Executive, admins and managers welcome on Wednesday 6.30pm when we have as our guest the Technology Mentor from the Kent FA. Very soon, all fixtures, results, stats etc will be electronically processed and many (especially me!) need to be ready. Come armed with your questions if you wish.
602 Noah Mitchell – your green club jacket is in the clubhouse
Coach wanted please to stand-in on Wednesday 6-7pm to take the U14s at the North School on the 3G. Sid and James are working. Can anyone help? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Update: SOLVED as Dean Mansfield has kindly volunteered … greatly appreciated Dean.
Note the clubhouse is closed Tuesday simply because my car is in for service … any enquiries please email email@example.com
Training Tuesday night is as per the schedule plus U10s are in the MUGA 6-7pm
Thanks to those who attended the meeting with CACT yesterday: Dave Homewood, Shane Cowley, Jamie Spiers and Karen Barnes. Our guests were Mike Ward and Ben Moyle.
Thanks to the Kent FA for last night’s Community Lines event at Sandyacres. Bromley Green were represented by Alex Hebbes, Lisa Copham and Dave Homewood.
What more could one ask for first thing Monday?
Our Sunday Cup draws at a glance
Bodkin s/f Home Red Heathens or Cheriton AFC
Premier Div Cup q/f Home Stanhope (winners Home Brewmaster or Market)
Div 3 Cup q/f Away Singleton (winners Home Folkestone Utd Res)
Monday: clubhouse open 7am – 1pm (10.30am meeting with CACT)
Firsts miss out 4-3 in extra time at Chatham [3-3 full time] – on the scoresheet for the Green were Luke Burdon, Pat Kingwell and Conor Little.
Alex, Sam 2, Charlie, Dobbin 2, own goal, and player of the match Brad on target as Sunday Reserves win 8-1 to keep promotion hopes simmering
Girls into final as treble hopes are still alive – report from Steve Sutton
Today saw the Girls on their travels to Ex-Blues for the Winston Cup semi final. Due to pitch conditions the match location was changed on the Saturday, but that did not scare this bunch of girls. The game started as a 11 a side fixture, the first for this team, and the Bromley Green Girls started the brightest keeping the home team penned in their half of the match for most the first half creating lots of pressure which allowed Ella Roper to open the scoring in the 14th minute with a smart finish from a tight angle. The girls then followed this up 3 minutes later with great inter change of passes between Lucy Griggs and Ella Roper, setting Ella through a group of players to smash the ball past the keeper giving her no chance. As the half drew to a conclusion, in the 33rd minute the Girls won a corner which was swung over by Anya Carroll, perfectly finding Shanie O’Leary unmarked on the box, with a first time shot placing the ball perfectly under the ball leaving the keeper no chance of stopping the shot. The second half saw the home team up their game and try to apply more pressure, creating more trips into our half of the pitch, but leaving themselves open to the counter attack which the Greens did on many occasions with many chances created but unable to convert, but one was converted in the 7th minute of the second half by Ella Roper, with a rasping shot form the edge of the area. Final score 4-0 to the Green Girls, with a cup final to be played in May. Also the next league game is again away to the same side played today, between the top two teams of the division and having a significant say in where the league title may go! Great effort girls and we will enjoy our finals experience!
Winning run comes to an end for U12s Pirtek
A 4-1 home defeat to leaders Woodnesborough won’t, in all honesty, live long in the memory. The scoreline should have been much tighter but that’s football and we must lift ourselves for next week’s visit of Faversham Hurricanes. The Borough manager admitted afterwards we gave them their hardest match to date as his side appear to be heading for the title. Our goal came in the first period from Kris Kostov but careless errors and lack of marking aided our downfall. On the positive side we continue to give chances to those a year younger and this will undoubtedly reap dividends in the future. Charlie Barber added some pace when he came on and deservedly took the Player of the Match accolade. Once again, sincere thanks to the parents who do us proud by putting up goals, barriers etc; plus of course our stand-in linesperson Richard! DH
Clubhouse open Sunday 8.15am with Sonia
Happy birthday Sunday to Tony Ward!
Late night update: BG Girls change of venue Sunday to Norman’s Park, Hayes Lane, Hayes, Bromley BR2 9EF
More photos from Saturday to follow …
Bromley Green legend Martyn Smith returned to the mighty Bromley Green FC yesterday with his new club Park Farm Rangers. Martyn’s words but he bought me a beer so I will publish!
Well done Thomas!
U12s EKYL home on Sunday 1pm meet: Harvey, Charlie W, Rieyaan, Keiran, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, William, Henry, Charlie Bryant, Kris, Charlie Barber, Harley, Josh. Reserves: Oliver, Alfie. Missing through injury is Preston.
Clubhouse open Saturday 7am to 2pm as no afternoon games
Birthday greetings Saturday to Tommy Lockett and Andy Williams!
Best wishes to the Sunday firsts in their cup game at Chatham
Under 18s squad for Sunday’s away EKYL match with Canterbury Youth
Please note I am only open until 4.30pm Thursday – DH
Shirts found at the club … please claim and collect … thanks
Happy birthday Thursday to Aidan Branch!
All training on Thursday is as per the schedule
ADYFL managers please remember that deadline day for signing players is 31 January 2020 and we have to pay £10 to the league now for every new player/transfer
Well done the U9s on Wednesday on a nippy night! George revealed that Kaz is normally drunk by midnight so we all learnt something. Sorry Kaz but couldn’t resist it! Kick off on Saturday is now 10am so we meet in the clubhouse at 8.45am.
Happy birthday Wednesday to Michelle Edwards, Karen Fedder and Nadine Castle-Pearson!
Clubhouse open 4pm until 8pm Wednesday
U9s training in the MUGA 6pm with Damion Truelove. There will be hot buttered crumpets, sausages, chips etc after training and I would like 5 minutes with parents please before dispersing. Thank you DH
Update: the two training slots at Pitchside next Monday have now been taken by the U15s and U12s McDonalds
Next Monday both the U9s Hurricanes and U10s DVS are not using their slots at Pitchside. Therefore, there are two openings for BG teams to have an extra session. All paid for so if any manager wants to grab an hour please let me know. Cheers DH.
All training is as per the schedule Tuesday evening
Clubhouse open from 11am to 1pm only today
We will pay for your DBS, Safeguarding and FA Emergency First Aid
Note there is a 6-7pm slot available for any BGFC team on Monday 27 February at Pitchside (instead of U10s DVS who are away). First come, first served. Please contact DH by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday greetings today to Sam Spencer!
To Bromley Green Saturday manager Paul Wynter and his good lady …
Congratulations! A baby boy Tommy
Monday training is as per normal
Super Sunday as BG Girls win 3-0 and U12s EKYL smash five without replyon the road
Steve Sutton reports on BG Girls win at Anchorian Sapphires
The girls had a hard game away with Anchorians being a tougher opponent than their visit to the waterside earlier in the season. The girls maintained their form and were 1 nil up at half time through an Ella Roper goal. The second half saw the Green Girls grow more into the game scoring two more goals through Ella Roper and Anya Carrroll, the opposition stepped up their game but were reduced to long range shots as their best option to score. Keeps the girls top of the league with the team in second place, our hosts for the next two weeks in a cup semi final and league game, whose game was called off due to the weather, which as it stands means two wins out of the last three league games will see them crown league champions. Also two of the last three league games are against the second place team. A few very tough games left I feel! Keep it going girls we all know you have it in you to come home strong in the end of the season. Steve
Under 12s 5-0 victors at Barham
At Barham, a third successive clean sheet for the U12s Pirtek squad who hit a nap hand without reply. Player of the Match was two-goal Preston Webb with William Spiers, Kris Kostov and debutant Charlie Barber completing the scoring. With our huge squad, selecting players for next week’s home game with runaway leaders Woodnesborough will be difficult. But we go into every match with confidence … and who knows? Thanks again to parents for excellent support. DH
8.50am update: Pilgrims have called off this morning’s match due to ‘frozen pitch’
Sunday’s action: Senior reserves away Pilgrims (meet clubhouse by 9.15pm), Under 12s EKYL away Barham Youth (meet clubhouse by midday). U14 Girls are on the road again.
U12s Pirtek Away Barham Youth (2pm) [League] Players please meet in the clubhouse by 12 midday. We will get changed at the club and need to leave by 12.30pm at the latest. Venue The Bear Trap, Rabbit Hole, Barham, Canterbury CT4 6QF. Please park in Brickfield Recreation Ground (next door) as entrance to Barham’s ground is boggy.
Revised squad: Harvey Prior, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Thomas Hawkins, Rieyaan Naunko, Preston Webb, Charlie Bryant, William Spiers, Keiran Branch, Kris Kostov, Oliver Burrett, Charlie Barber
Questions are being fired at me … fair enough! Firstly, training for the U11s and U18s this coming week will be taken by William Lines. Under 9s to be decided. Thank you.
5-5 at Lenham!
Player of the Match Ryan Carter 3, Kai Friday and Stuart Taylor on target as Green let in last-minute equaliser against Len Valley. Great entertainment! Brian Petken also a contender for PoM.
Clubhouse re-opened until 5.30pm – thanks to those that supported … we locked up at 8.30pm!
Clubhouse opens Saturday 12 midday for the seniors 12.45pm meet. The only game on today in the whole club is the seniors at Lenham School on the 3G.
So there are no misunderstandings: the groundsman has stated NO matches or training at Waterside this weekend. Sorry – don’t shoot the messenger!
8pm Friday update: One game on Saturday which is the seniors at Lenham School (meet club 12.45pm). On Sunday the reserves face Pilgrims at Great Chart while the U12s EKYL go to Barham in the afternoon. Waiting to see if the U14 Girls away match is still on.
Under 12s Pirtek EKYL away Barham Youth on Sunday (meet 12 midday clubhouse)
H Prior, B Hatcher, H Petken, T Hawkins, R Naunko, P Webb, W Spiers, K Branch, K Kostov, O Burrett, C Barber
Ground staff decision 10am Friday: ALL home games and training are OFF this weekend
For away games update, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page
Friday clubhouse open from 8am till midday for bag, garment collection and anyone that needs to talk
Friday birthday greetings to Lilly and Reegan plus the slightly older John Webster!
Saturday seniors away to Len Valley (meet clubhouse by 12.14pm at the latest)
K Smith, B Petken, S Taylor, J Partner, J Osborne, L Russell, K Friday, C Friday, M Wedge, J Burden, M Edmen, T Adigun, R Carter, M Dalby
U15s squad for the trip to meet Wye Crowns on Saturday
Kieran, Jake, Igor, Jack, Josh, Bobby, Harry R, Harry P, Alfie, Aleks, Aibie, Cameron, Micky and Elliot D
Please meet in the clubhouse 9am
YouthManager steps down
We have to report that this evening Dennis Monk has stepped down from managing three teams (U9, U11, U18). We take this opportunity of thanking Dennis for all his hard work and wish him all the best for the future. Updates will be posted on here re candidates for replacing Dennis. In the meantime, we take it games are on this weekend although realistically the weather looks like playing a part.
Those enquiring re pitch inspections – please note the groundstaff will inspect at 10am on Friday and their decision will be final
Note also: Saturday seniors are now away to Len Valley on the 3G pitch at Lenham School … meet clubhouse by 12.45pm
Birthday greetings Thursday to Rachel Gramson White!
We wish a speedy recovery to Sean Gibbs following his operation
Thursday: all training is ON this evening as per the normal schedule. Anyone in doubt, please contact the team manager or admin.
Thanks to all those who attended the Executive Committee meeting last night and apologies for it going on late; but lots of positives thank you
Under 9 Hurricanes to face Wolves, West Ham, Fulham, Plymouth and many other league teams … should be quite an experience!
Please obtain sanction from the Executive before entering tournaments. Local tournaments are covered by standing orders while those further afield need to be self-financing. Those players not on standing orders – again you need to pay. Any doubts please email email@example.com