Happy birthday Wednesday to former player Shaun Curry – and I am reminded by Marc Collins that he is also celebrating getting older today!
Update 7pm: BGFC Junior Valiants training on Thursday has had to be cancelled due to illness and the covid outbreak within the club. Sorry but we must put welfare first. The aim is to resume Valiants training on Sunday 28 November 2021 @11am on grass when new friends will be welcomed.
Fixtures and training updated on the Events & Fixtures page
COVID STRIKES AGAIN …U12S JJ GYM TRAINING AND MATCH OFF
Due to a covid outbreak amongst children, Saturdays Under 12s fixture if OFF. Training on Wednesday ha also had to be cancelled. Spare slot indoors at the North 7pm if any BG manager wants to grab it – all paid for. Contact Maria … first come, first served.
Clubhouse open from 9am – 12 midday only today
Last visited Waterside on Saturday 13 November – contact Graham for your photos
PoM Kai after Saturday’s U10sEKYL battle with Charing Black. Great end to end match which was a hotly contested match from start to finish. Missed penalty and bit of sloppy marking cost us but great game to watch and good learning curve for the team.
So there are no misunderstandings: I have had a number of adults/parents – indeed grandparents – asking why their teams/photos/children and PoM awards are not featured on this club-wide website. The simple answer is managers, coaches or admins are not sending details to me (making it impossible to facilitate balanced coverage). This also, of course, is not fair on sponsors who expect exposure on this platform and official club Facebook pages. We can only publish information we receive.
U12s Emeralds at SANDWICH this afternoon
4-1 win over arch rivals as Green U14s have their eyes on the title
Seven out of seven wins for the U14s EKYL squad, sponsored by Michelle Webb Childminding, after a 4-1 defeat of near rivals East Kent FC at Waterside this afternoon. Doubles for Charlie Bryant and Derren Straker. Next week we hope to have Preston Webb back after his foot injury when entertaining Lyminge (2pm).
Birthday greetings this Sabbath to Becky Andrews
Results this morning: firsts 3-3 away to Ashford Spartans (Alfie Glendinning 2, Tommy Hilden) and DNS reserves 3-1 home win against AFC Saltwood (Jake Murphy, Luke Couper, Matt Jarvis)
A Ronnie Dudley goal gave our Sunday Thirds hope at half time (1-3) but, despite a battling display, we went down 5-1 at the Jackey Bakers Ground
Oliver is just Grrrrrrreat for Green U10 Tigers!
Saturday Reserves draw positives from League Cup defeat at Waterside
Good luck to Will, Jo and the boys in their ‘home’ Thanet League fixture against FC Enoteca at the Jackey Bakers Recreation Ground this morning. Also in action today are the U12 Emeralds, EKYL U14s and the DVS U12s – all facing tough opposition – so good luck everybody!
Local Sunday League fixtures with 11.05am kick offs unless stated
Ashford Charity Trophy (Sunday section)
Stanhope & Beaver Rangers v Charing
Ashford & District Sunday League Premier Division
Aldington v Brewmaster
Ashford Genclik v Folkestone Lions
Mersham Sports Club v Albion
Ashford & District Sunday League Division One
Cheriton AFC v Appledore
Hythe Athletic v Troggs (10.10am)
Red Heathens v Park Farm Rangers
Shadoxhurst v Folkestone United
Ashford & District Sunday League Division Two Cup
Biddenden v Lolzors (10.10am)
Fox Sunday v Radnor Park Rovers
Hamstreet v Burton Grove
Ashford & District Sunday League Division Two
Ashford Spartans v Bromley Green
Ashford United Thirds v Tenterden
Ashford & District Sunday League Division Three Cup
Birthday greetings Saturday to Tony Nelson, Kelly Wood and the slightly younger Esmae!
Firsts go down 5-2 at Sellindge despite scores from Jake Edwards and Tejan Hassan. Kent Junior Cup next Saturday at home to Kennington Athletic [note this match has a 1.30pm kick off].
Reserves out of League Cup 5-1 against Woodchurch with Nic Szomjas netting a beauty for our consolation. Half time 3-0 down.
U15s Skoda Caffyns PoM today is Jacob Maciolek
Riley is our U9 Hurricanes Player of the Match
“Decisions did not go our way” – U13s manager on cup exit
U13s GWS manager Chris Barker felt his side were unlucky to dip out of the cup 3-2 at Charing. Great display by Joseph Robbins – Player of the Match for the Green whose goals were provided by Liam O’Leary and Isaac Bourner. Next week we return to league action when Weald Wolves visit Waterside.
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Before daylight, Martyn Smith was getting his pitch/goals ready for action this morning against Hastings (9am kick off). For publication of match reports and photos, please send material to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon after matches as possible. Have a great weekend everyone.
Clubhouse opens 8am with Liberty and also Emma from 9am – please always try and order food in advance to enable freshness – thank you. While in the kitchen, we are short of mugs if anyone wants to get rid of some – no idea where they have all flown to.
Those wishing to pay their respects at the funeral of Gladys Hover, it is on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at Charing 12.15pm
Childrens Christmas Party tickets are on sale from today at the bar £5 per child. Adults remember are free entry [but they do not receive a present from Santa!] Date is Monday 20 December and it is strictly first come, first served. Academy, U7 and U8 are at 12 midday. U9s at 2pm and U10s at 4pm.
BGFC Hoodies and Hats for Christmas
There are still certain sizes left … great Christmas presents … still at 2018 prices! When they are gone, they are gone as no further deliveries until the New Year. Contact Dave Homewood.
Urgent Friday afternoon update: Saturday firsts now AWAY tomorrow to Smeeth & Brabourne (2pm) in the League Cup. Brian will be in touch with meet time..
Happy birthday on Friday to Ted Hutton, Lisa Hagger, Charlotte Houghton, Emma Morris and Joe Hollamby
Busy weekend coming up – the usual plea to park sensibly please
Friday morning early opening for garment/bag collection 5am until 9am only [no function tonight]. I am not available by phone today, so please email email@example.com if urgent. Thank you DH.
Saturday Reserves please meet 1pm for the home league cup tie against Woodchurch on Saturday
Squad: Ryan Hodges, Perry Smith, Aidan Harding, Wayne Humphrys, Vinny Ojbala, Kyle Saunders, Chris Boxshall, Joel Cornelius, Liam Jane, Matt Belsey, Tom Linford, Ben Codd, Nick Szomjas, Alfie Turner, Harvey Luxford, Sanj [50/50 work dependent]
EKYL U14s please meet 1pm for the home game with East Kent FC on Sunday
Squad: Harvey Prior, James Truelove, Ben Hatcher, Harrison Petken, Preston Webb, Joshua Bailey, Charlie Bryant, Rieyaan Naunko, Connor Heslop, Jamie Anderson, Derren Straker, Marcus Hodges, Tony Fuller, Charlie Barber, Archie Barker, Danny-Lee Watts
Sapphires Girls U14 next season training slotsthis weekend
Saturday with Ray and Analice 2pm and Sunday 12.30pm with Analice. Enquiries for potential new players to Karen Barnes on 07834 555831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our teams observed a minutes silence last weekend – any that didn’t are asked to do so this Saturday or Sunday please
Happy birthday today to Mickey Rivett and Amelia Barrett. Mickey made 520 senior appearances for the Green notching 163 goals.
Thursday night training is the same as last Thursday except for the U10 EKYL who are indoors at Towers 6pm and the BG Junior Valiants who start 5pm at Waterside
Clubhouse open for 15 minutes at 8am if anyone wants to quickly grab their bag or garments. Re-open at 4pm for Valiants training at 5pm and an hour or so for managers to pin their squads on the noticeboard.
Friendlies wanted for U9 RKH. Flexible Saturday or Sunday. morning or afternoon, home or away. Please contact Matt Mckirgan email@example.com
Plumber help needed after more vandalism
The disabled toilet vandalised at the weekend … there is more
Sad news has reached us from Linda Jane that Gladys Hover passed away over the weekend. ‘Glad’ was an example of hard graft and moral standards to many of us when we were younger. Her work, alongside husband Des, who departed October six years ago, on behalf of Kingsnorth Youth Club, Bromley Green FC and the old Ashford Town FC Supporters Club evokes many memories. There was always a welcome at the Farm Stores. ‘Glad’ was one in a million and our love and condolences are offered to my old mate David and all the family. RIP dear ‘Glad’ and, on behalf of all of us that benefitted from your kindness, thank you for everything. DH
Under 18s please note there is no training tonight. There will be training at Waterside on Saturday at 10.30am as we have no game. From next week, we switch to the Julie Rose Stadium (6.30pm) on Mondays.
Birthday greetings Monday to Sean Byrd
Please note 11.05am kick off for games in the Ashford & District Sunday League (14 November 2021). A minutes silence or applause to be observed prior to games please for those who have not already done so.
U16s lead the way
It’s tight at the top with the U16s having a blank Saturday this coming weekend. The Green and neighbours Pilgrims are both unbeaten and meet at Waterside on 20 November 2021.
Results from the ADYFL U16 Division
Results have not as yet been uploaded to full-time (Monday morning)
Next weeks fixtures ADYFL (13 November)
Grasshoppers v Staplehurst Royals
Hythe Town v High Hilden Hornets Blacks
Kennington Colts v Hawkinge Town Hawks
Otford Eagles v Pilgrims
Under 14s open up gap as rivals drop points
Results from the EKYL
Deal Town Rangers 4-3 Cheriton United Colts
East Kent FC 1-1 Ramsgate Orange
Faversham Town Youth 6-2 Barham Youth
Herne Bay Cobras 0-8 Bromley Green
Lyminge 9-0 Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes
Next weeks fixtures (14 November)
Barham Youth v Lyminge
Bromley Green v East Kent FC
Cheriton United Colts v Faversham Town Youth
Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes v Herne Bay Cobras