Thursday 12 September 2019 with Utilitas

Update: Under 12s McDonalds squad for Saturday to play TSS: Charlie, Alfie, Thomas, Kris, Kavalli, Sam, Mitchell, Kayla, Katie

Utilitas – one of our valued U12 sponsors

Birthday greetings today to Damion Truelove!

Clubhouse open today from 4.30pm with all training as per the schedule on the Events & Fixtures page

Grant’s goalkeeper training is ON today starting at 5pm … all ages welcome

BG Girls Player of the Match in the win over Foots Cray

Well done Amelia!

Wednesday 11 September 2019 with Glenn Mackett Construction

U18s training Thursday is ON as per the schedule and your opening league match on Sunday is ON. U15s training on Thursday is ON as per the schedule and your opening league match on Saturday is ON. So, can we cut the group gossip and rumours please and refer to the Events & Fixtures page if you are not sure of timings. Thank you.

Sponsors of BGFC Sunday first team

U9s training with Dennis and Dave tonight 6pm sharp. Then on Saturday we have another league match, this time away to Mersham. Same squad that were fantastic last week; JJ, Alfie J, Ronnie J, Charlie J, Frankie K, Ali M, Brayden R, Samuel S, Max S, Noah T, George W, Harry Z. Please meet in the clubhouse 11.30am.

All training as per the schedule this evening (if in doubt, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page)

Training can wait! William makes his first-ever cup of coffee for his lucky brother on Tuesday!

Goalkeeper training with Grant 5pm on Thursday

Updates later …

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Under 15s meeting of everybody involved tonight straight after training with Dennis and Dave

Clubhouse open 9-10am this morning with DH as some of you are gagging to pay money

Clubhouse re-opens 5pm

Happy birthday today to Alfie Judge!

All training is as per the schedule this evening (Events & Fixtures page)

Updates later …

Monday, Monday …

For tonight’s training arrangements, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page [clubhouse open from 4.30pm with DH]

TRAINING WILL BE ON BTW – SORRY PARENTS BUT A SPIT OF RAIN DOESN’T QUALIFY FOR A NIGHT IN!

Birthday greetings today to long-serving Daniel Searle!

We don’t need ideas … we need people to implement them! Come and join our dedicated backroom staff

Due to a combination of people standing down and expansion of our playing provision, we seek suitable persons now for committee, managerial, coaching and admin posts. In the first instance, for further details, please contact davehomewood@icloud.com or PM me on facebook.

With the Green the early-season Premier Division table-toppers, it is too early to start talking of reviving old glories; but the games against Brewmaster and Kennington in the next two weeks are going to have a big impact on the title race.

Sunday was also a great day for the reserves who put last week’s miserable display behind them to win 6-0 against Kingsnorth Pilgrims. Goals for the Green were supplied by Matt Wedge (3), Jordan Osborne, Charlie Wallis, Bradley Osborne.

Youth home games next Saturday

Kick off and meeting times for home games next Saturday are on the Events & Fixtures page. ADYFL managers/admin please note I have printed off and put in the filing cabinet Match Result Sheets that fit A4 size plus a few Cancellation Sheets. DH

Anyone willing to challenge Trigger at FIFA?

Firsts win, reserves win, BG Girls hammer nine in league opener

Gibbs: “We are not here to make the numbers up”

Today we went to Stanhope with 11 players after people being away on holiday or not available due to other commitments. We started off terrible handing Stanhope a goal in the first 5 minutes. We replied within minutes as Ship saw their keeper off his line from the half way line (small pitch though). The in- form Luke Burdon then picked up the pace with strike partner and veteran Pat Kingwell and started to find the back of the net. Once we got into our stride we were too good for Stanhope and run away with it. Luke grabbed 4, Jordan Griffin grabbed a brace. Stuart Taylor and an own goal. Thanks for Dave Griffin for going in goal at the last minute. Man of the match went to Ship. Another great team performance let’s keep it going and prove to everyone that we are not here just to make the numbers up as the league table shows. 

Bromley Green Girls hammer nine in league opener at Sidcup – report from Steve Sutton

BG Girls before a 9-1 victory away to Foots Cray Lionesses

The U14 girls started their league campaign away to Foots Cray Lionesses, who were promoted as runners up from division 3 last season. Game started brightly, but after 3 minutes a clearance was picked up by the home team slotting it home. It literally only took a minute for the Green girls to draw level with a 20 yard shot by Anya. From this point on the home side never really got into the game, with the Green Girls taking a firm grip of matters with Anya getting another goal and Ella netting three making the half time score 5-1 to the away side. Second half continued the same with Lily in goal being a spectator for most of the game. The second half saw another 4 goals scored by the girls with Ella getting another 2, taking her match total to 5, and Grace chipping in with 2 goals. Great start to the season, and being a small division of only 6 teams shows this could be a profitable season! Great effort and keep it up girls!

Super Sunday treble for Green teams

Foots Cray 1-9 BG Girls Full report and photo to follow

Stanhope & Beaver 2-9 Bromley Green (L Burdon 4, S Armitage, J Griffin 2, S Taylor, 1 og) Report from Gary to follow later.

Bromley Green Reserves 6-0 Kingsnorth Pilgrims at Waterside. Report from Sid to follow later …

Good luck to teams playing on Sunday … results when they are in

My emails and phone are hopeless … best way of contact at the moment is Messenger please – cheers DH

Brian accepts an exercise challenge from Harrison … he’ll be aching now!

Note: we have been instructed not to give scores of non-competitive matches and have therefore had to edit some reports accordingly – sorry

U10 Warriors

U10 Warriors … sorry not allowed to publish score

Under 13s

Well done Orlando … U13s PoM

Seniors come back from 2-0 down at South Road, Hythe but still miss out to the tune of 4-2 in their league opener away to Fountain. Two goals conceded in the dying minutes sealed our fate as we went for a decider. Keeper Keiron Smith was the pick of the Green whose consolation scores both came from Ryan Carter.

So many positives from this morning’s youth games that it is difficult to know where to start! Firstly, thank you to the managers, referees and parents that contributed to some great entertainment. 

But it was the players that deserve top billing with the Under 9s showing their potential at home to Wye. Player of the Match Ali Mawloud (below) and defender Frankie Kelly were arguably our most effective players but this was a real gutsy squad effort by all of the twelve lads. Not allowed to give the score. Full report to follow.

Congratulations to Ali … our U9 Player of the Match against Wye

Under 11 Warriors report from Lorraine Briggs

Today the U11 Warriors played their first league match of the season with a trip to Wye and, with Wye having no ref available, Lindsey kindly stepped in to save the day (thank you!)
The game kicked off and a lot of time seemed to be spent in our goal.  An early Wye corner forced a good save from Oliver; while another corner saw Archie clear off the line with a brilliant header.  After a few more corners, Harley made a lovely pass down the wing to Liam which ended in a corner which was cleared. Wye took the opportunity to go on attack forcing Oliver to make another great save.  
Sabri makes a good run passes through to Liam who is taken out inside the box.  Referee awards a penalty and Henry steps up and places it beautifully in the bottom left corner. 
Other end and Wye win a throw in and make it count – Oliver had no chance.
From the kick off, Harley made a telling pass to Oskar who made a good run and a lovely little tap through the keeper’s legs (apparently the celebration was one to remember – we would like a replay at training on Monday!)
Half time saw the first sub with Lenny stepping in for Archie.
Lenny helped Reegan and Henry keep the opposition at bay with a strong back line from them all throughout the game.
Charlie made another good run with a pass to Harley which resulted in a corner.  Corner taken and Liam passes to Charlie in the box.  Awesome shot straight over the keepers head he had no chance. Sub – Oskar makes way for Archie as
Wye go on the attack and things get really scrappy in front of goal.
End to end for a while with Reegan and Henry staying strong throughout and keeping their attacks at bay.  Also another great save from Oliver.
A lovely pass by Henry to Charlie gives Charlie a good run down the centre with a head, a knee, some fancy footwork and a shot on goal.
Play continues Sabri makes a run, the ball makes its way through – Wye try to clear but the ball is headed into their own goal.
Liam makes a lovely run but is fouled just outside the box winning a free kick.  Harley takes and hits the post.  Liam passes to Charlie whose shot forced a good save from their keeper.
Wye go on the attack and manage a very late consolation goal,
The boys played brilliantly today.  They worked hard, didn’t give up and had a good attitude.  Encouraging start to the season – let’s hope it continues! Sorry, not allowed to give the score. Player of the match (as chosen by parents) – Charlie

Sorry if I missed anything! Lorraine

  • Report from David Bridge as Hurricanes get off to a flier
    Squad: Alfie Potts, Charlie Andrew, Thomas Bridge, Nathaniel Bulman, Owen Page, Louis Adegunle, Tyler Temple , Ethan Webb, George Preston, Daniel Smith

    Strong performance in our first game of the season at the newly formed Tenterden Tigers.  It was a tightly fought opening with the team passing the ball well but struggled to initially make the opening. Once the first goal went in the team relaxed and the goals started to flow. Tyler Temple scoring a first half hat trick with the rocket of his right foot.  Nathaniel Bulman continued his goal scoring run with another brace with George Preston (2) and Louis Adegunle getting their first goals for Bromley Green. But  this was not just about the goals with strong all round team performance from everyone. 
    With the traffic chaos in Ashford the parents PoTM was done after the game, with Ethan Webb a well deserved choice. Showed good awareness all game and the ability to turn defence into attack with the pass or strong run.

    Well played boys great start to the season – now to keep it up 👍 Sorry, not allowed to give the score in non-competitive matches.
BGFC U9 Hurricanes in terrific form at Tenterden
Congratulations Ethan!

Under 8s Dream Team report from Tony and Damo

So the Bromley Green Dream team, took on local rivals South Ashford. Very good team effort with some great finishing, as well as good team play. Great start to the season. Perfect start to build on and to continue to develop; keep up the good work kids! Goal scorers Bubba 3, Kai 2 with Dexter the Player of the Match. Sorry not allowed to give the score in non-competitive matches.

Bromley Green U8s Global report from Alex Hebbes

BG Global travelled to Headcorn Typhoons for the season opener and first ever league game. Bromley Green started brightly with Daniel Vincent rounding the keeper to score. Headcorn deservedly equalised with a bundled effort over the line, Bromley Green again netted through a Vincent effort after the unlucky Headcorn keeper fumbled a shot. Vincent again scored his hat trick goal with a nice finish into the far corner before half time with a few shots hitting the side netting. Both teams were still battling and playing well in nice conditions. Tyler Quarrie smashes a long drive into the top corner while Daniel Ellis turns provider next evading a few few tackles and put a cross in which falls to Player of the Match Vincent who hits his 4th of the game. Ed Cotton beats a few players and hits the inside of the post with the ball falling to Leo Lum to tap in. Vincent scores his 5th with a clever finish making and not to miss out on an opening day goal Kuba also nets showing great persistence in front of goal and grabbing his chance. Bromley Green were unlucky to not have a 9th goal as the ref hadn’t blown his whistle for kick off when Green steals the ball and Vincent missing out on his double hart trick finishes well into the bottom corner.
Final score xx-xx player of the match Daniel Vincent. Everyone played really well and we go again next week home to Hythe Town. Well done everyone.

Great display for the Global U8s

Rob Finn reflects on BGFC U12 McDonalds great away local derby win

Well done Kavalli … U12 McDonalds PoM in the win at Kennington

Today we made the short trip to Kennington for the opening game of the season and what a cracking game it was against the run of play we fell behind early but within 15 minutes we was level with a great strike by Kavalli 1-1 after that we created chance after chance but the opposition keeper made some fine saves and the woodwork denied us but just before the break Kennington caught us with a counter attack 2-1 HT after a stern talk to the team at the break they went out all guns blazing and were soon back in it when Kris burst through and fired home 2-2 then Sam put us 2-3 up Charlie pulled off a couple of decent saves before Daniel made sure of all 3 points with a wonderful strike final score 2-4 Kavalli got player of the match but a big well done to all
Charlie Alfie Sam Thomas Daniel Elizabeth Kyla Kris Mitchell Kavalli 
A great team performance .

Cheers Rob 

Under 14s looking forward to an exciting season

Sid Hone was delighted with the Under 14s who kicked off the season in cracking style, hammering TSS 6-0 at a busy Waterside. Debutant Alex White took the McDonalds Player of the Match with the goals provided by Jack Matthews (3), Brentley Hone and the returning Joe Clarke (2).

Alex White starred on his first outing for the U14s

Lovely morning at Waterside … enjoy your weekend everyone

Getting ready for a good morning’s work the U14s

Early morning at the ground – grass cut and, thanks to Brian Edwards, all the pitches remarked

Under 10s DVS report from Dean Mansfield

On Tuesday we travelled to Wye for an evening friendly last one before the season starts. 
Talking to their manager before the game he told me they did not lose a game last season which if you know them you can understand that as them and Mersham was above the rest of us in the league. 
This is the games you want to test yourselfs and have to say my team started nervous giving them too much space at times we went in at halftime xx-xx. But second half we matched them on the field and that ended xx-xx so a great result xx-xx but we could have scored more as had some really good chances as did they. Good luck to Wye moving on to a new league. 
Lewis getting my Player of the Match playing in goal for only his 2nd time some great saves. 

Mixed bag of senior and youth football this weekend as the Saturday side opens its league campaign with a trip to Hythe to face Fountain (meet club 1.30pm). The Sunday firsts travel to take on Folkestone United (meet 9.15am) while the reserves entertain Kingsnorth Pilgrims (meet 9.30am at club).

After their thrilling 4-3 friendly victory last time out, BG Girls go to Sidcup to meet Foots Cray Lionesses on Sunday morning.

Plenty of youth action as well … please refer to the Events & Fixtures page for details.

Under 9s at home to Wye (meet clubhouse by 10.15am): Josiah Joseph, Alfie Judge, Ronnie Judge, Charlie Jupp, Frankie Kelly, Ali Mawloud, Braden Robinson Samuel Snipe, Max Stevenson, Noah Thomas, George Welsby, Harry Zammit. Ibrahim unfortunately is unwell so misses out.

Revised U10s DVS fixture due to West Farleigh not travelling with the M20 problems: Saturday now away to Ashford United in a friendly (9am) at Homelands

Under 15s away to West Farleigh on Saturday is OFF

Under 12s McDonalds away to Kennington on Saturday

Charlie, Alfie, Thomas, Sam, Daniel, Kris, Kavalli, Mitchell, Elizabeth, Kyla

BAGS IN THE CLUBHOUSE AWAITING COLLECTION

583 Ronnie Rolfe

590 Cameron Cook

UNDER 18s your training Thursday is ON. Dennis Monk will be taking you and he will be looking to start at 6pm

Under 12s Pirtek, Under 11s Warriors and Under 11s all welcome to training with Dave tonight starting at 6pm.

Fantastic turn-out by the Under 9s on Wednesday … kick off at home to Wye on Saturday is 11am

Under 11 Warriors squad for Saturday (8am clubhouse)

Oliver, Reegan, Tommy, Lenny, Liam, Henry, Charlie, Harley, Sabri, Oskar, Archie

BAG IN THE CLUBHOUSE AWAITING COLLECTION

586 Jack Matthews – collected

For Wednesday’s training schedule, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page

Joe, Paul and Jack with the Little Ones on Tuesday night … what a fantastic turn-out … well done all! Same again Thursday

UNDER 18s your training Thursday is ON. Dennis Monk will be taking you and he will be looking to start at 6pm

Training amendments for Wednesday

Under 11s: No training with Matt Church but you have a session on Saturday 10-11.30am

U12s Utilitas: please join in with Grant this evening 6pm as Timmy is unavailable

Under 9s … training is ON with Dave and Dennis Wednesday 6pm

Can we all attend tonight please as there is a game on Saturday … bring your mates if they want a trial … Ibrahim is now back so we are getting there.

Training on Tuesday with Dennis
The second half gets under way at Waterside on Tuesday when the McDonalds U12 squad welcomed Folkestone Invicta for the final pre-season friendly

Report from Rob Finn

Last night we welcomed Folkestone Invicta a group A side from the East Kent Youth League who were just too strong for the team although we held them in the first half which ended 0-2 there was some positives taken with some good football and Kavalli stepping in between the sticks covering for Charlie and pulling off some good saves. It was a good run out for the team and to be honest I was expecting anything from this game as they are a very strong side but all done very well a big thanks to Folkestone for coming over and well done on your win and good luck for the new season POTM goes to Kavalli for some great goalkeeping next up is Kennington away on Saturday where we open our league campaign. Regards Rob

[updated] Tuesday 3 September 2019 with CRS Rail and Construction Recruitment

Under 15s with Dennis Monk on Tuesday

Pretty poor turn-out – in my words a piss take – but well done to the eight committed lads that turned up for training on Tuesday with Dennis. Free drinks for Dan, Aleks, Toby, Josh, Bobby, Jake, Harry, Igor!

Well done the eight U15s that attended training tonight with Dennis Monk
Parachute time!
U15s at training
CRS supporters of Bromley Green FC

Clubhouse open Tuesday from 5pm with DH

Under 15s: can we have everyone at training tonight please? Dennis and myself start promptly at 6pm. Thank you DH

Under 12s McDonalds squad to face Folkestone tonight at Waterside with a 6pm kick off

Kavalli; Alfie, Thomas, Sam, Daniel, Mitchell, Katie, Kyla, Elizabeth, Orlando, Lenny, Cayden 

Good luck to the U12s McDonalds and the U10 DVS squads who have their final pre-season friendlies on Tuesday evening. Please remember Player of the Match awards afterwards at the club (vouchers are only eligible on the day of the match).

On the subject of PoM awards, please note that in children’s teams the vouchers have to be shared around as part of our inclusion and equality policies. A few parents have grumbled that some players seem to win it far more than others. If we can all adhere to the spirit of the club’s gesture of offering vouchers please as few other clubs do. Thank you.

Training tonight for all the usual groups (please refer to the Events & Fixtures page if in doubt)

Under 12s Pirtek

U12s Pirtek: we need a fixture for Sunday 8 September if anyone knows suitable opposition as I keep getting let down by opponents dropping out. We can do morning or afternoon. Thanks davehomewood@icloud.com

The U12s Pirtek squad before an exciting match with Vinters
Clearing our lines during the first half against Vinters
William, who notched with his left foot in the second half, in action
Vinters in the orange bibs on the attack
Elizabeth in goal: plenty of practice from the Vinters forwards
A wave of second half corners in an exciting game
Thomas takes a corner in another second half attack
Green attack in an end-to-end affair
  • All midweek training from now on will start by 6pm at the latest please as we prepare for the light to start fading (what a thought!)
  • Need a coordinator for the winter training sessions to step up to the plate please as we need to sort now. Speak to Dave Homewood for details.
  • Message from the Chairman: on match days, all youth teams are to meet in the clubhouse and return afterwards to get changed and support team mates with the PoM awards (which are only valid on the day of the match). A reminder, unlike ‘other clubs’, parents don’t have to buy or wash the kit here as it is all part of the standing order.
  • U9 Hurricanes: Michelle can you please issue t-shirts tonight (they are badged but as discussed we are not numbering at the moment to speed things up)
  • The final sponsored penalty shots are tonight with Liam Monk … any last-minute sponsors welcome. We can then provide the exact financial figures for trips.
  • Those U10s that have left … to those it concerns, please settle debts (including adult bar debts) and return any kits you have … thank you.
  • Many of our children are starting new schools – good luck, enjoy, work hard but leave some time for football!
U11 Warriors on Saturday

Monday morning with GMC … Sunday firsts great start … weekend round-up to follow later

Former club captain Glenn Mackett will again be sponsoring the Sunday first team as an exciting season back in the top flight beckons

Gary Gibbs reports from a happy Waterside

Today, with 7 players out missing through injuries and holidays, it was always going to be a tough test against Market. But from the outset we dominated the game, breaking the deadlock in 5 minutes when Kieran Shrimpton ran down the wing to cut in and smash the ball home. 10 minutes later the ball broke to the on fire Luke Burdon who finished from close range. We went in at half time 3 up with Burdon grabbing another. Second half was much the same with Jordan Griffin , on his return to the club, finishing a good move. Burdon completed his hat trick with a 25-yard screamer leaving the goalkeeper just a spectator. Casper was out of position but neatly converted a header to finish the game off. Well played boys and let’s keep it going. Big thank you to former Green man Billy Rice for going in goal at the grand age of 41. 

Shrimp spills his beer – but the midfielder was in fine form in our opening fixture against old friends Market

Not such good news from the Reserves camp with Sid’s boys suffering an 11-1 pasting at Sellindge against new boys Folkestone United Reserves. Little to say here with the only bright spot a consolation score from Lenny Russell.

Steve Sutton reports on a last-gasp winner for BG Girls

The U14 Girls played their first game for Bromley Green, hosting Castle Colts Girls at Waterside. The opposition were the winners of our division last year, in two close games last year that castle Colts won, but on a different day could have easily gone the other way.

The game was a chance for the new players to fully integrate into the team and put into practice the training that has been going on over the summer.

The game started brightly for both sides, with the Green creating more of the chances, when on 16 minutes a mazy run saw Ella roper break through the defence and score the first goal of the game. The girls continued to press creating more chances, but unable to convert one until the 25th minute, when Chloe Lloyd was tripped on the edge of the area, with Ella Roper smashing home the free kick.

Just before the end of the half the away side snuck a goal back.

The second half started with Castle Colts showing more going forward and pressing the home team better and starting to create a few chances, but also leaving space in behind them that the Green’s exploited, which out getting the ball in the back of the net. Midway through the half a defensive clearance landed at Anya Carroll’s feet, and with a quick glance fired a shot from just inside the oppositions half, and got here shot dipping under the bar to extend the lead to 3-1.

Shortly after this the away side managed to get a goal back breaking down their left hand side, on the edge of the box Joanna B attempted to intercept the ball but unfortunately made such a good contact that it looped over the home keeper into the top corner. Would have been a goal to rave about if scored at the other end!! This did not drop Joanna’s or her team mates heads as they went on the attack again and again after this with Chloe becoming more and more involved in the game leading the line and making a nuisance of herself, when in the dying minute a great move saw Chloe tapping in an effort from 6 yards to extend the lead to 4-2.

The game kicked off with the away side on the attack and with the final kick of the match managed to snatch a late goal to make the final score 4-3 to Bromley Green.

The game shows the great promise of this side, and if this type of performance is maintained every week the league title is a good possibility of being obtained.

Player of the Match: Anya Carroll … well done!

Under 12s Pirtek brief summary from Dave Homewood

Well done to all the U12s Pirtek squad who put on a superb display against Vinters … and a special mention for all the U11s that played up a year
BGFC U12s Pirtek Player of the Match Thomas Hawkins receives his club voucher from ‘linesman’ Brian Petken

With yet another completely different line-up due to a number of factors, the squad performed admirably – and with a tad more good fortune could have netted several more goals as, in spells, we piled on the pressure with a succession of corners. But well done to our visitors, Vinters, who ran out clear victors. On target for the Green were Thomas Hawkins, William Spiers (with his left foot … well done!) and Harley White.

The management team are simply seeking a set of youngsters who want to train/play every week, will turn up on time, and of course develop as individuals and a squad.

Really need everyone at training if possible this Thursday please. For next Sunday, I have been messed about by other teams but I am still seeking a friendly as we approach the first league fixture the following week. Finally, thank you to the parents that help to set up and put things away.

Final word from the Hurricanes camp on the Essex trip

A big thank you to Rob Wright and everyone at Essex Royals. Bromley Green Hurricanes travelled up from Ashford, Kent on Saturday. And judging by how the boys came away and what a great time they had at such a well organised tournament, I think they all want to come back next year.
Kind regards Alex and David