On to a happier Sunday afternoon at Waterside with our U14s and U12s both recording emphatic victories in the East Kent Youth League (6-0 and 4-0 against Barham and Lyminge respectively).
A hat trick for Charlie Bryant, two for Derren Straker and a beauty from Danny-Lee accounted for the U14s six goals but this was a true squad display with keepers Harvey and James ensuring a clean sheet. Preston Webb led by example from the back with Harrison Petken and Connor Heslop also impressive in defence while Josh Bailey with his determination in midfield and Ben Hatcher threatening down the right were strong contenders for Player of the Match. The accolade went to Rieyaan Naunko for his display at full back – putting the team first as no-one seems to want to play there!
We enjoy competing in this league for the variety of opposition and a strong test awaits next Sunday in the Cup away to Hawkinge (meet club midday as kick off is earlier).
Match report from Martyn Dalby Bromley Green v Charing.
With the start of the season not going are way with losses we finally had a full team and the return of the team captain after serving his ban from last season.
We played with a formation of 4-4-1-1 to start the game with and us starting off strong. We played football from the back and got the ball out to the wingers and they knew they had the pace on Charing’s defence and we started to get in behind.
Tyler who had a great game opened the score with a nice little finish. We made a few more chances but didn’t take advantage of them. Finally the ball landed to Tyler again with another tidy finish to put us 2-0 up.
Jarvis had a great game today he went through on goal about 7 times today and unselfishly passed it most times and this is how we got the 3rd goal, with Jarvis 1 on 1 with the goal keeper looked up and saw Tyler for his hat trick.
The 4th goal came from a snap shot from Tyler what took a lovely deflection into the corner giving him 4 goals in the first half.
Mini and Ross were bossing the midfield and Charing didn’t win a lot in there. Keeper made a few great saves stopping mini from getting on the score sheet.
We started the 2nd half slow and Charing started to put are defence under pressure but the back 3 dealt with it every time and useless we made an error Charing didn’t look like scoring.
Kieran came on in the second half and grabbed himself 2 goals he had a solid half of football. Michael scored a great header but the linesman saw something different to us and put his flag up for offside.
Nathan scored the 7th goal from about 20ish yards keeper had no chance great strike.
Lorenzo and Luke played great down the left side they have so much pace and they had the beating of Charing all game and before the game finished we got the ball out to Lorenzo down the left and he crossed the ball in my opinion but he might say otherwise and keeper gambled and went down but the ball lifted over him and went in at the back post.
The whole team played well Liam made a good save and the defence were solid. Aaron ran the back line brilliantly. Midfield were solid winning most battles forward players kept battling but the man of the match was Tyler.
It is with great sadness that we commemorate another lost soul, with the passing of Jimmy Greaves.
A player that was graceful to watch and listen to, especially those who remember Saint and Greavsie!!
The weekend saw a mixed batch of results, with the youngsters showing great poise and skills in their games and showing themselves off to the best of their abilities.
Report from Sid U16s keeping up the good work with another impressive win 13-1 against Hawkinge good all round performance.
Well battled the U18s who ended with 8 men due to a dismissal and injuries before succumbing to Westfield at Waterside. Congratulations to PoM Kieran Black seen here with manager Ashley Kennedy.
We had the bear minimum players today against a very good Kennington side We lost 13 -5 and finish the game with 10 men through injury.
Fair play to the boys who played they all played to the end and never give up Goal scorers for Bromley green were Ashley Webster 4 Mickey Mabb 1
Alex Hebbes sees positives in defeat for the Reserves
3-0 defeat at Biddenden, Green started brightly with the intent to take the game to the opponents and should have taken a quick lead but Alfie’s free header at the back post went just over.
More pressure from Green saw another free header put wide. Biddenden were lucky to stay with 11 men on the pitch as Alfie, clean through on goal, was taken down from behind only for the ref to only give a free kick – which was blasted just wide of the far post.
With these lucky escapes, Biddenden stepped up and hit the bar and post before an unstoppable drive from 30 yards bent and dipped out of the sun into the top corner. Green almost equalised before half time when a good move was cleared off the line.
2nd half with the sun In Biddenden’s eyes green wanted to capitalise but didn’t start as fast as we did in the first half. The 2nd goal came as a shot came through 3 players and fizzed past Ryan in goal. The Green tried to raise their game again with the introduction of Guy Farmer playing his first league game for the club after signing as a little one 36 years previously. But with a number of the Green players suffering from heat stroke and picking up injuries it was a stretch to far and a few more chances fell to Biddenden who capitalised with a shot across Ryan who got a hand on it but it finished in the bottom corner for 3-0.
Controversy occurred once more when a clear handball by the Biddenden centre back was completely ignored and a corner given instead of the deserved penalty – so the game ended 3-0.
Lots of positives to take and we’re starting to see some gelling taking place and the performances are improving each week. A positive result is surely now a matter of when not if.
Please can all Kitchen/Bar staff be reminder of meeting at 7pm at the club with the Exec Committee,
Under 14s win at Faversham in EKYL opener
Showing real character after a bashing last weekend, the Green bounced back at the Faversham Recreation Ground on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes in their opening league match.
Withdrawals due to illness and personal reasons left us with the bare bones but credit to all the lads for a determined performance that ensured us maximum points.
A sporting encounter turned in our favour when the influential Charlie Bryant smacked home hard and low before increasing our lead and Joshua Bailey firing home a third.
As we have discovered in the past, Hurricanes never give up and pulled one back near the end despite Green shouts for offside.
Harvey, who saved a penalty at a crucial stage, was awarded the Player of the Match award.
Credit to all the lads, with Connor Heslop continuing his learning at left back, Preston and Harrison superb in defence and Rieyaan as ever adapting to the benefit of the team.
Happy birthday Monday to striker Derren Straker, who had one of his strops over missed chances – but he will be fine!
Belated birthday wishes to Reece Pringle for yesterday. Many birthday wishes for today for our coach and referee Damion Truelove is is 21 plus a many more years of experience!!!
Our U9 DVS Squad and U9 Hurricane Squad shown below who are making a great starts to their seasons:
Match reports received so far for the weekend:
Another super Weekend! Success in new leagues and for new teams.
The U13s GWS had their first league game away to Pilgrims.
After a tight first half we saw ourselves 1-1 in an even fought contest.
Second half we came out fighting with a wonder goal from Liam O’Leary and David Truelove strike. We came out eventually winners 3-2.
MoM went to David for his overall performance. On to next week.
Today saw BG U15s take on Deal at Waterside in their first league game of the season in our new league of Faversham and District. Having never played any of the teams in this league before it was a step into the unknown.
The game kicked off and we scored in the second minute. BG continued with great pressure on the opposition with a high press. We had a couple of chances with 2 goals disallowed for off side. We had to wait until the 22nd minute to score again.
The passing was quick and accurate in the defence and midfield with 1 or 2 touch movement. The link up play with the wingers and striker was very good and just before half time we were 5 nil up. We then conceded from a well worked passing move from the opposition on the stroke if half time.
Half time BG 5 – 1 Deal
BG started slowly in the second half and the opposition punished us and scored their second inside 5 minutes. This got the team going again and we largely controlled the game – scoring 2 more midway through the half. With 15 minutes to go we hit top gear scoring 3 in 5 minutes.
The opposition kept battling away to the very end not letting their heads drop, which is a credit to their players and coaching staff.
Final score BG Skoda U15s 10 – 2 Deal.
Logan 4, Ryan 2, Stevie, Jacob, Bobbie, Xander with a left foot volley (he tells me he can’t use his left?)
The whole team gave 100 % and played the best football i have seen from them. Player of the match was Logan with his work rate, desire and the 4 goals.
I am a very proud manager today. Well done everyone.
U16s report v pilgrims
Great performance today first game back didn’t deserve to go 2-0 down in first half but 2nd half dominated bringing back to 2-2 should of come out winners but happy with result
Match report from Alex Hebbes for Sat Res
Green started the morning missing seven players and losing Harvey Luxford to a broken clavicle before the game. We wish Harvey all the best in his recovery and hope to see him back on the pitch when ready. Green missing 3 goalies including new signing Ryan Hodges who broke down en route to the game meant a huge reshuffle to the side with centre forward Alfie Turner taking 1 for the team.
Green started well for first 5 mins but sadly direct balls over the top and some inexperience in the back line meant a continual stream of chances falling to Woodchurch. Alfie did his best but we ended the half 5-0 down with a few half chances created.
Second half with keeper Ryan finally arriving meant Green had nothing to lose and for long spells were the much better team. Alfie, after starting in goal, caused havoc against the back line pulled a goal back for Green but by this point our fitness and numbers were starting to tell. Ryan conceded his first and Green’s 6th goal with a well worked play that saw a whipped cross fumbled and Woodchurch found the net. Green hit the bar twice from free kicks and shots and Alfie almost got his 2nd with a lob that beat the keeper but bounced over the bar. Nick Szomjas showed some good skill to turn the Church full back inside out and rattled the post. Owain almost scored with a low drive after some nice play but a defenders touch took the sting out of it. Woodchurch netted the final goal with a cut back which was given as offside only for referee to go with the goal. Green made big strides in the second half but are still looking for their first win of the league season.
Opposition Player of the Match Chris Boxshall
Manager’s Player of the Match Aidan Harding
Today saw the U12’s Emeralds girls team play their very first league match at home against Margate Youth. The whole team should all should feel very proud of themselves and every player gave their all but unfortunately today did not end in a win for us. But we will go on to next weeks game taking what we have learnt from today’s match and build on our strengths and work on our weaknesses.
The first half started slightly hesitantly but the girls soon found their confidence and we made some great passes and our goalkeeper made some great saves but unfortunately Margate just had the edge over us and we ended the first half 4-0 down.
We went out into the second half stronger and more determined and after some great runs and attempts at goal, Izzy scored a fantastic goal.
The team definitely gave a better performance in the second half but all credit to Margate who played a great game and eventually won 7-1.
I am very proud of the team today and look forward to continuing with our very first season and building on the experience of each match.
It is a sunny day and football is back in action!!
Today has seen most of the Saturday sides playing in games with some great performances and results!!!
The U15 have played their first game in the Faversham and District League today and started it with a real bang by beating Deal Town 10-2. A great effort and result for a team that went winless last season.
All the non competitive teams had great games and some great results for individual teams.
Will do a full round up tomorrow once I have the senior results form this afternoon.