It’s half-term for many so please check the training schedule on the Events & Fixtures page
Thanks to those who supported the clubhouse on Sunday for the SKY games and Steph for the pizzas etc. Arsenal and Spurs were worthy winners to keep Connor, Spud and Joe happy! Next Saturday we have Manchester United v Spurs (12.30pm) and Bournemouth v Chelsea (5.30pm) on the clubhouse box. Everyone welcome!
Summing up the weekend
A big win for the Sunday seniors at Sellindge … well done boys … seems to be some confusion over the scoreline which was given as 7-1. However, goals by Thomas Moon, Richard Floyd, Kieran Shrimpton, Connor Gower, Pawel Baron, Richard Floyd 2 and an own goal makes 8. Not to worry as we now look forward to next week and a trip to title rivals Channel Cars FC. Gary reports that we were 4-1 up at half time and it was another strong performance on a mole-hill pitch. A card-happy referee but three more points with the manager’s man of the match accolade going to Kieran Shrimpton who was again impressive down the right.
Other results in our Division
Ashford United 2-4 Fox Sunday
Givaudan 2-5 Channel Cars
Divisional Cup preliminary round
Ashford Spartand 2-3 Charing Reserves
U16s slip up on Faversham Rec … report to follow on 2-0 setback against Faversham Strike Force
BG Valiants KDFL Sunday 22nd October 2017 report from D Spencer
Today was the beginning of the new session in the premiership KDFL.
The boys were all apprehensive playing at this new higher level but soon settled into their matches.
First match was against Charlton Deaf, which in the main was a close game and in the last minute we conceded 1 goal. Final score Charlton Deaf 1 – BG 0
Second match was against Folkestone where both teams were well matched in ability and chances but concluded Folkestone 0 – BG 0
Third match was against Charlton Red and we seem to cope well with the pressure and catch them on the break. Cameron had a good chance but was closed down quickly. Harrison made some great saves. Final score Charlton Deaf 0 – BG 0
Our fourth match was against Milton Spiders and we got off to a great start with all our team playing much more confidently and passing the ball well. Cameron pick up the ball halfway up to pitch and ran forward playing a great through ball to Grant who placed it in the bottom right corner. After conceding Milton seemed to turn up the pressure and both Harrison, Aaron, Graham and Stewart all had to defend, which they did well. On the receiving end of another Milton attack Aaron took the ball off a player but took a nasty tumble on to his shoulder. After a short first aid call he was adamant he would play on knowing we had no subs. Well done Aaron!
Graham done well when a miss timed tackle saw the recipient angrily confront him of which he and the captain Rhys both handled well. In the dying seconds of the game Milton broke through and scored.
Final score Milton Spiders 1 – BG 1
Our firth and final match was against the top team of the day Maidstone United Gold. Both teams started well and attacks and counter attacks took place. There were equal chances for both teams but Maidstone put one away and the game shortly concluded. Final Score Maidstone United Gold 1 – BG 0
Well done to all of the players today and the man of the match went to Rhys for his heavy involvement in all the matches and stepping up to be a fine Captain and keeping both himself and the team calm when the pressure was on. Well done Rhys.
Excellent entertainment despite the weather
A bitty weekend, interrupted by the elements – but nevertheless some significant outcomes for some of our teams. Away games for the U15s (at High Halden) and the U7s (at Hythe) were called off by our opponents but all activities at Waterside went ahead.
Saturday’s game at Homelands was an open affair with Jordan Griffin hammering home to give us a half time advantage. In truth, we dominated for spells but credit to Athletic who also had their own impressive periods, most notably when player-manager Stuart Kingsnorth was pulling the strings in midfield.
Midway into the second period, a great move was finished emphatically by wide man Levii Loyza and, although there were flurries at both ends, it finished 2-0. A clean sheet for Thomas Moon, the dangerous thrusts of James Haylock-Ashdown and Loyza down the flanks plus the general all-round form puts manager Ian Mace [pictured] and the squad back in the promotion-hunting frame. Next week Tenterden Town visit us for a Weald of Kent Charity tie (1.30pm kick off).
In the morning, three terrific matches at Waterside with pride of place going to the U13s who bounced back from a miserable sequence of results to emerge 6-3 victors against our friends from Kennington Juniors Colts. A sporting encounter with the Green coming from 2-0 behind. A spot kick, converted by Charlie Griffin, gave hope and from then on the whole squad battled to gain the upper hand. Freddie Copham (3) and Alfie Bryant (2) netted to put the smiles back on the players’ faces. Well done both teams and the referee.
Rob, Timmy and the U10 boys had a cracking game with South Ashford and congratulations go to both teams for providing marvellous end-to-end entertainment.
U11s … details/photos awaited
Meanwhile, Grant and the U11s welcomed Mark Mason and the Ashford United team … details awaited