Birthday greetings this Monday morning to our Chairman Stan Donald, [young] Tommy Lockett and Harry Mansfield!
Clubhouse opens Monday at 4.30pm
Lisa is at the South Willesborough & Newtown AGM tonight at 7pm so please text or email her if you have any topics you would like raised.
Training times for this evening are on the Events & Fixtures page
Seniors: note tomorrow’s training will start at 6pm
BGV: note Wednesday night training now commences at 6pm
Sunday’s senior results
Bromley Green 7-0 Ashford Spartans
Charing Sunday Reserves 1-5 Ashford United
Kent Junior Trophy
Aldington 5-2 White Horse Reserves
Cross Keys 1-2 Red Heathens
Fox Sunday 0-4 Willesborough
Givaudan 3-7 Ashstone Galacticos
Maidstone Tempest 2-3 Mersham Reserves
Park Royal 5-3 Ashford Cavaliers Reserves
South Willesborough 7-1 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Sutton Valence 6-2 Sellindge SC
Woodnesborough 5-4 Channel Cars (aet)
David Spencer reports from the Abbey School as our two Adult Valiants sides come through unscathed
This weekend saw KDFL adult grading event which was a great start to the new season. It’s an all new season for me assisting with this very talented adult (A) squad. It’s was going to be a tough day as we had no substitutes available for this event.
The day kicked off with our first match against Charlton Athletic FC black. Feeling some early nerves we managed a 0-0 draw despite Cameron’s last minute effort which was saved only by the woodwork.
Our second match was against Charlton Athletic FC white were again both teams had good chances but the keepers were determined to keep a clean sheet and a nil score draw again 0-0.
Our third match was against Maidstone united Rangers FC Silver and I decided to slightly alter our squad formation. We started well but then found ourselves behind by one goal. Going behind seemed to fire us up and after some great passing Cameron found the back of the net ending our lean spell to bring us back on level terms. Our goal drought over which gave us some encouragement, two more goals closely followed by Stewart and then Grant. Ending this game 3-1 to us.
We kept the same formation for the fourth match against Swanscombe Tigers FC Black. This game was much tighter and both Aaron and Harrison had there work cut out at the back. Encouraging Stewart forward seemed to work well as he put away a superb shot ending the match 1-0 to us.
Our fifth and final match was against Canterbury City FC A. This team had played the whole grading session out numbered during every match as they only had 5 out of the 6 players available. In order to keep things fair we dropped one player. (The only team of the day to do so!) Within 2 minutes I was kicking myself as we went a goal down and was agonising as to whether to put my extra player on to increase our chances of a victory. We picked ourselves up and battled on, Grant broke free of the defence and put a solid goal away to bring us back on terms. After drawing level Aaron came off slightly injured after a 50/50 tackle and was replaced by Graham who despite playing in an unfamiliar position at the back ensured no more goals were scored against us. The boys clearly did not want another draw and in the dying seconds Cameron played a great ball through to Grant who then from distance fired a fantastic shot that found the top left of the goal. The whistle blew and it ended 2-1 to us. This was the best game of the day played fairly and well on both sides.
My man of the tournament had to be Grant not just because of his goals but his work rate and encouragement towards his team mates was good all day.
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Results from the ADYL U15 Division
Egerton & Pluckley 1-10 Bromley Green
Grasshoppers 10-4 Weald Wolves Red
Hastings Utd 14-0 Weald Wolves Blue
Headcorn 5-5 Smeeth & Brabourne
Park Farm Rangers 6-1 Biddenden