Despite the hideous weather experienced over the weekend, our Bromham U 11’s set out on the field of play in their battle against the Calne U11’s A team in the county cup rounds.
High winds caused problems throughout the game.
The first half saw our lads miss several chances on goal that they would later regret!
Calne were the stronger contenders during the second half. Our Bromham squad maintained composure and battled well but they could not deny the opposition who gradually took control of the game finishing as winners with 4 goals to 0.
Man of the match was awarded to Alex Henrich who’s effort was described as ‘Magnificent’!
Pre season started in mid August and with a few hard weeks of fitness work we started our season with two enjoyable friendlies against fc Chippenham which resulted in 5-4 and 6-1 wins to Bromham.
Our opening league game was at home to Melksham Park.
After going a goal down early on the boys showed great character coming back to win 2-1.
Next game was away to Bath City.
Wheres Bromham ? I was asked by one of the Bath City parents!
Little village with plenty of character just like my team I replied.
Bromham started off on fire going into an early 2-0 lead.Bath responded just before half time to make it 2-1 at the break.The second half saw Bath lay siege to the Bromham goal ,Kai Nutland in the Bromham goal and great defending saw Bromham hang on for the victory.Great character!
Bemerton Heath Salisbury were the next visitors to the millenium field.
Bromham started slowly and went into half time 2-0 down.Goals from Fraser and a great strike from Charlie saw the score back to 2-2.Bromham were now pushing forward for the winner but a counter attack saw Bromham concede an own goal and a 3-2 defeat.Thats football!
How would the boys respond was going through my mind as we headed for our next fixture away to FC Calne?
No need for me to worry as the team put in a solid battling performance to emerge 3-0 winners.
In conclusion a really solid start to the season and our consolidation goal now seems the minimum of our expectations.
Well played boys.Special mentions to Alex Tyler and Lewis Read who each season up the anti to become key members of my squad.
In the year the club received charter status from the F.A Bromham football club hailed their 2009 tournament a massive success.
Over two thousand people are estimated to have attended the event and with the weather gods being kind plenty of smiling faces were able to enjoy Bromham fc Jubilee Fields picturesque ground.
Friday evening was host to the u14s and u15 age groups. All the group stages were keenly contested but in the descending light FC Chippenham defeated Malmesbury A 3-1 in the u14 age group and Amesbury B beat Derry Hill Flames 1-0in the u15s.
Saturdays matches were between the u7,9,11and 13 age groups all of which were played with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Marlow Youth emerged victorious in the u9 age group beating Melksham Town 3-0, after spending the weekend camping in Wiltshire for the event Marlow's manager was delighted to have won their first event after finishing runners up on nine previous occasions.Melksham A secured a 1-0 victory over Trowbridge Town thanks to a last gasp winner in the U11s.Melksham Town dominated the u13 age group and had both teams contesting the final. In a close final the Wasps defeated the Gunners 3-1 on penalties.
With the sun shining and the bacon sizzling Sunday saw the arrival of the u8s, 10s and 12s.Warminster Highbury Black defeated Westbury A 1-0 in the u10 age group and in a tense penalty shootout Castle Combe White beat Bishops Cannings 3-1 on penalties.
Bromham football club would like to thank all the villagers for their support and patience over the weekend and to the many helpers inside and out of the club without whom the tournament would not have been possible.
Girls’ football is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.
And right now, there’s a great chance to get involved, because Derry Hill United are looking to recruit new players. We offer the chance for girls of all ages to train and play, so come along and join us.
Whether you want to play for fun, to take up a new interest, to get fit, to meet new friends, Derry Hill offers opportunities to suit you. For those who just want to have fun we have teams that play friendlies and in local Leagues. For those who want to develop their skills and progress to a higher level of football we have an outstanding record of player development with girls going on to play for Bristol Academy, Reading FC and the Wiltshire Centre Of Excellence.
To find out more, come along to our special football taster sessions where you can join in a fun training session which will include a skills session, small-sided games and some time in our famous "Inflatable Football Pitch". Kick-off at 6.30pm at Bowood Sports Ground, Studley on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June, final whistle is 8pm. Be sure to bring trainers or football boots.
Call Julie Tipping on 01249 822598, or email Girls.Football@dhufc.org for more information.
Bromham football club will be home to Junior sides from the U6's right up to U16 next season. This season we had to ommit the U13's as we did not have enough players however we would like to bridge the gap for the new season and have two level 1 coaches ready and waiting to take on new players for what will be the U14's for the season 2009/10.
If you are interested in playing for the new U 14's next season you must be under 14 by the 31st August 2009.
Brett Weaving and Jackson will take training sessions for this age group on a Tuesday night.
If you are an interested player, contact Brett on 01380 828708 or mob' 07923968291.
Bromham Football Club look forward to seeing you there!
As reported by Matt Englefield
After their highest scoring match ever against an under-strength Chipppenham Town Yellow team, we knew that Steeple Ashton would prove a very tough challenge. Bromham U11's had already met them three times this season, on the last occasion a very hard fought home game had finished in a 3-2 defeat.
Starting the game playing uphill and into a very stiff breeze on the none-too-large Steeple Ashton pitch, Bromham found making progress up field difficult and much of the play was in their own half. However, stout defensive work kept a full strength opposition at bay until about half way through the first half, when the ball emerged from a gaggle of players for Steeple Ashton to slot home. Two further goals swiftly followed as Bromham found the going tough, to make the score 3-0. However, two or three well organised attacking moves, building from the back with excellent play by George Paget and Alex Davies, gave Bromhams' Kyle Smith a couple of clear chances on goal, showing that Bromham weren't finished yet. A dogged attacking move by Jack Taylor ended in his shot being parried by the Steeple Ashton keeper and Kyle Smith pounced to bring the score back to 3-1 at half time.
Having expended a lot of effort struggling against the elements and terrain for the entire first half, Bromham thought that they would at least feel the benefit of a following breeze in the second half. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case, as the wind died off almost completely during half time.
Steeple Ashton restarted the brighter team, and it looked for a while as though they would be adding to their tally. However, good defensive work by Connor Moseley and Chandler Davison (the Bromham keeper) and a goal-line clearance by Caleb Englefield kept them in the game. With midfield players beginning to tire on both sides (after good work for Bromham by Taylor Ellicock and Alfie Reeves amongst others), it was left to Alex Davies to press forward from defense and come up with a great finish to make the score 3-2, maintaining his record of scoring in every match this season.
Unlike in their previous encounter when Bromham had laid siege to the Steeple Ashton goal for the last ten minutes, the advantage then seemed to swing back to the home side and they almost scored on two or three occasions, hitting the post and having several attempts cleared by Bromham players. When the final whistle blew, there were some very tired legs on the pitch and a feeling for some that they didn't deserve to come away with nothing. Though they didn't come away the victors on this occasion, Bromhams' team play was excellent and their resilience and self-belief was a credit to them.
BROMHAM YOUTH UNDER 10'S YELLOW DIVISION - (5)-V- BRADFORD-ON-AVON (0)
As reported by AGGO.
New Bromham Team wraps up the league with a great display of passing against a decent B-O-A side.
Well done to the whole team: Jordan, Steven, Alex, Ayrton, Liam, Ben, George, Lewis, Tai, Sam and Elliot.
Man of the Match was awarded to captain Ben, and goal scorers Jordan - 3, Tai -2.
Leaders Calne Town continue to set the pace in the section with a 3-1 away victory over Bromham.
Jamie Sharratt opened the scoring the scoring in the 22nd minute with a good strike from ten yards and Jordan Roberts added a second soon after with a stunning 25 yarder into the top corner of the net.
Bromham pulled a goal back before the break ,courtesy of a strike from Mike Flynn, enabling Calne to go in at the interval with a slender lead.
Bromham had the better of the second half and piled the pressure on the leaders looking for an equaliser, however the visitors defended stubbornly and then made the game safe with a couple of minutes to go when Steve Healey headed in a third from a corner.
BROMHAM V TROWBRIDGE WANDERERS 15.03.09
A super first half with sound passing, solid defending and quick reaction from Goal Keeper Ryan Simons saw Bromham take a lead of 3 to 0 by the break.
Trowbridge earned their first reply early in the 2nd half! A lucky goal that could have been avoided but for the unsuccessful frenzy in the goal mouth to clear.
Our Bromham lads lost shape and momentum on pitch for a while after the Trowbridge success on goal but they settled & were soon back in the game.
We are not always rewarded for out attempts on goal from corner kicks and have been working at training to vary our routine and create more chance.
Any chance of using our new routine was blocked with tight marking from Trowbridge but a super cross from Tom, who aimed directly outside the goal mouth was picked up by Joe K, who with quick thinking managed to deliver the ball to the back of the net.
Unfortunately frustration from the Trowbridge side lead to an amount of bad language and foul play which resulted in a yellow card for them.
Bromham domineered the majority of this game earning 5 goals to 1 at the final whistle.
Once again our lads have excelled themselves. well done you all!
we have now won 7 of 9 games played this season. 3 to go!!
Next week - Stanley Park v Chippenham Twn Whites.
As reported by Manager Brett Weaving.
BROMHAM V WARMINSTER BLACK. 2 - 2
Bromham began their game verses Warminster Highbury Black very well with sound passing creating good chances on goal but were unlucky not to have scored through Ashley and new player Jaidon.
Goalkeeper Elliot denied Warminster Highbury chance of goals making several good saves throughout the first 20 minutes of play resulting in a clean sheet and 0-0 result at the break.
Bromham were very positive with their first half performance and could sense that they were going to score goals and could even win the game.
The second half started with Warminster dominating play causing problems for Bromham. Elliot was in fine form saving several direct shots at him.
Warminster took the lead with a direct strike that could not be prevented by Elliot.
Bromham kept battling and were rewarded with a goal after a cross was missed by the Warminster defence, finding the striking foot of Ashley.
The Bromham 9's gained momentum playing with confidence and belief in themselves
Bromham changed their tactics and went with Thomas as their only defender adding a further striker to assist the game.
This move began well but with a quick Warminster counter attack we found ourselves 2-1 down.
As always our Bromham squad kept their heads up and played to win. With seconds to go Bromham were awarded a corner ball which every player (including the GK) assisted.
It looked like our luck was out when the ball was played but cleared by Warminster. Bromham were quick to win possession back though and with a few tidy passes Ollie managed to squeeze the ball under the Warminster keeper earning the equalising goal.
A brilliant game which was enjoyed by our lads & played well by both sides being of equal ability!
Man of the Match was awarded to Thomas.