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RESULTS

Sunday 5th February 2023

London Sunday Trophy
Quarter-final
Brook Athletic
4 - 0
Sunday XI
Sunday Res.
No fixture
Friendly
Wickham Park Vets
5 - 4
Vets
Lee Friend 3, Phil Sommer
Friendly
Senior Vets
Jay Hardy 2, Jack Loizou 2, Demetri Loizou, Kypros Michael, Dan Herbert
7 - 0
Catford Wanderers Vets
Colts
No fixture
Tandridge Youth League
U13s Div 2
Under 13s
Charlie Wilson
1 - 0
Shirley Town
Under 10s
Danson Sports White

Saturday 4th February 2023

Kent County League
Division 2 West
First XI
Grant Kelsey (pen.), John James, Lewis Kemp
3 - 0
Stansfeld O&B Club Res.
Sevenoaks Cup
3rd round
Horsmonden
5 - 0
Second XI

FIXTURES

Saturday 11th February 2023

First XI v.
Stansfeld O&B Club Res.
Comp:
Kent County League
Division 2 West
Kick off:
2:45pm
Referee:
Santos Raj Pandey
Second XI v.
Matagalpa
MATCH POSTPONED
Matagalpa unable to field a team
Comp:
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 1
Kick off:
2:00pm
Referee:
John Bradbury

Sunday 12th February 2023

Sunday XI v.
DC Football Club
Comp:

Kick off:
10:30am
Referee:
Andy Menzies
Sunday Res. v.
No fixture
Vets v.
Inter Vyagra Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Senior Vets v.
Santos Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Referee:
Paul Parsons
Colts v.
Dulwich Village
Comp:
Kent Youth League
Under 15C
Kick off:
2:00pm
Referee:
Jack Smith
Under 13s v.
Old Wilsonians Bradbury
Comp:

Kick off:
1:00pm
Under 10s v.
No fixture

NEWS

Weekend Round-up: 4/5 February

Both our cup quarter-finalists this weekend ran into superior opposition. On Saturday in the Sevenoaks Charity Cup the Second XI travelled to take on a Horsmonden side having an excellent season and came away beaten 5-0.  "The best side we have played for several years", said player/manager Jez Allen. Then the Sunday XI's great run in the London Junior Trophy ended in Ilford at the hands of Brook Athletic. After a goalless first half, including Paul Lee's saved penalty, the home side got two goals from corners and added two more late on to make the final score 4-0. Manager Vince Wray had no complaints, saying they were beaten by a better side. We wish both clubs the best of luck in their respective competitions.

The First XI continued their good form, beating Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves 3-0 in the league at Farrow Fields. The game was an even affair for the first half-hour, but then FOBG were awarded a penalty for handball which Grant Kelsey tucked away. From then on Farnborough controlled the game, and added goals from John James and debutant Lewis Kemp to add gloss to the scoreline. The two sides meet in the return fixture next Saturday.

A depleted Vets side was involved in a nine goal thriller away to Wickham Park Vets, a hat-trick from debutant Lee Friend not enough to save them from a 5-4 defeat. Phil Sommer got the other goal for the Guild. "We were leading 4-2 with ten minutes to go. We had a bare eleven and ran out of steam. The oppo pushed until the last minute and scored with the last kick of the game to make it 5-4", lamented player/manager Damien Preston.

The Senior Vets beat Catford Wanderers Vets 7-0 at Farrow Fields. Jack Loizou and Jay Hardy scored two goals each, with Demetri Loizou, Dan Herbert and Kypros Michael making scoring contributions.

The Colts had no fixture, while the Under 13s bounced back from last week's defeat to beat Shirley Town 1-0 at home in a league game. Co-manager Michael Clark was a happy man: "We controlled the game from the start and should have scored more. Charlie Wilson scored our goal with a great header! Back to winning ways!!".

The Under 10s entertained Danson Sports White at Farrow Fields.

Weekend Round-up: 28/29 January

The weather finally relented to give us a full set of fixtures played last weekend. All teams had league games, with the exception of the Sunday XI and Colts who both had cup quarter-finals.

The First XI put on a fine display to thump Dulwich Village 5-1 at Farrow Fields. Grant Kelsey hit two, with other goals coming from John James, Tommy Churchyard and Liam Cormack (his first for the club).

The Second XI also had a home game, beating Red Velvet Reserves 3-0 with goals from George Perry, Jack Millard and TJ Kode. The three points lifts them to second in the table. Player/manager Jez Allen was a happy man: "A convincing performance today with a scoreline that could have been much bigger but for the performance of their keeper.  We dominated the game from start to finish putting some great moves together to create multiple chances. The deadlock was finally resolved by George’s free kick after half an hour. An early second half goal by Jack Millard settled any nerves and then TJ finally put the game out of reach late on." 

The Sunday XI made it through to the semi-finals of the Paul Picard Cup with a convincing 8-1 win away to Premier Division Beckenham Rovers. On his 150th competitive match for the Guild, Mason Horne hit a hat-trick. Dave Bentley grabbed a brace, with Toby Palmer, Paul Lee and Simon Cooper also on the scoresheet. They have another quarter-final this weekend in the London Sunday Trophy, going over to Essex to take on Brook Athletic.

Both our Vets teams had 4-2 victories. The Vets won 4-2 away to Riverside Wanderers with the goals shared between Si Davies, Mark Fisher, Phil Sommer and Dean Murphy (his first of the season). Player/manager Damien Preston called it "A great all round performance after no game since the first week of December".

The Senior Vets recovered from two goals down at home to Sanco Super Vets with four goals, also shared around. The benficiaries were George Kleanthous, Peter Harvey, Jay Hardy and Aaron McWilliams. Player/manager George: "We gave a great battling performance to come from 2-0 down with less than half an hour to go to win so I’m really proud of the team spirit shown to keep fighting to turn the game around."

An injury-hit Colts side bowed out of the Kent Under 15 Boys Cup, going down 2-1 at home to Sheppey United. Co-manager Paul Raggett: "Down to the bare bones again, we gave them far too much respect and went in 2-0 down at half-time. We played fantastic football in the second half, got the early goal we needed, had our chances to make it 2-2 and take it to extra time but couldn’t convert".

The Under 13s suffered their second league defeat of the season, putting in their worst performance of the campaign in losing 3-0 at home to a strong Allstars Comets side who now top the division.

The Under 10s took part in another Selkent Cup at London Marathon Playing Fields.

Tough draw for the Sunday XI

The Sunday XI have been drawn away to Brook Athletic of the Essex Corinthian League Senior Division in the London Sunday Trophy quarter-finals. The match is scheduled for Sunday 5 February (k.o. to be confirmed).

Newbury Park based Brook were the Premier Division Champions and Essex Corinthian Cup Winners last season so manager Vince Wray and his squad know they face a stiff test to reach the semi-finals but will be relishing the challenge.

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Our Social Media

As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.  In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.

Follow us on social media:
 
Facebook: fobgfc
 
Instagram: fobgfc
 
Twitter: 
@fobgfc (official, including First XI); 
 
@fobg_reserves (Second XI);
 
@fobg_sunday_1st (Sunday XI);
 
YouTube: FOBGFC Kent.
 

FA CHARTER STANDARD

FA Charter Standard Information FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:

  • Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
  • Enhancement of funding applications and bids
  • Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
  • Exclusive workshops
  • Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates

This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.

Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.

More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.