[updated] into the weekend: Phil Castle Memorial Day on Saturday

Phil Castle Memorial Game

A resounding win for our guests from Bethersden Old Boys in Phil’s Memorial match at Waterside this afternoon. The dismal weather put paid to a barbecue but everyone enjoyed the day and well done to Emma who raised £200 for charity. Photos to follow.

Update: U13s grab creditable 3-3 away draw

Terrific performance by the Under 13s this morning at Wye, grabbing a 3-3 draw with deputy manager Brian Edwards stating he was ‘proud of them all … fantastic display’. Jake Edwards (pictured left) won the Player of the Match award with the Green goals coming from Jaime, Joshua and Freddie.

Well done everyone!

Updates: Wins for U12s and U15s
Goals from Aidan Branch and Joe Hollamby earned Sid’s boys a 2-1 win with Lewis Glendinning taking the McDonalds Player of the Match accolade. A terrific week for the U12s with Adam Zureiqi our midweek Player of the Match.

Adam, Sid, Lewis this morning after another fine U12s performance
Back home after an impressive performance\
Preparing for the game!

Two-footed Ilja hits four as U15s
A hard but fairly fought home clash with our friends from Hastings United ended in a 5-2 success for Mark Fuller’s squad. Fairly even for much of the game, the Green were more clinical and indeed hitting the bar and Kieron having a shot cleared off the line could have given the home team a more resounding victory. A couple of brilliant stops by Nathan McHugh, aided by some solid defending by Gabriel Ilonze, set the pattern as the Green netted through Ilja Seleznovs (4) and Jordan Osborne. More details to follow.

Clubhouse open on Saturday from 8am … it is a packed weekend of football so please check the Events & Fixtures page for timings and, again, please park sensibly and not block the emergency access gate.

Heading the bill is Saturdays classic Phil Castle Memorial Match, with the Bromley Green Vets welcoming friends from Bethersden Old Boys. Kick off is at 2pm and there is also a charity raffle and a trophy to be contested for each year. Let’s hope for lovely weather and no doubt we will have a big crowd to celebrate one of local football’s stalwarts. Kick off is at 2pm so can players please arrive 1pm to get everything prepared. As always at Waterside, everyone is welcome, especially those that knew Phil.

No Saturday firsts game but we are in action on Monday when travelling to Tenterden for a 6.30pm kick off. On Sunday, once again top-class opposition in the shape of our friends from Fox Sunday (kick off 10.30am).

Plus of course the big games on the box.

On the youth front, Hastings United visit us in the ADYl U15s section while the U7s entertain TSS. The rest are on the road, including the U10s who are in tournament action.

We wish a speedy recovery to Lewis Chalk who is on crutches after a knee accident. This is a big blow both for Chalky and the U16s plus he is an integral part of our plans for next season’s new seniors side. The midfielder is likely to be out for between 3-6 months. On Sunday the U16s are away to Herne Bay (2pm).

For all the youth fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Acknowledgements: fantastic work on behalf of our club in recent days by Ian Mace, Michelle and Brian Edwards, David Spencer and of course Grant Turner. Plus so many others giving up their time behind the scenes that hardly anyone sees their devotion.

Birthday greetings Friday to Rhys O’Sullivan!

ESF Festival at Butlins Bognor Regis: U8s and U13s

Coach all booked … no need for anyone to drive … last reminder that we meet 9am inside the clubhouse on Friday 18 May 2018. Please keep luggage to a minimum. It is advised that unaccompanied children hand their food/spending money to a responsible adult in the clubhouse prior to departure. Still room for one adult and two U13 players if anyone else is interested.

U15s squad for Saturday’s home game with Hastings United
Nathan, Conan, George, Lennon, Ben, Gabriel Jack, Lorenzo, Ilja,
Lashman, Oliver, Kieron, Kai, David, Jordan

U10s squad for Saturday’s Spring tournament
Preston, Alfie. Josh, Matteo, Charlie, Harrison, Herk, Timmy, David, Wane, Kieran 

Under 15s lose 5-1 after early lead
Crazy collapse at Waterside against Rye Bay after Conan Wyer had given the Green an early lead. Some fine stops from keeper Kieron Smith maintained our lead before a missed spot kick set the trend for a complete reversal of fortunes. Hastings United visit us on Saturday.

Well done Harry!

Harry, our U7s Player of the Match on Saturday, with Toby Furner

Freddie’s award from Saturday

U13s Player of the Match from Saturday, Freddie


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