Well, it’s Monday and it looks as though we are in for another spate of postponements! First to go is tonight’s Kent League match between Fisher and Erith & Belvedere.
Pancake night in the clubhouse on Tuesday!
Everyone welcome … normal training arrangements (unless the snow makes it impossible) … whatever we will be open to toss the pancakes … lots of syrup, nutella, sugar, lemon!
Sunday’s two games did not go to plan! The firsts came a 4-2 cropper against a Bethersden side that is on a roll while the Under 16s went out of the EKYL Cup at a bitterly cold and wet Elms Vale Recreation Ground. Considering the importance of the tie and that many other games were off, one would have thought an official referee could have been found … totally unfair on our boys to have the Dover Rangers manager refereeing at the same time as organising his team! Manager Dave Andrews felt his squad had a raw deal and assistant Reece Cahalane was far from happy (read Reece’s report by hovering over Youth Football and scrolling down to Under 16s 2012-2013).
Despite our Thirds going down 3-1 at Smarden [Iwry Pestana, left, with his first goal for the Green] Saturday produced some great moments. In the morning Zac scored four goals [“… well, I really scored five!” he was claiming back at the ground] as our Under 11s beat Smeeth & Brabourne 10-3. What a terrific performance by the Under 12s to draw 3-3 with Pilgrims and player of the match Dylan scoring twice, one with his right foot – well done mate and I will get you that beer [well, something less strong perhaps]. George was also on target and it is only a matter of time before we start recording some victories. Well done to all our youth teams this weekend – you can’t win them all but the club is delighted with the tremendous progress shown by every side.
The Saturday firsts 2-1 win against Tudor Sports was hard earned and in all honesty the visitors probably warranted a share of the spoils. But whilst many players that enjoyed the good times have fled for other pastures, we see a new resilience from those charged with stabilising the ship while we rebuild again. Two quick-fire goals by Dan Cornell in the first half ultimately proved enough to secure maximum points and the squad deserves praise for digging deep until the final whistle. Skipper Glenn Mackett and central kingpin Paul Allan epitomised the spirit of the Green while there were excellent displays by Ship and Munch who are improving all the time while playing at a higher standard. Go to Match Reports 2012-2013 for Tony Gawler’s summary.
Training for seniors on Tuesday
Please note Richie Moore will be taking training for the seniors this Tuesday as Tony is working … look forward to seeing you all
Don’t forget your raffle tickets [just £1 a strip] for the Valentines Sweetie Heaven prize! Drawn on Wednesday about 6.30pm