Friday 8 October 2020

Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely

Urgent update: Saturday’s home U13s game between BGFC Utilitas and Park Farm Rangers has unfortunately fell foul to long-term injuries, illness and parental fears surrounding covid.

Saturday’s squad at home to Len Valley

Benn Phillips
Luke Couper
Harry Lane
Ashley Webster
Tyler O’Gorman
Beau O’Gorman
Matt Wedge
Chris Boxshall
Tom Messenger
Brian Petkin
Harvey Luxford
Sid Hone
Reece Pringle
Lenny Russell
Owen Taylor

Birthday wishes Friday go to Callum Monaghan and Connor Maher!

Today’s photos as knockdown continues

Wow … these trenches are deep!
More trenches

Michal: the biggest kid at Thursday night training!

Look what I didn’t win!

Under 8s club bags now printed

Bag numberPlayer
636Robert Todd
637Hudson King 
638Cooper Beeching
639Ralphy Burt
640Bradley Phillips
U8s club bags ready for distribution

Note: the following already have their bags from last season

430 Archie Mansfield

907 Ashton Lawrence

1465 Casey Monk

Thursday 8 October 2020 with DVS

Loyal sponsors of Bromley Green FC

Another good turn-out at training tonight despite the darkness arriving far too early!

Utilitas U13s – some parents have yet to confirm their child’s availability for Saturday. Can you let Timmy know asap please on 07912875127. Thank you.

Saturday seniors squad home Len Valley: Message from Michelle – squad selection is being revised by Brian. Kick off is 2.45pm at Sandyacres.

Another reminder: the club does not respond to anonymous numbers or numbers withheld. Texting your ID will gain a response if it is a legitimate call. Thank you.

Happy birthday Thursday to Scott Messenger and former players Oliver Turrell and Shaun Brown!

Training is as per the schedule tonight (refer to Events & Fixtures page if in doubt). U13s EKYL Pirtek please try and arrive for a 5.45pm start. We train whatever the weather by the way parents lol. Need a referee for Sunday at Sandyacres 2pm kick off if anyone is available please.

Jack is collecting the following U7s club bags tonight – remember your number as it stays with you for all garments to follow!

626Barney Milton
627Kacper Chlebowski
628Lenny Pereira
629Bertie Martin
630Harry Stevenson
631Oscar Barnas
632Buddy Barham
633Damian Saunders
634Harry Bergin
635Preston Parker Godden

Great turn-out last night … well done everyone! Two more weeks and we start at external venues

BGV Juniors parents: I understand from Brian that you prefer 12.30pm on Sundays for training at our place … just remember while rebuild is on that there are no toilets or running water. Thank you DH

No words necessary really

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Training times for this evening are on the Events & Fixtures page. Any manager wanting an earlier time for the remaining two weeks until the clocks change, please let me know.

External venue training: begins week beginning 26 October 2020 with days and times published on the Events & Fixtures page together with post codes.

Under 10s McDonalds: I intend to start training at 5.45pm if possible to enable us to get an hour in.

Under 16s is looking bright once injuries clear up – still do with a couple more quality players. New kit will be here for your next game sponsored by TMS and a new manager, Ashley Kennedy, who we have every faith in – so let’s answer the doom merchants and have smiles on faces again!

Bromley Green Junior Valiants – well done at training last night. Don’t forget to tell your school friends about this friendly group and get them to come along. The proposal is to revert to Sunday morning training from 25 October 2020 @10am at Waterside. If parents can offer some feedback please. DH

Fantastic turn-outs on training nights have once again highlighted our parking problems. The Executive is doing its best to find solutions and thanks are extended to our friends in the Swan Centre for allowing us to overspill during recent weeks. Also, can I ask that the emergency access gate to the field is not blocked please – there are signs attached to the gate.

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Monday 5 October 2020

Happy birthday today to U18s captain Conan Wyer and local league officianado Ben Marshall!

Wish list

  • sponsor for our brilliant Under 18s squad
  • extra players for our U5s, U10s, U11 Girls, U12 McD, U13s x3 and U16s
  • urgent – manager/coach for U8 waiting list

For further details, please contact

EKYL results in our sections

Under 18s

Bredhurst 4-0 Deal Town Rangers

Chartham Sports Club 2-4 Bromley Green

Snowdown & Aylesham 0-5 Faversham Town

Under 13s

Barham 1-6 Dynamo United

Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes 1-4 Cheriton United Colts

Faversham Strike Force Lightning 5-1 Bromley Green Pirtek

Lyminge 6-2 Ramsgate Orange

Sunday 4 October 2020 with CRS Rail and Construction Recruitment Specialists

Proud sponsors of Bromley Green FC

Pride of place this weekend has to go to our Under 18s with a superb 4-2 away success – well done all!

Under 18s make it a happy birthday for their skipper!

Very strong game from the boys today with an impressive 4-2 victory at Chartham Sports in the EKYL. Physical game with both teams trying for the win. We started strongly and put them on the back foot early. The breakthrough came with an outrageous freekick effort from Ethan Rogers. Chartham worked had and got themselves in front quite quickly with two goals in rapid succession which left Bromley Green having to fight back. A great run by George Ward that ended with him being taken out in the penalty area. A thumping finish brought us back back to 2-2 just as half time was coming. Second half again we started off brightly getting in behind and George and Conan Wyer causing all sorts of issues on the wings for the opposing team full backs. A nice composed finish from Ronnie put us in the lead again after a quick break and Ronnie running in behind well. Game became a bit scruffy as both teams were looking for the win. One of which Ethan again, from a ridiculous distance, managed to smash it home thanks to a fumble from their goalkeeper. A great win and a positive display from all involved well done. Will Lines (manager)

Editor: well done Will, Jo and boys – terrific result and happy birthday to loyal clubman and captain Conan tomorrow!

Two games today that affect our seniors

Folkestone United Reserves 2-1 Singleton Barn

Lydd Town 11-1 Charing Reserves

Birthday greetings today to Lillie Edwards and Lorraine Hancock!

Stunning EKYL away win for Bromley Green U18s

Report to follow … news is in of a fantastic 4-2 win at Chartham Sports for Will and the boys.

EKYL Under 13s – a day with a difference!

To say our preparation was disjointed, and that this was one of those days, is an understatement! At 12.30pm a phone call from the opposition manager “Where are you Dave it’s kick off time?” We were actually in the Waterside car park ready to leave for a 2pm kick off! So we arrive a shambles, kick off about 1.30pm as the pitch was double-booked, our captain missing most of the first half … I won’t continue. Suffice to say no-one asked me about a 12.30pm kick off and the irony is we would all have preferred it.

As if that wasn’t enough, defensive nonsense saw us behind in the first minute and 2-0 down with a penalty after four. By half time, their impressive diminutive winger (Archie – he will go far) had destroyed us with two opportunist goals for a 4-0 scoreline.

In the second half, we struggled with injuries but at least used the opportunity to look at lads in different roles and pulled one back through Harley White. However, the day ended as it started as we conceded an own goal and left Faversham with lots to think about from a 5-1 defeat. 

Time to regroup for next Sunday when we entertain Dynamo United at Sandyacres. Kick off will definitely be 2pm. See you all at training on Thursday @5.45pm if you can all make it just that little bit earlier. DH

Today’s games featuring Bromley Green teams

Just two EKYL matches for the club today – both with 2pm kick offs

Will Lines and the Under 18s visit Chartham while th

e Under 13s are on the Faversham Rec facing Faversham Strike Force Lightning

Meet times in our car park are Under 18s @12.15pm and Under 13s @12.30pm. Two tough games and any support welcome of course.

One game that affects us from yesterday

Sellindge SSC 2-1 Tenterden A

Saturday 3 October 2020 with Pirtek

Skoda Caffyns Under 15s impressive away victory

BGFC U15s put in another great performance at Bethersden against TSS at lunchtime to register a 3-0 victory. Superb effort from all the players and a well-deserved success with our goals provided by Jacob Santer (2) and jack Matthews. Well done to Kian who controlled matters at the back and was a worthy winner of the Player of the Match accolade.

TSS and Bromley Green prior to today’s excellent match at Bethersden

Praise for Utilitas 9 in defeat

Match summary from Timmy
We played 2nd place today but only had 9 players. The team battled hard but just couldn’t match an opposition with 11 players. Josh was outstanding in goal but South Ashford made the most of their advantage. Well played all – Josh was our Player of the Match.

Editor’s note: Well done for turning up and doing your best boys. Surely we can find a couple more decent players to strengthen our numbers. Any parent out there with a child that might be interested, please ring Timmy on 07912875127.

josh is our Utilitas Player of the Match today

Update: Under 18s your game is ON tomorrow and it is now away to Chartham Sports. Please meet in our car park 12.15pm. Venue: Beeches Avenue, Chartham, Kent CT4 7TA.

Under 13s McDonalds match report from Damo Hatcher

We started on the back foot straight away this morning at South Road against Hythe Town Colts. Starting with only 9 players. About quarter of the way through first half a 10th player arrived.  We had to play the whole match with 10 players – resulting in a 9-1 loss. I take absolutely nothing away from the players we had as they all put in 110%. They all battled hard right to the end.  The goal came from Ini.  Jamie’s and my McDonalds Player of the Match was Harry for his hard work put in at the back. And the opposition’s PoTM was Lilly.

URGENT UPDATE 7.30am inspection – ALL HOME GAMES ARE OFF THIS WEEKEND DUE TO WATERLOGGED PITCHES. Can managers/admin please ensure all opponents and referees are informed asap. Thank you.

Sponsors of BGFC Under 13s East Kent Youth League

Birthday greetings on Saturday to Ian Mace!

Good luck to all the Green teams in action this weekend and please send your reports and photos to

ADYFL teams: if your game is off due to ground conditions (or any other reason for that matter) please ask our rep Karen Barnes to submit the relevant cancellation form to the league. Thank you.

For the winter training venues and times, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page (we start week beginning 26 October 2020). Post codes are provided.

U13s EKYL squad to face Faversham Strike Force Lightning on Sunday

Harvey Prior, Gabriel Mika, Archie Barker, Charlie Bryant, Thomas Hawkins, Ben Hatcher, Rieyaan Nuanko, Henry Barnes, Josh Bailey, Preston Webb (c), Harley White, Oliver Burrett, Charlie Barton, Kris Kristov

Please note change of venue on the Events & Fixtures page

Friday into the weekend with Apex Facades

Urgent update Friday night 8.30pm: change of venue for Under 13s Pirtek on Sunday. Faversham Recreation Ground, Park Road, Faversham ME13 8EU.

Urgent Friday night 8pm update: The U9s Global away match with Rhinos White has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Urgent Friday night update: Park Farm Rangers have called off Saturday’s U12 friendly with BGFC U12 McDonalds. Chris Barker still needs his squad boosted and any player that wants to join this great group of lads is invited to contact

Saturday’s squad for Sandyacres (kick off 2.45pm)

Benn Phillips, Luke Couper, Bradley Taffurelli, Matthew Wedge, Reece Pringle, Chris Bosshall, Sid Hone, Owen Taylor, Brian Petken, Harvey Luxford, Lenny Russell, James Maguire, Hassan Tejan, Harry Lane, Josh Kennedy. Those who haven’t set up their standing order, need to do it before playing – thank you.

Those playing at home this weekend: please note if the weather is really bad, Ernie will inspect the pitches at 7am on Saturday. Update on Friday is that the pitches are looking fine.

Well done to all those who trained Thursday night. Three more weeks to try and defy the fading light and then we all move to our external venues.

Good luck to all the teams this weekend and let’s hope the rain doesn’t spoil things.

Lockdown / Knockdown

The clubhouse has gone!
No changing of minds now
No mercy shown
Lifting the roof off!
It’s gone

Thursday 1 October 2020 with TMS Protection

Sponsors of BGFC Under 16s

Birthday greetings Thursday to Peter Stanley and Jon Beeching!

Training on Thursday is as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page; including goalkeeper training with Grant at 6pm prompt

Shane’s final winter training schedule will be published on Friday

Congratulations Cayden Furnell – U14s Skoda Caffyns McDonalds PoM against Pilgrims

New sponsor, new players … happy days with the Under 10 McDonalds

Perseverance has its reward for BGFC U10 McDonalds
Always well-behaved!
Joseph Moloney who starred against Park Farm Rangers Colts on Saturday with Benn Phillips (aka the boy on the scooter) who kindly stood in to train the U15s last night
Ashley Kennedy and the TMS U16s getting things sorted after a period of uncertainty
Ashley and the Under 16s who have a new kit on the way from TMS

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Great night of training at Waterside on Wednesday … details and photos to follow shortly …

BGFC MILCOL Under 7s – Kacper with his voucher
Ray Barker and James Truelove with his U12s McDonalds voucher
Damion Truelove and Harley White
Applause for Harley
U12s McDonalds with Ray and Damion before training