Fox Sunday v Bromley Green scheduled for Thursday 18 April at Sandyacres (kick off 6.30pm)
Training Tuesday is as per the schedule (refer to Events & Fixtures page)
Meeting Tuesday 6.30pm (DH, RF, TR) to plan for next season’s three Under 12 sides
I am still waiting for a few deposits for the three St George’s trips … if you can get the deposit and signed forms to me asap please. The final cost per person will depend largely on the effort made with the sponsored penalties. Thank you.
Green jacket (size 12yr) number 538 for Max Randall please collect when convenient from the clubhouse
Meeting tonight 6.30pm: DH, RF, TR to discuss plans for the U11s trips and expansion next season to three U12 teams
More action photos from the BG Valiants on Sunday tournament duty
Training for the U14s and U9s Monday evening as per the schedule
Birthday greetings today to Cameron Edwards!
BGV Adults Tournament reports from 17 March 2019
Bromley Green A side (Aaron Maul)
First game was against Swanscombe and it should have been the toughest game but we dominated throughout. A windy run and cool finish from Toby put us ahead and we didn’t look like conceding after. Final score 1-0
Second game was against Canterbury always a tough team but this time was really difficult. They made the most of their extra man and continued to get behind easily. They scored controversially from a throw but in the scheme of things meant nothing. Final score 0-3.
Next was against Maidstone a game we should in theory be winning but they frustrated us with half chances and wayward shots. Nothing much to say about it final score 0-0.
Lastly was Charlton, a bit of a tired performance. We did score one goal from a corner off of Toby’s head. Final score 1-0.
Man of the match was Toby for two goals and making sure it all ticked over as well as possible.
Bromley Green B side (David Spencer)
Match 1 vs Sheppey United
Unusually we were the first kick today and we faced a team that all season we have struggled against. Today we had even numbers of players both sides. From the kick off we pressed forward and was rewarded with an early goal which was well taken by Kane.
After this early goal to game settled down and it was very even. Unfortunately, towards the end of the match two long balls found their striker who confidently put both away.
Match ended BG 1 Sheppey 2
Match 2 vs Maidstone United Raiders Steel.
This game was played with good possession and many, many chances that we could not put away. Both Kane and David got the post several times.
Match ended BG 0 Maidstone Steel 0
Match 3 vs Maidstone Raiders Nickel
This game was played well by both teams and Ashley in goal pulled off some great saves to keep us in the game. David has a few chances but just could not find the net. Match ended BG 0 Maidstone Nickel 0
Match 4 vs Maidstone Raiders Copper
For this match we played Ashley on pitch and David in goal and with Ashley’s fresh legs he covered the whole pitch really well and managed to pick up the majority of the loose balls. Great team link up in this game enabled Kane to put 2 goals away confidently.
Match ended BG 2 Maidstone Copper 0
Match 5 vs Anchorians
Due to the success of having Ashley on the field from the last match we decided to repeat our formula. We got off to a great start and most of the game was played in our oppositions half.
Unfortunately, the game ended early when one of Anchorians players went down injured after a 50/50 ball. Match we believe ended as a draw.
Man of the Tournament was Kane today for his great finishing and gutty determination all day.
Bromley Green C side (Debbie Claber)
With today’s icy wind, the squad were absolutely delighted to be playing indoors and away from the cold. With that positive start, the day continued along similar cheerful lines. A first game against Milton was going to be our tougher game of the two,but the game against Maidstone was one that was more evenly matched for us. Both games had some excellent passing between Paul, Gemma and Adam, and Gemma’s knack for finding space and calling for the ball reliably is a joy. With Jordon upfront, determined to put the ball in the direction of the net, and luckily into the net a couple of times too, we have had another successful day. Owen, as always, was solid in goal and dealt nicely with some powerful shots against him.
Well done too, to Adam and Gemma, who both volunteered to help Maidstone out in the final game of the day, against Milton. There was a bit of a “mission” between both clubs to get a result, and Adam’s determination (which had been present all day) finally got him, and Maidstone, the goal and result that everyone was hoping for! Man of the Tournament is Adam, for keeping his determination throughout the day, playing resiliently whenever his chances didn’t quite come off, and for being sporting enough to help out another squad as they lost players during the morning.
Thank you again to everyone, players and parents/families.
Photos and reports from the BG Valiants will be posted here soon …
Two-goal Dobbin Player of the Match in Sunday Reserves win
The boost of a couple of first-teamers undoubtedly helped the Sunday seconds as they recorded a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Pilgrims on Sunday. Sid must be wishing he had the luxury of a large squad every week but his praises were reserved for the youngsters who showed once again why we are already confident for the future. Jack Hollamby, Lenny Russell, Conan Wyer and Cameron Bruce all played their part as goals from Jamie Dobbin (2), Ben Harding and Luke Burdon sealed a 4-0 victory. Good performances from keeper Gary Ranson, Tom Messenger and Brad Osbourne rounded off a pleasing morning for the Green boys.
Clubhouse open today from 7.30am … good luck to the BGV Adults in their tournament, the Sunday Reservers at home to Pilgrims and the BGV juniors who have training at Waterside this morning with Nick Cook
Birthday greetings today to Shane Cowley, Kieran Branch, Marcus Hodges, Robbie Bower and Craig Vennard
Bromley Green Reserves v Pilgrims on Sunday is ON with a 10.15am kick off
Bromley Green Under 11s
Today the boys travelled to to EKYL outfit Hawkinge and with very high winds it was awkward for both sides to get a grip in the game. The boys had shot after shot but just couldn’t score -the wind definitely had a part to play. The boys kept batting but against the run of play found themselves trailing at the break due to some slack defending just before the break HT 1-0. Second half was the same story couldn’t apply the finishing touch and dominated the half again creating chance after chance but not being able to convert and was punished as Hawkinge snatched two late goals. Final score 3-0. Well done to all that took part in a very entertaining game once again. Cheers Rob
U10s Colts shine again
11.58am: Just had message from Nicole that training is cancelled for the U14s as something has come up
Under 11s at New Romney is called off / U8s against Wittersham – note from Bobbie: Match is off
Early morning disappointment for Timmy and those going to New Romney and Bobbie against Wittersham – both off
For those still waiting for club garments, I can only apologise … the fact is our suppliers, JAKO, keep putting the date for arrival back as Shane will vouch. The latest date is 25 March which means in reality April before we have received and had the garments printed. Not satisfactory. That said, there are still bags and garments waiting for collection from the clubhouse … some have been there for yonks!
Always positive, the U9 Colts: they love football, having fun and just enjoying learning and being part of a community club.
PLEASE REFER TO THE EVENTS & FIXTURES PAGE FOR EXACTLY WHAT IS ON AND WHAT IS OFF … THERE ARE STILL SOME GAMES ON AWAY FROM HOME ON SATURDAY
Pitch update from Shane on Friday night
All HOME fixtures are OFF … for away games refer to the Events & Fixtures page
Training can go ahead as long as not on the playing surfaces
Fox Sunday v Bromley Green is OFF with Sandyacres unfit for play
Urgent update: sad news from Nancy is that Weald Wolves Blue have withdrawn from the League … therefore, no game for the Under 16s on Saturday
Happy birthday Friday to Martyn Dalby and Charlie Jupp!
Friday morning early and we still have some games on … desperate now for some dry weather! Fixture amendments and revised training arrangements as they occur will be published on the Events & Fixtures page.
Update Friday night: all HOME games are off on Saturday. Shane will inspect again on Saturday afternoon in respect of Sunday’s home Reserve game.
Clubhouse open Friday 8am – midday only
Under 7s: note you now have a game on Saturday even though the tournament is off (refer to Events & Fixtures page)
Under 13s and Under 14s: note you have training sessions on Saturday (for times, refer to the Events & Fixtures page)
“One of the most expensive things you can do is pay attention to the wrong people”
Training tonight for the U9s at Pitchside with Martyn and the U14s at Waterside with Nicole (note 5.45pm start this week for the U14s)
Any items for Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting can be sent to an Executive member or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to see so many ‘old faces’ at the Vets game on Saturday – an event which even the dismal weather couldn’t spoil. We plan to have more in the future – so if you are interested, do let Sid Hone know.