Well, what an exhausting weekend!
Firstly, thanks to all those teams/players who came back to support our own clubhouse … especially the U9s (below) and U15s who were late finishing.
Well done Phoebe!
Well done Reegan!
Seniors hit five to keep title bid on track
The long slog towards finishing top continued this morning at The Ridge as the Green recorded a 5-1 victory against Ashford Spartans. On target for the Green, whose next challenge is away to Charing on Thursday, were Ryan Ford (2), Kai Friday, Andrew Trott and Kieran Shrimpton.
AFC Ashford Athletic 8-0 Charing
Prince Albert 4-1 Ashford Cavaliers
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves 6-12 Ashstone Galacticos
Grasshoppers 7-1 South Willesborough
Red Heathens 2-0 Aldington
Ashford Spartans 1-5 Bromley Green
Bodkin Cup S/F
Market 3-7 Kennington
First report and photos in from the Under 13s
Very encouraging displays today from the Under 13s
Really pleasant and well organised tournament at South Ashford in preparation for next weekend’s Butlins tournament. The fixtures list for our U13s seemed heavily stacked against us with the likes of Chelsea Foundation and Maidstone Division 1 side Snodland U13s to contest with. We really couldn’t afford any passengers and everyone played their part!
Although every game had its highlights, for me the standout moment came from Igor playing in defence who took the ball down from a lofty ball over two thirds of the pitch, controlled it with one touch to trap the ball and another to get the ball out of his feet before raising his head rocketing the ball with his right foot directly into the top right hand corner, stunning the opposition team and fans whilst sending the rest of us into jubilation! Although, I can’t speak for the tournament over both days… but definitely in our group, Goal of the Tournament comes to mind!
That goal proved to be the only one for us in the end but with games ending 0-1 (Snodland), 1-1 (Dynamo), 0-2 (Chelsea) and 0-1 (Wye Warriors) with strong defensive displays from all involved we stayed in the game on every occasion. Part of this success came from our goalkeeper Oliver Bell who coincidentally was voted Player of the Tournament with some cat like reflex saves to keep it all to play for.
Very proud of all who took part! James Porter
Tournament squad: Oliver Bell, Jake Edwards, Igor Blejwas, Kieran Black, Anuj Pandey, Elliott Grace, Freddie Copham, Charlie Griffin,
Bradley Richards, Bobby Mayes
We report the sad news that Paul Featherstone has passed away. A lovely chap. RIP ‘Fev’.
Executive Duty Officer today is Shane Cowley 07980786421
Clubhouse open from 7.45am
Good luck to the Sunday seniors this morning as we continue our pursuit of the title at The Ridge against Ashford Spartans (10.30am) and all those involved in tournaments in Ashford and Hastings. Any doubts, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.
Fixtures in our division this morning (10.30am)
Ashford Spartans v Bromley Green
Fox Sunday v Charing Reserves
Report and pictures from Under 10s manager Rob Finn
Today we played in the South Ashford Tournament at Sandyhurst Lane. There was some strong opposition and the boys found it hard as the games were only 8 minutes; but they put in a good effort holding some good sides.
Player of the Tournament today went to Preston for some outstanding defending … well done to all that took part.
Preston, our U10s PoT at Sandyacres on Saturday
Results Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 2-1 Deal Town Rangers
Deal Sports Reserves 6-2 CC Sports
Faversham Town Reserves 1-1 AFC Ashford Athletic
Staplehurst Reserves 5-1 Tenterden Town