Report Kennington Tournament 2016
We managed to win 2, draw 2 and lost only one game to Canterbury City. So very close to going through to the finals.
Player of the tournament goes to Ben Tinker but special mentions to Miraj and Dan who both stood out.
Really pleased with how it’s all looking, such positivity and the team are really starting to fight as a unit.
Played 4 lost 3 drew 1
Sheppey United Lions 4 – 2 Bromley Green,
Charlton Athletic 3 – 1 Bromley Green,
Maidstone United Raiders 6 – 2 Bromley Green,
Gillingham Sentaurs 2 – 2 Bromley Green.
Today was a tough day for the team but they held their heads up high and chased the ball with lots of energy and constant tackling with Rey, Amy, Oliver, Ben covering a lot of ground. Charlie was solid in goal, making some great saves. Daniel was energetic scoring all of the goals. Well done everyone for great teamwork – you all played well.
Today’s man of the tournament goes to Daniel for his overall performance on the pitch. Thanks Phil.
Today’s game went far better than I had hoped, not an easy game at all but it showed me exactly what we have moving forward.
Unfortunately we conceded a penalty just 3 minutes in but that was to be the only score in the first half!
Should have been 1-1 when the Colts were awarded a penalty but Jack hit the woodwork and although it ended up in the back of the net the ref did not allow it!
Second half started and we managed to equalise with a fine goal from Olly against his old team.
Unfortunately the second half did not go so well, Tobias and Cade coming off at the same time due to injury and then Keeley straight after with a pulled hamstring meant we could not settle. Kennington stayed strong and slotted a few goals home to end the score at 4-1.
The new players had a brilliant game especially considering 2 have never played a proper game.
Nice to see Matt Coniam there today as well looking on over the Colts whom he managed 5 years ago. Only Luke and Lewis remain from that team and it was nice to see one “Beast” shaking hands with another “Beast” as Luke R and Matt greeted each other at half time.
I am very pleased with how we looked today against a very strong team.
Well done today Colts, you can hold your heads up high and I am certain when we play them again we can grind out a result!
Deal put out their strongest squad of the campaign with one or two faces we hadn’t seen before including a player who was easily County league standard. Myself and Carl knew this was going to a tough night, and it was – for Deal!
From the kick off the boys played Deal off the park! Our passing was better, our movement was better and we genuinely played as a team. No one hogged the ball for too long, if a player moved out of position someone covered and I don’t think I heard one negative comment or moan. We took the lead through Cam with a well taken strike to go in 1-0 up at half time. Midway through the 2nd Zac scored our second (his third against Deal in 2 games) with a typical bustling run through their defence. At the other end Alfie made several great saves prompting the Deal coach to ask if he fancied playing for them!
The most pleasing thing about this evenings victory is that it was a genuine team result. Every player in every part of the field contributed to the win. For the first time in 9 years of coaching I haven’t awarded a man of the match, it was that much of a team performance. Well done boys.
We got off to a flying start, going a goal up after 2 mins. It was a well worked team goal expertly finished off by Kuba. Herne Bay are a very physical side but we dominated the first half with some good football and a high pressure game which never allowed our opponents to settle. We had several close attempts including a couple of free kicks on the edge of the box which we failed to convert – something we would later rue.We went in at half time 1-1 after they had scored in the last 5 minutes of the half.
Like one of our previous games against them it all went pear shaped in the 2nd half. They scored quickly after the restart with a long ball and we then fell apart. We lost our shape and seemed to run out of steam and allowed them to score 3 goals in quick succession about 15 minutes in. Final score was 5-1. Man of the match was Kuba whose head never dropped and he never gave up.
We next face league leaders Deal on Sunday and really need to up our game boys.
We were never far away from getting something out of it.Their goals were shocking … One miskick that somehow ended up in the net, one utter mess up from Dan (he has stood up and taken responsibility for it which is a good thing) and the third came at us down our right side where we had no player, we were caught out of position, out of shape! These are the mistakes that cost us the game and it’s frustrating yes! Without these errors this season we would be mid table!Our goals came from Liam and Ben, well done gents.We had most of the possession in the first and should have taken more of our chances. Second half was a bit slow to start off with but we always looked dangerous.Midfield looked awesome today, not quite perfect but sooooooo much better. The sessions are working.Well done to you all today, much much better.Callum, Luke, Keeley, Luke and Shannon, what a great game folks, thank you.Well done Lewis winning player of the match today, good strong battling.Today shows why I am confident for a top 4 finish next season! We can do it 100%!Have a great Easter weekend Colts.Dunk
2016.03.19 Under 11s report by Sean Phelan
A great performance from each and every one of the u11’s today. Up against the Park Farm A team (one of the top two teams in the league) the boys produced a spirited display that the final 3-1 score did not reflect.
Each player put in a real shift today. Kieran and Jake W played the best I have seen them all season and the opponents coach was clearly frustrated by Coleton’s performance between the sticks – he had a great game.
Man of the match however (as suggested by the Park Farm coach) was Elliott. Playing just in front of the back 3, his game was simple and uncomplicated. He broke up attack after attack. Each time one of their strikers received the ball and turned Elliott was there to give him grief!
A fine all round performance boys, well done. Sean.
2016.03.19 Pat Penfold reports from Waterside
It was a damp morning at Waterside today where we took on Mersham we got off to a slow start and went 1 v 0 down but the little Green Army did not give up and went on to win 3 v 1 with goals coming from Joe Henry and George and man of the match went to Joe for not giving up and some great passing. Well done little Green Army and one very happy manager
2016.03.12 Manager angry at U14 Colts display
Bromley Green 0-6 Smeeth & Brabourne
A disappointing game for lots of reasons and not just the scoreline.
Injuries and a couple of no shows meant that a few players had to play out of position but to be honest I felt really positive as we started our warm ups.
With the game started I could see that all of our preparation for the game and the pre-match discussion had gone out of the window and once again this season midfield decided to go missing and walk around (quick to attack but not to get back). At times we had 4 up front when there should have been 2 (or even 1 if we needed to sit back). This then meant that S&B had all the space in the world to play with and continually put our back line under pressure.
Two of the first three goals were off side and the ref (whilst mostly encouraging) seemed to be against us and that is honestly not sour grapes. 3-0 down at half time – definitely not what we are capable of and not what we wanted. Louis had come off feeling ill, Liam also! Was not meant to be our day.
Half time team talk and it was a harsh one – I frantically searched for positives but was struggling.
Back out there and I hoped we could claw it back somehow but I’m afraid more of the same! More injuries, more of the same laziness in midfield – even the players on the side-lines with me could see it clear as day! Another 3 goals and the score finished 6-0!
Angry at the lack of commitment, disappointed as the display is not how I have coached, not how I set the formation out, not what I had asked at all.
I have had time to reflect and as always there are positives from even the worst of games – Shannon was outstanding in my opinion and had she had some more support from midfield it would have been even better. Well-deserved player of the match.
Keeley worked well as did the defence who held a lot off but could do little else than clear the lines. Luke and Louis even realised that midfield had given up and even made forward runs on their own! We had opportunities in front of goal, quite a few which in previous games we have not had. The keepers saved a few as well.
What have I learnt … I’m going to be much harder on this team from this point forward. They are old enough now to take it and also old enough to realise what they are doing. Not one player has disagreed with me yet!
As always – I don’t mind losing as long as we can walk away and say we did everything we could have – today we cannot!
2016.03.13 Debby from the BGV Adult Tournament in Faversham
We had a very cold day at the Abbey School where the Adult Valiants played in their tournament. They drew one, lost two and had a great victory over our rivals, Maidstone as a final match. It was ‘Twinkletoes’ last tournament for a while re work commitments, so good to leave for his break on a high
Player of the Tournament goes to the man who bought Neymar boots, thinking they would make him play like Neymar … however, it was the same old Charlie who got a well-deserved recognition after a morning running his socks off.
2016.03.12 Under 9s summary by Pat Penfold
The under 9s were at Ball Lane where we took on Kennington. It was a hard game where we came back from 3v1 to finish 3v3 with Kyle the Player of the Match for his never give up attitude.
2016.03.12 Sam Phelan reports on the U11s great comeback
Today we faced local rivals Park Farm, who were sure to give us the tough test we needed after last week. The boys unfortunately conceded early on before Toby drew us level with some fine determination and a calm strike. They played very well for the period after that goal but undeservedly Park Farm scored a goal either side of the break. Needing two goals to pull us level, we had chance after chance but it was just not happening for us, before Toby notched one back for his second of the match and after a stunning free kick from the Beast was tipped over, Alfie sent the entire Green Army into jubilation as he volleyed home in the dying minutes of the game. Player of the Match today was the Beast, who produced a brilliant display at the back and down the right flank.
2016.03.12 Sarah reports on fantastic display by the Little Ones
Despite illness in our camp and being down 3 of our Super Players, we put out a great side, well done to all our players you played your hearts out over the 2 games! Great fun to have our new Saturday coach with us, big thanks to James Porter and Jack Petts, you were amazing! Our Player of the Match beard on consistent superb effort both in goal for the first game and on the pitch goes to Austyn Kingsland WELL DONE! Special mentions also to Mateus for his efforts on his first away game. So Exciting. Well done all of you what a team!
2016.03.05 Duncan reports on an U14 game of two halves
Wye 6-3 Bromley Green
First half is where the Colts lost the game with sloppy play from everyone and no fight or desire. First half finished 5-2 to Wye.
Second half was much better from the Colts and showed just what we can do!
Louis scored a fantastic free kick from about 25 yards out and is the best goal we have scored this season. Second half finished 1-1 so overall the Colts lost 6-3!
A big mention to Cade who went down late in the second half with what we believe to be a torn Calf muscle, very nasty and he is in a lot of pain.
So, first half shocking! Second half awesome showing what we are capable of!
On to next weeks game.
2016.02.27 Sam Phelan reports on the U11s
Bromley Green v Kennington
For this performance, the only thing the lads deserve is praise. Commitment, passion and talent was on display from start to finish from each and every one of them. Man of the match today was Igor Beljwas, who was battling throughout and put on a commanding display at the back. Thanks boys, and make sure you keep our pinkie promises. Parents, they know what I mean.
2016.02.27 U9s report from Pat Penfold
Bromley Green v Hawkinge
It was a cold morning at Waterside where we took on Hawkinge. We got off to a slow start but got stronger as the game went on. We went on to win 6 v 2 and Reece was Player of the Match.
2016.02.20 Report from Duncan on a fine win for the U14 Colts
Bromley Green 4-2 West Farleigh
Now that feels great!
Winning 4-2 and so much positive stuff going on today (well, after the first 20 minutes).
Thanks to you all, players and parents for the help, support and all round energy out there, awesome.
Every player made a difference today and just like I said, wear the opposition out on the big pitch, play it out wide and long and it will come.
The switch of formation halfway through the 2nd half as planned when they were tiring made the difference and bagged the 2 final goals at 61 minutes and 67 winning us the game.
Injuries hit us hard and it meant we could not make any more subs late on with Liam and Luke Clark pulling up (hope you recover quickly guys).
Great hat-trick for Callum, who played as striker today for us, and a late goal from Ben Tinker when the formation changed. Well done guys.
Louis May had a great game, the hunger for a goal was clear and the screamer that hit the crossbar was a sweet strike, as was the free kick that Callum got his head too and put in the back of the net, well done captain!
All of the fantastic play today was outshone (in a good way) by Dan ‘the cat’ Hiller who had possibly his best ever game and won it for us. His kicking, throwing, diving and safe hands, not to mention being vocally outstanding, meant he was by far the Player of The Match! Well done mate and thank you, you gave your team everything today and I am so appreciative of your efforts.
Well done Colts, now keep that belief for every game now on, forget the losses, forget the bad times as they cannot be undone!! Move forward with this win and take each game as it comes. We have a great team, one that I am proud to be a part of! COYC!
2016/02/21 Callum Monaghan reports on a solid win for the U18s
Monkton Youth 0-6 Bromley Green (L.Loyza x2, A.Zureiqi [p], K.Levett, R.Ford, T.Messenger [p])
After not playing in at all so far 2016 we knew today would be a challenge. After a cagey first 10 minutes, it became apparent that Bromley Green needed a goal to settle down and find their composure. This was gifted to the Green when Amir Zureiqi was facing away from goal and was tripped in the area and we were awarded a penalty. Amir stepped up himself and calmly fired into the bottom right of goal. The keeper went the right way but was never getting to it as it was so far in the corner. This caused the boys to finally spring into life playing some superb football at times. Consequently Levii Loyza grabbed his first of the match with a tidy finish. Karl Levett then got on the scoresheet as he was played through on goal, to hit it at the keeper and tuck away the rebound with a clever back heel. The second half saw Levii Loyza double his tally for the day as he beat his man down the right, crossed the ball into box which flew into the goal, lobbing the goalkeeper. In the last 5 minutes Ryan Ford scored after beating 3 Monkton defenders to cooly slot it into the bottom corner. And with the last few seconds of the game Bromley Green were awarded another penalty as Tom Messenger was fouled by the Monkton goalkeeper. Tom stepped up himself firing into the top right corner, giving the keeper no chance. Man of the match was Levii Loyza for his great work rate and grabbing his goals. We all know we could have won by at least 8, 9 or 10 today and could have played so much better. We have no game scheduled next week, but on to the next one!
2016.02.21 Aaron Maul reports from Rainham on a great display by BGV U16s
Match one: Maidstone
Great start to the tournament, we were a little shaky at first but our passing was good, Rhys scored two giving us a comfortable win.
Match two: Sheppey
We carried our form over to this game with another comfortable win Billy scored two and Rhys got another, never really looked like losing this one.
Match three: Charlton Valley
Charlton Valley proved to be our toughest opponents so far we were a little sloppy with our passing but soon went 2-0 up with two quick goals from Rhys. They did score a consolation goal but a well deserved victory was never in doubt.
Match four: Gillingham
Gillingham did not have enough players this tournament and so borrowed players which by default made them lose all their games.
Our game with them was a keepers game with no team breaking though each of them.
Match five: Charlton Deaf
Our hardest game of the day, the first half we held our own and were on level pegging with them. However, the second half we got a little tired and our positioning went a little wayward. They scored three goals in quick succession, and our heads dropped with each goal that went in.
FT: 0-3 (L)
Was a great tournament with only one loss and an improvement from each and every player well done everyone. My man of the tournament is Toby for some quite frankly brilliant defending and leadership, great job!
2016.02.21 Phil Castle reviews the U13s at Rainham
We played 4…lost 1… Won 3
We had a great morning with some brilliant football played.
Raven, Rey, Daniel and Amy scored Goals.
Oliver played confidently in his games, and Charlie made some really good saves in goal.
All in all a really great team effort … well done.
Our Player of the Tournament goes to Raven.
2016.02.06 U11s report from Sam Phelan
Grasshoppers 2-1 Bromley Green
This week we travelled to a cold and blustery Romney Marsh to face Grasshoppers FC. They started the game with constant attacks at our goal, but not dissimilar to a certain Leicester team at the weekend, we hit them hard on the counter. Our influence in the game began to tell, and from the end of the first half to midway through the second we constantly peppered shots at their goal, hitting the post twice and crossbar once. However, they gave us a taste of our own medicine eventually, scoring two goals on the counter. Igor responded with a brilliant lobbed finish but it was not enough to win us the game. Special mentions go to Kieran Black and Coleton Pearson who were very impressive at left and right back. But man of the match went to Elliott Grace, who has been a revelation in his new position in front of the back line, promptly earning himself the nickname ‘El Maestro’ because he reminded me very much of Andrea Pirlo!
2016.02.07 EKYL U14s report from Sean Phelan
Our first trip away to a strong Herne Bay Harriers ended in a 4-0 defeat. Once again a parent had to referee one of their games which I understand is a regular occurrence for Herne Bay. For this age group and in this high quality league an official ref is a must. It’s not fair on either team or the stand in ref as there will always be a perception of bias whether it’s founded or not.
Onto the game. The condition of the pitch and the incredibly high winds blowing crossways made it virtually impossible to play football on the ground. Unfortunately our opponents adapted to the conditions better (possibly home advantage?) and successfully played the long ball over the top game. They had 6 or 7 clear chances and converted 4. The score could have been higher if not for some excellent saves from Alfie who continued his run of form from the recent schools final.
We started the game slowly and it wasn’t until midway through the 2nd half that we started to put their goal under pressure thanks to Callum who gave them all sorts of problems and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet for the 2nd day running. Good performances from Lenny and Alex at the back who was in a typically combative mood – keep it up Alex!
However, man of the match went to Louis who was everywhere today. We gave the midfield instructions to get the ball out wide or to the strikers as soon as they could. Our 3 best chances (Kuba and Callum x 2) all came from Louis through balls. Well done.
2016.02.07 Pat Penfold reports from blowy Faversham
Bromley Green Valiants went to the Abbey School in Faversham where it was very windy. It was my first time as manager of the adult team. The team played very well with two draws and 2 losses – keep up the good work – onwards and upwards.The man of the match was Stuart for outstanding defensive displays. Big well done to you all.
2016.02.06 Pat Penfold reports on the Under 9s home v Wye
It was a cold and windy morning at Waterside where Bromley Green under 9s took on Wye. We got off to a slow start but once we got going the goals started flowing. We were solid as a team with great passing and went on to win 5 v 0 and man of the match went to Henry for bravery and a stunning 20 yard goal. Big well done to the team – one happy manager!
2016.01.23 U11s report from Sam Phelan
Bromley Green 5-2 Cheriton
This was our first fixture following the winter break, and everyone was desperate to kick off the year with a win! However, last minute injuries meant we had nine players available and Igor was forced to take up a new position between the sticks! The boys started in fine fashion, with Callum driving straight through the opposition’s defence from kick off and firing us ahead. Soon after Freddie dispatched a fine volley, before Alfie too found the bottom corner. Despite the constant onslaught of our attackers, an awfully bloody injury to Toby left our solid trio at the back of Jake, Beast and Lucas open. Cheriton profited and pulled one back before half time. After the break, Alfie converted another fine strike before Callum sealed the game with a low shot a few minutes before the end. Cheriton did manage to grab themselves a consolation goal at the end though. It was a great performance all round with my man of the match this week going to Toby Galton, who showed everyone what the badge on his kit truly meant to him by getting injured three times and still pulling himself through for his team mates. Roll on next Saturday!
2016.01.23 Rae reports on defeat to U14 title rivals
New Romney 4-1 Bromley Green
The boys unfortunately lost today 4-1. Brilliant game though, they really worked hard.
Ryan Harris scored.
Sonny man of the match.
2016.01.23 Stephanie reports on the Youth Colts from Waterside
Brilliant game today against Biddenden – boys and girls improved so much. Like to welcome Jude to the squad. Player of the match was Nicole and the result was 1-0 to Biddenden.
2016.01.23 Pat Penfold reports from Wye on the Under 9s
What a lovely morning in Wye with the under 9s .we had a good day today with the little green army with the team winning 13 v 0. The team played fluent football with lots of 1 and 2 touch football. Leo was solid in goal and Connor ,Harry , kylel and Adam were solid in defence .Joe and Reece were excellent in midfield .Michael did lots of running up front and George did well until he got injured .The goalscorers were Joe 3 Reece3 Michael 3 Henry 2 and George 1. Joe was man of the match for 7 assists and 3 goals and being a excellent leader of the team .One happy manager.⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
2016.01.16 Guido Bulla reflects on a terrific U1os tussle with Smeeth
I have taken one day before writing this report as I wanted to think about the positive sides before the negative sides.
We lost the match against Smeeth, a very good team, who had been together since the age of 6. The positive is that last year we lost 7-0 with them, this year we lost 4-3 away and we were 3-2 up with 3 minutes left, we lost at home as well but for me the improvement is huge if I consider last year score line.
Patience is the key, year after year the overall performance of the team will definitely improve as explained in the previous paragraph. We have to keep working and learn to bring the ball forward better, this is the negative at the moment and I/we are ready for this challenge.
Thank you boys, I am still proud of you and your improvement in the last year and half. I will not change my idea, we need to play ball on the floor, pass and move, long passes are OK in specific circumstances therefore we will not change what we are building, it takes time but eventually we will get the fruit of our work.
The player of the match was Joe, who stopped in more than one occasion dangerous actions and proposed interesting and intelligent forward passes.
2016.01.17 Under 9s summing-up by Pat Penfold
It was great to see the little green army back in action today against pilgrims. It was a hard fought game where it ended up 1 v 1. The whole team played well and man of the match went to Henry for his superb play in defence. And a big well done to Louis for managing the team today.
2016.01.17 EKYL U14s report from Sean Phelan
Bromley Green 2-1 Kennington
2016.01.16 Pat Penfold reports on the U7s
Bromley Green v Biddenden Cubs
What a lovely sight this morning was at Bromley Green with little under 7s playing Biddenden cubs. It was a brilliant game with the under sevens, Dave scoring one and Bartek scoring two. The team had a wonderful morning and Bartek was man of the match. A big thank you goes to Lenny and Jack for managing the side – well done lads
2016.01.16 U14 Colts report by Duncan Randall
Bromley Green 1-4 New Romney
So very happy today!
2016 could well be our year and it shows more and more that if you stick with it we can make a difference to this team we are part of!
We lost 1-4 today but the performance all over the pitch was brilliant.
Last time we lost 9-0 and the friendly was even worse so you can see the progression.
The goals they scored were chancers more than anything because we had them rattled! Our goal was pure class!
Loads of positives, very few negatives today.
Olly played superbly and I look forward to seeing more of that, to be fair he was up there for player of the match but let’s make sure he can do that consistently first – well done though mate.
Ben Tinker, great work today, should have had a hatrick but the goal you did score was brilliant, thank you and well done. Deserved player of the match.
Louis, Luke R, Tobias and Cade did really well today across the back.
Girls, Shannon and Keeley you both always impress me with how you stand up to the big boys, keep it up and never back down,
So pleased with you all, thanks for making Saturday awesome!
See, don’t always have to win to have a great game.
2015.12.20 Callum Monaghan reports on U18s massive victory
Bromley Green 4-1 Deal Town Rangers (R Ford, L Loyza x3)
This was our first game in 6 weeks and boys had been itching to play. After the away result at Deal we all knew that we had one of the toughest games of the season ahead of ourselves. The previous result did not reflect the ability of our team at all and the boys wanted to prove themselves. The problem was we were dominated physically and our heads dropped. Consequently the boys knew what they had to do. The game was very even for the majority of the first half, but we had the better of the opportunities. The Green took the lead as Levii Loyza done well to get past Deal’s defenders and poked to the ball under the keeper for it to just trickle over the line. More or less immediately after Deal’s left winger got to the by-line to pull it back to the edge of the box for their centre mid to finish nicely into the bottom corner. The score line stayed the same until half time. We knew their players would tire as they had the bare 11, so we had to keep up the hard work and hopefully grab something from the game. In the second half the Green dug in once again and showed Deal we weren’t going to roll over. It was a hotly contested 45 minutes, however we limited Deal to a few chances. With 20 minutes to go Ryan Ford grabbed a vital goal to put us 2-1 up. The ball came into the box from the right and Ryan was there at the back post to coolly finish, which is becoming a reoccurring source of goals. Deal applied a bit more pressure but the Green always cleared their lines, there wasn’t any clear chances that Deal had that we didn’t effectively deal with. The defensive resilience allowed the attacking players to freely create more chances. With only 5 minutes left to play, some great work form Karl Levett allowed the ball to be swung in from the right again, the ball fell to Levii Loyza’s feet and he slotted home. With little time left to play everyone in a green shirt played slightly more cautiously. However this didn’t stop Levii Loyza securing his hat-trick, scoring in similar fashion to his second goal. This may not have been the boy’s best technical performance, which was probably down to the conditions. On the other hand we were on top and always looked the more likely to score. Dave said before the game that we have the ability we just need to show we have the mentality to match. I completely agree with him, I looked around at my team mates before the game and knew we had the talent and skill to win the game but, the game was going to be won by work rate and attitude. Captain James Haylock- Ashdown said it was “a great effort by everyone today; the whole squad deserves the PoM award.” Additionally Dave Andrews said “the team were fantastic everyone worked really hard and thanks to the subs for being so patient, they are just as important as the players on the pitch.” My final comments are that the attitude in the changing room before and after the game was superb, exemplifying the great team spirit we have, whilst still being able to get our heads on the game and seriously concentrate when it mattered. It was the perfect way to go into the Christmas break! See you all back on the 6th of January at training.
2015.12.12 Duncan Randall reports on the inter-club U14s derby
Bromley Green Colts 0-13 Bromley Green
Last game of 2015 and our opposition, Bromley Green.
This fixture as you all know is hard for everyone but it’s really good to see everyone have fun.
With the game under way the Colts looked good and organised – a couple of good breaks saw us attacking goal but Charlie was just too good in goal and read them all very well.
To be fair we looked good for the first 15 minutes until our heads dropped (most players not all) and we just gave them more and more space to turn, move, pass and score.
Martin and his team deserve the win as they are a much better side all round (well done to you all) and we all know that. The Colts did put up a good fight and did not panic too much, carried on playing good spirited football throughout and lost gallantly.
I am proud of every player in this team. We have had to rebuild after losing a number of players (8 I think) and its taking time, longer than any of us had hoped (we all want results straight away but it does not work that way). I am also proud to be the manager of the Colts and I know we are always progressing and moving forward.
Player of the Match – Ethan. Well done pal, you played much better today than I have seen for a long time creating chances and defending deep!
No game until 9th Jan folks so it leaves me to say Merry Christmas to all the Bromley Green family, I hope you all have a great festive break and I look forward to 2016 with you all.
This week we went up against the colts for our last game of 2015. The boys had a good warm up because they all looked half asleep! The game got under way and the colts had a couple of good chances however keeper Charlie dealt with them. The team started to get into their flow with some lovely play. We scored 7 goals in the first half (Zac, Billy, Ollie, Reece, Ryan and 2 from Kuba).
In the second half the boys kept the pressure on and kept playing the game at a high tempo. We went on to score six more in this half (Zac, Charlie.M, Jack.B, Billy and 2 from Cameron) It was a fantastic win to finish the year off.
Thank you to the colts and Duncan. I know it was a big score line but you kept battling. Zac was Man of the match. He ran his heart out all game and scored 2 good goals.I would like to thank all the boys for a great year of football. You have made Ian and Myself very proud over the last 12 months and you have all progressed so much. Well done boys. I hope 2016 brings you all more success. Also a big thank you to all the parents for all your support over the year, turning up what ever the weather to cheer the boys on. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas.
2015.12.12 Guido Bulla reports on the U10s
We played Smeeth & Brabourne away today and it was a very entertaining match. Smeeth scored two goals in the first half although our boys were battling and played at their best. The second half was a real thriller, we started to play football and managed to put the game level, Harvey exploited the opportunities he had from very good passes, we were believing in ourselves and Maciek did the unthinkable and scored the third goal. Once again believing on your abilities is the key, it does not matter losing a game at this stage as long as we believe in ourselves.
Our player of the match was Maciek.
Thank you to Kim who is helping as much as possible, and thank you to all of the parents and children who believe in our club ethos.
See you Monday.
2015.12.05 U14s Manager Martin Wirt: “Kuba’s best game yet”
Bromley Green 10-0 Biddenden
We had another good win against Biddenden today. We were 4-0 up at half time with goals from, Charlie M, Reagan and two from Kuba. The second half saw the boys get six more goals; including a first of the season for Jack P, one from Jack B, two from Billy, another from Charlie M and Ollie got his 15th of the season. Final score was 10-0.
It was a good solid performance by the team. I don’t think Biddenden created one chance so good defending boys.
Man of the match was Kuba. By far the best game he has had this season and two great goals.
2015.12.05 U11s report from Sam Phelan
Up this week was our somewhat local rivals Wye Juniors, a team that is very similar to our own. The fans were treated to a great first half of football, with the outcome of the game seemingly up for grabs for either side. It was goalless at the halfway point and the second half started with us very much on the back foot unfortunately, and three goals were fired past us to put Wye firmly in control. An injury to Matt was a further blow, but the boys went a way to redeeming themselves in the final five minutes, with Freddie grabbing what must be his umpteenth goal with a low, precise finish. Today in particular, I want to give Callum and Elliott a shout out, because the pair of them played out of their skin! But my player of the match today went to Coleton Pearson, who was a solid defender at the back as well as the fact he filled in very nicely for Matt in goal after he was injured. However, what impressed me the most about Coleton today was his commands from defence, as it looks like we have a fine leader emerging in him. You were unlucky today boys, but we’ve got no matches now until the end of January, so there’s no excuse next time round!
2015.12.05 Guido Bulla reports on the Under 10s
Today we played Park Farm, a very well organised team who had been together for over 5 years, no doubt it was a tough game for the boys but we battled them in the first half and we had a couple of chances to score. In the first half we defended well as a team but missed our chances.
I am proud of our boys and today’s match should teach us how much we have to work and stay together in order to get to that level. The player of the match was James who was commanding both in defence and bringing the ball forward.
We all had great fun and most importantly we didn’t give up, this is a positive sign.
Thank you to Sarah, Kim and Natalie for all of their help.
See you Monday boys. Regards, Guido
2015.11.29 Phil Castle reflects on the U13s at Rainham
We had a full team today with 2 new players Raven and Oliver.
We played 4 games in which we drew 2 and lost 2.
Raven and Nathaniel were our main goal scorers with Raven scoring 8 goals and Nathaniel scoring 4. Ben tried his best in goal, and Amy, Oliver and Charlie covered lots of ground … they played some great football.
Our man of the tournament was Rey for being solid in defence and being captain today he was communicating well with the team. Well done everyone.
2015.11.29 Pat Penfold reports from Rainham
Well today at the tournament we had 4 players who played so well and then Callum got injured so we were left with 3 players who battled their little hearts out. Lost all their games apart from the one at the end where we won 6 v 3 so well done lads.
Another man of the match for all the running shooting defending goes to Twisty.
2015.11.29 Aaron Maul reports from Rainham
Second half Wye came out fighting and the boys started making silly mistakes which led to Wye scoring to make it 6-1. We hit straight back with a goal from Jack.B. Wye came back again 7-2. We started to take control back again and Jack got he’s second of the game. Billy then kept his run going when he scored with a cheeky little back heel. Reagan then finished off the scoring to make it 10-2 at the final whistle.
It was another good performance by the team well done.
Man of the match was Jack.B. A solid performance in every position and two goals well done mate.
2015.11.28 Report from Duncan on the Colts 4-goal win
Biddenden Juniors 0-4 Bromley Green
This morning we took the trip to Biddenden for our game.
The rain had pretty much ruined the pitch and as I walked across I sunk at least 4 inches in places! It was going to be a tough game!!
We started strong and within the first couple of minutes had a penalty awarded our way which Liam unfortunately put wide – he was trying for “hard and low” and into the corners but it was not to be.
The Colts bossed the game and played lovely football in midfield and the attacking third. Ben scored 4 goals today giving us the win and him the deserved player of the match.
For the record we had so many missed and saved chances from so many players today that it could have been well into double figures!
I am over the moon with the result today and how organised we all were! We worked as a team and got the job done. Well done everyone and thanks Colts!
2015.11.27 Youth Colts report from Sid
Youth Colts 1-3 Pilgrms [Friendly]
We lost 3-1 to Pilgrims today but had a great day big improvement. Man of Match Clayton. Thanks for food & refreshments.
2015.11.27 U9s report from Pat Penfold
Smeeth & Brabourne 0-8 Bromley Green
The little Green Army played well today with an win 8 v 0 with George scoring 3, Joe 2, Michael 1, Reece 1, Henry 1 and the defence played and a man of the match goes to Michael for keep trying and not giving up.
Oh very happy manager well done to the little Green Army.
2015.11.22 Sean Phelan reflects on the U14s local derby defeat
Once again we hosted Park Farm Rangers at Waterside. After beating them a few weeks ago, I had hoped for the same again today. Unfortunately, 2 early goals inside the first 15 minutes put us on the back foot and we never really recovered. The goals were well taken with no blame on our side yet we seemed to fall out again as we did last week.
We battled throughout the rest of the match but there was to be no great comeback like last week. We had a few attempts on goal but did not get the rub of the green. With 10 mins to go Park Farm scored a 3rd goal. I for one don’t think 3-0 was a fair reflection of the game as it was played mostly in the middle of the park with only a few chances for either side which the opposition took and we didn’t.
Stand out performances today from, as always, Ollie and Alex at the back. Also Josh had a great game and didn’t take his foot off the gas once. Man of the match goes to Kuba. Standing in at right back in the first half and then left mid in the second, he didn’t put a foot wrong all game. Well done Kuba.
2015.11.21 Duncan sums up the U14 Colts home tussle with Wye
Losing is pants!
3-1 Wye beat us today and I have loads of excuses and reasons for it, some of those are out of our control and some of them we can sort.
The simple answer is we just need to cut out the silly mistakes that lead to the opposition taking their chances in front of goal.
Those who made mistakes today know what they did wrong and don’t need me to say any more.
Looking back on the game it was far better than we have played before, some good passing work and possession.
I’m happy with the teamwork and happy that we started to try out our voices.
Thanks for being tough out there today and not getting pushed around and thanks for still smiling at the end.
Player of the match goes to Callum O’Neill who gave everything up and down the length of the pitch, well done buddy!
I still honestly believe we were the better team today and once again we should have come away with something.
Next week we are going to win no matter what it takes. Everyone is going to give 100% and the fight will be on for the full 70 minutes!
2015.11.21 Martin Wirt reports on U14s 7-0 win
We went up against Smeeth and Brabourne for the second game in a row this week. After the first game against them, the boys knew that they did not play to their full potential. However this week they all gave me and Ian 100% on a bitterly cold morning.
After a good warm up the game got under way. We were playing against the cold wind in the first half which made it a little harder but we always looked in control of the game. With about 15 minutes played Kuba was brought down in the box for a penalty, which Ollie hammered home, to put us 1-0 up. With 10 minutes to go in the first half Ryan scored from close range to get his first of the season. We went in at the brake 2-0 up.
We didn’t take too long at the brake as it was so cold and we needed to try and get Charlie’s hands warm!
The second half got under way and it wasn’t long before we went 3 up, when Sonny showed good composure in the box and coolly passed it in. We were still in total control of the game with the defence keeping Smeeth to only a couple of chances. Well done boys. Louis was also having a great game in the middle. Zac got himself on the score sheet, scoring from close range. Billy then scored to keep his run of scoring in every game this season. The goals put us 5-0 up. With 10 minutes to go we took Cam out of defence and put him up front, where he did not disappoint! Scoring 2 goals to make the final score 7-0.
I was very proud at the way the whole team played, they all gave 100% in difficult conditions. Well done boys keep up the good work.
Cameron got man of the match. He was solid at the back and scored 2 good goals.
2015.11.21 Guido reports on a brilliant U10s display
Wye v Bromley Green
We played Wye away today, missing Maciek due to illness but we still had a very strong team. We started very well scoring the first goal, we played well bringing the ball forward as a team but we often concede goals that could be avoided easily, we are still developing and we will work on this issue.
In the second half we started slow and again conceded goals that could have been avoided but the good thing is that we reacted well; we were always the best team of this match but defensive mistakes ruined all the good things we do up front.
I am not having a go to the players but I just have to highlight what went wrong, my wish is to improve and develop every single player part of this group.
Guido wants you to be winners, I want you all to play with the fire on your belly, this is the Bromley Green spirit. Goals came from Harvey (3), James (1) first goal for the team, Aidan (1) who I would like to praise his performance, it was his first match but he proved to be precious, he was covering, running forward helping team mates, well done Aidan who scored the winning goal.
A special thank you goes to Kim who is helping so much.
See you all Monday and don’t forget our FIFA night on 27 November and some nice food that I will cook personally. Love BG, we are a family boys not just a football club.
Formation: Lewis, Joe, Aidan, James, Haydon, Harvey, Oscar. Tommy, Leo.
Editor: at this age we are not permitted to publish results; suffice to say we had the best of nine goals!
2015.11.15 Sean Phelan reports on the U14s local derby draw
Bromley Green 3-3 Kennington
Our first match of the current campaign against neighbours Kennington who we welcomed to Waterside today.
As seems to be a pattern now we started slowly and had no rhythm to our play at all. A fairly physical team, Kennington’s game plan was to put the ball over the top to a very speedy frontman and it was via this route they took the lead after 10 mins. Rather than knuckle down to the task we started blaming each other and lost the great team spirit that had been evident recently. With the last kick of the half they scored again using the same tactic. Unfortunately, the second half continued in much the same way and they took a 3-0 lead with less than 20 mins remaining.
Finally, with 10 mins to go the boys started playing football the way they can and with some passion. A great poachers goal from Callum was followed by a penalty from Ollie. Kennington were on the back foot and a powerful header from Ollie off of Zac’s corner earned us a point.
I was unhappy at the end of the match because I know the players have the ability to win games like this and it was frustrating that they left it so late to prove it. However, the boys picked themselves up, never surrendered and battled to a draw. I should have praised them for this during the team talk at the end and apologise for not doing so.
Man of the match was Callum. He didn’t stop running, went past defenders with ease and took his goal really well. Well done Callum.
2015.11.15 BGV Adults report from Phil Castle
KDL Tournament held at the Abbey School, Faversham
Played 4 Drew 2 Lost 1 Won 1
The morning started off with a minutes silence/clap in respect to Paris.
We welcomed back Charlie today.
Stewart and Grant along with Charlie covered lots of ground and some great tackles and had a lot of control of the ball. Jordan and Aaron tried their best and Jordan almost scored. Harrison was again very strong in goal with some great saves.
Charlie and Grant both scored brilliant goals in the last game.
Today our man of the match is Charlie for being persistent and energetic throughout he played some great football. Well done everyone.
2015.11.14 Sam Phelan reflects on local derby defeat
This week my report will be short and sweet. We faced local rivals Park Farm Rangers at Waterside, and in the first half we showed great character, only conceding against the run of play to leave us one down at half time. However, the second half was a different display entirely as we seemed to collapse, which meant letting in seven goals for us. Despite this boys I am still very proud of you, as I am every week, so I hope we can forget this match and move on to the next one. Man of the match this week was Elliott Grace, who ran so unbelievably hard for us, I actually took him off because I thought he would pass out! Finally, on a separate note, my man of the mud this week was Matt Lewis, who came off the pitch looking like every washing machine’s worst nightmare. By the way Matt, their coach had some great things to say about you after the match, so keep up the good effort mate!
2015.11.14 Seniors report from Ian Mace
Bromley Green 7-2 Rolvenden Reserves
Well done again men another win, good display in bad weather conditions. This was one of those games when sometimes the football has to go out of the window and you have to grit your teeth and work hard for each other as the bad weather can be a good leveller between sides. But you all stuck to the task ahead and now we find ourselves at the top of the league well done to you all. We have some tough fixtures up till Christmas so let’s keep together and hopefully we will still be in the mix for the title, I am sure you can just need to believe in yourselves like I believe in you. Come on the green.
Goal scorers: Matty wedge 3 Jordan griffin 1 Terry Perk 1 Levii Loyza 1 and an own goal, my man of the match this week is Dan Lord well done mate.
New Romney 1-4 New Romney
Today we played New Romney. It was very windy. But no rain. Today was our time to work together and we did lots of running from the boys in green good passing very good work from the back 3 kept the ball out for 99% of the game let a silly goal in at the 4mins of the match. Tommy and Thomas both scored 2 each both missed a few more. Sam and Loz ran the from start to finish, Charlie ran well done some nice passes shame he miss a couple this is a game where all players step up a gear I was well. Pleased to see the boys do well and win it can be done Man of the match was Kian for his hard work not giving up chasing the ball even when he lost it he tried to get it back. Final score 4-1 to B. G.F.C. Hope we do well next week cup game at home I wish all the best. Sorry I did not stay any longer today. I see you later .
We played our 3rd and final match v Trinity of this season’s campaign. One thing learnt was even when the boys were not playing at their best (and this was far from their best) they can get a result. We started off really well with Zac’s determination allowing him to bundle in a goal after 5 minutes.
After that, we got involved in some scrappy play and allowed Trinity to play their game – give it to the 2 big lads in the middle and let them bulldoze their way forward. Whilst the midfield of Reece, Louis, Cameron and Ryan ultimately stopped these players before they could shoot we should really have just kept the ball on the ground and played around them. However, we didn’t concede, won the game so the squad deserve praise. As always the boys battled really well as a team and this has become a real positive part of their game.
With 5 minutes to go Cameron struck a low shot from the edge of the box which went straight into the bottom corner so the game ended 2-0 to the Green. Man of the match today was Lenny. Good positioning, solid tackling and the confidence to bring it out from the back – a good all round display, well done Lenny.
2015.10.31 Sarah Evans reports on the Little Ones triumph
We we all have acquired more experience out of this tournament and a lot of fun. Still a lot of work to be done although I cannot complaint on the commitment of this fantastic group of players. Our next match will be on the November 14th, we have plenty of time ahead which will be used to prepare our next match.
The PoM was Haydon who played very well as left fullback, bringing the ball out and feeding the players upfront, well done Haydon and well done to all of the boys who performed as a team.
Well done to the parents who were supporting us, this is what I like to see.
See you all Monday.
I would to say a big thank you to all my players the under 12s. As always we only had the bare 9 players who work from the start till the end. It was 0-0 at ten mins in which was super, then at half time it was 3-0 to Mersham Juniors.
At the start of the second half with a good pass from Rex to Tommy who passed onto Thomas to score, the game seemed to go end to end with B G F C looking dangerous.
Back 3 and middle man Alen holding fast the wing boys as I call it . Loz and Sam working to the max winning the ball where they could in the last 10 mins we were 5-1 down till Tommy flicked the ball on for Thomas to score ihs second making it 5-2. But in the last min of the game we let a right silly goal … Callum played very well.
Their goals were so-so and final score of this game was 6-2 . As a manager to the boys, I would like to say a big well done … keep this up and our time will come.
My player of this match is Thomas for his 2 goals and off the ball work. This was hard for me as 3 or 4 more could have been man of the match.
Gillingham and Maidstone had to merge together due to a lack of players which resulted in 1-0 default defeat for all their games.
Gave us a tough start to the game but we broke through first with a goal by Rhys which was assisted by tom from a tackle. They then equallised, we didn’t drop our heads and popped up and scored the winner.
Game was 1-0 forfiet anyway. However, great start to the day.
Game Two: Sheppy
They only had 4 players to field which resulted in our overall domination all over the pitch Rhys scored 3 and Toby 2. However they did score a consolation goal from their goalie which unluckily slipped through Steven’s gloves.
Game Three: Charlton Athletic
This was a tough game and we really struggled for possession. The game got quite physical towards the end. Dispite being held on to and possibly fouled 3 times in a matter of seconds, Jack stayed on his feet out muscled the defender and slotted it home for a last minute winner.
Game Four: Gillingham/ Maidstone
Theu gave us another tough game and scored first. We were on the back foot the whole game however, Rhys equalised from an almost impossible angle. They scored again, then Rhys equalised again, a draw was a fair reflection of the game in the end.
Still, we won by a default 1-0 scoreline.
Game Five: Charlton Deaf
This looked as though it would be our hardest game. The team played the best game of football I have seen so far whilst managing them. Each and every player from Ashley and Toby at the back through to Jack and Tom (who came off after being studded)in the middle and Owen and Rhys at the front.
The passing was accurate and finishing from Rhys brilliant; just and all round fantastic performace well done each and everyone of you.
We were few on numbers today but that didn’t stop the determination and enjoyment of our U13s’ games..
Rey, Amy and Timi had a tough morning but they all put in 100 percent.
Well done everyone!
Today’s player of the tournament will be announced at the weekend when the players/team are told.
The boys played all of the reaming games with passion and hard work and we won to Park Rangers Colt as well and draw two matches and lost two.
In the overall I think, slowly, slowly, we are getting there, there is still a lot of work to do on mentality, as when the boys decide to play football we can beat anyone, we must be positive whoever we play if we want to go a step forward.
We don’t have to think we are the best just because we won a very strong team, we need humility and keep working as we are. We have started the discipline course now and it is going well, during training we are starting to listen and behave properly. During this year we will work hard on discipline, if we don’t perform during training, as I mentioned to you boys, we are going to play in the same way the league matches.
I am happy about today, no doubt, we won 2, draw 2 and lost 2 however I am not over the moon as I want you to be more consistent in the way we play and face game. If we are to progress we need to get this right and I know you will, well done for today and let’s do this together with hard work, humility and application.
See you all on Monday, all of the team hope that Leo will recover soon from his injury.
We had a wonderful afternoon with the grasshoppers! Well done all!
We missed Phoebe and Isobel with injuries thanks for coming down to see us girls! We wish you better soon
Thanks to Pat for referring and Dave for cooking our pizzas
Sunny and warm in October
Man of Match Adrian A
2015.10.18 Inter-club friendly report from Charlie Fletcher
Both teams played really well thank you to sids team for grate play unlucky today.
Well done blues good win well played under 11s and 9s good team work
man of the match was Callum Walters for grate team play and grate goals well done boys.
From the first kick to the last each and every player gave everything. Herne Bay are an exceptionally good footballing team and they were at full strength. However, our boys never gave them a minute on the ball and the game that followed was incredibly even. We went in at the break 1-0 up thanks to a penalty from Ollie. In the second half chances came and went for both sides but it was the opposition who scored 10 mins from the end. The game finished 1-1 which I think was a fair result.
Stand out performances today from Alex, who was again excellent in defence (as was Lenny) and Alfie who produced several vital saves. However Man of the Match went to Kuba. Another great, battling display from a player whose performances this season have all been strong.
Pride doesn’t begin to describe how Carl and I felt at the final whistle today. Well done boys and thank you.
Here is the match report,
Bgv 0-2 Canterbury city first
Bgv 0-6 Charlton athletic Ac fc red
Bgv 1-6 Milton and fulston spiders
Bgv 1- 3 maidstone United raiders fc silver.
We only had 5 players playing 6 aside matches … so it was going to be tough but they all played really well with a positive attitude..
Jordan scored our first goal and Emily scored our second .. .it’s their first time scoring.
Harrison played well in goal he worked extra hard … grant covered lots of ground with some good attempts at goal … Emily made some good blocks and tackles … and Stewart was very energetic covering all positions he had a brilliant game … well done to everyone you put in 110 percent today proud of you all.
man of match is Stewart Blake for his tremendous effort.
Discipline is a key factor if we want to improve and as from Monday I and Wayne will clarify that if during training children don’t behave they will be asked to sit down and if they continue they will not play the match at the end of training.See you all on Monday.
Thank you for all of the support from our fans, the parents, absolutely outstanding. Player of the match was our goalkeeper Lewis Clark and the all the parents.
See you Monday boys and very well done.
2015.10.04 U14 EKYL report from Sean Phelan
Trinity 1-1 Bromley Green
We were away to Trinity this week. Following our heavy defeat last Sunday we needed to show character and produce a full bloodied display. Unfortunately we started off nervously and let Trinity dominate us. To be fair this was the strong Trinity team that beat us 5-0 last season and very unlike the one we beat a few weeks ago. Within 10 minutes we went a goal down and I wondered if the players heads would drop as they did last week. However, the boys battled well and slowly came back into the game and we went in at half time just the one goal down.
The 2nd half started and we looked a different team. Even though the Trinity team were much bigger than us physically the boys dug in and started to dominate the game. We were rewarded with a well deserved equaliser courtesy of Kuba following a great team move which was started by Alex winning the ball back deep inside our own half. If this ref had played a 50 minute half like last week’s ref then I am sure we would have got a 2nd goal! However, the spoils were shared and the result ended up 1-1.
Some excellent performances (particularly in the 2nd half) with Kuba, Ollie and Josh standing out. However, Man of the Match went to Alex. Coming on as an early sub and playing at the back for the first time, his impact was instant. No cause was lost and he chased down everything- well done.
2015.10.03 Sam Phelan reports on the U11s trip to Cheriton
Cheriton v Bromley Green
For our third game of the season we had to take a long trek through operation stack to get to Cheriton, a fairly new unknown quantity of a team. Once again we started at a great pace, piling the pressure on Cheriton very early on, but luck wasn’t on our side as they claimed the first goal undeservedly. However the boys responded well and the constant pressure from our attackers combined with the superb runs of Elliott and Freddie resulted in two quick-fire goals from Coleton Wilfred Zaha Pearson to put us firmly in control. Despite the continued attacking from our boys we had to settle with no more goals before the break. Straight into the second half, the boys seemed a different team from the first half, a team without desire, and if it weren’t for the superb tackles of our now expert backline of Toby, Lucas, Jake, Jake, Igor and Matt, the match may have taken a very different route. But the lads began to slowly claw their way back into the match, and in due time it was business as usual, Bromley Green putting the Cheriton goal under immense pressure. Chances however came and went, and it wasn’t until halfway through the second half we made a breakthrough, with Freddie adding to his already impressive season tally. Despite the never ending attacks on the Cheriton goal, orchestrated by Callum time and time again, we couldn’t find another goal that would’ve eased the minds of everyone supporting Bromley Green. Then the worst happened, with Cheriton scoring what can only be described as a fluke of a goal close to the end. Not long after the whistle sounded for full time, and I’m sure it’s safe to say a small dose of disappointment was felt in the Bromley camp, as the boys certainly deserved more than they got. But that’s just football sometimes and still our unbeaten start to the season continues. The boys all played their part today, with Jake Edwards making a welcome return, and Callum in particular had another blinding performance on top of his one last week. But man of the match today was awarded to Freddie Gareth Bale Griffin, who played the best game I’ve seen him play in a Bromley Green shirt, and I can guarantee you those Cheriton defenders will be having nightmares, faced with the prospect of having to come up against him again. Well done boys, not your best, but still very good.
New Romney 9-0 Bromley Green
Not the best of results to be honest but to be fair New Romney are sitting top of the league and always get the job done.
Daniel Hiller was outstanding today and stopped NR getting to double figures. Deserved player of the match, well done pal.
We looked dangerous again on the counter but could not take our chances in front of goal.
It will come good very soon I have no doubt about that.
In the second half the team were playing some of the best football I have seen from them. We went on to score 5 more goals. 2 more from Ollie and one each from Louis, Sonny and Reagan. The final score was 9-0.
Man of the match was Ollie. A fantastic game well done mate.
I was very pleased at the teams performance today and it was good to see them enjoying their football well done again.
scorers were Aidan Galton, Humza and Bartek … well done!
Special thanks to Orlando for helping us in goal. Fantastic team effort and well done to Phoebe Cowley ‘Maid of the Match’.
No league match this week meant to keep our boys busy, the visitors, South Ashford battled to their best however the Wonder U10s outplayed them in style, as soon as whistle was blown, the BG Wonder U10s were like a thunderstorm, 2 minutes gone, Maciek fire the first one, soon after Maciek slot in the second one.
We kept on squeezing them on their half, literally they couldn’t pass our own half, the first half was a one way traffic, we were passing the ball to each other, making sure to apply our possession football philosophy, for sure the hard work the boys are putting in during the week is producing the end product.
We ended the first half with Joe scoring his first goal for his team, a wonderful well-taken free kick, this is the reward of all his hard work during the past year and half, a boost for his confidence. Harvey scored two goals, playing easy and effective passes.
The second half started like the first half with our new signing Tommy and Ruben producing amazing tackles and playing as if they have been playing for the Wonder 10s since ever, the second half produced a hat-trick, little Tommy showed us why he deserved to be signed for Wonder U10s, Ruben missed just the goal, however his performance was outstanding, his natural skills will make him flourish by the end of the year, his humility and application will bring him far.
They all deserved to be the Player of the Match however in this occasion went to Mr. Tommy Osborne. To conclude we kept a clean sheet, the latter demonstrates how solid our defence is. Thank you to all of the parents who gives us the opportunity to train your children, next week we play Kennington at Ball Lane, we will make sure to be ready for that match.
Formation: Lewis, James, Joe, Maciek, Oscar, Harvey, Haydon, Ruben, Tommy
Goal scorers = Maciek 2, Harvey 2, Tommy 3, Haydon 2 and Joe.
2015.09.27 Aaron Maul reports on the Valiants U16s at RainhamMatch One: Maidstone
The first game I’ve managed the under 16s and it was a brilliant performance from everyone. Our new Deal loanee player Billy scored one, Toby and Jack also got one and Rhys got two. 5-0
Match Two: Chalton
A wierd game for us considering our first game performance, we went one goal down but replied instantly through Jack, but cracked agin and lost the game 2-1 in the end.
Match Three: Sheppey
Another though game for us all their players were quick and technically good. However, we were the better team, some brilliant passing and solid tackling from Tom, Ashley and Owen; plus two goals from Rhys and Billy respectively saw us win.
Match Four: Maidstone
Over half way through the tournament and the whole team looked like they have been together for years; really comfortable and sharp passing meant we won the game 7-0! Just dominated, plus one of Rhys’s shots injured the keepers wrist which was unfortunate for maidstone. Owen had been prying for a goal all tournament and in this game he got it, Toby and Jack scored one each and Rhys put 4 away!
Match Five: Charlton
We had a point to prove after losing to them before, and we did nothing but prove it. A brilliant team performance from everyone, combined with 5 goals and some decent saves from Steven our Deal goalkeeper meant we prevailed this time.
Goals from: Billy (2), Owen, Toby and Rhys.
Match Six: Sheppey
For this game we dropped one player to make it more of an even contest as Sheppey could only field 4 players. It was another tough game but again we looked the far superiour team with the ball in their half for the majority of the match, Jack, Rhys and Billy all made their mark on the game with one each.
All in all a great first tournament for me to attend and I hope as a team we can play as well as we did and have a lot of success; and it may be a bit early but lets hope for some silverware too.
It was a genuine pleasure well done everyone!
Many Thanks Aaron Maul
2015.09.27 U13s report from Emma and Phil in Rainham
Today was our first tournament of the season in Rainham.
We played 4 games and 4 and unfortunately our players enthusiasm didn’t reflect on the scores. We did manage to score 2 goals through Rey and Nathaniel. Amy covered a lot of ground while Ben tried his best in goal and we had Charlie and Henry join our team from Deal who both had a good game. Daniel is our player of the tournament for his solid performance.
2015.09.27 U11s report from Rainham by Charlie Fletcher
First tournament of the season went well; the team played as a team very well. Thanks to Deal Town. Well played boys
Beautiful autumn day as well!
Man of the match went to Ruben.
2015.09.26 Pat Penfold reports on Saturday’s U9s match
Hawkinge Youth v Bromley Green
The little green army did well yesterday with a 4-1 over Hawkinge Youth Hawks. George scored a hat trick and Joe scored one and the man of the match goes to Adam for a good solid performance in goal for the first half; and in the second half being solid in defence
2015.09.26 Youth Colts report from Stephanie Hone
Bromley Green v Park Farm Rangers [Friendly]
Great day with the boys 2-2 draw against Park Farm. Two goals from Brentley Hone while Player of the Match goes to Joseph Moloney. Please can we wish Joseph happy 10th birthday for Monday … great results … from all BGFC!
2015.09.26 U11s report from Sam Phelan
Bromley Green 3-3 Kennington
Green scorers: Igor, og, Alfie
With our second game of the season we hoped to build on the great start we had against Grasshoppers. This week we faced an inform Kennington who may also have recruited over the summer. The game started off in our favour, but after about ten minutes of us pressing their defence, a slick counter attack resulted in a goal against us. However after some solid saves by Coleton, Igor blasted us back into the game with his cannon of a right foot following a scrap in the box. Moments later, Elliott Grace, half man half nonstop running machine brilliantly paced down the line and fired in a cross which deflected off a Kennington player into his own net. After half time we seemed to lose some energy, often relying on Coleton Speroni Pearson to get us out of trouble, and despite the constant fight put up by Callum and Mickey, and the superbly timed tackles from Lucas and Toby, two quick-fire goals saw us fall behind the team in orange. However the boys began to pick up where they left off in the first half again with the constant runs of Kieran, Freddie and Alfie constantly putting the opposition defence under immense pressure. That pressure soon paid off in the form of a classy finish from Alfie close to the end to draw us deservedly level. Then, about two minutes from the end again, Freddie gave me what could be described as a semi heart attack when he struck the frame of the Kennington goal, but as the full time whistle went we had to settle for the one point only. This point was no less than we deserved though, with the game again being great to watch, fast paced and open ended that either team could have won. So we now come to man of the match award, and I had a headache this week making up my mind, but three players in particular shone brightly. Coleton Pearson was a ball magnet at the back stopping virtually everything that cane his way and Toby Galton must’ve clocked up over two million well timed tackles by my count during the course of the match. But the player of the day was Callum Memphis Depay Waters, who worked tirelessly up and down the pitch and today I quite literally couldn’t fault him, so he walks away this week with the trophy. Our bright start continued this week, let’s hope it’s third time lucky next week!
2015.09.26 U10s report from Guido Bulla
Bromley Green v Biddenden
We played Biddenden today, who had not lost in the last ten months according to their manager.
First half: we started pressing them in their half and played our attacking football style, Biddenden in the first 20 minutes did not pass their own half, we were rewarded (by our stubbornness of keeping them under huge pressure) when on a rebound, the ball fell on Maciek feet who struck a wonderful goal. After 20 minutes of pressure our boys were a bit tired therefore Biddenden had their 5 minutes on our half but once again our defence was granitic, solid and strong, like against Tenderden and Ashford Sonics.
Second half: the boys went on the attack again and a well taken throw-in on the left and side by Harvey reached Maciek who passed the ball to Oscar who made a run on the right hand side opening up their defence and delivering a nice goal for his team, excellent movement from Oscar brilliant unselfish pass from Maciek.
The back three James, Joe and Leo were like a wall and Harvey worked hard in his new striker position, battling on every ball and providing accurate passes, the overall performance was well above average, they performed like a team and it was very difficult to choose the player of the match, which went to James but it could have gone to every single player today.
Excellent balance between defence and attack, we were keeping our shape leaving no gaps between defence and attack, well done boys for all the hard work you do during training. I am proud of you and now you also listen instructions both during training and before league matches. Thank you to all of the parents who helped to set up the pitch. I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
2015.09.20 U18s report from Callum Monaghan
Faversham Town 0-4 Bromley Green (R Ford, L Loyza, K Levett x2)
This was the boys first time playing as team with high hopes for the season. We were away to Faversham at Abbey School and knew we had to play well to get the 3 points. It was a solid start to the game for Green, the back four and goalkeeper rarely tested, whilst creating a number of chances. With around 20 minutes gone a cross was swung in from the right, Ryan Ford gambled running in from the far post to poke the Green into the lead. Within the remainder of the first half the boys applied more pressure to the Faversham back line with Levii Loyza causing a number of problems. Kurtis Hooper had took a shot from 25 yards out which thundered against the cross bar, whilst Levii Loyza and Ryan Ford had a number of chances to increase the Green’s lead at half time. The lads could have been 5 or 6 to the good by half time however it wasn’t to be. However to give credit to Faversham whenever we had possession there was always two banks of 4 behind the ball, which made things difficult for the Green to carve out clear chances.
In the second half The Town gained a foothold in the game. We lost our shape, which was a strength for us in the first half, this allowed Faversham a few sights of goal. The back four for the Green remained resilient and when called upon Louis Burton made came to rescue. However in possession the Green were still overwhelming their opposition. The Green extended their lead through some good penetrating with Levii Loyza picking out Karl Levett who finished with great composure. Immediately after Levii Loyza grabbed a well-deserved goal, he picked the ball up 40 yards out ran at the defence and drilled a ‘hard and low’ shot into the bottom left hand corner.
It seemed the Green would cruise to a 3-0 win, keeping the ball to see the remaining minutes out. Then a Faversham Town player kicked out at Ryan Ford. There was no reaction from Ford however calls for him to be sent off were becoming louder and louder as the referee pondered the decision. Whilst the ref took no action emotions of frustration came to the surface for the Town players, whilst the Green couldn’t believe the referee wasn’t going to retrospective action and this unfortunately led to a scuffle between a number of players. The referee told the Town player that he had to be taken off the pitch. This caused the remaining 10 Faversham players to point out to the ref actions of all Green players in the scuffle. It came to the conclusion that Harry Mansfield had allowed himself to become involved too heavily in the argument, even though I didn’t believe he had done anything wrong this led to Mansfield being taken off as a substitute as an agreement between Dave and the referee as the ref didn’t see it. The referee asked to leave the game there and give the Green the 3-0 win as there was only 2 minutes left to play. We all came to the consensus that we will take the 3 points and go home. However the Faversham Town manager and players wanted to continue. Consequently the final 2 minutes were played in which the Green extended their margin of victory to 4 goals through Karl Levett again. Words between opposing supporters and players were exchanged after the final whistle and that’s where it ended.
On the pitch it was a good performance for the boys, a clean sheet, creating a number chances and grabbing a few goals. Man of the match decided by a player vote was Harry Mansfield who was a rock at the centre of defence. Additionally there should be a special mention for Kurtis Hooper who pulled the strings for the Green all game. On to the next one!
2015.09.19 U11s report by Sam Phelan
Grasshoppers v Bromley Green (Freddie 2, Alfie, Callum)
The first game of the season was upon us, and it was time for the boys to show everyone how far they had come from this time last year. Our opponents, Grasshoppers, were a formidable team with a reputation for being tough tackling and enthusiastic. However it was Bromley Green who started best, with mini Messi Alfie Bryant superbly volleying us ahead within the first five minutes. Our boys continued to press for the time after the goal, but Grasshoppers pulled themselves level against the run of play soon after. During our spell of the match, we managed to pull two goals clear when Freddie Gareth Bale Griffin and Callum van Waters fired in two great goals just before halftime. On top of that we had two goals disallowed for offside! Straight after the break a spirited grasshoppers pulled themselves level, but a solid defence unit of Coleton, Matt, Igor, Samarpan, Lucas and Toby kept more goals from leaking in. Up the pitch the Greens kept on attacking, with Elliott’s superb crosses and Kieran and Alfie’s persistent tracking down always giving Grasshoppers something to think about. But midway through the second half, Bullah, the engine in midfield, gave me a fright. He flew into a header at his usual 110% rate and really took one for the team, but like a soldier he pulled himself up and continued as if nothing happened! As the game came to an end, I began to settle for a draw and encouraged the boys to sit back, but one man in particular had different ideas. Freddie, step up. He managed to somehow break the laws of physics and put the ball in the net directly from the corner! Soon after the final whistle blew and ended the game. Cue the party. In particular, two players stood out for the team. Callum Waters, forever the heartbeat of the team, a player I can rarely fault, and Mickey Mabb, the new signing who I’m sure will make a huge impact and is a star of the future. However, after pulling my hair out I decided to award Mickey the Man of the Match, for he always gave everything he had, despite nearly being knocked unconscious. But all the boys played out of their skin today and could easily have put a case in for Man of the Match. Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how I fell about the boys right now after a good start to the season, and hopefully the only way forward is up!
2015.09.19 Duncan’s take on the Inter-Club Derby
Bromley Green Colts 3-12 Bromley Green
What a great game, I honestly enjoyed watching both teams battle it out. 3 goals from Callum (2) and Ben against a great team is certainly something I do not imagine many teams will do this season. The number of opportunities we created was more than I think we have ever managed against BG.
Player of the match – Luke Randall.
Well done everyone.
After a quick change round Callum went into goal, Tommy dropped to central defence from midfield and Kian went on the wing.
Much better performance two great goals from Tommy and Samuel and utd scoring again 10-2 full time result.
The second half was a much better performance determination from them all. I am confident the wins will come, better ball control and communication.
Our player of the match was Callum going into goal changed the team. If I could I would have handed out more as the whole team did themselves and me proud. See you at training tuesday. Thomas Habgood
We played away to Ashford Courtside Sonics, the opponents put us under pressure from the off however the boys defended very well like a team , at the first attack we made, we were awarded a free kick, Maciek did what he is good at, put the ball on the net, a superb free kick that went in the top left and corner, few minutes to the end of the first half the opponents put the game level however few minutes later Harvey broke through to net a second goal for BG.
In the second half we had Maciek injured and he only managed to play a few minutes however Ruben and Tommy performed very well, I am unable to state the final score as this is a non-competitive league and we are not allowed to disclose the final score lines. Our player of the match was Harvey, who played for the first time as striker and was a continue threat for the opponents, well done boys for your hard work and commitment. See you Monday. Best, Guido.
Man of the match for U14s was Charlie Morse. Colts was Luke Randall.
We changed the formation for the re-start and it was a much better performance all round. This happy few are quickly becoming a band of brothers with everyone fighting for each other. Some great performances again, particularly in the 2nd half . Billy bossed the midfield and we welcomed Ollie back who was solid at CB. Charlie is taking to his deeper role like a natural and his hold up play was excellent. An outstanding piece of trickery from Louis even left the opposition coaches open mouthed. The highlight however was a poachers goal from John-Boy. Todays scorers were Zac, Billy (p), Alex and JB. MoM was Zac for another lung-bursting display. Well done boys.
2015.09.12 Emma reports from the BGV Adults tournament at Abbey School, Faversham
We played 4 lost 3 drew 1.
It was was Emily, Tanya, Jordan’s, and Harrison’s first time playing for BGV in tournaments and they did really well,
The 1st game grant scored our first goal and had some great saves from Harrison.
2nd and 3rd games everyone put lots of good effort in … Stewart did some great tackling with some more good saves from Harrison unfortunately with all their good effort it just wasn’t there day.
Last game Graham scored our last goal on his 5th attempt.
Everyone played well as a team … our man of the match went to Harrison has he coped so well even when he couldn’t save all the goals but he also made terrific saves…well done all!
2015.09.12 Report by ADYL U14s manager, Martin Wirt
Biddenden 1-16 Bromley Green
This week we were away to Biddenden. The boys got off to a good start going 1-0 up but Biddenden hit straight back after a mistake at the back. The boys heads didn’t drop and we took the lead again. We went in at half time 4-1 up but it could have been 4-3 as Biddenden had 2 good chances at the end of the half. I was pleased at the way the the team had played in the first half but knew they had more in them, I told them to get out of first gear and that is exactly what they did. They absolutely ran riot in the second half scoring 12 more goals, to make the final score 16-1. Well done boys another fantastic win.
Man of the match went to Billy who had an excellent game.
Goals: Reagan 2, Billy 4, Zac 3, Ollie 4, Kuba, Charlie, Cameron.
2015.09.12 Report by U10s manager, Guido Bulla
Bromley Green v Tenterden
We played our first league match against Tenterden today. Well done U10s, it was a very good performance, all of the players including the subs gave 100%, the match could have gone either way. In the first half we could have converted a couple of actions into goals but luck was not on our side today. We also played a very good second half defending well as a team; no doubts a lot of progress has been made, we only have to keep training regularly so that we can give continuity to our progress and learn each other’s game. I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
2015.09.06 Report by U14s EKYL manager, Sean Phelan
Bromley Green 4-1 Trinity
Bromley Green Colts 2-7 Biddenden Juniors
A promising performance from a team currently in rebuild mode and to be fair had we have taken the chances in the first 10 minute then we would have been 3-0 up and possibly with a win under our belt.
Simple football is the part that let us down on the day but with well over a dozen good chances in front of goal we are moving in the right direction (I would be very worried if we were not creating).
Goals from Ben and Callum.
Player of the match goes to Callum for a feisty display all over the pitch.
2015.09.05 Under 14s report by Martin Wirt
Bromley Green 7-0 Wye
The boys put on a show for the first game of the season with a 7-0 win against Wye. All the boys had good game. Man of the match went to Leo who did not put a foot wrong at the back. The goals came from Billy 2, Kuba 2, Charlie.M, Louis, & Cameron. Both the wide players Zac and Reagan got 2 assists each. Well done again boys good start to the season
2015.09.01 Report by Martin Wirt
Bromley Green 6-1 Kokos 4 Men [Friendly]
Good 6-1 win today boys. Goals by Amir, Kieran, Tom, & a hat trick by Levi.
Josh Twyman & Sam both had a good solid game.
2015.08.29 Report from Sarah Evans re U10s at Aylesham
I wasn’t there I was home by then with little ones Dave, but I think the scorers were Freddie, Alfie, Callum, Lucas; they were absolutely awesome apprentices but this info is from my hyper 10-year-old who apparently has had the best day of his life ever and apparently it’s legit ! They got to semi finals and they were incredible according to his Dad.
2015.08.29 Report from Aylesham by Guido Bulla
It was a good tournament for us on the group stage we won 3 and lost 1. Brilliant performance by all boys, they all played for each other and got themselves proud reaching the semifinal. We need to work hard during the last few training before the league commence, we can do even better than today. Player of the tournament was Oscar who scored two goals and actively participated to the other goals being scored. See you on Monday and thank you to all of the parents who made it possible to play this tournament today.
2015.08.24 Summary by Martin Wirt
Bromley Green U14 13-1 Woodnesborough U14
After going 1-0 down after 5 minutes the boys showed good character and came back with a great win of 13-1. All the boys had a good strong game. Goals came from, Ryan 3, Charlie 2, Billy 2, Cameron 2, Ollie 2, Reece and Zac.
2015.08.23 Report by Dave Homewood
Bromley Green U18 1-2 Ashford Dynamo
Well done to both sides for putting on a really competitive, yet sporting, match. Everyone played well with former Green midfielder George Mabb the pick of the Blues and Amir Zureiqi outstanding for the home club. Reece Chapman netted for the Green who entertain Chartham next Sunday (10.30am) in their last friendly prior to the league kick off.
2015.08.22 Report by Duncan Randall
New Romney U14 v Bromley Green U14 Colts
Saturdays friendly did not go according to plan – with nearly a new team and starting again it was clear to see that they need to get to know each other; we do however have some great players and Callum scored twice (could have been 3) in a period of play that New Romney could not touch us. It was a good lesson learnt for all and I am truly excited for the season to get under way.
2015.08.20 Report by Ian Mace
Bromley Green 3-3 Kingsmead Knights
Good game at Waterside against Kingsmead Knights from Canterbury with our young Bromley Green squad looking better with every game. This was the hardest test so far as Knights are a well organised side but we competed well against them and played some good football. Player of the match was Levi with his two goals, the other scorer a splendid low drive from Aaron. Well done everyone.
2015.08.15 Report by Pat Penfold
Pilgrims 3-3 Bromley Green [Friendly]
The new under 9s played the Pilgrims away today it was a good team effort by all and it finished 3 v 3. Player of the match was George for his clinical finishing.
2015.08.09 Report by Emma Castle
BGV Adults Tournament at Waterside
Today we hosted a friendly tournament with Deal Town, Folkestone Invicta and Canterbury City.
We won 1, drew 1, lost 2.
All of our players played really well considering we have lost some players but have 3 new players we welcomed Emily, Tanya and Jordan today playing in their first matches with bgv they have settled well into the team.
Graham (our captain today) had a brilliant game scoring 3 goals while our manager Phil stood in as goalie and made a great save in the first game against Deal.
Well done to everyone who took part today.Our Player of the Tournament is Graham [pictured] for his all round steady performance.
2015.08.08 Report by Ian Mace
Friendly Bromley Green 2-2 Aldington
Goals by Reece Chapman and Ryan Griffiths brought us a 2-2 draw although really I felt we should have won. My man of the match was Amir as we played a lot of good football and created chances. All the youngsters played well and Levi fitted in well in his first senior game of the season and it won’t be long before we are a good, settled side.