BGFC Under 18s busy weekend … Seniors in goalless draw opener … U8s new kit … Girls final is today

Emergency Executive Committee meeting Sunday 5pm in the Blacksmiths Arms.

Happy birthday Sunday to Henry Barnes … cake and the mandatory ‘Happy Birthday to You’ at training this morning (11am)

Good luck today to Steve and the Bromley Green U15 Girls in their last-ever game together as they face Maidstone United in the KGLFL cup final. The Chairman and Patron intend to get away and support and it would be good to see as many of you as possible there to offer encouragement.

Thanks to DVS Flower Distribution for sponsoring our Under 8s

Folkestone Invicta B v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s

Squad: Thomas, Ethan, Owen, Charlie, Ibrahim, Sean, Alfie, Daniel, Louis, George, Tyler and Nathaniel

It was another trip down the M20 for an away trip to Folkestone Invicta .  This was probably our best footballing performance of pre-season against a big, physical side. The game started off evenly with the team enjoying playing on the 3G pitch with some slick passing. Unfortunate to fall behind to a simple goal but team kept their heads up and were soon level with Alfie’s 4th goal in 4 games. 

The second half continued in similar manner with the team playing some excellent football but coming up against an outstanding display by the Folkestone goalkeeper. With many subs and tired legs Folkestone edged in front but the team continued to fight until end.

Really good all round performance and unlucky to end up on the wrong side of the result. However, for his excellent display today and his goal, the PoM went to Alfie. Well done Alfie.  Another week down until season kick off. David Bridge.

Well done Alfie – PoM for the U10 Hurricanes

Birthday greetings Saturday to Kevin Lee!

Saturday seniors excellent display at Sellindge with a clean sheet, and starring displays from the defence led by keeper Tom Messenger and player-manager Brian Petken. In all honesty, we should have nicked a few goals but plenty of positives for the management team to build upon. Great night afterwards and thanks to our hosts for food and hospitality. Boxing Day friendly fixed up for charity.

Saturday morning details in so far … U12s McDonalds in great match

BGFC U12s McDonalds at Hornash Lane Saturday morning

An excellent contest at Hornash Lane with home team Ashford Courtside Blue emerging 4-1 victors in a game that for long periods could have swung either way. Apart from David Truelove, no-one on the pitch seemed capable of taking a decent throw-in – so, we will practice throws again in the morning! Our goal was a super strike from David but we were denied two strong shouts for a penalty as Daeyaan was twice brought down in the box – but that’s football. Charlie Wright hit the bar and ultimately we paid the price for slack marking and missed chances. Excellent entertainment with the hosts choosing Harley White as our McDonalds PoM.

Well done George … PoM for the U9s Global at South Road on Saturday morning

Under 9s Global need to mark!

Hythe v BG Global (sorry not allowed to put the score) Three goals with George x2 and Daniel V on target. Player of the match was George, with special mentions to Tyler Q, Tyler G, Kuba and Daniel V. Very frustrating game with all goals the result of lack of marking. Alex Hebbes

Saturday senior squad to meet 1.30pm at the club for the trip to Sellindge is as follows:

Benn Phillips, Chris Boxshall, Tom Messenger, Charlie Wallis, Reece Pringle, Brian Petkin, Hasan Tejan, Wayne Humphrys, Alan Lamprycht, Matt Wedge, Connor Little, Bradley Taffureli, Sid Hone, Matt Burdon, Lenny Russell, James Maguire 

Many of us have had a hectic week of friendlies and I must say some thrilling stuff has been provided by our teams as they prepare for the new season proper. The weekend promises much, so let’s hope for fine weather and enjoyment for all. Good luck to the Saturday seniors who begin their league matches away at Sellindge while our DVS U12s get the long trek to Weald Wolves out of the way early doors.

Weald Wolves 4 – 4 Bromley Green DVS report by John Butcher

⚽️Cameron 22 James 24 ⚽️ 33⚽️ 35⚽️

Well what can we say about today’s game. Let’s start off by saying this was our first league game playing up a year and as Dean said at the start. This has been 3 years in the waiting for us as we now get to test ourselves in a league with a table. 

We did not go into this blind though and have played many a team from the year above now and so we knew what to expect and we knew we could handle ourselves and we knew if we could play our game we could match most teams. 

Personally I thought for the most part today we were the best team. When stood on the sidelines. John ( Wills dad and Ellie’s husband ) said he thought this was one of the most complete performances he had seen from us. This was before the comeback from them but up until that point I tend to agree with him. Apart from the last 10-15 minutes we looked like the more experienced team and were pretty much in total control. 

From the first whistle, there were moments they pressed us hard and were often on the edge of our box but they couldn’t really penetrate us. This was due to the team work from everyone. The defenders being stalwart at the back but the midfielders mopping up in front of them and getting the ball out to the wings to hit them on the break. This was pleasing to see as it’s what we had been asking more of from the midfielder over the last week or so. 

A few chances came our way but we had to be patient and on the 20 minutes Cameron , playing on the right wing and in plenty of space picked the ball up, played a lovely one two with William which really was a thing of beauty to receive the ball in the box take aim and shoot just wide, but it was a sign of more to come. 

Shortly after and the ball went deep into their half on the left wing. Jack hustled and won the ball and passed to Gerrard who picked out William ( playing in midfield ) who looked tempted to take a shot but instead laid a lovely pass to Cameron who fired in our first goal from quite an acute angle. 

Shortly after and we are deep into their area again, this time Cameron received the ball and instead of taking shot plays James in to score our second goal and head into half time. 

We kick of the second half and just as we had finished the first half we are playing the better football. Owen was causing problems for them if we went forward , keane and Riley were mopping things up if they tried attacking  and the wingers and attackers were really stretching their play. 

3 minutes inn, and a loose ball falls to Lewis who puts his foot through it and plays on James, who was strong enough to hold of the defender and nicely put away his second and our third of the game. 

They clawed one back shortly after with a decently worked goal but at this stage I think we all felt comfortable that we would be able to see this out. Especially as 2 minutes later Gerrard wins a throw and takes it immediately catching them out and launching another attack, again with James in on goal and completing his hatrick. 1-4 and looking like we will take our first 3 points on our debut. 

As the second half went on I’m not sure if the full size pitch caught up on us and we got a bit tired, but they somehow managed to keep plugging away and really we gifted 2 goals to them from our goal kicks. So it’s 3-4 and we just needed to hang on, they take a long shot from the edge of the box and Zak makes a great leaping save to keep us in the lead however with just a couple of minutes to go the swing a ball into the box and Gerrard tried to scramble it away but the ball falls to them and it’s somehow 4-4 and that’s how it finishes

I was proud of the boys today, playing their first competitive game a year up, out playing them for the most part and actually standing up to them physically as well. 

Whilst the opposition were overjoyed with their draw our boys were down beat and disappointed which I thinks says it all about the team. 

They’ll learn loads from this game and if we play like we did for the first 45 minutes of the game then we will be more than just fine in this league. A few tweaks in training for us to work on and we’ll be even better. 

Player of the match goes to James and well deserved it was. All the players though should be proud today as if we stand back and think about it. They played a year up, on a full size pitch, with 2 subs , away from home and easily looked the better team. 

Bring on Wye Juniors next week 💪💪

For all the fixtures and venues, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Terrific Friday night entertainment with the Under 18s

BGFc Under 18s who featured in a classic local derby on Friday night

An action-packed ‘friendly’ at Sandyacres on Friday night saw Will’s boys take on neighbours Ashford United with a result of 4-3 to the home team. Full marks to the Green boys who put in a storming last half-hour and came within a whisker of ending up all square. A brilliant stop by keeper Kye was the feature of a first half in which United just had the edge. The home team always held that one goal advantage and, when it become 3-1 and then 4-2, the writing looked on the wall. However, the boys showed great spirit and two superbly taken goals from Conan Wyer and a penalty from Dan Rogers made for a tight finish. Well played everybody! Boys are a great bunch and still need a sponsor for the league campaign which begins on 20 September. Must be a firm out there ready to support this dedicated group. Contact Dave Homewood if interested for further details ( Next up are Canterbury City this Sunday at Stodmarsh.

Sub Alan Lamprycht didn’t get on against Ashford United but will start on Sunday against City. Alan is also in the seniors squad for the opener at Sellindge on Saturday. Don’t be late Alan 1.30pm in the club car park Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday!

Will’s after-match talk – very proud of the squad

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