Sunday night last knockings …
To round up, overall, a most satisfying weekend – not just for results but also for attitude and effort – well done everyone!
As things slowly grind back into action following a boring three-week break, there were plenty of positives to draw from today with the seniors winning at the Goldwyn 2-0 against Ashford Cavaliers, the depleted and injury hit reserves cruelly going down in a five-goal nailbiter with Charing Reserves and the Under 14s holding highly-rated Bredhurst Juniors to a single goal defeat in their midday friendly. Scroll down for more comments and photos.
The U16s were not particularly pleased with their performance in a 3-1 loss against Egerton at Rock Hill. Jordan Osborne [left] netted the Green’s consolation. Best wishes go to Tony Osborne after his op – let’s hope everything goes well. For the lads, it is training on Thursday at Pitchside and at the moment a vacant date next Saturday.
The lunchtime match between Bromley Green and Bredhurst Juniors at U14 level was a really worthwhile exercise and crucial as a gap-filler with no training or games for several weeks. The visitors, impressive with their inter-passing and movement, provided just the test the team needed with the league programme resuming next Saturday. Oliver Bell was rewarded with the Player of the Match award but this was a splendid all-round squad effort, demonstrating just what can be achieved with belief and commitment. Well played boys! Nicole’s report to follow.
Sunday firsts return with a win summary by Gary Gibbs
Today was the first game for a month so the boys felt the effect on a boggy pitch. With no goalkeeper available in the whole club, we needed to call in an outfield player to go in between the sticks. Had 3 to 4 missing due to holidays and suspension. Started really well and should have been up 2/3 in the first 10 minutes. Eventually breaking the deadlock on half hour when BJ smashed the bar for Ryan Ford to follow up with a tap in. Rest of the game was much the same with us not putting away our chances. With 15 minutes left Shrimpton broke down the right before laying it across to Gower who slotted home to wrap up the points. Thanks to Sam smith for going in goal. And Player of the Match went to Matt Wedge who was solid throughout.
Football can be so cruel …
At Waterside on Sunday morning, manager Sid Hone was disappointed, not in the effort of his players, but in the fact that several others simply failed to turn up. As seems to be all-to-common these days, not even the courtesy of a text message. Starting with eleven men, and some of those crocked, the seconds took the lead via Cameron Bruce, went 2-1 behind but came back to level through Harry Birchall. Playing out the final ten minutes with 8 fit men, the Green finally succumbed as Charing grabbed a decider. Mark Fuller and Sid at the back, Brad Osbourne in midfield and hard-working Jack Hollamby were the pick but it wasn’t to be on the day.
Some more images from Saturday
Sunday … we open at 8.30am … plenty of action today … all welcome
Firsts away Ashford Cavaliers, Reserves home Charing Reserves, U14s home Bredhurst Juniors and training for the BG Valiants
Updates … more photos to follow …
Report from U10s manager Matt Church
Under 10s patience, hard work and fantastic character pays off. This game had everything in it, strong tackles, short and long range passing, taking on players and goals. It was a free-flowing game and credit to the ref (Grant) and was played in good spirit. A fantastic result. WELL DONE EVERYONE. Green: Oliver, Liam, Max, Harry, Lilly, Harvey. Riley 1 x goal, Ellis 2 x goals and today’s POM chosen by ref.
Report from U9sDVS manager Dean Mansfield
First game in 2019 for Bromley Green DVS U9s and we had the pleasure of welcoming Ashford United. This game was probably the best match I have seen from this age group and maybe a few years older. We played like a premier league team lol the passing / tackling / movement on and off the ball was wonderful. This is by far the best each kid has played individually and most important to me is they played as a team, all working for each other and helping their team mates.
I would like to say a big thank you to Ashford United as it was played in the right way both teams were amazing and I did not see one parent not smiling at the end of the game. Please see Aedan getting the man of the match award today from me. Thanks Dean
Report from U11s manager Rob Finn
Today we travelled to Charing for our first game of the year. The 9 players that showed up didn’t disappoint and played some lovely flowing football, causing the opposition problems as they were solid at the back the midfield and up front. Happy with that performance and you all done as I asked without arguing – and a big well done to Harrison for getting PoTM today. Regards Rob.
Under 8 Colts report from Pat Penfold
U8s Colts were away to Charing. It was very cold and the boys done well for coming from behind and Stevens score with a stunning goal what could be goal of the season. Great team effort and see you all on Thursday for training.
Under 10 Colts … brilliant today with just 6 players
Clubhouse open from 8am on Saturday with DH/LM
Have fun everyone … fixtures and ko times are on the Events & Fixtures page
Plenty of action this weekend so let’s hope for kind weather, good fortune and all those colds, coughs and flus clearing off! Also can we all park sensibly please (not in the Swan Centre car park) … thank you.
Heard a few murmurs that the ‘Christmas spirit wasn’t there this year’. True perhaps – but then most people nowadays don’t make the effort to train and gel during the holidays, organise fun things as in the past. Boxing Day was always a football day but that tradition has gone. Yes, I know, one must stop living in the past! Here is an example from 1989 when the ladies of Bromley Green played at Carters Field against (… well, I can’t remember who but it doesn’t matter, it was a laugh).