Result of the weekend goes to our Under 18s (3-1 win at Herne Bay)
Seniors 4-1 ahead but have to settle for 4-4 at Sandyacres
Under 13s Pirtek hit by last-ditch winner in 9-goal thriller at Ramsgate
Last game of the weekend … and our Under 18s stun the Bay
Herne Bay 1-3 Bromley Green
A brilliant performance from a small U18s squad that coped really well with a muddy pitch.
We went 1-0 down early in the first half but Ronnie quickly changed that with a superb goal after getting in behind from a great ball over the top. We were quick to get a second when George scored a blinding free kick. A corner towards the end of the first half led to Aidan Harding heading the ball into the back of the net which saw the boys looking confident going into the second half.
A strong defensive performance in the second half saw us end the game quite comfortably. Ronnie, George and Conan causing problems on the counter attack all afternoon saw a very complete performance.
The boys also did really well to keep their heads while the ref was dealing with issues from the other team and some parents. We remained focused and didn’t get drawn into anything which I’m very proud of. Very good afternoon from everyone. Thanks Will
Seniors coasting against Lydd but have to settle for share of the spoils
Sid was not an overly happy bunny on Sunday night after his side had let slip a 4-1 advantage against visitors Lydd Town. Mike Halpin was arguably our most influential player with the goals coming from George Mabb, Hassan Tejan 2 and Bradley Taffurelli.
Football can be so cruel!
Ramsgate 5-4 Bromley Green Pirtek
Beautiful rainbows on the way but there was no pot of gold for the Under 13s as they went down with virtually the last kick of the match from the Rams outstanding left-footed giant who thumped home from 30 yards.
As usual, we conceded the early goal and were three behind before Charlie Bryant made the most of a defensive mix-up just before the interval. 3-1 and I told the boys we could still win this as we had played the better football.
Kris Kristov moved up front into his old position before the lockdown and notched a splendid opportunist hat-trick. We were buzzing and at 4-4 should have won the game but, with the seconds ticking away, their star forward had other ideas! It sounds like sour grapes but parents were asking what on earth a player of that quality is doing at this level.
For our part, most of the lads are not physically strong enough for adult pitches – it is not a criticism of their ability or indeed application – but a factual handicap they face.
We will take the positives into next weeks home game with Cheriton and hopefully iron out a few issues at training on Thursday at Repton (6pm). Thank you to all the parents as usual for their support – a fantastic game but I feel so sorry for the boys who fought back gallantly from 4-1 down and deserved to come home with at least a point. Greavsie might call it a Funny old Game – but today it was a cruel game.
Player of the Match will be presented at training on Thursday – so I look forward to seeing you all. DH
Well done Oliver – McDonalds U12s PoM on 17 October 2020
Did you remember to turn your clocks back one hour?
Happy birthday on Sunday to Zak Chirashi!
This morning we welcome Lydd Town to Sandyacress (10.30am kick off). In the afternoon, first in action are the Under 13s Pirtek who visit Ramsgate in the EKYL (meet 11am in our car park). Will and the Under 18s are also off to the seaside (well, it is just the weather) to face Herne Bay Harriers (2pm kick off). Sadly, long-serving youth player Frankie Cumpper has decided to give up football – we wish him all the best for the future.
Under 9s Dreamers have great game with Rhinos Whites
We had a very entertaining game at home against Rhino Whites, was a very fast paced game with both teams creating chances, and some great play. Was that sort of game you didn’t want it to end and would not care if you lost – it was very enjoyable to watch and a draw a fair result. Mention must go to Bubba who hit a screamer from the halfway line great to see. Goals Kai x2 & Bubba x1. Tony Nelson.
Results in our division from Saturday
Len Valley 4-2 Tenterden Town
Lenham Wanderers Reserves 0-4 Biddenden Juniors
South Willesborough Rangers 1-1 Bromley Green
Woodchurch Reserves v Sellindge SSC -Result awaited
Latest result: South Willesborough Rangers 1-1 Bromley Green at The Ridge. On target for the Green was Reece Pringle. The home team were well organised defensively with often 10 men behind the ball but perhaps a draw was a fair result. A first-ever booking for Chris Boxshall somewhat spoilt his day.
Wye Juniors Hurricanes U13 v Bromley Green McDonalds U13
Report from Damo Hatcher
Today we visited Wye Juniors for what turned out to be a soggy affair. But I have to say what a great performance put in by Bromley Green. It turned out to be a very one-sided game, which we controlled from the start, right the way through to the final whistle, making only 1 little defensive mistake resulting in a goal for the home side. However we re-grouped and again began to control racking up a very impressive 11 goals. It’s fantastic to see, as the weeks pass, we as a team click that little bit more. All said I’m very proud of each and every player for today’s efforts. Goals today came from Inioluwa Enoch, Charlie Wren, Ben Hatcher, Sam Spiers, Danny-Lee Watts 2, William Spiers 3.
11-1 win for us not a bad way to go in to a two-week break. Well done everyone. Keep it going.
First report in comes from the happy Under 7s. Not allowed to give the score but on target against our friends from TSS were Lennie, Bertie 2, Harry S and Preston. Player of the Match was Buddywhile Kacper pulled off some great saves in between the sticks.
Under 9s Globals roaring on … report from Alex Hebbes at Sandyacres
Convincing performance by the BG Global against Tenterden Tigers, with George scoring the opener after just 30 seconds and Daniel Vincent following up after 4 mins and 6 mins to give Global a dominating lead. Leo got on the score sheet and George followed up with his second. Tyler Quarrie making it 6 before half time. Green kept pressure on and an own goal put us further ahead, with Daniel Vincent scoring his hat trick with a 20 yarder. Leo notched his 2nd and Kuba rounded off the scoring with 2 to complete the best team performance we have seen this season. Player of the Match Daniel Vincent with Leo very close, everyone played well and the performance was a joy to behold after a scrappy first 5 mins.
From David Bridge at Biddenden
Biddenden U10s v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s
Squad : Thomas, Alfie, Charlie, Ethan, Ibrahim, Owen, Nathaniel, George, Louis and Daniel
Our final game before the mini lockdown for the league turned out to be an exciting end to end affair. The team started really confidently, passing the ball well and Nathaniel had several good chances, adapting well to his first game up front. The pressure told and Nathaniel put Bromley Green ahead with a well taken low hit shot. Biddenden came back into the game and equalised with a lofted shot from long range.
After half time both teams had chances with the cross bar saving us and Biddenden’s excellent goalkeeper performing well. A mix up at the back and Biddenden edged ahead but again team kept their heads up. A well worked move down the right led to an inch perfect cross from Ibrahim for Thomas to nicely sweep home with well struck shot.
Always difficult to pick PoM but this week for his hard work on the wings, willingness to take his man on and get his shots away, it goes to Owen. Congratulations to Owen (below). Few weeks off now then hopefully get some football in before weather turns.
Runaway ADYFL U15 leaders Otford Eagles swoop again
By completing the double over Sid’s charges at Sandyacres today, Otford have virtually wrapped up the top spot with just two league games to play. On target for the Green boys, who have three league games remaining, was Jack Matthews in a 5-1 reversal.
A company called DE Photo are expected to attend Sandyacres on Saturday. Please make them welcome … thank you.
Can all managers/admins ensure respect barriers are used at home matches. Lisa has ordered 3 more giving a total of 5 which will take care of all five pitches. The respect barriers are to be stored alongside the respective goal/net bags inside the designated changing room. If in any doubt, please ask AnnMarie, Ernie or Greg.
Good luck to all teams competing this weekend (amended schedule is available on the Events & Fixtures page
Friday evening update: U13s Utilitas home match is OFF on Saturday
Under 13 Pirtek squad for Sunday (meet in our car park 11am prompt please): Harvey Prior, Oliver Burrett, Archie Barker, Ben Hatcher, Thomas Hawkins, Rieyaan Naunko, Kris Kristov, Charlie Bryant, Charlie Barber, Preston Webb (c), Josh Bailey, Gabriel Mika, Henry Barnes, Danny-Lee Watts
Saturday squad for local derby at The Ridge (note earlier kick off 2pm)
Benn Phillips, Tom Messenger, Chris Boxshall, Rory McCredie, Josh Kennedy, Luke Couper, Nickolas Szomjas, Sid Hone, Lenny Russell, Harry Lane, Reece Pringle, Ashley Webster, Hassan Tejan, Matthew Wedge, Alfie Glendinning, Wayne Humphrys (first reserve), James Maguire (second reserve)
For amendments to the training schedule, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page. Can people PLEASE park with consideration for others? I know it is a pain when things are hectic – but leaving big gaps is not necessary. If it doesn’t rain, I will open the field gate and, one last thing, do not obstruct the emergency vehicle access to the field.
Gracie wins McDonalds PoM voucher
Training Wednesday is all ON
Under 12 McDonalds game on Saturday called off by Courtside due to covid
Training and matches for BGFC U8s DVS cancelled until further notice
Alex Potts and David Bridge looking for an away friendly following TSS covid situation – update from Karen that the league don’t want us playing friendlies
All ADYFL matches scheduled for 31 October and 7 November 2020 have been postponed by the League as a covid precaution – don’t shoot the messenger!
Under 10s McDonalds fixture is now away at Wittersham with an 11am kick off
Those on half-term wanting additional day time midweek training at Waterside, please contact email@example.com
Training at Repton and Kingswood commences NEXT WEEK (Fixtures & Events page)
Please note training is ON this evening unless notice to the contrary is published here. Parking is going to be a pain tonight – so please don’t leave big gaps between vehicles. Thank you.
Well done to all those who trained on Tuesday … it is getting darker! Remember, for most squads, this is our last week at Waterside on the grass as next week we are at external venues. There are a couple of exceptions [eg two groups are using our MUGA as per Events & Fixtures]. Please do not just cancel at Kingswood or Repton – we have paid several thousand pounds to make sure all of our members have training throughout the winter. If a manager is going to be away working, holiday etc please contact a fellow manager to cover; and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all training sessions, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page
Under 5s Academy tonight 4.30pm … all welcome … just turn up and ask for Guido
Birthday greetings today to former player Ricky Milton!
Mini-6 Executive Committee Meeting Number 18 @7pm. Venue: Pirtek Office, Unit F, The Long Barrow, Orbital Park, Ashford TN24 0GA. Invited representatives: AH, DH, JS (host), KB, Ian Mace (Discipline Officer), Brian Petken (Team management).
Training Tuesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. Please park as sensibly as possible and do not block the emergency vehicle access gate.
Birthday greetings today to Sarah Cowley and Leigh Crocker!
Update: Benn Phillips has kindly stepped in to cover Sid’s training on Wednesday for the Under 15s Skoda Caffyns squad 5.30pm. Steph or Brentley: can you please make sure the balls, cones etc are at training for Benn. Thank you.
Saturday League Cup groupings
The top 4 teams in each group will proceed to the knock-out stages (QF + SF + Final). If the final top four positions in each group cannot be decided on points alone, goal difference and then goals scored will be used in that order
The two League Cup Groupings are as follows:
Group A: The Fountain, Lenham Wanderers, Rolvenden, Folkestone Town, Sellindge SSC, Biddenden Juniors, Bromley Green, Woodchurch Reserves
Group B: Woodchurch, Smarden, Kennington Athletic, Charing, Tenterden Town A, Len Valley, Lenham Wanderers Reserves, South Willesborough Rangers
HOME teams next weekend in the ADYFL Please confirm with opponents and referees and feel free to contact Tracey if any questions on 07598 964901 or email email@example.com
Sat 24 Oct
Maria will confirm
Sid will confirm
Timmy will confirm
Chris will confirm
Dean will confirm
Damion will confirm
Alex will confirm
Alex will confirm
U9 Dream Team
Tony will confirm
Sun 25 Oct
Dave will confirm
Due to work commitments, Sid is looking for a stand-in trainer for the Under 15s on Wednesday at Waterside 5.30pm. Please contact Sid on 07391 902851 if you fit the bill and are able to help out for one evening. Thank you.
Thanks to Steve who is standing-in for Grant on Wednesday. We may need a volunteer to supervise the goalkeeper coaching on Thursday – get in touch with DH if you can help out please.
Mini-6 Executive Committee Meeting Number 18 @7pm. Venue: Pirtek Office, Unit F, The Long Barrow, Orbital Park, Ashford TN24 0GA. Invited representatives: G Turner, AH, DH, JS (host), KB, Ian Mace (Discipline Officer).
Seniors win 3-0 with goals from Brad Taffurelli (2) and Luke Couper
Under 18s play well but go down 3-0 at Sandyacres
Under 13s EKYL hit double figures and clean sheet for Harvey
Bodkin and Sheber the focus today: all the results here
AFC Locomotive 4-5 Albion
Ashford Genclik 11-0 Grasshoppers
Brewmaster 2-0 South Willesborough
Charing 2-0 Sandgate
Mersham 1-7 Market
AFC Guildhall 1-3 Pilgrims
Appledore 3-4 Folkestone Utd Reserves
Bromley Green 3-0 Ashford Spartans
Charing Reserves 3-2 Waterside
Lolzors 4-0 FC Folkestone
Lydd Town 4-1 Mersham Reserves
Park Farm Rangers 1-0 Ashford Dynamo
Singleton Barn 0-3 Ashford Utd Reserves
Under 13s Pirtek find form
Goals from Harley White (4), Charlie Bryant (3) and Oliver Burrett (3) brought about a 10-0 victory at the Faversham Recreation Ground against the local Hurricanes side. Trip to McDonalds afterwards with manageress Hollie awarding some recent vouchers for Sat and Sun players which rounded off a happy day. Thanks to all the parents for their support and special mention for Richard and Damion. Training on Thursday at 5.30pm please to prepare for next Sunday’s visit to Hartsdown Park where we face Ramsgate Orange.
Results in our U13 EKYL Division
Barham 0-3 Ramsgate Orange
Dynamo Utd 2-4 Lyminge
Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 0-10 Bromley Green
Faversham Strike Force Lightning 7-0 Cheriton Colts
Will Lines reports on the Under 18s home game with Faversham Town
Bromley Green 0-3 Faversham Town
A difficult day for the boys where things never really took off offensively. A slow start had us down 2-0 early on and we struggled to get a foothold in the game. We did well to react after the second goal, challenging the opponents more but was always chasing the game. A couple of first half injuries to Ronnie and Dom also set us back a bit. The boys did great to stay in the game and make it harder afternoon for the opposing team which, after the first 15 minutes, looked like they could have run away with it a bit. Thanks Will
Results in our EKYL Division
Bromley Green 0-3 Faversham Town
Chartham 2-2 Deal Town Rangers
Under 18s at Sandyacres this afternoon – photos from Jo Wyer
Birthday greetings Sunday to Daryll Lindridge!
BGFC Under 12s McDonalds two wins on the spin with Truelove double
On Saturday, Bromley Green U12s McDonalds welcomed Smarden Juniors for their first home match of the season. We started well with a few chances that should have been taken. A goal line clearance from Oliver Burrett and good save from James Truelove kept the score at 0-0. We broke the deadlock with a wonderful long range effort from David Truelove to make it 1-0 at half time. The second half was much like the first with us not finishing our chances. A nice run from Charlie saw him tripped up in the box to award us a penalty. David stepped up to make it 2-0 and that’s how it finished. Our first clean sheet of the season. Very proud of an excellent team performance. McDonalds Player of the Match went to Oliver Burrett who played his first game at CB and was fantastic. I’ve asked parents to be at training by 5:30pm Tuesday. Chris.
Editor’s note: Oliver is unavailable until next weekend, so we will present his voucher on his return
What’s on today …
Sunday seniors Home Ashford Spartans (10.30am) [Sheber Cup] Referee Ross Cooper.
U18s Home Faversham Town (2pm) [EKYL]. Referee Mark Roberts.
U13s Pirtek Away Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes (12.30pm) [EKYL]. Please meet in our car park 11am sharp. Venue: Faversham Recreation Ground, Park Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8EU.
Saturday senior results in our division
Bromley Green 3-1 Biddenden Juniors
Lenham Valley 1-1 South Willesborough Rangers
Sellindge SSC 6-0 Woodchurch Reserves
Tenterden A P-P Woodchurch Reserves
Our U10s McDonalds in action yesterday – more photos from Aaron Kelly
[McDonalds Player of the Match presented at training on Wednesday]
U13s Pirtek EKYL squad for Sunday (meet our car park 11am)
Harvey, Ben, Archie, Gabriel, Charlie Bryant, Charlie Barber, Josh, Harley, Rieyaan, Henry, Preston (c), Thomas, Kris, Oliver
Catching up with the action … starting with Ibrahim
Results now in
U16 TMS 1-5 Charing (MIckey Mabb on target for the Green) and Bromley Green 3-1 Biddenden Juniors (Alfie Glendinning with a treble on his return from suspension)
The Utilitas U13s played some great stuff but ended up on the wrong end of a 9-goal thriller. Our four goals were provided by Charlie Bryant (3) and Timmy Russell.
Some excellent passing football from the U9 Globals and the U10 McDonalds … not allowed to give the scores – sorry, don’t shoot the messenger!
Staplehurst X v Bromley Green Global X goals from George x 3 and Daniel Vincent 2 we went to a 5-goal lead but put foot off the gas and conceded
From Aaron at the U10s McDonalds match this morning
The team this week went quite the opposite to last week by sending an all out attack! (Was nice to see them all get experience of attacking). Had some good chances but couldn’t quite finish it off. With last week’s defence, this week’s attack, we are well on the way to finding a middle ground. I think it’s now just the case of refining/training on the basics of marking, control, looking up, passing. Well done to everyone, keep your chins up and keep pushing on. [Editor – sorry not allowed to give the score]
Bromley Green McDonalds U13 3-3 Biddenden Juniors U13
Report from Damo Hatcher Very entertaining game of football today. We went 1-0 down soon after kick off, but never let our heads drop. We made a break, but was taken down in the box winning a penalty, which was confidently put away by Charlie Wren. 1-1 we was back in it. Half time we come off having conceded another goal putting us 2-1 down at the start of the second half. We come out fighting. But they got us on the break, again we ended up conceding another. We held our shape, and kept battling. We got a goal back, and the confidence within the team was growing, our defence and midfield was solid, winning the majority of the ball allowing us to turn up the pressure and push. I feel we broke their defence and was able to play with a little more freedom, dropping Ben to CB and pushing Charlie W forward. This gave us a last ditched attempt to get that one more shot away, which their keeper couldn’t get a firm grip on allowing William to follow it in and take the goal. Final score 3-3
Well done again to all that played. What a great game to watch.
Opposition PoM: Tyler Kemp
Coaches PoM: Charlie Rivett
Under 11s Hurricanes have a new way of preparing!
Friendly Charing U11s v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s
Match summary from David Bridge
Squad: Thomas, Ethan, Nathaniel, Charlie, Ibrahim, Owen, Tyler, George, Alfie and Daniel
No league game so we took the opportunity to play a challenging friendly against Charing U11s. Both teams started well and played some good football. Perhaps taking advantage of the fact Charing were used to playing offsides, we took the lead with a nicely taken goal at the far post by Owen. The team then continued to defend well against a well prepared team whose passing and movement was good. Eventually, the pressure told and Charing made it all square but we continued to be a threat on the break. A nice break out from the back was finished by Tyler to give us a half time lead.
It was quickly level after half time with a slight mix up at the back but the boys kept their heads up. Charing edged ahead but Charlie pulled us level with outstanding curling effort from outside the area. Both teams played well with Charings experience started to show with outstanding some movement and switch of play, catching us out on occasions. However, the team never gave up and continued to try and play football. Tyler pulled us to within one goal with a sweetly hit shot from edge area in last few minutes but It was not to be.
A great game of football against a really well organised team. Difficult to pick a PoTM today, proud of all the players but for his hard work, skill and growing confidence on the ball the award went to Ibrahim. Well played Ibrahim and the team – play like this in our own age group and in for good season.
BG MILCOL U7s xx-x Mersham U7s
Not allowed to give the score but on target for the Green were were Bertie 8, Lenny 3, Preston 2, Harry S 1, Harry B 2, Buddy 3.
Birthday greetings today to former player Liam Smith
Good luck and enjoyment to all the teams today. Please forward reports and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
New kit for Under 16s TMS
Good luck to the boys in their new kit - Saturday's visitors are Charing
Let’s hope for drying weather as we look forward to another packed weekend of football. All fixtures, kick off times and venues are on the Events & Fixtures page. Enjoy everyone and keep your photos and reports coming in.
Saturday’s squad for the visit of Biddenden Juniors to Sandyacres
Luke Couper, James Maguire, Chris Boxshall, Alfie Glendinning, Harry Lane, Harvey Luxford, Brian Petken, Benn Phillips, Sid Hone, Rory McCredie, Tom Messenger, Lenny Russell, Beau O’gorman, Tyler O’Gorman, Ashley Webster, Matt Wedge. First reserve Wayne Humphrys. Kick off is at 2.45pm.
Another good attendance at training last night – well done all!
Thank you to those who attended the Mini-6 Executive meeting last night and to Pirtek for hosting. Next Mini-6 is on Tuesday 20 October @7pm at the same venue. So far we have DH, AH, GT, JS (host), KB attending – therefore one vacancy remaining on a first come first served basis.
Under 7s and Under 8s Development Squad
Due to demand, we will introduce the Development Squad to training on Thursday 29 October 2020 at Repton starting promptly at 5pm. Children must be 6 years of age to take part and bring footwear suitable for the hard court plus wear shin pads. Just turn up or email for further info email@example.com
Well the heavens opened last night towards the end of training but not before some great effort had been put in across the age groups. For this evening, all sessions are ON and please park sensibly (not miles apart) and keep the emergency gate clear. Thank you.
Under 13s Pirtek and Under 13s McDonalds please note I will attempt to start at 5.30pm so we get an hour in. I appreciate it is a rush for many – but do your best please. For Sunday’s away fixture, we meet in our car park at 11am to head for Faversham Rec. DH
McDonalds Under 10s defy the rain … well done PoM Harry!