A new initiative is to be introduced from the start of next season aimed at supporting up and coming young referees in Kent. All referees under the age of 18 will be issued with a yellow armband that must be worn at all times whilst officiating. With nearly one-third of all referees in the county being under 18 years of age, Nick Dunn (Kent FA Referee Development Officer) points out that “… these are still children and the yellow armband will remind everyone that the referee is still subject to the children’s safeguarding legislation”.
Seniors new change/away strip
We are busy ordering new kits and first in Leah-Ann’s order book is a change/away strip for adults. It is our usual style but blue instead of green. Sponsor needed for this kit and others in the pipeline … any business or individual interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Hero of the hour on Sunday was loyal clubman Connor Gower who notched a late hat-trick to bring us back from the cliff edge (or crashing out as present waffle goes!) The nervy 3-2 victory over old rivals White Horse takes us through to the Division Two Cup final next Sunday at Reachfields where Aldington provide the opposition. A Louis Burton penalty save, a 2-0 deficit with the clock ticking – it didn’t look good. But with Levii Loyza back to his old form and Jamie Hurst pushing forward with intent, the Green somehow clawed victory from the jaws of defeat from a largely subdued performance. As manager Gibbs said afterwards “It is a win but it doesn’t feel like a win”. For midfielder Lee Milton, the perfect birthday present! The boys will need to be at their best next week with the line-up determined greatly by the long list of injuries and suspensions. Kick off is at 2.30pm with details of the coach for players and supporters to be posted on here shortly.
Reserves play out entertaining 2-2 draw with Park Farm
An excellent match at Kingsnorth between hosts Park Farm Rangers and Bromley Green Reserves ended all square at 2-2. On target for the Green were Conor Little and Brad Osborne while Tom Messenger and the returning Jack Brown were solid for the Green. Next week we welcome champions-elect Biddenden to Waterside (10.30am).
BGV Adult Tournament reports
From Aaron Maul
First game was against Maidstone every team so far had drawn so a win was well needed to climb the table. We were on top for most of it and a fantastic finish from Cam saw us win 1-0.
Second against Charlton White they frustrated us with their extra player and the game ended a boring 0-0.
Next came Charlton deaf and we gave them a great game and we were on top for the whole game but couldn’t get a winner, 0-0.
Then we had Swanscombe who have been top for most of the season. We held them really well and one of our counters were so quick and clinical and Cam slotted it away beautifully. 1-0
Last game was going time be the toughest against Canterbury was really even between the two with really great defending. We managed to score a corner through Toby. 1-0
Player of the tournament goes to Cam for his endless running and two amazing goals. Well done everyone.
From David Spencer
Today was our final tournament this season and we went out on a high.
The first game was against our closest rivals all season Sheppey and despite being a player down the game was closely fought by both teams. Both Ashley and Aaron defended well against there two strikers. We had a few chances but the game concluded 0-0. This was the only draw Sheppey had all tournament.
Our second match was Maidstone Copper and again we held our own and had several chances but were prevented by the woodwork. Game concluded 0-0
Next was Anchorians our team fought hard against them and both had a few near misses and Ashley prevented a few attacks and even headed on target but the keeper made a good save. Game ended 0-0
Next game was against Maidstone United Steel.
Today getting on the score sheet seemed a tall order. But this game we had a slight alteration to our formation which paid off. 2 goals from Kane and Kane played a good assistance ball which Dave put away. Game ended 3-0 to us 😀
The final game was against Maidstone United Nickel which was a game that we would win no matter the score as Maidstone had to borrow players to make up there squad to 6 played. Game ended 0-0 but we won this on the players being borrowed.
Overall we had a great day and kept a clean sheet all day.
We finished 3rd in the league and taking into account that we have been 1 player short all season I am very proud of how the squad performed.
Player of the tournament today was our captain Ashley who played both in goal and on the field and led by example. Well done Ashley.
I look forward to working with this squad again next season.
From Debby Claber
Another tournament, another morning of smugness avoiding the gloom and the rain outdoors for our squad! Last tournament of the season, and it has been a great season for everyone involved with this squad – thank you to everyone for having such a positive attitude, concentrating on enjoying the football and the days at Faversham.
2 games today. The first against Milton as always would be our tougher one but we had consistently good passing between the 3 players on the pitch and Owen produced awesome saves against some strong shots. We kept them under pressure throughout the game, staying on top of and frustrating so many of their chances and a cheeky goal that sneaked into the top corner of the net from Paul, followed by another from Adam meant that we closed on a draw.
The final game of the season was against Maidstone ladies. As always, this felt more evenly matched with everyone working hard. Again we produced solid passing and Adam managed to score this game’s goals.
Special mention to Gemma who spent the entire morning doing everything right and who possibly had the most shots I’ve ever seen frustrated by the post in one day.
Player of the tournament today went to Owen, who not only produced his usual brave goal saving but who also showed that he recovers quickly between shots against him made in quick succession.
We finish the season a very commendable second in Championship 5 and it has been one of the most enjoyable seasons I have experienced. That’s down to the players (and parents/carers) in this squad showing such great friendship towards their team-mates, and also towards the other teams in this division. The humour and positive reactions around this squad has been lovely (and you’ve produced some fantastic football too!). I’m stealing a quote from one of the Maidstone Ladies:”Such a lovely team to play. Without these guys the division would have been much less desirable. Well done guys.”
More images will be published on the BGV page
Under 10s summary by Matt Church
A frustrating performance against a strong Park Farm Rangers Colts side. 100% effort yet again by everyone but it was one of those days when nothing seems to go your way. So bring on next week. Green: Oliver, Max, Harvey, Ellis, Bobby, Harry (PoM), Riley (1 x goal)
Headlines: Cup final for Sunday firsts, reserves draw 2-2, BGV Adults go unbeaten
Green comeback from two goals down to book place in cup final next week
Connor Gower hat trick … All the details to follow …
Clubhouse open Sunday from 8am
BGV Adults off on their travels, reserves at Park Farm while the firsts are one down to a 55th minute penalty despite a great spot kick save in the first half by Louis Burton. Big thanks to Damion Truelove who trained the BGV Juniors this morning … true club spirit.
Sunday’s fixtures and training are as per the Events & Fixtures page
Reserves provisional squad to meet 9.15am for the away game with Park Farm Rangers: Tom Messenger, Sid Hone, Ryan Prior, David Robinson, Brad Osborne, Shqipron Ahmetaj, Conor Little, Jack Hollamby, Corie Griffiths, Ben Harding, Cameron Bruce, Gary Penfold, Alex Hebbes
Sponsors McDonalds pay us a visit
Under 11s v New Romney by Timmy Russell
First game for our new-shape team as we begin the preparations for next season and very impressive. We played a good side from New Romney in a friendly and, with just a bare nine, we had to dig deep. All square at half time but our guests took the second half with some impressive finishing. Well played everybody and a special mention to Dave King of our valued sponsors McDonalds.
A spectacular overhead bicycle kick by Jordan Osborne rounded off a hard-earned 3-1 victory for the Green at Waterside this lunchtime against a High Halden side that deserves praise for never giving up the ghost. Alfie Glendinning opened the scoring for the Green, who had to settle for a 1-1 interval scoreline, and the same player netted again before Osborne rounded matters off. Encouraging performances by Freddie, Frankie, Lennon and Aiden while Kieron pulled off some terrific stops between the posts. Another useful three points as we look to end the campaign in a happy frame of mind.
Under 8 Colts
Bromley Green Under 8 Colts played Hawkinge FC in their final league game of the season, after going into half time with a draw, Tyler scored his 4th then 5th goal taking the team into the lead. An absolutely fantastic game played by all, amazing passing, excellent tackles, and keeping the pressure on the opposing team throughout the whole game in wet and windy conditions with only 5 players. Well done boys! Well deserved win today. Nicola
Player of the match today outstanding performance with 4 quality goals good warm up for next week’s tournament. Well done all: Alfie, Callum, Fred, Brad, Jake, Tyler, Olly, Jesse, Martyn
Under 9 Colts
The U9 Colts played away to Kennington on a superb pitch at Ball Lane in what was a very entertaining game well played by both teams.
The Green started well with some good passing especially from Aidan who was very composed on the ball with two defence splitting passes that Oliver did justice to.
Vinny, standing in for Jae, did well in goal and the defence of Callum, Daniel and Cyrus also had solid games.
Mel and Tommy showed their skills and Oliver and David were always a threat going forward. The drills and set plays in training are starting to pay off and the squad is slowly improving in their play.
Get well soon to Jae Jae from all at the Colts. Trev
This morning we travelled to New Romney for our league tournament. We only had 7 kids available but all done themselves and the club proud. Picture of Jack keeping his cool to slot his penalty home to take the penalty shoot out to sudden death. Then we had Aldy stepping up to take the winning penalty cool as can be, this gave us 3rd spot in the tournament. One very happy team as you can see from the picture.
Today we welcomed Smarden to Waterside for a friendly the boys got off to a good start with an early goal through Daniel 1-0 there was some brilliant football being played with some good passing being put together the boys kept attacking and it paid off Sam was brought down in the box penalty awarded which Harrison calmly slotted home 2-0 fair play to Smarden who kept battling but the defence handled everything thrown at them and just before the break Matteo made it 3 when sam headed across goal Matteo slotted home HT 3-0 .The second half started well with some great football creating chance after chance and same fired a shot from outside the box to grab his first of the match and made it 4-0 then minutes later he got his second with another great solo effort 5-0 despite the score Smarden never gave up but Preston Harrison and Alfie were solid at the back and won everything a great counter attack from Sam with an excellent pass into the path of Matteo who fired home to make it 6-0 they wasn’t finished yet and with 5 minutes remaining Sam went on a solo run and calmly firing home to make the final score 7-0 a great team performance by all was a hard choice for PoTM but I gave it to Sam for his 3 goals well done all. Rob
Good luck to all the teams in action this weekend and can managers please encourage drivers to park sensibly and not several yards apart. BGV Adults leaving vehicles on Sundy while away on Tournament duty, please park inside the gate – thank you.
Sundays need to dig deep in second successive semi
It’s another semi-final for the Sunday firsts (against White Horse) whose string of injuries and suspensions could not have arrived at a worse time. Jamie Hurst is very doubtful to add to Gary’s concerns. Ryan Prior and Shqipron Ahmetaj have returned to the Sunday set-up but are cup-tied for the firsts.
All those children with Sponsored Penalty Forms, get asking! It is not difficult to raise a large sum of money to help your parents with paying for the exciting upcoming trips; but you have to be ‘bovvered’!
Friday birthday greetings to Rachel Sheridan and Maria Black!
Thank you to the players and parents that attended last night’s U11s (U12s next season) meeting. Lots of positives and scrummy cake for Alfie’s birthday! Two home friendlies this Saturday as we already start to focus on the tournaments – and of course prepare for next season when we will have three teams competing at Under 12 level.
Thanks to all those who have stepped in during the week to cover training sessions … without you the children would miss out. James Branch, Dean Mansfield, Mark ‘Spud’ Smith to name but three. Need cover Sunday morning for Nick Cook’s Junior Valiants 10-11am.
Happy birthday Thursday to Nicole Baker, Shane Moloney and Alfie Collier!
Clubhouse open Thursday from 5pm
Training Thursday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page (there is an inter-club friendly between U9s and U9 DVS tonight). Little ones will be under the supervision of Mark ‘Spud’ Smith this evening as Charlie is in Yorkshire and Dean has a game … good group building already so bring your friends if they are keen. Must be at least 5 years of age. 6pm start.
Under 11s: Meeting with parents/players (planning for the U12s future) [DH, RF, TR]
Bromley Green Girls
Lovely to meet the new Girls Under 14s last night. The squad still has a couple of vacancies and anyone interested is asked to contact Steve Sutton (07976568141. Their first competitive action for the Green will be in our Annual Tournament at Waterside.
Wednesday: Bromley Green Girls U14s ‘Meet & Greet’ parents and players please gather in the clubhouse at 7.15pm straight after a light training session
Can all those training on Wednesday evening please change in the changing unit, not in the clubhouse … thank you
Hurricanes land at Waterside
Great to meet the players and parents of the new Under 9s on Tuesday night. They have voted to be named Bromley Green Hurricanes and now look forward to regular training on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm with Alex Potts.
Under 11s (Under 12s next season) meeting on Thursday
On Thursday evening (7.15pm) there is a meeting of parents, players and management after training. The Green will have two sides in the ADYFL and also make an exciting return to EKYL football on Sunday afternoons..