Closing Sunday 11.45am … no football, so depressing!
Clubhouse open Sunday 9.30am for the BG Junior Valiants to train in the MUGA with a 10am start
Firstly tonight, a big thank you to all the players, parents, managers, admins and referees who braved the elements to make sure all games went ahead today (with the exception of the U8 Colts whose away game with Grasshoppers was called off early doors by the Hoppers). I do hope the children appreciate the effort you all put in to provide them with enjoyment.
Latest update: BGV Adults tournament scheduled for Sunday at the Abbey School, Faversham has been cancelled due to safety concerns
Bromley Green Valiants Juniors: training on Sunday morning is in the MUGA – please bring trainers
BIG games on the clubhouse box Sunday afternoon … details on here if all the boys are coming to support
Sunday first team game at Mersham is OFF due to waterlogged pitch
U16s great comeback from 3-0 down to draw 4-4 at Waterside
Our day was one of the wettest this year, but despite the inclement weather both BG and Weald Wolves Red managed to field full squads.
The game saw quite a few changes to our usual line up due to several players being unavailable.
The game got off to a good start and for at least 15 mins of the first half it was deadlock.
In an attempt to break this deadlock we shuffled our team around, which unfortunately did not work for us and we soon went behind. Several chances fell kindly for our opposition and within 5 mins before half time we were 3-0 down. Just before half time Ilja managed to get us on the score sheet. Half time BG 1 Weald Wolves Red 3.
Another re-shuffle at half time seemed to work well and we got off to a great start when Jack crossed the ball in that found Conan, which was headed in for 2-3.
We seem to have much better possession and our defending during the second half was top quality especially Frankie’s critical sliding tackling in our area to clear the ball.
Seeing that the game was still within reach spurred the team on and another chance was created and we scored with Lash claiming the goal – 3-3. For the next 10 minutes we seemed to be under constant attack from Wield Wolves Red but we managed to defend these situations. A kick out from our keeper fell kindly to Wield Wolves which saw us fall a goal behind. 3-4. Finding ourselves trailing again the lads did not drop their heads and were rewarded with a well-earned goal from Ilja. Match ended 4 all which was a fair result on the day.
A true testament to our lads for never giving up. A special note goes to Freddie for not showing his nerves and making sure all his passes found a Green player. Full marks from both camps for referee Ben Marshall … well done Ben! Report from Cameron Spencer.
Other U16 game played today: East Peckham 18-0 Weald Wolves Blue
U14s conquer the conditions to gain maximum points at Linton
Overnight our large playing squad dwindled to just twelve lads and they all wore their Green shirt with pride to carve out a vital victory in atrocious conditions at the Cornwallis Academy on the outskirts of Maidstone. A goal down against the driving rain, we showed terrific spirit to draw level before the break with a defence-splitting pass from skipper Igor [left] putting Freddie through to drive home hard and low.
At the interval, it was made clear we needed to keep patient, ‘listen’, and turn the influential wind to our favour and, with Elliot D switching to full back and Ollie N Bell slotting alongside Alfie and Elliot G in the middle of the park, we gradually assumed control of a most sporting match.
Although sometimes overhitting the forward pass, it was only a matter of time before we started to wear down the home defence. Battling away, I thought some of the lads grew up a bit today and hopefully the penny is beginning to drop that, when travelling to play decent sides like West Farleigh in the depths of winter, the job as they become older is to work together, dig deep, and bring home the points.
Goals from the industrious Alfie, Aleks on his debut, Freddie with his right foot and substitute Charlie sent us home happy. Bobby deserves praise for keeping goal in a huge puddle, Jake and Igor have the potential to become a dominant partnership if they keep their discipline and positions while I felt Josh and Toby showed great determination when the chips were down.
Player of the Match will be announced on Monday after training if ok with Nicole/James … it really could go to any one of the dozen who stuck to their tasks today.
Thanks to our friendly hosts West Farleigh who deserve the plaudits for even staging the match – the pitch was decidedly boggy but the same for both sides! Thank you to Brian and the parents for their support and a big shout for Keira the referee – she was superb and applied common sense throughout.
Green: Bobby; Josh, Igor, Jake, Ollie N B; Toby, Elliot G, Alfie, Aleks; Freddie, Elliot D, Charlie
Other U14 game that went ahead today: Biddenden Mean Machine 3-1 Wye
U13s fantastic game with our friends from Hythe Town (3-2 win after being 2-0 behind)
Brilliant performance today considering awful weather. You all played brilliant today by coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Great hat-rick from Alfie Gramson who received Player of the Match. Many thanks to Aaron from McDonald’s Eureka for hospitality and superb food 👍 Sid Hone (manager)
U11s delight manager Rob Finn with sensational comeback
[Sorry not allowed to give the score or scorers]
Today we made the trip to Headcorn in atrocious conditions but fair play to the boys as they didn’t let the rain bother them and got stuck in from the start. All gave 100% and well done to those who got on the scoresheet and to Timmy getting McDonalds PoTM today. Happy with that performance boys well done!
Matt happy with the progress of the Under 10s
Wow. A fantastic effort today in very wet conditions. Every week is an improvement on the last and today was no exception. The players are learning and starting to play some really good football. Thank you everyone.
Oliver, Liam, Louis, Harry, Riley, Ellis, Max, Harvey (McDonalds PoM)
Previous winners from earlier in the season: Riley, Oliver, Liam
More photos from all the junior games to follow …
Update Saturday 8am: Grasshoppers have called off the U8 Colts match
For all the weekend’s fixtures and training times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page
Garments etc to be collected from the clubhouse on Saturday (please see Leah-Ann): 479 Tyler Quarrie, 432 Tommy Jenkins, 487 Lewis Jenkins, 491 Kai Nelson, 490 Rudi Friday, 480 Ben Reed, 478 Tyler Morgan, 394 Lenny Buss, 475 Harvey Hatcher, 377 Thomas Hawkins, 464 Gracie-Mae Fulker, 1409 Aiden Tree, 436 Freddie Janes
Club bags still waiting to be collected from the clubhouse
1465 Bobby Welsh-Close; 379 Olly Rump; 486 Kieran Jenkins: your club bags have been in the clubhouse for a while now … managers of these players – can you suggest they come inside the clubhouse and collect please … thank you
More club bags waiting for collection
360 Faltinski Adrian
345 Galton Toby
522 Judge Ronnie
523 Judge Alfie
524 Matiyangang Mel
525 Olsen Leo
526 Ifeakor Sam
527 Spiers William
528 Price Archie
530 Smith Frankie
531 Robinson Braydon
533 Downing Leo
534 Haines Sam
535 Brown Jake
536 Furnell Cayden
Saturday times for McDonalds visits
Under 13s Eureka 12.30pm
Under 10s/Under 10 Colts Orbital 11.30am
Clubhouse will be open from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Friday for anyone that wants to collect bags/garments or buy Christmas Party tickets
GROUND INSPECTION UPDATE FRIDAY 2.30pm
Pitches are playable at the moment … but don’t like the look of the forecast for early morning! Fingers crossed!
Pitch inspection Friday afternoon when a decision will be made on the state of our playing surfaces for this weekend’s matches
Thursday at 7pm Brian found the pitches fine and the lines ok … three hours later it was dropping down and the forecast for Saturday morning is grim … we can only hope!
Children’s Christmas Party planning meeting on Tuesday 6.30pm … everybody welcome to join in … especially parents of the younger age groups