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Weekend review with Skoda Caffyns

Monday: club open from 4.30pm. BG Valiants reps and Executive reps meeting at 7.15pm. Training – can coaches please use an area not churned up … thanks

A busy weekend; please scroll down for more photos and updates

Eight kids! The U8 Colts

Eight kids! The U8 Colts

The U12s at home on Saturday

The U12s at home on Saturday

Birthday greetings today (Sunday) to Joe Gower!

BG Valiants big win over Canterbury City … please go to the BG Valiants page for report and goalscorers

Seniors still eyeing cup and league double

A 5-0 win away to Ashford Spartans keeps the lads in the hunt for the title and with the cup final to come the spirit in the camp is buoyant. Goals from Matty Wedge, Thomas Moon, Reece Chapman and two home defenders saw us to a 5-0 victory away to a gallant Spartans outfit. Next week we welcome fellow title contenders White Horse to Waterside and the squad is: Louis Burton: Cameron Lumsden, Mitchell Barrett, Josh Twyman, Layton Bryant, Pawel Baron, Ryan Ford, Matt Wedge, Reece Chapman, Levii Loyza, Tom Moon, James Haylock-Ashdown, Tom Messenger, Liam Dadd

Sunday’s local results

Kent Sunday Cups
Fox 2-3 Higham Bulls
Real Gima 2-2 Market 2 (Real win on pens)
Shepway Spartans 8-4 Medway Sports (aet)

Appledore 10-2 Willesborough
Ashford Cavaliers 4-0 Burton Grove
Ashford Spartans 0-5 Bromley Green
Ashford United Colts 4-0 Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Charing Reserves 3-2 Lydd Grasshoppers
Cheriton 1-1 Prince Albert
Givaudan 0-3 Red Heathens
Locomotive 7-1 Troggs
Mersham 1-3 Hamstreet
New Romney 1-6 Mersham Reserves
Sandgate 4-7 Locomotive Reserves
Stanhope 0-4 Kennington
Troggs Reserves 0-2 Aldington


Unlucky U15s suffer 1-0 home defeat … report from Sean Phelan

U15s Man of the Match is Oliver Mitchell

U15s Man of the Match is Oliver Mitchell

A frustrating afternoon with our unbeaten run ending in a 1-0 defeat at home to Trinity.
A close game with few chances at either end that Trinity just edged. They had a couple of new players who were very good (particularly no 8) which meant they, like us, were strong in every area. Whilst taking nothing away from Trinity we had several players who were definitely under the weather and we missed our up front focal point Alex A.
Trinity dominated the 1st half, albeit we had the best chance and Kuba was unlucky to hit the side netting. Trinity took the lead just after half time and the 2nd half was a see saw affair with both teams having periods of dominance. They had a few attempts on goal which Olly M dealt with and our attacks invariably ended with the offside flag going up. Kuba was flagged offside at least half a dozen times but he’s too intelligent a player to keep making that kind of mistake and both parents and players voiced their frustration at the decisions.
Excellent performances today from Josh, who played at both left and right back and Alex P who consistently performs well. Ollie H was also excellent in midfield challenging for everything and winning the majority.
Man of the match however goes to keeper Olly M. He dominated his area, was quick (and brave) to dive at feet and never fumbled a thing. He genuinely kept the score respectable, well done Ollie.

Sunday: clubhouse open from 9am

Skoda CaffynsGood luck to the Sunday seniors away to Ashford Spartans (10.30am), the BG Valiants at home to Canterbury City (10.30am) and this afternoon the EKYL U15s also at home to Trinity (2pm).


Player of the Match for the U15/16s: Angus

The boys unfortunately lost 3-4 today against New Romney. The final result didn’t reflect their efforts today, they played really well, especially in the first half.
Man of the match was Angus, who was consistent throughout the whole match & played great football.

U14s off colour

Today we welcomed Biddenden to waterside the boys didn’t seem to be at the races today and two mistakes at the back in the first 20 minutes cost them 2 goals and if it wasn’t for Nathan could of been further behind as he made a few good saves when called upon .HT 0-2 I had a stern chat with them at the break and made a couple of changes and it seemed to work as they started the second half the stronger of the sides and was pressing with some good football and when Conan broke through he was taken down in the box and the ref pointed to the spot Dre stepped up to take but the keeper saved but Ilya was there to fire home the rebound  1-2 and soon after the scores were level when Brendan put Ilja through on goal who calmly slotted home 2-2 the boys continued to press  but chances for lash Kieron and Dre all went begging when really the game should of been finished off but the tide turned when the boys began to tire and were  caught out on 3 occasions with some sloppy play which cost them 3 goals
final score 2-5 a bad defeat today but onwards and upwards and let’s take the positives to Rye next Saturday and get back to winning ways .MOTM today was Ilja for his 2 goals and some good football .


Well done Alfie! U12s Player of the Match


Joe is our Player for the U11s who were in winning form again on Saturday

The Green U11s who impressed today

The Green U11s who impressed today


U8s took part in a 12-goal thriller at Mersham


Well done Barnaby … U10s Player of the Match


Another goal for Phoebe

U8s report from Thomas Habgood
Hi Dave good game shame no goalkeeper we when down 3-0 in 10 mins but Bromley Green pulled it back and took the lead 5-3 but last 15 mins we let in some silly goals but ALL the players did well and kept on working till the end. The final score was 7-5 to them it was a good game. Need more running and passing. The player of the match was Reegan for is work rate and going in goal the 2nd half. Well DONE TO ALL OF THE TEAM. Our goalscorers today were Brad with 3 and Phoebe with  2.

You put your left foot in ...

You put your left foot in …

Thomas loses his head ...

Thomas loses his head …

Last week's U10 Player of the Match is Cameron

Last week’s U10 Player of the Match is Cameron

Saturday’s senior results

Ashford & District League
Lydd Town 3rds 2-2 Smarden
The Three Mariners 4-1 Ashford Dynamo
Division One
Tenterden Reserves 2-2 Kennington Reserves
League Cup
Folkestone Invicta Disability 0-14 Bromley Green
Rolvenden Reserves v Tenterden Reserves –  off
Smeeth & Brabourne 2-2 South Willesborough Warriors
Woodchurch 5-1 Hythe Grovellers

Seniors begin cup trail with 14-0 win

On target in a landslide victory against Folkestone Invicta Disability (away) were Jordan Griffin 5, Tom Armstrong 2, Martin W 2, Ryan Prior, C Lumsden, R Hagger, R Ford, S Kristollari

Into the weekend … with Key Auto Trade

Clubhouse open Saturday from 8.30am

keyautotrade new logoGood luck to all the BG teams this weekend (meeting times are on the Events & Fixtures page)

Under 14s at home to Biddenden on Saturday
The squad from Rob:
Brendan Nathan Charlie ilja Piotr
Gift lash Kieron joe Jack lash Jaden
George Dre

Please scroll down for the U13s squad and senior fixtures for Saturday

[updated] Friday 27 January 2017: Jaden’s birthday/PoM award for Callum Keogh

Birthday greetings today to Charlie Morse!

Weather watch … any updates on pitches will be published here first

U13s squad to face Mersham at Waterside on Saturday
Callum; Frankie, Lennon, Lorenzo, Sam, Jasper, Ben, Brayden, Emmett, Tom B, Jack, Dominic, Ted, Eddie

Dave Spencer is confident the lads will build on their recent good form and Eddie will ease his way back after a long injury break. Meet 10.30am for an 11.30am kick off.

Senior local fixtures on Saturday

Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
Lydd Town 3rds v Smarden
The Three Mariners v Ashford Dynamo
Division One
Tenterden Reserves v Kennington Reserves
League Cup
Folkestone Invicta Disability v Bromley Green
Rolvenden Reserves v Tenterden Reserves – match off
Smeeth & Brabourne v South Willesborough Warriors
Woodchurch v Hythe Grovellers

keep-calm-the-show-must-go-on-29Thanks to all those who defied another bitterly cold night to train at Waterside yesterday … and a big well done to Lennon and Dave Spencer, Rob Finn, Callum Waters, Jack Morton and the rest of the U13s/U14s who helped to set up and tidy up afterwards. And thank you to Melissa on behalf of the youngsters for the lovely cakes!

Birthday boy Jaden’s cup cakes … specially crafted by Melissa!


Not sure what George is thinking of doing with that cake!


Happy birthday to Jaden!


Mind your knuckles Charlie …


Lennon … you can’t go home yet!


Callum (almost smiling) receives his PoM award from Saturday from Dave Spencer

Preview of the weekend to follow … above, Callum and his U13 team mates hope the ground is fit to host Mersham

Thursday 26 January 2017

Birthday greetings today to Jaden Bourne!

Need someone to train the U13s today 6-7pm … any offers please? Cheers DH

Clubhouse open today from 5pm

Training at Waterside tonight for the U13s and U14s

Training at Norton Knatchbull tonight for the U15/16s

Wednesday 25 January 2017 with McDonalds

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm for training and the football on the box

Fingers crossed! All training is ON tonight at Waterside and the North School

McDonalds archesCharlton Trip: seven definites … can we sort tonight please … ideally need three from the U8 Colts and we will have 10 to go to The Valley on Saturday 27 May 2017 for games, tour etc. Rachel, Nikki, Martyn and parents can we tie this all up tonight please at the club. Thank you.

‘World Cup’ fun for our Valiants youngsters

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Report from Nick Cook at Sunday’s tournament

Well what a great day we had at the “World Cup” special tournament on Sunday held in Gillingham. We had a valiant first game but we kept our heads up, for the rest of our games and we got a helping hand from Sheppey and Leybourne for the rest of our matches (a huge thankyou for that). Daniel had a brilliant start in goal , then a great day in the field and was even able to score a well-earned hat trick. Ruben had a really great day playing both in attacking and defensive duties … great work son. Timmy really put every effort into helping out the team in attacking and defence and ran himself into the ground (well deserving of “Man of the Tournament”). A big shout out for Harvey on his first tournament; he played well and successfully scored a goal (with the biggest smile on his face).

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Happy birthday today to Lorenzo Baker!

Training tonight for the U8s indoors at the North School (6-7pm)

Training tonight for the U15 Colts at Highworth School (6-7pm)

Monday afternoon update … ALL training is OFF tonight

Due to the dangerous, frozen, playing surfaces – ALL training at Waterside is OFF tonight