Weekend updates …

Happy birthday Sunday to Lee Gray-Horwood!

  • Will Lines takes positives from Bredhurst 2-0 loss
  • Hurricanes impress while U12 DVS go top of the table
  • Globals win the inter-club derby with the Dreamers
  • Losses for both seniorsides and older youth groups
  • U13s McDonalds another odd-goal defeat
  • Utilitas and Pirtek sides go down
  • Under 7s shine again

Please scroll down for more details added throughout the weekend

Photos will be added below during the night …

Sunday quickly – more later

U18s report from Central Park: Bredhurst Juniors 2-0 Bromley Green
A disappointing loss today but positives in the performance. We were slow at the beginning of the game and conceded early on through poor defending from a cross; but fought hard to gain some control back into the tie which came our best period of the game. A sin bin to one of their players for kicking the ball away helped us keep control and we started to knock on the door a bit more. Aidan tree was then interestingly sin binned as well for a small shove in the back that got the teams level on players again. We were getting into better positions and we were the stronger team all the way throughout to the second half. The boys continued to push hard looking for an equaliser and a fine performance from Kai Jones in goal today consisting of an excellent penalty save as well as saving the rebound followed a string of outstanding saves that were only inspirational as we kept on trying to work the defence and opposing goalkeeper. However chances were few – most notably hitting the bar. As the game wore on and tired legs came into play the defence became open and they scored a well worked over the top goal late into the game which saw them go 2-0 up and game over. Lots of hard work put in and some gutsy performances on a sandy bobbly pitch which the boys had to deal with. Disappointing result but lots of positives that can be taken from the performance.
Thanks Will Lines

Two successive losses leaves Sid Hone with plenty to think about. A 4-2 defeat at The Ridge against Waterside leaves the seniors propping up the rest. Luke Couper and an own goal provided the two for the Green.

Under 13s Pirtek out-muscled at Lyminge 4-0 on a bone hard pitch and in sunny picnic conditions! Well done to the 12 that did their best and we will take some positives into next week’s home match at Sandyacres against Barham Youth (2pm). Player of the match will be handed out at training on Thursday.

In all honesty, not the best of Sabbaths!

Mersham v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s

Green squad: Ethan, Owen, Charlie, Ibrahim, Tyler Thomas, Alfie, Louis, Daniel, George and Nathaniel
In what was the last friendly before the season starts, the Hurricanes put up a strong performance against a very strong Mersham team. On what we knew would be a difficult game the team never stopped battling from beginning to the end. 

Some strong performances all round but the PotM went to Louis for his battling performance in midfield. Settling into his role in midfield as a bundle of energy and the confidence driving forward with the ball. Well played Louis. Looking forward to season start away to Wittersham next week. 

David Bridge

Congratulations Louis our Hurricanes PoM

Bromley Green DVS battle on to remain top of the league

Bromley Green DVS 4 -2 Biddenden 

⚽️15 Phoebe 
⚽️19 Phoebe 
⚽️24 Biddenden 
⚽️37 Phoebe 
⚽️46 Biddenden 
⚽️57 Phoebe 

This week Bromley Green DVS took on Biddenden Juniors as they continue to impress in the Pacific under 12s league. Bromley playing up a year made another strong start. Last weeks Match winner Phoebe strikes early only for the ball to hit the post and go high. 

Biddenden soon found their feet in the game and made a good fight of it with lots of football being played in the middle of the park and both teams exchanging possession frequently 

On 15 minutes the ball comes down the right hand side and Phoebe latches onto it in the box, cuts in and shoots . 1-0 To Bromley green and just in time before a sanitisation break. 

4 minutes later and she is at it again and  makes it 2-0 but both teams still have everything to play for. 

Biddenden kept pushing and kept fighting hard and have both pace and some strength in their team and on 24 minutes they make it 2-1. With some fine work down the right hand side they put a great into the box we struggle  to deal with it and they latch on to get on the score sheet. 

The remainder of the first half was end to end and while Bromley were not playing their best football they were demonstrating that strong work ethic and battling spirit that proved so successful last season. Last ditch tackles from Rhys and and the midfield digging deep and winning second balls made it difficult for them and just before half time with some better passing Bromley green make it 3-1 and extend their lead back to 2 goals. 

The second half was much the same as the first in that both teams competed well and chances came and went. Bromley had hit the wood work a few times and Biddenden were making their own chances but it was tight.  Then Bromley green made the most of their chances with Phoebe scrambling in a ball that a few players had already attempted to score with. Rebounds came and went along with a few saves but eventually we make it 3-1. 

Biddenden continue to make a game of it though and shortly after when creating a couple of half chances they themselves scramble a ball into the back of the net from just a few yards out to make it 3-2. 

The tension is building now with both the players and the parents and whilst it’s close in all quarters the game at times does become a little scrappy. Bromley though have learned from their opening day game where they let a strong lead go and kept calm towards the end. William with some cool headed passes and tackles at the back. Lewis playing not only in defence but also trying his hand on the wing at times as well as playing on with a foot injury. Riley was timing things well and disturbing the play in the middle of the park and Owen did not rest up either making it really difficult for them to make anything in the final third. 

It was still end to end and what was great to see was that Bromley didn’t sit back and try to hang on they tried to play their football. They are on the attack again and they win a free kick on the edge of the box. The clock is on 57 minutes and this could really seal the victory for Bromley. Player of match Phoebe steps up and with a few strides strikes a strong ball into the back of the net. It’s 4-2 with just a few minutes to go and it remains that way until full time. 

It was another great team effort from everyone and whilst we didn’t play the best football we know we can, we played as a team and more importantly held our nerve when leading. With the way the other results went it means that we are currently top of the league. Happy days and bring on next week.

Well done boys and girl.

John Butcher

MILCOL Under 7s keep up good run

At Headcorn, goals from Preston 2, Harry 2, Bertie 2 and Buddy brought another success (sorry, not allowed to publish surnames)

Globals v Dreamers

Ok Bromley green dream team 0- Bromley Green global 6. Goals from George x2, Daniel Vincent x3, own goal. George missed penalty for his hat trick at the end.
Player of the match for Global Daniel Ellis. Both teams played the game in the correct manner. Thanks to Damion for refereeing. Alex Hebbes.

Well done Daniel!

Stating the obvious – the nights are rapidly drawing in. Please keep me notified of any change in training times. Thank you DH.

Friday morning update: thanks to the co-operation of Ernie and Ann-Marie, all our home matches will be played at Sandyacres this season. Full details will be emailed to all managers and admins later.

Probably the last competitive game at Waterside until next season at 10am on Saturday as the Dreamers and Global Under 9s face each other in an ADYFL fixture.. We obviously can’t switch away and we don’t want a fine. As it is an inter-club fixture, both camps know there is no running water or toilets; which would not be acceptable for visiting teams. The bulldozers are about to move in and safety will soon become an issue that we will need safeguarding advice upon. Anyway, should be a cracker and, in the middle officiating, will be Damion Truelove.

Meanwhile the Utilitas U13s are at home to Headcorn with an 11am start at Sandyacres and are expected to field two new signings.

For all the weekend fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Six more of our players have been invited to the Gillingham Academy for trials at Sittingbourne on Monday – so good luck and enjoyment to them

Under 18s squad to visit Central Park Stadium on Sunday (meet BGFC car park 12 midday sharp)

Freddie, Harley, Aidan,  Aidan T, Nelson, Kai, Dom, Dan, Ethan, Ilja, Lash, Ben, Frankie, Ollie, Alan, Conan

Brian “I have too many players!”

Player-manager Brian Petken finds himself in the enviable position of having too many players for Saturday’s tough league fixture with Len Valley! Several players have volunteered for a day off while young stars Alan Lamprycht (injured) and Alfie Glendinning (suspended) are missing. Here is the squad provided by Benn Phillips:

Tom Messenger, Benn Phillips, Lenny Russell, Wayne Humphrys, Reece Pringle, Conor Little, Chris Boxshall, Harvey Luxford, Charlie Wallis, Sid Hone, Owen Taylor, Hasan Tejan, Bradley Tefarelli, Luke Couper, Tom Bomer, James Maguire. Please meet 1:30  Bromley Green car park or 2pm at Sandyacres, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, Kent TN25 4PE.

U13s Pirtek look forward to EKYL opener

It seems an eternity arriving after twice-weekly training and several pre-season outings but we look forward to the trip to Lyminge on Sunday for our league opener. From a squad of 19, we are down to the only 12 available for various injury and personal reasons.

Harvey; Ben, Archie, Gabriel, Josh, Thomas H, Charlie Bryant, Preston (c), Henry, Rieyaan, Oliver, Charlie Barber

(Meet time and kick off plus postcode – on the Events & Fixtures page)

I still don’t have kick off times for a number of youth teams – if you could let me know please – thank you

Bromley Green FC

Free taster … enrol now … phone or email Guido

Under 5 Academy

For September 2020 Year R Pupils 

Coached by FA Level 2 qualified, UEFA B Candidate Guido Bulla and FA Level 3 Lee McRobert (ex Millwall FC) – age related training sessions, fun and safe environment – all sessions are run according to Covid FA guidelines

Under 5 – every Tuesday 4:30pm- 5:30p

Waterside Sports and Children’s Centre, Turner Close, South Willesborough, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PQ

Please contact Guido Bulla to find out more information or to book your child’s place 

Tel : 07854612538 – e-mail : guidobulla@yahoo.co.uk


Wednesday 16 September 2020 with MILCOL

Sponsors of BGFC Under 7s
Starting out … BGFC Academy Under 5s … scroll down for more details

A busy night at Waterside which emphasised yet again how we need to address the issue of parking. Well done to all who trained and thanks to Mickey and Jake for taking the BGV Juniors.

Training tonight is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. Under 16s, we still really need a recognised keeper for the league season – if you know a potential recruit, bring along tonight! We start at 6pm. Cheers DH

U10s with Damion and U13s Utilitas with Timmy – still room for a couple of more players … just turn up tonight @6pm and see if you enjoy it!

Monday 14 September 2020 with McDonalds

During these crazy times, please keep checking the Events & Fixtures page as we are constantly needing to amend and update arrangements

Managers and admins please note that venues and kick off times are changing all the time … PLEASE refer to the Events & Fixtures page to avoid any confusion. I still need some details from one or two youth managers please asap.

Everybody’s talking about it … spread the word! Starts Tuesday!

Bromley Green FC

 Under 5 Academy

For September 2020 Year R Pupils 

Coached by FA Level 2 qualified, UEFA B Candidate Guido Bulla and FA Level 3 Lee McRobert (ex Millwall FC) – age related training sessions, fun and safe environment – all sessions are run according to Covid FA guidelines

 Under 5s – every Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

at Waterside Sports and Children’s Centre, Turner Close, South Willesborough, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PQ

Please contact Guido Bulla to find out more information or to book your child’s place on 07854612538 or e-mail guidobulla@yahoo.co.uk


BGFC U13s McDonalds at the seaside

Ready for kick off

First U13s McDonalds match report from managers
Yesterday U13s McDonald travelled to Hastings for our first league game. Both teams played well and for our first game together as a new team both Damien and couldn’t be prouder. We conceded a goal very early in the game but never gave up and head continued to be held high. We pulled it back to 1-1 with a superb run through their defence from Ben. Just before before half the opposition scored another dubious goal in the 8th min of injury!! 
The second half was battled hard and no further goals scored. 
The final score 2-1 was not a true reflection of the game, but some good points for training taken away, and the entire team left the pitch positive and with a smile on their faces, which grew bigger with the obligatory ice cream on the beach.
Well done all, very proud 
Jamie and Damo 

Time for an ice cream

The weekend with Skoda Caffyns

Update Sunday evening: Fixtures keep changing … please use the Events & Fixtures page for the official fixtures as received by the respective leagues

Thanks to the eleven who turned up for training on Sunday morning for the U13s/U12s and the eight for the U18s. As league fixtures are now being played, this will be the last Sunday for training. A big thank you to all the parents/staff that have helped out during the summer and a reminder that training on Thursday continues at 6pm for those that are interested. Your league fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page.

U13s McDonalds unlucky to go down 2-1 in Hastings. Ben Hatcher netted our goal.

No report yet but word is that we lost 4-0 at Sandyacres this morning in the ADSL.

Several ex-Green players are expected to be in the Ashford Dynamo side that we face at Sandyacres on Sunday morning (10.30am) … go along and support Sid and the boys if you can. Meanwhile the U18s will have a 10am start for training with Gavin while the U13s Pirtek, U13s McDonalds and U12s have their final joint training session at 11am. Reminder that we begin our EKYL campaign next Sunday at Faversham; while the U18s entertain Snowdown & Aylesham. Both games kick off at 2pm.

Good luck to our Archie Mansfield on Wednesday evening when he goes for trials at Gillingham FC Academy … enjoy! (Permission has been given by the parents to name Archie on the website).

Some teams are still needing a couple of players to complete their squads: U10s with Damion, U12s McDonalds with Chris, U13 Utilitas with Timmy, U14s need a striker and U16s a keeper and outfield player. Simon is building the Emeralds girls team while on Tuesday at 5.30pm the BG Junior Valiants are waiting to welcome new faces with their trainers Benn, Hollie and Jake.

DVS sides successful morning

A last-minute decider from Phoebe as the Under 12s won 3-2 away to Wye Juniors. Meanwhile, at Hornash Lane, the U8s were enjoying themselves with seven goals without reply.

Results in our seniors division on Saturday

Tenterden Town A 4-2 Sellindge Sports & Social​

Len Valley 0-1 Biddenden

Woodchurch Reserves 2-10 Bromley Green

Lenham Wanderers Reserves 3-1 South Willesborough Rangers

Double figures for seniors

A comfortable three points at Woodchurch this afternoon in gorgeous weather means we are unbeaten with 4 out of a possible 6 points to date. On target for the Green were Chris Boxshall 3, Matt Burdon, Charlie Wallis (p), Reece Pringle 3, Matt Wedge (p), Conor Little. Some sloppy second half defending and a lack of discipline marred an otherwise promising display. Green: B Phillips; S Hone, M Burdon, B Petken, C Boxshall, M Wedge, C Little, C Wallis, R Pringle, H Tejun, A Glendinning, A Lamprycht, L Couper, H Luxford, J Maguire

Getting ready at Woodchurch
Job well done!

Pilgrims v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s – David Bridge reports

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

Another good performance from the Hurricanes in a contest featuring two evenly matched teams. Both sides having chances with the match swinging from one end to the other. However, both defences and goalkeepers kept the scoreline blank.

Again difficult to choose PoTM but the vote from both sets coaches went to Ethan for his confident display in goal. Organising his defence and pulling off some great saves, congratulations Ethan. Only one more friendly until season starts. 

Ethan: PoM for the U10 Hurricanes today

MILCOL Under 7s shine in friendly

Bromley Green’s Under 7s were in terrific form on Saturday, winning 9-1 away to TSS in a pre-season friendly. On target for the MILCOL lads were Lenny Pereira 4, Bertie Martin 2, Harry Bergin 2 and Preston Godden. Keep it going boys!

Under 12s McDonalds report from Chris Barker

The U12s McDonalds travelled to Hopes Grove for their second game of the season against a strong High Halden team. We started off well and both teams had a few chances to take the lead but some strong saves from James kept us in the game.

High Halden eventually broke the deadlock after about 20 minutes with 2 quick goals from set pieces and some questionable marking.

Second half was a much better display showing how we can pass and play football as we have done in training.

David scored for the second week running with a low driven free kick.

High Halden eventually ran out 5-1 winners as we pushed to bring the game back into contention and tired legs came into play with no subs available.

Player of the match went to Archie as picked by the opposition manager for some excellent defending.

A few more things to work on in training but the outlook is good for a successful league campaign. On to next week. Chris.

Under 9s Global

U9s Global

Last-ditch defeat for Skoda Caffyns Under 14s

Football can be so cruel! An end-to-end affair at Pilgrims was settled right at the death after the squad had battled away and arguably deserved a point from what was heading towards a goalless stalemate. Stating the obvious perhaps but a natural striker is desperately needed to finish off some promising moves. Defensively sound through Jacob, Orlando, Cayden and Herk, the foundations are there but injuries to Cam, Jamie and Xander plus one player not turning up does not help matters. Well battled and let’s build on the positives. Full marks to referee George Ward.

Don’t forget the seniors are only down the road at Woodchurch – so come and support if you can (2.45pm)

Last-minute match arranged: Tony and the U9 Dreamers away to Tenterden Tigers (11.15am)

Friday 11 September 2020 with TMS Protection

Sponsors of BGFC Under 16s

Birthday greetings Friday to Reece Pringle!

Plenty of football on Saturday – let’s please adhere to the FA procedures concerning social distancing and using sanitizer

Under 14s squad for tomorrow’s match at neighbours Pilgrims

[Meet 9am in our car park]

Jamie; Cameron, Cayden, Orlando, Herk, Kieran, Jacob, Alex, Xander, Haydn, Ryan, Hozan, Simos, Chelsea

Saturday squad for tomorrow’s away match at Woodchurch

[Meet 1.15pm in our car park]

Tom Messenger; Benn Phillips, Matt Wedge, Reece Pringle, Chris Boxshall, Charlie Wallis, Conor Little, Harvey Luxford, Alan Lamprycht, Brian Petkin, Connor Gower, Luke Couper, Hassan Tejan, Sid Hone, Owen Taylor, Alfie Glendinning

Neither Mersham or ourselves have a pitch available on Saturday which means the Under 16s game has had to be postponed until a later date

Under 18s training starts early at 10am this Sunday with Gavin Janes

Winter training: we are still trying to find venues after being let down by Pitchside. Let Shane know please if you have any ideas as our usual slots at schools are not being hired out until at least the new year!

Pitches to play on during the season: again a nightmare but Karen, Steph and Alex Potts have come up with ideas that are being followed up. If anyone has suggestions, please contact me and I will ask. Thank you DH

Utilitas group hit by illness and injury

Disappointment for Timmy and the U13s Utilitas squad as tomorrow’s away game is off due to no less than six players out either injured or ill.

Thursday 10 September 2020

Birthday greetings today to Carl Maher!

Well done to all those who trained last night

U16s thanks to those who attended and, as promised, we will go for a McDonalds next week. Saturday’s game is off as neither Mersham or ourselves have a pitch. New players welcome to train next week – still need a keeper.

Training tonight: please refer to the Events & Fixtures page


One of our lads lost his mobile phone last night at training. Please contact Maria on 07305412043 if you have any information. Thank you.

U13s v U14s 

A good game with plenty of goals. Some very good football and played in a friendly but competitive manner.

Well done to both teams and guest players this evening and good luck this coming season. Benn.

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Birthday wishes today to young starlet Bubba Barnes!

Training tonight is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Good news: Charlotte is on the mend … still think the scare was Malibu-flu!

Welcome back: Yet another ex-Green boy returns as Jack Petts signs for the club for both Saturdays and Sundays

Never kicked a ball but football mad? Develop your skills and confidence with our qualified staff. Starts next week – bring your friends – it’s free until we know your children are enjoying themselves!

Development group for 6 and 7 year olds is starting from next Wednesday (16th) 5-6pm with Peter Orji (07488591390)

Midweek training sessions take place on Wednesday evenings at our Waterside venue. These hour-long drop-ins are highly recommended for players to attend as practice pays off and elevates performance, enabling new starters to become better and more confident football players. Players that make tangible progress will be considered for elevation to our successful league sides.

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Excellent turn-out at training this evening and thanks to all the managers and coaches. Special mention for Hollie, Jake and Benn who are getting the BG Junior Valiants going again. More friends coming next week plus we hope Rylan is soon fit.

Excellent display by Bromley Green U9s Global

Friendly so we can give details. Rhinos Whites 1-3 Bromley Green. PoM Daniel Vincent [left] with the goals coming from Edwin, Tyler Q and George. Happy managers! Well done all!

U13s Pirtek report from Richard Hawkins (away Hawkinge)

Bromley Green Under 13 Pirtek battled hard against a physically-strong Hawkinge team on Monday evening.  The home team dominated our midfield for large parts of the first half, but stout defending and some fine saves from Harvey kept the scoring chances to a minimum. The opponents usually play in Div 1 and our Div 4 team gave them a game.  A little bit of naivety and nervousness on the ball ultimately led to goals being conceded to a rapid striker.

The second half started off with some changes to formation and it was great to have a squad to be able to regularly substitute players from.  The Green matched our opponents better in this half and for long periods were playing some really good passing football.  Two really good chances came our way through fine passes from our midfield, but were narrowly missed.  Taking these chances will be important as we go into the league. 

Lots of lessons learnt- the need to use the whole pitch- passing out wide from our midfield rather than back into the mire- being the biggest one.

Thank you to all who played and came along to support.

The team and coaches voted Archie as player of the match for a great display of tackling playing at the back- well done Archie.