Welcome to the homepage of the Snodland Town Nomads Under 18s.
To qualify to play for the Under 18s team, players must be born between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2001.
3G Pitch, Snodland Community Centre
8.30pm to 9.30pm
Sunday – 2.00pm kick off
Home games played at:
Snodland Community Centre
Under 18s Match Reports
are at the bottom this page
The Under 18s had a good 2017/18 season finishing runners up to a strong Kings Hill team. An excellent finish considering most of the team were only just 17 or younger. Having had that season together the lads are looking to push on even further and are aiming, with the help of new manager Steve Moss, for the title this season.
For more information please contact manager Steve Moss on 07841 534361
The Under 18s are proudly sponsored by
Maidstone Minor/Junior Football League Under 18 Division One Forthcoming Fixtures
Maidstone Minor/Junior Football League
Under 18 Division One
Maidstone Minor/Junior Football League
Under 18 Division One Latest Results
MATCH REPORTS by Gary Jeffrey
SNODLAND TOWN 2-1 LEN VALLEY
Another tough game in gale force winds.
Although we only won 2-1, we were by far the better side and should have scored 4 or 5 to kill the game off, but we didn’t and had to endure a nervy last 15 minutes after giving away a penalty to let them back in the game. Everyone worked very hard and we played some decent football at times. Tommy made a couple of crucial saves in the first half. Defensively we looked solid and Ben and Charlie were everywhere in midfield. Josh and James, on the wings, were always a threat and Kyle and Jamie P worked very hard up front. Zach and Billy were also impressive when they came on. Poor Jamie Moss had the shortest cameo of the season, as he lasted about 3 minutes.
Harry suffered what looked like a nasty arm injury and Jamie M was also in the wars. Hope you both recover quickly. I know Harry will be out for a couple of weeks.
LEN VALLY 2-4 SNODLAND TOWN
Another hard-fought victory for the boys on Sunday. The pitch was very small which didn’t suit us, but we eventually got to grips with it and started to play some nice football. We dominated from the start but found it difficult to create space and clear-cut chances. Jamie P was unlucky not to score when he ran clean through and hit the post on 30 minutes. Following a couple of substitutions James scored with a neat finish from a great cross field pass from Will. 1-0 at half time.
The second half was very similar in pattern. We dominated play and created quite a few good chances. James played the pass of the season to set Jack through and he finished with a very nice lob over the keeper. Len Valley did score a decent goal, after some sloppy defending, to bring themselves back into the game. Josh then chased a lost cause after a sloppy back pass to the Len Valley goalie and nipped in to make it 3-1. Soon after Billy played a brilliant 40-yard pass to James who headed over the keeper to seal the points. Credit to Len Valley who didn’t give up and scored another very good goal to make the score line respectable. Well done to all the lads. It was a tough game to manage as we had 5 subs and it’s not always easy to get everyone game time, especially in their preferred positions. But everyone did the job I asked with no fuss. Man of the Match: Ben Wilson. He was everywhere again.
A few stats for the first half of the season (Or quarter, as we still have 18 league games and hopefully 2 cup games to play).
Even though we have played less games, we have already scored more goals than every other team.
Goalscorers: James – 14, Jamie P – 6, Josh – 5, Ciaran – 4, Billy – 3, Zach – 1, Jack – 1, Own Goal – 1
We’ve scored 18 goals in the first half of games and 17 in the second half. Conceded 11 in the first half and 9 in the second half.
James has scored 3 hat-tricks, including 4 against Rochester in the first game of the season. Jamie P has a hat-trick against Swale.
Jamie P scored the fastest goal of the season after 12 seconds, away to Swale Magpies.
We have kept 1 clean sheet, against MPE Sports. In 3 games, we haven’t conceded in the first half and in 2 games we haven’t conceded in the second half.
A massive thank you to Steve Moss, who kept the team together in the summer and helps out every week, having to put up with me on the side-lines, bringing all the equipment, putting up goals, corner flags, drinks bottles, organising training etc. Also, to Simon, who runs the line most weeks. Very much appreciated.
Also, a huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, cats, dogs, hamsters and everyone else who supports the team and finally to the boys, who have been magnificent since I’ve been involved. They all turn up every week, rain or shine, listen to what I ask and give it everything they have. I hope they are all as proud of themselves as I am of them. A real credit to you all.
Now let’s go and win the League and Cup
SNODLAND TOWN 4-2 LARKFIELD (League Cup)
What a difference a couple of weeks makes. I said after our 6-2 defeat to Larkfield, a couple of weeks ago, that it could be a good thing and we will learn from it and that’s exactly what we did.
A great team effort against a good Larkfield side. We scored 4 excellent goals and defended superbly all game. I can’t praise the boys enough. Everyone turned up on time and Steve did a proper warm up. All these little things make a big difference. Goals came from James Jeffrey (3) and Billy Horton. We now have Rochester Athletic at home in the Quarter Finals on the 9th December.
It was great to have Harry and Kieron back, who were both very impressive. Tommy in goal was always alert and made a couple of big saves, Zach covered at centre back in the second half and was very good, Ben was everywhere and had his best game of the season. Will and Jack were excellent at full back. Josh was very good, especially in the second half when he dropped in to centre midfield. Ciaran was a constant threat and assisted 2 goals with a superb through ball to James for our first goal and also a fantastic cross for Billy. Jamie worked his socks off up front and was unlucky not to score when the linesman flagged for a very dubious offside and James was excellent throughout, scoring 3 very good goals as well as leading the team, encouraging throughout.
Sorry to Kyle and Jamie M, who didn’t get much time yesterday, but both did well when coming on and will both start against MPE.
Man of the match: James Jeffrey
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