Saturday night updates … reports and photos to follow

Sunday clubhouse opens at 8.30am with Sonia

Please scroll down for Sunday’s activities

Under 15s great comeback from two down to draw

BGFC U15s who fought back to earn a 2-2 draw with Mersham

Joe Burden and Craig Clifford star as Green win local derby 4-1

BGFC Saturday seniors emerged victors in their local derby with Pilgrims at Great Chart but in all honesty, if the home team had not been so profligate in front of goal, it could have been a somewhat different story. Youth lads Piotr Ceglowski and Ilja Seleznous played their first Saturday adult matches and were superb; while Craig Clifford at the back and Joe Burden in midfield led by example. Fine stops by Kieran Smith kept the home team at bay when they should have forced a close scoreline. The goals came from Ryan Carter, Richard Floyd, Jordan Osborne (pen) and Connor Friday. Full marks to referee Darren Whipps. Green starting line-up: K Smith; P Ceglowski, C Clifford, R Floyd, C Friday; K Friday, J Burden, I Seleznous, J Osborne, R Carter, C Wallis. Well done to both teams for a good sporting tussle with Dan Woodcock, despite a booking, showing his strength at the back for Pilgrims.

Under 15s

Terrific, gutsy comeback from the Under 15s whose new-look management team and squad earned a 2-2 draw with Mersham at Waterside. All the details to follow from Jez – but welcome back to Ben Seager who marked his return with both Green goals.

BGFC Under 14s Away Hythe Town Another cracking performance from Sid’s squad … well done. Joe Clarke PoM. Photos and report to follow later.

Another great all round performance from the team with some great play and good goals from Joe Clark, Jack Matthews, Brentley Hone and Alex White winning 6-0 

Under 12 Utilitas Away Wye Hurricanes Defeat for Timmy’s boys – details later.

BGFC U12 Utilitas
Utilitas PoM – congratulations

Under 11 Warriors Away Appledore Smugglers Not a good morning for a number of reasons. Details to follow later.

Under 11 Warriors

Hi Dave Homewood this is my match report from our game away at Appledore started the first half with very sloopy football until the second half we started to play good football with Harley getting two goals but it was two late finishing Appledore smugglers x Bromley Green warriors x p, o, t, m went to harley and to see all the players Tuesday night for training from Phil Castle

Under 10 Warriors Home Ashford United Details to follow

Under 10 DVS Home West Farleigh Penguins Great show by the DVS boys. Report and photos to follow.

Under 10s (Peter) Away Park Farm Rangers Colts – superb display with PoM Patrik showing his potential. Report to follow.

Under 9s Home West Farleigh Great game with both teams deserving credit. Our PoM went to hat trick hero Samuel but once again it was the squad effort that made the difference. Sorry can’t give the score. Special mention for Damion Truelove who stood in with little notice as we had no appointed referee again.

Hat trick man Samuel is our U9s PoM against West Farleigh

Under 9 Hurricanes Home Pilgrims Alex is happy

BGFC U9 Hurricanes

Today we came up against a very strong Pilgrims side who we have met on a few occasions. The first half I thought we totally dominated, but came away with no reward. In the second half it was end to end with Tyler putting away two fine goals and also our defence standing strong . It was a great TEAM performance today with everyone contributing to a great game.
Congratulations to Thomas for Parents Player of the Match.


Well done Thomas!

Under 8 Dream Team Home South Willesborough Tony and Damo smiling

Bubba is happy with the PoM voucher

So we were playing South Willesborough in only their 2nd game a very new start up team, who have only had a weeks training.
We started the game very quick getting an early lead to build on. 
I was very happy with the attitude of the players when winning they still wanted to create and add goals to their name.
3 wins out of 3 now on to the tournament with confidence high. 
Special mention to Billie~Joe and Noah for both going in goal and showing the team spirit of the Dream Team. Also thank you Bobby for helping sort out the set up and being ref again! 
Now scoring 31 goals in 3 game. 
Goal scorers Kai 7, Bubba 7, Archie 3 and Dexter 1.
PoTM ~ Bubba 

Under 8 Global Away Charing Blacks Alex Hebbes report to follow.

Sunday 22 September 2019

Sunday firsts Home Kennington (10.30am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee Keith Wynter.

Sunday senior reserves Away Singleton Barn (10.30am) [Kent Junior Trophy] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 9.30am. Venue The Ridge. Referee Peter Millen.

BG Girls U14 Home Anchorians Sapphires (2pm) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 1pm. Referee Mason Bourne.

U12s EKYL Cup round 1 – draw awaited [we had a bye – so no game today]

U18s EKYL Cup round 1 – draw awaited [we had a bye – so no game today]

BGV Juniors Tournament 10am at Playfootball, Rainham

BGV Adults training as per normal at Waterside

Looking forward to the weekend

ADYFL managers/admins: don’t forget when you are away from home to complete the match result sheets correctly and in full. Especially shirt numbers as fines have already been imposed that we really don’t need at the moment. Thank you.

Birthday greetings today to our great stalwarts Gary Holloway and Ashley Webster!

Good luck to everyone this weekend and please send your reports and photos to or facebook me on messenger … scroll down for all the fixtures or go to the Events & Fixtures page

Evening training and friendlies: stating the obvious but it’s starting to get dark by 7.15pm so any manager that wants to start training at 5pm just let me know. Winter training at external venues must be booked through Shane Cowley. Thanks DH.

The BGFC Under 18s are building a useful squad … no game this Sunday as we have a bye in the East Kent Youth League Cup

A load of players owe fines – please settle this weekend or you will be stopped from playing … thank you

Saturday 21 September 2019

Saturday seniors Away Pilgrims (2.45pm) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 1.30pm. Venue is Great Chart. Referee Ben Conlon.

Under 15s Home Mersham (10am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 9am

Under 14s Away Hythe Town (12 midday) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 10.45am

Under 13s – no scheduled fixture today

Under 12 McDonalds No scheduled fixture today … friendly on Tuesday

Under 12 Utilitas Away Wye Hurricanes (11am) Players please meet in the clubhouse 10am

Under 11 Warriors Away Appledore Smugglers (10am) Players please meet 8.45am in the clubhouse

Under 10 Warriors Home Ashford United (9am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 8.15am

Under 10 DVS Home West Farleigh Penguins (10am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 9.15am

Under 10s (Peter) Away Park Farm Rangers Colts (tbc) [League] – details awaited

Under 9s Home West Farleigh (11.30am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 10.30am

Under 9 Hurricanes Home Pilgrims (9am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am

Under 8 Dream Team Home South Willesborough (9am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 8.15am

Under 8 Global Away Charing Blacks (9am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 8am

Sunday 22 September 2019

Sunday firsts Home Kennington (10.30am) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 9.30am. Referee Keith Wynter.

Sunday senior reserves Away Singleton Barn (10.30am) [Kent Junior Trophy] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 9.30am. Venue The Ridge. Referee Peter Millen.

BG Girls U14 Home Anchorians Sapphires (2pm) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse 1pm. Referee Mason Bourne.

U12s EKYL Cup round 1 – draw awaited [we had a bye – so no game today]

U18s EKYL Cup round 1 – draw awaited [we had a bye – so no game today]

BGV Juniors Tournament 10am at Playfootball, Rainham

BGV Adults training as per normal at Waterside

U9s family birthdays this weekend

Ellen, George and Katie … cake on Saturday (after the game!)

Good luck everyone this weekend

Thursday 19 September 2019

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Please inform Shane of your training preferences for the winter period. Already in his books are the U13s, U12s Pirtek, U12s Utilitas, U7s. Note U8 Dream Team is at Kingswood booked by Damo 6-7pm on Thursdays. Shane can be contacted on 07980786421 or If you don’t bother contacting him, you will not have external winter training.

Thursday training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Clubhouse open 5pm Thursday

Under 12s Utilitas squad for Saturday

Arilas, Preston, Timmy, Ben, Harrison, Josh, Kieran, Charlie B, Charlie R, William, Dexter, Lilly. No reply again from Abdel or Amin. Phoebe playing for district.

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Clubhouse open today from 5pm

All training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Please inform Shane of your training wishes for the winter period. Already in his books are the U13s, U12s Pirtek, U12s Utilitas, U7s. Note U8 Dream Team is at Kingswood booked by Damo 6-7pm on Thursdays.


901 Kavalli

905 Shawn Thomas

906 Harvey-Lee Cooper

907 Ashton Lawrence

908 Iniobong

909 Vacant

464 Catalina

430 Archie Mansfield

432 Rafael Kostova

605 Ethan Kenewell

606 Archie Barker

607 Sam Lewis

608 Alex White


237 Harrison Petken

586 Jack Matthews

587 Lewis Hannaford

606 Archie Barker

607 Sam Lewis

608 Alex White

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Sorry for late posting … surprise surprise, the wifi was down at the club!

Training tonight: please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Under 12s McDonalds meeting called by Rob at 7.15pm after training for all parents

Bromley Green Valiants A team at Faversham

Good afternoon Dave. Bromley Green Valiants had a superb tournament by winning 2 to draw 2 and man of the match was Kieran on his debut for the valiants – Pat

BGV Adults A team at Faversham on Sunday … well played lads!

Monday … with Ellicon

Monday opening time is 5pm

Lash and Marlon on target but U18s go down by odd goal in five

BGFC Under 18s PoM at Betteshanger is Ben Fuller – training tonight mate!

Rare Sunday of two senior defeats as firsts slip up 2-4 in excellent match away to Brewmaster (Kieran Shrimpton and Jordan Griffin). More worrying points for manager Gary Gibbs to ponder are injuries to both Luke and Matt Burdon.

Bromley Green Reserves 5 – 7 Smeeth & Brabourne

Goal scorers Jordan Osborne 3, Brad Osborne 1, Charlie Wallis 1

BGV Adults in tournament action … please scroll down

Under 12s Pirtek … clean sheet in entertaining win over Barham Youth … please scroll down

Under 18s you have TRAINING TONIGHT with Dennis 6 – 7.30pm

EKYL U12s off to brilliant start – Bromley Green 2-0 Barham Youth

Report from Dave Homewood at a sweltering Waterside

Firstly a word for our opponents who approached the game in the same manner as ourselves; competitive but in the right spirit with barely a foul from either side. As it happens, we took the points but my appraisal would have been the same if we had come off second best: well played everyone and a mention for referee Mason Bourne who applied commonsense throughout. The deadlock in a cracking game was finally broken when Josh Bailey, superb in his new midfield general role, drove home hard and low. End-to-end stuff ensued with right-sided Kieran Branch causing all sorts of problems to the visitors defence and it was no surprise when William Spiers headed in beautifully at the far post for 2-0 before the interval. The fact that Josh and William attend training regularly was clear to see and it is up to them now to continue to develop.

One of the disadvantages of a number of subs is, of course, the need to keep altering the line-up to ensure all the players get a fair crack. Not easy and, as Brian and myself found out, there is the inherent danger of completely upsetting the balance of the side. But everybody responded and with Player of the Match Amin shining on the left, Thomas assured between the sticks, and Preston and Harrison impregnable at the back, we rarely looked like conceding.

In the second period, in all honesty we should have wrapped up the points when a succession of ‘air shots’ saw open goal opportunities go begging. However, Ben, Henry, Elizabeth, Abdel and the versatile Liam all did their jobs admirably and the bonus of a clean sheet left us all happy.

Full marks to one and all and those that keep missing games/training now need to really impress during the week to gain a place as I only want committed players to work with.

Thanks to Brian Petken and the fantastic parents who help before and after matches … I am sure you will all agree, it was well worth it this week! Next week: we are awaiting confirmation of our fixture as it is designated as cup Sunday. Details as soon as they are known will be published on the Events & Fixtures page.

The ‘angelic’ U12s Pirtek after their brilliant display on Sunday
Brian chose hard working Amin as our PoM

Brief notes …

Firstly, a word for the young referees who officiated so impressively this weekend in some of our youth fixtures. Ryan, Matthew, Mason, Frankie I think and others (please let me know who I have missed and we will give them a deserved mention).

I am still waiting for a volunteer to organise this year’s winter training schedule. It’s all very well people keep telling me they will help to take the pressure off – but when I do ask, no-one comes forward! Thank you DH

Leah and Chloe Barnes walking the Runway for British Designer Ira Iceberg of IA London. SS20 London Fashion Week.

The talents of our youth never cease to amaze … well done girls!

Bromley Green Valiants B before tournament action on Sunday

Ready for a successful tournament … the BGV Adults B squad

Grading Tournament 15 September 2019 BG Valiants B team summary from Dave Spencer

Today was our new season grading tournament which we entered with positivity and high spirits.

Match 1 v Anchorians 

We got off to a great start early into the match with a superb goal from our debut player Ryan. We defended well and Cameron (Hedgehog) scored a further 2 goals. This match ended BG 3 – Anchorians 0

Match 2 v Canterbury City

This match was against our local rivals and we battled well. Ashley made some fabulous saves and both Ryan and Cameron both scored. Final score BG 2 Canterbury 0

Match 3 v Maidstone United (Steel)

This was one of the matches were the best player on the field was easily Maidstone’s keeper who pulled off some super saves to keep a clean sheet.

Match ended 0-0

Match 4 v Maidstone United (Copper)

Ashley came out on field for this match and Joshua was our reserve keeper.

Maidstone has a few good chances but Josh managed to block all of their shots. At the dying seconds of the match Cameron managed to put one past their keeper.

Final score BG 1 Maidstone 0

Match 5 v Charlton Athletic

Our final match see us play against the team that were level with us at the top with 10 points each. Charlton managed to defend well but the woodwork prevented us from getting on the score sheet. 2 chance counter attacks by Charlton were rewarded with 2 good goals.

Match ended BG 0 Charlton 2

Overall a very good day for us, we could not have asked anymore of the squad. Man of the tournament was our debut player Ryan whom despite being nervous going into his first tournament scored twice and played his midfield role extremely well. 

We look forward to our next tournament.

Bromley Green Valiants Adults B team tournament summary

It was a mixed bag of results for us at Faversham.   With a new pitch size to get used to,so more ground to cover,  as well as being outdoors meaning a different style of play was needed all players worked hard to meet the challenges produced as a result of these changes.  We are also playing 6-a-side instead of the previous 5-a-side, so it was rather useful that Amy has now joined us in her first season of Adult football.
Our first game against Charlton was probably our toughest and the players’ stamina was tested with the longer game-time involved with moving up a division too.  Subsequent games varied and most teams we played against felt more evenly matched, which showed more in the results.  Notable moments from players include “George” taking a fall, damaging her ankle but immediately getting to her feet, moving towards the goal and managing to knock the ball into the net a few seconds later, before coming off the pitch for first aid; and a subsequent goal from Paul gave us our only win of the day.  
Man of the match?  He was his usual solid, reliable self with the “star” moments that we know he’s capable of.  However, in the last game of the day, he withstood repetitive “barrages” of shots, deflecting the ball away, bouncing back to his feet to deflect it again, and then again.  Performing amazingly under sustained pressure, the result from that game could have been very different.  Owen fully deserved this recognition (and the impressed comments he was receiving at the end of the morning from our opponents and their coaches and spectators). 
I’m pleased to say that everyone handled the pressures (and the unexpected heat of the day) well, and stayed good humoured and supportive of their team-mates throughout the day.  One of the absolute pleasures of this team is the enthusiasm and positive attitudes from players, which makes the tournaments so enjoyable for all of us involved.  Thanks to everyone involved.

Under 12s McDonalds in the hazy Waterside sunshine

Under 12s McDonalds – don’t forget you have a meeting of parents on Tuesday evening at 7.15pm

The Weekend as it happens …

Under 12s Pirtek home to Barham Youth on Sunday (meet clubhouse 1pm)

Preston, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ben, Josh, Kieran, Harrison, Abdel, Henry, Amin, Liam, William plus Kris if fit

Big win for seniors … details to follow. Sunday two great matches in prospect at Waterside and Hopes Grove (both kick off at 10.30am)

Clubhouse opens Sunday at 8am with Sonia

For all the fixtures and meeting times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Internal message to managers and admins: your team folders are in the top drawer of the filing cabinet and should contain the basic documents you need

Under 9s report from Flood Street, Mersham by Dave Homewood

BGFC Under 9s PoM at Mersham was the brilliant Harry
Noah celebrates his penalty shoot-out success

What a great game! Sadly we can’t give the score but credit to both teams for providing an end-to-end match that swung first one way and then the other. Some great saves by H, super goals from George W and hard work from all the team gives much encouragement for the coming season. The home team had a couple of outstanding players that always kept us busy but Dennis and myself in time will build a super side. Green squad: Harry, Ali, Noah, Ronnie, Josiah, George W, Samuel, George S, Alfie, Charlie J. Thanks to all the parents for their support and Pete of Mersham for refereeing.

You can be proud of yourselves!

Peter and the Under 10s

There were some sensational performances on Saturday but pride of place goes to Peter Orji who has manfully kept the Under 10s together after a mass defection just prior to the season. More youngsters are looking to join this week … well done Peter and those who stayed loyal!

Some match reports (sorry but for non-competitive age groups we can’t give scores) … photos to follow …

Report from David Bridge: Under 9 Hurricanes

Squad: Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler, Ethan, George, Daniel and Ibrahim

This turned out to be a really close game against our local rivals played in a fantastic spirit.  A testament to how far this team has come was the tightly contested first half. Daniel was certainly at his best in goal today to keep the score at x-x; but we were not without our own chances.  The team really came into their own in the second half with Tyler keeping up his own personal ‘cross bar challenge’ before neatly finishing a good team move. Chances continued to be made at either end until Park Farm manages to grab a goal in last few minutes. Hard to pick a PoM today from a great team performance but for his goal and all round play Tyler was named parents PoM.  

A promising start to what looks like will be a good season. Proud coaches tonight

BGFC U9 Hurricanes and Park Farm Rangers U9s
Well done Tyler – PoM for the Hurricanes

Report from Dean Mansfield: Under 10 DVS

This morning we travelled to West Farleigh Orcas for our league game with a full squad (please see picture of my Bromley Green DVS U10s squad) 

The game I have to say was played in a brilliant manner with both sets of parents saying it was a great game to watch. 

We started well and got into our game playing some lovely football. This team all work so hard on the pitch for each other it’s great to see. 

Great to see Rhys now playing how I know he could looks a different player from last season and being caught at the back to defend two 1v1 he won the battles both times.

Also had Alfie come off with about 2 minutes to go as he had run his legs of for the team so much running off the ball to get back and cover when needed was great to see. 

One of the highlights of the game has to be Gerrard’s left foot shot (sorry I believe I can not say if he scored or not) but if you saw Gerrard at the start of last season you would know he did not use his left foot at all so over the moon he is now shooting with it looks like training is paying off lol. 

For player of the match I picked Keane (please see picture of Keane getting his prize from assistant manager John) for him controlling the game from centre midfield winning the ball back and also helping when attacking, now I know you will be thinking how can Keane win this as look at that picture his hair is not one bit out of place 😂 he mush have stood still all game 😂 but I can tell you all I have had Keane playing for me now about 2 years and not once have I seen a hair out of place 😂 well played this morning. 

Also I would like to say it was so hard to pick player of the match as everyone played so so well if the club let me pick as many as I wanted then with Keane I would have picked – Lewis, William, Rhys, Wayne, Riley, Gerrard, Cameron, Alfie, Aldy and Jack. But as only one allowed Keane is my choice, well played Bromley Green DVS U10s let’s keep working hard in training and good performances will follow.

DVS PoM with John Butcher

Report from Alex Hebbes: Bromley Green Global

Bromley Green playing first home game of the season started brightly with a Daniel V opener and beating a few players to finish into the bottom corner, Hythe town scored straight away to equalise with a good finish. Kuba scored next finishing low past the keeper to make it x-x Green at half time, Green started the brighter and scored again through Kuba to make it x-x, Hythe pulled 1 back with another good finish x-x, Green were given a penalty with an unfortunate handball in the area, Kuba scores for his hat trick, Hythe playing well but vulnerable on the counter and both keepers pulling off saves, one of these counter attacks found Daniel V inside his own half danced past a few challenges and hammered low into the bottom corner to make it x-x. Chances at either end with Green hitting the post at the death.Player of the Match: Daniel E.

BGFC U8s Global

Report from Tony Nelson: Bromley Green Under 8s Dream Team 

Bromley Green Dream Team, had their first away game in the league away to Charing. 

We started quick and showed that home advantage is all in the head, playing the Dream Team way using a high press and individual brilliance to find the gaps. 

We are continuing the development each game and a special mention to Noah for going in goal and pulling off some great saves. 

Goal scorers kai 3, Bubba 2,Archie 2, Dexter 1

PoTM ~ Billie-Joe 

Well done Dream Team, Tony & Damo

BGFC Under 8s Dream Team

Report from Rob Finn: U12 McDonalds

Today we welcomed TSS to Waterside with the bare 9 players available we took a well deserved lead through Sam 1-0 but with a makeshift defence we struggled at the back and if it wasn’t for Charlie we could have been well behind as he pulled off a string of saves denying the visitors but dubious penalty decision was the game changer when TSS were awarded a penalty and converted 1-1 and just before the break they took the lead from some sloppy defending HT 1-2 second half the team looked very tired and conceded 3 more goals 1-5. PoTM went to Charlie for some outstanding goalkeeping there is some issues that need addressing on Tuesday and I have asked for a meeting with parents & players as the team simply can’t run like this. There is no league fixture next Saturday but a friendly has been arranged at home to Mersham but we will see how things go on Tuesday as to whether that goes ahead or not.

Under 13s at Waterside on Saturday

Under 15s Player of the Match at home to Wye Crowns

Cheer up Igor … free burger and drink mate!

Report from Phil Castle: Under 11 Warriors

Hi dave this is my match report for our x-x result it was a lovely sunny morning it was a great team effort especially only having 11 players Liam got 2 goals with Harley getting 1 great goal keeping by Oliver and the parents chose the p, o, t, m, and it went to Oliver for all the great saves and we are away to Appledore next week from a very happy coach Phil Castle 👍 ⚽

Damion and the Under 10 Warriors

U10 Warriors … no report received sorry

Under 9s squad to visit Mersham on Saturday (meet club 11.30am)

Harry Z, George W, Noah, Ali, Samuel S, Frankie K, Charlie J, Josiah J, Alfie J, Ronnie J, Max S, George S

Darcy Spencer is a Literary Award winner well done!

Congratulations Darcy! Former winners include Orlando Bloom

Under 12s Pirtek: the squad will be finalised on Saturday when I know who is fit and available. We meet 1pm at the club for an exciting league match against Barham Youth. DH

Exciting two days in prospect for seniors, juniors and BGV

A packed weekend approaches with early starts for some and, with large turn-outs at youth training sessions on Thursday, let’s hope everyone is fit and buzzing. Please send your reports and photos direct to or by Facebook Messenger. Remember match scores cannot be published for all groups below Under 12s.

Joe, Jack and Paul have their hands full at training with the Little Ones!
Packed Thursday nights training while the weather holds up
Plenty of players but we still need a couple of managers in the youth section
Damion’s birthday cakes went down well!