Friday 28 October 2016 … looking forward to a busy weekend with Skoda Caffyns

An exciting weekend of football lies ahead, albeit curtailed by postponements of some youth games due to it being half term. For updates on what is on and what is off, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Our seniors face two tough away tests with the Saturday lads making the short trip to meet South Willesborough Warriors and the Sunday team looking to bounce back to winning ways at Smarden where Troggs Reserves are the hosts.

U13s name squad for Saturday
Callum Keogh; Lennon Spencer, Thomas Baker, Frankie Cumpper, Elliot Dalton, Ben Seager, Dominic Sloan, Jasper Kingsman, Thomas Mason, Lorenzo Baker, Sam Woch, Brayden Gillam, Ted Hutton, Jack Morton, Emmet Smith,

Skoda Caffyns


for the 


Ashford & District League (2.45pm)
Smarden v Lydd Thirds
South Willesborough Warriors v Bromley Green
Tenterden Town v Wittersham

Division One
Hythe Grovellers v Tenterden Reserves
Kennington Reserves v Folkestone Invicta Disability
Smeeth & Brabourne v Biddenden
Woodchurch v Rolvenden Reserves

Ashford Charity Trophy (Swadelands 3g 4pm)
Lenham Wanderers v Ashford Dynamo

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)

Hamstreet v Charing
Locomotive v Market
Mersham v Troggs

Division One
Lolzors v Sandgate
Prince Albert v Shepway Spartans
Stanhope v Locomotive Reserves

Division Two
Burton Grove v Appledore
Charing Reserves v Red Heathens
Grasshoppers v Willesborough Athletic

Division Three
Ashford Galacticos v Ashford Spartans
Troggs Reserves v Bromley Green
White Horse v Stour Valley

Division One Cup
Kennington v Iden Park

Division Two Cup
Givaudan v Ashford Cavaliers
New Romney v Mersham Reserves

Division Three Cup
Aldington v Fox Sunday
Ashford United Colts v Kingsnorth

[updated] Thursday 27 October 2016 with Trinity Flooring

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Birthday greetings today go to Jack Smith!

Sponsors of Bromley Green U14s next season

Sponsors of Bromley Green U14s

Training for the U13s and U14s at the normal time. Anyone who has not handed in their consent form/deposit for Butlins, can you please do so tonight to your manager or Dave in the clubhouse.

Thank you.

Internal news

*U8s please note that on 15 November your training will be on the all-weather pitch at the normal time of 6-7pm.

* Anuj Pandey has transferred from the U13s to his own age group, the U12s. But he continues to be part of the panning for the ESF Tournament at Butlins next spring.

* Some of our new signings are asking about their jackets, garments, bags etc. Please note the order is not triggered until the Standing Order is set up at the club’s bank.

* The U12s game is off this coming Saturday as most of the team are away.

* U10s ADYL: please note you have no training on Monday as it is Halloween. Training on the Wednesday, and for the immediate future, will be 5-6pm.

* On Saturday, we will be showing the Sunderland v Arsenal match on the clubhouse TV (12.30pm)

Advance notices:

[1] meeting Monday as per the Events & Fixtures page … very important the relevant teams are represented … all our usual helpers welcome

[2] it looks like  busy Saturday at the ground … so please can everyone follow the stewards directions for parking … once again you are asked not to park in the Swan Centre car park

[3] on Sunday, can all keyholders have their keys with them please … I aim to be back approx 1pm with the Sunday seniors … thank you DH

To make things a little easier during the winter months, we now have pop-up goals for the younger age groups.

Don’t leave it too late before ordering for Christmas! We still have most sizes in stock but they are going fast.

Club rain jackets
Will be here soon for adults [Small, Medium, Large, X Large] at trade price. Ideal for adult supporters, coaches. Details once they arrive.

Midweek update … Key Auto Trade

Birthday greetings today to Kuba!

Wednesday opening time is 4.30pm with the big game on the box after training … all welcome

Training is all on as per the schedule both at Waterside and external venues

EKYL U10s Festival groups announced for 12 November at Waterside
keyautotrade new logoThe club is honoured to be staging three Festival Events in November in support of both the EKYL and the ADYFL at U8 and U10 age groups. The teams for Bromley Green’s section in the EKYL U1os are as follows:

Bromley Green, Folkestone Invicta, Hawkinge Youth Club, Herne Bay Harriers, Kennington Juniors, Margate Youth.

As always, we will be seeking the goodwill of our loyal band of helpers to ensure everybody has an enjoyable day. The Festival dates are 5 November (ADYFL U10s am), 12 November (EKYL U10s pm) and 19 November (ADYFL U8s am).

Childrens Christmas Party tickets are available now! There is a limit on numbers … so first come, first served.

Christmas meal/childrens party/garments for sale

Childrens Christmas Party 17 December 2016
Tickets are now printed and will be distributed to admins of the U8s, U8 Colts, U10s EKYL, U10s ADYL and Sid’s U11s. Adults are free! But £5 per child to help towards Disco, Hall hire, Father Christmas, presents, food, face painting etc – plus a visit from our sponsors McDonalds!

Christmas Meal
Message from Shane Cowley: thanks to those who have replied to the invite to the Christmas Meal on Friday 25 November 2016. Some others have said they are going but have not actually notified Shane … can you please do so to enable him to book tables accurately. Out of courtesy, can those who have not replied let Shane know please. Thanks.

Youth parents
It is clear some parents are not referring to the Events & Fixtures page for kick off and meeting times. Can all managers, coaches, admin encourage them to do so as the whole point is to save you all time and energy. Thanks.

Club Rain jackets
Have been ordered for adults to purchase and should arrive within the next fortnight. Sizes are S, M, L and XL.

Club Hoodies
Still a few of most sizes remaining in stock at the silly price of £15 … see DH.

Club hats
New stock should be in during November … sold out at the moment.

Last of the Sunday photos …

Our BG Valiants Players back from Tournament action today





[updated] Weekend summary with Russell Surveying Services

Sunday night catch-up

Two tournament victories over Maidstone today for the BG Junior Valiants (3-0 and 4-0) but losses at the hands of Charlton and Sheppey. For Aaron Maul’s summary, please go to the BG Valiants page.

Toby’s sponsorship for the mountain climb: still a few to pay, can you give to Debby or a senior official at the club this week please … thank you

Monday’s training is all ON at Waterside with the clubhouse open from 4.30pm. U8 Colts, U10s both groups, U11s and U13s.

Focus on the EKYL U15s who drew 2-2 away today in the local derby

We are delighted to announce our new sponsor for the U15s in the EKYL, Russell Surveying Services. Many thanks for your valued support.


Player of the Match and manager’s report from today’s gutsy display

Well done to Angus who put the team first today and was superb in between the sticks

Well done to Angus who put the team first today and was superb in between the sticks

We made the short trip to neighbours and title favourites Park Farm with the bare 11. Due to half term we were missing several players including keeper Olly, but the League insisted the match had to go ahead. New season signing Angus volunteered to go in goal which just goes to show what a team player he is.The only down side to that was that we would be missing a very influential center back. Fortunately captain Ollie Heard was back today and he joined Ryan as the center back pairing.
The game got under way and I was really impressed at how we took the game to Park Farm. I had expected our boys to be under the cosh from the start and, in all honesty, was hoping for a game of damage limitation.I must have more faith in my boys attitude and ability. We matched Park Farm ball for ball. Ollie and Lenny in particular were strong in the challenge. Angus was dominating his area at one end and Alex was giving their center backs a torrid time at the other. Unfortunately, midway through the half we had a penalty harshly awarded against us and we went in 1-0 down at half time.
Like last week we improved after the break. Kuba saw much more of the ball and put their left back under constant pressure whilst Jack H at left back once again had a great game and broke up numerous attacks. Midway in and some slick interplay between the Park Farm attack saw them go 2-0 up. Unlike last season, when the boys would have moaned at each other and their heads would have dropped, they dug deep and began to dominate play. Alex now had 3 players on him for every attack but this allowed Kuba and Louis on the wings and Cam in the center time to dictate play. We pulled a goal back with 5 mins remaining thanks to a great lob by Reece who scored his 3rd goal in 3 games – he really does know how to weight a ball! With 30 seconds to go the boys did not give up. Cam sprayed the ball out wide right to Louis who laid a lovely ball back to Jack P. Jack delivered a peach of a cross for Alex to rise above a packed defence and power in the equaliser. Alex, the mark of a great goal scorer is still being hungry with less than a minute to go!
Before the game I just wanted to keep the score respectable. After the game I know we were the better team and could have won. Once again,each and every player played out of their skins. Myself and Carl are incredibly proud of each one of you and can only imagine how far we can go with our full strength squad. Man of the match today goes to stand in keeper Angus. This is not just because he volunteered to go in goal but because his performance fully merited it. Well done Angus and thank you. Sean

Images from the winning Under 12s last time out
[photos courtesy of Lisa]

U8 Colts and U8s have a great time!

Martyn Smith and Luke Walder with the U8 Colts who did well in their friendly with the U8s

Martyn Smith and Luke Walder with the U8 Colts who did well in their friendly with the U8s

The U8s who had an enjoyable friendly with their club mates

The U8s who had an enjoyable friendly with their club mates on Saturday

Weekend results in the local leagues

Ashford & District League

Premier Division
Ashford Dynamo 5-2 Tenterden Town
Smarden 1-1 Wittersham

Division One
Ashford Athletic Reserves 0-5 Kennington Reserves
Biddenden 3-7 Rolvenden Reserves
Tenterden Reserves 9-0 Folkestone Invicta Disability
Woodchurch 2-1 Smeeth & Brabourne

Weald of Kent Charity Cup
South Willesborough 0-3 Lenham Wanderers Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League

Charing Sunday 3-1 Troggs
Mersham 1-3 Brewmaster

Division One
Iden Park v Lolzors – OFF
Prince Albert 1-1 Kennington
Shepway Spartans 1-5 Stanhope Rangers

Bodkin Cup
Sandgate 3-5 Hamstreet

Sheber Cup
Ashford Cavaliers 3-1 White Horse Folkestone
Ashford Galacticos 4-5 Mersham Reserves
Ashford Spartans 1-7 Red Heathens
Ashford United Colts 9-1 Charing Reserves
Bromley Green 1-3 Locomotive Reserves
Givaudan 1-2 Troggs Reserves
Grasshoppers Lydd 5-0 Burton Grove
Kingsnorth Pilgrims 0-1 Fox Sunday
Stour Valley 5-5 New Romney (SV won on pens)
Willesborough Athletic 1-11 Aldington

Kent Junior Cup
York Arms 3-8 Cheriton AFC

Ryan’s goal not enough in the Sheber
A Ryan Ford goal was just consolation for the seniors on Sunday morning in the Sheber Cup. I couldn’t be there so don’t have details of what I am told was a closely-fought affair that ended 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Next week I should be back as we travel to in-form Troggs Reserves for a league match. DH

Under 11s in happy mood sponsored by KC Scaffolding

KC Scaffolding logoExcellent stuff from the U11s this morning in their friendly with our guests Hawkinge. Here are a few images from Steph:

A busy morning for the Hawks keeper

A busy morning for the Hawks keeper

Brentley is our McDonalds Player of the Match

Brentley is our McDonalds Player of the Match

After-match celebrations for the U11s

After-match celebrations for the U11s

More updates to follow when time permits …