Saturday 16 October 2021

To clarify who to contact [all details will shortly be published on the Contact Us page]

Mickey Mabb double as first team win 5-3 against Smarden

Reserves win 4-2 in sensational Saturday for the Green with keeper Ryan Hodges outstanding

Wins for Sid, Tony and Marc, Chris … great stuff … all the details to follow; plus George Collins nets with his right!

Mickey Mabb (2), Lenny Russell and Tommy Hilden were on target as the firsts took the spoils from a 5-3 win over Smarden. Good performance from Luke Harcourt between the sticks and veteran defender Andrew Trott while Lenny Russell was the winner of the Player of the Match award

At Wittersham, scores from Kyle Saunders, Chris Boxshall, Tom Linford and new signing Daryl Whiffen earned the seconds a welcome three points from a 4-2 victory. Pleasing performance with Ryan Hodges the Player of. the Match.

An emphatic 8-1 success for Sid and the U16s. On target were Brentley, Jacob 2, Ollie 2, Tom, Joe Clark, and Theo. Alex White was our Player of the Match.

From Tony Nelson

Hi Dave 

Match report BG u10s v Ramsgate u10s

So we played today at home against a strong Ramsgate team, who made the game enjoyable from the off , they did not come to make up numbers and showered from the off their ability to get amongst it and break up play and play football.

Once we started to play football the chances started to come but it wernt to midway from when we got our noses Infront with a superb bit of play and great finish from Geroge.

2nd half we came out and imposed out football much better and more and more attacks started to be created , with Kai and Brad getting on the score sheet.

Good game well played to both teams.

Joint POTM Daniel V & Dexter who put in some Great effort to keep the game in our favour.

Martyn Smith delighted with the Under 12s Double J Boxing squad

Goals from Player of the Match James Worthington (2), a Joe Nicholson free kick and a penalty converted by Tyler Sorsbie saw Martyn and company return home with a terrific 4-2 triumph following a tough encounter with Folkestone outfit Dynamo. 3-1 to the Green at the interval – keep it going boys and girls!

Back h one with the points from a 4-2 away success to keep the sponsors happy

A double from James – plus the Player of the Match accolade
Two of my favourite little monkeys!

Birthday greetings today to Christopher Keogh

New signings for seniors lined up to make their debuts this weekend

A number of new signings have been completed in readiness for this weekend with former youth player ‘Old Boy’ Joe Griffin returning on Sundays after several years away. Alex has also been busy with Daryl Whiffen moving over from Len Valley and Aylesford-based Jason Thomson expected to make their debuts. Update: Jason is unwell.

Brian and his charges entertain highly-rated Smarden at Waterside while Alex and co are off to Wittersham (both games kick off at 2.45pm). Sunday offers three challenges with the firsts away to AFC Guildhall, the reserves at home to Folkestone United Reserves and the thirds at ‘home’ to Hugin Vikings at the Jackey Bakers Field. All Sunday fixtures get under way at 10.30am.

Meanwhile, Damion Truelove is looking to build a winning team and has added Henry and Joshua Clark to his McDonalds squad. Lots of new faces at training … welcome!

Those who attend the Thursday night goalkeeping sessions, please note only two more weeks remain due to the clocks changing. So a winter break is looming – but rest assured Grant will resume activities next March.

U18s TMS go down 6-0 away but lots of promise, Daniel Ellis and Tyler Quarrie netted for Ricky and co but we lost 5-2 largely as a result of silly mistakes.

Samuel was on target for the U9s this morning with Sean and Daniel netting for the U11 Hurricanes … details of all our games to follow later from the managers.

Well done Riley Lee our Player of the Match this morning for the Under 9s

It’s Friday!

Lunchtime update: Our opponents have called off the U14 Utilitas match tomorrow due to Covid within their club. Sorry, don’t shoot the messenger; but clarification that there is no U14 Utilitas match on Saturday.

DH – Can I have kick off and meet in the clubhouse times for the following away sides please:

U8 MILCOL away Dover Rangers Colts – received from Dean thank you

U10 away Mersham

U11 McDonalds away Grasshoppers

U15 Skoda Caffyns away Tankerton

U18 TMS away Park Farm Rangers

U14 EKYL squad for Sunday: Prior, Truelove, Naunko, Petken, Heslop, Barber, Watts, Bryant, Bailey, Hatcher, Straker, Hodges, Anderson, Fuller. Photo-shoot with sponsor Michelle Webb Childminding at 12.30pm then off to The Abbey School, Faversham for the table-topper with Faversham Town. All old kit must be returned please. Good luck boys!

Happy 87th birthday to Green legend Jack Stafford

Welcome to another new sponsor

Sponsors of our Under 9 Hurricanes whose numbers are swelling by the week

Friday – no event tonight so its all eyes on a packed weekend. Note there is no Friday night training during the winter months.

Preview of the weekend’s action to follow

Advance notice: Halloween Night is on Saturday 30 October

Thursday 14 October 2021

Congratulations to Luke Harcourt and Vicky on the birth today of a baby girl – Pearl Lin Harcourt

Happy birthday Thursday to Ann Marriott, Michelle Glover and Ryan Ford

Please collect from the clubhouse …

046Yasis LimbuBack pack
067Sean WoodBag 
084Leon MayBag 
089Brooklyn HadleyBag
104Luke CouperPolo 
124Harvey BeanGreen jacket
239Ronnie DudleyBag 
296Mickey MabbBag 
333Kai JonesBag 
334Seaton BartholomewBag 
474Ben Hatcher Green jacket
476Freddie ChurchmanGreen jacket
485Noah MoxhamBag / polo
485Noah MoxhamGreen jacket
495Archie DwyerT-shirt blue
500George FitzgeraldBack pack/ polo /t-
528Ravi RajBack pack
562Ollie DenneyBack pack
563Oscar WaitBack pack
591Kobi SmithT-shirt 
617Alfie GramsonT-shirt
619Oskar LeeT-shirt 
632Buddy BarhamT-shirt
644Oliver MikaT-shirt
657Bradley SageGreen jacket
659Alycia BorteyeBack pack
661Oliver RussellBack pack
664Eshan SapkotaBack pack
674Ethan MangondoBack pack / T-shirt
676Aaron MangondoBack pack
677Daniel MackayBack pack
678Evie PartridgeBack pack
679Charlie PartridgeBack pack
747Kenzie TippettBack pack
911Xander PriestGreen jacket
923Pablo MiraBag
1546Harvey BeaneyT-shirt blue
16621Omar NiefBack pack
16691Hasham NiefBack pack

All training tonight is on – check with your managers as many are bringing the start time forward due to the light fading about 6.20pm … depressing!

U14s EKYL please remember to bring all kit back on Sunday and then your new strip will be available before leaving for the clash with Faversham Town at the Abbey School. We plan to do a photoshoot with sponsor Michelle at 12.30pm.

Medals for our fantastic BG Junior Valiants

Elaine Sage with four of our Junior Valiants waiting to receive their awards from Alex Hebbes

Four lads whose efforts. were recognised on Wednesday night. Keep it up and thanks to Elaine and our coaches who have covered every session during the horrible pandemic 18 months. Ethan and Joshua always take their training seriously, Harrison’s motivation is the after-training food; while Daniel has made remarkable progress with hard work.

Thanks to departing Lisa – new role for Karen

Big thank you to Lisa Copham for her many hours working as our Secretary since the passing of Stan Donald last year. Sadly, Lisa is standing by her decision to step down and the baton is now taken up by Karen Barnes. Karen can be contacted on 07834 555831 or email

Maria Black has already taken the role of Registration Secretary and is doing a grand job; plus continuing with her welfare duties. So, some seismic changes within the Executive – but we are in good hands. As the old cliche goes: “It is never boring at The Green”!

Wednesday at Waterside

BGFC Junior Valiants

I have something for you after training on Wednesday – so pop into the clubhouse for your food and there will be a surprise! Training with Elaine is 5pm – bring your friends.


From Ian Mace: due to lack of light, seniors training is cancelled tonight. We will resume on Wednesday 3 November at Pitchside 3G under lights from 6.45 – 7.45pm. Please spread the word. All details of matches are on the Events & Fixtures page. Thank you Ian.

Clubhouse open today 7.30am till close tonight

Beautiful morning here at the ground as we prepare for another busy day – sadly the nights are drawing in fast. Reminder external venues will be used from 1 November through until March and the final schedule will be published on here next week. Any queries, please go through Shane.

BG%20Logo%20small[1].jpg  Bromley Green Football Club   

Junior Valiants Disability Section

Friendly group now recruiting new players up to the age of 13

Training is THIS WEDNESDAY at 5pm

(Please bring boots and shin pads)

For further details please contact


Ground: Waterside, Turner Close, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PQ

All welcome … we are a Standard Charter community family club established over ninety years

Midweek bits and pieces …

  • Dean needs a referee this Sunday 2pm for the DVS U12s home game with Herne Bay Cobras – anyone out there available, please contact Dean Mansfield or Dave Homewood asap – thank you.
  • U14s EKYL – yet another reminder that ALL kit must be returned to DH by tonight … so please bring clothes to change into. Former Pirtek players who are no longer with us, again please get the garments back to the club to enable Leah-Ann to keep proper stocks. I will wash them – just return them please. The new strip, sponsored by Michelle Webb’s Childminding, is ready for use as soon as everyone has complied.
  • Sponsors needed for our new Ladies team and Wayne with his Under 10s … do come forward if you can help.
  • Friday 22 October is the Family Community Pop-in for local residents and I appeal for some members of staff to attend from 11am to help set up and welcome any visitors. Some councillors, and officers from ABC that have helped us, have already confirmed they will pop-in. The event itself only lasts from 12 midday until 2pm – so do come and chat and explain the work we do for charities, those with disabilities and the local community.
  • Welfare have ruled that there is to be no Friday night winter training for young children. This is to comply with FA recommendations and is to be observed.
  • Managers wishing to train day time during half-term, please discuss with DH as toilets, refreshments etc can be provided with sensible prior notice.
Just come along on a Thursday 6pm and bring trainers / shin pads



A)        Pilgrims Reserves v Bromley Green First

B)         Biddenden v The Fountain


1)         Bromley Green Reserves v Woodchurch  First

2)         Smeeth and Brabourne v Lydd Town 3rds

3)         Lenham Wanderers Reserves v South Willesborough Rangers

4)         Smarden v Tenterden Town Reserves

5)         Kennington Athletic v New Romney Reserves

6)         Wittersham v Len Valley

7)         Woodchurch Reserves v Sellindge

8(         Winners Round 1 (match A) v Winners Round 2 (match B) 

Tuesday with sponsors Key Auto Trade

Our Emeralds are real gems

With young coach Analice Lensdell now on board, Simon and the Emeralds are looking forward to a cup clash with Swanscombe Tigers on Sunday. Kick off at Waterside is 11.30am.

Training on Tuesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. As always, please park sensibly.

Clubhouse open from 7.30am – come and talk [much more productive than all those silly gossip groups that always end in tears].

England v Hungary on the clubhouse TVs tonight – all welcome!

Academy little ones – chicken and chips after training tonight as promised!

Those teams receiving new kits, please remember Leah-Ann and myself want ALL existing garments returned before issuing the new ones … thank you

Brief review and into Monday

Birthday greetings this Monday morning to Phil ‘Pip’ Castle

Advance notice: Executive Committee meeting will be held on Monday 18 October at 6pm

Advance notice: Football Forum meeting of ALL youth managers/admins/assistants will be held on Monday 25 October at 6pm. At least one representative from each team please.

A classic mixture of joy and despair at the weekend with our three EKYL teams hitting the headlines with three victories but only the Sunday Reserves recording success for the senior sides (Kent Sunday Cup). The depleted firsts lost away to Barming while the Thirds went down 6-1 to Westgate in the Thanet Sunday League.

No match report from the U10 EKYL team but we have had good news from Bobby and Jo. Our U14s, who will receive their new Michelle Webb Childminder kits next week, sit on top of the pile; while the DVS U12s maintained their good form at Lyminge.

Results U14 EKYL

Bromley Green 13-0 Deal Town Rangers

East Kent FC 5-6 Faversham Town

Faversham Strike Force 1-5 Cheriton United Colts

Herne Bay 0-6 Lyminge

Ramsgate Orange 7-0 Barham

Results U12 EKYL

Herne Bay Cobras 6-0 Chartham

Lyminge 0-3 Bromley Green DVS

Ramsgate Whites 14-2 Cheriton United Hurricanes

Sunday with DNS

Penalty shoot-out drama as DNS boys go through in the Kent Sunday Cup … U12 DVS boys win again … U14s slam 13 without reply as Green complete EKYL treble

Two for Matt Jarvis in a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win … keeper Tom Messenger the hero … report from Richie to follow.

No joy at Maplesden Noakes for the firsts who went down 6-2 carrying a host of injuries. Scorers for the Green were the returning Jordan Osborne and Tommy Hilden.

First off the pitch are the Emerald Girls who held Whitstable to 1-2 at half time but the Oystergirls, with a couple of outstanding forwards, finally ran out 5-1 victors in the KGLFL. On target for the Green was Amy Burren. Well played all!

Meanwhile, it is 1-1 at half-time in the Sunday Reserves home Kent Junior Cup clash with Maidstone Leaguers Invicta Rangers … updates to follow. Extra time at 2-2 – good luck boys!

Great 3-0 away win for the U12 DVS squad in the EKYL at Lyminge. David (2) and Archie on target for the Green whose Player of the Match was Lewis. Mention for last Sundays PoM Cameron. Keep it going everyone!

Lewis our PoM in another great U12s DVS victory

U14s 7-0 up at half time this afternoon with Charlie Bryant and Derren Straker amongst the goals against Deal Town Rangers. Final score 13-0 with goals from Bryant 4, Straker 4, Fuller 2, Danny-Lee, Jamie Anderson, Charlie Barton.

Following in fathers footsteps – Patrons Player of the Weekend

Four for Brad and one for George boosted the U10 EKYL side yesterday in Canterbury. Not allowed to publish the score but happy days! I used to manage his father Marcus and this brings back happy goal-fest memories!

Dave Robson presents four-goal Brad with his Patrons Player of the Weekend voucher

Kent Sunday Cup action this morning

Sponsors of the Sunday Reserves who are in Kent Sunday Cup action at Waterside this morning

Home County Cup action for Richie and the DNS Sunday Reserves (10.30am) while Will and the Sunday Thirds are at the Jackey Bakers Field to tackle Westgate (10.30am). Off to Barming for the firsts, also in the Kent Sunday Cup.

In the afternoon (2pm) the EKYL Under 14 squad [sponsored by Michelle Webb Childminding] welcome old friends Deal Town Rangers to Waterside in the knowledge that another maximum points haul will keep us on the tail of the pacemakers. Ben Hatcher misses out through illness.

Saturday as it happens …

Smashing inter-club derby [friendly] between the U12 DJB and U13 McDonalds teams that proved a useful run-out for both camps. Freddie Nicholson was awarded PoM for Martyn Smiths side.

U12s DJB – well done Joe, our PoM

Lots of positives for Alex as goals by Chris Boxshall and Alfie Turner put us in with a great chance against Lenham Wanderers Reserves. 2-1 ahead at the interval but the visitors nicked it 3-2. Ryan Hodges was the Green PoM and winner of the beer voucher.

No joy for Brian and the firsts at Sellindge with a 4-0 defeat. Useful experience for some youngsters but apparently Sid and Brian were both PoM lol

Reports to come but well done everyone!

New Under 10 signing Nathan awarded Player of the Match

Well done Nathan! PoM this morning with Wayne Humphrys

Open today from 8am with Courtney

A really tasty Under 11 inter-club cup clash is on offer as two of our most exciting squads lock horns at Waterside this morning with the the McDonalds v Avery Builders Hurricanes sure to be top class entertainment. Alex and the Sunday Reserves are at home (2.45pm) while Brian and the firsts go down the A20 to meet Sellindge.

For all the weekend fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page … enjoy everyone and, once again, please park sensibly.

Managers a friendly reminder that team sheets should have been on the noticeboard by Thursday evening and all result sheets must be completed neatly and in full. Please take a photo of away result sheets and, for home games, leave them on the table in the clubhouse.

Into the weekend … Spurs star joins Green coaching revolution

Good luck to all our teams in action this weekend … don’t forget it is BINGO NIGHT Friday evening from 6pm

Our good friend James Kelly needs a couple of Vets players for Saturday at Appledore. 1.30pm for 2.15pm kick off. If you are an oldie that fancies a game, give Jim a call on 07801957584.

Analice Lensdell, of Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, is the latest addition to our ever-growing coaching staff. Fresh from an FA Cup victory early in the week, Analice has recovered from injury problems and will link up with Simon Oldfield and the Emeralds U12 Girls. The club will support Analice in her wishes to gain the Level 1 award and is hopeful she will also assume other duties as the winter programme approaches.

Analice Lensdell of Tottenham Hotspur FC

From the Honorary Patron: “These are exciting times and Analice is one of a new group of both ladies and males that are looking forward to growing their CPD portfolios within our club. During the last few weeks, amongst others, the following have also dedicated themselves to gaining necessary qualifications: Andrew Naunko, Lee Sage, Elaine Sage, Leanne McKirgan, Matt McKirgan, Jamie Anderson, David Mitchell, Alan Land, Marcus Crane, Ann Marriott, Daniel Houghton. We confidently expect to have three female sides next season with the Ladies and new U13s currently under the guidance of Ray Barker and Karen Barnes (U14s next season) joining Simon and the Emeralds. So much to enthuse over as we enter our 92nd year.”

Spurs Ladies

All the weekend’s fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page

Huge fun at the Bingo Night – thanks to all those who organised/supported

Eyes down!