19.5.2013: Photos from the 2-0 win over Canterbury Youth our final league game of the title-winning season … well done boys!
More photos to follow when I have time … please contact Karen or myself if you have not yet purchased your club tie for the Presentation Dinner on 28 June. DH
Match date: 5 May 2013
Bromley Green 8-3 Snowdown Aylesham
Report by Tom Scorer
With the boys already knowing they won the league, the boys knew they could play without pressure. Within 25 seconds Jack Mckie ran onto
a Ryan Ford through ball to score the opening goal. Snowdon then enjoyed the majority of possession for the rest of the first half scoring
with ten minutes to go. 2 minutes before half time Jack once again finished with a nice header following good work from Lewis and Joe S
down the right. The second half started a lot like the first half with an early goal but this time Snowdon scored. Within the space of 2
minutes of Snowdon scoring, We had regained the lead this time from Ant. Following this goal Green powered on and scored 5 more through 4
well taken goals by Ryan and Jack Mckie completing his hat trick. Snowdon Scored one more to finish the game 8-3. On another day it could
of easily of been 15. MoM: Anthony Glynn as he was only player to play well throughout the whole game and didn’t stop battling and even
popped up with a goal. Team: Whipps, Mansfield, Mansfield, Holewell, Monaugh, Ford, Perkins, Smoothy, Glynn, Mckie, Stride, Hagger, Argar.
Title secured: by Robbie Greenfield
Bromley Green 3 Tankerton 0
Sunday saw us take on Tankerton knowing if we won we would clinch the title, so getting the boys up for this game was easy. Although having played Tankerton not so long ago, we knew that this was going to be a very tough game. The game started and to be fair to Tankerton they took the game to us and we really didn’t get going, pressing us high up the pitch we just couldnt get the ball moving round as we like. It took 20 minutes until we finally got going when some good play down either flanks from Ryan Ford and Riq Pun saw us have 2 successive corners to which we just didn’t connect to the ball and maybe should have scored twice, and then near on straight away Ryan hit a thunderbolt from 30 yards which smashed the crossbar and the defender cleared. As we were dominating the play now, we just had to be careful of Tankerton’s counter attack, but the impressive Harry Mansfield and Dpendra were making sure nothing got through and to what i can remember Mark Whipps in goal didn’t have a proper save to make. We finally scored in the 35th minute good play down the left from Luke Mansfield and Ryan Ford saw him break through and beat the keeper to take us into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Team talk was important yet very simple, we said to the boys if you want to win this then put in the hardest 40 minutes of graft of football and start from the off and don’t be sloppy in the 1st 10 minutes.
Second half started and we started much better, moving the ball around nicely and a couple of chances fell to Jack Mckie and Anthony Glynn which they could just not finish. As i said earlier Tankerton were dangerous on the break and 1 very high long ball bounced in front of their striker who was basically 1 on 1 with Mark who saved brilliantly to tip the shot round the post and keep us in the lead. The 2nd goal was a very nice move and nearly involved everybody on the pitch, passing the ball around we must of done at least 20 passes before Kenny Perkins played in Ryan Ford who finished well. You could tell the boys were up for it now, the 2nd goal which we desperately needed to kill this game off. We changed a few of the boys around and put Ryan upfront and a good cross from Jack Stride which the defenders failed to deal with, the ball bounced to Ryan who back heeled the ball into the top corner to finish off a superb hat trick and performance.
M.O.M – Ryan Ford
The final whistle blew and finally after 9 seasons/years with most of the boys we secured the Division 2 title and in style, socred 3 goals and kept a clean sheet.
Team – Whipps, Pepper, Mansfield, Dpendra, Mansfield, Ford, Smoothy, Perkins, Pun, Glynn, Mckie, Argar, Montgomery, Stride
Match date: 7 April 2013
Herne Bay 1-2 Bromley Green
Report by Robbie Greenfield
Sunday we travelled to Herne Bay to play a tough team who should really be up the table a little bit more as they have now given us 2 very hard games. The game started and on a very slanted pitch and a strong wind, this was always going to be a game of 2 halves. We were playing down the hill in the 1st half and were playing some nice football creating some good chances but not any really clear cut. But in the 25th minute with some very good play from Dpendra and Nathan Pepper, passed the ball into Kenny Perkins who with one of the best passes he has played all season, spotted the perfectly timed run of Ryan Ford who calmly took a touch and placed the ball past the keeper. We went close on a couple more occasions 1 from Jack Mckie and a 30 yarder from Kenny Perkins just missed the target. Herne Bay were not giving in though and YET AGAIN another long hopeful ball played forward, we didn’t deal with and their striker held off our defender with a tame shot only for there winger to prod the ball home. Me and Tom said to the boys at the break its only 1-1 stop panicking and start passing the ball a bit quicker as the wind will just hold the ball up.
2nd half started and to be fair it wasn’t a good 2nd half to watch, Herne Bay were breaking our play up when we pushed forward, and banging balls forward in the air hoping someone would get on the end of it. In the 65th minute we broke down the middle, Anthony Glynn picked the ball up was strong through 2 challenges, released Jack Mckie who took the ball around the keeper and finished well. 2-1 up and we were just looking to see the game out and put an extra body in the middle of midfield and leave Jack Mckie upfront on his own. Me and Tom always say defend from the front and Jack Mckie done this all game working tirelessly all game and out in a great shift. All in all it wasn’t our best display but a good one, we grinded the result out that we needed and fair play to the boys they done the job of what was asked of them. Good displays today from Nathan Pepper who played right mid who normally plays right back and done very well and also Anthony Glynn, who Tom wanted to substitute but went back into centre mid and picked up his game and was solid throughout.
So now that just leaves us to win 1 out 3 games and secure the title.
M.O.M went to Jack Mckie who scored a brilliant goal and put in a great shift.
Team – Whipps, Dpendra, Mansfield, Holewell, Monaugh, Ford, Perkins, Smoothy, Pepper, Glynn, Mckie, Mansfield, Argar, Hagger
Match date: 24 March 2013
Faversham Strike Force 1-1 Bromley Green
Report by Robbie Greenfield
After our superb 3-0 win against Tankerton FC last Sunday we travelled to Faversham to take on our title rivals knowing we had to get something from the game to keep the title in our sights. In the warm up to the team talk me and tom were both itching to get a kit on ourselves as big games are what we thrive on and they dont come bigger, drumming it into the boys heads that we needed 110% from them and never give up. The game started and from the start we dominated and you could tell the boys were up for it, winning tackles, keeping the football and TALKING to each other on the pitch we looked good. We created 2 good chances only for the ball twice to be cleared off the line by 2 Faversham defenders, and with Ryan Ford being man marked by 2 sometimes even 5 players, he was working his socks off and not giving up. 30 minutes in and Ryan Ford cut in from the left and shot only for the ball to hit the bar and go over, with the half coming to the end and Faversham having no shots they banged the ball long over the impressive Charlie Holewell and Harry Mansfield heads which somehow fell to there striker who finished well. We went in at half time 1-0 down and me and tom couldnt beleive it, Faversham had 2 shots and scored 1 yet all the football was being played in there half shocked wasnt the word. We said to the boys keep passing the ball and moving off it, keep digging in and our reward will come.
2nd half was a bit more tighter with Faversham hitting the post and crossbar and if we went 2-0 down we couldn’t see us coming back into it. But again most of the possesion being played in there half but we just couldn’t break down the Faversham defence. With 20 minutes to go after the keeper spilling a shot off Jack Mckie the ball fell to Lewis Hagger and from 20 yards smashed the ball over the keeper into the net. Game on and the green boys were buzzing and 2 great saves from the keeper, one from Ryan Ford and a header from Anthony Glynn prevented us from taking the lead, but maybe on a different day could have probably should have won this game but what they boys showed was character, after being 1-0 down for a long spell, could have put there heads down, but they didn’t and we came away with a point which was probably the best result.
This was by far the best we have played all season and the tempo of the game was very fast and as a team we move the ball around the pitch very nicely and every1 knows what there doing on the pitch in thre postion defending and attacking, its just a shame that other teams dont know how to play as a team and just bang hopefull long balls into the air hoping 1 of there team mates will get on the end of it and 2day thats what we got caught out on. M.O.M went to Dpendra who is now starting to get a lot more confidence and played very well.
As the season draws to a close we have 4 games in hand over Faversham and if we win 2 out of the 4 games we win the league.
Team – Whipps, Dpendra, Mansfield, Holewell, Monaugh, Ford, Perkins, Smoothy, Pun, Glynn, McKie, Mansfield, Argar, Hagger
Match date: 3 March 2013
U15s away Snowdown
Report by Robbie Greenfield
Sunday we travelled to aylesham, to play bottom of the table snowdown. Me and tom said to the boys this is where our season is going take place, if we want to win this league which we are more than capable of than we have to beat teams that are lower down the table. We started the game slow and took us a while to get hold of the game, after snowdown were a physical team, which maybe with an OFFICIAL REF might have seen a few free kicks given here and there for both teams. The game was pretty fair after about 20 minutes and with changing Ryan Ford back onto the wing and pushing Riq Pun upfront we scored instantly, good play down the left from Callum Monaugh and Ryan Ford the ball fell to Riq in the box and finished cooly. The introduction of Jack Mckie seemed to liven us up and we started to get on top, we scored again through Ryan Ford, but it was the third goal just before the half which was quality, the ball started from good play from Nathan Pepper at right back who with some good link up play with Lewis Hagger found a cross which came to Ryan Ford at the back post, without pankicking passed back to Callum Monaugh, and with a good 1-2 from Charlie Holewell to Ryan Ford crossed for Lewis Hagger to head into the net 3-0 up and looking very good.
Half time was just more of the same and kill the game off. We scored 2 more very good goals from Ryan Ford who scored a very good hat trick and could and should have had more. But to be fair to Snowdown and Aylesham they werent a bad team, they had some very good individuals but dont really play as a team. Performances today, Nathan Pepper and Dpendra at the back were very cool and collective on the ball as well as in there tackling, Ryan Ford with his hat trick and Joe Smoothy kept us going in midfield, Lewis Hagger played his best game to date which me and tom have seen and could have been m.o.m, but player of the day went to Harry Mansfield who at centre back never put a step wrong and done everything simple clear and head everything away, and as captain of the team is a very good player to watch.
Team – Whipps, Pepper, Mansfield, Dpendra, Monaugh, Hagger, Holewell, Smoothy, Pun, Glynn, Ford, Argar Mansfield, Mckie
On Sunday 3 February 2013 the only league game played was between Tankerton and Whitstable Town Juniors. The match, featuring two of our title rivals, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Match date: 6 January 2013
Bromley Green 4-6 Faversham Strike Force
Report by Robbie Greenfield
After 1 game of football in the last 2 months, we finally had a game of football against Faversham Strike Force who we knew were going to give us a tough game. We started the game flying, instantly getting the ball moving around and the passing was good. We went 1-0 up from a corner when the ball fell to Dpendra who vollied the ball into the back of the net for his 1st goal of the season. We looked very good and the 2nd and 3rd goal came quick, which both goals were scored by Ryan Ford. We then all of a sudden thought the half was won and went to sleep, not winning the 1st or 2nd ball and being out muscled all over the pitch, and we somehow went into half time 4-3 down. We said to the boys at half time start like we did the 1st half, pinging the ball around and moving around. We didnt really do any of this and Faversham were all over us and went even further behind as they added 2 more goals. With 10 minutes to go, Ryan Ford who was 1 of the best players today pulled another 1 back but we looked knakered and couldnt get the scoreline back.
After 8 seasons with the boys now, when we come back after the christmas break we always look like a completely different team, VERY UNFIT, but we moved the ball when we had it around nicely, and if a bit more effort and concentration was shown by all 14 boys we could or should have got something out of this game. Final Score 6-4.
M.O.M went to Mark Whipps, who when a keeper lets 6 goals in people think how has a keeper got mom, but if it werent from some great saves from Mark it could have been double figures.
Team – Whipps, Pepper, Mansfield, Dpendra, Monaugh, Ford, Perkins, Holewell, Argar, Mansfield, Mckie, Smoothy, Stride, Hagger
6.1.2013 We went down 6-4 in the end to a very good Faversham Strike Force side on Sunday after taking the lead. Val Gawler took lots of good photos but unfortunately we cannot publish them as the other team [as is their right] would not give permission. However here are two that feature our own people:
Bromley Green FC U15s are kindly sponsored by KPM Haulage
Match date: 16 December 2012
Easterners 2 Bromley Green 3
Report by Karen Greenfield
Under 15s won 3-2 against Easterners, scores were Kenny Perkins, Lewis Hagger and Luke Mansfield. Always the better team but again and again not putting away the chances that the team have. Jack McKie will take the record for hitting the posts and the cross-bar and Ryan Ford for the fine saves and near misses he has. This keeps the team on level par with other teams in the division and we now have another 2 week break for Xmas and New Year. MON went to Luke Mansfield who had a fine game and score a goal. Well done boys.
Match date: 11.11.2012
EKYL Under 14
Bromley Green 3-3 Whitstable Town
Report by Robbie Greenfield
After a week off due to the bad weather, we got back into action against Whistable Town expecting a tough game from the 3rd placed team in the league. We started the game well dominating in play going forward, keeping the ball and passing it around very well, but we come up against a very good team who actually play football on the floor like us and Me and Tom knew we were going to be in for a tough game. We were making chance after chance but kept missing the target or likewise hitting the ball straight at the keeper, but like i always say to the boys we have to get back and defend as quick as we attack as we were getting outdone on the counter attack by the Whistable very good number 9. We went close again with Jack Mckie hitting the post with a clever attempt, but finally got the break through when we had a corner and from what we work on in training, Kenny Perkins went short played a 1-2 with Ryan Ford who cut in from the left and fired into the top corner. 1-0 up with 5 minutes left of the half Whistable all of a sudden woke up again and with 2 long balls scored 2 quick goals and added a quality 3rd from there number 9 with a over head kick.
Me and Tom said to the boys we needed to up our game again as we were the better team for 35mins of the half but just needed a bit more concentration to see it out.
To be fair the boys listened and again apart from the odd counter attack from Whistable, we dominated the whole of the 2nd half Ryan Ford and Riq pun out wide were causing all sorts of problems and we were pushing to comeback into the game. The next goal was crucial and a great ball played in from Ryan who found Tyler Montgomery who after a great run beat the defender and headed into the net and now the boys wanted it more, We got a corner which the defender cleared and came back to Ryan Ford who;s shot looked to be well over the line and only for about 20 seconds after, the Whistable linesman finally put his flag up and said it crossed the line. 3-3 with 5 minutes to go and 2 great chances to 2 of the people we wanted to have, 1st the always hard working Jack Mckie burst through and was 1 on 1 with the keeper only to pass the ball back to the keeper and you could clearly see the frustation on his face, and then with 30 seconds to go, Riq Pun burst down the right played the ball in which came through about 5 players and fell to Ryan Ford who only needed to put his foot through it and hit 1st time, but took to many touches and the defenders cleared there lines.
To be fair the boys listened to Me and Tom at half time and show great spirit to get the draw, but with so many missed chances they are starting to come back and haunt us, because we should be out of sight even by half time. Good showings today from Joe Argar, Tyler Montgomery and Dpendra.
M.O.M went to Callum Monaugh who works constantly at left back up and down and is one of the most consistent players every game.
Squad – Whipps, Smoothy, Mansfield, Dpendra, Monanugh, Ford, Holewell, Perkins, Pun, Argar, Mckie, Hager, Montgomery, Mansfield
Happy birthday Tony!
4 NOVEMBER: THE GAME AT TANKERTON HAS BEEN CALLED OFF
Match date: 28 October 2012
EKYL Cup Under 15
Bromley Green 2-4 Sittingbourne Lions
Report by Robbie Greenfield
Sunday we welcomed Sittingbourne Lions to Waterside for the 2nd round of the cup, and who are top of the league and are a very good team. We started off well to be fair passing the ball round nicley and set in our positions well, but were again and again being caught out by the ball over the top, which most teams have been doing this season, but with a pair of strikers of good quality we were finding it difficult to contain them. We went 3-0 down and were struggling just to get the ball back, but with the last 10mins of the half we finally got a deseved goal, great ball from the midfield to Jack Mckie who with a superb turn and quick shot into the top corner finally got us back into the game. 2nd half started the same really with both teams playing well but much better defending from the green lads we were restricting the service to the impressive Sittingbourne front 4. We got a 2nd goal from some good play from a throw in, Jack Mckie muscled his defender out the way passed the ball to Lewis Hagger who with a great turn placed the ball past the keeper. We were now in the game and looking the much better team but we just got caught on the break and got punished to make the final scoreline 4-2. M.O.M was Nathan Pepper for the 2nd week running who again had another fine display good in possesion, great tackling and 110% effort. Our first defeat of the season but i said to the lads the cup is a bonus as i want us concentrating on winning the league and keep our unbeaten run going in that. Another tough run of games coming up, and this week we travel to Tankerton which we know is going to be tough and we need to be at our best to stay top of the league and give 110% in that GREEN shirt.
Squad – Whipps, Pepper , Mansfield, Dpendra, Monaugh, Montgomery, Holewell, Perkins, Ford, Glynn, Mckie, Stride, Smoothy, Hagger
Match date: 14 October 2012
Bromley Green 4-0 Herne Bay
Report by Robbie Greenfield
Sunday we welcomed Herne Bay to Waterside, and after a couple of very good results me and Tom said to the boys expect a tough game. This was what we got, but again we dominated possession and moving the ball around nicely, but could not break down the very good Herne Bay defence. Some good play down the right from Nathan Pepper saw the ball played into Kenny Perkins who released the ball over the top and caught there centre back out, which Jack Mckie who’s first attempt hit the post followed up with the rebound. As the half went on Herne Bay were keeping us out and could have scored a couple of goals of there own, Jack Stride came on to give us something different up top and caused all sorts of problems, a great ball from Charlie Holewell which fell to Jack Stride who hit his volley first time over his shoulder and smashed into the back of the net. 2-0 up at half time and playing the best football that we have this season and the defending was 110% better than previous games.
2nd half started and there wasn’t really much that i can say that went on, both teams cancelling each other out by there impressive defending, and both teams creating chances. But it was the re-introduction of Riq Pun, Charlie Holewell, and Jack Mckie which gave us that little more extra attacking options going forward. 2 goals were scored yet again by the impressive birthday boy Ryan Ford which got us our 4th league win on the run and remain unbeaten.
Very pleased this week with the spirit of the team and not having our switching off period in the game which we tend to let the opposition score a few goals.
Man of the Match went to Nathan Pepper who didn’t play last week due to our big squad but came back into the squad today and just reminded me and Tom what a good player he is.
Squad: Whipps, Pepper, Mansfield, Dpendra, Monaugh, Ford, Perkins, Holewell, Pun, Glynn, Mckie, Stride, Montgomery, Hagger
Match date: 7 October 2012
EKYL U15 (Cup)
Hawkinge 2-7 Bromley Green
Report by Robbie Greenfield
Sunday afternoon we travelled down to play Hawkinge in the first round of the cup. Both teams started the game well but playing on a pitch with a 45 degree slope was always going to be hard. We started to get on top and get the ball down and play, but with the pitch being so long and narrow it was very crowded and it was hard for us to get going. In the 15th minute a through ball was played through and Jack Mckie sprinted on to it and placed the ball into the net to make it 1-0. Hawkinge were playing well, but with constant pressing and working hard to get the ball back we were looking very good, and this work rate led to our superb 2nd goal. Great play down the right from Joe Smoothy and Riq Pun squared the ball inside to Kenny Perkins who set Charlie Holewell, who with a superb ball over the top, found Ryan Ford who beat the keeper with ease. Hawkinge didn’t let there heads go down, and kept working and working but we went into the break 2-0 up and looking good.
We started the 2nd half sloppy and looked like we didn’t know what was going on and Hawkinge scored a quick goal after the restart, somehow with some good play down the left, Ryan Ford who was again magnificent throughout the whole of the game crossed in and Riq Pun smashed home. Again Hawkinge came right back at us and scored from a cross come shot. 3-2 up with the Hawkinge players getting very vocal and up for the game we changed it around a bit. Charlie Holewell went back in at centre back and Kenny Perkins and Anthony Glynn came back on in centre mid, something that was very much needed, to sure up the defence and somebody to get us going in midfield, with Tyler Montgomery going out wide right who played very well. I will be sitting here for ages talking about the next 4 goals, but Ryan Ford scored all of them after very good play from the whole team, who after the Hawkinge comeback dominated the game and the final score ended up Bromley Green 7 Hawkinge 2.
All in all a good performance but these switching off periods that we seem to be having need to get out of our systems, and finally after all the shots we scored a few goals, but if it wasn’t for the superb Hawkinge goal keeper would have been considerably more.
M.O.M was close, Callum Monaugh just missing out to Ryan Ford who after scoring 5 goals and being a constant threat all game couldn’t really not get it.
Team – Whipps, Smoothy, Mansfield, Dpendra, Monaugh, Ford, Holewell, Perkins, Pun, Glynn, Mckie, Montgomery, Mansfield, Argar
Match date: 30 September 2012
Molten East Kent Youth League U15
Bromley Green 3 Faversham Town Juniors 2
Sunday afternoon we played Faversham Town Juniors who came to us on the back of a 7-2 win against whistable last week so we were expecting a tough game. We started very well and went close on a couple of occasions, but a hopefull ball played into the box which our defender blocked there winger getting to the ball who basically fell over, Faversham were somehow awarded a penalty to which they converted, very strange decision but one we had to get on with. We didnt let this get to us and with some very good link up play and passing, Ryan Ford hit a 30 yard shot which smashed the crossbar and Faversham cleared there lines. It wasnt long before we went on another attack, and good play between both strikers, Tyler passed into Jack who’s shot just went wide.
The half went on and Mark Whipps [left] didnt really have a proper save to make all game, we were creating chance after chance but to no luck and we went into the half 1-0 down after playing some of our best football.
2nd half started and we quickly got a goal through Jack Mckie who finished superbly. Faversham were starting to come into the game and attack us a bit more, but again Harry Mansfield was clearing and dealing with everything that was thrown at him. We FINALLY took the lead, again good passing and workrate from the whole team and Jack Mckie popped up with his 2nd of the game. Tackles started being made and what seemed a perfectly timed tackle which we won the ball clearly, somehow the ref give a freekick and Faversham drew level. We are Bromley Green though, and we battle to the end, and Ryan Ford who swapped wings won a corner. Ryan took the corner himself and after a bit of a muddle up, Harry Mansfield who was superb all game smashed the ball home from 6 yards to get us another important 3 points.
So that makes it 3 out of 3 and although the games we have played the scoreline seems and sounds like it was tough game, the chances that we create time and time again we should be scoring at least 10 goals a game after easy chances being missed. The team are playing outstanding football and are passing and moving the ball well, we just need to put the chances away.!
M.O.M today went to Harry Mansfield who was superb at the back and scored with a vital winner at the end.
Team – Whipps, Monaugh, Holewell, Mansfield, Pepper, Ford, Argar, Perkins, Stride, Montgomery, Mckie, Hagger, Mansfield, Smoothy
Match date: 16 September 2012
Molten East Kent Youth League Under 15 Division
Bromley Green 4-3 Easterners
Report by Robbie Greenfield
On sunday we played Easterners Fc at home looking to build on from last week’s win against canterbury. 1st half started, we were playing well, passing the ball and keeping it well. But it was Easterners to score first, a mix up in defence allowed there forward to fire past Mark. The wake up call we needed, wasting ball possesion and trying to play a difficult pass when a more simple one was on. We finally got a goal and with some good link up play, Kenny Perkins who again was very impressive in midfield played in Rick Pun who finished well, we could have scored another handful of goals only for there keeper pulling of some very good saves and some very wayward shooting from our players. 2nd half started and we started much better, playing the simple pass and moving it quicker, Kenny Perkins again with another assist played in Joe Smoothy after a great run finished well. We then quickly got another and finally Jack Mckie got his goal who after some good link up play tapped in. We then had a sloppy last 20 mins and we let Easterners back into the game and after 2 massive long balls hopefully kicked forward they scored 2 goals to level the scores up. We were tiring but still digging in and pressing the other team, and Rick Pun who had a great first game nicked the ball of the defender sprinted through and lobbed the keeper with a superb finish. Not the performance we were after as we need to stop getting sloppy too many times in the game. Some very good performances today Kenny Perkins again run himself into the ground and set up 2 goals, Ryan Ford worked tirelessly throughout and kept us ticking, but M.O.M goes to Joe Smoothy who can play in almost any position and played superbly in centre of midfield and when asked to go right back done just the same, and scored a goal. We need to up our game next week as a tough away game to Faversham Strike Force we cant allow ourselves to step of the gas.
Squad – Whipps, Pepper, Dpendra, Holewell, Monaugh, Ford, Argar, Perkins, Pun, Glynn, Mckie, Smoothy, Montgomery, Hagger
Canterbury City Youth 3 Bromley Green 4
By Robbie Greenfield
Sunday afternoon, on a very hot day we had our first game of the season. After a good pre-season we wanted to get out the traps and get 3 points. We started poorly, very sloppy passing and rushing everything we done, even though canterbury were pressing us very hard we still had time to get the ball down and play and was lucky not to be 2-0 down in 15mins, but Mark Whipps who had a very good game in goal kept city at bay. 20 minutes on the clock and finally we started to play as we know we can, with Kenny Perkins and Charlie Holewell finally starting to take control in centre mid. We had the ball down the right and good play from Joe Smoothy and Jack Stride played the ball in to Kenny Perkins just on edge of the box and placed his shot into the corner of the net, we then quickly got a 2nd, with good trickery and skill out wide from Ryan Ford, beat his man got all the way to the touch line and finished well from a tight angle. We were pressing well but with too many men forward we got caught on the break and the impressive City forward finally beat Mark to get 1 back. Our heads didnt go down and again good play out wide from Ryan played the ball in and Jack Mckie was there to tap the ball into the net.
2nd half and we played some very good football at times, but we were too panicky on the ball and just giving the ball back to City easilly, and as they broke from 25 yards there striker released a rocket into the back of the net. Again we went straight up the other end and scored, as Ryan cut in and the shot was too powerful for the keeper and slotted it in the bottom corner. From there we were having shot after shot but the City keeper was very good, and a quick goal kick bounced over every1 and there striker completed his hat trick to give us a nervous last 10 minutes. We held on to get our 1st 3 points of the season and me and tom are now hoping to press onto next week with more confidence on the ball and not to panic as much.
M.O.M was Ryan Ford, again or his trickery out wide and his second to none work rate helping out defend when needed. Well done to all the boys.
Squad – Mark w, Nathan p, Harry m, Dpendra, Callum m, Ryan f, Charlie h, Kenny p, Jack s, Ant g, Jack m, Joe s, Luke m, Joe a