Birthday greetings today to Ethan Daniel
Monday: clubhouse open from 4.30pm
All training is on tonight
Tomorrow and next Tuesday: U15 Colts training hour will be 5.30 – 6.30pm
Note: U11s you DO have a fixture next Saturday in the Cup … details to follow
Seniors fight back to gain away victory
Following on from Saturday’s success over Tenterden Town, the Sunday seniors made it a double by coming from behind to win 6-3 at Swan Lane, Sellindge. Tom Moon and Ryan Ford netted in the first half but a series of woeful errors at the back saw us 3-2 down at the interval against Stour Valley. Two more from Moon and well taken goals by Reece Chapman and Levii Loyza reaped the dividends from half time positional changes that saw Wedge and Gower always in the thick of the action. Good to have my former youth captain Mitchell Barrett back in the fold and youngster Pawel Baron can be proud of his performance. Well done to referee Ashley Bowles who applied common sense throughout. Next week we are at The Ridge to face Ashford United Colts who have been in terrific form this season. With just six points separating the top six in the table, one senses this campaign is going to be exciting to the end. DH
Ashford & District Sunday League
Market Hotel 1-1 Hamstreet
Burton Grove 10-0 Givaudan
Grasshoppers P-P Ashford Cavaliers
Mersham Reserves 3-3 Willesborough Athletic
New Romney 4-0 Charing Reserves
Red Heathens 4-4 Appledore
Aldington 4-1 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Ashford Spartans 0-9 Fox Sunday
Ashford United 3-5 Ashstone Galacticos
Stour Valley 3-6 Bromley Green
White Horse P-P Troggs Reserves
Cheriton 5-5 Iden Park [Cheriton win on pens]
Kennington 2-4 Stanhope Rangers
Locomotive 3-4 Shepway Spartans
Lolzors 2-5 Mersham
Prince Albert 2-1 Brewmaster
Troggs 5-4 Charing
U15/16s report from Martin Wirt
This week we were at home to last years league winners, New Romney. We knew this would be a tough game and with Klaidi missing and Sonny, Zac and Ollie.H nursing injuries, we knew this would make it even harder.
The game got underway and we was under pressure from the start. However after 10 minutes we hit New Romney on the break and Reece slotted 1 home. Our lead didn’t last that long as New Romney hit back with a great long range shot, making it 1-1. New Romney had lots of chances to take the lead but with some great saves from keeper Ollie.M and good defending from our boys we kept them at bay.
30 minutes in, we had a free kick which Jack.B took from about 40 yards out. He sent this straight into the box, the keeper came to collect it but misjudged and the ball went straight into the net. This gave us a surprising 2-1 lead at half time.
Second half got underway and New Romney continued with with their pressure. We started to up our game and Billy then extended our lead with a lovely goal, 3-1. New Romney came straight back to make it 3-2.
The boys were looking tired down to our lack of subs. The injuries were also starting to tally up. New Romney were looking for an equaliser and so were pressing forward but on 75 minutes, Billy claimed his second goal of the match.
The boys defended for their lives in the last few minutes of the game to see it out and gain a 4-2 victory.
I can honestly say this was not the greatest game of football I’ve seen the boys play but they showed great passion and true character, which made me a very proud manager.
Alex Allan made his debut in this match and had a great first game back for the greens!
Man of the match was Ollie.M, who put it some great saves and commanded his area well.
Under 14s report from Rob Finn
Today we welcomed weald wolves to waterside, the boys started the game strongly and within 5 minutes were
1-0 to the good when Kieron set Jaden up who calmly slotted home. we kept pressing for a second with some nice flowing football and it paid off when we was awarded a penalty for a blatant hand ball , Nathan stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way with a well taken penalty
As for the last 10 minutes of the first half the boys put themselves under pressure giving the ball away to easily and was nearly punished but some good goalkeeping from ilja kept it at 2-0 until HT .Second half again started well but chances not taken and some errors nearly cost us but ilja was brilliant when called upon and Conan playing strong at centre back
but soon we was to get a third goal when Conan set up Nathan for his second goal of the game . Time for two changes bringing Jamie and Ben on for a piece of the action which payed off as it resulted in Brendan putting Jamie through on goal to make it 4-0
The boys stepped it up with Dre setting up Nathan for him to score his hattrick and the teams 5th final score 5-0 to the green well played all.
Today’s MOTM was Nathan voted for by parents for his 3 goals.
Under 13s summary from Charlie Fletcher
Today we had a tough game and it was not the best result with four key players injured before we started, including the keeper. We held Mersham for the first half hour but forced changes cost the team. Player of the match went to Brayden for a solid game and lots of effort on the wing and centre. Final score was 8-2 to Mersham. Next week we welcome New Romney. See you all at training which is Monday and Thursday 6-7pm. Player of the Match voucher to be awarded at training.
Under 8s report from James Porter
A really frustrating and uninspired performance today against a well drilled Charing side, taking several steps back in the teams progress after last week’s strong performance.
Several who really shined last week showed signs of the form that they had even before the preseason tournaments which is discouraging for all involved and in fairness to the opposition they exploited these weaknesses.
The MOTM award went to Ellis, who despite all this tried really hard to chase down balls and looked like he really understood his role in the team.
A lot of training required before next time!
[Photos to follow}
Under 8s Colts report from Thomas Habgood
Hi Dave a game ALL the 5 boys we had today worked very hard The main players where ill (hope you get well soon) what a miss of 4 players made no sub so the boy who played I take my hat off to. Ashin who I put in goal did very well some silly which should be on youtube and save some good shots Aiden,Brad, Cyrus and Harry. who kept on running A big well done it was same things again which let us down if we get that done we be halfway there. My Man of the Match is Harry he never gave up well done mate. Please give me time boys and keep on working hard and we win . 10 out of 10 to all you boys.
BGV Adults team 2 tournament report from Phil
We only got to play 1 & a half games due to the torrential rain we had this morning. First game was 0-0 against Canterbury, second game was called off so no result there. The team played really well..
Man of the tournament went to Shane for his determination throughout.
Toby’s day out at Gillingham v Oldham
More photos on the BG Valiants Page [Oldham fan Debby enjoyed the outcome!]