Ground inspection by Brian Edwards 6.45pm Friday: all HOME games are ON Saturday … Grantwill review for Sunday
Ground inspections: next one is approx 6pm before the meeting this evening
U12s EKYL: reminder midday meet on Sunday for game away to Thanet United Colts. The game will be ON as it is on a 3G. No more drop outs please as I already have William, Josh, Preston and Elizabeth absent.
Under 18s parents: can you rally round please re transport to get the lads to their game on Sunday at Deal. Please let Dennis Monk know if you can help. Thank you
Please collect Friday between 10am and midday or on Saturday from 8am: Club bags 907 Ashton Lawrence; 621 Lewie Groat; 622 Thomas Raggett
It’s that time of year again when we have seasonal festivities on the planning agenda … please support wherever you can and if your group has ideas for Christmas, please let us know and we will publicise
Tonight – Planning Meeting 6pm
All teams up to and including U11s to be represented please (this does NOT mean the manager needs to attend)
Community Carol Service this year is in the Swan Centre main hall at 2pm on Sunday 1 December. Every year BGFC attends and children give short readings. Who would like to join Charlotte Stubbs and have fun at a non-denominational service?
Monday 16 December 2019
Staff meal at the Italian, Bank Street 8pm … gather in Wetherspoons earlier. All officers, committee, managers, coaches, admins, helpers are welcome (we have had a big uptake this year … please confirm with the organiser Shane Cowley if you haven’t already done so)
Go away rain!
Once again, we enter the weekend with the main topic of discussion being the elements as heavy showers are predicted during today and Saturday with the obvious threat of ruining what promises to be a football fest
Inspections will take place early mornings and evenings and the club’s decision, which will be published here first, is final
One bonus is that we have the use of the Swan Centre car park by kind permission of our partners at Waterside … so please park sensibly
Well done to all those who trained Thursday evening – sadly all was off at Waterside; but we go again next week with thankfully the school halls available again after all the exams
On Saturday, our seniors make the short trip to The Ridge to meet South Willesborough with a 1.30pm kick off in the Ashford Charity Trophy. Meanwhile at Waterside, Sid and the BG Vets welcome Lydd & Marsh Vets on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday sees a real cup test for the U18s who are away to Deal Town Rangers while the U12s are in EKYL Cup action, away yet again, against Thanet United Colts. The BG Girls are in top form and will be looking to continue their fantastic run when going to Ex-Blues (12.15pm).
For our Sunday Reserves, still cautiously eyeing a promotion place, attention turns away from the league to the Divisional Cup when they travel to the Moat to face Charing Reserves (10.30am)
Good luck to Nick Cook, partially recovered from his injuries, as he takes his small BGV Juniors to their tournament on Sunday morning. A big thank you to Damion Truelove for standing in during Nick’s incapacitation.
Message from Joe: Under 7s training is off tonight due to the rain. Next week we return to Norton Knatchbull School indoors 6-7pm
Much nearer the time, the U10s training on the MUGA was also called off
Due to recurring techno issues, I will only be available in the clubhouse today from 3pm to 4.30pm
Thursday training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. School exams have wreaked havoc with our plans but after tonight all should be back to normal.
Message from Dennis: U18 training tonight is only for registered players or those intending to sign-on. Only those on standing orders should be participating … it is not a freebie for mates; plus the numbers become too hgh to manage. On a general note, external winter venues cost about £6000 to hire – hence, added to the need for insurance, no squads should have outsiders taking part.
State of the pitches: not too good! Any updates will be published on here first.
Big thank you today to Karen Barnes and Steve Sutton for all their help
Clubhouse open today from 11am to 3pm for anyone that wishes to pick up bags/garments. New hoodies and t-shirts have arrived at last.
Training as per normal – U9s in MUGA 6-7pm
Reminder Friday is the Planning Meeting for the Children’s Christmas Party 6pm. All teams up to and including U11s to have a minimum of two reps attending please. This doesn’t mean managers are expected to attend. Won’t go on long. Thank you.
Well done to Dennis Monk and Stuart Barnes – we won our appeal last night against a ridiculous charge/fine by the EKYL in respect of our U18s.
Training Tuesday … don’t forget both schools have exams in their halls and anyone in doubt should contact Shane Cowley
Frankie stars for the in-form Under 9s
Table-topping BG Girls turn it on the Cup with 6-0 success against Chats
The U14 Girls were at home in the second round of the Winston League Cup, to Chatham Town form Division 1.
The girls started off slowly, having not played for some weeks, but got into their stride dominating the half creating numerous chances and grabbing a 5-0 lead at half time.
The second half was not as exciting as the team was shuffled around and they got another goal in the second half to win 6-0 and progress to the quarter finals of the cup. Goal scorers were a hat trick from captain Jess Murphy with the others split between Ella Roper, Chloe Lloyd and Grace Gay.
Scroll down for photo of our Player of the Match: Joanne Bamgbose
Still waiting for reports from some teams this weekend but here are a few more details
On target in Southborough as the Green sailed past Armada were Pat Kingwell, Kieran Shrimpton, Matt Burden and Luke Burden.
The Green double was completed by the Sunday Reserves with Brad Osborne (2), Jordan Osborne and Sam Ades with (in his words) a 40-yarder on the mark against Pilgrims. Pilgrims replied via an own goal and Steve Warren.
U12s EKYL out of sorts at Herne Bay
No excuses for our hiding but in fairness to the boys we were not expecting a 3G surface; even less there being no changing rooms, technical areas, respect barriers. Add the confusing blue lines, and one gets an idea of our day out at the seaside! But we will learn from the defeat and credit to the lads for never giving up. A defensive error put us behind but a lovely lob from Kris Kostov brought us level. An unsighted Charlie couldn’t be blamed for the Bay second strike on the stroke of half time. As for the second period, let’s just say we were off colour! A positive was the promise shown by Rieyaan who will be a super player … just have some belief and get stuck in! With some of the boys it is still about just that, belief, and adding a physical edge to their game. We go again next week in the hope of picking up our early-season form when visiting Thanet United Colts.
Sunday firsts into Kent Sunday Premier Cup last 16 with 4-1 away win
Sunday reserves 4-2 victors to halt Pilgrims’ progress
BG Girls win again
U18s called off by referee … too wet!
U12s EKYL defeat at Herne Bay
All the details to follow when I have time … random images to start
Another thumping home win for Green Girls … well done!
Match report Grasshoppers v BG Utilitas We travelled to New Romney to face good side we created lots of chances in the 1st half but couldn’t get ahead we had the opponents in their own half for 90 % of the half half time 0 , 0 2nd half we started strong again and eventually we scored phoebe finishing we corner after corner and dominating the game goals come from charlie r charlie b and another from phoebe great team performance 4 , 0 win great performances again from top scorer phoebe, charlie b scoring again charlie assisting 3 goals and getting a goal and hitting the woodwork we dominated the whole match from the start well done all proud of you all thanks. Timmy
Good luck to the Sunday firsts who continue their Kent Sunday Premier Cup exploits away to Armada. Players are reminded the minibus will be at the club at 8.50am.
Meanwhile, three more great matches are in prospect at Waterside with the Sunday reserves welcoming Pilgrims and the U18s and U14 Girls also in home action.
Off on their travels again are the U12s Pirtek who go to Herne Bay for their EKYL fixture (leaving the club 10.30am). Squad to travel Charlie, Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, William, Kris, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, Henry, Preston, Harley
Urgent: BGV Adults training is OFF this Sunday
Urgent: BGV Juniors training is OFF this Sunday morning … tournament next week and Nick will be in touch
Seniors win 5-2 (Kai Friday, Ryan Carter 2, Jordan Osborne and Charlie Wallis)
McDonalds … our super sponsors!
Happy birthday Saturday to long-serving Ashford & District Sunday League officer Bob Leaning and our slightly younger Bubba!
Good luck to all the teams this weekend … please behave and park sensibly!
Briefly as it happens Saturday morning …
Fantastic McDonalds outing for Under 11s … photos to follow
U8s Dream Team hit seven to celebrate Bubba’s birthday
U8s Global six-goal celebration
U9s keep blank sheet with Little George scoring a hat trick
U9 Hurricanes pay the price for missed chances
U10s superb performance
U10s DVS in happy mood
U12s Utilitas away success
U13s good spirit but go down 5-1 – details to follow
U14s hammer nineteen to stay top
On target for the U14s were Joe Clark (4), Brentley Hone (2), Muna (2), Kodi with his first-ever goal, Alfie Gramson (4), Jack Matthews (2) and Alex White. Player of the Match was Lewis Glendinning with Kodi taking last week’s award.
Under 9s in terrific match against old friends New Romney
Thank you to Keran and all the staff at McDonalds … more photos to follow from Rachel
U9s Hurricanes in pleasing form
Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s v Kennington Junior Colts
Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler, Ibrahim, Ethan, Charlie, Owen, Daniel and George
A well-observed minutes silence commenced a really entertaining game between these two competitive teams. The team continued were they had left off from the past few weeks passing the ball around well with Charlie hitting the bar within the first minute. The first half continued in the same vain with the team pressing for the opening goal but Kennington defended well.
The second half was great game of football with both teams having chances. It was probably our best game of the season with outstanding performances all over the park but parents PoTM went to Louis for his solid defending today. Congratulations to Louis and the rest of the team.
BG U8s Global manager’s summary
Sent from BG Global looking to improve on performance we’re home to Wye in the fog. BG started brightly with Tyler scoring early, captain Daniel V was next to get on the score sheet after a nice passing move, his 2nd came soon after with a brilliant free kick. Tyler scored again with a nice chip again after a high press and passing move, which has been missing in recent weeks with Green looking dominant and confident. Tyler in goal was tested with a few shots and some good closing down of the Wye forwards. Green scored again through Daniel V. With Wye pulling a goal back just on strike of half time – a well taken finish off a corner clearance beating Tyler at the near post. Green continued to dominate the 2nd half and were unlucky not to score again with the Wye keeper saving well with a tip over from a distance strike. Daniel V finally settled Green’s nerves dancing past the Wye players and a good 1-2 with man of the match Edwin to smash past the Wye keeper. Overall a brilliant display and the players should be proud of how they played especially in the first half where we played some great football. Alex Hebbes
U12s Utilitas scorers in today’s win: Charlie R (2), Charlie B and Phoebe (2)
U12s McDonalds please note Saturday’s game is off due to District and rugby commitments
Update: message from Dennis to U11s – please meet 8am as planned Saturday morning as we hope to have a home game with The Diggers. However, if that doesn’t go ahead, we will have a friendly amongst ourselves. Don’t forget we are visiting McDonalds afterwards at 11am.
For updates on fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page
The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Friday 10-12 or Saturday morning from 8am
621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker