Gary Gibbs reports from a happy Waterside
Today, with 7 players out missing through injuries and holidays, it was always going to be a tough test against Market. But from the outset we dominated the game, breaking the deadlock in 5 minutes when Kieran Shrimpton ran down the wing to cut in and smash the ball home. 10 minutes later the ball broke to the on fire Luke Burdon who finished from close range. We went in at half time 3 up with Burdon grabbing another. Second half was much the same with Jordan Griffin , on his return to the club, finishing a good move. Burdon completed his hat trick with a 25-yard screamer leaving the goalkeeper just a spectator. Casper was out of position but neatly converted a header to finish the game off. Well played boys and let’s keep it going. Big thank you to former Green man Billy Rice for going in goal at the grand age of 41.
Not such good news from the Reserves camp with Sid’s boys suffering an 11-1 pasting at Sellindge against new boys Folkestone United Reserves. Little to say here with the only bright spot a consolation score from Lenny Russell.
Steve Sutton reports on a last-gasp winner for BG Girls
The U14 Girls played their first game for Bromley Green, hosting Castle Colts Girls at Waterside. The opposition were the winners of our division last year, in two close games last year that castle Colts won, but on a different day could have easily gone the other way.
The game was a chance for the new players to fully integrate into the team and put into practice the training that has been going on over the summer.
The game started brightly for both sides, with the Green creating more of the chances, when on 16 minutes a mazy run saw Ella roper break through the defence and score the first goal of the game. The girls continued to press creating more chances, but unable to convert one until the 25th minute, when Chloe Lloyd was tripped on the edge of the area, with Ella Roper smashing home the free kick.
Just before the end of the half the away side snuck a goal back.
The second half started with Castle Colts showing more going forward and pressing the home team better and starting to create a few chances, but also leaving space in behind them that the Green’s exploited, which out getting the ball in the back of the net. Midway through the half a defensive clearance landed at Anya Carroll’s feet, and with a quick glance fired a shot from just inside the oppositions half, and got here shot dipping under the bar to extend the lead to 3-1.
Shortly after this the away side managed to get a goal back breaking down their left hand side, on the edge of the box Joanna B attempted to intercept the ball but unfortunately made such a good contact that it looped over the home keeper into the top corner. Would have been a goal to rave about if scored at the other end!! This did not drop Joanna’s or her team mates heads as they went on the attack again and again after this with Chloe becoming more and more involved in the game leading the line and making a nuisance of herself, when in the dying minute a great move saw Chloe tapping in an effort from 6 yards to extend the lead to 4-2.
The game kicked off with the away side on the attack and with the final kick of the match managed to snatch a late goal to make the final score 4-3 to Bromley Green.
The game shows the great promise of this side, and if this type of performance is maintained every week the league title is a good possibility of being obtained.
Player of the Match: Anya Carroll … well done!
Under 12s Pirtek brief summary from Dave Homewood
With yet another completely different line-up due to a number of factors, the squad performed admirably – and with a tad more good fortune could have netted several more goals as, in spells, we piled on the pressure with a succession of corners. But well done to our visitors, Vinters, who ran out clear victors. On target for the Green were Thomas Hawkins, William Spiers (with his left foot … well done!) and Harley White.
The management team are simply seeking a set of youngsters who want to train/play every week, will turn up on time, and of course develop as individuals and a squad.
Really need everyone at training if possible this Thursday please. For next Sunday, I have been messed about by other teams but I am still seeking a friendly as we approach the first league fixture the following week. Finally, thank you to the parents that help to set up and put things away.
Final word from the Hurricanes camp on the Essex trip
A big thank you to Rob Wright and everyone at Essex Royals. Bromley Green Hurricanes travelled up from Ashford, Kent on Saturday. And judging by how the boys came away and what a great time they had at such a well organised tournament, I think they all want to come back next year.
Kind regards Alex and David