Update: Sunday seniors home to Willesborough on Sunday is OFF … the pitch has literally ‘had it’!
Photos from Saturday’s games to follow …
Vets thriller with the Oystermen
Vets fantastic game in the mud with our friends from Whitstable. After leading 3-2 with fifteen minutes to go, the visitors snatched it 4-3 at the death. On target for the Green were Sean Byrd and Jez Field (2). Sid Hone wishes to thank all those that turned up on a foul afternoon and provided great entertainment in impossible conditions.
Under 7s report from Mark Smith
On a wet Saturday morning we were at home against Grasshoppers. Although the weather was cold and wet, both teams players were up for the game.
Our under 7 played some great footfall, good passing, tackling etc
Henry and Harvey shared goal keeping duties duty, they also both had a stint on pitch and did well. Ethan was solid in defence and not much got passed him, even with confusion of someone with the same name on the other team. Callum played some good football supporting defence when needed and assisting in attack.
Ibrahim played some great passes in the box to set up some great play.
It’s was great to see Ben back after a spell off due to an injury he came on in the 2nd half and performed well, even though he has missed a lot of football recently.
Man of the match today was Stephen who travelled from Croydon for today’s game (thanks to his auntie) and had one of his best performances of the season in attack.
Grasshoppers deserve a great deal of respect for the way they approached the game and kept on going, they challenged every ball. There supporters and mangers were also a credit to there club.
The ref deserves a mention as well, Toby is a young ref and did a great job. Although blowing up for a lot of foul throws which did pause the game a bit, however he helped the boys and instructed them how to throw the ball correctly which is basics but if we can get the basics right at a young age the players will benefit in the long run!
Thank you to those that helped this morning
However even though we are getting a bit better (quicker) at putting up the goals, with so much to do we can always do with a bit more support !
Well done to all involved Spud
U10s Report from Rob Finn
Today we welcomed Smarden to waterside a team the boys hadn’t played before so didn’t know what to expect but a good game was played by both teams on a very heavy pitch Preston making some wonderful saves and all 8 players who turned up giving it a go and never giving up Goal of the game coming from Alfie with a wonderful strike and josh playing well in midfield and earnt POTM for today Regards Rob.
Under 11s report from Grant Turner
Urgent updates: U8s, U15s, seniors OFF today
Birthday greetings today to Sam Spencer!
Clubhouse open Saturday from 7am
Plenty of action at home on Saturday – so please park sensibly and not leave huge gaps between vehicles … thank you
Birthday greetings today (Friday) to Anish!
Have a great weekend everyone … updates and team news here as it arrives … all we need is some decent weather!
Don’t forget it is the Vets classic on Saturday against Whitstable (1.30pm) plus we have Brighton v Chelsea on the box with a 12.30pm kick off … all welcome!
Vets squad for Saturday at home to Whitstable:
1 James Branch
2 Alan Stevens
3 Sid Hone
4 Andrew Charlton
5 Mick Smith
6 Martyn Smith
7 Andy Sutton
8 Kevin Hollamby
9 Leon Reed
10 Mark Fuller
11 Sean Byrd
12 Grant Turner
13 Matt Stanley
14 Terry Perk
15 Peter McRobert
16 Gary Gibbs
Difficult fixtures for our seniors with the Saturday squad away to Woodnesborough and the Sunday lads entertaining Willesborough in the Sheber Cup. Time to put recent blips behind us … good luck and enjoyment to all.
Under 15s squad for the local derby with Park Farm
Nathan, Conan, Lorenzo, George, Ben, Lashman, Jordan, David, Frankie, Lennon, Ilja, Kieron, Jack, Sonny, Kai
Under 10s squad for Saturday
Preston, Alfie, Josh, Matteo, Riley, Herk,
Kieran, Timmy, Charlie, Harrison, David
Under 13s last night
Well done to Lisa on her first coaching session … on Saturday we are at home to Deal in the cup – sorry cup tie is OFF
Kent County League (2pm)
Deal Sports Reserves v AEI Sports
Faversham Town Reserves v AFC Ashford Athletic
Tenterden Town v Deal Town Rangers
Woodnesborough v Bromley Green
Les Leckie Cup (1.30pm)
Snodland Town Reserves v CC Sports
University of Kent v Staplehurst Reserves
Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Ashford Cavaliers v Ashford Athletic
Prince Albert v Ashford Dynamo
Troggs v Lolzors
Master Brewer v Burton Grove
Ashford United v Sellindge
Charing Reserves v KIngsnorth Pilgrims
Fox Sunday v Ashford Spartans
Premier Division Cup
Market Hotel v Locomotive
Ashstone Galacticos v South Willesborough
Bromley Green v Willesborough
Channel CFC v Aldington
Grasshoppers v Red Heathens