Birthday greetings Monday to former Green man Lennie Griffiths
Few more snaps from a hectic weekend
Monday training is as per normal
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KDFL tournament on 12/01/2020 [BGV C team report by Debby Claber]
A really good, positive tournament for Bgv C squad at Faversham. Off to a slightly shaky start with our first game against Swanscombe. Owen kept us in the game with some outstanding goalkeeping- which was recognised and applauded by our opposition (rightly so!).We picked up after that and players were much more aware of where their teammates were and it was great to see them working well together. Two wins followed, with goals from Gemma, Adam, Jordon and Owen (who stayed out on the pitch for the next 3 games) with Owen and Adam teaming up nicely again up front. This actually left Mat with nothing at all to do in goal during the second game as we dominated at the other end of the pitch!Last game of the day was against Charlton and we expected this to be one of our 2 toughest games of the day. However we held them to a comfortable goalless draw. Man of the match was actually the toughest part of the day for me because every single player did exactly what was asked of them and cheerfully throughout. Ultimately, I’ve given it to Jordon this month, as he worked well up front alongside Adam and Owen, and looked like he was putting careful thought into each and every game. Massive thanks to every player (and parents/carers etc) as you all did yourselves proud. Debby
KDFL tournament on 12/01/2020 [report by David Spencer with photos to follow]
Following a superb to end to 2019, today we look to continue and work hard to remain on top. A slight alteration to the tournament this week where a team has dropped out saw an increase in time for each match from 8mins to 14mins.
Game 1 v Charlton
Our first game of the tournament saw us face Charlton who are just behind us in the table. For the majority of the game we had far more chances and possession, but towards the end of the match one of the only times Charlton presses us some confusion led to an unfortunate own goal.
Game ended BGV 0 – Charlton 1
Game 2 v Canterbury
This game we controlled for the entire match and the ball remained in the oppositions half. Ashley was on pitch for this match and put us on the score sheet with a superb placed to right goal. Hedgehog managed to find the back of the net twice along with Ashley again followed by Josh.
Game ended BGV 5 – Canterbury 0
Game 3 v Anchorians
This game saw us make several shots on goal without success. Our determination eventually paid off with a good goal from Hedgehog. Arron was pushed up front on this game and he too managed to take advantage of a strikers position and found the back of the net. Another goal at the end of the match from hedgehog together with superb defending from Craig and Josh kept a clean sheet again.
Match ended BGV 4 – Anchorians 0
Game 4 v Maidstone
We needed a win in our final match as Charlton won all their matches and we could not afford to drop any more points to them. The Maidstone goal keeper was on top form and must have kept at least 8 good shots out of his net. Again we kept on plugging away and finally Josh got us on the score sheet.
Match ended BGV 1 – Maidstone 0
Today’s superb effort has now seen us remain at the top despite Charlton closing the gap in points this week.
Player of the tournament was hard for me to call as the entire squad worked so hard but ultimately I have awarded this to Joshua for his continued effort and reliability in whatever position was ask him to play. Well done again to all the team and let’s ensure our next tournament see us increase our lead over Charlton.
Under 18s pay for poor first half
Bromley Green Girls respect for the late Des Bacon before another crushing victory at Waterside
The U14s Girls welcomed Petts Wood Larks to Waterside on Sunday, in blustery, soft pitch conditions. It was the first time that the whole team was present for a game!
The home team started the brightest with Ella finishing a move off started at the back by Amelia, going through the thirds.
The home girls continued to apply pressure creating chances, with Nicole heading just over and Esme narrowly shooting wide; but the away side, with the use of the wind and sun, managed to lob Lily in goal from just in side the area in the 23rd minute.
The Green girls showed their intent straight from the kick off with some neat play in their own half, releasing Anya down the left who then drilled her shot in the top left corner to restore the lead a minute later.
Before half time the Green girls created several more chances that were not taking, the score line remaining 2-1 at half time.
The second half saw the girls on the attack again and in the 3rdminute of the second half saw Lucy knocking the ball home from close range at the back post after two shots had been blocked from other players.
Two minutes later the Green’s were awarded a penalty for hand ball. Nicole was given the opportunity to take the free shot but blasted her shot straight down the middle with the keeper not moving and blocking the shot and the rebound being cleared.
It the 7th minute saw Ella breaking down the right flank and putting a cross the 6-yard box, missing Chloe, but Lucy was at the back post to again have a simple tap home for another goal.
Play in the middle of the park lead to a ball out to Jess on the right wing putting a ball into Ella who coolly finished for her second goal with 15 minutes of the second half played.
From the 22nd minute of the second half saw the Green girls run rampant as the opposition tired, scoring another 6 goals in the final 13 minutes. With Ella getting 2, one being a great lob on the angle, Esme, Chloe and another 2 for Anya whose final goal saw a great raiding run form the half way line and finishing with aplomb.
Final score was 11-1 to the home team, this leaves them top of the table still unbeaten, with one of the remaining 4 games against the current second place team. Without results going their way potentially three more wins could see the Girls crowned winners of their league.
One more league game this month, which is next week then followed the week after by the Winston Cup semi Final game away to Ex Blues, who are currently second in our division. Then most of Feb’s games are our Division 2 cup games, which has been put in due to a number of teams dropping out at the beginning of the season to give he team more games over the season, which we have won both of the games we have already played, putting us in good contention to make the semi-finals from the group stage.
Cheers Steve Sutton
Sunday night headlines … more details to follow …
Sunday Reserves hit five
BG Adult Valiants shine at Faversham
U18s EKYL miss out 2-1 away at Hythe
U14 Girls hammer eleven to keep treble hopes alive
U12s EKYL achieve another clean sheet in 3-0 success at Waterside
Sporting game at wet Waterside on Sunday afternoon with the Green U12 EKYL squad keeping another clean sheet in a three-goal victory against Whitfield Juniors that consolidates our position in fifth place. Playing some enterprising football, the first half resembled last week’s game where goals were at a premium but we held a 1-0 interval advantage via a Thomas Hawkins penalty.
All players were given a run-out which can disrupt the balance of the team; but we have the benefit of versatile lads such as Josh, Ben, Rieyaan, William, Harvey, Charlie W and Keiran who can adapt to the needs of the moment. This ability to switch roles, reaped dividends when Ben, pushing forward, drove in low and hard from the right for our second.
Our visitors, who stayed and socialised (a rarity these days) to their credit never gave up and had one of the game’s stars in their keeper Max Mercer who thwarted us on several occasions.
However, we put the issue beyond doubt when Keiran netted our third. Complimented by Whitfield manager Doug, our defence is now getting to grips with what is needed; while further up field, if only one or two would listen, their game would improve immensely.
We were able to give a first run-out to Alfie Masters and the areas to work on were clear – he will be fine in time.
With Preston and Henry industrious in midfield, the core shape of the side is forming nicely but let’s all remember this is a team effort on and off the field and, as always, my thanks go to the parents for their support, Cameron for running the line and the ladies for the superb hot food and sandwiches.
Outstanding performances by Harrison and Thomas, with the latter receiving the Player of the Match award. Well done all, see you at training Thursday (Kingswood 6pm) as we prepare for the away match with Barham Youth next Sunday.
Happy birthday Sunday to Kieran Shrimpton!
Some updates from the weekend … BG Valiants, Sunday football round-up to follow as soon as possible … big thanks to Michelle and Sonia for supplying all the teams with delicious Chilli con Carne and Chicken Casserole and our guests Whitfield U12s with sandwiches and chips. Wet and muddy at Waterside but (parking excepted) a generally enjoyable weekend.
Thank you Pip!
U10s Bromley Green DVS v U10s Park Farm Rangers match report
We started the game by marking our respect to Des Bacon a former Bromley Green manager who sadly passed away last week, with both teams honoring this impeccably.
As for the game this was possibly our hardest game to date this season. Thankfully both teams were open to playing 9 aside and they made it hard work for us. They played a defensive line up with mainly three at the back and it made the game quite compact and we didn’t use the space or wings as much as we normally do.
That said after going down in the first half to what I though was a bit of a lucky goal we soon hit back with Aldy getting the equalizer.
Into the second half they continued to make it hard work for us and they had a couple of hard working decent players as well as a keeper keeping us out with some fine saves , but our boys as they keep doing this season battled hard in the midfield , with Wayne , Keane , Riley and James having to work extra hard in this game. We managed to get the lead after Cameron’s deflected shot went in and even though they were making it hard work , I thought it was a well deserved lead.
The third goal was actually us at our best with some fast pass and move football starting right back with Lewis , some great passing between James and Jack and a fine finish by Aldy. Player of the match this week went to our newest addition James, who we thought had his best game for us since joining.
Definitely a much tougher outing for our lads but a very good run out in preparation for next week’s big game against Pilgrims.
Well done boys, the Bromley Green juggernaut rolls on!
Under 12s Utilitas match report from Timmy Russell
Today we travelled to Smarden, a physical side sitting just below us in the league. We started strongly, dominating the match from the off charlie b preston charlie r and Kieran in midfield commanding the game and within minutes Matteo had scored 2 great goals and soon after charlie b added another, 2nd half matteo frustrating the host constantly and set charlie r up 4 nil, josh was solid at left back as was Timmy harrison centre back nothing getting past him william was unlucky not to bag 1 and then charlie b again nutmeg a defender and finished like a striker kieran stepped into right back and looked very comfortable and created more chances match over and a 5 ,0 win, what a team performance well done Arilas, Josh,Ben, Captain Harrison, preston Charlie B, Charlie R , Dexter, Timmy, Kieran,William and Matteo proud of you all 1st season together and as I said watch the results come now well done player of the match SKIPPER H
On today: Reserves home Charing Reserves, Girls home Petts Wood, U18s away Hythe Town, U12s EKYL home Whitfield Juniors
PLEASE PARK SENSIBLY AND DO NO USE THE SWAN CENTRE CAR PARK … THERE IS NOW A GAP IN OUR CAR PARK FENCE THAT ALLOWS CAREFUL PARKING ON THE FIELD – THANK YOU
BGFC U12s Pirtek EKYL squad for Sunday afternoon (meet 1pm): Charlie Ward, Harvey Prior, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins, Josh Bailey, Rieyaan Naunko, Henry Barnes, Preston Webb, William Spiers, Keiran Branch, Alfie Masters
More photos and reports to follow asap …
Seniors lose 3-1 (Lenny Russell) but excellent game with leaders Folkestone
Top display by U12s Utilitas who win at Smarden
Match report Hythe Colts vs BG Global: A game of 2 windy halves for BG. A blustery swirling wind caused havoc as Hythe and BG went head to head. With both sides trying to play football on a night pitch. Limited chances in the opening 10 mins with green mustering a catalogue of corners only to find the wind proving problematic. A few goal mouth scrambles and late clearences at both ends meant with the clock running down a rare shut out before half time was on the cards. With 5 mins left of the first half green took the lead where a clever Daniel V see the wind to drop the ball on the Hythe keeper who fumbled for Leo to bundle the ball over the line.
An excellent safe from Tyler in goal stopped an equaliser with the follow up corner being gathered quickly and a fast counter attack found a 2 on 1 at the Hythe defence, Leo controlling the clearance well to find Kuba who skilfully beat his man and raced through on goal to slot in nicely. 20seconds left of the first half Green fouled the Hythe midfielder midway in the attacking half who brilliantly rifled a free kick into the bottom corner, past Tyler’s fast diving save who could do nothing to stop it.
2nd half found the wind against green and much stronger than first half. Hythe we’re picking up on the fact that we couldn’t work out how to deal with the wind and some sloppy marking to score the equaliser from a well worked corner.
The wind again meaning we struggled to clear the ball and now found us pushing to get the lead assisted Hythe as a ball over the top found the forward who smashed home again, with limited chances being created and Hythe pressing us back we couldn’t get the ball on the ground and able to play our football meaning we were always up against. The final goal came with a throw out being blown backwards into the area and straight into the Hythe forward with an empty net to slam home. We learnt a lot from the game in terms of wind and again gaining more valuable experience for a team who are getting stronger with more experience . Next up West Farleigh at home on Saturday. Man of the match Leo