[updated throughout the day] Friday 2 December 2016 with Skoda Caffyns

Saturday 12.30pm on the clubhouse TV: Manchester City v Chelsea

Birthday greetings on Friday to John O’Neil

U14s squad for Saturday to play away to Grasshoppers
[meet in the clubhouse by 9am]
Brendan, Nathan, Conan, Ilja, Charlie, Piotr, Gift, Lash, Oliver, Kieron, Dre, Jack, Joe, Jamie, George, Jaden

U13s squad for Saturday to play away to Wye Juniors
[meet in the clubhouse by 9am]
Charlie, Lennon, Frankie, Emmett, Tom M, Tom B, Sam, Dom, Lorry, Ted, Elliot, Jack, Jasper

Sunday seniors squad for Sunday away to Fox
[meet in the clubhouse by 9am]
Louis, Cam, Mitch, Pawel, Josh, Layton, Ryan F, Connor, Liam, Matty, Levii, James, Thomas Moon. Not sure about Reece yet.

For all of this weekend’s kick off and meeting times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Fixtures Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
Premier Division
Wittersham v Smarden
Division One
Ashford Athletic Reserves v Hythe Grovellers
Tenterden Reserves v Smeeth & Brabourne
Woodchurch v Folkestone Invicta Disability
Weald of Kent Charity Cup (1.30pm)
The Three Mariners v Bromley Green

Coming soon on the clubhouse TV
Skoda CaffynsSaturday 3 December Man City v Chelsea (12.30pm)
Sunday 4 December Bournemouth v Liverpool (1.30pm)
Sunday 11 December Man Utd v Spurs (2.15pm)
Monday 12 December Bolton v Gillingham (7.45pm)
Saturday 17 December Crystal Palace v Chelsea (12.30pm)
Sunday 18 December Man City v Arsenal (4pm)

Thursday 1 December 2016 with Key Auto Trade

Clubhouse open today from 5pm

keyautotrade new logoTraining as normal for the U13s and U14s at Waterside followed by a meeting to discuss the ESF Tournament at Butlins

Training as normal tonight for the U15/16s at Knatchbull

Well done to all those who trained last night … great commitment and sincere thanks to all the coaches

BG rain jackets
The following sizes are still available @£32 each:
Small mens (38/40)
Large mens (42/44)
XL mens (46/48)

The following have been in the clubhouse for some time now … please come in and collect:

Bags: 252 Charlie Galliford; 364 Kacper H; 508 Liam Byford; 510 Alex Allan; 512  Joshua Sorrell

Green jackets: 204 Alfie Goldsmith; 252 Charlie Galliford; 261 Klaidi; 356 Kieron Smith; 501 Harley Reynolds; 507 Charlie Wright

Polo shirts: 259 Bailey Wickham; 269 Oliver Mitchell; 10971 Jake Asquith

Colts manager delighted at training turn-out

Update: all training is ON tonight as per the schedule. U8 Colts, you will be trained by Charlie Fletcher this evening in the MUGA 5-6pm. Last few Childrens Christmas Party tickets will be available tonight. Those that ordered BG hats and tracksuit bottoms, please see D Homewood tonight. Hoodies – virtually all gone – ask DH for remaining stock.

Birthday greetings to Stevie B today!

Twenty-one players at training pleases manager
Attendance at training continues to be good across the club and none more so than the U15 Colts who had a full quota of 21 players at Highworth on Tuesday evening. Team manager Duncan Randall praised the group, describing their efforts on a bitterly cold night as ‘awesome’. Following Saturday’s victory, the Colts have a free weekend coming up. Keep up the good work everyone!

Sponsored by Karl Terry Roofing, the U15 Colts have added to their squad and had 21 players at training on Tuesday

Sponsored by Karl Terry Roofing, the U15 Colts have added to their squad and had 21 players at training on Tuesday

On Wednesday night, it is the turn of the U8 Colts, U10s EKYL and U11s at Waterside while the U10s ADYL, U12s and U15s EKYL squads are at the North School on the 3g. Sean Phelan’s charges are still in with a shout of the title and face another stern test with the short trip to face local rivals Kennington Juniors on  Sunday.

Looking forward to Thursday, the U13s and U14s are training as normal at Waterside with Martin Wirt’s U15/16s at Norton Knatchbull to prepare for an away meeting with Grasshoppers this coming Saturday.

Clubhouse opening times: Wednesday 4.30pm/Thursday 5pm

Updates to follow …

Tuesday 28 November 2016 with KC Scaffolding

KC Scaffolding logoFull marks to all those who turned up to train despite the cold last night and thanks to the coaches for their splendid efforts

Training tonight for the U8s in the North School hall (6-7pm) and the U15 Colts at Highworth School (6-7pm)

Club rain jackets, hats and a few hoodies remaining … see Dave Homewood on Wednesday/Thursday

Childrens Christmas Party: literally a handful of tickets left now and once they are gone, they are gone … thanks to all for your support … great to have another sell-out!

Some of you have asked about a Family Quiz on 17 December after the Christmas Party … let an Executive member know if you are interested and we will see about organising

356 Kieron Smith green jacket is in the clubhouse
330 Charlie Fletcher green jacket is in the clubhouse

Monday 28 November 2016

Birthday greetings today to Jamie Allan!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Training at Waterside for U8 Colts, U10 EKYL, U11s and U13s

Reminder to U13s and U14s of Thursday’s meeting
logo-esfThere is a meeting of all those going on the Butlins trip next year with the purpose of discussing basics such as transport and spending money. It is particularly important that a parent or guardian attends. The meeting will be after training on Thursday and will only last a short while.

Updates throughout the day …

Sunday briefly with Karl Terry Roofing: today’s results

Karl TerryWell, that was a weekend no-one could claim [on or off the field] was boring!

Managerial changes, vital wins for both senior squads, a first win for the U15 Colts and bagfuls of goals (for and against!)

childrens-christmas-party1Firstly, please note that all training is ON tomorrow (Monday) including the EKYL U10s. The clubhouse will be open from 4.30pm. For the U10s EKYL, your Christmas Party tickets are in the clubhouse so please see Dave Homewood. Can we have all money in now please from the other teams … hopefully you have sold out.

natural-hair-1This morning the seniors booked a place in the last four of the league cup, coming from behind to defeat Aldington 4-1 at Waterside. James Haylock-Ashdown (2), Tom Moon and Matt Wedge (pen) were on target for the Green; while Steve Cowell had netted early on for the visitors. In the semi final we travel to meet Ashstone Galacticos on 18 December. Scroll down for all of today’s local results.

U13s in 12-goal thriller

Well done Frankie who was outstanding in a 12-goal thriller with Staplehurst yesterday ... report to follow

Well done Frankie – outstanding in a 12-goal nailbiter with Staplehurst yesterday … report from David Spencer is below

It was a hard fought match this week where we were just trailing from the start and by half time the score was 4 – 3 against us.  In the second half we just could not close the deficit despite some near misses and the game ended 7 – 5 to Staplehurst.  A special thanks to Derek Baker who stood in as referee when our league referee failed to show.  Player of the match went to Frankie who was brilliant at the back defending and holding off many attacks and clearing several loose balls.  Well done Frankie 👍   See you all on Monday boys.

keyautotrade new logoThanks to Pat for all his work with the U10s EKYL squad; unfortunately due to work commitments he has had to step down and the reins have been taken up by John O’Neil and Ian Clark with immediate effect. Training will go back to twice a week now [Mondays and Wednesdays] so please spread the word. Next Saturday the lads are away to St Margarets and details are on the Events & Fixtures page.

Report of the U15 Colts victory to follow …

Results Ashford & District Sunday League
Division One
Kennington 5-0 Prince Albert
Lolzors 3-4 Locomotive Reserves
Shepway Spartans 3-4 Cheriton
Stanhope 6-0 Sandgate

Division Two
Burton Grove 5-0 New Romney
Givaudan 0-5 Willesborough
Grasshoppers v Cavaliers OFF Grasshoppers unable to field a side

Division Three
Fox Sunday 3-2 Kingsnorth Pilgrims

Premier Division Cup
Locomotive 1-2 Brewmasters
Charing 2-4 Market
Mersham 9-0 Troggs

Division Three Cup
Ashford Spartans 1-9 Ashstone Galacticos
Ashford United Colts 1-5 Stour Valley
Bromley Green 4-1 Aldington
Troggs Reserves 1-6 White Horse

Sheber Cup
Appledore 0-1 Mersham Reserves

[updated] Webster double enough to keep Green top … into Sunday with Apex Facades

Passing of football stalwart

Sad news has arrived that Barry Goodsell passed away on Saturday. Barry enjoyed several roles in football, notably the past 26 years as Fixture Secretary for the Kent County League. Sincere condolences are offered to Barry’s family. RIP.

Birthday greetings this Sunday to Sam Phelan and recent BG Valiants signing David Warde!

Debby will open up today in time for the Sunday seniors 9am meet time … good luck in the cup game boys. We only have one match in the club today as it is a free Sunday for the U15s EKYL squad. BG Valiants training as normal this morning at Pitchside and Waterside.

Sunday’s local fixtures

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Division One
Kennington v Prince Albert
Lolzors v Locomotive Reserves
Shepway Spartans v Cheriton
Stanhope v Sandgate

Division Two
Burton Grove v New Romney
Givaudan v Willesborough
Grasshoppers v Cavaliers

Division Three
Fox Sunday v Kingsnorth Pilgrims

Premier Division Cup
Locomotive v Brewmasters
Charing V Market
Mersham v Troggs

Division Three Cup
Ashford Spartans v Ashstone Galacticos
Ashford United Colts v Stour Valley
Bromley Green v Aldington
Troggs Reserves v White Horse

Sheber Cup
Appledore v Mersham Reserves

APEXAfter last week’s bad result at Tenterden, the seniors bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Ashford Dynamo at Waterside. Two more goals for Ashley Webster in a sporting game well handled by referee Neil Holmes.

Ashford & District League results
Premier Division
Bromley Green 2-0 Ashford Dynamo
Lydd Thirds 2-4 Tenterden Town
Smarden 6-1 South Willesborough Warriors
The Three Mariners 7-0 Wittersham

Division One
Hythe Grovellers 2-4 Folkestone Invicta Disability
Kennington Reserves 6-2 Smeeth & Brabourne
Rolvenden Reserves 3-3 Ashford Athletic Reserves
Woodchurch 1-1 Tenterden Reserves

Some Photos from  Saturday

Splendid entertainment with the U12s ... scroll down for more photos

Splendid entertainment with the U12s … scroll down for more photos

U12s group on return

U12s group on return


Well done Ells … U12s PoM


Happy days for the U12s

Alfie Taylor is our PoM ... well done!

Alfie Taylor is our U15 Colts PoM … well done! A 5-1 victory today

The U11s smiling despite a defeat

The U11s smiling despite a defeat

Well done Mr C!

Well done Aidan

U11s summary from Steph: Unfortunately we lost 5-2 to Park Farm but were a little unlucky. All played well with goals from Aidan & Clayton. Player of the Match was Aidan. Well done boys!

BGFC U8s who put on a brave show

BGFC U8s who put on a brave show

PoM U8s Travis

PoM U8s Travis … well done!