Thursday 14 November 2019 with Skoda Caffyns

Thursday training is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. School exams have wreaked havoc with our plans but after tonight all should be back to normal.

Message from Dennis: U18 training tonight is only for registered players or those intending to sign-on. Only those on standing orders should be participating … it is not a freebie for mates; plus the numbers become too hgh to manage. On a general note, external winter venues cost about £6000 to hire – hence, added to the need for insurance, no squads should have outsiders taking part.

State of the pitches: not too good! Any updates will be published on here first.

Wednesday 13 November 2019 with Utilitas

Big thank you today to Karen Barnes and Steve Sutton for all their help

Clubhouse open today from 11am to 3pm for anyone that wishes to pick up bags/garments. New hoodies and t-shirts have arrived at last.

Training as per normal – U9s in MUGA 6-7pm

Reminder Friday is the Planning Meeting for the Children’s Christmas Party 6pm. All teams up to and including U11s to have a minimum of two reps attending please. This doesn’t mean managers are expected to attend. Won’t go on long. Thank you.

Well done to Dennis Monk and Stuart Barnes – we won our appeal last night against a ridiculous charge/fine by the EKYL in respect of our U18s.

Catching up on a hectic weekend …

Training Tuesday … don’t forget both schools have exams in their halls and anyone in doubt should contact Shane Cowley

Frankie stars for the in-form Under 9s

Some of the Under 9s after a successful away match
Not sure what Frankie is staring at – but well done mate!

Table-topping BG Girls turn it on the Cup with 6-0 success against Chats

The U14 Girls were at home in the second round of the Winston League Cup, to Chatham Town form Division 1.

The girls started off slowly, having not played for some weeks, but got into their stride dominating the half creating numerous chances and grabbing a 5-0 lead at half time.

The second half was not as exciting as the team was shuffled around and they got another goal in the second half to win 6-0 and progress to the quarter finals of the cup.  Goal scorers were a hat trick from captain Jess Murphy with the others split between Ella Roper, Chloe Lloyd and Grace Gay.

Scroll down for photo of our Player of the Match: Joanne Bamgbose

Still waiting for reports from some teams this weekend but here are a few more details

On target in Southborough as the Green sailed past Armada were Pat Kingwell, Kieran Shrimpton, Matt Burden and Luke Burden.

The Green double was completed by the Sunday Reserves with Brad Osborne (2), Jordan Osborne and Sam Ades with (in his words) a 40-yarder on the mark against Pilgrims. Pilgrims replied via an own goal and Steve Warren.

U12s EKYL out of sorts at Herne Bay

No excuses for our hiding but in fairness to the boys we were not expecting a 3G surface; even less there being no changing rooms, technical areas, respect barriers. Add the confusing blue lines, and one gets an idea of our day out at the seaside! But we will learn from the defeat and credit to the lads for never giving up. A defensive error put us behind but a lovely lob from Kris Kostov brought us level. An unsighted Charlie couldn’t be blamed for the Bay second strike on the stroke of half time. As for the second period, let’s just say we were off colour! A positive was the promise shown by Rieyaan who will be a super player … just have some belief and get stuck in! With some of the boys it is still about just that, belief, and adding a physical edge to their game. We go again next week in the hope of picking up our early-season form when visiting Thanet United Colts.

Green: Charlie, Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Rieyaan, Thomas, Preston, Henry, William, Kris, Harley

[updated] First sink Armada to sail into last sixteen of County Cup

  • Sunday firsts into Kent Sunday Premier Cup last 16 with 4-1 away win
  • Sunday reserves 4-2 victors to halt Pilgrims’ progress
  • BG Girls win again
  • U18s called off by referee … too wet!
  • U12s EKYL defeat at Herne Bay

All the details to follow when I have time … random images to start

Another thumping home win for Green Girls … well done!

Some of the U14s who lead the table
Candy presents Charlie Ward with the PoM award

Match report Grasshoppers v BG Utilitas
We travelled to New Romney to face good side we created lots of chances in the 1st half but couldn’t get ahead we had the opponents in their own half for 90 % of the half half time 0 , 0 2nd half we started strong again and  eventually we scored phoebe finishing we corner after corner and dominating the game goals come from charlie r charlie b and another from phoebe great team performance 4 , 0 win great performances again from top scorer phoebe, charlie b scoring again charlie assisting 3 goals and getting a goal and hitting the woodwork we dominated the whole match from the start well done all proud of you all thanks. Timmy

[updates] All the news as it happens … Sunday full of promise

After blowing the opposition away … happy birthday Bubba! Splendid show on the road for the Dreamers with Kai (3), Archie (3) and PoM Bubba on target

Good luck to the Sunday firsts who continue their Kent Sunday Premier Cup exploits away to Armada. Players are reminded the minibus will be at the club at 8.50am.

Meanwhile, three more great matches are in prospect at Waterside with the Sunday reserves welcoming Pilgrims and the U18s and U14 Girls also in home action.

Off on their travels again are the U12s Pirtek who go to Herne Bay for their EKYL fixture (leaving the club 10.30am). Squad to travel Charlie, Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, William, Kris, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, Henry, Preston, Harley

Urgent: BGV Adults training is OFF this Sunday

Urgent: BGV Juniors training is OFF this Sunday morning … tournament next week and Nick will be in touch

Seniors win 5-2 (Kai Friday, Ryan Carter 2, Jordan Osborne and Charlie Wallis)

McDonalds … our super sponsors!

Subs bench seat kindly sponsored by McDonalds at Orbital Park

Happy birthday Saturday to long-serving Ashford & District Sunday League officer Bob Leaning and our slightly younger Bubba!

Good luck to all the teams this weekend … please behave and park sensibly!

Briefly as it happens Saturday morning

Fantastic McDonalds outing for Under 11s … photos to follow

U8s Dream Team hit seven to celebrate Bubba’s birthday

U8s Global six-goal celebration

U9s keep blank sheet with Little George scoring a hat trick

U9 Hurricanes pay the price for missed chances

U10s superb performance

U10s DVS in happy mood

U12s Utilitas away success

U13s good spirit but go down 5-1 – details to follow

U14s hammer nineteen to stay top

Lewis, Kodi and Sid after Saturday’s victory

On target for the U14s were Joe Clark (4), Brentley Hone (2), Muna (2), Kodi with his first-ever goal, Alfie Gramson (4), Jack Matthews (2) and Alex White. Player of the Match was Lewis Glendinning with Kodi taking last week’s award.

Under 9s in terrific match against old friends New Romney

Doing their sponsors Ellicon proud – the Under 9s this morning

Thank you to Keran and all the staff at McDonalds … more photos to follow from Rachel

Keeping it in the family … Keri and Henry at McDonalds Orbital today

U9s Hurricanes in pleasing form

Bromley Green Hurricanes U9s v Kennington Junior Colts 

Squad: Alfie, Thomas, Nathaniel, Louis, Tyler, Ibrahim, Ethan, Charlie, Owen, Daniel and George

A well-observed minutes silence commenced a really entertaining game between these two competitive teams. The team continued were they had left off from the past few weeks passing the ball around well with Charlie hitting the bar within the first minute.  The first half continued in the same vain with the team pressing for the opening goal but Kennington defended well. 

The second half was great game of football with both teams having chances. It was probably our best game of the season with outstanding performances all over the park but parents PoTM went to Louis for his solid defending today. Congratulations to Louis and the rest of the team. 

BG U8s Global manager’s summary

Sent from BG Global looking to improve on performance we’re home to Wye in the fog. BG started brightly with Tyler scoring early, captain Daniel V was next to get on the score sheet after a nice passing move, his 2nd came soon after with a brilliant free kick. Tyler scored again with a nice chip again after a high press and passing move, which has been missing in recent weeks with Green looking dominant and confident. Tyler in goal was tested with a few shots and some good closing down of the Wye forwards. Green scored again through Daniel V. With Wye pulling a goal back just on strike of half time – a well taken finish off a corner clearance beating Tyler at the near post. 
Green continued to dominate the 2nd half and were unlucky not to score again with the Wye keeper saving well with a tip over from a distance strike. Daniel V finally settled Green’s nerves dancing past the Wye players and a good 1-2 with man of the match Edwin to smash past the Wye keeper. Overall a brilliant display and the players should be proud of how they played especially in the first half where we played some great football. Alex Hebbes

U10s DVS

Oliver PoM today for the DVS U10s who had Gerrard and Keane on target (sorry not allowed to give the score)
Proud mum – Oliver with his voucher

U12s Utilitas scorers in today’s win: Charlie R (2), Charlie B and Phoebe (2)

Well done Charlie Rumley – Utilitas PoM

Under 12s EKYL squad to meet 10.30am Sunday

Charlie, Harvey, Ben, Harrison, Thomas, William, Kris, Elizabeth, Rieyaan, Henry, Preston, Kris

U12s McDonalds please note Saturday’s game is off due to District and rugby commitments

Update: message from Dennis to U11s – please meet 8am as planned Saturday morning as we hope to have a home game with The Diggers. However, if that doesn’t go ahead, we will have a friendly amongst ourselves. Don’t forget we are visiting McDonalds afterwards at 11am.

For updates on fixtures, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Friday 10-12 or Saturday morning from 8am

621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker

[updated] Thursday 7 November 2019

Thursday please note Dean will be joining the Pitchside groups with the U10s DVS … let’s try and make it work for a couple of weeks please. Sorry for all the disruption – it has been caused by school halls being needed for exams.

The following club jackets are in the clubhouse awaiting collection. Open Thursday 12-4pm, Friday 10-12pm or Saturday morning from 8am

621 Lewie Groat 612 Kosi 620 George Sims 613 Daeyaan Naunko 210 Timmy R 596 Frankie Kelly (now collected) 605 Ethan K 614 Rieyaan Naunko 619 Oskar Lee 909 Muna 611 PJ 610 Mitchell 906 Billy Baker

The following have orders to collect please: Brian Petken, Lee Milton, Gary Gibbs (plus his ball bag). Monza shirt (BGV) plus Alex Hebbes goalkeeper top for U8s Global is now printed; plus 321 polo shirt for Logan Sacre

For training Wednesday on the MUGA, if keys are needed, DH will be in the Children’s Centre next door at the Site Management Committee Meeting. Hope to be finished around 5.30pm.

Site Management Meeting 4pm: D Homewood, J Spiers, S Cowley

Amendments

  • Joe, Jack, Paul and the U7s will be using the MUGA for the next two Thursdays 6-7pm as the school hall has exams
  • Under 10s will be training in the MUGA Thursday 5-6pm
  • Under 10 DVS will be training at Pitchside this Thursday 6-7pm
  • U12s Pirtek EKYL note change to kick off time on Sunday – please meet in the clubhouse by 10.30am
  • Alex Hebbes: we are outside at Repton 6-7pm due to exams in the hall
  • Remembrance weekend: call all teams have a minutes silence or applause please … thank you

Looking forward to the Sunday firsts trip to Southborough on Sunday when they face Armada in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup. Armada began the season unbeaten in their opening eleven games, including a 4-1 beating of Red Heathens in the last round. Details of the mini-bus will be on the Events & Fixtures page shortly.

Thanks to all those who attended the Meet & Greet last night for the Under 10s. Lots of positives and we hope to soon welcome Lucy onto the Committee. Thanks to Lisa for supporting me as the only other Committee member present.

Tuesday 5 November 2019: Under 10s Meet and Greet tonight 6pm

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm for the Under 10s Meet and Greet (which starts promptly at 6pm). Can all players, parents and management attend please (as this was your nominated training night, hopefully there should not be a problem). Thank you.

Cover for training on Wednesday

Update: Steve Sutton is now covering … thanks Steve

Sid is working Wednesday: can one of our great volunteers cover his training session at the North School outside 6-7pm please?

Advance Notice of the Staff Christmas Meal

Staff Christmas meal Monday 16 December 2019 at the Italian, Bank Street 8pm … gather in Wetherspoons earlier.

All officers, committee, managers, coaches, admins, sponsors, bar staff and club volunteers are welcome (please confirm with the organiser Shane Cowley whether or not you are able to attend)