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[updated] Monday 6 November 2017

Birthday greetings today to Alfie Goldsmith!

Training tonight for the U8s at Highworth School 6pm sharp

U8s McDonalds PoM trophy has gone missing … who had it or saw it last please? – FOUND! Sid borrowed it on Saturday.

Children’s Christmas tickets are now available from your team manager/admin (up to and including the U11s).

U6/U7: some of you have expressed an interest in club hoodies, hats as Christmas presents. I will endeavour to speak to you all next Saturday (or at training if I can get there on Thursday) and bring garments to try on. DH.

Results catch-up for the two older youth teams

Ashford & District Youth League U15
Biddenden 0-10 Rye Bay
Bromley Green 4-3 Grasshoppers
Egerton 5-1 High Halden
Park Farm 1-8 Headcorn
Weald Wolves Blue 6-5 Smeeth & Brabourne
Weald Wolves Red 1-4 Hastings United

East Kent Youth League U16
Ashford United 3-6 Hawkinge Colts
Ramsgate Trinity Colts 2-1 Herne Bay
Tankerton 7-4 Faversham Strike Force

Only 3 points separate the top five in the Ashford League U15 Division with the Green, Rye, Hastings, Headcorn and Grasshoppers all in the mix. Next up for the U15s is a tough home cup tie with the Corn … the only side to lower our colours this term. Kick off at Waterside is 11.30am.

On Sunday, the U16s are away to Hawkinge in the East Kent Youth League (2-m kick off)

Well done Elliott … U13s Player of the Match


Sunday updates

Ashford Charity Trophy win for seniors

Goals by Ashley Webster, Ryan Ford and Richard Floyd earned a 3-1 Ashford Charity Trophy victory at the Goldwyn School this morning against Ashford Cavaliers.


Ashford & District Sunday League Div 3
Charing Sunday Reserves 1-3 Channel Cars
Kingsnorth Pilgrims 2-5 Givaudan
Sellindge SSC 2-4 Fox Sunday

Ashford Charity Trophy
AFC Ashford Athletic 9-0 Ashford United
Ashford Cavaliers 1-3 Bromley Green

Thanks to those who attended the Youth Forum at McDonalds this lunchtime … some really positive ideas that can be taken forward

First tournament goal for Ashley and Player of the Tournament!

Ashley Fedder this morning after starring at Rainham

More photos on the BGV page

Updates on Saturday and looking forward to Sunday 5 November 2017

More updates to follow …

Green Seniors win at Canterbury

Jordan, James and Lewis on target as Green win 3-1 at the University. Byron nominated Player of Match by manager Ian Mace.

Kent County League Div 3 results
Deal Town Rangers 1-4 Deal Sports Reserves
Faversham Town Reserves 5-0 Woodnesborough
Tenterden Town 4-3 CC Sport
University of Kent 1-3 Bromley Green

Green U15s hold out to go top

Conan was our PoM today as the U15s went back to the top of the table

Today we welcomed grasshoppers to waterside, with a top of table clash, the game started nervously with neither side grabbing hold of the game, and cancelling each other out. But we managed to take lead from a mistake from their defence, which jordan took well. Then we seemed to relax and began to try and play football, but it was  a scrappy game from both sides,  but we battled well, we then snuck another goal after Jordan got his second, then another quick goal from kieron made it 3 nil, but we stopped playing and grasshoppers came back at us creating a few chances, which eventually ended with them scoring, then they scored another goal pretty much straight after are kick off. So half time and we’re winning 3-2. The second half both teams had chances but didn’t take them, Nathan made some decent saves to keep us in front. Finally Jordan got his Hatrick to send us 4-2 up, but once again we conceded late on to make it a nervous last few minutes, but we managed to hold on for the win and take us back to top of the league.  A good battling performance  from all, well boys great win. Mark.

Under 13s

Missing key players again, the U13s had only a Freddie Copham goal to show for their efforts today.

Under 12s

Otford away and we hold our hands up to being well beaten

U12s at our sponsors McDonalds today

Thank you to Keran and the staff at McDonalds for their great hospitality

Player of the Match today for Sid is Alfie Ireland

Under 11s … fantastic spirit!

A happy morning for the U11s!

What a debut for Simos … our PoM for the U11s

Under 10s

Today we welcomed South Ashford to Waterside a great team performance by all who took part in a very entertaining game, end to end football with some great passing and defending on show along with some quality goals scored . PoTM goes to Kieran for his hat-trick. Regards Rob .

Do they never stand still?

Well done to Bromley Green and South Ashford U10s for a terrific match … and congratulations to Kieran


Under 9s report from Matt Church

Another entertaining game full of goals. We raced into a lead playing with a lot of confidence taking players on aswell as trying to pass the ball around. Unfortunately a bit to confident and the score was soon different.  With some more strong attacking play and some solid defending and great goalkeeping we went ahead , and just when we started to relax a little the home team got back in the game and it was a nervous ending. Solid defending by Liam and Louis, some good passing and hard work by Ellis, Riley, Henry and Tommy and with Reegan always finding space behind the defence it was a really good performance with player of the match Charlie making some really good important saves. The goals today were scored by Ellis (2) and Riley  (2). Well done.

Always very attentive … the U9s

Ever-improving Charlie earns our PoM … well done Char!

Under 8s summary from Martyn Smith
We was away at Pilgrims this morning with a 9am ko so was a sloppy start am sure a few boys were still sleeping but then we clicked in to gear brad made a few good saves. Aiden playing really well out from the back great awareness and passes midfielders run the show and the strikers doing what they do best happy with the performance considering we haven’t played for a month but we must improve next week. We’re still unbeaten, well done boys – today’s goals from Jake direct from a corner, Brad, Seb x2 and Lucas x2. Martyn Smith. Sorry, not allowed to give the score.

U8s shaking hands before Saturday’s excellent match

Under 7s report from Trevor Strand

An entertaining game between the Under 7s and Mersham Hurricanes.
A good all round team performance from all the players who are improving and learning but more importantly appear to be enjoying their football.
At times playing in different positions the players adapted well and the two who had their turn in goal made some excellent saves.
Some good passing created scoring opportunities which is encouraging.
The game was very well refereed by Toby Furner.
Well played boys and keep up the good work.
Thanks to the parents for their support and help with putting up goals etc.
U7s Squad – Henry, Callum, Ben, Stephen, Ibrahim, Ethan, Harvey.
Trev Strand

A voucher for Ibrahim (lots of sweets!)

Sunday: Clubhouse open today from 8am

Today’s action for the seniors sees a trip to Goldwyn School for an Ashford Charity Trophy tie against Ashford Cavaliers (10.30am). Manager Gary Gibbs has a host of players absent again, including key strikers Billy Mabb and Joe Valler who are suspended. On the transfer front, Marcus Hodges is returning to Market Hotel.

The Under 16s entertain Hawkinge (2pm) while the BGV Juniors have a tournament. Training for BGV and Girls is on as normal.

Today’s activities
Manchester City v Arsenal (2.15pm) on the clubhouse TV
Chelsea v Manchester United (4.30pm) on the clubhouse TV
Sunday seniors Away Ashford Cavaliers (10.30am) ACT Players please meet in the clubhouse by 9.15am. Venue: Goldwyn School, Great Chart TN23 3BT
Youth Forum in the Conference Suite, McDonalds, High Street at 12.30pm. Food for youth members is free – adults to pay for their meals.
BGV Juniors Tournament. Players please meet in the clubhouse at 8am.
Under 16s EKYL Home Hawkinge (2pm)
BGV Adults/U16 training as normal this morning
BG Girls training 10.30am

[updated] Friday 3 November 2017: weekend’s fixtures with Apex Facades

Happy birthday Friday to Ellie Cowley!

Final thought from Thursday night … Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, quoted on 25 May 2015: “If I leave Southampton, it is for a club that plays better than the Europa League.” Right – why do so many egotistical players always think the grass is greener? (rhetorical)

U15s squad to meet Grasshoppers on Saturday
Nathan, Charlie, Sonny, Lennon, Kai, Lashman,
Conan, Oliver, Jordan, Kieron, Lorenzo, Ilja,
Ben, Jaden, George, Brendan

U10s squad  to play South Ashford
Preston, Matteo, Alfie, Josh, Charlie, Harrison, Riley, David, Timmy, Hurk, Kacper
For all the youth fixtures and meeting times, please go to the Events & Fixtures page

Saturday’s fixtures

Kent County League Div 3 (2pm)
Deal Town Rangers v Deal Sports Reserves
Faversham Town Reserves v Woodnesborough
Tenterden Town v CC Sport
University of Kent v Bromley Green

Sunday’s fixtures

Ashford & District Sunday League Div 3 (10.30am)
Charing Sunday Reserves v Channel Cars
Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Givaudan
Sellindge SSC v Fox Sunday

Ashford Charity Trophy (10.30am)
AFC Ashford Athletic v Ashford United
Ashford Cavaliers v Bromley Green

Sunday 5 November 2017
Manchester City v Arsenal (2.15pm) on the clubhouse TV
Chelsea v Manchester United (4.30pm) on the clubhouse TV

Youth Forum: meets in the Conference Suite, McDonalds, High Street at 12.30pm on Sunday. Are you keen to have a say in the future of our club? Contact James Porter or Dave Homewood to become involved and enjoy free meals!

Line-up so far for the Vets game 25 November at Waterside

[Waiting to hear back from a few others]

1 James Branch
2 Ilir Caka
3 Sid Hone
4 Lee Gilham
5 Rob Finn
6 Alex Hebbes
7 Brian Edwards
8 Kevin Hollamby
9 Leon Reed
10 Martyn Smith
11 Leigh Crocker
12 Grant Turner
13 Matt Stanley

Thursday 2 November 2017

Birthday greetings today to Phoebe Cowley and Nathan McHugh!

Training as per the schedule tonight (please refer to the Events & Fixtures page)


Wednesday 1 November 2017

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm

Birthday greetings today to Yonas!

Training tonight is as per the schedule (refer to the Events & Fixtures page)

U11s parents representatives to meet Executive reps 7.30pm

Executive meeting 8pm

Christmas Party tickets on sale from next week! 

Always a sell-out … there is a fire limit to the number we are allowed in the hall … so first come, first served. Note: NO ENTRY without ticket and we need to know numbers well before the day to enable every child to receive a gift from Father Christmas.

Santa, Music, Games, Presents, Food & Drink

U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s

Saturday 9 December 2017

In the Children’s Centre from 3pm

Child ticket £5 (adults free!) No ticket, no entry

Note: the clubhouse bar will be open but strictly NO ALCOHOL to be taken into the Children’s Centre hall … thank you

Parents willing to help please come forward … so far we have Lisa Smith in charge of food, Mark ‘Spud’ Smith sorting the entertainment, Nicola Root, Hannah Martin and no doubt lots of other good people ensuring the youngsters have a great time. If you are able to offer help in any way, please see Spud or Dave Homewood at the club on Wednesdays or weekends – or email Thank you.

Sponsored ‘Beat the Goalie’ penalty shoot-out

So far the following teams have replied and wish to take part … remember money raised will be used to boost YOUR team! BGV all squads, U6. U7, U8, U10, U11, U12, U13, U15 … if U9 or U16 want to take part please let me know as I will be allocating dates and times over the next few days. Thank you DH.

Tuesday 31 October 2017: Vets match 25 November

Training tonight indoors at the North School for the Under 10s … please be ready to commence at 6pm sharp

Waiting to hear from several … Vets game … get your name down!


Home to Pilgrims Vets
Saturday 25 November 2017
Kick off 1.30pm (Meet clubhouse 12.30pm)

1 James Branch
2 Ilir Caka
3 Sid Hone
4 Lee Gilham
5 Rob Finn
6 Alex Hebbes
7 Brian Edwards
8 Kevin Hollamby
9  Grant Turner
10  Matt Stanley

Sid is taking names now for the next Vets game against Pilgrims. Please text him or put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

Our next Vets game is on Saturday 20 January 2018 with a 1.30pm kick off at home to Whitstable Old Boys.

Hoodies, rain jackets, hats, bags … great Christmas presents! See Dave Homewood in the clubhouse on Wednesday (4.30 – 10pm) or at the weekend for more information and to order.