant Turner

Today the under 11s faced a strong Hythe team. Unfortunately due to injuries and sickness we could only field 8 players against their 9. The team came together and played really well considering the very wet and muddy conditions. The teams hard work paid off scoring the opening goal midway through the first half. The boys battled on and were unlucky to concede and equaliser with the last kick of the first half.
The second half was very close with both teams having chances. Unfortunately for Bromley Green, Hythe took the game away from us in the last 10 minutes, as the team tired from all their hard work. I was very proud of the effort put in by the team, special mention for Josh who played in goal for the first time whilst Jamie is out with a broken foot. Josh did very well pulling off some good saves, also to Lenny and Dexter in their first game for the team, they both looked like they had been playing with the team the whole season, well done. MOM went to Harry for his hard work, his ball control on a very difficult muddy pitch and the goal he scored.
A big well done to all players

Harry … our U11s PoM toeay

Harry and his McDonalds trophy and voucher

Muddy U11 marvels who did the club proud

Under 12s terrific again!

Well done Aidan … our U12s McDonalds PoM today

Urgent updates: U8s, U15s, seniors OFF today

Birthday greetings today to Sam Spencer!

Clubhouse open Saturday from 7am

Plenty of action at home on Saturday – so please park sensibly and not leave huge gaps between vehicles … thank you

Birthday greetings today (Friday) to Anish!

Have a great weekend everyone … updates and team news here as it arrives … all we need is some decent weather!

Don’t forget it is the Vets classic on Saturday against Whitstable (1.30pm) plus we have Brighton v Chelsea on the box with a 12.30pm kick off … all welcome!

Vets squad for Saturday at home to Whitstable:
1 James Branch
2 Alan Stevens
3 Sid Hone
4 Andrew Charlton
5 Mick Smith
6 Martyn Smith
7 Andy Sutton
8 Kevin Hollamby
9 Leon Reed
10 Mark Fuller
11 Sean Byrd
12 Grant Turner
13 Matt Stanley
14 Terry Perk
15 Peter McRobert

16 Gary Gibbs

Difficult fixtures for our seniors with the Saturday squad away to Woodnesborough and the Sunday lads entertaining Willesborough in the Sheber Cup. Time to put recent blips behind us … good luck and enjoyment to all.

Under 15s squad for the local derby with Park Farm
Nathan, Conan, Lorenzo, George, Ben, Lashman, Jordan, David, Frankie, Lennon, Ilja, Kieron, Jack, Sonny, Kai

Under 10s squad for Saturday
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Matteo, Riley, Herk,
Kieran, Timmy, Charlie, Harrison, David

Under 13s last night
Well done to Lisa on her first coaching session … on Saturday we are at home to Deal in the cup – sorry cup tie is OFF


Kent County League (2pm)
Deal Sports Reserves v AEI Sports
Faversham Town Reserves v AFC Ashford Athletic
Tenterden Town v Deal Town Rangers
Woodnesborough v Bromley Green

Les Leckie Cup (1.30pm)
Snodland Town Reserves v CC Sports
University of Kent v Staplehurst Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)

Division One
Ashford Cavaliers v Ashford Athletic
Prince Albert v Ashford Dynamo
Troggs v Lolzors

Division Two
Master Brewer v Burton Grove

Division Three
Ashford United v Sellindge
Charing Reserves v KIngsnorth Pilgrims
Fox Sunday v Ashford Spartans

Premier Division Cup
Market Hotel v Locomotive

Sheber Cup
Ashstone Galacticos v South Willesborough
Bromley Green v Willesborough
Channel CFC v Aldington
Grasshoppers v Red Heathens

[updated] Thursday 18 January 2018: Vets squad updated

All training is ON this evening (if in doubt, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page)

We wish speedy recoveries to Fred Moon, Jake Edwards and Charlie Ward

Any of you want to form a Bromley Green 6-a-side team? Need to know pretty sharp. And is Tuesday your best day if so? Have to be aged 16 or over. Let me know please on here or I won’t be there to wipe your arses every week but I am told we can enter free.


Home to Whitstable Vets

Saturday 20 January 2018

Kick off 1.30pm (Meet clubhouse by 12.30pm)

Here is the line-up so far, contact Sid if we have missed you out!

1 James Branch
2 Alan Stevens
3 Sid Hone
4 Andrew Charlton
5 Mick Smith
6 Martyn Smith
7 Andy Sutton
8 Kevin Hollamby
9 Leon Reed
10 Mark Fuller
11 Shaun Byrd
12 Grant Turner
13 Matt Stanley
14 Terry Perk
15 Peter McRobert

Please don’t enter your name if you are not going to turn up

Need a referee: Neil has other match commitments … anyone help?

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Birthday greetings today to Reegan Sheridan and Lilly Wood!

Executive meeting tonight 8pm sharp

All training is ON tonight at Waterside and external venues (Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Still waiting for one or two of our ‘Vets’ to confirm they are ok for Saturday’s match with Whitstable … please let Sid or DH know today … thank you

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Training as per the schedule this evening (if in doubt please refer to the Events & Fixtures page).

Happy birthday today to Alex Quinn, Nikki Endicott, Rachel Gramson and cheeky 6 year old Charlie!

[UPDATED] Monday, Monday … Sponsored Pens slideshow/more pics/Vets game next weekend

Well, where did that weekend go? The usual mixed bag of success and struggle but hopefully everyone enjoyed the brighter weather (back to normal now!)

Tonight (Monday) the U8s train at Highworth School (6pm)

Bromley Green Vets v Whitstable Vets this coming Saturday at Waterside (1.30pm kick off). Sid has asked for players to be at the club between midday and 12.30pm please. Waiting for one or two to get back to us before finalising the squad. Any of the usuals not spoken to, or wanting to join in, please contact Sid or DH asap please.

Sponsored penalties prove a great hit!

The first of our penalty shoot-outs took place on Saturday with the U7s doing a great job. A huge thank you to Trev and Mark. Scroll down to read Spud’s summing-up. [More pictures to follow on our GREEN ARMY and BROMLEY GREEN FC facebook pages].

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Brilliant effort by the U7s on Saturday … well done

On Saturday 13/01/18 the under 7 team had their sponsored penalty shoot out.
We had a good turn out with 8 out of the 10 signed on players there (we were missing Ben due to an injury he had at school and Henry who had other commitments on the day. We will of course give both players the chance to take their penalties at a later date so their sponsorship money can still be collected).

Harvey was in goal for a total of 70 penalties saving 37 of them, so a great performance by him.
All the players scored penalties and it was a great chance for Trevor to teach the boys some penalty taking techniques. Stephen [pictured] scored the most penalties on the day.
The total sponsorship so far for this event is £274.45 and the top sponsor money from one player award was Ibrahim with £56.50.

Well done and a big thank you to those that helped on the day.
The money raised today is for our team and I know we will put it to good use.

More good news for the U7 team is we now have a sponsor for next season so looking forward to seeing the players in a brand new kit for the start of the u8 season.

Thank you again for your support.

Editor’s note: a special get-together for the awards for all participating players will be arranged when every girl/boy has taken their spot kicks. Awards in each team will include most penalties scored and most sponsorship money raised. The dates for each age group are on the Events & Fixtures page.

Under 9s report from Matt Church

We travelled to Homelands to take on Ashford Athletic . Once again it was a fantastic team effort we took a squad of 12 and all played a vital role. The quality in depth for this age group is so pleasing with all players improving and learning every week. Thank you  to our 2 stand in keepers Travis and Brad with some excellent saves both keeping a clean sheet helped by strong determined defending from Liam, Louis, Phoebe and Henry. Midfielders Tommy, Ellis, Travis, Brad, Lilly and Charlie all worked so hard with forward running and tracking back and are really looking to pass the ball around and the forwards Riley and Reegan are a constant threat finding good space taking the attack to to the other team.  Goals scored by Brad this weekend. Well done everyone superb effort.

Please scroll down to the next page for more photos …