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Match Reports 2017/18

City Youth Match Reports 17 September 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th September 2017

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St Albans City Youth - Boys

Under 18

The 18 East won 3-1 in the 2nd of the WFL League Cup against Hinton & Finchley Legends with Cain Joseph opening the scoring after a great bit of skill and pace as he slotted home the first goal. Lucas Martindale scored the second goal after good work from Tayler Fennel who making a welcome return to the team. In three minutes of the restart a 3rd goal was added midway through the second half with a great ball from Tayler Fennel finding Gio Basile in space on the right wing whereupon he found Lucas Martindale who notched his second goal of the match. Hinton pulled a consolation goal back late on but the Saints were in no danger of conceding any more goals. The man of the match went to Oscar James who had a good game in midfield.

The 18 East WHYL lost 6-1 at home in the league to Chorleywood Common Archers with Ross Andrews scoring the East's goal whilst defender was named man of the match.

Under 16

Playing Hinton & Finchley Revolution Heroes away in the 2nd round of WFL Challenge Cup were the 16 East and at half time they leading 3-0 but by the final whistle they had hit another five goals to go on and win 8-0. Ben Spencer opened the scoring whilst Harry Peter had notched four goals and then came George Fennel with two goals and finally Luke Smith popped up with one at the end. The man of the match went to Haydn Tominey-Smith.

The 16's E.J.A. lost 2-1 away to a good AFC Dunstable side in the League Cup despite taking the lead in the first half following a great cross from Joe Parrett which was finished off by a firm header by Billy Owen. The Saints remained comfortable during the rest of the first half but in the second period Dunstable came on strong an scored an equalising early on and then hit the Saints on the break late on to win the match with a minute to go.

The 16 Orient played Chorleywood Common Thunder and won 1-0 with a goal from man of the match Nick Curtis.

The 16 West lost away in the league to Croxley Green 6-1 with Aaron Peter scoring the West's consolation goal.

Under 15

The 15 Orient won a entertaining match away at Eb Lions 3-1 with the Orient dominant in the first half which was rewarded with a Samuel Beasley goal. The lions fought back in the second half and scored an equaliser but Orient resserted themselves in the last 15 minutes with a headed goal from man of the match Thomas Van Winden to make it 2-1. The same player assisted in the third goal which was coolly finished off by Samuel Beasley with his second goal of the match.

With three new debutants in the 15 East side saw them go on and beat Harpenden Colts Magpies 5-1 with Saber El Bzioui scoring the Saints first goal. Harpenden pulled one back from the penalty spot which was a stonewall penalty before the East struck back with two goals from Mustaqim Boksh and one apiece from Jack Pendleton and Louis Postema who was also man of the match to go on and win 5-1.

Also in the League Cup were the 15's E.J.A. who were at home to Potters Bar and after going a goal down early on the Saints hit back to win 2-1. Jack McShane had a shot early on which went just wide of the far post.

A long ball into the Saints box saw their defenders saying "after you Cecil" and whilst they were doing that in nipped Aaron Witter to drive the ball past Billy Thomson and into the back of the net to give Potters Bar a 1-0 lead.

The young Saints tried to hit back and firstly McShane headed just wide and then Joe Vance curled a free kick which seemed destined for the far corner but a magnificent one handed save from keeper Josh Wood saw him push the ball away.

Next Jamie Willing had goalbound shot blocked on the line whilst a Joe Vance lob was saved  right under the crossbar and then McShane had a cracking drive tipped over the bar by yet another good save by Josh Wood. 

Minutes later the Saints had scored an equaliser when Jamie Willing curled over a free kick to the far post whereupon Jack McSHANE came racing in to send a powerful header into the back of the net via the underside of the bar(his Mum, Lisa got really excited that she hurt her hand by smashing it on the pitch railings).

Joe Vance nearly made it 2-1 but his low drive was tipped onto the foot of the post by Josh Wood.

Early into the second half the Saints took the lead when a long kick upfield from keeper Billy Thomson found Jack McSHANE racing clear and although Josh Wood blocked his first effort he could do nothing as the second shot flew past him to give the Saints a 2-1 lead. Tezza of course shouted yippee!

The 15 West lost 11-1 at home to Aston Clinton Colts with the West's only goal being scored by Kai Hobbs with Matthew Mooney picking up the man of the match award.

Under 14

Two goals from Alex Lawlor  and 2 goals from Jack O'Rahilly plus singles from Sudjad Hussain, Tom Randall and Ben Wick saw the 14 Boreal beat Sun Sports 7-0.

The 14 South returned to winning ways with a hard fought victory over Bushey Falcons. Alex Laking Jerez scored the only goal of the game whilst James Justice was given the man of the match title for protecting the defence with a solid midfield holding performance.

Brandon Trainis  and Dan Gant scored the goals that gave the 14 East Blue a 2-1 win in the League Cup over Highgate & Muswell Hill Fire.

The 14 North's injury woes continue as they started with a bare 11 players at home in a League Cup match against West Herts Youth Stags and within only a few minutes they were down to ten players and shortly afterwards they conceded their first goal. Their injured player returned back to the match just before half time but West Herts Stags made it 2-0 just before the break with a well taken free kick.

The second period was quite even and all the players gave 110% and despite the visitors scoring another goal the 14 North tucked one away themselves to finally lose 3-1. The goalscorer for the North was Mathew Radelat whilst Jamie Kerr picked up man of the match.

Under 13

The 13 East beat St. Albans Rangers Harriers 9-0 in the League Cup with both Joe Poulton and Harry Thomas scoring two goals apiece. The other goalscorers were Callum Maguire, Wesley Mudziviri, Harry Dawe, Arjun Sansi and James Nash whilst the mam of the match went Sam Boca-Mapp.

Well the 13 West had a good win by beating Berkhamsted Raiders White 1-0 with the only goal being scored by Wout Tuyls and Dylan Laird being named man of the man.

Goals from Jake Berry 2,Jake Watkins, Jamie Roper and Tom Pinkham gave the 13 North a 5-2 away win at Edgeware Town.

Under 12

The 12 South beat AC Finchley 2-1 with goals from George Dalton and Matthew Barwick whilst the star player was Cameron Choudhury.

Away to Chipperfield Corinthians saw the 12 Central win by eight goals to nil and leading the goalscorers was man of the man Matthew Penfold with a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Matthew Croston 2, Charl Mason, Oliver Taylor and Davide Iacobucci.

The 12 Boreal were at home to Watford Youth Sports Red and despite going a goal ahead in the first half from Freddy Penford the visitors scored an equaliser just before the break. In the second half their were opportunities for both sides but a brilliant strike from a Watford striker saw them go on and win 2-1. The man of the match went to keeper Matthew Hayhurst for saving the result many times and showing what a complete modern goalkeeper should do.

Marching to a second straight win were the 12 Victoria with a super 3-2 win over early league favourites Kings Langley. The Vics took the lead following a cool finish from man of the match Alex Strazza before extending their lead after a sweeping move that saw Oscar Bell cross for the predatory Kayan Joseph to slot home the second with a powerful half volley. Kings Langley fought back and scored two goals to make the score 2-2 but the Vics hit back with Oscar Bell breaking away from the halfway line to score with a scorcher into the top corner for a great finish to win the match 3-2.

In the WHYL Division 3 saw the 12 Orient lose 3-1 at home to Kings Langley Lions with Archie Bentley scoring Orient's goal whilst the man of the match went to George Ilari.

Under 11

The 11 Arrows played Hoddesdon White away and scoring a goal for the young Saints was Cathel Gleeson whilst in the rest of the squad were George Robertson, Max Whelan, Callum Howells, Leo Negus-Roman,Luke Collins, Ben Pearman, Thomas Maher, Alfie Wollington, Jake Lee and James Dodd.

The 11 Dragons took part in a end to end match and getting on the scoresheet for them was man of the match Michael Napier scoring twice and on another day he could have had 7. Also scoring a goal was Dylan Norman with his first for the season.

Asa Stewart-Harris netted two goals for the 11 East in their match with Ryan Youth whilst Jake Cottingham and Will Antcliffe also got on the scoresheet. The man of the match went to Ollie Denyer.

Steven Tchoudi scored two goals for the 11 Central and he also picked man of the match in there game with Croxley Emeralds whilst Josh White added a third goal.

The 11 Romans playing Wheathampstead Pumas did not have a good day going forward but other than that they kept on battling to the end.

There were goals from Dewayne Mitchell, Zevik Cowell and Isaam Jamil for the 11 Spartans in their away match with Ware Youth Blues.

Playing Croxley Green Whites away saw goals from Jacob Nyamupingidza, Josh Ladyman and Tommy Morgan (did I hear that shout, that's my boy) for the 11 West in what was a very entertaining match between both teams.

There were plenty of goals in the match between the 11 South and Chorleywood Common Hawks. Scoring goals for the South were Danny Di Stadio 2, Josh Smith 2, and then singles from James Beasley, Ben Browning, Freddie Yeo, Max Butterworth, Sam Estell and man of the match Ian Carrasco.

Away at Hemel Aces Tigers saw the 11 Orient turn in a great team performance and score goals through Antonio Desiderio, Ollie Jay and Bertie Postema who got a brilliant hat-trick.

Under 10

At home to Wheathampstead Panthers were the 10 South and there were plenty of in the match from both sides and scoring goals for the South were Raf Fortuna 2, Micah Onwuemena 2 and Thomas Denyer whilst the man of the match went to Rory Lynn.

At home to Frontiers Jaguars saw the 10 Centurions give thanks to both their keepers who took it in turn to go in between the sticks in each half and they were Patrick Powell and James McCluskey and they both had good games. At the other end there were goals from Noah West 2 and Matis Walton 2.

At home to Ware Youth Blacks saw the 10 East score a goal through Arthur Rennie-Sivell whilst the man of the match went to Arthur Vessey.

Away to Cuffley were the 10 West and scoring a goal for them was Freddie Stewart.

Under 9

At home to Watton Youth Dragons saw the 9 East struggling to get use to the larger pitch but there is some mark improvement and all the boys played well. Squad; Nikhil Jagota, David Spears, Brian Baum, Will John, Leo Hooper-Walter, Harry Murphy,Toby Veitch,Ricky Roberts, Gabriel Olumnami and Tom Luckhurst(all played).

The Mid Herts Rural Minors League Red Division saw the 9 North take on Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers and scoring a left footed hat-trick was Dylan Eccles. Other goals were scored by Olic Fan 2, Josh Cassidy 2,  Zac Imam 2, Oliver Ajaegbu, Ted Stephens and Eddie Johnson following some great passing and finishing.

At home to Wheathampstead Tigers were the 9 West and popping up with goals for them were Oscar Roe, Ben Burt, Will Stone and Niall Rodrigues.

Away to Hertford Heath were the 9 South and scoring the goal for them was Ronnie Wilton whilst the man of the match went Daniel Tiffen.

Under 8

Billy Stone scored the goal for the 8 Orient in their away match with Potters Bar Utd Black.

The 8 South played their first home match against Chars United with Findlay Seabrook having a great game playing with some neat skill and purpose.

Playing Potters Bar Utd White at home were the youngest Saints 8 West and scoring goals for them were Bertie Bachmann, Paolo Iacobucci and James Cox with Coiry Featherstone being named the star player.

St Albans City Youth - Girls

Under 18

The 18 Girls could only field ten players to illness and uni visits and were away to a very strong Kings Langley side. Despite some battling individual performances they slipped to a 7-1 defeat. The 18's goal was scored by Ellie Jenkins and the player of the match went to Shauna Smith.

Under 16

The 16 Girls South had a fantastic game against Bishops Stortford and it was an end to end match with plenty of chances for both sides and the final score was 3-3 but it could have been 5-5. Alice Benson opened the scoring for the South after she burst through the middle and then slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Stortford though hit back with two goals to go 2-1 up with 2 well taken goals. Alice Benson said I not having this and once again she broke away clear through the middle and found the back of the net for the equaliser but this was not all as she sped past a defender and slid the ball under the Stortford keeper to give the 16 Girls South a 3-2 lead at half time. In the second period Stortford scored an equalising goal and play switched from end to end with both sides having chances and for the South saw Lauren Walker shooting just over the bar whilst Emily Sibley hit the foot of the near post. The points were shared bit it was a fair result for 2 great teams.

Under 15

Away to Pro Direct Academy were the 15 Girls and they stormed to a 5-0 victory with the player of the match going to Sophie Veal. Scoring all the goals were Mathilda Finburgh with a brace whilst scoring a goal apiece were Jess Simpson, Mia Pinkham and Sam Farrer.

Under 14

The 14 Girls lost 3-0 away to Bury Rangers.

Under 13

The 13 Girls South won 5-0 away at Garston Pumas with all the girls having a brilliant game. Scoring a hat-trick was Rosie Littlechild whilst Jamie Curtain and Faine Harper picked up one one apiece. The player of the match went not just to one player but two and they were Rosie Littlechild and Orla Moss.

The 13 Girls North had too much of a good summer and were a little bit rusty as they lost their opening game of the season against away to Kinja Youth 8-0 but they will bounce back with the player of the match going to Kiera Ward.

Under 12

Away to Hitchin Belles were the 12 Girls South and the score at half time was 1-1 and at full time it was 2-2 so nothing could divide both teams. Scoring for the 12 South were Isobel Corrigan and Maisie Humphreys with Jocelyn Rennie winning the player of the match award.

Under 8

The 8 Girls Central played against both 9 Girls team in a series of friendly matches and they competed well and showed good team work in both defensive and attacking phase. Great goal from Olivia Wood and the player of the match was Sophea Bridge. Next up the 7 Boys.




City Youth Match Reports 10 September 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 10th September 2017

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St Albans City Youth - Boys

Under 18

A battling performance from the 18 East in the WFL who started the game with 11 players available but had to play most of the game with 9 fit outfield players lost 2-0 away to Maccabi London Lions White. The East conceded a penalty just before halftime and then another goal late on as they pushed for an equaliser with the man of the match going to left-back Luke Gibbins.

The 18 EJA who were playing away to Buckhurst Hill eventually lost 5-0 after very close first half with the score being at the break 2-0.

The 18 South who were at home to Northwood in the White Division of the WFL went into a 2-0 lead at the break and by the final whistle, they had won 3-1. Scoring the goals for the South were with Ross Weaver 2 and Ernesto Rodriguez with one.

Away to fellow club mates 18 Central saw the 18 East WHYL win 5-1 in a Division 3 league match with a hat-trick from M.O.M. Zach Quinn plus singles from Matt Nash and Ross Andrews. Scoring the goal for Central was Sam Abington.

Under 16

Meanwhile, the 16 EJA was at home to Hemel Town at Sandridge Rovers FC and they went in at halftime leading 1-0 with a goal from Billy Owen with a fantastic overhead volley following a cross from Jamie Armstrong. M.O.M. Sam Golatis had an excellent game in goal on his debut and he pulled a number of excellent saves throughout the match. Hemel though scored a late equaliser for the match to end all square at 1-1.

The 16 West won their first league match of the season away to Abbots Youth in the WHYL Division 2 with goals from Ollie Harris and Scott Redshaw.

The 16 Orient against Hemel Aces Hornets lost 5-0 with Orient's man of the match going to Nick Curtis.

At home to Harvesters South were the 16 East and they could only field ten players due to injuries and they kept them at bay for 60 minutes with the score remaining at 0-0 until two late goals saw them eventually lose 2-0. All the team put in an incredible performance (huge effort from all) and the man of the match was Jack Latter for his overall industry.

Under 15

The 15 Central at home to Hemel Town Youth Reds lost 2-1 after a very frustrating game where they didn't really pass the ball well and also didn't take their chances they created. Conceded a dubious penalty on 28 minutes and then conceded another goal just before the break. The Central came strong in the second half with Daniel Onochie-Williams pulling a goal back for them and they had the chance to steal a draw in the final seconds of the match but the ball just didn't run for them. The man of the match went Daniel Onochie- Williams whose work rate was first class.

The 15 EJA travelled up the A1 to play Hitchin in their first league match of the season and after a short while they took the lead when a Benny Stacey cracking low shot rebounded off the foot of the near post but there was Josh Forster racing in to drill the ball into the far corner of the net. 

Jack Kelly then went very close after a dazzling run down the left wing but later Hitchin hit back to score an equaliser. Joe Vance then went close with a free kick whilst Josh Forster and Benny Stacey both had efforts saved.

Early in the second half Harry Turner went very close for the Saints when his curling corner kick rebounded back off the crossbar. 

Although the young Saints had most of the play in the second period with the wind in their favour they just could not get that second goal. Josh Forster, Harry Brady, Benny Stacey and Kyle Rahoo all went very close. These misses were to prove costly as Hitchin popped up with a second goal late on to win the match 2-1.

Trailing 1-0 at home to Park Street Village where the 15 Orient but they hit back with a goal from Ollie Smith and one from the man of the match Tom Cox to go on and win the match 2-1.

Losing 3-2 at home to Bushey & Oxhey Tigers were the 15 East but it was only to a late goal that the Saints finally lost all three points. The man of the match went to James (Jimbob) Barwick whilst scoring the goals for the East were Josh Killick and Anton Nicolas-Sahota.

The 15 West played Watford Youth sports away and won 3-2 after a very close match and scoring the goals were Beau Birnie, Myles Donkin plus one from the man of the match Millan Sanderson.

Under 14

At home to Whetstone Wanderers Leopards in a Green League fixture of the WFL saw the 14 East Blue win 8-1 after they had led 4-0 at halftime after some fine attacking play (I know because the roving reporter was there on the spot, that's me). Scoring all the goals were Nico Mohan with two, his first was a real cracker, breakaway, Dan Gant 2, Finlay Killner, Jack Raffo, Joe Stone and Brandon Trainis.

The 14 Boreal beat Sarrett Rebels away 3-1 in division 1 of the WHYL with goals from Tom Randall, Oscar Evans and Sudjad Hussain with the M.O.M. going Sam Tillin.

Away to Highgate & Muswell Hill saw the 14 North drop three points in a 3-0 defeat in a Green Division League fixture which saw them struggle to keep 11 players on the pitch due to injuries and they also missed their new striker.

In a WHYL Division, 2 league fixture saw the 14 South make a lethargic poor start to the season losing 5-0 at Sun Sports whilst Ryan Solly was named the man of the match.

Under 13

In division 4 of the WHYL saw the 13 South beat Aston Clinton Colts 9-1 in a match which the South dominated from start to finish. The goalscorers are as follows Mackenzie Gibson 3, Matthew Martin 3, Louis Warren, Tio Jayasinghe and on his debut Alfie Parkins.

The 13 East were at home to Boreham Wood Crusaders in the W.F.L. White Division and with the match seeming to end at 0-0 up popped James Nash with three minutes to go to score the winning goal for the East to win 1-0. The man of the match went to keeper Matt McCree who made a few great saves during the match to keep the scoreline at 0-0.

Playing Watford Youth Panthers saw the 13 West go down 7-1 with Finn Geoghegan scoring the goal for the West whilst Caleb Ezequiel won the man of the match title.

In a Red Division, league fixture saw the 13 North lose 1-0 at home to Omonia Gold and although the North had a superb first they just could not convert their chances.

Under 12

The 12 Boreal had a great win when they beat Hemel Town Yellow away in a division 5 fixture in the WHYL with the scoreline being 11-0 for an outstanding day with the Boreal showing some very good football and being in total command of the match. Scorers for the young Saints Charlie Gunthardt 3, Matthew Hayhurst 3, Carlos Johnson 2, Harry Muir 2 and Alex La Placa with one. The M.O.M went Carlos Johnson for a superb performance as the advanced midfielder.

A good start for the season as the 12 West won 6-1 away at Harpenden Colts Harriers with goals from Charlie Clark, Cody Smith, Jensen Dean, Mayar Houjsman and 2 for Lewyn Bullock. The man of the match went Isaac Templeton.

The 12 Orient played Berkhamsted Raiders Yellow away and at full time they had rattled in seven goals to go on and win 7-0. Archie Bentley led the way with four goals whilst Callum Crowther netted two goals and Luke Hayden scored one. The man of the match went to Ollie Rattle.

Away to Brady Maccabi White saw the 12 South hit top form by winning by seven goals to nil. The goalscorers were George Dalton with a hat-trick and then a brace from Mason Leigertwood whilst both Jack Knibbs and Alex Duffy who was also the star player popped up with one goal apiece.

At home to Hemel Hempstead Youth Town were the 12 Victoria and they got their new season off to a positive start with a comfortable 2-0 victory. The Vics dominated the first half but failed to capitalise despite creating a dozen chances. Man of the match Kayan Joseph scored a brace in the second half to give the home side a valuable win.

At home to Bedmond Youth saw the 12 Central win by the only goal of the match and that was struck by Akere Ngu with Brandon Mitchell who had a great game at centre-half being named as man of the match.

Under 11

At home to Chars Youth Yellow were the 11 Arrows and it was a very even game with goals for the Arrows coming from the man of the match Leon Negus-Roman, Cathal Gleeson, Alfie Wollington and James Dodd.

The 11 South played a friendly at home against Hemel Aces Lions and won 7-1 with Sam Estelle scoring a hat-trick, Owen Weaver 2, James Beasley and Freddie Yeo to wrap up the goals.

The 11 Saxons played at home to Bengeo Tigers Caspians and scoring goals for the young Saints were Jasper Button, Fin Murphy and Jacob Dear.

The 11 East boys played Harlow Town Hawks and scoring goals for the Saints were Sean Gallagher, Will Antcliffe and a penalty from Tom Jennings. The man of the match went to the hard working Jake Cottingham.

The 11 Spartans played Paringdon Youth Tigers and getting on the scoresheet for the Spartans were Dewayne Mitchell with two goals and Freddie Durbridge with one.

The 11 Dragons were playing away to wait for it, Pro-Direct Academy BXB and they scored a goal in the first whilst in the second period Joshua Francois scored two goals for the Dragons and Michael Napier scored one. Any of the outfield players had a case for man of the match but it went to Dylan Norman in what must have been his best game in a Saints shirt.

Under 10

The 10 East played superbly as a team which saw them score a few goals against Hoddesdon Town Black with the goals coming from Arthur Rennie-Sivell 2, Anton Riddell 2, Samuel Philpot, Leon Rainey plus one from the man of the match Ben Wigmore.

Jacob Standing, Matthew Baker who also picked up the man of the match award, Ethan Evans and Charlie Yeo scored the goals for the 10 North in their match with Stevenage Blacks.

At home to Hoddesdon Town Reds saw the 10 Centurions score a goal from Noah West in the first half which flew into the corner of the net which finished off a well-worked move.

The 10 West had a good home match against Welwyn Pegasus with Freddie Stewart 3, Eddie Diprose 2, Evan Reid, Tim Crowther, Nick Evershed and Max Tunnicliffe all getting on the scoresheet. 

Micah Onwuemena two goals and Thomas Denyer one were the goalscorers for the 10 South in their away match with Welwyn Garden City Tornadoes whilst Jake Allen picked up the man of the match award.

Under 9

Oscar Roe, Will Stone and Ben Burt scored the goals for the 9 West in their home match against Wheathampstead Sharks.

The 9 North played their first match of the season in the M.H.R.M.L. Red Division away to Bury Rangers Red and getting on the scoresheet for the North were Olic Fan 3, Ted Stebbens(pen), Eddie Johnson, Dylan Eccles and Joshua Cassidy. The boys played some fine attacking football and they were all a real credit to the Club.

Away to Hertford Town Stags were the 9 East and scoring their only goal in the match was Leo Hooper-Walter in the second half.

Away to Hertford Town Harts were the 9 Central and in an end to end match, there were goals for the Central from Guy Kusman who hit a fine brace whilst Joshua Gibson struck one.

Under 8

Away in the Purple Division of the M.H.R.M.L. were the 8 South and they got their first season underway with a battling performance against Welwyn Garden City Typhoons with Will Maiella giving an excellent display in the heart of the defence.

Another Saints team played wait for it, Pro-Direct Academy BXB White were the 8 West and scoring goals for the young Saints were Bertie Bachmann with 2 and he was also the star player with James Cox popping up with one.

The 8 Orient played their first ever match against Wodson Park United and so the Junior Saints are still trying to find their feet. The squad, Alex Hooper, Uros Skipic, Sam Rathbone, Louis Smith, Nathaniel Parsons, Harry Dennis, Zak Stamp and Billy Stone.

St Albans City Youth - Girls

Under 16

The first game of the season and it was between the 16 Girls South and Garston Ladies Panthers and it was a really exciting match to watch. Within ten minutes Garston had taken a 1-0 lead with a breakaway goal but 3 minutes later Lauren Walker had drilled a fantastic shot into the top corner to make 1-1. New signing Claudia Scrimgeour then made it 2-1 with a very nice finish after a fine flowing passing move. The Saints then made it 3-1 when they were awarded a penalty and Emily Sibley smashed the spot kick into the roof of the net and then Alice Benson made it 4-1 after she burst through and with just a one on one she whizzes past the keeper and calmly tucked the ball into the back of the net. In the second period, Claudia Scrimgeour then scored her second of the match with a nice strike whilst the visitors Garston fought back to make the score 5-2. Another player to score her second goal of the match was Alice Benson with a close-range effort to make the final score 6-2 to the Saints. The P.O.M. went to the versatile Amy Cowan who covered every blade of grass.

Under 15

The 15 Girls were also at home and the played Kinja Youth Girls and they won 5-1 with the deadly Mia Pinkham scoring a sizzling hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Maz Horne-Batet and Mathilda Firnburgh whilst defender Katie Weaver was named P.O.M.

Under 14

At home to Harvesters saw the 14 Girls go down 6-0 after they had been 4-0 down at the break whilst Nicole Foley in the back line battled hard to keep the scoreline down.

Under 13

It was square at the break with the score being 2-2 in the home match between the 13 Girls South and Bengeo Tigers with Jamie Curtain and Rosie Littlechild scoring the first half goals for the Saints. In the second half, it was still a close affair but Bengeo Tigers just edged it to go on a win 4-3 whilst Faine Harper scored the South's third goal of the match.

Under 12

The 12 Girls South played Chalfont Saints at home and at halftime, the visitors led 2-1 with Isobel Corrigan scoring the South's goal. In the second period, Chalfont hit another two goals to go on and win finally 4-1. The P.O.M. for the South was the hard working Beth Watson.

Losing only 2-0 at halftime were the 12 North in their match against Royston Town but at the final whistle, the scoreline was 7-1 to Royston. For the North Elsa Leech who won the P.O.M. after playing well in defence and up front scored a late consolation goal for the North. Also having a good game were Edda Scheving in goal and Thisbe Danford who put in some hard tackles after working the length of the pitch whilst Blaze Wilding lived up to her name by having some firm shots on goal.

Under 8

A fantastic afternoon of Under 8's Girls football with nearly 40 girls from 3 clubs enjoying a mini pre-season tournament hosted by City Youth. All smiles for the Saints with 3 impressive games and looking very organised.

Lots of effort, determination and imaginative play saw the girls keep the ball well and create lots of opportunities. Goal scorers were Jasmine Mercer, Olivia Wood, Alexa Johnson and Sacha Davies. Some great goalkeeping too and also a good team effort. The opposition were Hitchin Belles Whites, Hitchin Belles Blues and Waltham Abbey.



City Youth Match Reports 3 September 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 3rd September 2017

St Albans City Youth - Boys


Under 14

The 14 South played a friendly against the 14 North and although the South won 4-1 with them scoring most of their goals in the first half the second period was a most closer affair. Man of the match for the South Tyler Channer scored a hat-trick whilst the South fourth goal was scored by Hadee(another one of those players with just one name). The North goal was scored by Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy.


On the next pitch saw the 14 Boreal take on Dunstable Town and the visitors raced into a 3-0 lead but it could have been more if it were not for the Boreal keeper Ralf Murray who pulled off save after save to keep the scoreline down


In the second half a great lofted shot from Tom Randall made it 3-1 and then Boreal won a penalty but Danny Fowler spot kick was easily saved if that had gone in who know's. Man of the match, of course, was Ralf Murray.


Under 13

Another couple of STACY teams playing a friendly were the 13 South and the 13 East and the East ran out easy winners by nine goals to nil. Scoring all the goals were Henry Thomas with four, Harry Dawes 2, very even match for George Wilson, Joe Poulton and Wes Mudziviri with a 40-yard lob which went in off the underside of the crossbar.


Under 12

The 12 West played Evergreen Escolla and twice they came from behind to go into the final five minutes leading 3-2 only to concede a very late goal for the match to end all square at 3-3. The goalscorers for the West were Lewyn Bullock, Charlie Clark plus one from Man of the match Archie Connolly. 


Under 15

The 15 EJA played a friendly against STACY it was a very even match for the first 25 minutes but once the EJA got their noses in front there was no stopping them as they finally finished up 8-0 winners.


Benny Stacey scored a hat-trick all of which were close range efforts whilst Jude Evans netted twice the second of which was a header. The other goalscorers were Harry Brady with a long range lob, Harry Turner with a tap-in and also Jack McShane popped up with a shot from ten yards late on in the match.


The 15 EJA travelled to Essex to play Saffron Waldon Town in a friendly and they took an early lead when Benny STACEY headed home a Jack Kelly corner kick. They nearly made it 2-0 but Stacey's well-struck curling shot from the left went whistling past the far post. Bradley YOUNG did make it 2-0 when he forces his way through the middle and shoots low past the advancing Luca Marimo who later on tips over the bar and around the post numerous shots from the young Saints. Late in the first half for the hosts saw Peter Page strike the far post with keeper Billy Thomson well beaten.


In the second half after they had survived a penalty scare the EJA raced into a 3-0 lead when Benny STACEY raced clear and after going around the keeper he calmly slotted the ball home. It then became 4-0 when Benny STACEY drilled a low shot from the edge of the box into the bottom left-hand corner of the net to complete his hat-trick. Saffron Waldon pulled a goal back through Sak Hassan to make it 4-1 but it was soon 5-1 as Stacey sped away down the right wing and delivered an inch perfect ball into the box for Josh FORSTER to smash the ball into the roof of the net. It then became 6-1 with the goal of the match when Jason FATI from 30 yards hit a cracking shot that flew into the top corner with keeper Luca Marimo thinking he saw a rocket go past him. Late in the game, Sak Hassan made the final score 6-2 when scored directly from a free kick which Billy Thomson could do nothing about as he watched the ball whizzed by him.