Monday, 14 November 2011

Phonenix Sports V Tonbridge Angles U18's Central Kent League

13th November 2011 saw Phoenix Sports travel to Tonbridge Angels for the return trip after being defeated 4-0 at home the week before.

It was clear from the start that a confident Tonbridge where out to dominate the game with their close passing football style and were not going to give Phoenix any time on the ball. In the 18th minute Tonbridge floated a ball over the Phoenix defence for the ball to fall just behind the striker who adjusted his body and volleyed the ball home for an outstanding strike and go 1-0 up.

In the 21st minute Phoenix were unable to clear the ball from their defence whereupon a Tonbridge player picked up the ball took it around 3 defenders to neatly cut it back to a teammate who struck it in the bottom left hand corner.

In the 42nd minuteTonbridge crossed the ball in and again placed in the back of the net and sitting comortable at 3-0. In the 46th Dan came off infured for Callum to take his place in the centre - half time.

In the second half Phoenix started to take control of the game, gaining a bit of possession and trying to pass the ball around. However the continued chasing down of the ball by Tonbridge left Phoenix often having to pass back to their keeper and offering little outlet to the lone striker.

The second half was spolied by an over zealous referree who issued many yellow cards and stopped play for extended periods. In the 66th Tonbridge crossed the ball in from a corner where Tonbridge took advantage of a free header to score their fourth. 

73rd minute Taylor came on for Joe. Phoenix had a couple of good chances but could not appear to maintain any kind of sustained attack. 

The referree continued to be the star of the show and delayed the game even further as the game bagan to deteriorate,  a free kick awarded in the 86th minute and Tonbridge collected the 5th goal of the game.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Phoenix Sports V Bridon Ropes Under 18's

30th October 2011 Phoenix Sports Under 18's travelled to Copers Cope Ground in South London to play Bridon Ropes in the Kent Youth Central League.

Phoenix Sports started the game the brightest with a shot on goal in the 7th minute that was saved this was followed by a head on goal in the 8th minute that was also saved. In the 9th minute Phoenxi put a cross in with a shot on goal and Phoenix were 1-0 up thanks to the early pressure.
Bridon Ropes attacked back with the Phoenix keeper pulling off a superb finger tip save to push the ball onto the cross bar. Bridon had a further shot that hit the side netting and finally in the 50th minute of the first half levelled the game.
In the second half good quality football continued by both sides, in the 17th min the Phoenix keeper made a superb save which lead to a goal mouth scramble with the ball back in and Bridon scoring to go 2-1 up.

In the 68th George went on an excellent solo run, took on players in the box and set the ball back with the Bridon keeper pulling off a good save from close range, the ball fell to Sean to score and bring the game back level at 2-2.
The game continued in a competitive mode and thanks to the referree was free from any problems. In the 81st minute the Phoenix keeper pulled off another finger tip save to knock the ball onto the crossbar only for it to fall directly to a Bridon player for a free head on goal.

The game finsished Bridon Ropes 3 - 2 Phoenix Sports.

Eltham Town v Beckenham Town Under 15's

Eltham Town FC Under 15's played against Beckenham Town in the Bexley League on 30th October 2011.

When the ref decided to turn up about 20 minutes late, the match kicked off at Eltham's home ground. Beckenham Town entered this game undefeated in the league, but Eltham took the lead and looked promising on the ball. Beckenham pulled a goal back for Eltham to score again going into half time 2-1 up.
In the second half Beckenham came out the stronger to pull it back to 2-2 and all to play for, however Eltham showed true spirit and went onto score a further 3 goals to finish the game 5-2.

The three points gave Eltham a much needed boost and keeps them close to Hayden Youth currently a place above them.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Kent Youth League U18's Central - Summary

After only 2 league games early predictions are difficult, the Under 18's central league looks however that it will be evenly matched with Bridon Ropes the only team not to have dropped any points.

Fisher Athletic and Phoenix Sports have yet to secure any points but early days....

Phoenix Sports Club Under 18's - Kent League Central

11th September 2011, Phoenix Under 18's travelled for an away fixture against Tunbridge Wells. 

From the beginning Phoenix were under pressure with Tunbridge Wells firing off long range shots. Phoenix had a penalty appeal turned down but after 20 minutes Tunbridge Wells capitalised on their attacking pressure and scored the opening goal.

Half time and Phoenix made one change with Dan coming on for Toyeeb on the wing. Tunbridge continued the game as they left off and were rewarded in the 60th minute with their second goal this was closing followed by another goal in the 65th and Tunbridge in control of the game at 3-0

Tom for Phoenix struck the upright in the 75th with a superb strike which was the only highlight for Phoenix on pitch. Phoenix Sports carried on trying to play a pssing style, an 85th minute substitution for Phoenix but the game was already won and Tunbridge Wells finished the game 3-0.

The Phoenix keeper has to be mentioned for pulling off some excellent saves to keep the score at least respectable for Phoenix Sports.   

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Thamesmead Town FC Under 15 - Challenge Cup Winners

Thamesmead Town Under 15's brought home the silverware with a cup final decided on penalties against fellow North Kent League members Bromley FC.

At full time the game sat at 1-1 going into extra time where it finished at 2-2 leading onto the dreaded penalties.

Thamesmead finally won 5-4 on penalties, a good show by Bromley FC who on their way to the final had knocked out Bridon Ropes (London Cup winners) and controversially Dartford FC (Kent League Cup winners).

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

London Cup Under 15's

Congratulations to Bridon Ropes U15's for winning the London Cup final against Long lane Junior a convincing 7 - 0.

Bridon Ropes were one of only a few Kent League sides who entered the competition this season. Long Lane has a good reputation for producing quality sides, with this side currently 3rd in the Selkent League.

Bridon Ropes route for success was as follows:-

Bridon Ropes 7 - 0 Long Lane Junior       Final
Bridon Ropes 4 - 1 Edmonton All Stars    Semi Finals
Bridon Ropes 4 - 1 Millwall Albion          Quarter Finals
Bridon Ropes 6 - 1 Culverly Rangers       Third Round
Bridon Ropes 9 - 1 Crook Log FC            Second Round
Bridon Ropes 21 - 0 Orpington               First Round