Week by Week Review

9th / 10th September 2017

The majority of our teams played their opening fixtures this week, with a full programme of games.

In the Kent Youth League, we had three wins from three, our U13s winning 2-0 against Hollands & Blair, our U14s winning 3-2 against Greenway Aces with 2 goals from James D and a wonderful solo goal from Simba winning it with the last kick of the game and the U16 Jets overcoming Sheppey Utd 4-2. Great stuff.

Elsewhere, our U14 Phoenix continued their fine run of form with a 6-1 win in their opening game of their new journey in the Sussex League against a very good Cuckfield Cosmos team, highlights being Connor's MOTM performance, Sammy scoring twice and Finn scoring a worldy from 30 yards out, whilst the U14 Chiefs started the year with a thrilling 4-4 draw, coming back from two goals down to score late on and rescue a point against a very good Otford United team. Well done all involved there - with two new coaches and plenty of new players this was a really positive result against one of the stronger teams in their league. And of course not to forget our U15s, who got their Crowborough League title defence off to a flying start, winning 5-0 away to Foresters.

The other team to make the journey into the Sussex League are our U17 Rovers, who played out an exciting opening fixture against Southwick Rangers, that could have gone either way but saw them just miss out 2-4.

U12 United had an enjoyable friendly with Foresters end in a 1-1 draw.

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2nd / 3rd September 2017

The opening weekend of the season saw the first league games of a long season in the Kent Youth League, both our U16 Jets (3-2 vs Kennington) and our U14 Giants (1-0 vs Phoenix Sports) winning their first fixtures. Excellent stuff.

The main event however, was of course the coaches match, pitting the younger legs of the coaches of the U10s and below against the wily old heads of the U11s and above. After a 4-3 win for the youngsters in the previous game, the old boys were keen for revenge and so it proved, a 2-1 victory levelling the series at one game each. A cracking game of football all round, some real quality on display (of course) and only a few moments where somebody swung and missed the ball completely. Chris Allen's long range effort (his son Matthew claimed it was a mishit cross) was a highlight, as was Matt Moore's dominant display at the back for the oldies. Bring on the next one!!!

Pictures to follow...

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3rd / 4th June 2017

Our fiesta weekend. A fantastic success, with over 200 teams taking part across 9 age groups, perfect weather and a great atmosphere, it couldn't have gone better. On the pitch, Langton Green provided 11 of the 32 finalists in the cup and plate competitions, a wonderful achievement.

Off the pitch, the tournament wouldn't be possible without the volunteers - parents, coaches, players and members of the club who turn up and help despite not having children involved any more. A true team effort that everyone can be proud of. This wonderful panorama taken by Steve H captures the weather we had perfectly.

In other news, our Crowborough League winners from the U13s and U14s collected their league trophies and medals on Friday evening, to kick the weekend off in style, the U14s successfully defending the title they won the previous year.

Other fiesta successes since the tournament season began saw the U13 Phoenix win the Pembury tournament plate competition and the U13 Giants win at Langton Green (the cup in the U13s and the plate in the U14s). More to follow when we have the full update...

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18th / 19th March 2017

After some frankly lazy behaviour from the LG website editors that's seen a slapdash couple of months with updating the weekly reviews, we're back this week with a bang!

Our U13 Phoenix WON the Crowborough League A division in style, with an 11-1 win in their final game that sees them crowned champions, that included a whopping 6 (six!!!) goals from captain, Tristan and some excellent football from everyone. They were followed on the 3G pitch by the U15 Jets, who ensured goals continued to rain down with a 7-1 win in the Kent Youth League against Bearsted.

Both U12 sides won in the morning too, some fantastic performances in a couple of great team efforts. Our U14s also kept up their title push with a 2-0 win over 3rd placed Sedlescombe that sees them in a strong position to retain the title they won last year.

(Hopefully) more next week.

U13 Crowborough League A Division Champions 2016 - 2017. Langton Green Phoenix:

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10th / 11th December

After a miserable week last weekend in terms of cancellations, everyone played again this week and we saw some superb performances.

The u11s United team played in their first TYL cup final on Sunday. After a fabulous contest they went down 1-0, conceding from a free kick in the dying seconds of extra time. Well done to the boys for making the final.

The U12 Spitfires drew 2-2 with Broad Oak in an entertaining game, whilst in the U13 age group the Phoenix also drew, 1-1 against Jarvis Brook - the first points they've dropped in over 2 months seeing them usurped at the top of the table by an in form Pembury side. All eyes on January 8th when the top 2 meet in the league.

Our U13 Giants won 2-0 against Danson Sports, goals from Ollie and Jack seeing them home, whilst the Chiefs won their game 3-2 against a spirited Tonbridge side.

The final victory of the morning was for our U14 Falcons, who continued at the top of their division with a 5-0 win over Broak Oak.

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26th / 27th November 2016

A full weekend of football saw mixed results for our older age groups on Sunday. The result of the weekend was without a shadow of a doubt the fantastic 2-0 win for our U11 United side against the excellent Junior Elite. Here's what manager, Gav had to say:

"We played a team called Junior Elite who we lost to 1-0 at the beginning of the season…they're a cracking team, but we managed to reverse the result this time and come out 2-0 winners in a cup semi final. The boys are making great progress in the TYL and seem to be rising to the challenge of this league really well…so far!"

Well done to everyone involved.

Elsewhere, our U12 Cosmos won their match against Uckfield 6-2, two goals for each of Raphael and Sam capping an excellent all round team performance.

The U13 age group once again saw success for all three teams, the Chiefs drawing a tough game 2-2 against a Chipstead side they'd lost to earlier in the season and the Giants winning 5-1 against a determined Foresters team in their Kent Youth League fixture to move up the table, both Elliot and Alfie scoring twice. The U13 Phoenix won a tight game against Tonbridge Juniors 2-1, a brace for Will (in a game he only played in because someone else pulled out with illness) being the highlight of a scrappy performance that nonetheless continued the team's unbeaten run in the league to see them remain top of the table at the midway point in the season.

Our U14s also continued their good form, the Falcons winning 6-2 against Tunbridge Wells Youth in an entertaining game that sees them stay top of the league, the goalscoring spread amongst 5 different players, with Ben chipping in with two.

Both our U15 sides played in tight games that sadly didn't quite go their way, the Jets narrowly losing in the cup in a game they had the majority of the chances in and the Comets in the league. The U16s had a week off but are back in action next Sunday.

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19th / 20th November 2016

A very dry Saturday and a very wet Saturday night / Sunday this week meant after a full house of football at the start of the weekend we were somewhat limited on Sunday, with a number of cancellations. A few games went ahead...

Our U11 United side finished their Tandridge League game 0-0 against Balham Blazers, which is an unusual one but there were lots of chances created. It was a cracking game, with both teams playing some good football, which was very enjoyable to watch.

All our U13s managed to play (U12s were cancelled due to weather), the Chiefs in a friendly against Maidstone league opposition in Vinters FC, which was an enjoyable outing against unfamiliar opposition. Our U13 Phoenix needed extra time to progress into the semi finals of the cup, a 5-2 win over Tonbridge Invicta in a really good game of football over at Ashurst, Tristan and Max R both scoring a brace either side of Will's excellent strike. Finally, the Giants drew 2-2 with Danson Sports on the 3G, Alfie and Rudy on target for them in an entertaining game that exploded into life with all four goals in the last 20 minutes or so.

Our U14s continued their fine form with a 7-0 win over Hawkhurst in the league, cementing their place at the top of the table, whilst our U15s were sadly cancelled, as were the U16s, due to the awful weather.

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12th / 13th November 2016

A bit of a break from weekly reviews, mainly down to how busy we've been, so I'll start with more of a round up of some of the highlights of the season so far, from youngest to oldest...

Our mini soccer age groups have been enjoying a fantastic start to the season, with the unseasonably dry weather meaning plenty of football has been played, our U7s up and running with their first season of playing "proper" matches and having great fun developing their skills.

A new U11 age group have begun the journey onto larger size football, with several 9 a side games under their belts and they have made excellent progress, some superb performances across the Crowborough and Tandridge leagues from the four (yes four!) sides we have in that age group.

Our U13 Giants embarked on a new journey of their own, stepping up a level into the Kent Youth League, where they have more than held their own, the highlight so far being a 3-1 win this weekend just gone against the runaway (and until this point unbeaten) league leaders, Ebbsleet United, goals coming from Brodie, Alfie and Eddie in a top-notch team performance.

Elsewhere in the U13 age group, our new Phoenix team (an amalgamation of last year's Eagles and Rangers) sit top of the Crowborough League's A division, unbeaten so far and in the quarter finals of the cup. Seeing a new team of unfamiliar players gel so quickly has been a pleasure to watch, with goals coming from all over the pitch - top scorers in the league but with no player in the top five individual goalscorers says all it needs to about the teamwork that this side have been showing. Definitely not a one man outfit.

The U13 Chiefs have enjoyed a solid start as well, winning their last 2 games and scoring a hatful of goals in the process, again, very evenly spread across the team.

Our U14s (league champions last year) have continued in the same vein, currently sitting top of the Crowborough League A division with 7 wins from their first 8 games, whilst the U15 Comets have started solidly in the A division too.

The U15 Jets, also in the Kent Youth League, managed a superb result this week in the cup against Welling, a team who had previously narrowly beaten them and who possess some outstanding talent. The Jets are sitting in a good position in the league and look forward to another tough season in the unforgiving KYL.

Finally, the U16 Rovers have battled through some horrible luck with injuries to key players, their highlight a 10-2 win last week in between some narrow one goal defeats - a case of several scorelines going against them when they actually played some really good football and deserved more from the games.

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2015 / 2016 Season

30th April / 1st May - End of Season

The final weekend of the season saw some fantastic final placings in the leagues for the older age groups, the U14 Comets and U13 Falcons both winning their divisions with victories on the final day, with the U13 Jets and U12 Eagles finishing runners up in their leagues (Kent Youth and Crowborough B division respectively). Add to that cup final appearances for the U13 Falcons and U12 Eagles, a Tandridge cup semi final appearance and a third place Tandridge A division finish for the U12 Giants, a 4th place league finish for the U15 Rovers and all in all a very successful season all round. Well done to everyone involved in all our teams this year.

Meanwhile the U12 Giants got ahead of the curve by playing in their first summer tournament whilst the rest of us were finishing our league campaigns, reaching the final of the Ratton Rangers fiesta and missing out on the dreaded penalties. A fine achievement nonetheless for the team who haven't lost a fiesta match since 2014. Outstanding stuff.
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9th / 10th April

Our U13 Falcons before kicking off their Cup Final vs Wadhurst

Another cup final this week (for our U13 Falcons) and sadly for the second week in a row a Langton team came away from the final without the result they were hoping for, going down 2-1 in a very close game to Wadhurst. But as with our U12 Eagles, the U13s can be incredibly proud of themselves for a fantastic run to the final and a wonderful season all round. Well done to all involved.

The league was won by our U14 Comets, who needed one win from their final 3 games and got it in style, beating Jarvis Brook 10-3 to secure the A division with 2 games to spare. Congratulations to Andy and the boys.

Elsewhere we had a 7th straight league win for last week's beaten U12 cup finalists, the Eagles prevailing 5-2 in an exciting game against their good friends from Tonbridge Junior Samurai, 5 different goalscorers once again on the scoresheet, including Sam's first goal for the team this season (and a blinder it was too!)

Our U12 Chiefs finished their league programme with a tough game against Yalding & Laddingford, now able to focus on some 11 a side friendlies for the remaining weeks, whilst the U12 Giants played their first 11 a side friendly against Bromley and emerged 4-2 winners from a tight game where plenty was learned by all involved about the larger format of the game.

Finally, our U15 Rovers enjoyed an exciting game against Maresfield, going down to a narrow 5-3 defeat.

Some more excitement next week as both our U12 Eagles and U13 Falcons are back in action fighting for their respective leagues, with plenty of other sides playing too and an U12 side heading to Ashford for their first every futsal tournament on Saturday.

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2nd / 3rd April


Langton Green U12 Eagles with their cup runners' up medals

The only place to start this week is with the U12 Cup Final, which saw our Eagles team from division B take on top of the table Raw Skills from division A. It was always going to be a tough ask to bridge a division gap but the Eagles showed great spirit and plenty of quality despite a really unfortunate start that saw them 2-0 down after 10 minutes to match Raw Skills for long periods. They lost the game 4-1 and Raw Skills deserved their win, but the margin was a little harsh on the Langton boys, who troubled Raw Skills goal easily as many times as they troubled the Langton end. Unfortunately a combination of really excellent goalkeeping from the Raw Skills number 1 and some really bad luck on one particular occasion meant what could have been 4 or 5 goals on another day was only one. A great run to get to the final (especially for a team from division B) and they proved they had every right to be there with some fantastic individual performances, notably man of the match Mattie, in amongst a great team effort. Well done boys.

Elsewhere, with it being the Easter holidays, we didn't see a lot of league action. The U12 Rangers won 6-0 against Tonbridge Invicta, with a hat trick from Toby and that was about it for games. A lot more going on next week, with most age groups back in action and our under 13s contesting their cup final.

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19th / 20th March

It's all gearing up to a cracking finale to the league season on the pitch. Starting with the U12s, the Giants won their away game at Balham Blazers 4-3 in a thriller in the Tandridge A division. The Rangers won 2-0 at home to Pembury, goals from Toby and Tristan seeing them get great result in Crowborough League division A. In the B division, the Eagles maintained their excellent form, winning 2-1 away at Tonbridge with goals from Jem and Jack H to retain top spot in the division and keep their destiny in their own hands with 3 games to play.

In the U13s, the Falcons also kept the pressure up at the top of their division, winning 3-1 at home to Tunbridge Wells Youth. They too have their destiny in their hands with 2 games to go.

The U14 Comets did the same, winning 2-1 away at Hastings to keep themselves top of the Crowborough League table with 3 games to play. And finally the U14 Jets turned in another win, this time 2-0 at Bearsted, to leave themselves joint top of the Kent Youth League with one game to play.

It's all very tight, anything could happen in any of these divisions... squeaky bum time as Fergie would have said, but we wouldn't have it any other way. The competitiveness of the divisions this season has been one of the highlights for many of our teams, with every game a real challenge. Next up after the Easter break, a couple of cup finals for our under 12 Eagles and under 13 Falcons. Hopefully the birds of prey will soar... did I really just say that!??! Sorry...

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12th / 13th March

Our U13 Falcons continued their cracking form on a glorious Sunday morning with a 5-3 win over Broad Oak that put some distance between them and their nearest rivals at the top of the league. 3 games to go and in with a great shout of winning honours this season.

In the U14s, the Jets won 3-0 against Hollands & Blair, away. A result that blows the Kent Youth League wide open after their title rivals lost, leaving the Jets level on points at the top of the table with 2 games to play.

Our U12s also turned in some good results, the Eagles also continuing their fantastic form with a hard-fought 3-1 victory away to a very strong Jarvis Brook team to see them stay top of the league with 4 games left and the U12 Chiefs recorded a cracking 1-0 win against Paddock Wood in a really tight match. The Giants dominated much of the game against Sevenoaks in the Tandridge A division but were really unfortunate not to come away with the points in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

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5th / 6th March

Plenty of top of the table clashes in the older age groups on Mother's Day saw the U13s get result of the week with a cracking 5-1 win over Foresters to cement their place at the top of division A. Cup finalists too - these boys are having a fine season.

In the U12s there were positive results all round, the Giants drawing 1-1 with London Cup finalists Glebe in their league match, Eddie scoring the goal. The Rangers drew 2-2 with a very talented Crowborough side, whilst another draw, this one 3-3 was shared between the Chiefs and Raw Skills with 2 goals from James. In the last of the U12 Mother's Day games, the Eagles beat Ridgewaye 4-2 in a battling display that was lit up by 2 exquisite goals from Mattie and some fine all-round team play on a sticky surface.

Cancellations did for the U14s games unfortunately and with the U15s league season completed, our U16s also played their final game of the season and got an excellent 3-3 draw against a very strong Rusthall team. Well done all!

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27th / 28th February

An excellent week's weather meant there was no danger of any of this week's games being called off, with a full quota of matches going ahead across the weekend. The U12 Giants went so close to making the Tandridge League cup final, the crossbar denying them an equaliser against the excellent Junior Elite in an incredibly tight game that the Langton team sadly lost 2-1. The U12 Eagles extended their unbeaten 2016 and went top of their incredibly tight division with a 3-1 win against a strong Paddock Wood side. Our U13 Falcons also went top of their division with a 2-0 win against Tunbridge Wells Youth and the U14 Comets went top of their division with a 2-1 win against Tonbridge. In the Kent Youth League, the U14 Jets won 4-2 against Bredhurst Juniors, maintaining the pressure on top spot. Plenty of teams in with a chance of being there or thereabouts with regards to some honours this season, with both the U13 Falcons and U12 Eagles in cup finals too.

Most importantly though, some football actually got played, a lot of fun was had and the quality of some of the football on display from our Langton teams and their opponents was first class. Glad to be heading into better weather and hopefully a good run of games that aren't called off!!!

Our U12 Eagles after their game against Paddock Wood on Sunday

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20th / 21st February

The end weekend of half term saw a bit more action than last week, the U12s all in action with the Eagles winning 6-2 against Broad Oak and the Chiefs winning by the same margin against Tonbridge. No action for the U13s, but the U14 Comets won 6-0 to stay top of the league and the U14 Jets won 4-0 against Cuxton to maintain pressure on top spot. The U15s also didn't play, but our U16s won 1-0 against Uckfield in a very tight game at Groombridge. Well done!

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13th / 14th February

Not a lot happening this week with it being half term. The U12 Giants and Eagles both played friendlies against Sevenoaks and Tonbridge respectively, both putting in excellent performances, as did their opposition. The U12 Chiefs were the only team in league action, narrowly missing out on the points in a 3-2 defeat against Chipstead that was nailbightingly tight. With the U11s and U9s also in action on a very rainy Saturday morning, there was more football than the weather forecast suggested there might be, so well done to all for getting the games on. Have a good half term!

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6th / 7th February

It's been a long break for weekly updates but with some football now actually being played, we're back with a roundup of the last few months.

Exciting news for the U12s and U13s in that both age groups have a finalist in the Crowborough League knockout cup, the U13 Falcons getting through their semi final last week with a 3-0 win over Foresters and the U12 Eagles winning their semi final against Crowborough 5-4 in an absolute barnstormer of a match with plenty of goals at both ends. The finals will be played at Hailsham Town's ground on April 3rd and April 10th respectively. With the U12 Giants due to play their Tandridge Cup semi final against Junior Elite in a couple of weeks there's plenty of cup-based excitement ahead.

Elsewhere, the U11 Cosmos won on Saturday, finally playing a match after lots of rain soaked cancellations had frustrated nearly all our age groups. The U12 Chiefs signed off before Christmas with a 5-0 win and 3-3 draw against Tonbridge and Foresters respectively, followed by a semi final appearance in our annual 7 a side pre-Christmas tournament that also saw the Eagles take part, Langton Green ending up with 3 of the 4 semi finalists (also well done to Yalding & Laddingford, who won the plate trophy). The Eagles started the new year with a 5-2 win against Sevenoaks before moving on to their cup semi final success, whilst the U12 Rangers beat top of the table Raw Skills (who are incidentally the Eagles opponents in the cup final) 3-1 in a friendly to get their 2016 off to a great start, the Giants winning 4-0 against Bromley at the end of January to keep the pressure up at the top of the Tandridge A division.

The U15 Rovers finished their league campaign with a cracking 5-3 win against Tunbridge Wells Youth, whilst the U14 Comets and U13 Falcons currently both top their respective divisions and the U14 Jets are still right up there in the Kent Youth League in second place. And finally, our U16s also won last week, a 6-0 win against Rotherfield to get their new year off to a great start too.

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7th / 8th November

Rain, rain, rain, rain and lots of mud meant very few games went ahead this weekend. The few brave souls who risked hypothermia included the U11 Cosmos, who won their third game of the season 5-3 with a hard working display from all. Special mentions go to Toby with a hat-trick, Matthew with two goals and three assists and man of the match Henry who kept our lead intact in the second half with a number of amazing and brave saves through a period of sustained pressure. Well done to them and the whole squad for a cracking performance and entertaining game.

On Sunday, the U12s were washed out with the exception of the Giants, who despite not coming away with the points this time, matched Junior Elite all the way (this against a team who haven't lost in 3 years) and may well have got a result but for a stroke of misfortune with a penalty decision.

The U14 Comets won a tight game against Wadhurst 2-1 to go second in the league and the U15 Rovers had a cracking result, drawing 2-2 with second in the table Broad Oak but with the majority of games rained off there were a lot of frustrated players and coaches this week. Let's hope for more luck with the weather next week.

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31st October / 1st November

Lots of fog saw some misty games on Sunday. Starting with the older age groups... the under 16s won their league encounter with Uckfield 6-0 and the U15 Rovers beat their opposition from Paddock Wood 8-0, Archie getting a brace and Ben scoring 4 to take him to second in the league goalscoring charts.

The U14 Jets won a thrilling cup game 5-4 after trailing 3-1 to maintain their 100% winning record this season, with the U13 Falcons also progressing with a tight 1-0 win over Orpington in their cup match.

In the U12s, the Giants beat Foresters 2-0 to go through to the next round of their cup competition and the U12 Eagles won their quarter final against our U12 Chiefs in their cup to progress to the semi finals, a hat trick from Sid nestled amongst some outstanding team goals including one more from Will to see him top the league's goalscoring charts this week.

Langton U12 Eagles vs Langton U12 Chiefs in the quarter finals of the cup meant dusting off an old away kit for half the boys...

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24th / 25th October

Half terms saw almost no games, the U12 Eagles playing in a 3 team mini tournament on Sunday, beating Forest Row 4-0 and drawing 1-1 with Wadhurst United in a cracker of a game.

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17th / 18th October

Gloomier weather still brought a great weekend of football. On Saturday the U11 Cosmos enjoyed a great performance and their second win of the season. It was a real team performance with great displays from all. A special mention goes to Archie for great commitment; Louis for hard work on the wing; and an amazing debut for Matthew with 2 goals and 3 assists. Man of the match went to Luke for a great first half defensive performance and a penalty save in the second half. The Cosmos finish this half-term's set of games having scored 28 goals and with a healthy goal difference, so it has been a great start in the new 9-a side format.

On Sunday, the U12 Eagles continued their fine form, beating a strong Jarvis Brook side 3-2 with another hat-trick from Will and a great performance in goal from Billy, who made several excellent saves. The U12 Chiefs drew a thriller against Rotherfield 5-5, continuing the Langton U12's recent goalscoring exploits in style. The Giants made it 4 wins from 4 with a fine 2-1 away win at Bromley to stay top of the Tandridge A division, Brodie scoring from the half way line!

The U13 Falcons recorded a 2-2 draw against Riverhead Angels and the U14 Jets continued their unbeaten streak with a 4-0 win against Tunbridge Wells Youth to remain top of the Kent Youth League.

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10th / 11th October

Another entertaining week for Langton on the pitch, the U12 Chiefs winning 5-2 against Raw Skills in the league and the U12 Eagles recording a cracking 6-1 win against a very good Hailsham side with a hat-trick for Will and Sammy's 100th goal for the team. Our U12 Rangers ran an excellent Crowborough team very close in the morning's other 9 a side game, with the Giants' match unfortunately called off by the opposition.

Our U13s had a tough match against top of the table Foresters, but still sit 3rd in their division and the U14 Comets played out a very entertaining 4-4 draw with Jarvis Brook.

The U15 Rovers recorded a fine win, 8-5 (great entertainment at this one too) against Tunbridge Wells Youth, with 4 goals from Ben and a brace each from Ed and Will. The U16s rounded things off with a brilliant 6-5 win over Jarvis Brook, who were top of the table at the start of the day.

That's it for this week. Some exciting stuff to come over the next few weeks, including an all-Langton quarter final in the U12 cup...

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3rd / 4th October

A corker of a weekend for the majority of Langton sides, the U12 Chiefs winning their cup match 2-1 against Ridgewaye with a brace from Alex T to set up a quarter final clash with our U12 Eagles who won their cup tie 5-3 after extra time against a very strong Tonbridge Ferrari side, with Mattie making a goalscoring debut and Will and Sammy both scoring twice as well.

The U12 Giants continued their superb start to the season coming from 2 goals down to beat Sevenoaks 4-2 and retain top spot in the Tandridge A division with a 100% record so far.

Our U13 Falcons won 4-0 against Tonbridge Invicta and our U14 Comets won 6-2 against Tonbridge.

In the Kent Youth League, the U14 Jets maintained their 100% start to the season with a 3-0 win against Bredhurst Juniors and back in the Crowborough League, our U15 Rovers drew a cracking game 1-1 against Riverhead.


The U12 Eagles after their cup win at Tonbridge

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26th / 27th September

A rather disappointing weekend for the most part for the Langton teams. The bright moments amongst the gloom were the U12 Giants going top of the Tandridge A division with a cracking 4-1 win at home to Holmesdale Youth including a hat trick for Simba, The U14 Jets winning 6-3 in the cup against Sheerness East to maintain their winning run and the U14 Comets winning 8-1 away at Sevenoaks.

Aside from that it was pretty miserable, our other 3 under 12 teams all losing in the league, including a great one for the neutrals at Groombridge where the Eagles went down 8-4 to Broad Oak. If you want entertainment, watch the Eagles, who now hold the double (and slightly dubious) honour of being both the league's top scorers and the team who has conceded the most goals too!!! As one of our other managers pointed out, it's like watching Newcastle under Keegan. Our U13s unbeaten run also came to an end at home to Wadhurst and the U15s and U16s also had tough matches.

Oh well - on to next week, where hopefully there's be a lot more positives to report across the age groups!

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19th / 20th September

Beautiful sunshine and some great results for our various age groups this weekend saw the U12 Eagles get back to winning ways on Sunday with a 5-1 victory at Tonbridge, including a hat trick for Sammy. The U12 Giants got their season off to a winning start with a fantastic 2-1 win at Tooting & Mitcham with a brace from Alf and the under 15 Rovers had a cracking game in the morning, winning 8-3 against Maresfield, including 5 goals from Ben!

The under 16s narrowly lost an exciting match 5-4 against Rusthall and the under 14 Comets beat Paddock Wood 7-5 in the cup. The late kick off saw the under 14 Jets go top of the Kent Youth League with a 3-2 win over second-placed Maidstone United in a cracker of a game.


The U12 Eagles at Tonbridge before their 5-1 victory on Sunday

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12th / 13th September

A mixed weekend for the Langton teams. Our U11s got their first ever 9 a side season off to a winning start against Ridgewaye, whilst on Sunday the U12 Chiefs progressed in the cup against Yalding & Laddingford with a fine 4-0 victory. The Rangers and Eagles were unable to join them sadly, the Rangers playing superbly in a 2-2 draw against a very strong Raw Skills Sharks team who then beat them on penalties and the Eagles losing 1-0 after extra time against the other Raw Skills side despite putting the ball in the net twice. The beauty of football...

In other notable results, the U13 Falcons drew 1-1 against Tonbridge whilst the U14 Jets won 4-2 against Chatham. For everyone else, hopefully next weekend will bring better luck.

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5th / 6th September

So, a new season underway and plenty of excitement on and off the pitch in store over the coming months as our new clubhouse gets underway and teams from U7 to adult get their seasons off and running.

No mini soccer matches this week, so straight in at U12, where on Sunday the newly formed Langton Green Chiefs beat Chipstead 4-2 in their opening fixture, the U12 Eagles won a humdinger of a game 6-4 against Tonbridge Ferrari with a hat-trick from new signing Will and the Rangers drew 2-2 with Tonbridge Invicta. Elsewhere, the U13 Falcons won 2-0 against Broad Oak, the U14 Comets won 5-2 against Sevenoaks and the U14 Jets got their Kent Youth League season off to a winning start with a 3-2 win at home against Bearstead.

With a full programme of matches next weekend, including several cup games, we'll have plenty more for you next Sunday...

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2014 - 2015 Season:

4th / 5th July

Off the field we had some great news this week, with a £384,000 grant from the FA being confirmed for our new clubhouse build. Great news after an enormous amount of work from everyone involved (but especially Chris Allen and Guy Lambert).

On the field we're still waiting for some of the news to roll in, but the U11s had a brilliant weekend across the board. It all started on Saturday morning with the U11 Eagles playing the best football they have all summer at the Paddock Wood fiesta with an outstanding display all over the pitch. Comfortably making their way out of the group stage in a tough group, only conceding one goal all morning, the boys narrowly lost out in a place in the final after losing on penalties to the excellent Rusthall Lions after the game finished 0-0. The first shootout the Eagles have lost, having won their previous 6. Had to happen sometime. Despite the scumptious football on display, the highlight of the day was the referee having one of those spray cans for the lines on free kicks. Got the biggest cheer of the morning.

Sunday was an even better morning (despite the truly terrible weather), the U11 Giants continuing their outrageous fiesta form with their 4th tournament win from 6 attempts. They still haven't lost a game all summer and they absolutely dominated the Jarvis Brook fiesta, scoring 26 goals, conceding just one and winning every single game they played to lift the trophy they also won last year, as usual playing some outstanding football all over the pitch.

Our U11 Rangers also competed at Jarvis Brook, making it into the plate competition, where they won their semi final on penalties before being unfortunate to miss out in the final on spot kicks in the same manner as the Eagles had the day before. Always the cruellest way to lose. By all accounts they played some excellent football of their own and thoroughly deserved their place in the final.

On the subject of penalties, for anyone who's ever missed one, here's something to make you feel a bit better about it... these guys are professionals and however you missed, it can't have been this bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Ybiqui9L0

The U11 Giants ponder having to stop at B&Q on the way home to buy some more shelving for their ever-increasing quantity of trophies...

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27th / 28th June

There's only one thing we can start with this week and that's the fantastic experience our U9s had playing at Barcelona's famous Nou Camp stadium and winning the whole tournament!!! Absolutely outstanding achievement and what a brilliant experience for those boys. A quick picture below, with more here...


This was also the weekend that the U14s / U15s section of our fiesta finally happened after the terrible weather we had back in May meant we'd had to cancel the original tournament. Thank you to all those who stepped forward (again) to make it work and to all the teams who came back in very different weather to enjoy a fantastic morning.

Our Langton sides had an enjoyable morning, the U14 Rovers being really unfortunate to go out on penalties, whilst in the U15s both teams played really well to reach the semi finals of the plate competition, where they both had really close games against strong opposition.

Just 2 weeks of fiestas left now and then a very well earned summer break!

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20th / 21st June

A very successful weekend for Langton teams in general, the U13 Jets finishing runners-up in the U14 tournament at the Ridgewaye fiesta on Saturday before returning on Sunday with 2 teams and winning the cup AND the plate in the U13 tournament.

The U10 Monsters won the trophy in their age group too.

Our U11s didn't quite get the rub of the green at Ridgewaye, penalties being the unfortunate end to both the Giants and the Rangers mornings, despite both doing very well in their groups, with the Eagles just missing out on the knockouts on goal difference by 1 goal after starting the morning with 3 wonderful performances as good as any they've put in this summer (before Broad Oak put an emphatic end to that!!!).

A team of U11s made up of several Eagles, Falcons and Redhawks (and one U9 player too!) went over to Forest Row and finished runners-up in their tournament, winning their first ever international fixture against Milly la Foret of France. Picture below...


The U11 RedhawksEaglesFalcons team that finished runners-up in the Forest Row tournament

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13th / 14th June

A good weekend for Langton Green all round...

On Friday, we found out that both the U11 Eagles and U11 Giants won the sportsmanship awards for their respective divisions, with all our other U11 sides finishing second. A great advert for the club.

On Saturday at the Ringmer Fiesta, the U11 Giants won their 3rd title of the summer (they've played in 4 tournaments!!!) with a fine performance.

And in the afternoon the U9 Lions won their age group too, with the Leopards playing fantastically too but unfortunately losing out on penalties in the knockouts. Well done to all.

Sunday wasn't quite so successful, the U11 Eagles playing some lovely stuff in a very tough group at the Broad Oak fiesta but losing out on a place in the knockout stages by one last minute goal in their final game. They can take a lot of confidence from holding their own against some of the very best sides in the area though.

The U11 Giants win the Ringmer fiesta, their 3rd winners' trophy this summer!

Massive well done to the U9 Lions, who won the Ringmer fiesta

Very pleased for the U11 Eagles, who won the Crowborough League sportsmanship award for their division

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30th / 31st May

First day of the Langton Green Fiesta. Highlights / moments of note...

  • Great weather.
  • Superb atmosphere.
  • Chris' gazebo staying upright all day after spending Friday cartwheeling across the rec.
  • The excitement of several grown men (me included) reacting to the simple opportunity to wear a hi-vis vest and carry a walkie talkie.
  • U11 Giants WINNING the U11 cup competition, beating Foresters 1-0 in the final with a superb goal from Simba. The U11 Eagles also made the semi finals of the plate with a string of excellent performances.
  • U9 Leopards reaching the final, where they were really unfortunate to lose on penalties. Some absolutely outstanding football from such a young side. They then competed in the U11 tournament in the afternoon where they finished 4th in their group, winning 3 games and very nearly qualifying for the quarter finals!!!
  • U13 Jets reaching the final where they faced a really strong Whyteleafe team to ultimately finishing as runners up. The other Jets team were knocked out by their sister team in the semi final, with James from the U11s excelling in goal.

Second day of the Langton Green Fiesta. We sadly had to call off the U14s and U15s after torrential rain turned the car park into a mud bath. However, there were still plenty of highlights / moments of note...

  • Terrible weather. But all remained cheerful in the morning as the U8s and U10s kept spirits up with some wonderful football.
  • A worryingly large amount of people eating ice creams in the freezing cold. British summertime!!!
  • Guy holding the microphone like he was a rapper.
  • The U10 Monsters finishing runners-up in the U10 competition.
  • The U10 Spitfires doing brilliantly to reach the plate semi finals but sadly losing on penalties.
  • Three Langton U8 teams reaching the knockout stages of the U8s competition.
  • Our under 6s playing their first ever matches a year up in the U7 competition and scoring their first ever goal in a proper match. They were absolutely brilliant!

An enormous thank you has to go out to all the teams, coaches, spectators and referees for making the football side of things so fantastic. The atmosphere and spirit were superb throughout, even when the rain bucketed down on Sunday and we saw some scintillating football at times. It was great to see some new faces and meet up with many familiar ones.

Thank you also to all the Langton parents and local residents who offered their help and support. Without them the event simply couldn't go ahead and it was wonderful to see so many people pulling together to make sure the whole weekend was as successful as it could be.

The biggest thank you of the whole weekend has to go to Nathan however, who was an absolute legend in the bus alongside Dave. In charge of the scoring and spreadsheets for the entire tournament, he ensured everyone knew exactly where they were meant to be at all times. When we had to completely redo the U7 tournament on Sunday lunchtime to accomodate the new pitch layout after the rain he was indespensible.

Finally, from a Langton Green / football perspective, it was encouraging to see that of the 44 teams contesting semi finals across the competitive age groups, 9 of those teams were Langton sides - one fifth of all semi finalists being from Langton a great achievement for the club, with 4 of the finalists across the 6 main cup competitions being Langton teams. A couple of photos below of some of those sides with their trophies and medals...


The U11 Giants with their winners medals and trophy after beating Foresters 1-0 in the final of the main cup competition


The U10 Monsters with their runners-up trophy and medals on a very muddy Sunday morning


The U9 Leopards just before their superb run to the final of the cup competition

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16th / 17th May

So, into fiesta season and the traditional season openers of Crowborough and Pembury saw a number of Langton sides taking part.

On Saturday, the U10 Monsters reformed without a few key players and performed admirably at Crowborough, winning 3 and drawing one of their 5 games. With the U13 Jets taking part in both the U13 and U14 tournaments on the same day, they were unfortunate to just miss out on a place in the final in both age groups despite winning the majority of their games.

Sunday saw the U9 Leopards and Lions at Pembury, the Lions unfortunate to go out on penalties in the semi finals and the Leopards also unfortunate to lose in the same manner in the quarters. A cruel way for any 9 year old to be knocked out of a tournament but excellent achievements from both teams against tough opposition to progress from the group stages. Photo of the Lions below.

On the other side of the field, the U11 Eagles and Giants were flying the Langton Green flag. The Eagles were drawn in the group of death but held their own brilliantly, playing some excellent football including two 4-0 wins before going out 1-0 in the quarter finals in a tight game that could have gone either way. All that gave them the opportunity to head over and watch the Giants, who progressed all the way to the final without conceding a goal before beating Chipstead 1-0 in a pulsating final to lift the trophy. Photo below...

So all in all a very good weekend for Langton Green. A trophy (hopefully the first of many) on the first fiesta weekend and more importantly, a lot of very happy players who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and played some excellent football in the right spirit. Well done to all who took part. Hope you enjoyed yourselves. More next week...


The U11 Giants with their winners' trophy at the Pembury fiesta. Well done boys (and coach Kevin!)

Our U9 Lions went all the way to the semi finals at Pembury, playing some excellent football along the way.

9th / 10th May

Midweek saw the U13 Jets narrowly lose out on the league title after drawing 2-2 with Rusthall in the Kent Youth League central. Second place an outstanding achievement in their first season at this level.

Saturday saw lots of end of season fun as the U11 Eagles and Redhawks played in an end of season tournament which saw 2 Eagles sides competing in the final, man of the match Billy absolutely outstanding in goal throughout, not conceding all day, with Rami and Harvey the pick of the outfield players, bagging 8 goals between them.

The U13 Comets took part in a 3 way playoff, narrowly missing out on topping the league to Bexhill. A win against the other side involved saw them finish second in their division overall.

Onto the fiestas now!!!


The 2 Eagles teams at the end of the tournament - very tired and very happy


The winning side in the final - Langton "Phoenix" - one half of the Eagles.

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2nd / 3rd May

Saturday football all but over, with just the Rangers playing in the U11s, losing narrowly to a very good Rusthall team to see themselves into a playoff for second place against the same team next week.

On Sunday the Giants drew a very entertaining game with Tonbridge Angels 1-1 and the U13s beat Bexhill 4-1 to force a 3 way playoff for the leage title next week.

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25th / 26th April

On Saturday the U11 Eagles finished their season with a solid 5-2 victory over Wadhurst in a match that was delayed due to missing players, missing shin pads and geese on the pitch. Brilliant stuff. The U11 Falcons lost by the same scoreline in a game that was much closer than the score suggested, being hit twice late on after having to chase the game at 3-2 down. They finished their season in 4th place in the league - a fantastic achievement for a group of boys who only came together at Christmas, many of whom have never played any organised football before.

On Sunday, the U11 Giants lost a very tight game 1-0 to a strong Tooting & Mitcham team, a side they have shared several very close games with this year. The U13 Comets won 4-1 against Raw Skills and the U14s ended their season with a brilliant 8-3 victory over Westerham, including hat tricks for Ben and Archie.

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18th / 19th April

Nearing the end of the season, with the weather finally allowing for no worry about cancellations and we saw some excellent performances once again from Langton teams.

On Friday the U11 Falcons continued to rise up their division with a brilliant 4-3 win over Uckfield Colts that included a hat-trick from Harvey, whilst Saturday saw 2 thrilling games at Groombridge. The U11 Eagles somehow gave away a comfortable 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Tonbridge Invicta, despite also hitting the post on no less than 3 occasions and conceding to Tonbridge's only 3 real chances. They played brilliantly though and some of the football in the first half was absolutely scintillating stuff. Following that, the U11 RedHawks played out a 0-0 draw (you don't see too many of those in 9 a side football) against Broad Oak Hurricanes, to finish their season with a decent result against a good team. Elsewhere, the U11 Rangers won a friendly against Wadhurst 4-3 with a hat-trick from top scorer Will and an excellent all-round performance with no substitutes available and their regular goalkeeper missing.

Sunday saw an absolutely fantastic performance from the U11 Giants, beating Glebe Lions 2-0 with 2 goals from DJ in a superb performance from the team in yellow against a very strong sideand in the afternoon, the U13 Jets did what they needed to in their penultimate league game, beating Tunbridge Wells 9-0 to retain top spot in the Kent Youth League, Central Division.

The U14 Rovers played a double header against a strong Riverhead side, drawing 1-1 in the first game, Ben scoring the goal and the team then battled valiantly to a 2-0 defeat in the second match.

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11th / 12th April

A bit of a quiet weekend due to the Easter holidays... The U11 Falcons continued their excellent recent run of form with a win and a draw in their double header against Jarvis Brook, whilst the Redhawks just lost out in a close game against Tonbridge Junior Porsche. The Eagles and Rangers both had their games called off due to opposition lack of numbers. 3 points a piece, but not how either team would have wanted to gain them.

On Sunday, the U14 Rovers had an outstanding result against TW Youth Lions, winning 7-2, whilst the U13 Comets also had an excellent win, 8-2 against Wadhurst.

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4th / 5th April

Easter weekend - no fixtures.

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28th / 29th March

For the 4th Saturday in a row the U11s turned in some excellent performances and results. The Eagles won 2-0 against Wadhurst, Sid scoring on his return to competitive action after nearly a year out through injury, to make it 3 wins in their last 4 games. The Redhawks also won, 3-1 against Forest Row to keep up their winning streak and the Falcons won again, 2-1 against top of the table Borough Green. The Rangers were unfortunate against Hailsham, losing a tough game in gale force winds that was 1-1 at half time.

Sunday didn't see a lot of action, the U11 Giants with no game, the U12s having finished their league campaign already and the U13 Jets having a week off too. Some tough results in the older age groups, but the U15s did superbly to win 4-1 against Westerham to send themselves 4th in their division.

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21st / 22nd March

Another good week for our U11s saw 3 teams win on Saturday. The Eagles were the unfortunate odd ones out, losing 2-1 to Paddock Wood in a belter of a game that saw the Langton team continue their excellent form from the week before but come up against a very good goalkeeper who played an absolute blinder. One of those that the team in yellow deserved to win on the balance of chances , but that's football.

The Rangers racked up another 4-0 win against Ringmer Rovers, with 4 different players once again getting on the scoresheet and the Falcons won a tight contest 2-1 with a last gasp penalty deciding the match. Elsewhere, the Redhawks played really well to beat Rotherfield 5-2 and continue their good run of form, James scoring a hat-trick.

Sunday saw the U11 Giants draw a tough match 1-1 with Glebe Tigers and the Rovers battle valiantly in a double header against top of the table Sevenoaks.

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14th / 15th March

A fantastic morning for our U11s on Saturday saw all four sides win. The Eagles beat a very physically strong Tonbridge Invicta side 5-2 with some scintillating football showing them at their absolute best, once again coming from behind after the disappointment of conceding an early goal to score some excellent team goals.

The U11 Rangers continued their good form with an excellent 4-0 win over Uckfield, four different goalscorers getting their name on the scoresheet and keeping a very solid clean sheet. The Redhawks won a tight game 2-1 against Yalding & Laddingford and the Falcons came out 3-2 winners in another close match against a different Uckfield side.

Sunday saw the U11 Giants game sadly not go ahead, but the U13 Jets claimed an excellent win 4-1 against Ebbsfleet in what was a tough, physical encounter.

Sadly, the cup final on Thursday saw the Jets go down 2-1 to Whyteleaf in a game that really could have gone either way.

7th / 8th March

A happier weekend in terms of the number of sides playing than last week, with the sunshine seeing a full set of U11 fixtures on Saturday. The Eagles shrugged off last week's disappointing result with a really good 5-1 victory against Raw Skills, whilst the Falcons built on their recent progress by keeping a strong Ridgewaye team at bay for much of the game. They lost - but by a much smaller margin than last time the teams met, which shows great strides forward for a team that only formed at the start of the season.

Elsewhere, the U11 Rangers lost a very tight game against league leaders Ashurst Wood by one goal to nil in a match that could have gone either way. An excellent achievement when you look at the margin of victory Ashurst Wood have won all their other games by this season. The Redhawks suffered defeat to Broad Oak in the other U11 match of the morning.

Sunday saw the U11 Giants beat Bromley 3-2 in a thriller of a game, Simba scoring a hattrick to put the icing on the cake of a fantastic team performance. In the older age groups, the U14 Rovers had a rollercoaster of a morning, playing 2 matches against high flying Tenterden. Having lost the first one 3-1 (a great achievement in its own right against a team who has swept all before them by large margins all season), they then came from 3 goals down to draw the second match 4-4 in an absolute thriller. A hat trick for Ben A capped a great performance from everyone involved to earn the team in yellow a thoroughly deserved point.

Finally, the U13 Jets got back to winning ways in a 3-1 win over Cuxton 1991 to keep themselves top of the Kent Youth League Central Division.

Some sunshine for once too! Roll on next week...

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28th February / 1st March

A fantastic Saturday for one of our under 11 teams, our new Falcons side winning their first game of the season 4-0 against Tonbridge Lambos. With the Rangers game cancelled, the Redhawks and Eagles both ended up on the end of defeats against the league leaders in their respective divisions.

Sunday saw a few cancellations, the only game going ahead being the U13 Jets match against Kent Football United, which finished in a 1-0 defeat for the Langton side.

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21st / 22nd February

A freak snowstorm on Saturday morning saw the U11 Eagles game cancelled because their opposition couldn't get through the blizzard. Aside from that, the other 3 U11 games went ahead, the Rangers and Redhawks both winning (4-2 vs Hailsham and 4-1 vs Forest Row respectively) and the Falcons battling well in defeat to Tonbridge Juniors in a game that was much more even than the 4-1 scoreline suggests. The Rangers' result has now given them 3 wins and a draw since Christmas, despite jumping 3 divisions in the new year.

On Sunday, the U11 Giants put in an absolutely monumental performance in the Tandridge A league against Junior Elite (a team who haven't lost a game in 3 years). Despite losing 1-0 to a very well worked second half goal, the Giants were outstanding, every player giving 100% and creating some good chances of their own in the closing minutes to scare a Junior Elite side who are truly outstanding on the ball.

Later in the day, the U13 Jets won 1-0 against Whyteleafe, the side they're due to face in the cup final next month, in a pulsating game in the driving rain, a far cry from the beautiful sunshine the Giants had for their morning kick off. A very well taken second half goal decided a close game on a slick 3G surface to keep the Jets firmly on top of the Kent Youth League central division.

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14th / 15th February

A rainy Valentines morning saw three of our U11 teams in action, the Eagles finally getting to play and beating Paddock Wood 5-2, twice coming from behind to put in their strongest performance of the season so far and pleasingly finish the game with five different goalscorers on the scoresheet. The Rangers won 2-1 away at Ringmer Rovers and the Redhawks suffered another narrow 3-2 defeat, this time away at Rotherfield.

Sunday didn't see a lot of action, the only game of the day ending with the U13 Jets drawing 0-0 with Aylesford to retain top spot in the Kent Youth League Central.

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7th / 8th February

Two games went ahead on Saturday, the U11 Rangers winning 4-1 against Uckfield and the U11 Redhawks slipping to a 3-2 defeat to Yalding & Laddingford. Despite going down to 8 men early in the first half and with no subs, the boys managed to battle back from 3-0 down to nearly snatch a point.

Sunday saw the U11 Giants continue their fantastic first season in the Tandridge A division with a 2-0 win over Southwark, before the U13 Comets beat Hastings Town 3-1, the U13 Jets beat Cuxton 4-1, the U14 Rovers beat Paddock Wood 4-0 and the U15s rounded off a fine weekend all round with a 7-2 victory against Broad Oak.

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31st January / 1st February 2015

Another atrocious week weather-wise saw nothing at all go ahead on Saturday, early morning snowfall seeing every game cancelled - even more depressing as by kick off time at 10am the weather was pretty much perfect and all the snow had melted. Oh well.

On Sunday, the U14 Rovers played their first game in weeks and had a blinder, beating Maresfield 5-3 in a game where Ben A scored all 5 goals!!! The U12 Hares also managed to play, finishing their league season with 30 points from 14 games.

And that was that. A measly 2 games played across all our senior age groups. Hoping for better weather next week although at the moment it's not looking promising.


Langton Green U14 Rovers - Very happy after their 5-3 win over Maresfield on Feb. 1st

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24th / 25th January 2015

Finally, some football was played on a Saturday!!! The U11 Rangers started well in a tough division C with a 2-2 draw against Rusthall, whilst the U11 Eagles played a thoroughly enjoyable game against Sevenoaks, losing 4-2 in a really entertaining match that either team could have won, both Eagles goals coming from outstanding finishes from Sammy whilst Finn and Laurie shared the man of the match award.

On Sunday, the U11 Giants had an afternoon to remember, winning 8-1 against Glebe, Simba netting 4 times in an outstanding performance. The U12 Hares won 11-0 and the U13 Jets got back to their winning ways with a 4-0 cup semi final win against Kent Football Utd, 4 different goalscorers chipping in to put the Jets in their first final of 2015.

More next week (if the snow stays away!)

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17th / 18th January 2015

Saturday was once again completely wiped out, with no games at all going ahead after a week of rain and ice. Sunday saw games played on the 3G, the U11 Giants recording a fine 5-3 victory over Moonshot FC to continue their unbeaten start to the year.

There were also games played on grass, the U12s up to U15s all completing their fixtures, the U13 Comets coming away with a fine victory against Chipstead and the U12 Hares winning against Uckfield at home.

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10th / 11th January 2015

With pretty much everything cancelled on Saturday, we looked to Sunday to provide football for our teams this weekend. The U11 Giants fought out an excellent 3-3 draw with Glebe Lions whilst the U12 Hares won 4-2 against Broad Oak and the U13 Jets started the year with an excellent 6-2 win against Chatham. That, unfortunately, was it for matches played this week due to the weather.

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20th / 21st December

A very quiet pre-Christmas weekend saw the U11 Eagles record a fine 1-0 victory over unbeaten Pembury in a friendly, the solitary goal coming from Sammy, with a man of the match performance from Tom at centre back. Must have been the fact the manager was missing with man flu!!!

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13th / 14th December

Not a massive amount of football on. Some of the U11 teams played in a small 7 a side tournament in Tonbridge, the Redhawks finishing in 3rd place. On Sunday the U11 Giants faced 2nd in the league Tooting and Mitcham with a depleted squad and earned an excellent 1-1 draw in a tight game.

The U12 Hares won 3-1 against Tonbridge to go second in the league, a run of six straight league wins. In the only other game of the weekend, the U13 Jets won 3-0 against Ebbsfleet to ensure they finished the year top of the Kent Youth League Central division - a brilliant achievement at the half way point.

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6th / 7th December

After a lot of cancellations last week, we got pretty much a full house of football this weekend in glorious weather. The U11 Rangers won their final pre-Christmas "league" game 5-1 against Ridgewaye whilst the U11 Giants won a hard fought game on Sunday 1-0 against Glebe. The U11 Eagles suffered a really tough defeat against a very strong Sevenoaks side, despite creating numerous chances against a top goalkeeper.

In the older age groups, the U12 Hares won 3-2 away at Pembury, the U13 Jets unluckily bowed out of the cup with a 1-0 defeat to Welling and the U14 Rovers played brilliantly to draw 1-1 with Tonbridge Juniors in their first game for a few weeks, Zach scoring his first ever goal for the team. Meanwhile, the U15s continued their excellent run of form with a superb 3-2 win over Uckfield Colts to lift them to 4th in the table.

The final pre-Christmas weekly update next week with a full round of fixtures for the older age groups, a tournament for the U11 Eagles and Redhawks and a friendly for the U11 Rangers. Plus, the new divisions for the U11s will be released by then hopefully, which should be interesting and hopefully bring an end to some of the crazy pre-Christmas scorelines we've been seeing in some divisions as the league match our teams with others of similar ability levels based on their recent results.

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22nd / 23rd November

Even more cancellations this week, but a few matches went ahead in Saturday's mudbath.

Another great set of results for the U10s this weekend with 3-2, 6-3, 8-1 and 5-1 wins for the Cosmos and Spitfires respectively against Raw Skills Athletico and Ridgewaye Bears. Men of the match for the Cosmos were Luke (a hard working and committed midfield display), Charlie (a skilful and energetic set of games) and Louis (four great goals on his Cosmos debut which included a hat-trick). The Spitfires put together their best team performance of the season against Ridgeway, but a special mention for James who scored twice on his debut.

The U11 Eagles won 6-2 against a Tonbridge Invicta side who beat them by some distance earlier in the season, with a great hat-trick from Sammy, goal of the season so far from Brodie and a man of the match display from Joel. The U11 Rangers continued their good run of recent form with an 8-1 win at home to Uckfield which included 4 goals from Will and a hat-trick for Toby.

On Sunday, the U15s narrowly lost 4-3 to Tonbridge on a day of torrential rain, whilst the U12 Jets retained their place at the top of the Kent Youth League with a 2-0 win over Tunbridge Wells on 3G. All other Sunday games were unfortunately cancelled :-(

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15th / 16th November

More rain, more cancellations. In amongst the mud and the downpours, the U15s had an excellent victory against second in the table Tenterdon Town and the U11 Rangers won 4-1 against Yalding & Laddingford in a game they played really well in. The U11 Eagles lost 6-3 in an incredibly entertaining match that they'd done brilliantly to fight back to 3-3 in before a late flurry of goals gave the scoreline a rather harsh look and the U14 Rovers just missed out on victory despite scoring 4 goals themselves.

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8th / 9th November

Another very wet weekend saw a lot of cancelled matches unfortunately but we did manage to get a few games played.

The U10 Hurricanes continued their impressive start with a 0-0 draw and 2-1 victory at Tonbridge. It was a great team effort with Henry's goalkeeping through to Louis' attacking threat resulting in a goal for him. Men of the match were Tyler for his non-stop running and tackling and Leo for his cool defending. Well done all.

The U11 Giants' game was called off, but the Eagles, Rangers and Redhawks all played. The Rangers and Redhawks both won inter-divisional games (3-0 and 4-3 respectively with some excellent performances all round), whilst the Eagles lost 4-1 to a very good Hailsham team having unfortunately had to play much of the second half with just 8 players due to injuries, doing fantastically well to push Hailsham all the way with the scoreline only taking on an unflattering look in the final 10 minutes as the boys understandably tired significantly.

In the older age groups, only the U13 Jets and Comets played, the Comets winning 6-1 against Hasting United Youth Pumas on Sunday morning and the Jets winning by the same scoreline in the afternoon against Aylesford.

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1st / 2nd November

A wet and windy weekend involved lot of very muddy Langton players seeing out a full set of fixtures despite the weather.

On Saturday, the U8s, U9s and U10s were all in action, the U10 Cosmos and Spitfires celebrating a clean sweep of victories against Tonbridge, with plenty of man of the match candidates for the Cosmos including Ben's 4 goals, Luke's great defending and keeping and Tom's amazing runs. In-form Dante secured the award with 3 goals, 5 assists and almost scoring from a corner. A special mention should go to the Spitfires' goalkeeper and defenders for two clean sheets in their two games.

Elsewhere, the U11 Eagles played two friendlies against Forest Row, winning 2-0 and 6-2, Sam adding to his goal from last week with 2 more this week, Sammy scoring 4 including a brilliant final goal in the second game, with Finn and Jack also chipping in with goals to complete the scoring. The U11 Rangers were also in friendly action, securing a 2-2 draw against a strong Pembury team who currently top the division above them.

On Sunday, our U11 Giants side fought out an epic 2-2 draw in the cup in horrendous weather conditions before bowing out 8-7 in an equally epic penalty shootout against Balham. One of those that neither team deserved to lose from the sounds of it.

The U12 Hares beat Ridgewaye 1-0 to make it four wins in a row and the U13 Comets also won, against Hastings, to retain the place at the top of the Crowborough League A division, with the U13 Jets winning a tightly contested cup tie 1-0 against Tonbridge Junior Bocas to progress into the last 16.

In the U14s, the Rovers won 8-1 against Paddock Wood, a hat-trick for Ben, 2 goals for top scorer Archie and one each for Jos, Max and Ed and to cap a perfect Sunday morning for Langton Green in the Crowborough League, the U15s also won, beating Rotherfield.

A great weekend for the Langton teams, from U10s to U15s there were 12 matches played with no Langton team losing a game and a total of 66 goals scored by the teams in yellow. Exciting stuff!

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25th / 26th October

The U13 Jets returned to the top of the Kent Youth League U13 Central division with a superb hard fought 3-2 win over Whyteleaf on Sunday.

A pretty quiet weekend in general though, with it being half term, but we still managed a full selection of Crowborough League fixtures for the U11s on Saturday, the Redhawks with a brilliant 7-2 victory against Jarvis Brook and the Falcons playing 2 x half hour friendlies against Amherst, winning one 1-0 and losing the other.

The Eagles had possibly their best half of football all season in the opening half against a strong Broad Oak team, but ultimately lost 2-1 thanks to a really good performance from the opposition goalkeeper and the Rangers lost 4-2 against Kingston Village in another good game.

Other than that, no other 9 or 11 a side teams played, although our U8s and U9s mini soccer games went ahead, with some great results and memorable matches across the board.


The U13 Jets after their 3-2 win against Whyteleaf on Sunday

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18th / 19th October

FA Respect Campaign weekend and great to see so many teams partaking in pre-match photos with their opposition as per the FA's request. We've included a couple below...

On Saturday, our U11 Eagles won an end to end encounter against Sevenoaks 3-2, coming from two down to clinch victory in an excellent second half that had just about everything, including 2 goals from Jack and one from Rami. Our U11 Rangers secured a 3-3 draw against Ridgewaye in an equally exciting match.

Sunday saw plenty more goals, an injury and illness depleted U11 Giants just missing out on a draw against Southwark All Stars in another exciting encounter in the Tandridge A league, the U12 Hares winning for the 3rd week in a row and the U13 Jets beating Folkestone Invicta in the Kent Youth Cup 3-2.

The U13 Comets won 5-4 against Hastings to put them top of the Crowborough League A division and the U14 Rovers also won, 4-2, coming from behind to beat Maresfield Dynamo, with Archie scoring 2 more to add to his impressive tally for the season and Alex and Sam getting the other goals.


The U11 Eagles with Sevenoaks Torpedos before their game on Saturday...


...and the U11 Giants on Sunday before their game against Southwark All Stars


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11th / 12th October

Much less to highlight this week due to the fact that our entire Saturday catalogue of home fixtures were cancelled due to the overnight storm on Friday / Saturday.

On Sunday we saw the U11 Giants go second in the Tandridge A division with a gritty 1-0 win away at Bromley, despite being reduced to 8 players for a spell through injury.

The U12 Hares won 3-0 against Tonbridge Juniors, the U13 Comets beat Chipstead 5-3 and the U14 Rovers fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Westerham Pumas.

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4th / 5th October

Some more fantastic results this week for our Langton teams.

The U12 Hares won 7-2 against league leaders Sevenoaks Town in their match on Sunday, with the U13 Jets securing passage to the next round of the cup with a 9-0 win away in Canterbury.

The U11 Giants won their second Tandridge A game on the trot, against Moonshot FC of Catford, 4-1 on Sunday with superb displays all over the pitch. The U11 Rangers also ran out winners, 3-1 against Uckfield. The U11 Eagles had a very tough morning, unable to build on back to back victories and just having "one of those days" against Tonbridge Invicta and the U11 Falcons played their first games of the season (and first ever 9 a side games) against Forest Row, playing really well despite losing narrowly in both matches.

In mini soccer, the U10 Spitfires had two close away games against East Grinstead Meads AC and Inter, but excellent passing, exceptional finishing and top defending as a team saw two more victories for Langton Green. Leo made an assured debut,and Jack gets a special mention for leading the defence and DJ added 4 more goals from central midfield.

The U10 Cosmos were down to the bare bones with no subs available so were not able to carry on their winning run against the same opposition. There were plenty of positives though with an all-action debut and man of the match performance from Archie, non-stop running from Captain Charlie and three amazing saves from Ben.

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27th / 28th September

This week saw a superb winning performance from the U11 Giants, beating last season's runners' up in the Tandridge A Division, Tooting & Mitcham Youth Terrors, in a thrilling 6-3 victory that included a stunning goal from an overhead kick (Eddie) and a 35 yard free kick from Simba.

Two of the other U11 teams had good weeks too, the Eagles winning 5-2 against Tonbridge Junior Porsche (with a hat-trick from Sammy) in an entertaining and good-spirited game at The Tanyard and the Rangers winning 6-4 against Yalding & Laddingford at Langton Rec.

The U13 Jets came back from two down to draw 2-2 against Rusthall and retain their place at the top of the Kent Youth League Central Division after 4 games of the season (won 3, drawn 1) and the U13 Comets won 8-1 against Tonbridge Juniors in the Crowborough League A Division.

In mini soccer, the U9 Lynx and Ligers both won against Polegate (3-0 and 5-2 respectively) on Saturday morning and we're awaiting the other U9 results...

The new U10s team played its first set of games at the weekend and made a great start with 1-0 wins over Pembury and Foresters and a 0-2 defeat to Ashurst Wood. Yannis and James scored the respective goals. All players had cracking debuts with lots of promising play, hard work and great positional awareness. Men of the match were Luke (a great defensive display) and Yannis (a tricky set of performances up front rewarded with a goal). A great start to the season and their time at Langton Green.

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20th / 21st September

Perfect football weather and some more excellent performances across the age groups for Langton Green...

The U14 Rovers won an 8 goal thriller at home to Beckley Rangers. The game finished 5-3, with 2 goals from Archie (quite possibly the club's top scorer at this stage of the season with 8 goals in 3 games?) and one each from Ben, Alex and Jos. A massive shout out also goes to The Rovers' Jake, who despite having a serious knee operation that will keep him out for the season is coming to every Rovers home / local game to support his team mates.

The U13 Jets kept up their fine start to their maiden Kent Youth League season with another victory (3 from 3), this time coming from behind to win 6-3 against West Wickham with a hat trick for Matt and goals from Todd (2) and Scott.

The U13 Comets also won, beating Raw Skills 11-2, to make it 2 wins from 2 in the Crowborough League A division.

The U11 Giants put in an outstanding performance in their first Tandridge A division game, narrowly losing to last year's champions, Junior Elite, who regularly ran up double figures whilst going the entire season dropping only 2 points. A fine result in the Giants' first ever game at this level and against arguably the league's strongest side.

The U11 Eagles won an entertaining first cross-divisional game against Wadhurst 4-0, with 2 goals apiece from Finn and Sammy and a man of the match performance from Sam at the back, whilst the U11 Rangers continued their fine string of performances, playing superbly despite losing 3-2 to Pembury in their opening cross-divisional fixture, Matt B continuing his record of scoring in every game so far this season.

In mini soccer, a winning start for the U10 Spitfires and Cosmos teams in their first league games of the season against Foresters and Pembury. The Cosmos found some fine attacking form in 7-2 and 6-2 victories with hat-tricks for men of the match Ben and Toby; a stunning volley from Tom; and a first ever league goal for Henry. A great team perfomance overall, which led them to record their first ever consecutive league wins. A perfect start to the season, well done all.

A new-look U10 Spitfires also found their scoring boots with ex-Monster DJ netting 7 goals in 5-1 and 7-1 victories over the same opposition. Joachim and Fred bagged a brace each and Nicholas also opened his account. More impressive than the goals, the passing was, at times, exemplary: some of the link-up play between the goalscorers and Xander, Luca, Jack and new recruit Yannis was a pleasure to watch. Well done everyone!

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13th / 14th September

Our U13 Jets team had another brilliant day on Sunday, winning their second Kent Youth League fixture to make it 2 wins from 2 and propel themselves into an early season top of the table position.

The U9 Lazers and Lanterns won their opening games of the season against Jarvis Brook to kick their season off in style and the U7 Magicians and Wizards enjoyed their first ever 5 a side games against Ide Hill and Paddock Wood.

The U11 Giants won their friendly against Sevenoaks 7-1 on Sunday with a fine performance, whilst the U11 Eagles and Rangers suffered some disappointing results but good performances at times (the Rangers especially were very unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Paddock Wood after a strong performance), following on from their excellent opening weekend victories.

Our U15s also had an excellent Sunday, winning handsomly away at Westerham.

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6th / 7th September

The 2014 / 2015 season kicked off on the weekend of September 6th / 7th with a full programme of league fixtures, plus training for younger age groups.

Langton Green rec was buzzing on Saturday morning with over 150 youngsters turning up for mini soccer training in glorious weather. It was wonderful to welcome so many new faces and see plenty of familiar ones returning after their summer holidays.

We also had a full set of league fixtures for the older age groups, the U11 Rangers winning 5-0 at home in their first ever 9 a side game and the U11 Eagles winning their opener 4-2 in their first outing of the year too.

The U13 Jets enjoyed a winning start to their journey into the Kent Youth League, beating Kent Football United 5-2 in a fiercely fought contest on Sunday, with the U11 Giants winning their friendly against Coney Hall 1-0.

All in all, a great start to what promises to be another excellent season.