Monday … reflecting on a busy weekend

Clubhouse open Monday from 5pm

Training Monday at Waterside

U9 Colts (Brian Jenkins) 6-7pm

U10s (Matt Church) 6-7pm

U10 Colts (Pip/Andrew) 6.30-7.30pm

U12s (Grant) 6-7pm

U14s (Nicole) 6-7.30pm

Cup final next Sunday at Hythe

Hero of the hour on Sunday was loyal clubman Connor Gower who notched a late hat-trick to bring us back from the cliff edge (or crashing out as present waffle goes!) The nervy 3-2 victory over old rivals White Horse takes us through to the Division Two Cup final next Sunday at Reachfields where Aldington provide the opposition. A Louis Burton penalty save, a 2-0 deficit with the clock ticking – it didn’t look good. But with Levii Loyza back to his old form and Jamie Hurst pushing forward with intent, the Green somehow clawed victory from the jaws of defeat from a largely subdued performance. As manager Gibbs said afterwards “It is a win but it doesn’t feel like a win”. For midfielder Lee Milton, the perfect birthday present! The boys will need to be at their best next week with the line-up determined greatly by the long list of injuries and suspensions. Kick off is at 2.30pm with details of the coach for players and supporters to be posted on here shortly.

Reserves play out entertaining 2-2 draw with Park Farm

An excellent match at Kingsnorth between hosts Park Farm Rangers and Bromley Green Reserves ended all square at 2-2. On target for the Green were Conor Little and Brad Osborne while Tom Messenger and the returning Jack Brown were solid for the Green. Next week we welcome champions-elect Biddenden to Waterside (10.30am).

BGV Adult Tournament reports

From Aaron Maul

First game was against Maidstone every team so far had drawn so a win was well needed to climb the table. We were on top for most of it and a fantastic finish from Cam saw us win 1-0. 

Second against Charlton White they frustrated us with their extra player and the game ended a boring 0-0.

Next came Charlton deaf and we gave them a great game and we were on top for the whole game but couldn’t get a winner, 0-0.

Then we had Swanscombe who have been top for most of the season. We held them really well and one of our counters were so quick and clinical and Cam slotted it away beautifully. 1-0

Last game was going time be the toughest against Canterbury was really even between the two with really great defending. We managed to score a corner through Toby. 1-0 

Player of the tournament goes to Cam for his endless running and two amazing goals. Well done everyone.

From David Spencer

Today was our final tournament this season and we went out on a high.

The first game was against our closest rivals all season Sheppey and despite being a player down the game was closely fought by both teams. Both Ashley and Aaron defended well against there two strikers. We had a few chances but the game concluded 0-0. This was the only draw Sheppey had all tournament.

Our second match was Maidstone Copper and again we held our own and had several chances but were prevented by the woodwork. Game concluded 0-0

Next was Anchorians our team fought hard against them and both had a few near misses and Ashley prevented a few attacks and even headed on target but the keeper made a good save. Game ended 0-0

Next game was against Maidstone United Steel.

Today getting on the score sheet seemed a tall order. But this game we had a slight alteration to our formation which paid off. 2 goals from Kane and Kane played a good assistance ball which Dave put away. Game ended 3-0 to us 😀

The final game was against Maidstone United Nickel which was a game that we would win no matter the score as Maidstone had to borrow players to make up there squad to 6 played. Game ended 0-0 but we won this on the players being borrowed.

Overall we had a great day and kept a clean sheet all day. 

We finished 3rd in the league and taking into account that we have been 1 player short all season I am very proud of how the squad performed.

Player of the tournament today was our captain Ashley who played both in goal and on the field and led by example. Well done Ashley. 

I look forward to working with this squad again next season. 

From Debby Claber

Another tournament, another morning of smugness avoiding the gloom and the rain outdoors for our squad!  Last tournament of the season, and it has been a great season for everyone involved with this squad – thank you to everyone for having such a positive attitude, concentrating on enjoying the football and the days at Faversham.

2 games today. The first against Milton as always would be our tougher one but we had consistently good passing between the 3 players on the pitch and Owen produced awesome saves against some strong shots.  We kept them under pressure throughout the game, staying on top of and frustrating so many of their chances and a cheeky goal that sneaked into the top corner of the net from Paul, followed by another from Adam meant that we closed on a draw.  

The final game of the season was against Maidstone ladies.  As always, this felt more evenly matched with everyone working hard. Again we produced solid passing and Adam managed to score this game’s goals.

Special mention to Gemma who spent the entire morning doing everything right and who possibly had the most shots I’ve ever seen frustrated by the post in one day.

Player of the tournament today went to Owen, who not only produced his usual brave goal saving but who also showed that he recovers quickly between shots against him made in quick succession.

We finish the season a very commendable second in Championship 5 and it has been one of the most enjoyable seasons I have experienced.  That’s down to the players (and parents/carers) in this squad showing such great friendship towards their team-mates, and also towards the  other teams in this division.  The humour and positive reactions around this squad has been lovely (and you’ve produced some fantastic football too!).  I’m stealing a quote from one of the Maidstone Ladies:”Such a lovely team to play. Without these guys the division would have been much less desirable. Well done guys.”

More images will be published on the BGV page

Under 10s summary by Matt Church

A frustrating performance against a strong Park Farm Rangers Colts side. 100% effort yet again by everyone but it was one of those days when nothing seems to go your way.  So bring on next week. Green: Oliver, Max, Harvey, Ellis, Bobby, Harry (PoM), Riley (1 x goal)

Congratulations to our McDonalds PoM (no, not you Gav!)

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