Monday … with Ellicon

Monday opening time is 5pm

Lash and Marlon on target but U18s go down by odd goal in five

BGFC Under 18s PoM at Betteshanger is Ben Fuller – training tonight mate!

Rare Sunday of two senior defeats as firsts slip up 2-4 in excellent match away to Brewmaster (Kieran Shrimpton and Jordan Griffin). More worrying points for manager Gary Gibbs to ponder are injuries to both Luke and Matt Burdon.

Bromley Green Reserves 5 – 7 Smeeth & Brabourne

Goal scorers Jordan Osborne 3, Brad Osborne 1, Charlie Wallis 1

BGV Adults in tournament action … please scroll down

Under 12s Pirtek … clean sheet in entertaining win over Barham Youth … please scroll down

Under 18s you have TRAINING TONIGHT with Dennis 6 – 7.30pm

EKYL U12s off to brilliant start – Bromley Green 2-0 Barham Youth

Report from Dave Homewood at a sweltering Waterside

Firstly a word for our opponents who approached the game in the same manner as ourselves; competitive but in the right spirit with barely a foul from either side. As it happens, we took the points but my appraisal would have been the same if we had come off second best: well played everyone and a mention for referee Mason Bourne who applied commonsense throughout. The deadlock in a cracking game was finally broken when Josh Bailey, superb in his new midfield general role, drove home hard and low. End-to-end stuff ensued with right-sided Kieran Branch causing all sorts of problems to the visitors defence and it was no surprise when William Spiers headed in beautifully at the far post for 2-0 before the interval. The fact that Josh and William attend training regularly was clear to see and it is up to them now to continue to develop.

One of the disadvantages of a number of subs is, of course, the need to keep altering the line-up to ensure all the players get a fair crack. Not easy and, as Brian and myself found out, there is the inherent danger of completely upsetting the balance of the side. But everybody responded and with Player of the Match Amin shining on the left, Thomas assured between the sticks, and Preston and Harrison impregnable at the back, we rarely looked like conceding.

In the second period, in all honesty we should have wrapped up the points when a succession of ‘air shots’ saw open goal opportunities go begging. However, Ben, Henry, Elizabeth, Abdel and the versatile Liam all did their jobs admirably and the bonus of a clean sheet left us all happy.

Full marks to one and all and those that keep missing games/training now need to really impress during the week to gain a place as I only want committed players to work with.

Thanks to Brian Petken and the fantastic parents who help before and after matches … I am sure you will all agree, it was well worth it this week! Next week: we are awaiting confirmation of our fixture as it is designated as cup Sunday. Details as soon as they are known will be published on the Events & Fixtures page.

The ‘angelic’ U12s Pirtek after their brilliant display on Sunday
Brian chose hard working Amin as our PoM

Brief notes …

Firstly, a word for the young referees who officiated so impressively this weekend in some of our youth fixtures. Ryan, Matthew, Mason, Frankie I think and others (please let me know who I have missed and we will give them a deserved mention).

I am still waiting for a volunteer to organise this year’s winter training schedule. It’s all very well people keep telling me they will help to take the pressure off – but when I do ask, no-one comes forward! Thank you DH

Leah and Chloe Barnes walking the Runway for British Designer Ira Iceberg of IA London. SS20 London Fashion Week.

The talents of our youth never cease to amaze … well done girls!

Bromley Green Valiants B before tournament action on Sunday

Ready for a successful tournament … the BGV Adults B squad

Grading Tournament 15 September 2019 BG Valiants B team summary from Dave Spencer

Today was our new season grading tournament which we entered with positivity and high spirits.

Match 1 v Anchorians 

We got off to a great start early into the match with a superb goal from our debut player Ryan. We defended well and Cameron (Hedgehog) scored a further 2 goals. This match ended BG 3 – Anchorians 0

Match 2 v Canterbury City

This match was against our local rivals and we battled well. Ashley made some fabulous saves and both Ryan and Cameron both scored. Final score BG 2 Canterbury 0

Match 3 v Maidstone United (Steel)

This was one of the matches were the best player on the field was easily Maidstone’s keeper who pulled off some super saves to keep a clean sheet.

Match ended 0-0

Match 4 v Maidstone United (Copper)

Ashley came out on field for this match and Joshua was our reserve keeper.

Maidstone has a few good chances but Josh managed to block all of their shots. At the dying seconds of the match Cameron managed to put one past their keeper.

Final score BG 1 Maidstone 0

Match 5 v Charlton Athletic

Our final match see us play against the team that were level with us at the top with 10 points each. Charlton managed to defend well but the woodwork prevented us from getting on the score sheet. 2 chance counter attacks by Charlton were rewarded with 2 good goals.

Match ended BG 0 Charlton 2

Overall a very good day for us, we could not have asked anymore of the squad. Man of the tournament was our debut player Ryan whom despite being nervous going into his first tournament scored twice and played his midfield role extremely well. 

We look forward to our next tournament.

Bromley Green Valiants Adults B team tournament summary

It was a mixed bag of results for us at Faversham.   With a new pitch size to get used to,so more ground to cover,  as well as being outdoors meaning a different style of play was needed all players worked hard to meet the challenges produced as a result of these changes.  We are also playing 6-a-side instead of the previous 5-a-side, so it was rather useful that Amy has now joined us in her first season of Adult football.
Our first game against Charlton was probably our toughest and the players’ stamina was tested with the longer game-time involved with moving up a division too.  Subsequent games varied and most teams we played against felt more evenly matched, which showed more in the results.  Notable moments from players include “George” taking a fall, damaging her ankle but immediately getting to her feet, moving towards the goal and managing to knock the ball into the net a few seconds later, before coming off the pitch for first aid; and a subsequent goal from Paul gave us our only win of the day.  
Man of the match?  He was his usual solid, reliable self with the “star” moments that we know he’s capable of.  However, in the last game of the day, he withstood repetitive “barrages” of shots, deflecting the ball away, bouncing back to his feet to deflect it again, and then again.  Performing amazingly under sustained pressure, the result from that game could have been very different.  Owen fully deserved this recognition (and the impressed comments he was receiving at the end of the morning from our opponents and their coaches and spectators). 
I’m pleased to say that everyone handled the pressures (and the unexpected heat of the day) well, and stayed good humoured and supportive of their team-mates throughout the day.  One of the absolute pleasures of this team is the enthusiasm and positive attitudes from players, which makes the tournaments so enjoyable for all of us involved.  Thanks to everyone involved.

Under 12s McDonalds in the hazy Waterside sunshine

Under 12s McDonalds – don’t forget you have a meeting of parents on Tuesday evening at 7.15pm


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