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Christmas Club Game

There will - subject to weather - be a club match on Tuesday 27 December (a Bank Holiday).  The kick off time has not been finalised but 11:00am looks favourite.

The game will be in the tradition of FOBG club matches, with mixed sides of theoretically equal ability made up of representatives of every Guild team, and ex-players too!

The bar will be open, friends and families welcome, Christmas jumpers encouraged!

If you would like to play please click HERE to send an email to the club.


Sunday round-up

The Sunday XI drew 3-3 away to Hayden Youth Association in the league. Jamie Boss, Alex Wray and James Brand were on the scoresheet for FOBG.

The Sunday Reserves won 3-2 away to Sydenham Sports, also in a league game.

The Vets went down 3-1 away to Glendale Vets, Paul Tanton continuing his recent good form with another goal.

The Senior Vets were heavily beaten, 7-2 away to a strong Orpington Vets side. Pete Harvey and an own goal accounted for the Guild's goals.


Saturday round-up

The First XI reached the halfway mark in their league campaign with a gritty 2-1 win at Lydd Town Reserves to go above them in the table. Dekklund Wallace and Jourdan Howard gave the Guild a 2-0 lead which was halved with 5 minutes (plus 6 added minutes) to go.  Several Lydd corners were then defended before the referee blew the final whistle.

Dekklund Wallace (15) puts the Guild 1-0 up at Lydd
1-0

The Reserves were beaten 5-1 at home in the league by Drummond Athletic. Nick Pitt got the goal for FOBG.

The Third XI drew 3-3 away to Johnson & Phillips Reserves in the league. Russell Leigh joined regulars Sam Tidmarsh and Gary Harrigan on the scoresheet.

The Fourth XI also drew, 2-2 at home to TW AFC in a league match.  Jamie Spiteri and Jack Sheehy scored for Jez Allen's side.


Calling all FOBG Vets!

FOBG Vets are on tour in 2017!  

Next Whitsun weekend (26-29 May) we will have two Vets games against European opposition.  All FOBG players qualifying for Vets football are invited. The cost will be in the region of £250, to include

  • overland travel
  • two nights' accommodation
  • transfers
  • two matches
  • BBQ
  • party invites and more.

If you are interested to know more details please email the club.

Event description and poster are attached for view/download.

Description.   Poster.


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We have a new (well, dusted off and polished up!) Facebook page.

Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/fobgfc/


Annual Subs OVERDUE

Please note FOBG annual subs of £50 are overdue.  You can pay via Paypal, go to our Payments page.  All major credit cards accepted - you do not need a Paypal account.

Failure to pay may mean you are not selected.


Club sponsorship needed

Following on from the works in the clubhouse and on the pitches there is still much to be done.

We are looking for any sponsorship for any teams, footballs (we lose at least two a week), grounds (always work to do to improve our pitches!). Just a few of the items we need sponsorship for!

If you are interested in sponsoring us, please email the club.

Also, if you have any ideas for club functions that would raise money we are all ears!


Players Wanted

We are looking for players capable of playing Kent County Premier League standard for our first team; if you are interested please drop an email to mailbox@fobgfc.org.


FOBG Club Clothing

The Club in conjunction with Winston Sports have commissioned a range of FOBG clothing incorporating the club badge and optional name or initials. The price range is as shown below and if you are interested in purchasing any item please contact Roger French, Senior Vets co-manager, or email the club giving details of item required, size and initials to be added if desired.

Following the outcome of BREXIT and the subsequent slide of sterling wholesalers have increased their prices and as a result the revised prices effective 10th August 2016 are as follows:

FOBG Club Clothing
Scarves (NEW - 2 designs available) £10.00
Sweatshirts £18.00
Hoodies £21.00
Full zip hoodies £23.00
Rain jackets £27.00
Rain trousers £19.00
Polo Shirts £17.00
Beanie £9.00
T-shirts £12.00
Add initials £4.00
Add name £6.00
Size Guide XS S M L XL
Sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts 36 38 40 42-44 46
Rain jackets - 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48

 


Games played
Sunday 4th December 2016


OBDSFL
Division 1
 
Hayden Youth Association
3 - 3 Sunday XI
Jamie Boss, Alex Wray, James Brand
 

OBDSFL
Division 4
 
Sydenham Sports
2 - 3 Sunday Res.
Lee Friend 2, Luke Foulsham
 

Friendly
 
Glendale Vets
3 - 1 Vets XI
Paul Tanton
 

Friendly
 
Orpington Vets
7 - 2 Senior Vets XI
Pete Harvey, Own goal
Match report



Games played
Saturday 3rd December 2016

Kent County League
Premier Division
 
Lydd Town Reserves
1 - 2 First XI
Dekklund Wallace, Jourdan Howard
 

Kent County League
Division 3 West
 
Reserves
Nick Pitt
1 - 5 Drummond Athletic
 

South London Alliance
Division One
 
Johnson & Phillips Reserves
3 - 3 Third XI
Gary Harrigan, Sam Tidmarsh, Russell Leigh
 

Bromley League
John Cooper Premier Division
 
Fourth XI
Jamie Spiteri, Jack Sheehy
2 - 2 TW AFC
 

Fixtures for
Saturday 10th December 2016


First XI v.
Fleetdown United
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  Kent County League
Premier Division
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:45pm
Referee: Thomas Fennelly
Assistants: Barry Jeal and David Hooker

Reserves v.
Sydenham Sports
Away at: 
Sydenham Sports Ground, Cricket Lane, off Kent House Lane, Beckenham BR3 1LF
Comp:  Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield
1st round
Kick off:  1:30pm Meet:   12 noon
Referee: Liberatore Di Cesare
Assistants:

Third XI v.
Shirley Town
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  South London Alliance
Division One
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:45pm
Referee: Kevin Howard
Assistants:

Fourth XI v.
Centresports
Away at: 
Ex Blues FC, Pickhurst Rise, Hayes, Kent BR4 0DA
Comp:  Bromley League
John Cooper Premier Division
Kick off:  1:45pm Meet:   12:45pm
Referee: J Bradbury
Assistants:


Fixtures for
Sunday 11th December 2016

Sunday XI v.
Euro United
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  Jack Standen Cup
Quarter final
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:15am
Referee: Liberatore Di Cesare
Assistants:

Sunday Res. v.
No fixture

Vets XI v.
Santos Vets
Away at: 
Pavilion Sports (formerly EDF Energy), 87-91 Footscray Road, Eltham, SE9 2SY
Comp:  Friendly
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:30am
Referee:
Assistants:

Senior Vets XI v.
Old Tamponians Super Vets
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  Friendly
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:30am
Referee: Mick Gearing
Assistants:


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