Tuesday 15 October 2019

Urgent message from Rob: U12s McDonalds training is off tonight as Rob is stuck in London and there is no cover available. Apologies to all affected. Please spread the word.

Clubhouse opening 4.30pm each evening

All training is ON during this week

U9 Hurricanes tournament report from David Bridge

Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler , Ethan, Sean, Charlie, Owen, Daniel and Ibrahim

Another good tournament performance from Hurricanes at the wet and windy Respect League Tournament in Charing. In difficult conditions the team continued to play football the way we know they can. The team has really learned to defend resolutely but also have the confidence to bring the ball out from the back. This combined with the continued passing game meant the team topped the group with 3 wins and 1 draw. With 5 goals scored (Alfie 2, Ibrahim 2 and Tyler 1) and zero goals conceded this was a real team performance to top the group.

A great game in the semi- final saw the boys take the lead against Headcorn but was unfortunately pegged back in the last few minutes. Chances continued to flow at both ends with posts being hit but eventually ended in a draw. It then went to the dreaded penalties and unfortunately this time the team was on the losing end. However, they win together, lose together. 

Difficult to pick out any individuals with such a strong team performance but special mention to Ibrahim for getting his first goals for the Hurricanes. Proud parents and coaches again tonight boys – well done 👍

Under 18s

U18s PoM Ilja with manager Dennis Monk

Weekend round-up … Monday training is all on

Monday: all training is on tonight … start early if you can … clubhouse open from 4.30pm

Monday: birthday greetings to Michelle Glover and Ryan Ford

BGV Adults at their tournament on Sunday … more photos and reports to follow on the BGV Page
  • Firsts slam SIMLA in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup
  • Reserves smash local rivals 8-2
  • Under 12s Pirtek fantastic win in 7-goal thriller
  • BGV Adults tournament reports to follow
  • Dennis not happy with U18s display at Herne Bay
  • BG Girls progress in Cup
Sunday firsts before smashing SIMLA in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup with their new tops sponsored by Green legend and Vice-President Lee Williams, proprietor of ABM

Gary Gibbs reports on today’s Kent Premier Cup victory over SIMLA

Today we entertained a very experienced Simla side. Starting with only 11 men and no subs due to work commitments and holidays it was going to be tough. But we started all guns blazing and with Pat and Luke linking up well Luke grabbed a super hat trick within 10 minutes. Simla pulled one back on the half hour mark to show that we could not switch off. After the break it was more of the same with the whole team putting themselves in front of the ball and defending superbly. Luke claimed his 4 and 5 with Simla wondering how to handle him. Connor Little went for a 50/50 tackle and came out worse off breaking bones in his foot. With only a few minutes on the clock Pat broke down the left to pull the ball back to the edge of the box to find Shrimp who calmly slotted the ball in the bottom corner – hard and low. Another great team performance. Keep it going lads and a successful season lies ahead.

Editor: Next week’s game with Brewmaster is OFF due to the Brews cup commitments

Eight for Sunday Reserves

Charlie Wallis hit a hat trick at The Ridge as the seconds defeated Pilgrims 8-2. Sam Ades (2), Jordan Osborne (2) and Brad Osborne completed the scoring.

U12s EKYL win sporting 7-goal thriller 4-3

Preston Webb is our Pirtek Player of the Match on Sunday afternoon – seen here with referee Alicia Grimmond

Another EKYL match that was compulsive viewing – no-one can claim we are boring! Fortunes ebbed and flowed but in-form midfielder Preston Webb was inspirational and his opportunist hat-trick epitomised the massive learning curve the squad is on. In recent games I have witnessed Thomas smashing home with his left foot, William thundering in a header and today Preston firing home hard and low – these are not accidents, they are tangible examples of improvement through training. For good measure, Kris Kostov made the most of a defensive mix-up to complete the tally and ensure maximum points. Great stuff from all the squad and thanks to Faversham Strike Force Lightning for joining us afterwards, referee Alicia and linesperson Cameron … well done everyone! 

Green: Harvey Prior, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins, Charlie Ward, Preston Webb, Henry Barnes, Rieyaan Nuanko, Keiran Branch, Kris Kostov, Elizabeth Monday.

Next week we have another tough away match against Faversham Town (meet 12.30pm sharp in the clubhouse). Training 5.30pm Thursday please for everyone as there is now real competition for places. I will be arranging day time training sessions during the half term and all are expected to attend. DH

Bromley Green U14 Girls Cup Success by Steve Sutton

BG Girls before their terrific League Cup win on Sunday

The U14 girls were away to Anchorian Hearts in the Winston Cup, rearranged from last weekend.

The rain held off till the second half but a strong cross pitch wind hampden some of the play but the girls start off with the wind in there favour. The game was tight and stilted but on 15 minutes the girls broke the hearts line and Chloe was pushed wide, but superbly finished from a tight angle.

3 minutes later the lead was doubled when Grace drove through the home team to coolly finish.

The scored stayed that way until half time.

The second half started similar to the first half but 8 minutes into the half the Greens had built pressure around the home team box when the ball broke through the defensive line, Grace reacted quickest slotting the ball home to give the final score of a 3-0 win to the Greens.

It was the first outing of the new kit sponsored by Willian Charles Hair dressing from Tenterden.

Joanne was the Bromley player of the day with Nicole earning the opposition player of the day

Good luck to all the teams playing Sunday and please park sensibly at the ground

Clubhouse open Sunday from 8am till 5pm

BGFC U8 Dream Team award winners from Saturday – scroll down for report
Some of the U12 McDonalds team that featured in a 12-goal thriller – scroll down for report
Under 11 Warriors concentrating as usual! Scroll down for match report
BGFC U9 Hurricanes who were superb at the tournament on Saturday morning

Fountain too strong on the day

The much-awaited return clash between the Green and Fountain was full of endeavour with the visitors running out deserved victors to the tune of 5-2. On target for the Green were Richard Floyd and Kai Friday. Keiron Smith was voted PoM by Fountain.

Happy Dreams! Report from Tony Nelson

So we travelled to Park Farm for an early kick off with the team were looking to bounce back from first defeat, which I am pleased to say we did with the best team performance to date. 

All the kids played their socks off, and showed that as a team when all pulling together can perform very well. 

The development was there for all to see and showed that playing the football and using movement off the ball they can create and enjoy themselves at the same time. 

Very pleased with what we see happy coaches Tony & Damo.

Goal scorers Bubba 1, Kai 1 & Archie 1

Special mention to all the players Billie-Joe, Noah, Harvey, Kai, Bubba, Dexter and Archie; let’s keep playing kids – pleasure to watch well done to you all!

U9s report from Dennis Monk at the tournament

The Under 9s finished joint third was a good tournament but really bad refereeing that’s the reason we didn’t go through to the semi-finals. Not happy about this but the boys enjoyed the day Player of the tournament was George Welsby. First game we lost 2-1, second game 0-0, 3rd game win 1-0 and 4th lost 1-0.

U11 Warriors enjoy great game with Charing Whites by Dave Homewood

A sporting affair at Waterside with the Green goals coming from Harley (4), Joseph (2) and Henry (2). Credit to Sam, the visitors’ keeper, who pulled off a string of top class stops. Our Player of the Match was Joseph for his ability to ‘listen’ in addition to excellent work down the right flank. Shame that some had better things to do and let the squad down but the nine were fantastic. Well played everybody!

Green: Oliver, Reegan, Archie, Oskar, Harley, Henry, Jake, Joseph, Charlie

U12s McDonalds report by Rob Finn
Today we welcomed Park Farm Rangers to Waterside and what a cracking game it was with 12 goals being scored; including 4 own goals on our part! We started off strong and took a deserved lead when Sam fired home 1-0 but some sloppy defending we gifted Park Farm an equaliser 1-1. Then came the nightmare in the space of 15 minutes 4 own goals. HT 1-5. Second half we started the stronger side  and pulled 3 goals back all coming from Sam with some wonderful strikes 4-5 the boys kept pressing for more and chances come but the opposition keeper made some fine saves from Daniel, Sam and Kris. Then as we pressed for the equaliser we got caught out with a counter attack 4-6.  Then Sam hits the upright with a fierce shot but 5 minutes later Daniel fires home 5-6. This game was end to end stuff and could have gone either way but 2 minutes from the end we conceded again to make the final score 5-7. PoTM today went to Sam for his 4 goals and his overall work rate but well done to all players that played today. Cheers Rob.

Friday into the weekend with ABM

Updates tonight on today’s action …

Weather permitting, we are in for a real football fest this weekend with our two first teams staging important matches at Waterside. Leaders Fountain Inn visit on Saturday for a 2.45pm kick-off while on Sunday old Kent Cup rivals SIMLA are here for a second round Kent Sunday Premier Cup tie (10.30am kick-off). If the weather is really naughty, pitch inspector Shane Cowley will make an early decision both days.

Sunday U12s Pirtek home to Faversham Strike Force Lightning (meet 1pm) in the EKYL

Charlie Ward, Harvey Prior, Josh Bailey, Harrison Petken, Henry Barnes, Ben Hatcher, Preston Webb, Kieran Branch, Thomas Hawkins, Rieyaan Nuanko, Amin Mawloud, Abdelrahman Hellah, Elizabeth Monday, Kris Kostov. Away is William Spiers and injured is Liam Monk. Probably our hardest test to date; but we are learning quickly and grabbing two wins from our first three league matches can’t be bad! All on time please by 1pm.

Happy birthday to young Phil ‘Pip’ Castle on Friday!

Clubhouse open from 10am till midday Friday

Weekend update later …

Changes in roles

Bit of a swap around with managers as Phil Castle takes up a new challenge with the Under 15s and Dennis Monk will now manage the Under 11 Warriors from next week

On Saturday the U11 Warriors will be with Dave Homewood for their home game with Charing Whites (meet 8am in the clubhouse) and Pip’s final squad selection is: Oliver, Reegan, Archie, Lenny, Joseph, Oskar, Jake, Sabri, Henry, Charlie, Harley, Thomas

Under 9s … don’t forget you meet at 7.20am on Saturday to prepare for the league tournament at Charing. Clubhouse will be open with DH from 7am for coffee and bacon!

Congratulations Damion!

Well done to our very own Damion Truelove who is now officially a Mini Soccer referee.

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Midweek updates

Thursday: clubhouse open from 4.30pm

Those groups that wish to start training early to beat the fading light, please do so … no goalkeeper training Thursday as Grant and Steve have work commitments (back to normal next Thursday)

Note: message from Alex Potts that there is no training Thursday evening for the U9 Hurricanes

There have been adjustments to the winter training schedule by Shane and I will forward his email later

PLEASE park sensibly as we will not be able to continue parking on the field as the wet weather creeps in … in other words, please don’t leave big gaps between vehicles … thank you

U9s in brilliant form

BGFC Under 9s and TSS entertained the crowd on Wednesday evening. We are not allowed to publish the result but well done to both teams for an end-to-end match. Josiah J earned the Player of the Match award and also netted for the Green whose other scorers were Samuel S and Alfie J.

For more photos from last night’s game, please use the Bromley Green FC facebook page or the Bromley Green U9s facebook page

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm Wednesday and Thursday

All training is on Wednesday evening

BGV Adults note you start at Ashford Prep School tonight (8-9pm)

Good luck to the U9s who welcome TSS with a 5.30pm kick off

Under 12s McDonalds squad for Saturday

Alfie, Mitchell, Sam, Daniel, Amin, Abdel, Kris, Rieyaan, Harvey, Kyla, Elizabeth 

Green jackets still in clubhouse to be collected

239 Kacper Kedzierski

476 Freddie Churchman

547 Harry Chapple

583 Ronnie Rolfe

592 Joseph Robbins

593 Chloe-Tia Lloyd

595 Daniel Ellis

597 George Wellsby

603 Jessica Sorrell

604 Joshua Sorrell

906 Harvey-Lee Cooper

908 Umoh Iniobong

T-shirts still in clubhouse

374 Bobby Todd

495 Danny Shaw

522 Ronnie Judge

More updates …

Don’t forget the date! Friday 25 October at Waterside where we will hold an event in aid of the charity CALM. The fun gets under way at 3pm with the doors open all day.

Clubhouse open 4.30pm each day this week for training

For up to date training and match times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Photos for the time being are published on our facebook pages (become ‘friends’ with Dave Homewood and I will enrol you)

Report for Bromley Green DVS v Hawkinge (away) by John Butcher

We went into this game knowing we we have to be at our best. Hawkinge have given us some tough games in the past and especially in our last match against them so we knew we had to put in a shift. 

I have to say the whole team performed really well and the pitch didn’t help at times due to it being on quite an incline. That said we managed to play what was our best game of the season. Passing the ball really well and and working hard for one another. Alfie was our player of the match this week , and he showed us what know her is capable off. Using his skills on the ball , holding it up well and laying of some great passes as well. That was followed closely by Jack Mansfield who also out a great performance in but like I say this was a real team effort and everyone worked for one another and dug deep. Well done to Hawkinge as well who put up a good fight in good game of football 

A really pleasing game and we are now looking forward to a break from the league and entering the tournament next week. 

Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 3-6 Bromley Green Pirtek

Another sporting contest looked to be in the bag when goals by Thomas Hawkins and Kris Kostov gave us a 2-0 advantage; but fortunes ebbed and flowed and a lack of concentration on our part aided the home team to joyously take a 3-2 lead.

Both teams created, and missed, gilt-edged chances but Thomas with two more, Kris again and Keiran Branch settled the issue as we finished strongly.

Preston was arguably our most influential player, breaking up opposing attacks and forging us forward; but credit to all 14 members of the squad for not sulking or moaning if substituted. The boys and girls are well aware that we just cannot field 14 players all game!

Selecting a Player of the Match is always difficult as our ethos is one of collective effort. However, for his all-round play and superb attitude, this week it goes to Ben Hatcher.

Thanks as always to the parents for their support and well done everybody! On to next week when we welcome highly-rated Faversham Strike Force Lightning to Waterside.

Green: Charlie Ward, Ben Hatcher, Josh Bailey, Harrison Petken, Elizabeth Monday, Amin Mawloud, Rieyaan Nuanko, William Spiers, Keiran Branch, Thomas Hawkins, Preston Webb, Kris Kostov, Henry Barnes, Harvey Prior.

Under 12s McDonalds report from Rob Finn

Today we traveled to the marsh to face grasshoppers with 4 players letting me down at the last minute it was going to be a struggle with a makeshift team against a strong grasshoppers side but well done to the ones that did show up and gave there all a disappointing result but ha ho there’s always next week POTM went to Mitchell who was solid at the back .players need to be more committed as your not letting me down your letting your team mates down I need everyone at training Tuesday or you won’t be selected to play at home to Park Farm on Saturday. Cheers Rob.

Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s v Headcorn Jets
Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler , Ethan, George, Sean, Charlie, Owen, Daniel and Ibrahim
Another good performance from the Hurricanes after giving themselves a difficult start. Daniel in goal pulling off some fantastic reflex saves to prevent the task being made even harder. The second half started as we know this team can play, pegging Headcorn back for the rest of the game. Tyler scored with a well taken finish, however goal of the match was left until the end. A fantastic swung in cross from the right was volleyed home at the back post by Owen. The team continued to push until the end but unfortunately ran out of time. 
A cliche but truly a game of ‘two halves’ and some strong performances all round. However, for his performance in the first half and keeping the team in it with some excellent saves, the parents PotM went to Daniel. Well done Dan 👍. 

BGFC U9 Hurricanes before their game on Saturday

Dream Team report from Tony and Damo

Hi Dave,

So we played Wittersham a very good and organised little team, showing us the level we want to work to. 

We had moments and at times played some nice football. 

However today was a good test and one that we will learn from, 2nd half we enjoyed more of the ball and got a goal. 

Billie-Joe done well in her first full league game as our now no1. 

Happy that most the kids didn’t get disheartened in a hard game and took this as it should be a learning curve.

Well done Dream Team more to work on and develop we will get there if we stick together and keep believing in our team as always very happy to be be enjoying this ride with you. 

Goal scorers 1 kai  – PoTM: Harvey 

Tony and Damo 

Utilitas U12s report by Timmy Russell

Todays opponents was smarden We played solid at the back and created slots of chances upfront but the breakthrough just wouldn’t come we changed the formation slightly and we scored almost imedediatly through phoebe second half and again we came close the team worked hard and after several corners and attacks charlie b struck the ball just inside the opponents half sweetly placing it in the top of the net 2,0 game over. Well done to all great team effort preston josh clean sheets mom went to harrison solid at the back as always well done all of you

BG Global v Hawkinge report by Alex Hebbes

Bromley Green started brightly and went a goal up through Tyler Q, shortly after Hawkinge equalised with a low shot past Tyler G, Hawkinge creates a few chances but couldn’t score. Tyler again scored when a quickly taken corner by George C making his league debut found both Tyler and Ed in the area unmarked with Tyler finishing well. Hawkinge equalised again before half time with a well worked goal. Both keepers making saves early in 2nd half with mom Tyler G in good form keeping is in the game, BG could have taken the lead after a handball in the area, however Kuba put the penalty wide. Kuba did get his goal with a nice move and through ball from Danny V found Kuba in on goal finishing well into the top corner. Hawkinge again equalised quickly with an overload from a counter and took the lead with the eventual winner with a few mins on the clock. Pleased to see how the players reacted to a tough few weeks and have started to play like the confident team from the opening games again. Man of the match Tyler G

Random selection of photos … more to follow on our facebook pages

Henry Barnes: PoM for the U11 Warriors
BGFC Under 9s – concentrating as always!
Congratulations Alfie Judge – PoM for our U9s on Saturday

The weekend … with sponsors ABM Group

Happy birthday Sunday to Harry Wood!

Briefly Sunday night

Sunday Reserves win 7-1 in a friendly with Faversham Town

Under 18s great game with Canterbury Youth before going down 3-0

Late goal surge brings Under 12s Pirtek dramatic victory in Faversham

All the details plus Saturday’s reports to follow … please be patient, it has been a long weekend!

Latest update: Sunday Firsts away game is OFF

Pesky rain has ruined things for many but – as far a we know – the following are still on: Reserves home in a friendly at 11am, U18s home to Canterbury 2pm and U12s Pirtek away to Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes (meet clubhouse 12.30pm). Any updates on here and facebook.

Urgent update: BG Girls away game with Anchorians is OFF due to waterlogged pitch

Sunday morning update from Dave Spencer and Nick Cook: ALL BG VALIANTS TRAINING IS OFF THIS MORNING DUE TO THE RAIN

BGV Adults tournament is OFF on Sunday … training as normal at Waterside

Birthday greetings on Saturday to Conan Wyer and the hard working Ashford & District League officer Ben Marshall!

Saturday opening just before 8am with Leah-Ann and Sunday just before 9am with Sonia

Good luck to all the BG teams this weekend and please submit reports and photos to dhomewood@yahoo.com

Under 10s squad at home to Charing Blacks

Catalina, Ethan, Cyrus, Aiden, Jesse, Patrik, Daeyann, Thomas, Logan, Callum (captain)

Under 15s ready to take on leaders

We are looking forward to an entertaining home match with in-form Hythe Town on Saturday (10.30am kick off). The seasiders have won all their matches to date but we will be looking to cause an upset. Unfortunately, Ben S and Bobby M are missing but the squad has enough talent to make its mark – it’s all about belief! We meet at 9.30am and the squad is: Aleks, Josh, Jake, Igor, Dan, Toby, Kieran, Elliott D, Elliott G, Bobby W, Jack, Nijo. Don’t be late! DH

Welcome to new players Logan and Daeyaan who joined Peter’s U10 squad this week and come straight into the reckoning against Charing Blacks at Waterside on Saturday. Don’t forget … it is an early meeting time this week! Please be at club by 8.15am to prepare.

Also new is Rieyaan who links up with Rob on Saturdays and Dave on Sundays in the Under 12s. Welcome!

Friday: clubhouse open 10am – 12.30pm for garment/bag collection, paying of debts, chat about ideas etc … all members welcome to drop in

Friday: happy birthday to Lillie Edwards! Spelling test is on the way!

Saturday seniors away in Kent Cup. You will need to meet in the clubhouse by 11.30am. Venue Tonbridge Sports Ground TN9 1HR. Good luck boys. Timmy Russell will be taking you.

U12s McDonalds squad to play away to Grasshoppers on Saturday

Kavalli Anderson, Alfie Collier, Abdel Hellah, Sam ifeakor, Daniel ifeakor, Kris Kostov, Amin Mawloud, Elizabeth Monday, Kyla Prior, Harvey Prior, Mitchell Ojiator, Rieyaan Naunko 

U12s Pirtek Away Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes [Meet 12.30pm]

Squad to travel this Sunday:

Charlie Ward; Josh Bailey, Preston Webb, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Harvey Prior, Kris Kostov, Keiran Branch, Thomas Hawkins, Elizabeth Monday, Henry Barnes, William Spiers, Amin Mawloud, Rieyaan Naunko. Injured Liam Monk.

King George’s Playing Field, The Mount, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8TH. Parking in Upper St Anne’s Road, which is approximately 3 minutes walk. Please note that there are closures at Brenley corner roundabout this weekend which could cause some traffic problems.

Bromley Green Vice President Lee Williams is kindly sponsoring rain jackets for the Sunday Firsts squad … many thanks

Thursday 3 October 2019

Executive Committee Meeting tonight at 7.45pm

Birthday greetings Thursday to Ian Mace!

Clubhouse open from 4.30pm

Check training times on the Events & Fixtures page

Note that the external winter training sessions don’t begin until week commencing Monday 28 October (BGV 9 November)

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