Tuesday 28 January 2020

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

Alex: things are never as bad as they seem! More photos of the U8 Globals to follow

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 davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.co.uk 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 davehomewoodbromleygreenfc@hotmail.co.uk

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)

ACT Away Nailbox (winners Away Stanhope q/f)

Round-up and into a new week with Pirtek

Birthday greetings Monday to Jamie Hurst!

It’s early Monday morning … looks like a sheep field but they are actually gulls!

Monday: clubhouse open 7am – 1pm (10.30am meeting with CACT)

After drawing 3-3 in the ninety minutes, we finally bowed out of the Kent Sunday Premier Cup after extra time at Chatham Town

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

Plenty of enthusiasm from U18s PoM Nelson! Seen here with manager Will Lines after the trip to Canterbury Youth

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 …

Busy day at Waterside on Saturday

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!

BGFC Under 10s
BGFC Under 14s who stay top of the table after another convincing win
Well done Rudi … McDonalds PoM for the U14s
Congratulations Dexter – U8s Dream Team PoM
Under 9s back at Waterside
U12s Utilitas McDonalds voucher for Kris Kostov
U12s Utilitas … enjoy the burger Ben!
Frankie is our U9s PoM
Well done David T … McDonalds PoM with Ray Barker

Well done Thomas!

McDonalds voucher for 2 meals goes to Thomas Bridge of the U9 Hurricanes

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

Kieron, Frankie, Freddie, Aidan T, Lashman, Oliver, Toby, Nelson, Conan, Piotr, Ben, Dan, Bailey, Harley, Aiden


Biddenden are now unable to field a side for Saturday’s League Cup match – sorry but again don’t shoot the messenger as I am as cheesed off as you about it. DH

Please park sensibly and car share wherever possible this weekend … and don’t park in the Swan Centre car park … thank you


  • Saturday’s senior fixture with Biddenden is now at Rolvenden’s pitch. Same meet time at the club.
  • Sunday’s home reserve game is on provided we have no more rain
  • U12s EKYL home to Woodnesborough on Sunday … squad will be announced once injury concerns are clearer … sorry for delay

Pitch inspection outcomes for both home and away senior matches will be posted on here early evening

Clubhouse open from 8am until midday on Friday

Sponsors of Bromley Green FC

Saturday seniors squad for the match away to Biddenden

Kieron Smith; Joe Burden, Kai Friday, Connor Friday, Marley Edmed, Stuart Taylor, Lewis Sheldon-Smith, Richard Floyd, Jordan Osborne, Lewis Bagshaw, Ryan Carter, Mitchell Barrett, Kenny Denton

Under 12s Utilitas squad for Saturday away to Headcorn

Arilas, Ben, Timmy, Harrison, Josh, Charlie B, Charlie R, Preston, Dexter, William, Kieran, Kris

In addition to Lewis Bagshaw’s return, we now have Connor Gower and former youth captain Mitchell Barrett ready to rejoin on Saturdays … welcome back!

[updated] Midweek

Please note I am only open until 4.30pm Thursday – DH

Shirts found at the club … please claim and collect … thanks

Numbers 3 and 5 respectively

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


[updated] Tuesday 21 January 2020

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

Youth manager/coach

We will pay for your DBS, Safeguarding and FA Emergency First Aid

Details from dhomewood@yahoo.com

[updated] Two games … two thumping away wins for Bromley Green Girls & U12s EKYL

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 dhomewood@yahoo.com.

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 reply on 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

A shoe horn for Oliver Burrett – this should save about 20 mins each game putting on his boots!

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.

Alfie ‘Cripple’ Glendinning finds a new role at the sink

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

Early morning at Waterside – the gulls are loving it!

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

Youth Manager 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.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ [Alexander Pope]

All training is on this evening except the Under 9s due to safeguarding concerns in the MUGA

Executive reps (GT, LC, CS, SM) meeting with senior managers 7.45pm

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!

BGFC Under 9 Hurricanes are looking forward to facing some top class opposition in May


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 dhomewood@yahoo.com

Anyone have ideas on how to solve this?
Keiran Branch scores from the spot but it has to be retaken. Then a miss – retaken again and, finally, Thomas scores at the third attempt to give us a 1-0 half time advantage against Whitfield Juniors on Sunday.

Tuesday 14 January 2020 with William-Charles Hair

Update: Under 9s training on Wednesday is OFF due to flooded MUGA and for safeguarding precautions

Tuesday 14 January 2020


Sponsors of Bromley Green U14 Girls

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 1pm to 10pm

There are still some bags and garments to collect

Executive Committee meeting 7.15pm

Waterside … is waterlogged (Tuesday afternoon)

Perhaps don’t park here for a while!
Drink for the potholes
Outlook not too promising

BGV Adults at Faversham

BGV Adults A in action … scroll down for summaries from Debby and David S

Under 9s: info is that scorers against Kennington Colts were Alfie, Frankie and guest player Zak. Player of the Match was Noah. Any photos anyone?