BFA Summer League 2009
The BFA Summer League 2009 Kick’s Off with the Premier League Champions of 2008, Bromley by Bow FC and the Division II Championship team Bromley “B” FC .
Follow the teams as they battle it out in Victoria Park during the Summer and keep upto date with the Latest Match Reports and News posted by many of our independant correspondents located on and off the field who will bring you the latest action & detail as it happens.
For Fixtures & League Tables…Visit & Navigate yourself through the BFA Website. Cup Matchs will be played within the current fixtures.
Week 1 – 03/05/09 K/O
Stepney FC (1) V Bromley FC (4)
Stepney FC play like “Girls Aloud…”
Sunday 3rd May 2009, another glorious Summers day for another glorious start to the BFA Summer League 2009 ! This was the game every fan had been waiting for, the rambunctious looking fixture in the first week of the Summer League and also the final game of the day…it was of course Bromley By Bow FC v Stepney FC.
This was the repeat of the Winter League Cup fixture which saw Stepney beat Bromley 2-0, due to some suspect changes in team personnel by the management of Bromley.
You could sense that the atmosphere in Victoria Park was tense with both teams lining up without their regular Goal Keepers – making a special appearance in goal for Bromley was none other than the legendary Nagim Ali (current Bromley B Manager, Liverpool hooligan and Amin Ali’s brother……legend has it the Nagim took his younger brother Amin up the mountains of New Park to teach him everything he knew about the Dark Arts of Goalkeeping). Also Justin made his first appearance in nine months after recovering from a broken leg, Dipon and Abdul made it a comfortable return for him in defence.
The game kicked off with Stepney looking the slightly more composed of the two teams however Bromley soon got in to their stride with Danny Saborachie (Ginger) taking shots at their keeper who seemed to fumble the ball on a few occasions. Abdul Hamid was seemed to be having the game of his life and was the most alert player on the field when he tucked the ball away from a rebound after the keeper again failed to claim one of Danny’s powerful strikes. Giving Bromley a 1-0 lead. Chuckie was also working hard for the team. This was short lived as a Stepney player broke through the right wing clear on goal Nagim slid out and appeared to take the player out however, on closer inspection it seemed as if he had made the contact with the ball before clattering in to the Stepney winger. This did not matter to the referee as he pointed towards the spot in a Howard Webb-esque fashion awarding Stepney a penalty.
Stepney striker known by the name of Zola (obviously a case of mistaken identity as his play has no resemblance to the “legendary one”) stepped up and converted the penalty. Half time and the teams went in level (1-1)
The Second Half started with Bromley in buoyant mood and struck early through Oli-femi Rahman making the making the score 2-1. In quick succession Danny scored the third for Bromley and what seemed like the winner as an over confident Stepney team capitulated under the pressure. The Bromley crowd were roaring by now and chants of “Stepney sing like Girls Aloud…” and “Apsa, Apsa…” (referring to Stepney’s use of London APSA players) could be heard far and wide, this was drowning out the indivudual chants made by Stepney Fans directed to some passionate Bromley Footballers that also participate for Bethnal FC in a Saturday League Then just as everyone thought the scoring was done a great move consisting of 23 passes from back to front saw Danny score his second of the game with a well struck effort in to the bottom corner. Stepney had truly been decimated !! Final Score 4-1 to Bromley.
Bromley B (0) V Sonali Othith (0)
Sonali Old Timers Hold Bromley B to a Draw
This was it, what all the Bromley Players have been waiting weeks for – the start of the BFA Summer League. First game for Bromley B was Sonali Othith which on paper looked like three points in the bag. However, on closer inspection Sonali Othith were stronger than expected with former legends of the game having signed for the team with an average team age of 35 the old boys managed to show their Bromley B compatriots that Old is Gold. The game started of in a very sloppy fashion with both teams squandering possession and very few chances created. The best chance of the half fell to Tepu Miah who signed again for Bromley B during the summer transfer window – he was millimetres short of headig the ball in from a deep free kick. An uninspiring first half ended goalless
The second half kicked off with Bromley B straight on the attack with Mukhter Ali striking a superb 20 yard effort only for the keeper to parry Kohinoor Chowdhury (Star Profile of the Month) could not convert the rebound missing from a couple yards out. Minutes later Kohinoor had the best chance of the game when he ran free of the Sonali defence bearing down on goal with what seemed like an eternity to pick his spot he volleyed the ball wide over the bar – in true Zamora-esque fashion. A dull and uneventful game ended goalless. Sonali Othith celebrated like they had won the game showing what a disappointing game it was for Bromley. Sonali right back and current Bromley A Manager commented after the game ” Where’s Mukhter gone? ohhhh he’s in my pocket ! “
Manager Nagim commented after the game “Again our defence has done their job, but we did not capitalise by taking our chances – the usual story for Bromley B”.
The Bromley B players must take a seriously good look at themselves and ask the question if they are up for the battles and challenges of the Summer League? As they can not afford any more slip ups if they have aspirations of promotion!
Week 2 – 10/05/09 K/O
Abohani (0) V Bromley (0) 12.10
Referee’s in the spotlight again…
This was Bromley’s second game of the season against Abohani FC, as Bromley looked to continue their good start to the season after the 4-1 mauling of Stepney FC last week.
The game started evenly with both teams having their fair share of possession and chances being created at both ends. In goal for Bromley for the second week running was ex-Bundesliga keeper and OAP Nagim Ali (who once again took his detour from going to the post office to get his pension and instead laced up his boots!)
As the first half progressed it seemed like Bromley were in no mood to score goals judging by the numerous opportunities squandered. One such culprit was Danny missing an opportunity to put bromley ahead missing a one on one chance with the keeper – An uneventful first half ended 0-0 – you could hear echoes of Hansen and Lawrenson saying what a dire half it had been !
The second half started much the same with neither team looking to capitalise, however credit must go to centreback’s Imran and Justin for keeping the Abohani at bay. Then a couple of controversial decisions from the referee sparked the game in to life. On two occasions Danny seemed to have beat the offside trap only for the assistant referee to flag for offside. The icing on the cake was a clear foul inside the box when Marlon was hacked down by an Abohani defender – the referee waved away all Bromley protests for a penalty. This brought on chants of “Are you Ovrebo in disguise, are you Ovrebo in disguise…” from the disgruntled Bromley faithful. In a controversial week for referees surely action must be taken in order to bring technology in to the game. However, this was not the end of the action in the dying seconds of the game Keeper Nagim showed that form is temporary and class is permanent by pulling off a magnificent double save to keep the scores level and earn Bromley a point and earn himself the Man of the Match award. The game ended 0-0 which was not the result Bromley were looking for against an Abohani side they should have disposed of in relative comfort.
Captain Imran said in his post match interview “If our players want to play like a bunch of girls then don’t bother showing up next week – we need real men who will die for the cause”.
Bromley B (2) V East One (1) 11.00
Debutant Savery’s the Day..
Bromley B’s promotion hopes were given a major boost as debutant Ashley Savery who scored two marvellous goals on his home debut against East One FC. The management decided to make some bold changes due to last weeks disastrous result with old timers Sonali Othith. The players were confused with the management as star strikers Prince and Kohinoor ‘Chopper’ Harris was dropped and left standing on the sideline both scratching their bal…i mean heads.
Bromley B started off brightly and the changes payed dividends early on with Bromley dominating the game in all areas of the field. Veteran Ansar Miah returned after storming off the pitch during his last appearance and quickly showed the management why he is one of the most versatile defenders in Bromley with a commanding display at Centre Half.
Ashey scored early on in the first half with a well taken shot and then scored again minutes later with an audacious back heel. Mukhter was running rings around the East One defence nutmegging the opposition an obscene 9 times (this surely must be a new record – we have requested BFA to open the Nutmeg Files !). Bromley had many more chances during the half with Mamunur heading inches over the bar from a corner. However, the first half finished 2-0 with Bromley looking comfortable.
Manager Nagim’s team talk during the interval was for Bromley to score in the first 10 minutes of the half, but it looked like East One were listening in as they managed to score within a couple of minutes from the re-start. This was due to a lapse in concentration from the defence. East One looked on the ascendancy as they created a couple more chances however, a mixture of dreadful finishing and heroic tackles from right back Riaz (Babz) meant that the scores stayed 2-1. Manager Nagim looked to his bench to make a change in defence but looking at the state of right back Parvez Hussain’s kit (he was missing not one but both socks – so officially takes over the mantlepiece from One Sock Jack to No Sock Jack), the manager decided against it. Bromley saw out the rest of the game in relative comfort.
Manager Nagim commented after the game “Although the second half was not the most vintage Bromley B performance getting the three points on the board was crucial at this stage to kick start the season”.
Week 3 – 17/05/09 K/O
Mo’medan (2) V Bromley (0) 3.40
Is it all over for Bromley FC ??..as Mohammaden do the double..
Bromley A suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of their bitterrivals Mohammaden Sporting Club, after watching the Mohammaden B team get one over the Bromley B team it was up to them to make amends and prevent the Mohammaden’s first ever double over the Bromley Teams since records began. The match was delayed due to a horiffic injury to Bangla League Legend Zola which added even more tension to an already heated fixture, Stepney had beaten Shadwell and it was up to the league holders Bromley to keep the pressure on for any hopes of a Summer League double.
The match started off brightly as Bromley seemed comfortable for the 1st quarter of the half, diaster struck soon after as a Mohammaden midfielder was allowed to run in from midfield without a single challenge to smash his way through the Bromley defence to open the scoring. Bromley seemed to lack heart and courage and their lack of desire could be seen thoughout the pitch. Silly mistakes and a lack of concentration allowed Mohammaden soon after to capitalise on Bromley’s weakness resulting in a 2nd goal which saw off any chances of a comeback.
It was a poor luckluster performance by the team which chances were few and far between. Manager Shof was appalled by the performance and could be seen hurling abuse at his players from the touchline. He later commented’ We played rubbish & we could not keep the ball and were second best and we deserved to lose’. The managers rant went on as he also said that he would not be congratulating the winners of the Bangla League this season if Bromley don’t win it.
In Depth Analysis
This was the game against one of the top contenders of Bangla title race. It was crucial that Bromley got a result to remain in the top half of the League. On a very windy day, Bromley started of with a few good passes but after 8 mins Mohammaden switched on, started playing football, having a 4-5-1 formation the opponent still were winning the battles in the middle. Bromley couldn’t keep the ball, hence they were unable to use the width as they generally do. Players were getting frustrated and decisions went against them as there was a call for a penalty. Muhammaden took the lead as their midfielder ran across the field, as if the players didn’t exist and slotted in the ball. In the first half of the game there was few chances created when Danny played in Abdul Hamid through, who tried squaring the ball but the keeper put it out for a corner. Danny had few attempts which was off target.
The Second Half, Bromley tried playing with abit more urgency, which didn’t last for long, Muhammaden took control of the game and had a few more chances, which lead to their second goal. The defence and midfield were too slow to react and closed the shot which ended up in the back of the net. Fans and the mangement were getting agitated and impatient. With 10 mins to go Bromley created a chance once again Danny put Abdul Hamid through who squared it to Alfi, who placed it into the net, the goal was disallowed as he was offside.
This outcome was due to lack of urgency, desire and hunger to win and the players know they can’t afford to loose any more games if they want to have a chance to win the title.
Mo’medan (2) V Bromley B (0)
Mohammaden Cruise to Comfortable Win
Bromley B suffered a defeat in humiliating fashion on Sunday, as Mohammaden B swept aside a New look Bromley B team with superstars Prince, Isaac, Kohinoor and Babz all benched.
The management started with a new look strike force in the shape of Kashim and Muktar, but it wasn’t the strikers who were under performing, the whole team were taken by surprise by Mohammaden’s hunger and heart on the pitch. They were first to every 1st and 2nd ball. It showed as their first came from a straight forward run from their 6 foot 2” striker who just barged past the whole midfield and defence to score the opener.
5 minutes later Bromley had a clear chance on goal when Kayum slipped a lovely diagonal pass into the feet of Muktar, with only the keeper to lob from 10 yards he somehow put it over the bar in true Topshop fashion.
The Second Half came as Bromley B were constantly under pressure from the hungry young Mohammaden side. Najim made 2 subs, taking off Ashley and Kashim and putting in Wayne and Kohinoor to add some aggression and pace into the team. Bromley did have more possession in the 2nd half, but a lazy defence weren’t watching the offside trap and got caught out when the Mohammedan winger slipped the ball past Engle who made a string of outstanding saves as usual.
Midfielder Tepu had a chance from 20 yards only to scuff the ball wide after some good build up play by Kohinoor and Muktar. Bromley looked defeated with 10 minutes to go and the senior player Mamun “Meaty” Chowdhury shouted to the touch-line to come off, the whole crowd thought he was injured, but actually he was ashamed with the lack of hunger and desire the Bromley team showed.
The match ended 2-0 to Mohammaden B. Manager Najim did not comment after the game, he left the post-match interview up to his Number 2 Shomsul who commented “We need to forget about this performance and look at next weeks fixture and win our remaining games, changes will be made next week as no one is safe”
Week 4 – 24/05/09 K/O
Beaumont (0) V Bromley (1)
Beaumont still not ready for Bromley FC…
As the defeats in the Winter League & SSV Cup Final 2008 were still ringing in the ears of Beaumont Athletic they were not to be underestimated in the BFA Summer League as rumours suggested that they have scouted a few players from neighbouring boroughs and have added them onto a pay-as-you play scheme. But this did not deter the local Grass root club, Bromley by Bow as the final game of the day kick off.
A delayed kick off took place as another horrific injury was witnessed by many when a Newark FC player looked to have broken a leg after a dangerous tackle made by a Mohammedan SC player, that game ended 2-2 .
A tense start was underway with Dipon & Calvin on the bench and Hanif starting at right back. Both teams saw a fair bit of possession and some rash challenges made by both teams but Bromley still lacked the urgency that saw them lose last week. Beaumont were winning the balls in midfield and playing into the wide areas which saw them create a few chances but nothing that troubled the keeper, until a few moments later when a fiery shot rattled the bar and another chance that saw Amin make an outstanding save on the line from a header that was 3 yards out.
This saw Manager Shof’ making an infield change that saw Chucky & Hanif swap positions from right to left and also a change in gear was witnessed on field as Oli, Alfie and Danny linked up several times to create chances for Hamid & Mukith. One of which Hamid bobbled to the ground and another were the ball reached the Bromley B game which was played on the adjacent pitch as there game kicked off around the same time. That signalled the end of the first half.
The action packed second half was shortly underway as Imran & Justin made a few crucial clearances and Danny was pouncing on the loose balls. Chances were still short on both ends until a slithering pass from Abdul was played through to Danny who shouldered of the Beaumont defenders to slot a bouncing ball into the back of the net; the keeper was left stage-dooring. The Bromley goal saw an eager Beaumont trying to call every stumble with a Bromley player to the Ref, our very own stumbler Mamunur Chowdrary (Bromley B) who has a keen eye for detail was not at all impressed. Manager Shofique made some changes towards the final third of the game as Dipon and Calvin were called on to see the game off as Bromley won 1-0. Beaumont players were seen to stagger of the pitch which was the reminisce of the Newcastle players after they were relegated
Manager commented “It was a tight game and one clear chance saw us take the 3 points also a better 2nd half from a sluggish first gave us the urgency that we needed”
Bromley B (1) V Revive FC (0)
Bromley B in Serious need of Reviv-al
Going into Week 4 of the BFA Summer League 2009, Bromley B were languishing in mid-table mediocrity, but the chance for salvation came in the form of the game against bottom team Revive FC – who were shipping more goals than Newcastle and going down like the Titanic.
Bromley started with an understrength side with many key players missing due to injury. The game kicked off with Bromley dominating possession and a goal coming form a deep kick from Abdul Subhan which Ashley Savery volleyed home left foot leaving the keeper stranded – it was a magnificent goal for a magnificent start and surely a contender for goal of the season. More chances were created during the first half but wasteful finishing from Prince (who Phil Babbed an open goal from two yards out) meant the half ended 1-0.
The second half started with Revive on the front foot winning the midfield battles, Bromley looked hopeless in the second period unable to string two passes together – this was one of the worst displays of football ever to be seen in the history of the BFA Championship League 2 Football. Revive created a couple of chances and had it not been for some goal line clearances Revive would have won the game. As it was Bromley were lucky to win.
The game ended 1-0 to Bromley. Another three points on the board however, Bromley must start to play football on the ground if they are to progress from this league.
Week 5 – 31/05/09
Arbour Youth (0) V Bromley (6)
Bromley’s Got Talent as Arbour are Hit for Six !!
Given the stage, Arbour Youth FC were out to make there stance against a Bromley FC side that were gathering momentum after there defeat against Mohammeden SC and a near convincing win against Beaumont. Were Bromley going to be upstaged ?? or were Arbour going to get Boyle’d over ??. The line up was suspicious as usual with Hamid playing upfront with Alfie, Calvin in the middle with Oli, Abdul & Mukith on the flanks and Imran,Hanif,Chucky and Dipon keeping there peace with Keeper Amin.
The first half saw a positive start for Bromley as they had most of the possession and half chances that called there keeper into action, but it wasn’t long until A.Hamid rolled the ball to Calvin in the middle, who threaded a through ball to Alfie to place into the bottom corner. It was not long after that the second goal was in the making as Oli played Alfie in again with another ball that left the defenders trying to blame it on the linesman as Alfie rolled it confidently. The Bromley defenders were troubled a few times as the loose balls were picked up by Arbour but they were denied a conversion as Imran made a goalline clearence and Amin getting a good hand to some of shots.
A good first half saw a tremendous second, as Bromley eased any pressure of a comeback as Hamid won a challenge outside the box and swurved it into the top corner, a spectacular goal that made the Arbour Keeper grunt as he was seen chewing his gloves, he probably bit off more than he can chew.
The fouth wasn’t long behind as Chucky played through a clinical pass to Hamid who took it round the keeper and placed it into the back of the net. At this point, bets were on at the food stall as a hattrick was looming for Hamid and Alfie or maybe both. But it was Calvin playing in Alfie who
smashed the ball into the net getting his hattrick and maybe the BFA Match Ball oneday. Arbour were left static and there match day tactics saw fewer moves than the winners of Britains Got Talent with the final goal of the game coming from Bromley’s budding defender, Imran with a diving header from a short corner that was collected and crossed in by Hamid. That made it 6 and the last touch of the game that saw Arbour buzzed out. The manager was pleased with the result and team effort that struck Arbour down from the start. The BFA League is still open for many teams to take but can Bromley capitilise on this recent performance ???
Bromley B (2) V Elite Youth (0)
Bromley play like footballing Elit-ists !
After the laboured 1-0 win against bottom side Revive, Bromley B went into this game looking not only to secure the three points but to also put in a good performance for the fans. Bromley were buoyed by the return of mainstays of the team as Micheal Cepillo and Mamunur Chowdhury made their comeback from injury and with Tepu Miah on the bench. Another familiar face in the starting line-up was that of Shipon Miah who was transferred back to Bromley B after an unsuccessful spell at Ashabab. Bromley started the game on the front foot having the lions share of possession and also containing the Elite Youths attacking threats – with Captain Abdul Subhan having an imperious game at the heart of defence. The Bromley possession did not equal goals in the first have with half ending with a bit of ‘handbags’ as a frustrated Elite player tried to rile Ashely Savery.
The half time team talk was very positive with management pleased with the performance but asking for that extra 10% that would make the difference – and Bromley did not disappoint with the move of the game coming from the back to front with the ball being won deep in defence, quickly being moved to midfield where Michael laid it off for Mukther Ali who gave an inch perfect air pass to Prince to hammer the ball past the keeper for his first goal of the season. The celebrations showed how much it meant to the team as a whole and for Prince to get this goal after a relatively barren spell – the Beast was back!
Bromley were now firmly in control so the Manager decided to make a few changes with Tepu, Issac, Kash and Riaz coming on. The second goal came from the midfielders battling in the middle and Michael releasing the ball for Issac whose blistering pace beat the Elite defence for him to side foot into the net. The game ended 2-0 and Bromley could be proud of the performance they had put in – more displays like this and surely promotion will follow.
On a side note there was controversy regarding the fixture times for both Bromley games with this being the second week in a row where both teams had to play at the same time – was this done on purpose as the BFA can not deal with the thousands of Bromley supporters who congregate to support their teams? Or is this merely a conspiracy theory? We shall leave this for you to decide……
Week 6 – 07/06/09
Bromley FC No Game: As they are on a USA Tour
Bromley B (0) V Hackney P (3)
Bromley B Ponder…What Happened ??
Going into Week 6 of the Summer League, Bromley were sitting third with the possibility of going top if they beat Ponders End and Hackney Probashi lost. The game started with the management making some changes and playing some players out of position.
Bromley started on the front foot attacking Ponders End, however, it was Ponders End who struck first with their winger who seemed to clearly offside sliding in their striker to tap home, the Bromley defence were incensed by the shocking decision by the linesman not to flag for offside but nothing could be done – this again demonstrated the inconsistencies and poor levels of officiating in these leagues and surely steps must be taken in order to bring the levels of refereeing up to par. The half ended 1-0 with Bromley able to take positives from the half to push on for equaliser.
The second half started with Bromley pressing for the goal but with Ponders End winning the midfield battle and a lack of communication in defence, Ponders broke the offside trap for the striker to calmy finish. The game seemed to be over for Bromley so they reverted to a back three in search of a goal but it would not come – this was due to every Bromley player trying the ‘Hollywood pass’ instead of making the simple and effective five yard pass, and that is how Ponders third goal came from with the Hollywood pass that never was and the Ponders attacker intercepted the pass and ran through free on goal making it 3-0 to Ponders End.
Bromley must start to play SIMPLE football if they are to keep their slim chance of promotion alive and management must take responsibility for tactics which came up short on the day.
And to add, it was simple enough for the SNC League: Under 14 team as they played there 2nd game against Burdett FC and won 7-0 having lost there 1st game against SOUL FC. Come and support the team on Saturdays @ Stepney Astroturf. Next game is @ 12.30 against Mile End FC.
Week 7 – 14/06/09
Sonali Cup Round 1 & 2
RND1 – Bromley (3) vs Mohammeden B (0)
Bromley take the sting out of the ‘B
RND 2 – Bromley (5) vs Arbour Youth (1)
Arbour Youth taken on a Field Trip
RND 1 – Bromley B (1) vs London Tigers (3)
Bromley B Roar to a Noble defeat
This was the first cup game of the day for Bromley B and they were up against a very strong London Tigers A side. Bromley again fielded a slightly weakened side with a couple of key players missing. The game started with Bromley dominating possession and pressuring Tigers in to making mistakes. The first goal of the game came from Bromley and Mike Yip who perfectly headed in a corner kick. Bromley did not sit back after taking the lead they continued press for a second goal Ashley Savery came very close again with a delightful overhead kick only for it to hit the crossbar. London Tigers did not know what had hit them Bromley were thoroughly dominating a Premiership team who were contenders for the title. Then came an error from the referee who awarded a suspect penalty to the Tigers, it seemed as if the Tigers player had handled the ball and then took a dive over Riaz Uddin who was out cold in the penalty area after a heroic tackle to block a shot. However, the penalty was given and the Tigers player stepped up to slot home. The first half ended 1-1.
The second half started with a confident Bromley side again taking the game to the Tigers and again Bromley came close only for Kohinoor Chowdhury to be denied by the post. But then the Tigers broke through the Bromley defence who were having a magnificent game, the Tigers left winger got in behind to cross in for the striker to tap home. But still this was not enough to put the Bromley morale down and pressed for an equaliser this time with Issac Shittu coming close put just shooting an inch over. But Tigers then put the game to bed with a counter attack to score the third goal. The game ended 3-1 to the London Tigers.
Even though Bromley lost the game this was by far their best game of the season, they played the better football against a very strong Premiership side and should have won the game. Nagim the manager said ” The boys have done me proud today, this has been one of the best Bromley B performances under me !”
Week 8 – 21/06/09
Bromley (0) vs Newark (0)
Draw shatters title hopes…
As many players returned from the USA Tour earlier that week, they came back to play the League leaders Newark. A win would favour Bromley lifting the Title but anything less would leave them chasing. The USA Tour by the way saw Bromley win 3 of there 4 matches with 1 draw and it looks like that draw rolled over as they drew 0-0 with Newark. A tight and tense game with the long ball specialists Newark taking nothing but the point away from the game, which they would of settled for before the game. Bromley now concentrate on the Cup games next week which see’s them play Bangla League “Nutters” Shadwell.
Bromley B – No Game
Week 9 – 28/06/09
Shoddy Shadwell knockout Bromley in Cup…
It was the Quater Final stage of the Sonali Cup as Bromley faced Shadwell. The game got off to a good start for Bromley as they were passing the ball around comfortably and creating a few chances that troubled the Shadwell defence. It wasn’t long until Marlon got a run in with the defence and secured a 1-0 lead. This was short lived as a set piece from Shadwell created confusion in the Bromley box and Shadwell equalised. This saw the first haif end 1-1.
At the start of the second, it was the horrific tackling by Shadwell that could of at least ended two sporting careers and saw the footballing Bromley side playing the Crazy Gang. Bromley were still creating chances and saw 1 chance ruled out by a controversial offside decision. The Ref was probably blinded by the sun or the cards were stuck in his pocket as he did not send any of the Shadwell players off for the dangerous challenges they were making. As relegation looms over Shadwell in the Premier League, they beat Bromley on penalities as Chucky and Oli missed there spot kicks. Bromley will play Shadwell again next week as they play 2 league games.
Bromley – Under 14
Bromley Under 14 Team showed fighting spirit after losing the week before to league leaders Newark FC: 2-1. They beat there Newark B Team 8-1 this week and they will play second place Blackwall FC next week Saturday @ 1.30 on Stepney Astroturf.
Under 14 League Table
Week 10- 05/07/09
Elite A (0) vs Bromley (0)
Elite make a Point….
Bromley (0) vs Shadwell (3)
Shodwell leave Bromley FC with Nothing…
As the season draws to an end with the last game being played next week, Bromley are set to miss out on retaining there BFA Summers League title. A heathly start to the season see’s them drop crucial points towards the end but still might finish as runner’s up. The end of the season also signal’s a change and exit of many players that have taken there personalities and have tied knots to other sporting events on the calendar. We thank them for there contribution of talent to Bromley FC. Rumours have also circulated about the illegal tapping of Keeper Amin & forward A.Hamid but these are yet to be confirmed. Manager Shof was disappointed with the games on Sunday and has a difficult task of rising to the form that started of the season. Elite played well for a draw as Bromley rattled the bar a few times, but the lack of urgency saw them draw with a team that is confirmed to be relategated unless BFA gives them a miracle lifeline somehow.
The Shadwell game was also of no interest to Bromley players as they played with no tactics and were mesmerised by the fighting spirit of Shadwell, who are trying to save themselves from relagation as Stepney face a possible drop as it comes down to the final games next week, this is a Stepney side that won the Winter League back to back but face the drop as footballing elitists come out and play during the Summer and as the competition to stay up needs a stiff upper lip.
Bromley B (1) vs Hackney Probashi (2)
Hackney P beats Bromley B…
A special mention to Micheal who scored the goal for Bromley B, as he lobbied the editors to script in his goal in the match report.
Times/Games/Cup Matches Subject to change check BFA Site
Week 11- 12/07/09
London Tigers (0) vs Bromley (0)
Tigers unveiled as Pussycats…
A draw for the last Bromley FC Summer League 2009 game see’s them finish 4th spot and unable to defend the title. This game saw a few veterans mixed amongst the usual lineup as chances were too scarce to recall as both teams did not execute any chances that they had in the box.. No doubt the squad will be chopped and changed for the ILFL Winter League with many new tacticals decisions…but stay tuned for the latest !!
Week 12 – 19/07/09
BYM (1) vs Bromley B (2)
Keeper Ingle’s Strike on goal leaves BYM Dumbfounded…
As Bromley B made it to kick off time with only fielding 10 players from start to finish, BYM had the giggles as they thought it would be a walk in the park, but little did they relised that out of position keeper Ingle had taken up the dark arts of striking during his spare time with brother and fellow Bromley B compatriot Micheal. As the Manager played in goal due to missing squad members on family holidays, Ingle played upfront with other out of position players that included Wayne, Ansar and Shakil to mention a few.
BYM struck early with a goal as the shrugged off the defence in an offside deployment that was not executed well by the back line but they learnt quickly in making amends as it worked a treat for the rest of the game. Bromley quickly got into stride with there 10 men, playing passing football and fancy footwork that took BYM by surprise which kept them on there back foot. It was well struck ball from Subhan that found Ingle in the box who struck it at half volley to rattle the bar with precision so it crossed the line.This made it 1-1 with the scoreline rolling over to the second half.
BYM made many tactical changes to there game but it did not sway the football and efforts of the Bromley Team as Keeper/Manger Nagim made 3-4 outstanding saves that kept the team fighting for the second. This also saw Prince and Isacc coming into the game with Bromley still playing with 10 men as the league rule limits the right to exercise the number of nationalities on the field. As BYM were seen not to be chuckling any more they still threw a bit of banter to bring Bromley players to unrest with the usual foul mouthing of how the Bromley FC Academy runs its state of play aka the same old Bethnal Green Melody which still hasn’t hit the charts.
Tepu and Subhan played well at the back as they limited the number of chances that BYM had and also frustrated there players as they were moaning about every stumble they had to win a set piece. Bromley B had the final say as Prince’s footwork left the BYM defenders twisted as he crossed the ball in the box for Mukthar to chest down as Ashley tapped it into the net, this saw the weeping of the BYM players and there Manager as Bromley B celebrated a fine performance by the team as the final whistle was blown minutes after. Ingles goal see’s him level with Keeper Amin from Bromley FC, as he also has a goal under his belt when he played upfront many years ago. A great game for Bromley B which should give them a boost for the final game against SOUL FC, some Bromley B players expect the same hunger with 11 players on the field but rumour has it that Nagim will play with 10 again…
The debut season for the Under 14 Team is still going on strong as they recovered from a defeat from Blackwall Utd a few weeks ago as the beat Stepney 6-0 last week and Soul FC 4-1 this week. A special mention to our 3.5ft striker Yunis for bagged his first goal amongst the 6ft or so Under 14 players.