All games went ahead at Waterside at the weekend, culminating in what can only be described as Sensational Sunday with top billing going to our U18s who pulled off a 6-1 victory away to Ramsgate Youth
The headlines this Monday morning:
- U18s silence the critics – 6-1 win on the Isle of Thanet
- Sunday firsts come back from 4-1 down to win 6-4
- Sunday reserves also hit back from 4-1 behind to draw 5-5
- U12s EKYL hold title favourites to a 2-2 draw
- Dave Spencer delighted with his BG Valiants at their tournament
All the reports and photos to follow … I just need to catch my breath!
U18s register morale-boosting 6-1 victory in Ramsgate
Another trek for the U18s but it was all worth it as doubles from Lashman and Player of the Match, Conan (left), set up a terrific 6-1 victory at Ramsgate. The tally was completed by Ilja and Oliver and the boys look forward to a home game at last next Sunday. Thanks to the parents who helped with transport – much appreciated.
Green: Kieron, Harley, Piotr, Frankie, Ben, Lash, Marlon, Nelson, Ilja, Conan, Aiden, Ollie, Freddie
Green still top after 10-goal thriller with Heathens
Luke Burdon (3), Kieran Shrimpton (2) and an own goal finally secured the points for the Green from a 6-4 victory after our guests Red Heathens had stormed into a 4-1 lead. Heathens were superbly drilled and netted some splendid goals during a first period in which the home team appeared half asleep. However, the second half was mainly pressure from the Green and eventually the Heathens succumbed. A great advert for local football and the perfect result for the boys in their new GMC-sponsored strip. A mention for referee Dave Shrewsbury – how refreshing to see an official applying good old fashioned common sense. Next Sunday we have a break from league action when visiting Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup.
Meanwhile, away to Smeeth & Brabourne, the Sunday Reserves bounced back from a 4-1 deficit to draw 5-5 with regular marksmen Charlie Wallis and Sam Ades both notching doubles. Full report to follow …
U12s Pirtek 2-2 draw with title aspirants
A 2-2 draw with Gillingham Girls at Waterside keeps the race for honours alive in the East Kent Youth League. Twice coming from behind, the Green almost snatched maximum points at the death when Kris Kostov smashed against the bar. Well played everyone and the combination play between today’s scorers Kris and Harley White augurs well for the coming months. Both teams were a credit to the League with some superb inter-passing. Training Thursday at Kingswood and another crucial league game away to Herne Bay on Sunday. The fact we are sitting in the top rungs of the league is testament to the hard work all the players are putting in. As always, a huge thank you to the parents for putting up and taking down the goals … and apologies to those players who didn’t have a full game.
Green: Harvey; Ben, Harrison, Thomas, Josh, Preston, Henry, Kris, Harley, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, William, Charlie
Barham Youth 2-15 Herne Bay Youth
Bromley Green 2-2 Gillingham Girls
Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 0-4 Faversham Town
Whitfield Colts 9-0 Monkton
Woodnesborough 7-1 Faversham Strike Force Lightning
David Spencer reports on a successful tournament morning for BGV Adults
BGV B side storm to the top of the league table in some style!
Following a good result at the last tournament placing us in 2nd place, we started our day in high spirits and our squad more confident.
Game 1 v Charlton
This game was against top of the table team Charlton, the one team we had been chasing closely. We had a good length of possession from the off and early on in the match Cameron (hedgehog) managed to put one away to settle our nerves. Following this goal we had Charlton boxed in a we were rewarded with another great goal the second Cameron. Every player executed their roles perfectly. Final score
BG 2 v Charlton 0
Game 2 v Canterbury
This game was fairly even up until about halfway when a David made a great pass across the pitch to Tom (our new member of the squad) who drilled it into the corner of the net. Canterbury battled well but some great interception and skill on the ball from Cameron led to another great ball setting Tom up for his second goal!
Match ended BG 2- Canterbury 0
Game 3 v Maidstone
A change of squad was needed to mix our game which saw David go in goal and Ashley out on the pitch with fresh legs.
This was one of our best performances of the day where our determination to win was evident throughout the entire match. Tom managed to score from what seemed an impossible angle blew us all away. Tom was also instrumental in assisting a brilliant ball which Cameron powered into the net. Our defence was strong and Ashley picked up the ball in our open half and ran with super pace and ball control up the field to assist another good goal from Cameron. The one and only time all day that we made an error we were punished by a cruel goal due to a slight fumble by our keeper that fell kindly to Maidstone’s striker which he put away. Match concluded BG 3 Maidstone 1
Game 4 v Anchorians
Following a run of wins our confidence was at an all time high. This match we played faultlessly, so much so that our opposition became increasingly frustrated and lost their concentration. Josh took a chance shot from some distance which caught the keeper asleep and the ball slammed into the back of the net. We boxed Anchorians in their own half and another storming run forward from Josh saw him slot another goal away.
Match ended BG 2 Anchorians 0
Match 5 v South East Gulls
This team all day demonstrated some great football and we felt they would pose a threat to a potential clean sweep to claim a full 15 points from 5 successive wins. The game was fairly even and then things turned around with us have a few shots hitting the woodwork. It seemed that no matter how many shots we had we could not seem to find the back of the net.
Finally, after several attempts, Cameron managed to slot one away! This team then opted for route 1 attack on our goal that nearly caught us out. A long ball from the keeper that Aaron tried to head away saw it bounce backward off Aaron’s head that their striker managed to get on the end of, but Ashley stormed back home to put in a crucial block. Once we understood their game plan we pinned them in and Cameron managed to slot another goal away. Match ended BG 2 SE Gulls 0.
This was a day where self believe was rewarded by us being victorious in every match. Today’s superb effort has now seen us sore to the top of the league table with a healthy 5 point margin and a 16 goal difference. Well done lads I could not be any happier with your fantastic performance today.
Player of the tournament was hard for me to call as the entire squad worked so hard but ultimately I have awarded this to Tom whom despite it being his debut, he has slotted straight in with the squad and made an impressive impact in every game.
Well done again to all the team and let’s build on what we have achieved today.
BGV A report from Aaron Maul
First match was against Charlton Deaf B and we never looked in trouble. Pressed really well, kept them in their half and scored three, two from Cam and one from Grant. 3-0
Game two was against Faversham, we dominated rated again from the start. Lots of energy and pressing high, Kieron got two (one a screamer) and grant tapped in smartly from close. 3-0
Game three came against Swanscombe and the same story again pressing high and Keiron got his first hat trick for the adults solid defensive display and a fine reaction save with his toe from Harrison kept a clean sheet. 3-0
Game four was against Milton, they seemed to give us a bit of a game but we were still dominant. One goal from Kieron and another from Cam saw the game out 2-0.
BGV C tournament report from Debby Claber
Another mixed bag for the C squad at this month’s tournament. On the plus side, we had not only a full squad on the pitch but also enough players for a sub!
3 losses and 2 draws for us today. To be fair, the results on paper again don’t reflect the quality of play that we produced during the morning – particularly Adam and Owen working well together on the pitch for the last 4 games. Shots at goal remained elusive for much of the morning – Adam had several, each seeming more promising that the last but unluckily none producing the desired goal. Owen also provided what looked like promising opportunities but was sadly thwarted. Our defensive players kept us in games and overall again I’m happy to say that everyone remained positive despite the frustrations. Player of the tournament this month goes to Gemma for remaining consistent, showing strong teamwork and determination not to be beaten when tackled or needing to tackle!
The Life of Brian!
Clubhouse open today from 8am
Ground inspection 8am: both matches are on at Waterside today. Good luck to the Sunday firsts against Red Heathens (10.30am) and the U12s in the EKYL against double-chasers Gillingham Girls (2pm).
BGV Adults meet in the clubhouse by 8.15am for the tournament