Friday 30 October 2020

Thank you to all those who trained and helped with the Development Group at Repton last night

A relatively quiet weekend coming up due to ADYFL mass cancellations although both senior sides have tough away tests. On Saturday, we travel to Lenham Wanderers Reserves (2.15pm) while on Sunday it is Lolzors at The Ridge (10.30pm).

Two home EKYL matches on Sunday with the U13s first off at 12.30pm against Cheriton United Colts and Will and the boys welcoming Snowdown & Aylesham to Sandyacres (2pm).

All details, including post codes, are on the Events & Fixture page

Pitches are loving this
Getting ready for next season

Thursday 29 October 2020

Happy birthday today to Daeyaan Naunko!

Lucky for all you parents … all training is ON this evening!
A break in aerating as the Under 14s have extra training this morning … with no local league youth fixtures, Grant has them there again on Saturday morning!
Spot the tractor at work on pitch improvements early this morning

Well done to the BGV Juniors last night – a few puddles are not a problem (parents might disagree!)

Under 14s Skoda Caffyns please remember you are training THIS MORNING at Waterside 9-11am. With us in knockdown, remember no toilets or running water.

Another packed night of training on Thursday – please refer to the Events & Fixture page if in any doubt

Fingers crossed for no more rain overnight as our pitch improvers are in at 7am today

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Training schedule for Wednesday

Wednesday 28 October 2020

BGV Juniors training at Waterside on our own MUGA. 5pm start with DH … please spread the word of our new day and time and bring your friends (and shin pads!)

U7s MILCOL (Joe) training outdoors Kingswood @5pm

U10s McDonalds (Damion) training outdoors Repton @5pm

U11s (Peter) training outdoors Kingswood @6pm

U13s McDonalds (Damo/Jamie) training outdoors Repton @6pm

U13s Utilitas (Timmy) training outdoors Kingswood @5pm

U14s Skoda Caffyns (Grant) training outdoors Kingswood @6pm

U15s Skoda Caffyns (Sid) training outdoors Kingswood @7pm

U16s TMS (Ashley) training outdoors Repton @7pm

Seniors (Ian, Benn, Timmy, Brian, Sid) training outdoors Kingswood @7pm

Tuesday 27 October 2020

YES TRAINING IS ON – NO NEED TO KEEP TEXTING ME – thanks DH

Birthday greetings Tuesday to the legendary Chris Watson, Jack Petts, Kyla Prior, Jack Smith and Noah Mitchell!

Club back pack bags ready 645 Oliver Javorsky, 646 Archie Crane, 647 Junior Gray-Horwood. I will have them in my car on Wednesday at 4.30pm for an hour in the car park if that suits parents or managers.

COMING THURSDAY … DUE TO MANY ENQUIRIES … U7/U8s GROUP

BRING YOUR FRIENDS ON THURSDAY FOR FUN FOOTBALL AND LEARNING

U14s Skoda Caffyns please note you have external training on Wednesday PLUS Thursday at Waterside 9-11am

TRAINING VENUES AND TIMES TUESDAY NIGHT

U5s Academy (Guido and Lee) training outdoors Repton @4.30pm

U8s DVS (Dean) training outdoors Kingswood @5pm 

U9s Global (Alex and Marc) training outdoors Repton @6pm

U9s Dream Team (Tony) training on the MUGA @6pm

U11 Emeralds (Simon) training outdoors Kingswood @6pm

U12s McDonalds (Chris) training outdoors Repton @7pm

U12s DVS (Dean) training outdoors Kingswood @6pm

Monday 26 October 2020

Birthday greetings today to former players Kuba Grynko and Gary Penfold!

Under 11 Emeralds training tonight in the MUGA 6pm

Emeralds is a newly-formed girls squad. Come and meet us tonight at Waterside TN24 0PQ. Bring shin pads and astros. Further details from Simon on 07795 556897.

Some results from yesterday

Ashford & District Sunday League Division Three

Bromley Green 4-4 Lydd Town

Folkestone United Reserves 1-1 Mersham Reserves

Lolzors 8-0 Ashford Dynamo

Singleton Barn 7-2 Charing Reserves

EKYL Under 18s

Faversham Town 3-1 Chartham Sports

Herne Bay Harriers 1-3 Bromley Green

EKYL Under 13s

Cheriton United Colts 0-14 Dynamo United

Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 2-5 Barham Youth

Lyminge 1-4 Faversham Strike Force Lightning

Ramsgate 5-4 Bromley Green

Last knockings … Sunday 25 October 2020 … U18s win away again

  • Result of the weekend goes to our Under 18s (3-1 win at Herne Bay)
  • Seniors 4-1 ahead but have to settle for 4-4 at Sandyacres
  • Under 13s Pirtek hit by last-ditch winner in 9-goal thriller at Ramsgate

Last game of the weekend … and our Under 18s stun the Bay

Herne Bay 1-3 Bromley Green

A brilliant performance from a small U18s squad that coped really well with a muddy pitch. 

We went 1-0 down early in the first half but Ronnie quickly changed that with a superb goal after getting in behind from a great ball over the top. We were quick to get a second when George scored a blinding free kick. A corner towards the end of the first half led to Aidan Harding heading the ball into the back of the net which saw the boys looking confident going into the second half. 

A strong defensive performance in the second half saw us end the game quite comfortably. Ronnie, George and Conan causing problems on the counter attack all afternoon saw a very complete performance. 

The boys also did really well to keep their heads while the ref was dealing with issues from the other team and some parents. We remained focused and didn’t get drawn into anything which I’m very proud of. Very good afternoon from everyone. Thanks Will

Seniors coasting against Lydd but have to settle for share of the spoils

Sid was not an overly happy bunny on Sunday night after his side had let slip a 4-1 advantage against visitors Lydd Town. Mike Halpin was arguably our most influential player with the goals coming from George Mabb, Hassan Tejan 2 and Bradley Taffurelli.

Muddy marvels at Sandyacres this morning

Football can be so cruel!

Ramsgate 5-4 Bromley Green Pirtek

Beautiful rainbows on the way but there was no pot of gold for the Under 13s as they went down with virtually the last kick of the match from the Rams outstanding left-footed giant who thumped home from 30 yards.

As usual, we conceded the early goal and were three behind before Charlie Bryant made the most of a defensive mix-up just before the interval. 3-1 and I told the boys we could still win this as we had played the better football. 

Kris Kristov moved up front into his old position before the lockdown and notched a splendid opportunist hat-trick. We were buzzing and at 4-4 should have won the game but, with the seconds ticking away, their star forward had other ideas! It sounds like sour grapes but parents were asking what on earth a player of that quality is doing at this level.

For our part, most of the lads are not physically strong enough for adult pitches – it is not a criticism of their ability or indeed application – but a factual handicap they face. 

We will take the positives into next weeks home game with Cheriton and hopefully iron out a few issues at training on Thursday at Repton (6pm). Thank you to all the parents as usual for their support – a fantastic game but I feel so sorry for the boys who fought back gallantly from 4-1 down and deserved to come home with at least a point. Greavsie might call it a Funny old Game – but today it was a cruel game.

Player of the Match will be presented at training on Thursday – so I look forward to seeing you all. DH

Well done Oliver – McDonalds U12s PoM on 17 October 2020

Finally receiving his McDonalds PoM from Chris Barker after the Ramsgate game on Sunday afternoon

Did you remember to turn your clocks back one hour?

BACK AN HOUR!

Happy birthday on Sunday to Zak Chirashi!

This morning we welcome Lydd Town to Sandyacress (10.30am kick off). In the afternoon, first in action are the Under 13s Pirtek who visit Ramsgate in the EKYL (meet 11am in our car park). Will and the Under 18s are also off to the seaside (well, it is just the weather) to face Herne Bay Harriers (2pm kick off). Sadly, long-serving youth player Frankie Cumpper has decided to give up football – we wish him all the best for the future.

Under 9s Dreamers have great game with Rhinos Whites

BGFC U9s Dream Team who met Rhinos White on Saturday with Kai (2) and Bubba our goalscorers

We had a very entertaining game at home against Rhino Whites, was a very fast paced game with both teams creating chances, and some great play.
Was that sort of game you didn’t want it to end and would not care if you lost – it was very enjoyable to watch and a draw a fair result.
Mention must go to Bubba who hit a screamer from the halfway line great to see. Goals Kai x2 & Bubba x1. Tony Nelson.

Results in our division from Saturday

Len Valley 4-2 Tenterden Town

Lenham Wanderers Reserves 0-4 Biddenden Juniors

South Willesborough Rangers 1-1 Bromley Green

Woodchurch Reserves v Sellindge SSC -Result awaited

Latest as it happens … with ABM

CLOCKS GO BACK ONE HOUR LAST THING SATURDAY NIGHT

Don’t forget!

Roll on next season!

Latest photo – courtesy of Simon Oldfield … more on Bromley Green FC facebook pages

Latest result: South Willesborough Rangers 1-1 Bromley Green at The Ridge. On target for the Green was Reece Pringle. The home team were well organised defensively with often 10 men behind the ball but perhaps a draw was a fair result. A first-ever booking for Chris Boxshall somewhat spoilt his day.

Saturday seniors at The Ridge today during a 1-1 local derby match

Match summaries

Wye Juniors Hurricanes U13 v Bromley Green McDonalds U13

Report from Damo Hatcher

Today we visited Wye Juniors for what turned out to be a soggy affair. But I have to say what a great performance put in by Bromley Green. It turned out to be a very one-sided game, which we controlled from the start, right the way through to the final whistle, making only 1 little defensive mistake resulting in a goal for the home side. However we re-grouped and again began to control racking up a very impressive 11 goals. It’s fantastic to see, as the weeks pass, we as a team click that little bit more. All said I’m very proud of each and every player for today’s efforts. Goals today came from
Inioluwa Enoch, Charlie Wren, Ben Hatcher, Sam Spiers, Danny-Lee Watts 2, William Spiers 3.

11-1 win for us not a bad way to go in to a two-week break.
Well done everyone. Keep it going.

First report in comes from the happy Under 7s. Not allowed to give the score but on target against our friends from TSS were Lennie, Bertie 2, Harry S and Preston. Player of the Match was Buddy while Kacper pulled off some great saves in between the sticks.

Under 9s Globals roaring on … report from Alex Hebbes at Sandyacres

Convincing performance by the BG Global against Tenterden Tigers, with George scoring the opener after just 30 seconds and Daniel Vincent following up after 4 mins and 6 mins to give Global a dominating lead. Leo got on the score sheet and George followed up with his second. Tyler Quarrie making it 6 before half time. Green kept pressure on and an own goal put us further ahead, with Daniel Vincent scoring his hat trick with a 20 yarder. Leo notched his 2nd and Kuba rounded off the scoring with 2 to complete the best team performance we have seen this season. Player of the Match Daniel Vincent with Leo very close, everyone played well and the performance was a joy to behold after a scrappy first 5 mins.

Another great display by our U9s Global this morning
Congratulations Daniel!

From David Bridge at Biddenden

Biddenden U10s v Bromley Green Hurricanes U10s

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

Our final game before the mini lockdown for the league turned out to be an exciting end to end affair. The team started really confidently, passing the ball well and Nathaniel had several good chances, adapting well to his first game up front. The pressure told and Nathaniel put Bromley Green ahead with a well taken low hit shot. Biddenden came back into the game and equalised with a lofted shot from long range.

After half time both teams had chances with the cross bar saving us and Biddenden’s excellent goalkeeper performing well. A mix up at the back and Biddenden edged ahead but again team kept their heads up. A well worked move down the right led to an inch perfect cross from Ibrahim for Thomas to nicely sweep home with well struck shot.

Always difficult to pick PoM but this week for his hard work on the wings, willingness to take his man on and get his shots away, it goes to Owen. Congratulations to Owen (below). Few weeks off now then hopefully get some football in before weather turns.

Congratulations Owen … BGFC U10 Hurricanes PoM today at Biddenden

Runaway ADYFL U15 leaders Otford Eagles swoop again

By completing the double over Sid’s charges at Sandyacres today, Otford have virtually wrapped up the top spot with just two league games to play. On target for the Green boys, who have three league games remaining, was Jack Matthews in a 5-1 reversal.

Under 15s at home to flying Otford Eagles this morning
  • A company called DE Photo are expected to attend Sandyacres on Saturday. Please make them welcome … thank you.
  • Can all managers/admins ensure respect barriers are used at home matches. Lisa has ordered 3 more giving a total of 5 which will take care of all five pitches. The respect barriers are to be stored alongside the respective goal/net bags inside the designated changing room. If in any doubt, please ask AnnMarie, Ernie or Greg.
  • Good luck to all teams competing this weekend (amended schedule is available on the Events & Fixtures page
Our pitch improvement plan gets under way
  • Friday evening update: U13s Utilitas home match is OFF on Saturday

Under 13 Pirtek squad for Sunday (meet in our car park 11am prompt please): Harvey Prior, Oliver Burrett, Archie Barker, Ben Hatcher, Thomas Hawkins, Rieyaan Naunko, Kris Kristov, Charlie Bryant, Charlie Barber, Preston Webb (c), Josh Bailey, Gabriel Mika, Henry Barnes, Danny-Lee Watts

Saturday squad for local derby at The Ridge (note earlier kick off 2pm)

Benn Phillips, Tom Messenger, Chris Boxshall, Rory McCredie, Josh Kennedy, Luke Couper, Nickolas Szomjas, Sid Hone, Lenny Russell, Harry Lane, Reece Pringle, Ashley Webster, Hassan Tejan, Matthew Wedge, Alfie Glendinning, Wayne Humphrys (first reserve), James Maguire (second reserve)

We’ve got your number Oliver!

Oliver is made up with his special club bag
Well done Charlie Rivett … McDonalds PoM for the U13s on Saturday
Kris, U13s Utilitas PoM on Saturday, with Karen Barnes
Bit wet but we are getting there!

Thursday 22 October 2020

For amendments to the training schedule, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page. Can people PLEASE park with consideration for others? I know it is a pain when things are hectic – but leaving big gaps is not necessary. If it doesn’t rain, I will open the field gate and, one last thing, do not obstruct the emergency vehicle access to the field.

Gracie wins McDonalds PoM voucher

Well done Gracie … our U10s McDonalds PoM on Saturday

IMPORTANT UPDATES

  • Training Wednesday is all ON
  • Under 12 McDonalds game on Saturday called off by Courtside due to covid
  • Training and matches for BGFC U8s DVS cancelled until further notice
  • Alex Potts and David Bridge looking for an away friendly following TSS covid situation – update from Karen that the league don’t want us playing friendlies
  • All ADYFL matches scheduled for 31 October and 7 November 2020 have been postponed by the League as a covid precaution – don’t shoot the messenger!
  • Under 10s McDonalds fixture is now away at Wittersham with an 11am kick off
  • Those on half-term wanting additional day time midweek training at Waterside, please contact davehomewood@icloud.com
  • Training at Repton and Kingswood commences NEXT WEEK (Fixtures & Events page)

Please note training is ON this evening unless notice to the contrary is published here. Parking is going to be a pain tonight – so please don’t leave big gaps between vehicles. Thank you.

Well done to all those who trained on Tuesday … it is getting darker! Remember, for most squads, this is our last week at Waterside on the grass as next week we are at external venues. There are a couple of exceptions [eg two groups are using our MUGA as per Events & Fixtures]. Please do not just cancel at Kingswood or Repton – we have paid several thousand pounds to make sure all of our members have training throughout the winter. If a manager is going to be away working, holiday etc please contact a fellow manager to cover; and/or email davehomewood@icloud.com

For all training sessions, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Too late to change our minds now!

Side-on view
Coming along nicely
Looking towards the front

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Under 5s Academy tonight 4.30pm … all welcome … just turn up and ask for Guido

Birthday greetings today to former player Ricky Milton!

Mini-6 Executive Committee Meeting Number 18 @7pm. Venue: Pirtek Office, Unit F, The Long Barrow, Orbital Park, Ashford TN24 0GA. Invited representatives: AH, DH, JS (host), KB, Ian Mace (Discipline Officer), Brian Petken (Team management).

Training Tuesday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page. Please park as sensibly as possible and do not block the emergency vehicle access gate.

Some more Yesteryear photos from 5/6 April 2014

Photo 89: Sunday Reserves 6 April 2014 Connor Robbins tries to help keeper Lee McRobert
Photo 90: Sunday Reserves 6 April 2014 Macca punches clear
Photo 91: 5 April 2014 Matt Burdon and Ashley Webster
Photo 92: 5 April 2014 Ewan Stanley on the attack

Monday 19 October 2020

Birthday greetings today to Sarah Cowley and Leigh Crocker!

Update: Benn Phillips has kindly stepped in to cover Sid’s training on Wednesday for the Under 15s Skoda Caffyns squad 5.30pm. Steph or Brentley: can you please make sure the balls, cones etc are at training for Benn. Thank you.

Saturday League Cup groupings

The top 4 teams in each group will proceed to the knock-out stages (QF + SF + Final). If the final top four positions in each group cannot be decided on points alone, goal difference and  then goals scored will be used in that order

The two League Cup Groupings are as follows:

Group A: The Fountain, Lenham Wanderers, Rolvenden, Folkestone Town, Sellindge SSC, Biddenden Juniors, Bromley Green, Woodchurch Reserves

Group B: Woodchurch, Smarden, Kennington Athletic, Charing, Tenterden Town A, Len Valley, Lenham Wanderers Reserves, South Willesborough Rangers

HOME teams next weekend in the ADYFL Please confirm with opponents and referees and feel free to contact Tracey if any questions on 07598 964901 or email t.laws1978@gmail.com

Sat 24 OctPitch sizeKOManager Notes internal
U16 TMS11-a-side1.15pmAshley KennedyMaria will confirm
U15 Skoda 11-a-side11.30amSid Hone Sid will confirm
U13 Utilitas11-a-side10amTimmy RussellTimmy will confirm
U12 McDonalds9-a-side10amChris BarkerChris will confirm
U12 DVS9-a-side12.30amDean MansfieldDean will confirm
U10 McDonalds7-a-side1pmDamion TrueloveDamion will confirm
U10 Hurricanes7-a-side12 noonAlex Potts Alex will confirm
U9 Global 7-a-side11amAlex Hebbes Alex will confirm
U9 Dream Team7-a-side10amTony NelsonTony will confirm
     
Sun 25 Oct    
Sun seniors11-a-side10.30amSid HoneDave will confirm

Due to work commitments, Sid is looking for a stand-in trainer for the Under 15s on Wednesday at Waterside 5.30pm. Please contact Sid on 07391 902851 if you fit the bill and are able to help out for one evening. Thank you.

Thanks to Steve who is standing-in for Grant on Wednesday. We may need a volunteer to supervise the goalkeeper coaching on Thursday – get in touch with DH if you can help out please.

Tomorrow

Mini-6 Executive Committee Meeting Number 18 @7pm. Venue: Pirtek Office, Unit F, The Long Barrow, Orbital Park, Ashford TN24 0GA. Invited representatives: G Turner, AH, DH, JS (host), KB, Ian Mace (Discipline Officer).