Update Sunday evening: Fixtures keep changing … please use the Events & Fixtures page for the official fixtures as received by the respective leagues
Thanks to the eleven who turned up for training on Sunday morning for the U13s/U12s and the eight for the U18s. As league fixtures are now being played, this will be the last Sunday for training. A big thank you to all the parents/staff that have helped out during the summer and a reminder that training on Thursday continues at 6pm for those that are interested. Your league fixtures are on the Events & Fixtures page.
U13s McDonalds unlucky to go down 2-1 in Hastings. Ben Hatcher netted our goal.
No report yet but word is that we lost 4-0 at Sandyacres this morning in the ADSL.
Several ex-Green players are expected to be in the Ashford Dynamo side that we face at Sandyacres on Sunday morning (10.30am) … go along and support Sid and the boys if you can. Meanwhile the U18s will have a 10am start for training with Gavin while the U13s Pirtek, U13s McDonalds and U12s have their final joint training session at 11am. Reminder that we begin our EKYL campaign next Sunday at Faversham; while the U18s entertain Snowdown & Aylesham. Both games kick off at 2pm.
Good luck to our Archie Mansfield on Wednesday evening when he goes for trials at Gillingham FC Academy … enjoy! (Permission has been given by the parents to name Archie on the website).
Some teams are still needing a couple of players to complete their squads: U10s with Damion, U12s McDonalds with Chris, U13 Utilitas with Timmy, U14s need a striker and U16s a keeper and outfield player. Simon is building the Emeralds girls team while on Tuesday at 5.30pm the BG Junior Valiants are waiting to welcome new faces with their trainers Benn, Hollie and Jake.
DVS sides successful morning
A last-minute decider from Phoebe as the Under 12s won 3-2 away to Wye Juniors. Meanwhile, at Hornash Lane, the U8s were enjoying themselves with seven goals without reply.
Results in our seniors division on Saturday
Tenterden Town A 4-2 Sellindge Sports & Social
Len Valley 0-1 Biddenden
Woodchurch Reserves 2-10 Bromley Green
Lenham Wanderers Reserves 3-1 South Willesborough Rangers
Double figures for seniors
A comfortable three points at Woodchurch this afternoon in gorgeous weather means we are unbeaten with 4 out of a possible 6 points to date. On target for the Green were Chris Boxshall 3, Matt Burdon, Charlie Wallis (p), Reece Pringle 3, Matt Wedge (p), Conor Little. Some sloppy second half defending and a lack of discipline marred an otherwise promising display. Green: B Phillips; S Hone, M Burdon, B Petken, C Boxshall, M Wedge, C Little, C Wallis, R Pringle, H Tejun, A Glendinning, A Lamprycht, L Couper, H Luxford, J Maguire
Pilgrims v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s – David Bridge reports
Squad : Ethan, Owen, Charlie, Ibrahim, Sean, Alfie, Louis, George, and Nathaniel
Another good performance from the Hurricanes in a contest featuring two evenly matched teams. Both sides having chances with the match swinging from one end to the other. However, both defences and goalkeepers kept the scoreline blank.
Again difficult to choose PoTM but the vote from both sets coaches went to Ethan for his confident display in goal. Organising his defence and pulling off some great saves, congratulations Ethan. Only one more friendly until season starts.
MILCOL Under 7s shine in friendly
Bromley Green’s Under 7s were in terrific form on Saturday, winning 9-1 away to TSS in a pre-season friendly. On target for the MILCOL lads were Lenny Pereira 4, Bertie Martin 2, Harry Bergin 2 and Preston Godden. Keep it going boys!
Under 12s McDonalds report from Chris Barker
The U12s McDonalds travelled to Hopes Grove for their second game of the season against a strong High Halden team. We started off well and both teams had a few chances to take the lead but some strong saves from James kept us in the game.
High Halden eventually broke the deadlock after about 20 minutes with 2 quick goals from set pieces and some questionable marking.
Second half was a much better display showing how we can pass and play football as we have done in training.
David scored for the second week running with a low driven free kick.
High Halden eventually ran out 5-1 winners as we pushed to bring the game back into contention and tired legs came into play with no subs available.
Player of the match went to Archie as picked by the opposition manager for some excellent defending.
A few more things to work on in training but the outlook is good for a successful league campaign. On to next week. Chris.
Under 9s Global
Last-ditch defeat for Skoda Caffyns Under 14s
Football can be so cruel! An end-to-end affair at Pilgrims was settled right at the death after the squad had battled away and arguably deserved a point from what was heading towards a goalless stalemate. Stating the obvious perhaps but a natural striker is desperately needed to finish off some promising moves. Defensively sound through Jacob, Orlando, Cayden and Herk, the foundations are there but injuries to Cam, Jamie and Xander plus one player not turning up does not help matters. Well battled and let’s build on the positives. Full marks to referee George Ward.
Don’t forget the seniors are only down the road at Woodchurch – so come and support if you can (2.45pm)
Last-minute match arranged: Tony and the U9 Dreamers away to Tenterden Tigers (11.15am)