‘Thanks’ to Shane Cowley, I have been persuaded to restart the club website. With a manic weekend ahead, my intention is to get things fully rolling on Monday. For now, please scroll down for what is planned in the near future – starting Friday night with Bat & Trap at Waterside and the Sunday League Presentation Dinner next Saturday 28th [Timmy and Robbo are our representatives].
What really changed my thoughts was a very young lad, Alfie Brown. Alfie, who only joined us recently, came into the clubhouse one evening and the dialogue was short but so pertinent. “Hello Alfie boi … you got training tonight?” He instantly replied “No Dave, I always come here as it is my second home now”.
It’s off to Ulcombe on Saturday in the semi-final of the ADYFL Cup where we face Headcorn Hornets. The home side have a similar league record to ourselves – so it will be close. Good luck everyone.
Attacking first half images as the Green secure a 2-0 cup win
McDonalds U11s final league game away to Grasshoppers this Saturday
Brief look at some events coming up
Friday 20 May 2022 Bat and Trap home Locomotive
Saturday 21 May 2022 Under 16 presentations early evening
Monday 23 May 2022 Football Planning Meeting 7pm
Tuesday 24 May 2022 SWAN Community meeting, Salvation Army Hall, Cudworth Road 6.30pm
Saturday 28 May 2022 Sunday League presentations – Timmy and David Robson
Saturday 28 May 2022 Under 16 cup final v Otford 1pm at Lydd
Thursday 2 June 2022 Senior presentations from 4pm
Friday 3 June 2022 Bat and Trap
Monday 20 June 2022 AGM 7pm
Sunday 7 August 2022 Annual Club Presentation Day in the Swan Centre Hall
Reminder: Executive Committee meeting Monday @6pm … please add me to the apologies DH
Tuesday: ‘someone’ must represent the club at the EKYL meeting starting at 8pm at Upper Harbledown as I am not now willing to attend [postcode on 2022 Events & Fixtures].
Sunday Firsts win 2-1 with Alfie and Alfie our scorers
Under 14s win at Ramsgate
Well done to Jamie and the boys for a 4-1 win away to East Kent FC – nearly there now. Goals provided by Charlie Bryant 2, MJ and Liam Fritz. Also victories for the Sunday firsts and reserves who won 3-1 at Mersham; so a good day all round. Can I have the reserves scorers please for last week and today? Thank you.
Birthday greetings today to Lee Gilham, Carl Bampton and Oliver Bell
Good luck to the Green teams in action on Sunday … catch up later
Update Saturday night: DVS U!2 game called off by Margate
First result in: 1-1 Bromley Green Under 12s DJB v New Romney. Green goal an own goal.
Bromley Green Avery Hurricane U11 v TFD by David Bridge
Day began well with a new signing for Hurricanes with Harli Cook joining the team. The game itself didn’t start so well and going 2-0 down so quickly knocked the confidence. We didn’t really match up against them physically in the first half but battled back well in the second period.
Been a while since we had such a heavy loss but it is all a learning curve for the team. Individually, we had some good performances but PoM today was Charlie. He was outstanding at the back holding things together and driving us forward. Congratulations Charlie. Tough match today but good thing in football – there is always next week.
Tigers report from Chris Burden
The Tigers were unlucky not to get the positive result that they deserved away to Grasshoppers this morning.A superb defensive display by Billy Jo and Alfie (who started his first game) kept goalkeeper George bored and without much action. The midfield of Thomas Lee, Oliver Burden and Nathan Tookman kept the tigers on the front foot for most of the game .
Nathan almost gave the Tigers the lead with a shot that is probably still rattling the crossbar! Strength, determination and team work was on display by every player today, inspired by captain and last week’s PoM Tiana Wretham who led from the front and never ever gives up.
Both in defence and attack the tigers played outstanding today . They worked hard for eachother and displayed some moments of great team work and attacking play. Regan, recovering from illness, put in a workmanlike shift from the bench and Harry was a rock also driving through the middle. George showed some positive touches in the second half keeping our defence solid.
It was only bad fortune and a great volley that gave Grasshoppers the victory in the second half when Harry took the gloves from George for his first try between the sticks. Both keepers had little to do as the Tigers have indeed now started to roar and show their teeth going forward.
Player of the match was vice captain Billy Jo who organised the defence and won everything she went near. Honanary mentions to Nathan Tookman and vice captain Oliver Burden for their attacking threats and tackling back to help defend. They needed to be extra tough today and they both showed some great determination. Alfie Brown for his first start in defence and Harry Stickley’s first go on goal. Both Alfie and Harry showed the team what they are capable of and played very well in windy conditions.
Although the Tigers lost, the victory was very much deserved by the team . The comments by the Grasshoppers manager after the match showed their respect for how well our Tigers played . The Tigers will continue to roar louder each week and work hard for eachother. The victory will soon come.
Under 10s RKH great game at New Romney – details to follow
Under 10s SS Lifts in goalless draw
Under 10 Tigers please manager
U11 McDonalds disappoint at Wye
U13 GWS goalless draw
U14s Utilitas lose 2-1 to TSS – our scorer Charlie Bryant
U16s win 8-1 with goals by Jack Bone (3), Theo Batkin (2), Tom Scamp, Jack Matthews, Gabs Sullivan. Player of the Match Brentley Hone.
Under 18 enjoyable game with Charing with the visitors winning 2-0
Thanks to all those who supported and/or worked at the Bingo Cake night on Friday.
No senior games today but a number of junior fixtures that catch the eye – details on the Events & Fixtures page.
Happy birthday today to Anuj Pandey, Neve Sheridan and former referee and Bromley Green defender Vince Barnes
Training: Waterside as normal. North School all outside please as hall being used for exams
All other training as per normal as far as I am aware
U11 McDonalds @5pm please bring footwear suitable for grass and the MUGA
BINGO – FEW PLACES REMAINING FOR THIS FRIDAY
Should be packed on Friday for our Bingo Cake night. Just £5 for a book of five, baked potatoes, cheese, baked beans … mainly for fun but also to help raise funds towards the transport costs for U14s trip to Skegness. The quotes we have for the coach are scary! Doors open 6pm and please all be ready for a 7pm start. All welcome!
Calling U14 East Kent Youth League parents and supporters. Fund raiser this Friday to help towards transport costs for the trip in May. Doors open 6pm with Bingo under way at 7pm. All cake and Bingo profits go towards the coach costs.
U18 TMS training as normal tonight at the school
Academy training (Andrew) 4pm-5pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ
Under 9s RKH training (Andrew) 5pm-6pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ
Under 14s new training (Andrew) 6pm-7pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ
U11 Avery Builders training (David) 5-6pm Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ
Emeralds training on grass with Simon 5pm until light fades [training until at least Venue Waterside TN24 0PQ
All external training is on as far was we know – note those normally in the North School hall please use the 3g or train at Waterside
Thanks to all those who toiled on behalf of our club over the weekend. The weather put a bit of a damper on things (literally) during Sunday afternoon resulting in the pitches looking the worse for wear. Request from ground staff – can managers please consult with Grant or Damion before contemplating home friendlies until the ground dries up … thank you.
Busy week coming up starting with the Executive Committee meeting on Monday at 6.30pm. Please keep Shane and myself informed of any training amendments.
Getting ready for September!
Simon Oldfield reports from Sittingbourne
Today BGFC Emeralds Girls travelled to Sittingbourne to play our penultimate game of the season against Sittingbourne Ladies, confident after a string of recent great results.
The squad was small with only 9 players available, so we were unable to make any substitutes against a strong team that had 6 substitutes and plenty of fresh legs during the game.
The Emerald Girls gave their all with Ruby L scoring a goal in the first half. But the girls unfortunately were unable to match the fresh rotation of opposition players and the match ended as a 8-1 loss for us.
The girls were tired and a little disappointed; however, they gave their all but today was just not our day.
Under 14 EKYL hammer the Hurricanes to close in on title
Under 12s DVS win with scores from Charlie and Ollie
Green progress in Sunday League Cup
5-2 to the Green against our friends from Ashford Spartans at Waterside with goals from Andrew Trott, Alfie Glendinning (3) and Lenny Russell. Player of the Match Tyler Dobbin.
Birthday greetings today to James Peall, Connor Gower, Amir Zureiqi, James Cambridge, Kelvin Batt and Joe Hollamby
Under 13s (new next season EKYL) defeat Ramsgate
Cold and drizzly weather but an encouraging performance by the new-look Sunday squad … details to follow
Double figures for EKYL U14s
On target at Waterside this afternoon were Danny-Lee (2), MJ (1), Harry (3), Charlie Bryant (3), Liam (1) as the U14s EKYL defeated Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes by a clear ten goals. Next week we travel to Broadstairs to meet East Kent FC.
Bromley Green 10-0 Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes