Tuesday 12 December 2017

Happy birthday today to Luke Martin!

Training indoors is on tonight for the U10s (Rob, Timmy)


TWTWTW … Into a new week

Update 3pm: U8s training is off tonight due to the dreadful weather

Training Monday night for the U8s at Highworth (6pm)

Senior fixtures updated: go to Events Fixtures page

That was the week that was: 7 days of the good, the bad and the ugly!

The good: The Children’s Christmas Party and thanks are extended to Spud, Nicola, Lisa, Joe and all those who helped to give the kids a great time. Does anyone have photos from the party please, especially including our guest Aaron Davis from McDonalds?

The performances of our youth teams that managed to defy the elements with all managers happy with the endeavours of their charges. Away wins for the U12s and U15s and terrific football from the U11s and U7s (not allowed to give scores).

The bad: The seniors display on Saturday hurt not so much for the score – but more the manner in which the squad failed to prepare and apply itself. A lot of work for Ian Mace to do to get things back on track after such an encouraging start to the campaign.

On Thursday we said our final farewells to Phil Castle senior with a fitting service at Bethersden Church. RIP Phil.

The ugly: The ghastly weather! Saturday’s frost and Sunday’s rain ruined all plans for the U13s, U10s, U9s, U8s and U6s; plus the Sunday seniors were thwarted by a waterlogged ground. In fact, the local Sunday programme was decimated with only one game surviving: Lolzors 6-2 Appledore in Division One. Even the BG Valiants tournament on the Rainham 3G was called off.

[updated throughout the day] Sunday 10 December 2017: all OFF today/more photos from Saturday

Urgent update!

ALL football at Waterside today is OFF

BGV Tournament is OFF

Birthday greetings today to Max Bourne!

Wet and windy Waterside at 10am

More photos from Saturday

McDonalds voucher for U7s PoM on Saturday Stephen Houghton

U12s prepare for their away match with Biddenden!

McDonalds for Joe our U12s PoM

Haydn – always a danger in a marvellous U11s tussle yesterday

Paying attention … well for now!

McDonalds voucher for Harry, last week’s PoM

A well-deserved tuck-in

Results Kent County League Division Three
AEI Sports 4-0 Tenterden Town
AFC Ashford Athletic 3-1 Deal Town Rangers
CC Sport 4-7 Faversham Town Reserves

Les Leckie Cup
Ashford FC 5-2 Bromley Green

Weald of Kent Charity Cup 
New Romney Reserves 1-5 Deal Sports Reserves


Saturday 9 December 2017 … photos and more reports on Sunday

Message to BGV from Dave Spencer: Bromley Green Valiants training has been called off tomorrow morning

Seniors go down 5-2 in Les Leckie Cup
Ian Mace declared himself ’embarrassed’ by his players lack of preparation and desire. A decent second half, after trailing 3-0 after twenty minutes, could not repair the early damage and goals by Martin Henry and Ryan Prior were only of consolation value. Byron Price declared himself our Player of the Match.

U12s win a thriller at Biddenden 3-2 Joe Hollamby (2) and Aiden Branch
Brilliant game today good come back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 with goals coming from Aidan 1 and 2 goals from joe to secure the three points great all round performance well done to whole team

U7s report from Trevor Strand
The U7s played away to a strong well organised TSS team today and once again put in a superb performance.
A very even first half with few chances for both sides but the team did well with solid defending from Callum and Ethan and Henry in goal dealt well with any shots on target.
Second half more chances created from both teams but once again Harvey in goal for the second half was excellent.
changes were made throughout the second period to give all players some game time and all the players can be proud of their efforts.
Cannot give the score but an excellent game from both teams was just edged by TSS.
POM was Stephen who worked hard today with his closing down and chasing back.
It is clear that those who attend training regularly are improving with the basic skills of the game and is proving worthwhile in matches.
Squad – Henry , Harvey , Callum , Freddy , Ben , Ethan , Ibrahim , Stephen.

U15s win 7-3 in Sevenoaks Kai (3). Kieron (2), Brendan and Jordan
Today we travelled to sevenoaks to meet weald wolves blue. We went with a depleted squad but came away with another good win. It started off a bit of touch and go on whether the match would actually be played because of the frozen ground. But the referee did eventually give the go ahead. We took the lead through  Kai, but we conceded a sloppy goal for them to equalise. But from then on in we dominated the rest of the game. Kai got his second followed by two goals from kieron and a goal from Brendan. 5 – 1 at half time. The second half we carried on attacking and Kai got his Hatrick. We then let them back in it and conceded  2 more goals, to give them hope but Jordan got our seventh. And with the last kick of the game Nathan saved a penalty with a fine save. A good performance on a difficult pitch. Report by Mark Fuller.

Man of the match was George

Update 10.30am: U13s home game is OFF … pitch is dangerous

Update: 9.07am: U9s and U10s games are OFF … pitch is dangerous

Update: 9.05am: U8s away game is OFF … pitch is frozen

Update 9am: pitch inspections taking place now … the problem is the frost!

Birthday greetings today to James Porter!

Clubhouse open from 7.30am

Children’s Christmas Party this afternoon with former Bromley Green youth/senior player Aaron Davis representing McDonalds. Aaron will hand out McDonalds vouchers to the respective PoM for U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s midway through the party. Can we doubly make sure the U8 and U11 PoM trophies are in the clubhouse please.

Please refer to the Events & Fixture page for all fixtures and meeting times this weekend … plus the BIG games on the box Saturday and Sunday.

Friday 8 December 2017: weekend fixtures

U10s squad to entertain Grasshoppers on Saturday morning
Preston, Alfie, Matteo, Josh, Timmy, David, Harrison, Herk, Kieran. Meeting time and kick off time are on the Events & Fixtures page.

U15s squad to play Weald Wolves Blue away tomorrow
Nathan, Brendan, Jordan, Sonny, Ben, Conan, Lennon, Frankie, Ilja, George, Kai, Kieron, Alex, Lorenzo, Jack, Lashman. Meeting time and postcode are on the Events & Fixtures page.

Friday 1pm ground inspection: we should be ok for home games provided there is no overnight rain. It is obviously a bit sticky but let’s keep our fingers crossed for the drying breeze to do its work!

Pitch inspections will take place during Friday and I will consult with Grant and Brian. To keep up with what’s on and what’s off, please refer to this website which will have the official news first. DH

Birthday greetings today to our President, Chris Dorsett

Under 6s
Can parents/guardians please confirm with Alex Hebbes whether their children are available for the match on Sunday (2pm kick off at home). Alex’s number is 07740363519.

On the clubhouse TV Saturday: West Ham v Chelsea (12.30pm)

Christmas Party in the Children’s Centre on Saturday starting at 3pm. Friendly reminder that it is entry BY TICKET ONLY …. they have been on sale for over a month. Unless adults are helping with the event, they are welcome to support the bar which is open all day for hot food, snacks, drinks and of course … mince pies!

Two local derbies to whet the appetite for the senior sides this weekend with a trip to Appledore on Saturday to meet many of our old friends in the shape of Ashford FC (Les Leckie Cup, 1.30pm) and the visit of Willesborough on Sunday in the Sheber (10.30am).

Ian Mace’s line-up will depend much on injuries and work commitments while Gary Gibbs is relishing another tie against opposition from a higher devision. A break from league action could be useful on Saturday as we are not in good nick at present. Defeat at Deal Town Rangers last time out was hard to swallow and, with half of the league programme completed, we sit fifth in the table, seven points adrift of the leaders.

More familiar faces with Willesborough coming to Waterside on Sunday and Gary Gibbs is looking forward to another exciting tie against opposition from a higher division.

Fixtures Kent County League Division Three (2pm)
AEI Sports vTenterden Town
AFC Ashford Athletic v Deal Town Rangers
CC Sport v Faversham Town Reserves
Woodnesborough v University of Kent

Les Leckie Cup (1.30pm)
Ashford FC v Bromley Green

Weald of Kent Charity Cup (1.30pm)
New Romney Reserves v Deal Sports Reserves

Fixtures Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Mersham v Brewmaster

Division One
Ashford Cavaliers v Ashford Athletic
Lolzors v Appledore
Prince Albert v Troggs

Division Three
Ashford Spartans v Givaudan
Charing Reserves v Kingsnorth Pilgrims

Premier Division Cup
Market Hotel v Locomotive

Sheber Cup
Ashstone Galacticos v South Willesborough
Bromley Green v Willesborough
Channel CFC v Aldington
Grasshoppers v Red Heathens

[updated] Thursday 7 December 2017

Under 6s
Can parents/guardians please confirm with Alex Hebbes whether their children are available for the match on Sunday (2pm kick off at home). Alex’s number is 07740363519.

Thank you to Brian Edwards who stood in and supervised the U13s this evening at training … much appreciated

Urgent: U13s need a qualified coach to take their session tonight at Norton Knatchbull 6pm. If you are able to help, please contact Lisa Copham on 07713450042. Thank you.

Today we say goodbye to Phil Castle who gave so much to local football. A reminder that the church service at Bethersden is at 12.30pm. The cremation at Charing is a private family gathering. All welcome to The George afterwards.

Training tonight as per the schedule. If in doubt, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Well done to the BG Valiants who trained last night and a special welcome to newcomer Adam North.

Another welcome is extended to Lenny Baxter who has signed for the U11s while Leo Kingsland is having a go at playing up a year for Sid and the U12s. As always, the main priority is the enjoyment of the children.

Fabulous weekend of football and fun lined up plus we are showing West Ham v Chelsea on Saturday at 12.30pm and Liverpool v Everton (2.15pm) and Manchester United v Manchester City (4.30pm) on Sunday. All welcome.

Wednesday 6 December 2017 with Trinity Flooring

Late opportunity: Any BG manager want to train on the astro at the North tonight (Wednesday)? Carl has cancelled so there is space. 7pm-8pm.

Birthday greetings today to Karen Greenfield, Luke Randall and Josh Austin!

Clubhouse open today from 5.30pm

All training is on tonight at Waterside, the North School and Norton Knatchbull as per the schedule. Any doubts, please refer to the Events & Fixtures page.

Well done the U10s last night … one or two missing but great attitude and always good fun to be with. Hope Cyrus is ok – he bravely battled on after a knock.