Goals from Alfie Glendinning and Matthew Wedge earnt a creditable draw on Tuesday night in an entertaining friendly. We went 1-0 down, 2-1 down but perhaps, in the end, a draw was a fair result. Onto more serious action now with the trip down the A28 to face Tenterden A on Saturday.
REPORT FROM TIMMY RUSSELL
The seniors traveled to an evening kick off at high flying Wingham from the Canterbury Premier League. We went behind in the first half, but pulled it back to 1-1 through Alfie. 2nd half and we went behind again, but minutes later it was 2-2 through Matt Wedge. We consistently put the hosts under pressure with 20 minutes left we had corner after corner but could just not get that deserved winner. Good performance all round, roll on the weekend Sat league and Sundays is a cup match. Regards Timmy
Birthday greetings on Tuesday to David Stafford and former quality first team defender Paul Allan!
U5s Academy TONIGHT AT 4PM – come along (bring your parents!)
Inter-club friendly blows away the rustiness – literally!
Damo Hatcher reports from a chilly Waterside
Well done to all that played in today’s friendly back at the Waterside. It was a very entertaining game between U13 McDonald’s and U13 Utilitas. We were lucky enough to witness some very nice football resulting in a 8 goal blinder. With 7 goals coming from the McDonald’s side. And 1 for Utilitas. Goals aside, it was nice to see the players out playing football again.
Scorers were Preston for the Utilitas side and Taylor (3), William (2), Charlie W and Ben for the McDonalds. Thanks to Neil Holmes for officiating and to those who braved the cold to support.
Editor’s footnote – well done to all for a sporting match. Great to see Austyn back in a Bromley Green shirt, albeit on the pitch where he had a solid game. Welcome to Qrez and Oscar who had their first outings. So everyone is clear, training for all groups is as per normal during the week. The Utilitas squad have another inter-club friendly with Grant’s U14 Skoda Caffyns on Thursday (5.30pm). Those not involved in that match please note training for U13s EKYL goes ahead as normal on Thursday at 6pm. To reiterate, Chris, Timmy, Grant, Damo, Jamie and DH are all training on the usual days at the normal times. If in doubt, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
U11 Emeralds Girls
Amendment to training slots … please go to the Menu and refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy birthday on Easter Monday to young ladies Rachel Sheridan and Maria Black and Ryan Carter!
On Easter Monday at Waterside we have an inter-club practice match featuring the U13 McDonalds and U13 Utilitas plus training as usual for the Emeralds Girls with Simon. For details of this weeks training and friendlies, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
Happy Birthday on Easter Sunday to Nicole Baker and Rocco Mannering!
Smashing weather for the two groups at training this morning – well done to all! And thank you to Richard, Spud and parents for their support. Please remember from now on that both the U7/8s and U13s Pirtek switch to training on Thursdays @5pm and 6pm respectively.
Training this morning for U7/8 Development Group (10am) and U13s Pirtek (11am) … new faces welcome … just bring boots and shin pads
Grant Turner reports from Great Chart Playing Fields
Bromley Green U14s Skoda Caffyns played a friendly against Pilgrims today. It was a very good and close match with both teams working hard. Final score was BG 1 – 3 Pilgrims who scored 2 late goals as BG tired in last 10 minute’s. Goal scorer Ryan. Player of the match Chelsea.
U10s manager Alex Potts reports from a chily Waterside this morning
We dusted off the cobwebs today and got back to football, our first game in six months. We are proud of how you played today – onwards and upwards to our next game. Sean Wood player of the match.
Seniors win 3-1 at Sandyacres with two first half goals from Luke Burdon and a third from Hasan Tejan midway through the second period. Report from Timmy – well done lads, a great turn out and good to see the young lads up for it. Deserved victory over Tenterden who are from a higher league. Great all round performance and well done to Lenny Russell, the referees man of the match. Well done and see you Tuesday at Wingham.
U9s Global slow start leads to a 5-0 loss at New Romney. Keeper Tyler Godden kept the score respectable as the rustiness showed.
U12s DVS romped home at Waterside, with some cracking penalties amongst their goals.
Sad news has arrived of the passing yesterday of local man Paul Bibbings. Far too young to be taken. Our condolences have been sent to Doreen, Paula and the family. RIP Paul Bibbings.
Happy birthday Saturday to former players Richard Revell and sponsor Mark Mason!
Our Saturday seniors entertain Tenterden A in a friendly at Sandyacres today (2pm kick off). Timmy has no game now as U13 Utilitas opponents couldn’t raise a side. But there are outings for the Under 9 Global, U10 Hurricanes, U12 DVS and U14 Skoda Caffyns squads. Kick off times are on the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
No games on Sunday but there is training at Waterside for the U7/8 Development Group (10am) and the U13 Pirtek squad (11am). New faces always welcome – just turn up with boots and shin pads or text Dave Homewood on 07761101988 for further details. Karen will be selling soft drinks and I will give an Easter Egg afterwards to those who take part.
Sometimes it can be informative to look back and see the standards we need to reclaim. A drop into 15 years ago shows us on our way up the ladder again – starting with the WKCC which we won on Good Friday 2006
Winners Weald of Kent Charity Shield Winners Kent County League Eastern Floodlit Cup Winners Kent County League Eastern Reserves Division Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division (League champions) Winners Ashford Sunday Premier Division Cup Winners Ashford Sunday League Bodkin Cup Runners-up Ashford Charity Trophy (Sunday section)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON GOOD FRIDAY to Jo Wyer and Cllr Andy Rogers
Its cold – but enjoy Easter anyway!
Great turn-out by the U18s last night – one or two are off to university in September but lets make sure we finish this disrupted campaign with a smile and all the boys are involved both days in senior football next season
Happy birthday on Thursday to Thomas Pickard, AbdelRahman Hellah, Bobbie Copham, local football stalwart Roger Corkhill, former manager Matt Coniam, Jody Bulman, Georgia Allan, Paul Brasington and Jamie Oxley!
Another packed training night on Wednesday … for Thursday night’s action, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page
Big welcome to Qrez Rodrigues and Oscar Staines who have joined our Utilitas U13s – still room for a couple more players to bolster the squad. Contact Timmy today on 07912875127 and get involved in Saturday’s game. Training is Wednesdays at our ground @5.30pm.
Good to see Freddie back in the BG Junior Valiants fold – lets keep building the group who are enjoying their time on Wednesdays with Tom (@5pm for any newcomers).
Big thank you to Alex Potts who trained the U10 McDonalds last night. No fixture this weekend but training next Wednesday @6pm and then a match on Saturday 10 April.
Sunday arrangements are 10am U7/8 Development Group followed by 11am Under 13s Pirtek. New boys and girls are always welcome. Make sure you have boots and shin pads. No toilets until our new clubhouse is completed. Karen will be selling water bottles and soft drinks.
Please can we all try and park sensibly. I appreciate it is not easy but on Wednesday we dominated the whole area with well over 100 cars packing both car parks and round the roads. It is only fair that we treat neighbours with respect and our vehicles do not cause a nuisance. Thank you.
Update … Damo Hatcher has had his email account hacked … please do not open
Lovely sight last night seeing the field full of happy faces – hopefully we can look forward to at least six months of constant action in decent weather with league, cup, tournaments, vets and charity events. Welcome to new signing for U13s McDonalds, Leon Benn, and great to see the return of Austyn Kingsland and Lenny Buss. Well done to Harvey Bean on his first session with the U9s.
Thank you to all those who have attended Mini-6 and 1-1 meetings in recent weeks. So much has been discussed (and argued over lol) and I will make sure all members are kept up to date very shortly.
We will be expanding our EKYL presence next season – a long way from the good old days when everybody (junior and senior) played for the Green both days of the weekend; but it is a start. Of course, membership of our club covers all football including weekends, midweek, local tournaments and training.
Reminder to BG Junior Valiants that training is @5pm on Wednesday with Tom. One or two are in isolation but those that are fit and well, please lets get going again and of course bring any friends that you think would enjoy kicking a ball again.
Under 10 McDonalds, please bring your kit back tonight and give to Dave as it all has to go to Leah-Ann our kit officer. Your new strip is ready and we hope to arrange a presentation next week. No game this Saturday and your trainer tonight will be Alex Potts.
For all of tonight’s activities, please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page.
Well, did you remember to move your clocks forward one hour?
Birthday greetings today to Suzie Jeffreys and Marion Daniels!
Well done to the East Kent Youth League who are refunding all cup fees for this ruined season … £80 received this morning for U13s/U18s cups; plus they are not charging for new registrations under the circumstances
Training and meetings resume tomorrow – please refer to the 2021 Events & Fixtures page for details
Monday 6pm = Executive mini-6 with 1 slot remaining
Monday 7pm = Football Forum Mini-6 with 3 slots remaining
Hygiene certificate … congratulations to Karen Barnes
All members of food serving staff are asked to obtain the L2 Hygiene and Safety for Catering Certificate prior to our clubhouse opening. Karen is the first to complete online. Message her if you have any questions. The club will reimburse costs to all applicants.