Training Tuesday … don’t forget both schools have exams in their halls
Frankie stars for the in-form Under 9s
Table-topping BG Girls turn it on the Cup with 6-0 success against Chats
The U14 Girls were at home in the second round of the Winston League Cup, to Chatham Town form Division 1.
The girls started off slowly, having not played for some weeks, but got into their stride dominating the half creating numerous chances and grabbing a 5-0 lead at half time.
The second half was not as exciting as the team was shuffled around and they got another goal in the second half to win 6-0 and progress to the quarter finals of the cup. Goal scorers were a hat trick from captain Jess Murphy with the others split between Ella Roper, Chloe Lloyd and Grace Gay.
Scroll down for photo of our Player of the Match: Joanne Bamgbose
Still waiting for reports from some teams this weekend but here are a few more details
On target in Southborough as the Green sailed past Armada were Pat Kingwell, Kieran Shrimpton, Matt Burden and Luke Burden.
The Green double was completed by the Sunday Reserves with Brad Osborne (2), Jordan Osborne and Sam Ades with (in his words) a 40-yarder on the mark against Pilgrims. Pilgrims replied via an own goal and Steve Warren.
U12s EKYL out of sorts at Herne Bay
No excuses for our hiding but in fairness to the boys we were not expecting a 3G surface; even less there being no changing rooms, technical areas, respect barriers. Add to the confusion of confusing blue lines, and one gets an idea of our day out at the seaside! But we will learn from the defeat and credit to the lads for never giving up. A defensive error put us behind but a lovely lob from Kris Kostov brought us level. An unsighted Charlie couldn’t be blamed for the Bay second strike on the stroke of half time. As for the second period, let’s just say we were off colour! A positive was the promise shown by Rieyaan who will be a super player … just have some belief and get stuck in! With some of the boys it is still about just that, belief, and adding a physical edge to their game. We go again next week in the hope of picking up our early-season form when visiting Thanet United Colts.
Sunday firsts into Kent Sunday Premier Cup last 16 with 4-1 away win
Sunday reserves 4-2 victors to halt Pilgrims’ progress
BG Girls win again
U18s called off by referee … too wet!
U12s EKYL defeat at Herne Bay
All the details to follow when I have time … random images to start
Another thumping home win for Green Girls … well done!
Match report Grasshoppers v BG Utilitas We travelled to New Romney to face good side we created lots of chances in the 1st half but couldn’t get ahead we had the opponents in their own half for 90 % of the half half time 0 , 0 2nd half we started strong again and eventually we scored phoebe finishing we corner after corner and dominating the game goals come from charlie r charlie b and another from phoebe great team performance 4 , 0 win great performances again from top scorer phoebe, charlie b scoring again charlie assisting 3 goals and getting a goal and hitting the woodwork we dominated the whole match from the start well done all proud of you all thanks. Timmy
Good luck to the Sunday firsts who continue their Kent Sunday Premier Cup exploits away to Armada. Players are reminded the minibus will be at the club at 8.50am.
Meanwhile, three more great matches are in prospect at Waterside with the Sunday reserves welcoming Pilgrims and the U18s and U14 Girls also in home action.
Off on their travels again are the U12s Pirtek who go to Herne Bay for their EKYL fixture (leaving the club 10.30am). Squad to travel Charlie, Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, William, Kris, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, Henry, Preston, Harley
Urgent: BGV Adults training is OFF this Sunday
Urgent: BGV Juniors training is OFF this Sunday morning … tournament next week and Nick will be in touch
Seniors win 5-2 (Kai Friday, Ryan Carter 2, Jordan Osborne and Charlie Wallis)
McDonalds … our super sponsors!
Happy birthday Saturday to long-serving Ashford & District Sunday League officer Bob Leaning and our slightly younger Bubba!
Good luck to all the teams this weekend … please behave and park sensibly!
Briefly as it happens Saturday morning …
Fantastic McDonalds outing for Under 11s … photos to follow
U8s Dream Team hit seven to celebrate Bubba’s birthday
U8s Global six-goal celebration
U9s keep blank sheet with Little George scoring a hat trick
U9 Hurricanes pay the price for missed chances
U10s superb performance
U10s DVS in happy mood
U12s Utilitas away success
U13s good spirit but go down 5-1 – details to follow
U14s hammer nineteen to stay top
On target for the U14s were Joe Clark (4), Brentley Hone (2), Muna (2), Kodi with his first-ever goal, Alfie Gramson (4), Jack Matthews (2) and Alex White. Player of the Match was Lewis Glendinning with Kodi taking last week’s award.
Under 9s in terrific match against old friends New Romney
Thank you to Keran and all the staff at McDonalds … more photos to follow from Rachel
U9s Hurricanes in pleasing form
Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s v Kennington Junior Colts
Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler, Ibrahim, Ethan, Charlie, Owen, Daniel and George
A well-observed minutes silence commenced a really entertaining game between these two competitive teams. The team continued were they had left off from the past few weeks passing the ball around well with Charlie hitting the bar within the first minute. The first half continued in the same vain with the team pressing for the opening goal but Kennington defended well.
The second half was great game of football with both teams having chances. It was probably our best game of the season with outstanding performances all over the park but parents PoTM went to Louis for his solid defending today. Congratulations to Louis and the rest of the team.
BG U8s Global manager’s summary
Sent from BG Global looking to improve on performance we’re home to Wye in the fog. BG started brightly with Tyler scoring early, captain Daniel V was next to get on the score sheet after a nice passing move, his 2nd came soon after with a brilliant free kick. Tyler scored again with a nice chip again after a high press and passing move, which has been missing in recent weeks with Green looking dominant and confident. Tyler in goal was tested with a few shots and some good closing down of the Wye forwards. Green scored again through Daniel V. With Wye pulling a goal back just on strike of half time – a well taken finish off a corner clearance beating Tyler at the near post. Green continued to dominate the 2nd half and were unlucky not to score again with the Wye keeper saving well with a tip over from a distance strike. Daniel V finally settled Green’s nerves dancing past the Wye players and a good 1-2 with man of the match Edwin to smash past the Wye keeper. Overall a brilliant display and the players should be proud of how they played especially in the first half where we played some great football. Alex Hebbes
U12s Utilitas scorers in today’s win: Charlie R (2), Charlie B and Phoebe (2)
U12s McDonalds please note Saturday’s game is off due to District and rugby commitments
Update: message from Dennis to U11s – please meet 8am as planned Saturday morning as we hope to have a home game with The Diggers. However, if that doesn’t go ahead, we will have a friendly amongst ourselves. Don’t forget we are visiting McDonalds afterwards at 11am.
For updates on fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page
The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Friday 10-12 or Saturday morning from 8am
621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker
Thursday please note Dean will be joining the Pitchside groups with the U10s DVS … let’s try and make it work for a couple of weeks please. Sorry for all the disruption – it has been caused by school halls being needed for exams.
The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Thursday 12-4pm, Friday 10-12pm or Saturday morning from 8am
621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (now collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker
The following have orders to collect please: Brian Petken, Lee Milton, Gary Gibbs (plus his ball bag). Monza shirt (BGV) plus Alex Hebbes goalkeeper top for U8s Globalis now printed; plus 321 polo shirt for Logan Sacre
For training Wednesday on the MUGA, if keys are needed, DH will be in the Children’s Centre next door at the Site Management Committee Meeting. Hope to be finished around 5.30pm.
Site Management Meeting 4pm: D Homewood, J Spiers, S Cowley
Joe, Jack, Paul and the U7s will be using the MUGA for the next two Thursdays 6-7pm as the school hall has exams
Under 10s will be training in the MUGA Thursday 5-6pm
Under 10 DVS will be training at Pitchside this Thursday 6-7pm
U12s Pirtek EKYL note change to kick off time on Sunday – please meet in the clubhouse by 10.30am
Alex Hebbes: we are outside at Repton 6-7pm due to exams in the hall
Remembrance weekend: call all teams have a minutes silence or applause please … thank you
Looking forward to the Sunday firsts trip to Southborough on Sunday when they face Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup. Armada began the season unbeaten in their opening eleven games, including a 4-1 beating of Red Heathens in the last round. Details of the mini-bus will be on the Events & Fixtures page shortly.
Thanks to all those who attended the Meet & Greet last night for the Under 10s. Lots of positives and we hope to soon welcome Lucy onto the Committee. Thanks to Lisa for supporting me as the only other Committee member present.
Clubhouse open Tuesday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm for the Under 10s Meet and Greet (which starts promptly at 6pm). Can all players, parents and management attend please (as this was your nominated training night, hopefully there should not be a problem). Thank you.
Cover for training on Wednesday
Update: Steve Sutton is now covering … thanks Steve
Sid is working Wednesday: can one of our great volunteers cover his training session at the North School outside 6-7pm please?
Advance Notice of the Staff Christmas Meal
Staff Christmas meal Monday 16 December 2019 at the Italian, Bank Street 8pm … gather in Wetherspoons earlier.
All officers, committee, managers, coaches, admins, sponsors, bar staff and club volunteers are welcome (please confirm with the organiser Shane Cowley whether or not you are able to attend)
All games went ahead at Waterside at the weekend, culminating in what can only be described as Sensational Sunday with top billing going to our U18s who pulled off a 6-1 victory away to Ramsgate Youth
The headlines this Monday morning:
U18s silence the critics – 6-1 win on the Isle of Thanet
Sunday firsts come back from 4-1 down to win 6-4
Sunday reserves also hit back from 4-1 behind to draw 5-5
U12s EKYL hold title favourites to a 2-2 draw
Dave Spencer delighted with his BG Valiants at their tournament
All the reports and photos to follow … I just need to catch my breath!
U18s register morale-boosting 6-1 victory in Ramsgate
Another trek for the U18s but it was all worth it as doubles from Lashman and Player of the Match, Conan (left), set up a terrific 6-1 victory at Ramsgate. The tally was completed by Ilja and Oliver and the boys look forward to a home game at last next Sunday. Thanks to the parents who helped with transport – much appreciated.
Green still top after 10-goal thriller with Heathens
Luke Burdon (3), Kieran Shrimpton (2) and an own goal finally secured the points for the Green from a 6-4 victory after our guests Red Heathens had stormed into a 4-1 lead. Heathens were superbly drilled and netted some splendid goals during a first period in which the home team appeared half asleep. However, the second half was mainly pressure from the Green and eventually the Heathens succumbed. A great advert for local football and the perfect result for the boys in their new GMC-sponsored strip. A mention for referee Dave Shrewsbury – how refreshing to see an official applying good old fashioned common sense. Next Sunday we have a break from league action when visiting Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup.
Meanwhile, away to Smeeth & Brabourne, the Sunday Reserves bounced back from a 4-1 deficit to draw 5-5 with regular marksmen Charlie Wallis and Sam Ades both notching doubles. Full report to follow …
U12s Pirtek 2-2 draw with title aspirants
A 2-2 draw with Gillingham Girls at Waterside keeps the race for honours alive in the East Kent Youth League. Twice coming from behind, the Green almost snatched maximum points at the death when Kris Kostov smashed against the bar. Well played everyone and the combination play between today’s scorers Kris and Harley White augurs well for the coming months. Both teams were a credit to the League with some superb inter-passing. Training Thursday at Kingswood and another crucial league game away to Herne Bay on Sunday. The fact we are sitting in the top rungs of the league is testament to the hard work all the players are putting in. As always, a huge thank you to the parents for putting up and taking down the goals … and apologies to those players who didn’t have a full game.
Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 0-4 Faversham Town
Whitfield Colts 9-0 Monkton
Woodnesborough 7-1 Faversham Strike Force Lightning
David Spencer reports on a successful tournament morning for BGV Adults
BGV B side storm to the top of the league table in some style!
Following a good result at the last tournament placing us in 2nd place, we started our day in high spirits and our squad more confident.
Game 1 v Charlton
This game was against top of the table team Charlton, the one team we had been chasing closely. We had a good length of possession from the off and early on in the match Cameron (hedgehog) managed to put one away to settle our nerves. Following this goal we had Charlton boxed in a we were rewarded with another great goal the second Cameron. Every player executed their roles perfectly. Final score
BG 2 v Charlton 0
Game 2 v Canterbury
This game was fairly even up until about halfway when a David made a great pass across the pitch to Tom (our new member of the squad) who drilled it into the corner of the net. Canterbury battled well but some great interception and skill on the ball from Cameron led to another great ball setting Tom up for his second goal!
Match ended BG 2- Canterbury 0
Game 3 v Maidstone
A change of squad was needed to mix our game which saw David go in goal and Ashley out on the pitch with fresh legs.
This was one of our best performances of the day where our determination to win was evident throughout the entire match. Tom managed to score from what seemed an impossible angle blew us all away. Tom was also instrumental in assisting a brilliant ball which Cameron powered into the net. Our defence was strong and Ashley picked up the ball in our open half and ran with super pace and ball control up the field to assist another good goal from Cameron. The one and only time all day that we made an error we were punished by a cruel goal due to a slight fumble by our keeper that fell kindly to Maidstone’s striker which he put away. Match concluded BG 3 Maidstone 1
Game 4 v Anchorians
Following a run of wins our confidence was at an all time high. This match we played faultlessly, so much so that our opposition became increasingly frustrated and lost their concentration. Josh took a chance shot from some distance which caught the keeper asleep and the ball slammed into the back of the net. We boxed Anchorians in their own half and another storming run forward from Josh saw him slot another goal away.
Match ended BG 2 Anchorians 0
Match 5 v South East Gulls
This team all day demonstrated some great football and we felt they would pose a threat to a potential clean sweep to claim a full 15 points from 5 successive wins. The game was fairly even and then things turned around with us have a few shots hitting the woodwork. It seemed that no matter how many shots we had we could not seem to find the back of the net.
Finally, after several attempts, Cameron managed to slot one away! This team then opted for route 1 attack on our goal that nearly caught us out. A long ball from the keeper that Aaron tried to head away saw it bounce backward off Aaron’s head that their striker managed to get on the end of, but Ashley stormed back home to put in a crucial block. Once we understood their game plan we pinned them in and Cameron managed to slot another goal away. Match ended BG 2 SE Gulls 0.
This was a day where self believe was rewarded by us being victorious in every match. Today’s superb effort has now seen us sore to the top of the league table with a healthy 5 point margin and a 16 goal difference. Well done lads I could not be any happier with your fantastic performance today.
Player of the tournament was hard for me to call as the entire squad worked so hard but ultimately I have awarded this to Tom whom despite it being his debut, he has slotted straight in with the squad and made an impressive impact in every game.
Well done again to all the team and let’s build on what we have achieved today.
BGV A report from Aaron Maul
First match was against Charlton Deaf B and we never looked in trouble. Pressed really well, kept them in their half and scored three, two from Cam and one from Grant. 3-0
Game two was against Faversham, we dominated rated again from the start. Lots of energy and pressing high, Kieron got two (one a screamer) and grant tapped in smartly from close. 3-0
Game three came against Swanscombe and the same story again pressing high and Keiron got his first hat trick for the adults solid defensive display and a fine reaction save with his toe from Harrison kept a clean sheet. 3-0
Game four was against Milton, they seemed to give us a bit of a game but we were still dominant. One goal from Kieron and another from Cam saw the game out 2-0.
BGV C tournament report from Debby Claber
Another mixed bag for the C squad at this month’s tournament. On the plus side, we had not only a full squad on the pitch but also enough players for a sub!
3 losses and 2 draws for us today. To be fair, the results on paper again don’t reflect the quality of play that we produced during the morning – particularly Adam and Owen working well together on the pitch for the last 4 games. Shots at goal remained elusive for much of the morning – Adam had several, each seeming more promising that the last but unluckily none producing the desired goal. Owen also provided what looked like promising opportunities but was sadly thwarted. Our defensive players kept us in games and overall again I’m happy to say that everyone remained positive despite the frustrations. Player of the tournament this month goes to Gemma for remaining consistent, showing strong teamwork and determination not to be beaten when tackled or needing to tackle!
The Life of Brian!
Clubhouse open today from 8am
Ground inspection 8am: both matches are on at Waterside today. Good luck to the Sunday firsts against Red Heathens (10.30am) and the U12s in the EKYL against double-chasers Gillingham Girls (2pm).
BGV Adults meet in the clubhouse by 8.15am for the tournament
6pm inspection: Sunday firsts and U12s EKYL are still ON. Brian Petken will make a further inspection at 8am in case we have rain overnight. BGV Juniors your training is with Damion again (10am) as Nick is still not well enough to take your sessions yet.
BGV Adults: Sonia will open up for your coffees, bacon rolls and to get prepared for the tournament etc at 8.15am.
There will be another inspection of the ground today at 4pm and a decision will be made concerning Sunday’s HOME games
All home games went ahead at Waterside this morning … quite incredible considering the weather and conditions … credit to our fantastic ground staff Grant and Brian. Your efforts are appreciated … well done!
Urgent message 12.50pm from Jordan Osborne: Saturday seniors is OFF. Thanks Jords.
U12s McDonalds praised by manager after a gallant effort against a strong Pilgrims side
Rob Finn, whilst disappointed with a 5-3 defeat at home to a strong Pilgrims side, was full of praise for the U12s McDonalds squad who showed great spirit. Kris Kostov was Player of the Match with the goals scored by Sam, Daniel and Alfie. Here is the manager’s report:
Today we welcomed Pilgrims to Waterside and despite the weather conditions it was a great game of football end to end stuff and we took a well deserved lead after some good link up play and Alfie slotting home past the keeper 1-0 the boys pressed for a second and it nearly came but the keeper kept Sam’s fierce shot out but a mess up at the back cost us and Pilgrims equalised 1-1. It was end to end stuff with both teams creating chances but against the run of play we fell behind 1-2 but not for long just before the break Sam finished off a great move and fired home 2-2 HT. Second half saw more good football and we should have been in front as chances went begging and Pilgrims got a 3rd with a wonderful strike 2-3 and 5 minutes later got a fourth 2-4. Then Daniel pulled another one back 3-4 but 5 minutes from the end Pilgrims snatched the points when they got a 5th final score 3-5. A big well done to all that played and to Kris for getting PoTM Cheers Rob
Under 12s Utilitas great game with New Romney ends all square
A free kick by Harrison Petken earned the Green a 1-1 draw at home to our friends from New Romney at a busy and wet Waterside. Congratulations to Josh Bailey (above), our Player of the Match. Full report below
Sent from my Match report B G utilitas u12s v new romney match result 1,1 Under poor conditions we played another top 3 team and soon we bossed the game in midfield we was winning all the ball and solid at the back unlucky not to have been 1 up at the break half time 0 0, second half and timmy won a free kick just outside new Romney’s box, harrison fired a solid shot into the top of the net we had new romney pegged back until 5 mins left and they got a deflected goal. kieran was a threat out wide from the start and is showing his true ability and getting stronger, great runs from midfield from preston timmy and charlie into the danger areas, william bit unlucky not to have been free in on goal a couple of times, harrison solid as always at the back ben making progress quickly at wing back with some threatening runs josh was great at left back and arilas showing real signs of keeping the number 1 jersey Well done team proud of yer all mom josh for a solid performance
Under 11s at Smarden do well with goals from Charlie and Liam … more to follow from Dennis
Under 9s … well done the 5 that turned up!
Under 8s Dream Team in super form
Goals from Archie (3), Kai (3) and Bubba (3) … not allowed to give the result but well done to all the squad.
Match day report against Tenterden Tigers U8s, just wanted to say firstly amazing turn out as always even in these conditions.
Solid performance from back to front obviously for under 8s it’s all about game time and development and I have to say I am very impressed with how these kids are developing more and more as team.
To see 4 to 5 pass moves leading to goals and to have the awareness in such a quick paced game to look up and spot a team mate shows how they are grasping the team spirt of the Dream Team.
Huge congratulations to all the kids for listening and improving week by week, keep up the good work Dream Team.
Happy coaches Tony & Damo
Under 9 Hurricanes
A great battling performance from the U9s Hurricanes today and it felt like we played in hurricane conditions at Kennington. Congratulations to Alfie (above) for David’s Player of the Match.
Kennington Juniors Reserves v Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s
A great performance from the Hurricanes in what felt like a hurricane this morning. The team tried to continue the good football they have been playing despite the wind and rain. In a difficult first half against the wind the team twice came from behind with goals from Tyler and Ibrahim. The second being a cleverly worked free kick that amazed even us coaches watching on.
With the wind behind us in the second half the team continued to play well. Tyler managed to complete another hat trick with Ethan scoring his first goal for the season with a well taken finish before Sean wrapped up the scoring.
It was a real battling performance in really difficult conditions but the team showed they were happy to ‘dig in’ and none more so than Alfie. Comfortable at the back defending strongly but also at ease bringing the ball out of defence to start our attacks.
U10s tournament apparently called off this afternoon
RESULT OF GROUND INSPECTION 7.20am: ALL HOME GAMES ARE STILL ON BUT [AND IT IS A BIG BUT] YOU WILL NEED TO PARK SENSIBLY LOCALLY AS THE SWAN CENTRE HAS A FUNCTION TODAY. REFEREES ARE LIKELY TO HAVE TO STOP YOUR GAME IF FOOTBALL IF VEHICLES ARE IN THE WTONG PLACE. YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED. SO PERHAPS CAR SHARING, WALKING, DROPPING-OFF? THANK YOU DH
Further inspection at 7.30am … update on here
URGENT UPDATE: BG GIRLS GAME IS OFF ON SUNDAY AS PETTS WOOD CANNOT RAISE A SIDE – SORRY GIRLS
Well, it just had to rain overnight! We are doing everything we can to keep all home games on but we are fighting against the odds! Updates here on any pitch inspections.
Whatever the elements throw at us, the rugby world cup final will be shown on the clubhouse TV (open from 8am for breakfast).
The following club bags are still awaiting collection from the clubhouse … can managers please ask their players to pick them up when at the ground on Saturday. Thank you.
621 Louie Groat
047 Nicole Baker
907 Ashton Lawrence
619 Oskar Lee
614 Rieyaan Naunko
613 Daeyaan Naunko
Bromley Green FC Badged Hoodies available to purchase now (£20):
Note that Age 9-10 and Small adult sizes are due to be delivered next week