Cup final place secured by Skoda Caffyns U16s

Goals from Archie Crocker (2), Jacob Santer (2) and Theo Batkin saw us to a comfortable 5-0 semi-final victory over Hythe at a sunny Waterside this morning. Well done to Sid, Wayne and all the squad and good luck for the final on 14 May against old rivals Otford who overcame Grasshoppers 4-0.

First half dominance as the Green stormed into the U16s Cup final
Early attacks saw Hythe on the back foot and the Green never looked back

Under 10 Tigers roaring – manager’s report below

Well done Tiana … our Tigers PoM this morning at Waterside
The U9 Tigers who will soon be sponsored by McDonalds

They’re doing so well even though they lost 5-1. Tiana and Billy Jo were little warriors today making tackles everywhere and Olly Burden pulled off some quality saves in goal.

It was a great team move getting Olly Picton his second goal in as many matches. And the team are working much better together and showing real progress both as a group and individually.

I’m really proud of them and think they could do with a little well done, even though results aren’t going their way just yet. They will though … they really will.

Go Tigers 🐯  Chris Burden

David Bridge reports from Great Chart

Friendly Kingsnorth Pilgrims v Bromley Green Hurricanes U11s

Our first game at 11-a-side against our close neighbours and one we certainly didn’t deserve to lose.  Team started well and took an early lead with a nice passing move and clinical finish from Owen.  However, with 11-a-side on 9-a-side pitch it was quite hectic and packed. Pilgrims equalised just before half time.

Second half was a bit of an experiment with formation and positions and we fell behind to two scrappy goals.  The team didn’t give up and pulled one back via Thomas following up his own back post header with a nice finish. Team continued to push but couldn’t find equaliser. 

Lots of positives and good performances but PoM was Louis today, who was dominant in defence in several different positions.

Well done Louis!

Good game but Fountain end cup hopes

Wayne and Ryan … double PoM!

We led for a while but, at the final count, reduced to ten men, ended up on the wrong end of a 6-2 scoreline.

PoM vouchers for Rieyaan and Josh

Josh and Rieyaan rewarded for their efforts in Saturday morning’s friendly

[updated] Into the weekend …

Ground inspection 8am: all home games are ON

Harvey Prior … happy birthday on Saturday to a perfect example of a loyal youngster! Have a great day mate. Greetings also to Hayley Phelan. Caroline Grace and Terri McCrory.

For what is on and off, please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page

6pm Friday … the 11-a-side pitches … further inspection 8am Saturday

Please collect from the clubhouse

089 Brooklyn Hadlow [bag]

485 Noah Moxham [bag]

528 Ravi Rai [rucksack]

561 Albi Fox [t-shirt]

562 Oliver Denney [rucksack]

563 Oscar Wait [rucksack]

1546 Harvey Beaney [rucksack]

664 Eshan Sapkota [bag]

674 Ethan

Mangondo [rucksack and t-shirt]

676 Aaron Mangondo [rucksack]

747 Kenzie Tippett [jacket and t-shirt]

923 Pablo Mira [bag and jacket]

[updated hourly] Friday 11 March 2022

Update 6.15pm Friday: Games ‘just about on’ … further inspection at 8am in the morning when a decision on individual pitches will be made by Grant

Update 5.40pm Friday: the MUGA is flooded! Grant due here at 6pm for ground inspection – updates here first

Update 5.30pm Friday: Under 10s EKYL home game with Margate cancelled by the visitors quoting covid

Updates 2pm Friday: starting to rain, loads of people training on the top pitch! Nothing to do with our club. Grant will make ground inspection at 6pm.

Update 1.30pm Friday: Under 15 Skoda Caffyns away game at Herne Bay is OFF tomorrow due to illness.

Happy birthday today to BGFC Tigers starlet Oliver Burden

Clubhouse open 12 midday – 4pm Friday as no function tonight

Next Friday … book your place now … doors open 6pm … BINGO calling starts 7pm

BINGO / JACKET POTATOES / CHEESE AND BEANS / CHILLI / HOME MADE CAKE SALE

Next Friday: book your place now via Sarah 07368432389 or Lil 07415096092

Under 16s focus turns to the Cup

Our Skoda Caffyns Under 16s take a break from their title quest to welcome Hythe to Waterside for a midday kick off. Squad: George Mason, Kian Feltham, Joe Moloney, Zach Locke, Gabriel Sullivan, Alex White, Jack Matthews, Jack Bone, Brentley Hone, Tom Scamp, Archie Crocker, Ollie Batkin, Theo Batkin, Jacob Santer, Joe Clark, Jivin Gurung. Players please meet in the clubhouse by 11.15am.

Good luck to Brian and the boys at The Ridge

The Ridge is now the location for the Saturday firsts cup tie with Sellindge. Meet at the club 1.30pm. Squad: Wayne Donovan, Chris Boxshall, Charlie Ward, Jake Edwards, Harvey Luxford, Brian Petken, Luke Harcourt, Tom Poyner, Sid Hone, Tommy Hilden, Prince Woghiren, Alfie Glendining, Dan Churchley, Joel Cornelius, Ryan Hodges.

Hopefully, the much postponed Cup quarter-final against Ashford Spartans goes ahead on Sunday. Kick off 10.30am at Waterside. Players please meet 9.30am at the club.

The Green’s DNS Sunday Reserve side will be without Dan Churchley (two match Sunday ban) and Jake Murphy (one match Sunday ban) for Sundays cup quarter final tie away to Saltwood (10.30am at Sellindge Sports & Social Club). Players please meet 9.15am in the clubhouse.

Fixtures Saturday 12 March 2022

Premier Division Cup Round 3 (2.45pm)

Len Valley v Woodchurch 

Sellindge v Bromley Green

Smarden v The Fountain

Division One (2.45pm)

Lydd Town Thirds v Biddenden  

Pilgrims Reserves v Wittersham         

Woodchurch Reserves v Lenham Wanderers Reserves                 

Thursday 10 March 2022

Clubhouse open from 4pm today

Happy birthday today to Jacob Rosier

Training as normal tonight – whatever ‘normal’ is at the moment!

Managers/admin: please keep Shane updated if you are not using an external facility

Waterside: 5pm U7/8 Development Group (Jamie); 6pm U14 EKYL (Jamie)

Wednesday 9 March 2022 McDonalds bumper sponsorship deal

Clubhouse open Wednesday 4pm – 6.30pm only (longer hours Thursday)

Birthday greetings today to Debra Finn, Claire Seager and Kai Jones

Training: last indoor session at the North School tonight – Peter Orji and the U9 Hurricanes will take Timmy’s slot: while the Utilitas will train outdoors on the 3g with Grant.

Other external training as normal – I hope!

Waterside training Wednesday

5-6pm Damion U11 McDonalds

5-6pm Martyn and Scott U11 McD (grass – keep off pitches, goalmouths and Bat & Trap)

McDonalds fantastic support for our community club

Once again, McDonalds have done us proud and will be sponsoring three sides next season in addition to providing footballs, bibs, cones, mannequins, hurdles, ladders and so forth for us all to use. The teams that will benefit directly with McDonalds kits next term are the Under 12s (Damion), Under 11s (Chris) and the new Under 9s (tbc).

Sponsors needed for our tournaments and teams for next season

For tournaments and teams – all support welcome

One or two of our sponsorship deals are running out – anyone out there want to join up with us to help the club provide recreation for girls and boys of all ages? At the moment, we anticipate a need for support regarding our EKYL new U15s (Andrew), ADYL Under 15s (Timmy), Under 12s Faversham League (Daniel) and Junior Valiants (Ray). Sponsorship of trophies is also wanted for our tournaments throughout the summer. Massive exposure for any enterprise wishing to attract further business. Do come forward if you would like further details. Please contact Dave Homewood at dhomewood@yahoo.com – thank you in advance.

As soon as the clocks change, all training will return to Waterside with Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the allotted evenings. Mondays and Fridays are not to be used as training evenings. A grid will be forwarded to all managers next week for their preferred slots. Those managers wishing to hold training sessions twice during the week are asked to choose Tuesday and Thursday. Wherever possible, we will endeavour to keep to normal slots but, as we all know, car parking is the big issue.

As a rider, can we all keep clear of the Bat & Trap strip please … needs to recuperate now for the league which will soon be upon us. We are proposing to have two teams so, if members are interested, please let Kevin Lee, Sid or Andy Lee know. Thank you.

Updated … spare slot indoors at the North School 5.45pm

Update Tuesday evening: Peter and the U9 Hurricanes have filled the 5.45pm Wednesday indoor slot at the North School

First come, first served – Sid’s slot on the 3g is now being used by Timmy. Hence, the indoor hall is available 5.45pm for one hour. All paid for so let’s make use of it. Contact dhomewood@yahoo.com if you want to grab it.

Update: Martyn, Scott and the current U12s will train at Waterside from now on. On the grass 5pm Wednesdays. When the clocks alter, training for the Ashford and East Kent U13 sides will be Tuesday and Thursday. For this weekend’s current U12s matches, please refer to the 2022 Events & Fixtures page.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Clubhouse open from 4pm today

Birthday greetings to Kian Feltham, Luke Harcourt and Keane Smith

All external training is on as far as we are aware

Training at Waterside with Andrew tonight

Academy 4pm

U9 RKH 5pm

U15 next season 6pm

All bring footwear suitable for grass and the MUGA please and keep off of the pitches and goalmouths. Also, we will soon be manicuring the Bat and Trap strip so please don’t practice on it while things are still very wet.

[updates] Monday 7 March 2022: ‘Funny Old Game’ as U14 title hopes soar without kicking a ball!

Sunday’s Results

Premier

Albion 2-0 Mersham

Aldington 3-5 Market

Bodkin

Genclik 2-1 Folkestone Lions

Division One

Charing 1-3 Cheriton AFC

Park Farm Rangers 2-3 Hythe Athletic

Division One Cup

Shadoxhurst 1-4 Egerton

Troggs 6-0 Folkestone United

Division Two

Biddenden 4-4 Lolzors

Radnor Park Rovers 0-1 Tenterden

Sheber

Pilgrims 2-0 Fox

Division Three

Ashford Dynamo 1-2 Hythe Green

Lydd Town 2-0 Bromley Green Reserves

Singleton Barn 1-3 Mersham Reserves

Division Three Cup

Folkestone United Reserves 3-1 Charing Reserves

TONIGHT – OPEN HOUSE FOR ANY PLAYER, PARENT, MANAGER, SUPPORTER TO CALL IN AND TALK. MUCH BETTER THAN ALL THESE GOSSIP GROUPS THAT ARE OFTEN INACCURATE AND LEAD TO MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND ILL-FEELING. ALL WELCOME ANY TIME FROM 5PM. BIG MATCH ON THE CLUBHOUSE TVS. DARK FRUIT STILL AT £1.99 A PINT!

Happy birthday today to Luke Harcourt, Dean Lee, Kai Jones and Adam Zureiqi

New TUESDAY training arrangements with Andrew at Waterside:

Academy 4pm

U9 RKH 5pm

U14 6pm

Plans for two teams at U13 level going well

Some of the players at the U13 get-together on Sunday

Despite the unfriendly weather and soaking underfoot conditions, the first moves were made on Sunday towards establishing a side in both the Ashford and East Kent Youth Leagues. The 14 players that took part in a training session enjoyed themselves and followed with pizza, chips, chocs and squash. The weather put the mockers on a planned attractive afternoon run-out against Canterbury Eagles but Martyn and Scott are confident that, over the next couple of months, a strong squad will be ready to challenge in both leagues. Details of more preparatory trials/friendlies will be published soon.

Title rivals suffer surprise defeat

Recent weeks have produced some weird results in the EKYL (U14). No hiding our disappointment last week with the home loss to Faversham Town but incredibly we received a huge and unexpected boost to our title bid yesterday with Faversham losing 2-1 away to Deal Town Rangers. You couldn’t make it up! As the great Greavsie famously once said, it is a “Funny Old Game”.

Rearranged fixture this week at home to Faversham Strike Force Hurricanes and, on the following Sunday (20 March), we are away to East Kent FC in another crucial game.

Results

Deal Town Rangers 2-1 Faversham Town

East Kent FC 5-0 Herne Bay Cobras

Under 16s

It’s all very tight at the top of the table but, if we win our remaining game, the title is ours. Only one game survived this weekend with Pilgrims just edging their home game with Staplehurst 2-1. Next Saturday the Skoda Caffyn squad are in cup action against Hythe Town at Waterside.

Sunday Senior Reserves DNS went down 2-0 at Lydd. A cracking game until things turned hostile and ended in farcical circumstances.

Sunday’s fixtures (10.30am)

Updates later … clubhouse open 9am for Reserves to meet and is open throughout the day for training and big matches on the box.

Birthday greetings today to Jordan Griffin and Mustafa Savas.

Good luck and enjoyment to the Sunday Reserves who are away to Lydd Town this morning.

Trials this morning for next season’s Under 14s in ADYFL and EKYL, BGFC Junior Valiants training and current Under 14s EKYL training. Keep off the pitches and goalmouths please. Timings are on the 2022 Events & Fixtures page.

Bodkin Cup semi-final

Ashford Genclik v Folkestone Lions

Sheber quarter-final

Pilgrims Sunday v Fox Sunday

Premier Division

Albion v Mersham

Aldington v Market Hotel

Stanhope & Beaver Rangers v Brewmaster

Division One

Charing v Cheriton AFC

Park Farm Rangers v Hythe Athletic [moved to The Ridge]

Val Helen Cup quarter-final

Egerton v Shadoxhurst [moved to The Ridge]

Val Helen Cup semi-final

Troggs v Folkestone United

Division Two

Biddenden v Lolzors

Brewmaster Reserves v Burton Grove

Radnor Park Rovers v Tenterden

Peter Pain Cup quarter-final

Bromley Green v Ashford Spartans OFF GROUND WATERLOGGED

Hamstreet v Ashford United Thirds

Division Three

Ashford Dynamo v Hythe Green

Lydd Town v Bromley Green Reserves

Singleton Barn v Mersham Reserves

Alan Speakman Cup quarter-final

Folkestone United Reserves v Charing Reserves

Under 15s grab Faversham League win on the coast / Luke is our U9 PoM at Ramsgate / Jake makes his mark in the seniors

Luke our U9s PoM at Southwood … scroll down for more pics

Well done Luke and squad!

Seniors newly-formed strike force shows promise

The Fountain 5-3 Bromley Green

Fountain dominated the first half at Sellindge with a four-goal lead. Green rallied but ;eft things too late. Prince Woghiren pulling one back after beating the defender and the goalkeeper and side footing home into the empty net. Fantastic finish! Second goal came from a terrific corner from Saturday Reserve player Kiaran Canton finding Wayne Donovan on his debut with a side footed volley into the far corner. Greens third goal came from great work from Chris Boxshall on the right wing playing in Donovan who unselfishly picked out Prince to finish nicely past the keeper for his second of the game, netting his first goals for the club since his arrival from London. Congratulations to Jake Edwards our Green Player of the Match. Alex Hebbes.

Well done Jake … our PoM at Sellindge today in a cracking match

Baypoint 2-3 Bromley Green 3 … photos to follow …

After a 3-3 draw last week at the Waterside, the team approached this week with a big bounce in their step, believing they could go one step after not making their extra player count last week.

The game started and within the first 5 minutes the Greens won a corner on the left which Jamie Turner whipped in to the centre of the box where it was met on the volley by Rhys.

This settled the Greens down and we played some good football, being the superior team.

Midway through the half, a silly foul on the outside of the box led to a free kick which was converted after a good save but the spilt ball was stabbed home by their forward.

5 minutes before the end of the half the opposition defended a greens corner but the ball fell to Riley on the edge of the area who finished with aplomb from the outside of his left foot into the top right corner with the keeper nothing but a spectator. 

The second half started and the game became more niggly with lots of fouls committed by both sides.

Midway through the second period, the home team had a corner which was miss-hit and somehow managed to get through PJ and Jamie in goal to level the scores.

This set up a tense finish to the game with both sides desperately wanting the next and hopefully winning goal. Tempers started to fray further but the Greens managed to press more coherently with a breakaway that led to Stevie Outeridge slotting home the winner from 10 yards. The home side pressed more in the final minutes but the defence held firm.

Riley was voted the player of the match in what was a very tough call – when any player could have won the award from today’s game; but the skill in taking his goal put him in front.

It was a great team performance and shows all the players what they can do!

Steve and Grant

Well done Riley … Under 15s Skoda Caffyns PoM today in the win over Baypoint

Andrew delighted with RKH Under 9s attitude

Kacper on target at Southwood with Luke our fantastic PoM

The camera never lies … Luke is not actually punching Andrew in the face lol

More photos and reports to follow …