Match reports 2014-15

Match date: 21 March 2015

Faversham Charity Cup

Charing 0-2 Bromley Green

With over 7 players out this week we New it would be a tough game, several lads, including the return of Hayden and Reece, came into the team and played like they been with us week in week out.we started quick keeping the ball on the floor using the wings and it paid off with a good finish .we had loads of chances in the game falling to ash Reece but they couldn’t seem to finish it didn’t seem like ashs day but finally he slotted in the final goal. Reece was unlucky with a great strike hitting the cross bar.Hayden kept his clean sheet with some great saves.

Match date: 7 March 2015
Faversham Charity Cup
Locomotive 0-2 Bromley Green
Report by Martyn Dalby
Match report : finally we have had some warm weather and the sun was out for our cup game what we won 2-0. Michael stepped in for Tom Moon today and done a great job, defence was solid and Jack A stood out as he didn’t put a foot wrong all game. Kieran S returned from uni and dominated the midfield with Connor G. We kept the ball really well and it’s starting to come together. We opened the scoring with a snap shot from Sokol in the box going goal bound and Ash was in the right place to put it in the back of the net. Ryan F got in really good positions and looked dangerous. We sealed the win with a goal from Sokol and it was a well deserved win. My man of the match was Jack Accott who had his best game of the season. Roll on next week’s semi final!

Match date: 14 February 2015
Bromley Green 3-3 Smeeth
Report by Terry Perk
This week we welcomed Smeeth to Waterside for a muddy encounter which could have gone either way. Despite going two down inside the first ten minutes, through a lack of concentration in the first instance and ill-positioning from a free-kick in the second, it was actually the Green who began the game most adventurously and looked more likely to set the pace. Finally settling down the home team begun to dominate, with Jordan Griffin unplayable on the right flank. The breakthrough for the Green came midway through the first half, with Ashley Webster slotting home at the far post from a well delivered Griffin corner. Two-one at half-time it was soon all square with a lovely through ball from Ashley Webster releasing Griffin again on the right hand side, whose simple square pass left Terry Perk with little to do from 10 yards out. After this the game began to slow, with the muddy pitch effecting tired legs and any possibility of crisper football. With the game becoming a bit to end to end for anyone’s liking it was Smeeth who grabbed a third goal first, capitalising on a series of failed tackles on the edge of the Bromley Green box. The introduction of fresh younger legs from both sides opened up the game towards the end provided a more exciting spectacle for those watching, even if it meant both sides lost their shape a little. Particularly eye catching for the Green was Cameron Lumsden who added an injection of pace and skill on the left hand flank for the last twenty minutes or so.  With 10 minutes to go the Green drew level with a scuffed lob/chip by Sokol Kristollari looping over the stranded Smeeth goalkeeper from the edge of the box. All in all a fair result, with Jordan Griffin this week’s man of the match.

31.1.2015 Martyn Dalby reports from a cold but happy Waterside
Bromley Green 3-0 Smeeth
James Vidler 22 January 2015Another great win for the Green against Smeeth, coming up 3-0 winners. We started quick with a great left foot cross-shot from Josh going all the way intothe back of the net past helpless ex-Green keeper Wilson.  And finally we scored a penalty (Sam) nicely slotted in. Great runs down the wing from Ryan Ford, Cameron and Aaron kept the pressure on their defence but my MoM was new signing James [pictured] for his solid first half performance. Next week we are away to Tenterden Reserves.

24.1.2015 Martyn Dalby reports from Waterside
Faversham Charity Cup
Great 4-2 win at home in the cup … goal scorers matt, aaron, ryan p, marcus. We played some great football at times but our finishing wasn’t that good missing 2 penalties but we still worked hard. My mom was connor g who worked hard all game.

21.12.2014 Burton Grove 2-3 Bromley Green

Terrific first half display saw the Green go 3-0 ahead
Terrific first half display saw the Green go 3-0 ahead

Switched to Waterside, this Sunday League affair was never dull and credit to the Grove for fighting back from three goals down at the interval to give us a few nerves at the end. In truth, we should have had at least five in the first half-hour, hitting the bar and post and going close on several occasions. As it was, the goals eventually arrived from a Ryan Ford header and two from Tom Moon who was rewarded for his determination and strength in leading the line superbly. Grove came back through Dean Metcalfe and Andy Neal but the Green were robbed of what would have settled matters when Jordan Griffin’s shot clearly crossed the line but the goal was not given. Some scary moments ensued as the youngsters tired in the energy-sapping conditions but it would have been a travesty if the lads had not taken maximum points. We go into Christmas buzzing and in a way it is a shame there is a break now as the squad is starting to believe in one another. Kieran and Kurtis again provided the perfect midfield pairing and indeed everyone played their part; but if one has to pick a man of the match, it goes to Tom up front for his total commitment and two well-taken goals. Well played and Happy Christmas to all the squad … we’re getting there!

Season to date summed up by Terry

A well earned, if hard fought, victory this Sunday at Waterside, saw us move up the table to a points tally more deserving of the quality within our current Sunday side. The win against Burton Grove, the third this year, means we break for Christmas in second place in the league’s online form guide, with three wins from our last four outings. Vital for the New Year is maintaining the momentum and stringing together an equally strong set of results in January.

Key to this will be the continued development of the younger members of the squad, who have improved immeasurably as the season has gone on. Ryan Ford has established himself as a first pick winger, whose pace and ability to time runs into the box has seen him and the team rewarded with a string of goals in the first third of the campaign. Similarly, a growing sense of confidence and assuredness has seen Callum cement his place in the back line. He has quickly gained a measure of the resilience needed for senior football and has markedly developed his reading of the game. More recently Kurtis has responded to being backed as a first choice selection with Kieran Shrimpton in the centre of the park, with a series of crafted displays against players ten years his senior. If he can continue to build his physical strength and defensive awareness when we haven’t got the ball, to match his guile when we do have it, he has the potential to be another Harry Hills or Glenn Mackett.

With a group of much younger players coming through it’s easy to forget that the likes of Shrimpton, Jordan, Ryan Prior and Keirran O’Leary are still themselves relatively young, but they’ve all begun to get into their stride over the last month or so. All match winners on their day, they need to continue to demand more of themselves when things aren’t going so smoothly for the team: Blessed with exceptional energy and technical ability the team is always better with Keirran O’Leary in it, he just needs to ensure he’s present more often to have that effect. Up front Jordan’s new strike partnership with Tom Moon is starting to take shape. Arguably the most natural striker in the squad, Jordan’s at his most brilliant when those around him are playing with pace. He needs to now develop his effectiveness when the play builds more slowly through the team – Having Tom as a foil to work off will be key to this. Tom himself has been a revelation up front in the last couple of weeks, with a tenacity and desire now beginning to be matched by his finishing. Like a few others in the squad he needs to learn to manage his frustrations when things don’t go his way, but this is far outweighed by his growing confidence in front of goal.

Tom’s good form and the shifting of Jordan to a more central role up front has seen the team captain, Ryan Prior, move out to the wing, where he’s begun to prove extremely effective in the new role. His ability to read the game and quick thought in combining with others has provided a more consistent outlet out wide than we’ve had all season and has given a better balance to the team across the centre of the park. This balance on the wings, with the two Ryan’s (and Marcus who has ably fitted into the role when called upon) providing a more consistent and effective outlet from the back, has freed Kurtis and Shrimpton in the middle of midfield, with the latter demonstrating more recently why he’s wasted at full-back or out wide – his ability to drift past players and open up play is second to none. And although the older heads of Martyn Dalby, Matt Wedge and Terry Perk have provided a more measured defensive reading of the game when playing through the centre this year, it’s the combination of Shrimpton and Kurtis in a 4-4-2 who have been the most effective going forward and distributing the ball. If they share one weakness though it’s in the last 20 minutes of the game, when fading legs have failed to provide adequate cover in front of the back four – something to work on in the new year.

Despite the absence of Harry from the back four in the last few weeks (a stalwart in the first couple of months and perhaps one of the most naturally gifted centre-backs the club have produced through the junior ranks since the likes of Lee Gilham and Pat Kingwell), the older centre-back partnership of Dalby and Perk have helped to settle the side in the run up to Christmas, with Josh and Elliott providing steady support in the full-back positions. In front of Mark Whipps (and with O’Leary and Callum), the defence are now beginning to provide a more cohesive set-up. And although occasionally caught flat by the longer ball over the top (something for them all to work on), stronger communication is helping to irradiate the plethora of small errors that beset the start to the campaign.

As a final line of defence Mark has begun to settle into senior football too. An excellent shot stopper, with a strong physical presence he now needs to develop the use of his voice to command the space beyond his six-yard box. A real asset for the future, he has the potential to be an excellent long-term club keeper for the Green.

So all in all the recent performances have signaled optimism for the New Year. There are still things to work on, but the core squad is beginning to establish itself with the ability of the youngsters at its heart. A stronger fighting mentality will come with time, but a collective focus and momentum is certainly growing.

20.12.2014 Bromley Green Reserves 2-6 Smarden

20.12.2014 Reserves

Clearly some were suffering from the night before and, with the exception of some of the youngsters, the side got what it deserved after some pitiful defending. Giving the ball away in vital areas usually ends in sorrow and so it was as, after creating and missing chances of our own, two sloppy passes led to us being 2-0 down. Frustration led to Aaron receiving a yellow for verbal while the habit of kicking the ball straight to a Smarden shirt continued and only when the scoreline reached 4-0 did a spark of hope appear as Cameron and Connor played some exquisite passes with the latter netting twice. Our visitors were beginning to worry and, just as it seemed we were going to redeem ourselves and take something from the game, more ineptitude allowed Smarden to put the issue beyond doubt. Connor with his goals, Ryan as always trying, and U16s Amir and Cameron were about the only positives to come out of this painful display.

14.12.2014 Prince Albert 2-5 Bromley Green

Definitely a need for the warm-up today!
Definitely a need for the warm-up today!

With mass postponements locally, it was pleasing to have a game at Appledore and even more satisfying to record a morale-boosting victory that at last lifts us off of the foot of the table. Ryan Prior opened and completed the scoring with goals by Kurtis Hooper [p], Kieran Shrimpton and Jordan Griffin sandwiched in between. Terrific spirit in the team and we now look forward to our last game before the New Year when travelling to Charing Heath on Sunday to face Burton Grove. Well done to the lads who have stayed loyal … the good times are around the corner!

1.11.2014 Bromley Green Reserves 3-1 Lydd Town A
Martyn Dalby reports from Waterside
Played an improved Lydd team and we made hard work of it but at least took the three points. Played some good football in spells but overall it wasn’t a great performance. Connor Gower was man of the match and a great performance as well from AJ Pun who turned 16 Sunday. Goal scorers Connon, Aaron [p], Matt.

Match date: 19.10.2014
Report by Martyn Dalby
Under 16, we’ve being going though a rough patch the last 10 days with players frustrated and the manger but today we sorted out a lot and played fantastic football the best I’ve seen them play in a while. First half we was on top from the start and should have went in 4-0 up but we couldn’t hit the back of the net plus their keeper was keeping them in the game. Second half we was on top but they hit us on the break and went 1-0 up from a mistake from our keeper; but he made up for that with a great save bottom corner. We pressed and pressed and finally the ball hit the back of the net by Cameron. Then we scored again by Reece and he went on to get another 2 goals and we won the game 4-1 great team performance the man of the match was Reece who scored 3 goals.

Match date: 11.10.2014
Kent Junior Cup 1st round
Bromley Green Reserves 7-3 Borough Green
Report from Martyn Dalby
Kent Cup game today was a brilliant team performance. Played really good football with Aaron and Tom linking up really well. Mark had a great game in goal, made some vital punches when we was under pressure, and he was quick off his line. Becks was quality in midfield like always. Goal scorers were Marcus x1 Aaron x2 Tom x1 and my mom was Ryan who scored a hat trick and he never stopped running and put his chances away with confidence.

Match date: 28 September 2014
Ashford Charity Trophy
Willesborough Athletic 4-2 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
Another exciting game for the neutrals but for myself the conceding of four goals for the second week in succession gives cause for concern. Once again Keirran O’Leary failed to turn up which stretched resources to the limit with ten others also missing for various reasons. Already [on Monday!] I have been informed by 6 players that they are unavailable next week and I am not sure how much longer this nonsense can be sustained. It is not fair on the few regular players to go out with a different patched-up side each week.

That said, good luck to Willesborough in the next round; perhaps they wanted it more than some of our lads … but I am reluctant to criticise those that did attend as it is the absentees that need sorting.

Terry Perk and Joe Kalungiadi netted in the first half and one or two things didn’t go our way during the second period but no excuses. To cap a frustrating morning, 16-year-old centre back Harry Mansfield has now been added to the lengthy injury list.

Training on Tuesday 7pm-8pm at the North School and the clubhouse is open 5-10pm.

Match date: 21 September 2014
Ashford & District Sunday League
Aldington 4-0 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
A gutsy first half display, with the contest goalless at the break, was followed by a lack-lustre second half effort and we ended up with what we deserved … nothing. Few emerged with any tangible credit while the body language of some effectively handed the initiative to our hosts. To be objective, Aldington netted some well taken goals but rarely will they again face such weak, submissive, tackling or be given so much room to carve openings at will.
One always seeks to find positives and the two youngest lads in the team [Whippsy and Harry] can hold their heads high for excellent performances. I am reluctant to over-criticise in general terms as at least these 12 chaps were present while others pick and choose when they are available; but there were several not up for the battle and that has to change. However, we stand or fall as a squad and no doubt there will be several more changes for next Sunday’s Charity Cup match.
Well done to those who tried their best.

Sat res : away to lydd A. Started off very slow looked a bit sloppy at the back but that didn’t help with Josh t getting injured and Jarvis. It took about 35 mins but we finally went 1-0 up and in the space of 5 mins we were 2-0 up. Second half we started sloppy just like the fist half and they scored to make it 2-1. Straight after we scored again. Late in the game we should of got a penalty but ref gave free kick what Aaron took and Martyn scored the winning goal. Matt wedge had his first game this year and he controlled the midfield excellently. The mom was Becks who never stopped running all game foward and defending. Final score 4-1 Reece Aaron Ryan f and Martyn d goal scorers.

Match date: 20 September 2014
Kent County League Division One
Bromley Green 2-3 MALGO
Report by Gary Penfold
Today our visitors to Waterside was Malgo. As usual we had an under strength squad due to work commitments and players not interested I’m guessing. With the game under way, again we put ourselves under pressure by not challenging for the 2nd ball and giving the ball away too many times. And we went 1-0 down when a sliced clearance by Charlie McKenzie put us in trouble and their striker pounced to score. 2nd half under way we started to move the ball quicker and push forward but went 2-0 down. That seemed to buck us up a bit and we were right back in it when Ryan Prior was brought down in the area for a penalty which Shqipron Ahmetaj slotted home. We was soon back on level terms when a long range shot from Emmanuel Awuni found the bottom corner to make it 2-2 then with 2 mins to go our visitors scored with 3 of their players offside and the ref just seemed to ignore the linesman to make the final score 3-2 to our visitors.

Match date: 14 September 2014
Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division
Bromley Green 3-3 Marsh Athletic
Report by Dave Homewood
Last week we had nine players missing for one reason or another … today we had fifteen players absent across the two Sunday sides [and I am not exaggerating!] The point of highlighting this is to once again state how proud the very young lads can feel, in both the first and second team camps, at their bottle and progress against players generally at least ten years older than themselves.
For the neutral, this must have been five-star entertainment with a see-saw game, perhaps appropriately, finishing all square and the points shared. We are consistent in one way – we always seem to start shakily and, despite having much of the possession, we found ourselves 2-0 down at the interval. In essence, the visitors took their chances and we squandered ours. But no-one misses on purpose and encouragement rather than berating at half time seemed to do the trick as Shqipron Ahmetaj drove in superbly from the edge of the box and shortly afterwards Jordan Griffin fired in the leveller for 2-2.
Thoughts of a hard-earned victory became a real possibility with ten minutes on the clock when Griffin again eluded the Marsh back-line and smashed home for 3-2. But, as so often happens, a moment of uncertainty was cruelly punished and a free kick for a back pass on our own goal line was duly whacked in.
From the outset, I have preached that learning, gaining experience, and rebuilding for the future with Bromley Green ‘club-oriented’ players is the way I will do things [regardless of results] and the camaraderie, despite a much-changed line-up for each game, is already evident. That said, the boys were disappointed not to hang on for the maximum points haul … nothing wrong with that and without doubt their time will come.
Thanks to Gary Penfold Senior and Fred Moon, who were invaluable help on the day; well played to the whole squad for giving everything and we now look forward to an enjoyable game at Aldington next time out.
Man of the Match: Difficult to choose as so many put in an enormous amount of effort … but I will go with Connor Gower whose contribution to the ‘club’ over the weekend, including two brilliantly taken goals on Saturday, was highly impressive.
As a closing comment I wish to compliment those lads that have been mature about how we are being forced to organise things on a Sunday at present.  I don’t do egos, or have favourites, and how refreshing it is to witness no sulking and players accepting whichever side they are are selected for. We are getting there!

Match date: 13 September 2014
Ashford & District League
Bromley Green Reserves 5-0 Tenterden Reserves
Report by Martyn Dalby
Great result won 5-0 against tenterden res played really good football with Connor miles and Josh t linking up well. Defence 100% better this week with Josh a starting and Ben barret leading the team. Mark whips gets the nod this week and didn’t disappoint, making quality saves from the start.goal scores were Matt Jarvis 2 Connor g 2 miles 1. Mom is a hard one with Mark playing well Connor playing well plus scoring 2 but my mom was Matt Jarvis who never gave up all game and scoring 2 great goals.

Match date: 13.9.2014
Kent County League Division One
Hollands & Blair Reserves 1-1 Bromley Green
Report by Gary Penfold
Today we started our league campaign away to Hollands & Blair. We can’t seem to start off the way we want to always play for the 2nd week in a row we kept losing our shape an giving away a lot of sloppy balls away we soon found ourselves a goal down after some bad defending by not picking players up from set pieces. But we still battled for every ball and unfortunately had to reshuffle when we lost defender Nathan Stevens through injury when he was in the rail end of a late tackle 20mins into the game h/t 0-1. 2nd half under way we slowly started to get on top of the game and things seemed like it wasn’t going to be our day when a lot of shots was wasted then with 25 mins left Shqipron Ahmetaj put us back on level terms when his long range effort was fumbled into the net to make the final score 1-1. Mom Tom Poyner

Match date: 7 September 2014
Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division
Market Hotel 5-2 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
Much credit goes to our young side who never dropped their heads despite going three goals down in rapid time. Once again late absenteeism [some legitimate reasons, some just pure lack of courtesy in failing to let me know] led to no time for proper team preparation and this was mirrored in the early exchanges on the field. Nine missing from the squad selected during the week really tells its own story. However, this gives others a chance and goals from Shqipron Ahmetaj and substitute Ryan Prior gave a respectable scoreline.
Plenty of positives for the future with only three of the lads out of their teens and gaining valuable experience week by week. Well done to all the squad and welcome to the fray Deon Bepe who is definitely one for the future.
Next up are Marsh Athletic at Waterside and Sam Lancaster and company will undoubtedly provide yet more stiff competition [kick off on Sunday is at 10.30am].

Match date: 6 September 2014
Ashford Charity Trophy
Chilham 0-2 Bromley Green
Report by Gary Penfold
Today our season started with an away trip to Canterbury League side Chilham in the Ashford Charity Trophy. We started quite well and in the first 10mins Mani nearly put us 1-0 up with a lob from 25 yards out only for his effort to hit the pos. After that we never really seemed to test their keeper and resorted to knocking long balls and losing our shape a lot in midfield. Half time 0-0.
2nd half under way we got back our shape and was putting more pressure on the home side and we was soon rewarded for our efforts when Joe Kalungiadi put us 1-0 ahead. Joe also showed his defensive side when he cleared a goal bound shot off the line. Tom Moon also pulled off a good save to keep us ahead and soon the tie was all over when Emmanuel Awuni made it 2-0 to the Greens to put us through to the next round. Good effort today all round. Mom: Ollie Perkins.

Match date: 31 August 2014
Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division
Bromley Green 5-2 Iden Park
Report by Dave Homewood
Perhaps the result flattered us in the season’s opener at a sunny Waterside but at times the boys were irresistible and patience is required as a level of consistency is sought. Iden Park are an excellent footballing side but for the first half hour the visitors were put to the sword as we built up a 4-0 lead through Joe K, Jordan (2) and Emmanuel.  Nathan Jackson pulled one back just before the break and scored again on the hour to offer Iden real hope of gaining something from the game . Crucially, Jordan kept his cool to complete his treble and put the issue beyond doubt. Well done lads; it is going to take time but we will get there! A mention for young referee Ollie Butcher from Canterbury who did a good job with the whistle.

Match date: 30 August 2014
Bromley Green 5-0 APM Reserves
Report by Gary Penfold
For today’s friendly our visitors were APM Reserves; our last warm-up match before we start the serious football next week. With the visitors starting strongly, we seemed to be able to hold our own against tough opposition. Looking solid at the back, we were unlucky not to go 1-0 ahead but Joe Kalungiadi put his header wide but soon we went in front when Emmanuel Awuni was brought down in the area to bring us a penalty and Ship stepped up to slot the ball into the net. Half time 1-0.
With the 2nd half under way, we seemed to step up a gear and with Gary Penfold and Mani looking sharp soon we were 2-0 up thanks to Joe Kalungidia and 3 goals from Gary Penfold  to give a final score of 5-0. Tom Moon made some good saves to keep a clean sheet. Well done lads, let’s hope we can keep the momentum going next week when we are away to Chilham in the Ashford Charity Trophy.

Match date: 23 August 2014
Charing 3-2 Bromley Green Reserves
Report by Martyn Dalby
Mark whipps in goal, Josh a right back. Tom p left back, Lee h and nathen s centre back. With me Aaron Connor in midfield and Tyler out wide on the left and Josh t out on the right with Jesse up top. We started ok passing the ball around looked quite comfortable untill Charing had a shot from 25 yards and went straight over the keepers head. Then every 1s heads went down and before we New it it was half time 2 -0. Changed it around with Becks, Marcus, Matt, Reece, and Danny rice coming on. Started to get forward then they hit us on the break and it was 3-0. Josh a got the ball and took it past 2 players down the wing with pace and put in a lovely ball and Aaron was in right place to head it home. Then we looked dangerous started playing football pass and move and Matt got the ball wide out right cut in and on his left foot scored from about 20 yards. No time left to get a 3rd goal. My mom was Reece who put himself about and never stopped running.

Match date: 17 August 2014
Pre-season friendly
Kennington 1-1 Bromley Green
Report by Dave Homewood
The perfect work-out for both camps at Sandyacre and in the end perhaps a draw was a fair result. With seventeen players all needing match practice, maintaining any kind of fluency was always going to be difficult; but everyone had at least 45 minutes and we did manage to keep some kind of shape throughout.
Both sides played some excellent football with Kennington leading at the break through a fine shot from outside the box by former Green man Buster Beaney. My constant warnings that if experienced players are afforded time and space just outside the area you will be punished proved all too true and, naively from our perspective, we could have conceded two more in the second period under similar circumstances.
Thomas Moon pulled off a number of splendid stops and, as we ringed the changes with fresh legs, a deserved leveller arrived when Gary Penfold curled in a beauty to set up an exciting last 20 minutes.
Lots of positives to take from this performance and, with the injured Sokol Kristollari to come back in and a couple of quality signings soon to be unveiled, our Sunday sides are looking forward to enjoyable campaigns.
Thanks to those who came to support and to Andy Worthington, Glenn Mackett and Terry Perk who shared whistle duties with no official referee appearing.

Match date: 16 August 2014
Pre-season friendly
Bromley Green 2-2 Golden Arrow
Gary Penfold reports from Waterside
For today’s friendly at Waterside our visitors were Golden Arrow. We started the game well knocking the ball about and, with 20 minutes gone, we were awarded a penalty which Ship converted to put us 1-0 up. With our back four looking quite solid, the visitors found it hard to break us down. Half time: 1-0 to Bromley Green.
Second half we gave a free kick away and didn’t seemed switched on, paying the price as we failed to defend the kick from which Arrow scored: 1-1.
Gary Penfold danced his way through the Golden Arrow defence only to find his shot saved and Emmanuel Awuni had a very good chance to put us 2-1 up only to place his shot into the keeper’s hands. However, Mani soon found the back of the net to put us 2-1 up but with 5 minutes remaining the visitors levelled to make the final score 2-2.
Things are slowly coming together with the squad but it is just a shame we can’t get the whole squad together due to work commitments and sadly PLAYERS JUST NOT BOTHERING TO TURN UP!

Match date: 9 August 2014
Pre-season friendly
Bromley Green 0-2 Bredhurst Juniors
Gary Penfold reports from Waterside
For today’s friendly our visitors to Waterside were Bredhurst Juniors from the Kent County League Premier Division. With a few absentees we felt we still had a good squad for today’s game and we started really well. Tom Collins thought he put us ahead only to see his strike go just past the post and with our back four slowly starting to gel as a unit we kept the premier side at bay h/t 0-0.

With the 2nd half under way we seemed to be on the back foot for a bit but still we kept he score at 0-0 but Bredhurst broke the deadlock after 60 mins then soon scored a 2nd 5mins later. Tom Collins was unlucky with an individual run only for his shot to go wide while Harry Goddard had a fine effort saved by the keeper which fell to Luke Parsonage but the defender put his shot over the bar. Final score 0-2

Match date: 30 July 2014
Pre-season friendly
Bromley Green 3-3 Dayspring (Canterbury)
Gary Penfold reports from Waterside
Tonight was our first friendly of the new season and our visitors to Waterside were Dayspring from Canterbury. We seemed to start off from where we left off last season by playing some good attacking football and should have been 2 nil up after 10 mins with Jordon Griffin and Tom Collins seeing their efforts brilliantly saved. But as usual we let 2 sloppy goals in from poor defending but we soon got 1 back just before h/t when Tom Collins finally found the net.
In the second half we played good football but another slip up in the back four made it 3-1 to the visitors before Collins got his 2nd but the goal of the night came from Gary Penfold Jnr when he lobbed the keeper from 35 yards to make the final score 3-3. Well done to all the lads, there is a lot of good positive things finally coming together after the unsettling affairs of the last couple of weeks. Let’s hope we can take this attitude into the coming season.

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