After a ‘sporting’ encounter last weekend, the U14s this Saturday pop down the M20 to meet Cheriton United Colts while Peter and the Hurricanes fly to Great Chart to take on neighbours Pilgrims. Good luck and enjoyment everyone.
Happy birthday today to former player Eddie Breen, Alfie Prior, and the slightly younger Elliot Spiers and Kenzie Tippett
All training is as per the schedule today – if in doubt, please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page
Message from Alex, the Chairman: “The clubhouse is not a playground”
Bromley Green Tournament dates 2022
28 May 2022 Vets tournament 11-a-side – Jim Kelly to organise
4/5 June 2022 11-a-side youth tournament competitive age groups
25/26 June 2022 U6 – U11 non-competitive age groups [5 and 6-a-side]
9/10 July 2022 U12 – U18 competitive age groups [six-a-side]
Happy birthday today to Oscar Barnas and Sid Beal
Also, respectful memories today as it would have been the birthday of the legendary Ken Holloway. Ken finished his successful career at the Green in his fifties and is the oldest player ever to play in a cup final for the club (at Essella Park). Hothfield, Energen (RHM) were amongst his previous clubs and I have this enduring memory of him carrying in a barrel of McEwans! Long gone, Old School, but never forgotten.
Clubhouse will be open today from 4pm with DH for meeting with Will. Penny and Damion will lock up after Peter’s training [Damion training 5-6 and Peter training 6-7]. Free snacks for both squads when they finish their sessions – parents do come in and chat while the children are training. I also have McDonalds vouchers for your PoMs.
Training as normal this evening at Waterside and external venues – if in doubt, please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page
Birthday greetings today to two fine ambassadors for our club – Chris Boxshall and Joseph Robbins
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”
Project Steering Meeting with the FA, ABC @10.30am [DH, SC]
All training is as per the schedule (if in doubt, please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page)
Happy birthday Monday to Connor Heslop, Reegan Sheridan, Lilly Wood and former player and local radio guru John Webster
“Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”
Executive Committee Meeting tonight @6.30pm
Under 18s TMS training at Waterside @6.30pm – sorry cancelled due to covid
Managers of competitive football sides in the local youth league – please note the deadline for any new signings is looming. Please ensure paperwork is completed this week, photo done and standing order set up in the next 10 days ready for Maria to register. This does not apply to younger, non-competitive, teams.
EKYL U14 results in our division
Barham 4-3 Chartham United Colts
East Kent 3-8 Lyminge
Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 0-2 Deal Town Rangers
Ramsgate Orange 0-0 Herne Bay Cobras
Kent Sunday Premier Cup Round 5
Ashford Genclik 7-3 Lanthorne
Kent Junior Cup Round 5
Cheriton 3-0 The Bull Dover
Rose Inn 0-1 Troggs
Shadoxhurst 1-6 Leysdown
Kent Junior Trophy Round 5
Ashford United Thirds 3-4 New Inn Reds
Cliffe Woods Colts Reserves 0-5 Tenterden
Footscray Lions Vets 1-0 Fox
ADSFL results in the Divisions
Albion 6-6 Brewmaster
Aldington 2-5 Folkestone Lions
Mersham 3-2 Stanhope
Appledore 1-7 Hythe Athletic
Charing 2-3 Folkestone United
Egerton 7-1 Red Heathens
Biddenden 1-2 Brewmaster Reserves
Burton Grove 6-1 Ashford Spartans
Radnor Park Rovers 1-6 Lolzors
Ashford Dynamo 0-0 Mersham Reserves
Folkestone United Reserves 2-1 Park Farm Folkestone
Hythe Green 0-6 Lydd Town
Pilgrims 2-1 Folkestone Pirates
Simon Oldfield reports from Whitstable
Matt the assistant coach presented Lydia with the trophy
It was a rather cold morning as we headed to Whitstable FC to play our first match of the year.
Both teams put on a great performance and the Emeralds, who are still in their first season, showed just how much they have progressed in their playing so far.
Despite some fantastic saves by our goalkeeper Alycia and some good attempts by us on goal in the second half, unfortunately it was not our day and we lost 6-0.
However, as a team the girls are growing in confidence, and we now look forward to our home game next weekend.
Player of the match is Lydia Abraham
Clubhouse is closed today as all activities [except Junior Valiants training @11am with Ray] have been cancelled by the groundsman. Roll on summer.
All home games are OFF today as the pitches are unplayable after yesterday – sorry, but nothing our groundsman can do about it. Please make sure opponents, referees and leagues are made aware.
Ray Barker and the few Junior Valiants can still train but please keep away from the pitches … thank you
One team who do have action today are our U12s Emeralds Girls who are away to Whitstable Town in the KGLFL
On the clubhouse TV today: West Ham v Leeds United (2pm)
Note … my phone has been kaput since last night. Please don’t anyone think I am ignoring them! Will get it sorted asap. In the mean time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Birthday greetings Sunday to Rachel Gramson-White, Buck Matthews, Nikki Endicott and Alex Quinn
Reminder: the seniors games at Hamstreet (Ashford Sunday League) and Jackey Bakers Field (Thanet Sunday League) are OFF this morning
Collo reports on another pleasing U10s display
A comfortable outing for our EKYL under 10s on Saturday morning down in Ramsgate, with Brad x2, Kai and Roman on the scoresheet. Not a thrilling game but all Green players putting in a steady and organised shift, playing decent football at times versus a plucky Ramsgate side.
Kuba earned the Player of the Match award with a calm performance at the back – always picking the right pass and positioning himself well for the Rams counter attacks.
No joy for our senior sides on Saturday with the firsts going out of the Kent Junior Cup by virtue of a 4-0 home defeat by Westerham and the seconds losing 4-1 away to Lenham Wanderers Reserves. Nick Szomjas netted our consolation score.
Meanwhile, league leaders Goudhurst proved too strong for the TMS Under 18s but plenty of encouraging signs. The Green consolation goal came from Jack Corrigan.
New signing Arfan was the Player of the Match for the U11 McDonalds who went down 3-0 while the U13 GWS lost 4-1 against Park Farm Rangers where Oliver Burrett hit our goal and PoM was Jamie Anderson.
Under 15s Skoda Caffyns always smiling whatever the result
RESULTS FROM SATURDAY
Kent Junior Cup Group B round 4
Bromley Green 0-4 Westerham
Kent Junior Cup Group C round 4
Canterbury 2-3 Len Valley
The Fountain 1-0 Smarden
Lenham Wanderers Reserves 4-1 Bromley Green Reserves
Lydd Town 3rds 5-2 Woodchurch Reserves
Pilgrims PvP South Willesborough Rangers
Wittersham PvP Biddenden
Under 16s keep up the pressure in the title race
A resounding 14-0 victory for the Skoda Caffyns Under 16s this morning against visitors Kennington Juniors Colts keeps us well placed in the title hunt. Great all round display with the goals provided by Jacob 4, Brentley 3, Jack, Archie, Joe C and Player of the Match Kian.
Emeralds game back on Sunday morning away to Whitstable Town
Seniors away Hamstreet on Sunday called off by Hamstreet as pitch waterlogged
Birthday wishes today to John McQuillan, Jamie Taylor and Leo Kingsland
On Saturday, DE Photos will be at the ground so please make them welcome
We have had new senior goal nets stolen – so please help the ground staff with using the old ones
Thanks go to Jamie Anderson for putting the dislodged radiator back on the entrance wall
Friday night update: covid has struck again with our Sunday Thirds match against Hugin Vikings having to be cancelled
Fixture update: Emeralds KGLFL game with Whitstable has been switched to Waterside on Sunday with a 2pm kick off
Sapphires training 2pm Saturday with Analice
ADSFL Fixtures Sunday 16 January 2022 (10.30am unless stated otherwise)
Kent Sunday Premier Cup Round 5
Ashford Genclik v Lanthorne
Kent Sunday Junior Cup Round 5
Cheriton AFC v The Bull Dover
Park Farm Rangers v Orpington
Rose Inn v Troggs (1.30pm)
Shadoxhurst v Leysdown
Kent Sunday Junior Trophy Round 5
Ashford United Thirds v New Inn Reds
Cliffe Woods Colts Reserves v Tenterden
Footscray Lions Vets v Fox Sunday
Albion v Brewmaster
Aldington v Folkestone Lions
Mersham v Stanhope & Beaver Rangers
Appledore v Hythe Athletic
Charing Sunday v Folkestone United
Egerton v Red Heathens
Biddenden v Brewmaster Reserves
Burton Grove v Ashford Spartans
Hamstreet v Bromley Green – OFF
Radnor Park Rovers v Lolzors
Ashford Dynamo v Mersham Reserves
Bromley Green Reserves v Charing Reserves
Folkestone United Reserves v Park Farm Folkestone
Hythe Green v Lydd Town
Pilgrims v Folkestone Pirates
Singleton Barn v Saltwood AFC – OFF
Happy birthday today to former player and manager David Stanley and Christian Bloomsmar
Any parent still owed a refund for the cancelled Childrens Christmas Parties, please see a member of the bar staff as they have the records. Thank you.
As Ashford’s last surviving team in the Kent Junior Cup, we look forward to welcoming Westerham to Waterside on Saturday in the fourth round of Group B. Westerham booked their place with a 2-1 victory at Ide Hill Thirds. Kick off is at 1.30pm.
Sapphires training at the club on Saturday 2pm with Analice
Saturday’s Ashford League fixtures (2pm)
Kent Junior Cup Group B round 4 (1.30pm)
Bromley Green v Westerham
The Fountain v Smarden
Lenham Wanderers Reserves v Bromley Green Reserves
Lydd Town 3rds v Woodchurch Reserves
Pilgrims Reserves v South Willesborough Rangers
Wittersham v Biddenden
Birthday greetings today to ‘Old Boy’ Lennie Griffiths
“Nature has given small children, as a special gift, the ability to imitate; but the urge to imitate evil is considerably stronger than the urge to imitate the good”. Erasmus
Training tonight is as per the schedule – please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page if unsure