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Last of the Sunday photos …

Our BG Valiants Players back from Tournament action today

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[updated] Weekend summary with Russell Surveying Services

Sunday night catch-up

Two tournament victories over Maidstone today for the BG Junior Valiants (3-0 and 4-0) but losses at the hands of Charlton and Sheppey. For Aaron Maul’s summary, please go to the BG Valiants page.

Toby’s sponsorship for the mountain climb: still a few to pay, can you give to Debby or a senior official at the club this week please … thank you

Monday’s training is all ON at Waterside with the clubhouse open from 4.30pm. U8 Colts, U10s both groups, U11s and U13s.

Focus on the EKYL U15s who drew 2-2 away today in the local derby

We are delighted to announce our new sponsor for the U15s in the EKYL, Russell Surveying Services. Many thanks for your valued support.

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Player of the Match and manager’s report from today’s gutsy display

Well done to Angus who put the team first today and was superb in between the sticks

Well done to Angus who put the team first today and was superb in between the sticks

We made the short trip to neighbours and title favourites Park Farm with the bare 11. Due to half term we were missing several players including keeper Olly, but the League insisted the match had to go ahead. New season signing Angus volunteered to go in goal which just goes to show what a team player he is.The only down side to that was that we would be missing a very influential center back. Fortunately captain Ollie Heard was back today and he joined Ryan as the center back pairing.
The game got under way and I was really impressed at how we took the game to Park Farm. I had expected our boys to be under the cosh from the start and, in all honesty, was hoping for a game of damage limitation.I must have more faith in my boys attitude and ability. We matched Park Farm ball for ball. Ollie and Lenny in particular were strong in the challenge. Angus was dominating his area at one end and Alex was giving their center backs a torrid time at the other. Unfortunately, midway through the half we had a penalty harshly awarded against us and we went in 1-0 down at half time.
Like last week we improved after the break. Kuba saw much more of the ball and put their left back under constant pressure whilst Jack H at left back once again had a great game and broke up numerous attacks. Midway in and some slick interplay between the Park Farm attack saw them go 2-0 up. Unlike last season, when the boys would have moaned at each other and their heads would have dropped, they dug deep and began to dominate play. Alex now had 3 players on him for every attack but this allowed Kuba and Louis on the wings and Cam in the center time to dictate play. We pulled a goal back with 5 mins remaining thanks to a great lob by Reece who scored his 3rd goal in 3 games – he really does know how to weight a ball! With 30 seconds to go the boys did not give up. Cam sprayed the ball out wide right to Louis who laid a lovely ball back to Jack P. Jack delivered a peach of a cross for Alex to rise above a packed defence and power in the equaliser. Alex, the mark of a great goal scorer is still being hungry with less than a minute to go!
Before the game I just wanted to keep the score respectable. After the game I know we were the better team and could have won. Once again,each and every player played out of their skins. Myself and Carl are incredibly proud of each one of you and can only imagine how far we can go with our full strength squad. Man of the match today goes to stand in keeper Angus. This is not just because he volunteered to go in goal but because his performance fully merited it. Well done Angus and thank you. Sean

Images from the winning Under 12s last time out
[photos courtesy of Lisa]

U8 Colts and U8s have a great time!

Martyn Smith and Luke Walder with the U8 Colts who did well in their friendly with the U8s

Martyn Smith and Luke Walder with the U8 Colts who did well in their friendly with the U8s

The U8s who had an enjoyable friendly with their club mates

The U8s who had an enjoyable friendly with their club mates on Saturday

Weekend results in the local leagues

Ashford & District League

Premier Division
Ashford Dynamo 5-2 Tenterden Town
Smarden 1-1 Wittersham

Division One
Ashford Athletic Reserves 0-5 Kennington Reserves
Biddenden 3-7 Rolvenden Reserves
Tenterden Reserves 9-0 Folkestone Invicta Disability
Woodchurch 2-1 Smeeth & Brabourne

Weald of Kent Charity Cup
South Willesborough 0-3 Lenham Wanderers Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League

Premier
Charing Sunday 3-1 Troggs
Mersham 1-3 Brewmaster

Division One
Iden Park v Lolzors – OFF
Prince Albert 1-1 Kennington
Shepway Spartans 1-5 Stanhope Rangers

Bodkin Cup
Sandgate 3-5 Hamstreet

Sheber Cup
Ashford Cavaliers 3-1 White Horse Folkestone
Ashford Galacticos 4-5 Mersham Reserves
Ashford Spartans 1-7 Red Heathens
Ashford United Colts 9-1 Charing Reserves
Bromley Green 1-3 Locomotive Reserves
Givaudan 1-2 Troggs Reserves
Grasshoppers Lydd 5-0 Burton Grove
Kingsnorth Pilgrims 0-1 Fox Sunday
Stour Valley 5-5 New Romney (SV won on pens)
Willesborough Athletic 1-11 Aldington

Kent Junior Cup
York Arms 3-8 Cheriton AFC

Ryan’s goal not enough in the Sheber
A Ryan Ford goal was just consolation for the seniors on Sunday morning in the Sheber Cup. I couldn’t be there so don’t have details of what I am told was a closely-fought affair that ended 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Next week I should be back as we travel to in-form Troggs Reserves for a league match. DH

Under 11s in happy mood sponsored by KC Scaffolding

KC Scaffolding logoExcellent stuff from the U11s this morning in their friendly with our guests Hawkinge. Here are a few images from Steph:

A busy morning for the Hawks keeper

A busy morning for the Hawks keeper

Brentley is our McDonalds Player of the Match

Brentley is our McDonalds Player of the Match

After-match celebrations for the U11s

After-match celebrations for the U11s

More updates to follow when time permits …

U10s excel on The Rype sponsored by Key Auto Trade

U10s sponsored by Key Auto Trade

keyautotrade new logoWe are not allowed to give results or name scorers for the younger age groups; but well done to Grant and the Under 10s today who were superb against Lydd Grasshoppers on The Rype. Next Saturday the squad is at home to neighbours Park Farm Rangers with an 11.30am kick off.

The U10s before today's thrilling encounter at Lydd

The U10s before today’s thrilling encounter at Lydd

Fixtures for the weekend with APEX Facades

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Next update at the end of the weekend due to admin commitments

Friday: FIFA Night for the U13s … everyone welcome. Alex is your host from 6pm to 10pm.

Saturday: all keyholders please have your keys with you today

Sunday: all keyholders please have your keys with you today

Sunday seniors: Mark, Fred and Pete will be taking you today for the home game … meet as usual at 9am. If you can’t play for any reason, please let one of them know in advance. Good luck. DH

Fixtures for the weekend

Ashford & District League (2.45pm)

Premier Division
Ashford Dynamo v Tenterden Town
Smarden v Wittersham

Division One
Ashford Athletic Reserves v Kennington Reserves
Biddenden v Rolvenden Reserves
Tenterden Reserves v Folkestone Invicta Disability
Woodchurch v Smeeth & Brabourne

Weald of Kent Charity Cup
South Willesborough v Lenham Wanderers Reserves

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)

Premier
Charing Sunday v Troggs
Mersham v Brewmaster

Division One
Iden Park v Lolzors
Prince Albert v Kennington
Shepway Spartans v Stanhope Rangers

Bodkin Cup
Sandgate v Hamstreet

Sheber Cup
Ashford Cavaliers v White Horse Folkestone
Ashford Galacticos v Mersham Reserves
Ashford Spartans v Red Heathens
Ashford United Colts v Charing Reserves
Bromley Green v Locomotive Reserves
Givaudan v Troggs Reserves
Grasshoppers Lydd v Burton Grove
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Fox Sunday
Stour Valley v New Romney
Willesborough Athletic v Aldington

Kent Junior Cup
York Arms v Cheriton AFC

[updated] Midweek with McDonalds

Charter McDonalds Confirmation today that our great sponsors, McDonalds, will be attending, and bringing presents to, the Childrens Christmas Party on Saturday 17 December in the Childrens Centre next door. Admission is by ticket (£5 per child … adults are free!) 4pm start with Father Christmas, Disco, gifts, food, face painting … can’t be bad! Tickets on sale from this coming weekend. No alcohol under any circumstances in the hall but the clubhouse will be open all day!

Garments in the clubhouse awaiting collection: 213 green jacket, 302 green jacket, 159 green jacket Angus Shepherd, 032 green jacket Kurtis. 10971 Polo Jake Asquith, 1072 polo Junior. 208 T-shirt Jacob.

Thursday opening time 5pm

Training tonight at Waterside for the U13s and U14s

Anyone who has not submitted their consent form and paid their deposit for Butlins, can you have it with you tonight or tomorrow at the FIFA Night … thank you

U8s, U8 Colts, U11s: please note you have football now on Saturday morning [go to the Events & Fixtures page]

BGFC Voucher for Adam

Well done Adam!

Well done Adam!

Happy birthday Lorraine!

And I thought you had forgot my birthday!

And I thought you had forgot my birthday!

[updated] Saturday seniors opponents call off for the second successive week

Wednesday: Happy birthday today to young Sarah Cowley!

Tuesday night update … looking forward to Wednesday

Disappointing news tonight is that The Three Mariners cannot raise a side again this Saturday to face the Green at Waterside. So frustrating for Ian Mace’s charges who had just started to hit top form before this unwelcome break.

U8s at The North School

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Our U8s now train on Tuesdays at The North School 6-7pm. The U8 Colts are at Waterside on Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6pm.

U15 Colts training night at Waterside

Twenty turned up for training tonight ... well done everyone!

Twenty turned up for training tonight … well done everyone!

Bromley Green vouchers for Ben and Ollie

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Tables and chairs for sale 

We have too many tables and chairs! Four are for sale to BG members. Silly price of £25 per set! First come, first served. Please see Dave Homewood in the clubhouse or email dhomewood@yahoo.com

We have too many tables and chairs! Four are for sale to BG members. Silly price of £25 per set! First come, first served. Please see Dave Homewood in the clubhouse or email dhomewood@yahoo.com

Wednesday: all training at Waterside and external venues is on … clubhouse open from 4.30pm