Under 16s: can parents have an informal chat with me tonight please … thank you DH
Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm
Bar host this evening is Zac Cowley
Training is ON tonight for all the scheduled groups (Please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if unsure)
YOUTH REGISTRATIONS: as a number of you did not bring a passport photo to your allocated slot earlier in the week, Lisa will now be available tonight to allow ‘catch-up’ for the U14s, U13s, U12s and U10s. Best time is about 6.15pm onwards. Remember: no standing order = no registration; so please don’t put Lisa in an awkward situation.
Excellent pre-season ‘warm-up’ game with Ashford United
Summary of the first pre-season friendly at Homelands by Dave Homewood
A mixed Bromley Green squad assembled for the first friendly as plans are progressing nicely for the introduction of the Sunday Reserves come September. United, with their ability to quickly turn defence into attack, are a rapidly improving side and will undoubtedly be amongst the frontrunners for promotion this time round.
Ben Harding and Lenny Russell both could have given the Green the lead but a goalless opening period was a fair enough reflection of the play.
The Green, with Harry Mansfield and Josh Twyman making a return to the action (after annoying work commitments!), were well served in goal by Grant Turner but he was beaten just after the interval as the visitors paid the price for coming out of the blocks far too slowly.
Both camps gave run-outs to their large squads and the respective managers will have learnt much about their new signings and youngsters coming through. Ex-Green boy Adam Heathcote was solid at the back for the home team while established first team star Connor Gower dominated the midfield before giving way as manager Sid Hone ensured all the lads had an outing.
In the end, the Green snatched it 2-1 with Ryan Ford and Harding on target but of far more importance to Sid and the management team was the promise of four 16-year olds – Louis Phelan, Zac Cowley, Jack Hollamby and Russell.
Just the kind of work-out that both sides needed and thanks to all for such an entertaining match.
Rob Finn reports as the U11s great run of form comes to an end
The boys suffered a heavy defeat at Pilgrims last night in their first 9 v 9 game. With the bare 9 players available, it was hard work for them in the heat but the positives from the game are that they never gave up, kept battling and played the offside trap well. A few things need to be worked on and they will be fine for the season ahead. A few more friendlies are in the pipeline; hopefully one at home for next week .
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