Saturday into Sunday … briefly with Nat’ural Hair

Sunday: Early meet for the BG Adult Valiants who are off to the Abbey School, Faversham; then Sid and Steph will open up from 8.30am. Sunday seniors meet 9am for the away game with Fox Sunday; we understand that Mitchell is not available now but Reece is back. After lunch, the U15s make the short trip to play Kennington Juniors. Can all keyholders please have their keys with them in case needed. Good luck to all teams today and enjoy!

Today is the Community Carol Service and we will be represented by Lorraine and Holly Louise and children. It is non-denominational and of course any players, parents, children that would like to join in are welcome. Venue is next door at the Swan Centre 2.30pm.

Congratulations to Ashley Webster on 300 senior goals

natural-hair-1On Saturday Ashley Webster notched his 300th senior goal for the Green. Whilst a wonderful achievement in itself, Ashley would be the first to encourage youngsters to stay loyal through the good as well as the barren times and success will follow. A 1-0 win away to The Three Mariners is not world news but we are through to the next round of the WKCC which is what matters.

Results Ashford & District League
Premier Division
Wittersham 2-8 Smarden
Division One
Ashford Athletic Reserves 3-4 Hythe Grovellers
Tenterden Reserves 7-0 Smeeth & Brabourne
Woodchurch P-P Folkestone Invicta Disability
Weald of Kent Charity Cup
The Three Mariners 0-1 Bromley Green

A few early snaps from a fantastic Saturday

Frankie ... last weeks's winner for the U13s

Frankie … last weeks’s winner for the U13s

Well done Emmett! Player of the Match in a thrilling victory for the U13s

Well done Emmett! Player of the Match in a thrilling victory for the U13s

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Action from the U11s who had a great game with Smarden, including a stunning strike from Archie Crocker

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A minutes silence at Waterside

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Two-goal George receiving his Player of the Match award from manager John O’Neil

Competitive game against Smarden

Well done Reece … a BG voucher for our last match

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Joseph is our McDonalds U11s PoM against Smarden

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More action from the visit of Smarden

U14s manager fuming at referee debacle

This club spends much time and effort in encouraging referees but occasionally managers will want to have their say if feeling hard done by. Rob Finn has submitted a report to the league on behalf of a set of players that were left disappointed by the official – who incidentally was being assessed. Here is the manager’s match summary:

“Today we traveled to Grasshoppers which is normally a close game. The boys started well and within 10 minutes went ahead when Jaden slotted home a pass from Conan. At this point the boys were playing some great football and should have gone further ahead but Brendan’s shot whistled inches wide of the post. Great effort but a mistake at the back cost us a goal 1-1.
And five minutes before the break Grasshoppers were awarded a penalty which was never one as the boy fell over Nathan’s arm as he came out to claim the ball. HT 2-1 Grasshoppers second half started brightly and Dre should have scored but shot straight at the keeper the boys kept pressing for the equaliser and another chance went begging when Conan fired another shot straight at the keeper. But the game changer came when Grasshoppers were awarded another penalty which in fact should have been a free kick to us as George was fouled but the ref somehow gave a penalty 3-1. That decision really had an effect on the boys and to make things more frustrating Gift was taken down in the box but nothing was given. From then on the boys gave up as every decision went against them. I don’t think any of the players enjoyed today and I certainly didn’t. Final score 6-2 with no MOTM this week as no decision was made from parents who didn’t stay.”

U13s win high-scoring match … report to follow

Things continue to improve for the U13s who triumphed away to Wye Juniors. Dominic Sloan made a point of describing his goal … several times over! All the details to follow from the manager … Charlie please email me (not send to my phone) thanks DH.

Reminder to all ADYFL managers: the deadline for new signings, transfers is 31 January 2017.

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