Sunday 11 April 2021

Good luck to the Sunday Seniors this morning as they take on Troggs at Cornes Meadow, Smarden in the Sheber Cup. Kick off is at 10.30am.

In the afternoon, we welcome Snowdown & Aylesham to Waterside for an EKYL U18s fixture. Kick off is at 2pm.

Not allowed to give the score but well done to Bertie (3), Harry S, Lenny (2), Buddy, Harry B who were on target for the U7s yesterday. Player of the Match went to Harry S.

U14’s away to Park Farm Rangers

The U14’s were drawn away to Park Farm Rangers in the Cup.  On a dank windy day the Greens started with the wind and held their own in the first half limiting the opposition to 2 clear chances and a few half chances, whilst creating several half chances themselves.

One of the chances for the opposition was a ball width and a half from going over the line, but expertly pounced on by Jamie in the goal.

The second half start brightly for the opposition and five minutes in saw them score with a scramble effort.

It took the home team another ten minutes or so but then two quick goals from defensive mistakes saw the home team grab the game, but the Greens showed great courage and effort to try and get a goal back with several chance that on another day may have gone in.  The opposition player of the match, Chelsea, scare a few of their players with her determination and effort with the home team often coming off second best.  Jamie also pulled off some great saves during the second half that stopped it from becoming a heavier defeat.

The final five minutes saw the home team grab a 4th goal with a superb effort from the edge of the box that hit the underside of the bar before going in.

The team played really well and only having a bare 11 players, and the opposition having a full squad of 16 players they all came off having given their all for each other.  I could not have asked or want any more form them all.  Considering the meeting against this side at the start of the season resulted in an 8-0 defeat, shows how they are improving and coming together as a team!

Ryan receiving player of the day award

Steve

Summary from Sid re this mornings terrific cup success for the Skoda Caffyns U15s

Slow start mate but took the lead – very rusty but battled out a good win with goals from Archie 2 Jacob 1 and a great save at 2-2 by George in goal to keep us in the hunt đź‘ŤScroll down from more.

A goal by Taylor Kemp proved just consolation for the U13 McDonalds as they went down 4-1 with just about everything going against them. Report from Damo to follow tomorrow.

Saturday Senior results

Todays Results Prem Div. Folkestone Town 5-0 Kennington Athletic Lenham Wanderers 1-3 Woodchurch The Fountain 7-1 Smarden

DIV 1 Biddenden 2-5 Sellindge S & S Club Len Valley 4-0 Lenham Wanderers Res Tenterden Town 3rds 3-1 Bromley Green Woodchurch Res 3-1 South Willesborough Rangers

Saturday as it arrives …

Cup success for Under 15s Skoda Caffyns

Warming up ready for a 3-2 cup win against High Halden Hornets
Minutes silence at Sandyacres with BG and Kennington U11s
U10s McDonalds in their new kit … more photos from Aaron to follow
  • Biddenden v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s – David Bridge reports

    Squad : Tyler, Thomas, Ethan, Owen, Charlie, Ibrahim, Alfie, Sean, Ibrahim, George, and Nathaniel

    After a few friendly games it was really good to get the team back to the league matches. The game started with Bromley Green on the back foot for the first 10 mins and went behind to a deflected shot. However after the first 10 minutes the  team started to get their confidence back and started to play the ball around to pre-lockdown levels. The game was soon level with a accurately drilled shot from Owen into the bottom corner from Sean’s delightful cross to the back post.  Both teams continued to push forward but possession and shots certainly going in our favour. 
    Second half started similar manner with the team spending a lot of time in Biddendens half whilst the defence kept things solid at the back.   A great corner from Biddenden was touched home at far post to fall behind against run of play. This team never give up though and Sean fired the team level (via a slight deflection – but definitely  Sean’s goal).  A few more chances both ends in a great game by both teams.
    POTM was difficult with some great performances all over the pitch today but for his impact on the game, it went to Ibrahim. Outstanding on the wing and his skills on the ball could even put the great Bobby Moore legs in knots. Well played Ibrahim and the rest of team. Good first league game back. 

Above top the squad at Biddenden and below Ibrahim again taking the accolades – well done all!

Match report from Sandyacress by Chris Barker
U12s McDonalds welcomed High Halden Hornets in the cup this morning. We had a full squad with two debutants (George and Isaac) and one returning in Lenny.
We started off a bit slow and found ourselves 2-0 down at the HT break.
We came out second half and matched our opponents but let in another two goals to make it 4-0. A superb free kick and a good finish from birthday boy David Truelove made it 4-2 and we were unlucky not to get more with a few missed chances.
Full time BG McDonalds U12s 2 High Halden Hornets 4
PoM went to Henry Barnes for some brilliant link up play in midfield.
A few things to work on in training Tuesday but the signs look good.
Chris

Dream Team Match report from Tony Nelson at Sandyacres
So we played against Park Farm Colts and was some lovely team work and play continuing where we left off great effort and a win for there determination.

But a great game to see all kids play their part.

Goal scorers Kai and Ryan

Leo and Daniel both hit four – U9s Global report from Alex Hebbes

Today’s performance was an absolute privilege to have been a part of. Global moved the ball quickly playing some nice intricate passes to create numerous crossing opportunities on the opening 5 mins before they took the lead with a shot off the inside of the post by Daniel V, we followed up again 3 mins later with another great strike from Dan V, the next goal came from George C who smashed a shot into the top corner. After a number of subs the next goal came 22mins into the first half with George netting again, a quick fire double in 25th and 26th minute gave Leo his first 2 goals of the game, not to be finished he completed his hat trick 5 mins later. Staplehurst pulled a goal back with a hard drive into bottom corner that goalie Tyler couldn’t do anything about. 2nd half Green shuffled the pack again with Tyler Q getting a well deserved goal after creating numerous chances in the first half to extend Green’s lead, green scored again with George netting into the far corner for his hard trick,  Dan V getting his 3rd with a lovely finish into the far corner, Leo netted again for his 4th, 2 mins later Ethan popped up with his first ever goal with a blast off the knee, Ronnie almost scored with the keeper saving well onto the post. Numerous opportunities for Green to score were missed but Daniel V netted his 4th and finally the scoring ended with Daniel E popping up with a strike that deflected off the defender and into the net.
The whole team win the player of match award as too hard to pick just 1

Welcome to the weekend!

Birthday greetings Saturday to George Preston, David Truelove and Amin Mawloud!

Almost a full programme this weekend (2021 Events & Fixtures page has all updated details)

The first fixtures in earnest following lockdown for our Seniors this weekend with a trip down the A28 to meet old friends Tenterden and an away Sheber Cup tie against Troggs.

Friday night updates

  • Can all BGFC teams please observe either a minutes silence or hand clapping prior to kick offs this weekend in respect of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • Utilitas U13 game at Wye on Saturday is OFF
  • U18s 2pm kick off moved to Waterside on Sunday against Snowdown & Aylesham
  • Sid pruning his Sunday squad – if you are not paying, you are not playing
  • U13s Pirtek away Wye next Thursday now (15th)

Good luck to all our teams in action this weekend

Getting back into action …

Happy birthday Friday to Kieran Black and Charlie Wright!

Urgent notice for U18s -Sunday v Snowdown & Aylesham is now at Waterside (ko 2pm)

Alex Potts summary of U10 Hurricanes trip to Dymchurch

Not too sure where to start with that game away to Grasshoppers. Most possession, most shots and still come away losing 3-2! But at the end of the day, first game at 9-a-side and some of the passing from us was brilliant. On target for the green were Daniel and Tyler. Big thank you to Tony for refereeing. Congratulations to Nathaniel Bulman (pictured) for winning Player of the Match.

Meanwhile at Waterside, an inter-club friendly witnessed Grant and the U14s Skoda Caffyns edge a splendid match with the Utilitas squad 4-2.

Brilliant turn-out again tonight at training – well done to all managers, coaches and helpers.

The U7/8 Development Group continues to impress – the nine in attendance on Thursday all tried hard and how refreshing to have players without attitude lol.

Big thank you as always to Richard, Spud, Damo and parents whose support on Thursdays is invaluable.

Car parking is a nightmare! All we can do is ask everyone to park sensibly and not leave large gaps between vehicles.

Wednesday 7 April 2021

11.53am Update from Ian Mace – senior training from now on is 7-8pm

Happy birthday to old-timer Lee Milton and former player Tyler Sorrell!

For tonights activities at Waterside, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page

  • Seniors win at Wingham – scroll down for details
  • Executive Committee please note meetings this week have been postponed as it is s o o o cold! We will resume next week and details will be on the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
  • Why do parents waste my time enquiring whether their child can attend training, asking when it is, where it is etc – and then not turn up? Not even the manners to send a text!

Congratulations Sonia!

Sonia is the latest of our staff to achieve the L2 award – well done!

Tuesday updates: 2-2 draw at Wingham tonight

Wingham 2-2 Bromley Green

Goals from Alfie Glendinning and Matthew Wedge earnt a creditable draw on Tuesday night in an entertaining friendly. We went 1-0 down, 2-1 down but perhaps, in the end, a draw was a fair result. Onto more serious action now with the trip down the A28 to face Tenterden A on Saturday.

REPORT FROM TIMMY RUSSELL

The seniors traveled to an evening kick off at high flying Wingham from the Canterbury Premier League. We went behind in the first half, but pulled it back to 1-1 through Alfie. 2nd half and we went behind again, but minutes later it was 2-2 through Matt Wedge. We consistently put the hosts under pressure with 20 minutes left we had corner after corner but could just not get that deserved winner. Good performance all round, roll on the weekend Sat league and Sundays is a cup match.
Regards Timmy

Birthday greetings on Tuesday to David Stafford and former quality first team defender Paul Allan!

U5s Academy TONIGHT AT 4PM – come along (bring your parents!)

Inter-club friendly blows away the rustiness – literally!

Damo Hatcher reports from a chilly Waterside

Well done to all that played in today’s friendly back at the Waterside. It was a very entertaining game between U13 McDonald’s and U13 Utilitas. We were lucky enough to witness some very nice football resulting in a 8 goal blinder. With 7 goals coming from the McDonald’s side. And 1 for Utilitas. Goals aside, it was nice to see the players out playing football again.

Scorers were Preston for the Utilitas side and Taylor (3), William (2), Charlie W and Ben for the McDonalds. Thanks to Neil Holmes for officiating and to those who braved the cold to support.

Editor’s footnote – well done to all for a sporting match. Great to see Austyn back in a Bromley Green shirt, albeit on the pitch where he had a solid game. Welcome to Qrez and Oscar who had their first outings. So everyone is clear, training for all groups is as per normal during the week. The Utilitas squad have another inter-club friendly with Grant’s U14 Skoda Caffyns on Thursday (5.30pm). Those not involved in that match please note training for U13s EKYL goes ahead as normal on Thursday at 6pm. To reiterate, Chris, Timmy, Grant, Damo, Jamie and DH are all training on the usual days at the normal times. If in doubt, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

Austyn – welcome back!

U11 Emeralds Girls

Amendment to training slots … please go to the Menu and refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page. Any questions, please email emeraldsbgfc@yahoo.com

Easter Sunday/Monday April 2021

Happy birthday on Easter Monday to young ladies Rachel Sheridan and Maria Black and Ryan Carter!

On Easter Monday at Waterside we have an inter-club practice match featuring the U13 McDonalds and U13 Utilitas plus training as usual for the Emeralds Girls with Simon. For details of this weeks training and friendlies, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

Maria joins our band of Playmakers – congratulations!

Happy Birthday on Easter Sunday to Nicole Baker and Rocco Mannering!

Smashing weather for the two groups at training this morning – well done to all! And thank you to Richard, Spud and parents for their support. Please remember from now on that both the U7/8s and U13s Pirtek switch to training on Thursdays @5pm and 6pm respectively.

Happy with their Easter Eggs … the U7/8 Development Group on Easter Sunday
U13s EKYL on Easter Sunday at a sunny Waterside

Training this morning for U7/8 Development Group (10am) and U13s Pirtek (11am) … new faces welcome … just bring boots and shin pads

[Saturday matches updates] Saturday 3 April 2021

Grant Turner reports from Great Chart Playing Fields

Bromley Green U14s Skoda Caffyns played a friendly against Pilgrims today. It was a very good and close match with both teams working hard. Final score was BG 1 – 3 Pilgrims who scored 2 late goals as BG tired in last 10 minute’s. Goal scorer Ryan. Player of the match Chelsea.

Well, at least one Chelsea excelled today … Sorry Michelle!

U10s manager Alex Potts reports from a chily Waterside this morning

We dusted off the cobwebs today and got back to football, our first game in six months.
We are proud of how you played today – onwards and upwards to our next game.
Sean Wood player of the match.

Congratulations Sean … Happy Easter!
U10s Hurricanes (Ibrahim and Tyler missing, presumably eating their chocolate eggs!]

Seniors win 3-1 at Sandyacres with two first half goals from Luke Burdon and a third from Hasan Tejan midway through the second period. Report from Timmy – well done lads, a great turn out and good to see the young lads up for it. Deserved victory over Tenterden who are from a higher league. Great all round performance and well done to Lenny Russell, the referees man of the match. Well done and see you Tuesday at Wingham.

U9s Global slow start leads to a 5-0 loss at New Romney. Keeper Tyler Godden kept the score respectable as the rustiness showed.

U12s DVS romped home at Waterside, with some cracking penalties amongst their goals.

Sad news has arrived of the passing yesterday of local man Paul Bibbings. Far too young to be taken. Our condolences have been sent to Doreen, Paula and the family. RIP Paul Bibbings.

Happy birthday Saturday to former players Richard Revell and sponsor Mark Mason!

Our Saturday seniors entertain Tenterden A in a friendly at Sandyacres today (2pm kick off). Timmy has no game now as U13 Utilitas opponents couldn’t raise a side. But there are outings for the Under 9 Global, U10 Hurricanes, U12 DVS and U14 Skoda Caffyns squads. Kick off times are on the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.

No games on Sunday but there is training at Waterside for the U7/8 Development Group (10am) and the U13 Pirtek squad (11am). New faces always welcome – just turn up with boots and shin pads or text Dave Homewood on 07761101988 for further details. Karen will be selling soft drinks and I will give an Easter Egg afterwards to those who take part.

Sometimes it can be informative to look back and see the standards we need to reclaim. A drop into 15 years ago shows us on our way up the ladder again – starting with the WKCC which we won on Good Friday 2006

Season 2005-06

Winners Weald of Kent Charity Shield
Winners Kent County League Eastern Floodlit Cup
Winners Kent County League Eastern Reserves Division
Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division (League champions)
Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division Cup
Winners Ashford Sunday League Bodkin Cup
Runners-up Ashford Charity Trophy (Sunday section)