Early Monday at Waterside
Training at Highworth tonight for the U8s starting at 6pm
We won’t get carried away but …
Expectations are now high for both of our senior teams who, due to work commitments, are both working off of large squads. But we mustn’t get carried away as there is a long way to go yet.
Saturdays has seen the squad hit a rich vein of form and the demolition of Tenterden Town in the Weald of Kent Charity Trophy was emphatic and impressive. After a number of near misses, it wasn’t until the second half, when Jordan opened the scoring with a fine header, that possession was turned into goals. The mix of lads that have come through the ranks at the Green (Thomas, Connor, James, Ryan F, Cam, Levii et al) and slightly older lads Byron, Lewis, Tom A, Andrew and Liam is working. We also have back in the fold midfielder Martin Henry. Next Saturday it’s another testing match, away to University of Kent with a 2pm kick off.
Sunday manager Gary Gibbs was not happy with dropping two points away to Channel Cars FC and said the 2-2 draw at Swan Lane “… felt like a loss”. So pleasing to see Thomas Moon hit both goals, even though he was not up front; while Layton was voted our PoM. The home team earned a share of the spoils towards the end with the Green, reduced to ten men early on with the dismissal of Joe Valler for swearing, unable to hold onto a 2-1 advantage. On the sending-off of leading scorer Valler, Gibbs was of the opinion that the referee picked on one player when “… there could have been several others from both camps. I always try and support officials, they have a difficult job; but singling out one lad when swearing is going on all around seems unfair. I don’t condone bad language – but let’s have consistency.” Next up is an Ashford Charity Trophy tie away to Ashford Cavaliers (10.30am).
There are still garments to be collected from the clubhouse (Wednesday if possible please) including 297 Charlie Ward and 390 Michael Smith.
Well done Haydn!
A relatively quiet weekend on the youth front but over the next few weeks things really become busy. One lad who did shine is Haydn (pictured) who gained the BGFC voucher for Player of the Match for the U11s.