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City Youth Match Reports 6 January 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 6th January 2019

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers saw the 9 North turn in an excellent performance with Noah Fox scoring two fine goals whilst Junior Mitchell netted a third goal for the North.

A fine second half strike from Theo Turley maintained the 10 Romans fine start to the season in their match with Bury Rangers Black.

The 10 Orient playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers got off to a great start when Edward Cullum gave them the lead with a goal in the first minute and then came goals from Tiago Mendez-Barral, Thomas Noble 2, George Canaway, Freddie Day 3 one of which was a 30 yarder plus further singles from Daniel Hart and Toby Coope. The man of the match was awarded to goalkeeper Alexander Estell for the several great saves he made during the game.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

In division 2 of the WHYL saw the 18 North play Harpenden Colts Whitecaps at home and it was the Whitecaps who were kept caged when the 18 North ran-out 7-1 winners. Scoring a hat-trick was Matt Breeze whilst George Piekarczyk netted a brace with Jack Hughes and Henry Piekarczyk both scoring one apiece in the Saints win. The man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Rob Devine.

Away to Aston Clinton Colts Black saw the 18 West take all three points in division 3 with a 4-2 victory and scoring the goals to give them the win were Adam Johnson, James Knapp, Mazen Medhat and Gideon Rowland.

On a soggy pitch there were not many chances in the first half in the match between the 18 Orient who were away to Harpenden Colts Jaguars and so the score remained at 0-0 but in the second period it was a different story with the Orient managing to break them down at the end to run-out 4-1 winners. The goalscorers were Matt Small with a fantastic hat-trick whilst Zach Quinn popped up with the fourth goal and the man of the match award given to Ollie Wakeling.

The 16 East were at home to EB Lions and it was a very close game with score at 2-1 to the Lions and then after a dodgy 10 minutes towards the end of the second half saw the East concede another four goals to lose 6-1. Scoring the 16 East's only goal was Louis Postema whilst James Barwick picked up the man of the match title.

Playing Kings Langley Reds at home were the 16 Orient and they went on to win 5-2 with Harry Turner leading the goalscorers with a brace whilst Samuel Beasley, Logan Subramanian and Joe Sykes all scored one apiece to roundup the scoreline.

Meanwhile the 16 North crashed to a heavy defeat at home to Harpenden Colts Magpies who certainly stole all three points with a big win whilst scoring a consolation goal for the North was Sasha Stojilikovic. 

The 15 Boreal had a good 3-1 win away to Watford Youth Sports with goals from Tom Durrant, George Hall and Ben Wick whilst the man of the match was given to Jack Carmichael.

There were mixed fortunes for the 15 South playing against FC Hemel South as a well-organised Saint side took a 1-0 lead at half time with a goal from Sam Hicks but a poor second half performance saw the Saints let in six goals to lose 6-1. Right wing-back Joe Renwick made some good runs forward and he also never let his opponents get past him and so he richly deserved his man of the match title.

 A goal from Louis Warren in the first half and one from Oliver Wynne in the second period gave the 14 South a 2-1 home in the Challenge Cup over Harpenden Colts Tornadoes.

 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

At home to Wingate & Finchley White saw the 18 South cruise to a 5-2 victory after they had led 3-0 at half time with man of the match Adam Pringle scoring the first goal for the Saints with the dynamic Ross Weaver scoring the other two. In the second half their were further goals from Joe Casali and Harrison Arnold whilst Ross Weaver was denied his hat-trick when as he was just about to tap the ball into an empty net the match referee Tony Pringle(father of Adam) blew the whistle for full time and just before Christmas as well to spoil the fun, bah humbug that's what I say. The Saints keeper Arthur McCann pulled off some excellent saves during the match to stop Wingate from pulling more goals back.

Also, at home were the 18 Central and they took part in an exciting match with the visitors Omonia Youth White just snatching victory with only a few minutes to go in a 4-3 score-sheet. Scoring the goals for the Central team were Jack Latter, Harry Peter and Hayden Tominey-Smith whilst Josh Daniel Cross was named as man of the match 

The 16 South drew 3-3 away to Alexandra Park East in the Red division with Will Brown scoring one goal and Adam Robinson scoring two, one of which was the equalizing goal for the South.

The 15 North lost 4-1 away to Alexandra Park West with Andrew Gentle scoring the young Saints only goal of the match.

Also losing by the same scoreline 4-1 were the 14 East as they went down to Oaklands Wolves White with the man of the match for the East Finn Denton scoring their only goal.

At home to AC Finchley North were the 12 Orient and they romped to a 4-0 lead at half time with two goals from Alex Hails plus singles from Thomas Boca-Mapp and Bertie Postema. In the second period there were further goals with Lucas Berry scoring from acute angle into the far corner plus Josh Toop whose effort flew into top left corner whilst following a neat passing move involving 4 players saw Oscar Noble finish it off with a neat finish to make the final score 7-0 to the Orient. The man of the match was given to the whole team with Sean Gallagher deserving a special mention.

Away to Go Stars saw the 12 Spartans take part in a high scoring game or in other words a 12-goal thriller with the Go Stars scoring 8 goals whilst alas the Spartans scored 4 and scoring most of them was Dewayne Mitchell with a hat-trick whilst Cameron Girvan netted the fourth goal.

The 9 East played Harvesters Pumas away on their 3G pitch whilst all the others stood idle because they were waterlogged but I walked on them and did not get my nice shoes muddy so where was the water. I digress back to the match and Bailey Fennel scored a well taken goal following a long ball forward from Jakub Milas whilst Ollie Lee had a cracking shot that hit the top of the crossbar and went over. Next Ollie Lee struck a free kick that was pushed around the far post, but Ollie Lee did get the goal he deserved towards the end of the match with both teams scoring goals. Tezza's man of the match was awarded to keeper Jakub Miklas.

 

 

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City Youth Match Reports 9 December 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 9th December 2018

 

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

The 14 EJA played Panshanger Panthers away in the 3rd round of the County Cup and in a scrappy and windy conditions saw the young Saints progress to the next round with a 4-1 victory. Scoring the goals for the 14 EJA were BEN FREESTONE with two whilst both PEREZ WATERBERG and JAKE BERRY scored one apiece.

Also away in the County Cup were the 16 EJA and they were at Sawbridgeworth Town Juniors who are in 2nd spot of the Premier Division in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League and very early on in the match saw Jack McShane whip the ball across from the left wing whereupon Joe Vance on the far side of the box saw his firm strike blocked by the Sawbridgeworth Town keeper Finn MacMillan. 

The Saints after a couple of more attacks opened the scoring when Joe Vance hit a free kick into the box which saw Jack McShane's fine low strike pushed out by MacMillan only to the feet of BRADLEY YOUNG who instantly smashed the ball into the top left-hand corner to make it 1-0.

Bradley Young nearly made it 2-0 when his low shot on the turn from the edge of the box saw the ball just creep past the far upright by an inch or two. Next Jack McShane unleashed a rising drive from 20 yards out which just sailed over the top of the crossbar. It then became 2-0 when Ben Kirby swept the ball over from right wing which saw Young touch the ball into the path of BENNY STACEY who instantly buried the ball into the bottom left corner.

Next up was the Jack McShane road show as first he had a low shot blocked and then from a Vance corner kick saw his firm header go just over the crossbar. Next up McShane had cracking strike saved low down by a good stop from Finn MacMillan.

Early into the second half Louie Hollington for the hosts crashed a shot into the side netting and he had another firm effort block by Harry Brady. Despite with the very strong wing in their favour in the second period the 16 EJA did not really get the breakthrough they thought they would but then a long kick forward from Ollie Seeby saw JACK McSHANE outpace his marker and as MacMillan came after off his line saw McSHANE drill the ball low past him and into the far left corner to make the final score 3-0. Finn MacMillan then pulled off a tremendous save when he tipped around the far post a sizzling low strike from Jack McShane to stop it becoming 4-0.

Making a clean sweep of the weekend were the 18 EJA when they won 4-2 away to Grays Athletic EJA in a league match. The Saints started brightly with both teams looking to play good football on the perfect 4G pitch. The 18 EJA went close with Billy Owen putting through James Lawrence who just failed to lift the ball over the Grays advancing keeper. The Saints took the lead from a corner which was taken by Ryan Orde who was assisted by Dan Banerjee who quickly found BILLY OWEN in the box who calmly slotted the ball home into the bottom corner. Grays equalised on 35 minutes following a good move down the right which saw the ball pulled back from the bye line and a quality first time finish. 

Just before half time the Saints won a free kick on the left just inside the Grays half which saw the delivery find James Lawrence with his back to the goal who instantly laid the ball off to TOM CARMICHAEL who shifted the ball onto his right foot and smashed an unstoppable effort into the bottom left corner. The Saints continued to look good in the second half moving the ball quickly and soon it became 3-1 when Tom Carmichael setup BILLY OWEN who got his second of the day with another good finish. The 18 EJA then went further ahead following a good move from the back found James Lawrence who played a through ball inside the Grays centre half to JONNY BROWN for a 1 on 1 with the keeper and he slotted home into the bottom corner to make the score 4-1. As both sides began to tire spaces began to appear and Grays pulled a goal when their striker found himself free down the right whereupon he struck a cracking shot into the top corner to make the final score 4-2 to the Saints.

There was joint man of the match and it was shared between Finn Murphy for an excellent display in a holding midfield position and Dan Bannerjee who was outstanding in defence. It was a tough decision as the whole team were superb.

Next week the 18 EJA are away to Croxley Green in the County Cup.

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

In the Green division of the H.B.D.L. saw the 8 Lions roar into action against Bengeo Bengals and after a few shots that hit the woodwork the Lions finally found the back of the net with goals from Harry Turnbull, Tristian Mistry, Matthew Denning and Benji Mellors. The man of the match went to Finley Maguire with some superb defending in this closely fought game.

The 8 Gladiators played Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars at home and they also had four different goalscorers in another closely fought match and scoring these goals were Toby Ross, Josh Rowe, Kian Matthews and Ollie Allen.

Playing top division from the 11 H.B.D.L in a friendly were the 10 West against the 11 Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and the match finished in a 3-3 draw.  Scoring the goals for the 10 West were Will Stone and Michael Glowaki with 2 whilst William Denning made a excellent debut in goal for the West.

Also playing a friendly were the 11 North and they played away to Arsenal Ladies Academy and scoring goals for the North are Jacob Standing, Eddie Disprose and Kaden Rajkumar.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

In the county cup 3rd round saw the 18 Orient have a tough task away playing WFL Red Division opponents Maccabi Lions and the Orient played well in the 1st half for it to end all square at 1-1 with a goal from Finley Lufbery. In the second the Lions got on top to win 5-1 but the Saints battled well throughout whilst the man of the match went to goalkeeper Ben Atkin.

In round one of the Intermediate Cup saw the 18 West have 3-2 away win over Abbots Youth Yellow with goals from Kishan Dhivar, Gideon Rowland and William Skinner.

It was a great game between two evenly matched sides with the 16 Central holding a slender 1-0 lead at half time over Aston Clinton Colts. Myles Donkin scored the first goal which was a scrappy effort and then Matt Roome scored number two with a close range shot after being setup by a good ball from Daniel Onochie-Williams. Aston pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 and then Jonathan Hargreaves won a free kick which saw Daniel Onochie-Williams took and he scored with a stunning shot into the top corner to make the score 3-1. Some sloppy defending by the Saints saw Aston make it 3-2 but despite a tense finish the 16 Central hung on to take all three points for a well-deserved win. The man of the match went to Jonathan Hargreaves who helped to setup two of the goals.

The 16 Orient away to EB Lions drew 2-2 in division 2 of the WHYL with goals from Samuel Beasley and Josh Haworth.

At home to Hemel Youth White saw the 16-west storm to a 5-0 victory with man of the match Millan Sanderson leading the scorers with a great hat-trick. The other two goals were scored by Alfie Bigg and David Joyner.

The 16 East away to Watford Youth Sports White played a new 3-5-2 formation with Freddie Collins slotting in as a left sided centre back. The 16 East pushed them all the way, but their superior finishing and touches of class were just to good for the beast from the East and Watford eventually went on to win 4-0. There were outstanding performances from Freddie Collins and Connor Robinson and so both of them shared the man of the match award.

Playing Tring Tornadoes Eagles at home saw the 14 South soar up high with a 3-1 victory with the attacking midfielder Oliver Wynne scoring one of the goals whilst N Sivakumar scored a excellent brace. The man of the match went to Oliver Wynne.

In the county cup saw the 13 Victoria take on Everett Rovers and despite the Vics playing very well they found themselves 2-0 down but them Reece Lia made it 2-1 after a jinking run into the box. At half time it became 4-1 but then Ashton Latter took a chance to make it 4-2 but then Everett Rovers broke away again to restore there three goal lead. Next Archie Hobbs scored a brilliant individual goal to make it now 5-3 and now we were on top with ten minutes to go with first Calvin Wyatt having a shot saved and then minutes later he had a goal disallowed, if only could have been! It was a superb team display despite losing 5-3 and there were excellent performances from Victor Nicolas, Calvin Wyatt and Archie Hobbs in midfield and also Reece Lia and Zak Davies.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers were the 13 West and they won 4-0 with goals from Dylan Doyle, Ben Mitchell, Theo Robertson and Isaac Templeton whilst the man of the match went Connor Helou after his silky performance in midfield.

The 13 Orient won 5-2 away at Hemel Aces Tigers and scoring the goals for Orient were Jensen Dean with two and scoring a brace was Oliver Rattle whilst Arthur Merriden scored the fifth goal whilst wing back Harley Jack was named man of the match.

In the second round of the Challenge Cup saw the 13 Boreals lose 9-0 to Chorleywood Griffins with H. Yendapally picking up the man of the match for the Boreals.

The 12 South saw man of the match Freddie Yeo destroy Harpenden Colts on own when he scored four goals all with his left foot with some master class finishing but of course he was not on his own as he had the rest of the 12 South team supporting him in his four-star performance. Ryan Kennedy scored the fifth goal in the 12 South's 5-1 victory.

In a hard-fought game on a muddy slippery pitch saw the 12 Arrows draw 1-1 away to Harpenden Colts Leopards and Luke Collins scored a fine equaliser following a well team move. The man of the match went to Alfie Wollington for his dominance in midfield.

The 12 Dragons lost 2-1 to Sun Sports Yellow with Dylan Hussain scoring the Dragons goal whilst picking up the man of the match title was Ayaan Hussain with a dynamic performance in midfield.

Also losing 2-1 were the 12 Central as they were playing away to Bovingdon Thunder Cobras and scoring the Central's goal was Stephen Tchoudi with Josh White being named man of the match.

Away to Watford Town were the 12 West and they had a sound 5-1 victory with Jasper Button leading the goalscorers with two goals whilst Josh Ladyman, Casey Fletcher and Luca Turone all scoring one apiece.

 

 

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

The 18 Girls were trailing 1-0 at home at half time to Flitwick Eagles but the visitors reckon without the player of the match for the STACY Girls Eleanor Keating who was rewarded with all her running throughout the match with a brilliant equalising goal and she also picked up the player of the match title.

Playing Bedwell Rangers Girls at home were the 17 Girls and the visitors started well but the STACY defence was very strong and kept them out with no clear shots on goal. During the next 30 minutes saw goal machine Alice Benson hit 3 one-on-one with the Bedwell keeper whereupon Benson guided her shots skilfully into the corner of the Bedwell net to make it 3-0 at half time to STACY. In a tighter second half Alice Benson scored her 4th goal of the game and it was a cracker which was started with a passing move on the right which saw Alice Benson finish it off when she sent a wonderful lob over the keeper to make the final score 4-0. The player of the match was awarded to Olivia Chrisp who gave a solid midfield performance. Meanwhile Alice Benson moves onto the top of league's goalscorers which sees her take her total to 16 in 5 matches which includes 4 hat-tricks.

At half time saw the 15 Girls North trail 2-1 at the break at home to Bury Rangers Youth Girls but although the North Girls pulled it back to 2-2 but Bury scored a late winner to take all three points with a 3-2 victory. Scoring the Goals for the North were Sophie Harrison and Anna-Maria Spears whilst the lynch pin of their defence Francesca Bradley who is also a strong tackler was voted player of the match.

In the County Cup saw the 13 Girls South play Watford FC Girls at home and despite scoring a goal in each half the STACY Girls eventually lost 6-2. Scoring for the 13 Girls South were Maisie Humphreys and Jemima Avery with the right midfielder Isabel Corrigan being named man of the match.

Also, in the County Cup saw the 13 Girls North take on the Herts Girls Black away and the STACY Girls played well throughout the whole of the match but despite this they eventually went down 2-0. Playing well for the North were Viktoria Bogdanova, Blaze Wilding and Emma Lacey.

At home in the Pink division of the H.G.P.L. saw the 10 Girls play at home to Watford FC Girls and scoring a goal for the young Lady Saints was Lauren Viney with the tricky winger Alicia Gibson being named player of the match.

Away to Watford Girls were the 9 Girls and they turned in a excellent performance against their opponents and it also gave a rare opportunity for longer game time with so many players missing. There were great stints in goal from firstly Jasmine Mercer and then Charlotte Luckhurst whilst Jessica Reeve was excellent in defence along with Olivia Wood who had a great game up front challenging the Watford back line.  Alexa Johnson used her pace to great effect which resulted in a sweet left foot finish whilst Sacha Davies completed the scoring with 2 excellent goals in a impressive team performance.

 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

Away to Harvesters South were the 18 South and they made it a 6th straight victory with an 8-2 which now takes the South to the top of the White Division with Harrison Arnold scoring a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Ross Weaver 2, Alex Banathy 2 and one from Lucas King. The man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Alex Banathy.

At home in the Blue Division saw the 18 Central defeat Edmonton Rangers Jaguars 4-3 after a very close game with Harry Peter netting a fine brace. The scorers of the other goals were Jack Latter and Joao Carvalho with Asher Stevens being named man of the match after becoming a makeshift striker in that he setup two of the goals.

Keeping top of the Blue Division were the 15 East at they beat Norseman at home 5-2 with both Nico Mohan and Brandon scoring two goals apiece with Finn Thomas scoring one.

The 14 East lost 3-0 at home to Maccabi London Lions Blue with Matt McCree picking up the man of the match title. 

The 12 Vikings were away to Brady Maccabi Whites and despite scoring two goals one each for Sean Magee and Ailbe Tidd the Vikings still lost 4-2. 

The 9 East were playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and they were quite a few goals in this match with Ollie Lee scoring two and Bailey Fennel also scored two goals and he was denied a hat-trick by that nasty old crossbar when his fine shot rebounded back off and was hacked clear. Alfie Sangster scored a hat-trick whilst Carter Davies was named man of the match.

Last week the 9 East played Edmonton and scoring a goal each were Ollie Lee and Lawrence Theobald whilst the man of the match after a outstanding performance was awarded to birthday boy Bailey Fennel. Happy birthday Bailey.

The babes of STACY the under 7's played Global Football Academy Santos and scoring goals for the 7's were Eddie Bailey 2, Archie Brown 2 and Oscar Howlett with one.

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City Youth Match Reports 3 December 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 3rd December 2018

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

The 8 Lions played the 8 South on an Astro pitch as Highfield Park was waterlogged and, in this match, their were goals galore so wait for it as we log them in so here we go, Evan Love 4, Toby Thompson 2, Hugo Perez-Landrove, Elijah Bailey, Benji Mellors, Finley Maguire, Joshua Jury and Edward Beard. I am not telling which teams they played for as that would give the result away of what was a really exciting match. The player of the match for the South was their Goalkeeper Zac Johnson who was just superb between the sticks with some outstanding saves.

Away to Wodson Park Youth were the 8 Gladiators and scoring a couple of goals for them was Noah McAuliffe whilst Toby Russ netted one.

The 9 North played Codicote Youth Jaguars away and the North's captain Nathan Payne scored his first hat-trick for the team whilst Junior Mitchell scored one. The man of the match went to Hektor Redel who gave a excellent display which summed up a brilliant team performance.

Following a superb team performance, the 9 Orient turned in a display of passing football which saw them score a few goals with Sam Rathbone and Austin Shepherd both scoring hat-tricks whilst Billy Stone scored two and Harry Dennis one.

There were two goals one apiece from Leo Hooper-Walter and Will John for the 10 East in their match with Arsenal Women FC RTC with the East's keeper Nikhil Jagota making some great saves. The man of the match was David Spears who gave an excellent performance in defence.

Playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers away were the 10 South and scoring a goal for the South was man of the match Ronnie Wilton.

The 10 Orient played Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars at home and it was a good game with the Orient scoring a few goals with Daniel Hart scoring two and he also setup Edward Callum whilst Thomas Banks also got on the scoresheet.

At home to Wodson Park Youth were the 11 East and scoring 6 goals for them was Matis Walton with Leon Rainey scoring a hat-trick whilst Danny Quinn picked up the man of the match title.

Now we come to the 10 West who play in the 11 White Division and they had a game at home against Ware Rangers Santos and they scored a few goals through Will Stone 2, Jack Burke 2, Ollie Shadbolt, Oscar Roe and Conor Dwyer.

The 11 North were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and Jacob Standing scored two goals along with Simon Bobrowski whilst Archie Leggat-Martin scored one. 

Away to Welwyn Pegasus Skys saw the 11 Victoria in top form and scoring two goals was George Betteley whilst three players got one apiece and they were Luca Ward, Oscar Sheehan and Aaron Holsborough.

Raf Fortuna and Finn Wilson scored one goal each for the 11 South in there away game with Bengeo Tigers Caspian’s.

 

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

The 18's EJA played a midweek cup match at home against Ilford EJA and they start quickly and were cheered on by the supporters in the stand when the won a penalty for handball, but Ryan Ordes spot kick crashed against the crossbar.  The Saints continued to play quick passing football and were rewarded when Brad Simm slotted the ball to RYAN ORDE who made no mistake this hitting the back of the net with a clinical finish to a chorus of yellow & blue army. The Saints nearly made it 2-0 when James Lawrence left foot shot was smartly saved by the Ilford keeper. The visitors looked dangerous and came close to an equaliser with their striker shooting narrowly wide. On 40 minutes the Saints right, back JARVIS WILKINS picked up a pass from Brad Simm and smashed his shot into the left corner making it 2-0 at half time. Following the break Ilford put the Saints under real pressure for 10 minutes with Sam Galatis the Saints keeper pulling off several crucial saves and then the hosts won a corner after Jamie Armstrong was cleared. Ryan Orde put over a superb delivery which saw JAMES LAWRENCE bundled the ball over the line to make it 3-0. Ilford pulled a goal back with a well-deserved effort on 58 minutes, but the Saints hit back when the Saints man of the match Ryan Orde slotting the ball through to BILLY OWEN who finished superbly. With four minutes to go a cross from the right which found James Lawrence who cushioned a volley back into the box where BILLY OWEN lashed the ball into the net for a 5-1 victory and also move into the quarter-finals.

Well this a result that would make all the supporters of St Albans City Football Club smile, here we go Hitchin Town 0 St Albans City 6, well it might have been the 16 EJA Youth team but it still was a great result. 

In the first minute of the game saw Ashley Hay break clear and his fine shot was well blocked by Kyle Rahoo and then the 16's EJA got off to a great start a minute later when Jack Kelly and Bradley Young combined down the left wing to setup JACK McShane who created space for himself inside the box to hit the ball into the far right corner to make it 1-0. It very neatly 2-0 when Jack Kelly again but this time with Sean Walsh found Joe (Mighty Mouse) Vance whose cracking low strike hit the foot of the post and rebounded back out. Next up Jack Kelly had a good long-range shot pushed around the post by the first of many fine saves by the Hitchin keeper Max Burrell whilst following a good cross into the box saw Jack Kelly's downward header bounce just over the bar.

Then Sean Walsh was the next into action with a sizzling shot tipped around the post by Burrell whilst it was Jack McShane's turn to hit the upright with a good low strike following yet another good ball from Joe Vance. Bradley Young had a couple efforts saved by Max Burrell and then with a few minutes to go before half time saw the young Saints go 2-0 up when a Jack Kelly corner kick saw JACK McShane send a downward header which skidded off the wet surface in front of goal and the ball whizzed through past the keeper and a couple of defenders and into the back of the net.

Early into the second half saw Ajay Lidder for Hitchin have his fine shot pushed away by Billy Thomson and Joe Nwaeji following up saw his effort rebound back off the foot of the near post. Bradley Young had a dangerous cross punched clear by Max Burrell and then the young Saints went 3-0 up. A attack down the right wing saw Joe Vance latch onto the ball and after skipping past a defender he sent over a deep cross to the back post whereupon JUDE EVANS sent a powerful header into the back of the net. It then became 4-0 when first Bradley Young had a shot blocked whilst Jack McShane saw his effort pushed out by Burrell and JUDE JAMES following up swept the loose ball home.

With more pressure the 16's EJA scored another goal to go 5-0 up with the best goal of the match when Bradley Young played a short corner kick to JOE VANCE and as cut in from the left, he unleashed a cracking shot from the edge of the box that flew into the top right hand corner of the net.

After this it should have become 6-0 when Benny Stacey was brought down in the box, but Bradley Young's penalty kick saw Max Burrell again produce a magnificent save when he guessed right and dived to his right to push the well struck spot kick away which both sets of supporters applauded. Max Burrell then thwarted Bradley Young again when Young saw his cracking goal-bound shot tipped around the far post by yet another good save from the Hitchin custodian.

Well there was another goal, and this was scored late on when a Joe Vance corner kick fell for BENNY STACEY to hit a low shot home from ten yards to make the final score 6-0.  Just before the final whistle the Saints keeper Billy Thomson made a brilliant double save to make sure Hitchin did not pull a goal back.

Before the match Gary McShane was boring everybody in the car as we travelled to Hitchin as he was telling us about the time when scored a goal for St Albans City at Hitchin Town's Top Field, mind you it was for the Reserve Team. Still as I said he scored that is all that matters. Well done Gary and to Jack (a chip of the old block).

The 14's EJA had a comprehensive win away at the top of the league opposition Bishops Stortford by winning the match by five goals to nil. Scoring the goals in the Saints superb performance was JOSEPH BEARDON(penalty), BEN FREESTONE, PEREZ WATERBERG, JAMIE BREEN and a cracker from SAM EVANS.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

The 18 Orient took an early lead in their home match with Abbots Youth Blue but then they took their eye off the ball and found themselves 3-1 down at half time and with only five minutes saw the Orient had knuckled down and score was now 4-4. With only a minute to go the 18 Orient surged forward once more and struck again to score another goal to win the match 5-4. Scoring the Orient's goals were Kai Takahashi with a excellent hat-trick whilst Matt Nash and Matt Small scored one each. The man of the match went to Etienne Hayward.

In the Challenge Cup saw the 18 West lose 2-1 to Park Street Village with Andy Hall scoring the West's only goal. 

Away to Hemel Youth Red were the 16 West and lost 5-2 with David Joyner and Matthew Mooney whilst the hard-working Sam Pollard was named man of the match.

There was no stopping the 16 Orient as they romped to a 6-1 away win at Park Street Village with goals from Josh Haworth 2 Harry Turner 2, Samuel Beasley plus one from Thomas Van Winden. 

In a Junior League Cup quarter-final saw the 16 East go down 7-1 at home to Herons with them losing 2-0 at one stage before Connor Robinson pulled one back from the penalty spot but just before half time, they made a mistake which let Herons in to make it 3-1 and this sealed their fate. Early in the game the East failed to take their chances and they were left to rue these missed chances as they eventually lost 7-1. Central defender James Barwick was named as man of the match.

The 15 South played Tring Tornadoes Panthers in the County Cup and after 25 minutes they were 2-0 down following two pieces of poor defending and then a well struck shot from Sam Hicks made it 2-1. Both keepers made good saves in the second half but late in the game two more goals from the Panthers sealed the match with a 4-1 victory. The south man of the match went to James Justice for his strength in winning and passing the ball in a midfield anchor role.

The 14 South lost 3-1 away to Tring Tornadoes Eagles with Oliver Wynne scoring the only goal of the match for the South whilst right winger Jamie McLeod was awarded the man of the match award.

At home to Premier Skills Red saw the 13 Central really turn on the skills and they went onto win 10-0 yes ten nil wow! Matt Penfold hit a hat-trick with two goals from Sam Hunt plus singles from Charl Mason, David Iacobucci and Neo Hayden. Man, of the match the hard working Skillful Matt Croston also scored two goals as well.

In round two of the Challenge Cup saw the 13 Orient win 4-1 away Harpenden Colts Harriers with goals from Jensen Dean, George Ilari, Oliver Rattle plus one own goal.

The 13 Victoria also took part in the Challenge Cup and they were playing Chorleywood Common Dragons at home and they went into the break leading 1-0 when Reece Lia crossed the ball for Ollie Mullen to score at the back post. Victoria despite being on top in the second half let Chorleywood in to score an equaliser then Alex Strazza put Archie Hobbs in and his shot right across the goal found the far corner to put the young Saints 2-1 up. Ollie Mullen then scored a lovely individual goal when he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home whilst Ashton Latter cut inside from a ball into the box and made the final score 4-1 with a tidy left foot shot. This was a better performance from the boys with them looking forward to next week’s County Cup tie. The man of the match went to the outstanding Archie Hobbs.

It was not the 12 South's day as they had two goals disallowed against Bedmond Youth away and these efforts were scored by Sam Estell and Owen Weaver with both of them hitting the post as well whilst a fine shot from Ryan Kennedy hit the crossbar, so you see it was not there day. They did score a goal which stood and that was tucked away by Freddie Yeo but Bedmond hit four to win the game 4-1. The man of the match for the South went to Ryan Kennedy who showed lots of versatility to win the award.

At home to Croxley Green Emerald were the 12 Dragons but it was the visitors who had the fire in them as they beat the Dragons 3-0 with the man of the match going to keeper Joe McLoughlin who pulled off a few good saves during the game.

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

The 18 Girls who were away to Bedwell Rangers Girls were drawing 2-2 at half time but in the second period of the match the hosts scored two more goals to win 4-2. Scoring for the 18 Girls were Hannah Cowell and Jessica Leigh and since the whole Saints team played brilliantly, they were all voted player of the match.

Away to top of the table Pro Direct Academy Herts Women were the 17 Girls and they soon found themselves 3-0 down but Alice Benson pulled a goal back with a shot into the bottom corner. The Herts Women soon established a 5-1 lead with two more goals but once again Alice Benson popped up to score another goal to make 5-2 and very soon it was   6-2. Alice Benson who seemed to be striking good form struck again to complete her hat-trick and make the scoreline 6-3 whilst those Herts Women added a seventh goal, but the goal of the match was struck by Emily Sibley who playing up from the back unleashed a 40-yard scorcher that flew into the bottom right corner to make the final score 7-4. Despite the defeat the 17 Girls battled hard throughout the match and picking up the player of the match was Lottie Nicholls for a superior midfield performance.

Away to the best team in the league London Bees WFC Girls saw the 16 Girls go down 5-0 with the player of the match going to Georgia McConachie who despite her hard-defensive tackling she just could not keep the London Bees out.

The 13 Girls South won 3-0 away to Garston Ladies Lionesses with score being 0-0 at half time and scoring these second half goals were Jemina Avery, Maisie Humphreys and Issy Corrigan with the player of the match going to the attacking midfielder Jemina Avery.

Finally, a home game which saw the 13 North lose 2-1 to Bury Rangers Youth Girls with all the goals being scored in the second half and scoring for the 13 Girls North was Sarah-Jane Spears with a nice neat finish.

In the county cup saw the 12 Girls South take on the Bury Rangers Girls and the South Girls were really on top form as they went onto win 7-0. Leading the goalscorers was Deenah Khan who struck four wonderful goals whilst the other goals were scored by Alicia Moss, Poppy Mountain and Marelie Raath. The player of the match went to Alicia Moss who made some great surging runs during the game.

 Into the quarter-finals of the county cup are the 12 Girls North who won 5-2 away to Broxbourne Utd Purples Girls after a very plucky performance from the Lady Saints. The player of the match went to Hannah Pope who not only scored 2 goals but also had 2 assists as well. Scoring the other goals were Isla Evans 2 and one for Cora Baylis.

The 11 Girls were away to Bedwell Rangers Girls Dragoons and scoring a couple of goals for the 11 Girls was Teagan Scarlett and the whole squad picked up the player of the match for the hard-working team.

Info from the 9 Girls manager Chris Johnson, There was nothing to positive report, so I am exercising my right not to. Doesn't happen very often.

The 8 Girls took part in a thrilling 0-0 draw at home to Harpenden Colts Pumas Girls with Eva Barenthein picking up the player of the match award.

  

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

There were not many STACY Youth matches played this week in the Watford Friendly League due to the recent wet weather and the first one that played were the 18 Central who were at home to Whetstone Wanderers Pumas in the Challenge Cup and following a close game saw the Central eventually lose 1-0. The man of the match for the Saints was Edward Johnson-Rix who worked hard during the whole 90 minutes.

In the league cup saw the 16 South play at home to Enfield Town Youth and despite a battling performance from the South they gradually lost the match 3-0. The man of the match was awarded to Kyle Rogers for his outstanding display in midfield.

The 15 North lost 3-2 away to London Maccabi Lions Blue after a wet scrappy game in which the North should have scored more goals. Scoring the goals for the North were Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy and man of the match Nathaniel Olayomi. 

The 14 East lost 3-0 at home to Wingate & Finchley Whites with goalkeeper for the East Matt McCree pulling off some tremendous saves to keep the scoreline down and in doing so saw him earn man of the match.

George Dalton scored two goals for the 13 South in their home match in the Challenge Cup with Maccabi London Lions White, but it proved not to be enough as Maccabi London Lions White scored five goals to win the match 5-2.

Following a very close Challenge Cup game at home Hinton & Finchley Revolution Heroes saw the 12 Spartans score three goals through Eduardo Costa, Dewayne Mitchell and man of the match Isam Jamil who was named man of the match for his dribbling skills but alas the visitors struck four goals to win the cup game 4-3.

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City Youth Match Reports 25 November 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 25th November 2018

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

At home to Park Street saw the dynamite brothers Henry Piekarczyk and George Piekarczyk score three goals between them with the latter getting two of them as the 18 North went on to win 4-2. Scoring the fourth goal for the North was Jack Hughes whilst the talented Archie Hall was named man of the match.

The 18 West were in good form as they won 7-3 away at Oxhey Jets with the goalscorers being Adam Johnson 2, Kishan Dhivar, Ousama Moutiq, William Skinner, Gideon Rowland and finally Will Shepherd.

In the Junior League Cup quarter-finals saw the 18 Orient progress to the semi-finals after a 6-1 win at Hemel Youth Blues. There were five different goalscorers and they are Finley Lufbery with a brace whilst all the other four scored one goal apiece Matt Nash, Kwame Youri, Kai Takahashi and Rocco Rahho. The man of the match went to defender Matt Small.

The 16 Central played Harpenden Colts Tornadoes at home and at half time they found themselves 1-0 down and then early in the second period it became 2-0. Then started a great fight back with Daniel Onochie-Williams scoring a cracker from distance after a neat pass from Angelo Calatrava on 57 minutes. Jack Percy then made it 2-2 on 73 minutes when he seized on a opportunity out of nowhere from a harmless pass from Matty Bleakey to smash the ball into the top corner for fine finish. After 7 minutes injury time Harpenden broke away to score a third to break the 16 Central hearts to snatch a 3-2 win. Central deserved a least a point if not all three and the man of the match was given to Angelo Calatrava for his hard work in a holding midfield role.

Freddie Collins opened the scoring for the 16 East with a remarkable volley scorpion kick which came from a corner kick into the box in there away match against Hemel White. the hosts hit back to make 1-1 at half time. In the second half the man of the match for the East Dylan Winfield was brought down in the box and up stepped Connor Robinson to drive the resulting spot kick home to make it 2-1. In the last minute of the game Hemel scored another equaliser to make the final score 2-2. The Freddie Collins goal was possibly captured on video - a thing of rare wonder!

Away to Evergreen Youth were the 16 West and they won 4-0 and scoring all four of the goals with some deadly finishing was David Joyner and he also picked up the man of the match award as well.

The 16 Orient lost 5-2 at home to Chorleywood Vipers with Harry Turner scoring both of the Orient's goals one of which was a cracking low drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers were the 16 North and despite a fine goal from Alex Kouda the North eventually lost 2-1 with the William Shakespeare of football Max Robertson being named the man of the match.

The 15 Boreal won 2-0 at home to Evergreen Youth with Ben Wick hitting the back of the net twice for both of the goals with striker Tom Randall winning the man of the match for all of his hard running up front.

Playing some lovely passing football in the first half saw the 15 South deservedly take the lead against Hemel Town South when Alex Lawlor headed home following a vicious free kick from Tom Every rebounded back off the crossbar. Unfortunately, in the second half Hemel gained more of the possession to score 3 goals to win 3-1. Centre back Ollie Giles who foiled most of the attacks with his pace and tackling deserved his man of the match award.

In the Challenge Cup saw the 14 South take on Evergreen Youth Colts away and in a exciting match eventually saw the South run-out 5-2 winners. Getting on the score-sheet for the 14 South were Charlie Johnson 2, Matthew Martin, Max Grace plus one from the midfield dynamo and man of the match Louis Warren.

Jamie Liversidge pounced in the second half to score the only goal of the match for the 14 West to give them a 1-0 away win at Aston Clinton Colts with Christy Shaw who had a very game being named man of the match.

The 13 Victoria lost 1-0 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Red. No more information.

The 13 West were half asleep in the first few minutes of the match against Wheathampstead Wanderers and quickly found themselves a goal down and 30 seconds into the second half it became 2-0. With 15 minutes remaining the 13 West finally woke up when they pulled a goal back after Isaac Templeton struck home a sizzling shot into the roof of the net. Despite the West pulling out all the stops as they pushed forward in search of an equaliser it just would not come and so the score remained at a 2-1 defeat.

Well this could have been the match of the day with nine goals being scored between both sides with the 13 Orient just edging it by a 5-4 victory over Evergreen Youth Jackals. Scoring all these goals for the Orient were Jensen Dean with a hat-trick plus one apiece from Oliver Rattle and Cameron Williams whilst Arthur Merriden who was either in defence or midfield played exceptional well.

In division 4 of the WHYL saw the 13 Boreal lose 5-2 at home to Aston Clinton Colts with the man of the match Toma Tashev scoring both of Boreals goals.

The 13 Central took part in a real entertaining game with Harpenden Colts which ended in a 3-3 draw with Central's goals being scored by Sam Hunt, Oli Taylor and Matthew Penfold with Neo Heydon being named man of the match.

Now we come to !2 Challenge Cup and first up is the 12 South and they beat Everett Rovers Black 6-1 and scoring the goals for the South saw man of the match Josh Smith hit a fabulous hat-trick. The other scorers were Owen Weaver with a brace whilst Sam Estell scored one.

The 12 Central were away to Chipperfield Corinthians and after so much pressure on the hosts the Central finally won 3-0 with three own goals (that must be a first) to move into the next round of the Challenge Cup.

Off the back of 2 defeats the 12 Dragons got back to winning ways in a comfortable performance against a dogged Watford Town side in the Challenge Cup with a 4-1 victory and it could have been more on the day. Two goals apiece from Mickey Napier and Dylan Norman were enough to see them through to the next round. The man of the match went to the Dragons skipper Josh Francois who ran the midfield from the first whistle. Ayaan Hussain was outstanding at the heart of the defence.

The 12 Arrows were away in the Challenge Cup to Echoes and they lost 5-1 with Finlay Murphy scoring the consolation goal for the Arrows. 

The final team in the Challenge Cup were the 12 West and despite Josh Ladyman scoring a fine equalising goal for the West they eventually went down 3-1.

 

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

The 18 Girls played Pro Direct Academy Herts Women sounds like two teams to me at home and they lost 5-0 with goalkeeper Maddy Donaldson being voted player of the match as she pulled off some good saves to keep the scoreline down.

Also, at home were the 16 Girls and they suffered a rare defeat when they lost 7-3 to Watford Youth Girls with Mia Pinkham scoring two of the 16 Girls and in doing so took her tally to 19 for the season whilst the wing wizard and player of the match Maz Horne-Batet scored the other goal.

The 15 Girls North lost 4-1 away to Bedwell Rangers Diamonds after a close first half and scoring the North's goal was Anna-Marie Spears with the hard-working Meghan Webb winning the player of the match title.

At home to Chorleywood Common Tigers Girls were the 14 Girls North and they lost 2-0 with midfielder Caitlin Wheeler coming out on top to pick up the player of the match award. 

The 13 Girls South were at home to Harpenden Colts Cobras Girls in the League Cup and after a poor first half saw the 13 Girls go in at the break 2-0 down. In the second half though it was a different story when the South staged a great comeback to go on and win 3-2 with Jemina Harvey scoring two goals whilst Mia Simmonds scored one. It was so hard to decide a player of the match after the brilliant second half performance that it was decided to award it to the whole team.

Also in the League Cup were the 12 Girls North and they lost 9-2 to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Reds with Cora Baylis and Isla Evans scoring the North Girls goals. There was a joint player of the match and it was awarded to midfielders Talia Joseph and Hannah Litton.

The 11 Girls played Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Comets at home and hitting the back of the net for the Lady Saints were Scarlett Robb with 2 and then both Teagan Scarlett and Rebecca Smith scored one each with the latter picking up the player of the match award following a great solid team performance at home.

The 10 Girls Central played Bedwell Rangers Girls Dragons away and being named player of the match for the Central Girls was Roisin Cullen.

At home to the Watford FC Girls were the 10 Girls North and the hard-working midfielder Teghan Atwell was voted player of the match.

The 9 Girls were at home to Bedwell Rangers Athletico and the young Saints turned in a emphatic performance at home with lots of possession and some brilliant passing with the ball and scoring the goals for the 9 Girls were player of the match Sophea Bridge with 3 plus one apiece from Sacha Davies and Matilda Flynn. Both Jasmine Mercer and Charlotte Luckhurst who took turns in goal were just brilliant between the sticks. 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

The 18 South crashed to a 8-1 defeat away to Omonia Youth Green in a league fixture and scoring the only goal of the match for Central was Harry Peter with Joshua Cross being named as man of the match.

The 16 South were at home to Alexandra Park North and after a tight first half the South eventually lost 4-2 with William Brown and Adam Robinson scoring the goals for the 16 South. The hunter in the pack of the midfield Luca De Oliveria for all his work there was awarded the man of the match award.

In round 3 of the Challenge Cup saw the 15 North travel Omonia Youth Gold who play in the Red division which is two leagues above the North and despite battling away hard the North eventually lost 7-1. Scoring the North's goal was Daniel Curran with a cracking free kick which swerved around the defensive wall and into the top left-hand corner for a brilliant goal. The man of the match was awarded to Wasim Boksh who worked hard in a central midfield position.

The Beast from the East played Croxley Green Black away and after only 7 minutes saw Finn Thomas play the ball through to Joe-Joe Colman who finished with a neat low shot into the bottom corner, 1-0. On 12 minutes it became 2-0 when Tom Merritt played the ball through and the Croxley keeper tried to dribble it back into area but Dan Cant dispossessed him and gently rolled the ball into the empty net. Next a long free kick from Jack Jacobs over the top found Finn Thomas who cuts inside and drills the ball into the bottom corner, 3-0. Just before half time Finn Killner wins the ball in midfield and plays it down the wing for Brandon Trainis to race onto whereupon he squares the ball across leaving Joe Ryan with a simple tap-in, 4-0 half time. On 55 minutes it becomes 5-1 when Nico Mohan plays the ball into the channel to Dan Gant who hits the ball to the back post where with a right foot finish sees Tom Merritt drive the ball into the bottom corner. On 71 minutes the 15 East make it 6-1 when Brandon Trainis races clear and promptly smashes the ball into the top corner from 20 yards. Although Croxley Green Black pull another goal back the last shout went to the 15 East who finished 7-2 winners when Joe Stone skips through the midfield and plays the ball to Brandon Trainis whose cross-cum-shot was pushed out by the Croxley keeper, but Dan Gant was on hand at the back to send a lovely header into the back of the net.

The 14 East lost 6-1 away to Brady Maccabi Blue, no goalscorer provided of any other information.

At home to Belstone FC were the 13 South and they won 5-2 with goals from George Dalton 2, Joe Varney 2 and one from Alex Duffy.

Also winning by the same scoreline 5-2 were the 12 Orient and they played some great passing football against Wingate & Finchley Whites and scoring a fantastic hat-trick for the Orient was Alex Hails. Scoring the other two goals was Oscar Noble whilst after a brilliant defensive display saw Sean Gallagher picking up the man of the match title.

The 12 Spartans played London Colney Blue at home and the Spartans just went marching on to win 4-2 and yes it was that player again Dewayne Mitchell scoring all four of the Spartans goals, well done Dewayne.

The 12 Vikings lost 3-1 at home to Hinton & Finchley Revolution Stars.

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

An early contender for the Golden Boot must be Junior Mitchell as he scored all four goals for the 9 North in their entertaining and high scoring home game with Bury Rangers Youth Reds. Captain and man of the match went to Danny Winders for encouraging his team mates and covering every blade of grass during the match.

Finlay Seabrook scored a fine goal for the 9 South who were away to Knebworth Youth and two players stood out for the South and they were Nathaniel Faldo who was great in goal and Sofiane Benadoud in midfield.

Paolo Iacobucci scored two good goals for the 9 West as they played Welwyn Pegasus at home and getting on the score-sheet for the West was Alex Plunkett, James Cox, Charlie Latham and Benjamin Coupland.

Away in the in the Black Division of the HBDL saw the 9 Orient play in a very entertaining match against Knebworth Jaguars Silver and after some great passing from Nathaniel Parsons and William Wood saw some fine goals from Sam Rathbone 2, Austin Shepherd and Billy Stone. This was a excellent team display.

Tommy Gow struck a brilliant goal for the 10 South as they played Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away with the right winger Ronnie Wilton being named man of the match.

At home to Bury Rangers Youth Reds were the 10 East and they took part in a entertaining match with lots of goals from both sides. Scoring the goals for the East were Leo Hooper-Walter 2, Oliver Cox, Will John, Harry Murphy and one from man of the match Gabriel Odunlami.

Goals, Goals, Goals was the highlight of the match between the 10 North and Ware Rangers Santos with both sides playing well. The goalscorers in the match were Oliver Ajaegbu 2, Dylan Eccles 2 one of which was a great finish inside the box. Other scorers were Hugo Smith 3, Josh Hurst, Henry Tse, Olic Fan, Zac Imam whilst the pick of the goals was a firm header from Josh Cassidy from a Ted Stebbens corner kick.

The 10 Orient played Welwyn Pegasus Cyans away and man of the match Daniel Hart scored 3 goals whilst James Karim netted a brace with Thomas Bank scoring one.

The 10 Romans just keep marching on in a pulsating encounter with Bedwell Rangers Athletic as they continued to make 8 straight steps forward with goals from Joe Seller, Alex Matchett 2 and one from Hari Boodhun which was setup by Harry Bishop Camba.

The 11 East had a tough game and a very close game against Arsenal Women FC RTC and scoring a goal for the East was Arthur Vessey with the set piece specialist Ben Wigmore being named man of the match.

The man of the match for the 11 West was Kyle Rennie with a fine defensive display against the Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas whilst Daniel Day scored the only goal for the West.

Also playing a team from Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were the 11 Victoria and scoring a few goals for Victoria were Thomas Hope 2, George Betteley and Maxwell Milton. The man of the match for 11 Victoria went to Oliver Garcia.

The 11 South in the top division Black were at home to Bengeo Tigers and scoring a couple of goals for the young Saints were Raf Fortuna and Harrison Smith with one apiece.

Not having a league match the 8 South played a friendly against Lemsford FC and scoring five goals between them were Toby Sumner and Toby Thompson. Other scorers for the 8 South were Evan love 2, William Galilee 2, Hugo Perez-Landrove and Zac Johnson.

These teams have not sent any reports into Tezza, naughty chair for you.  10 West, 10 Central, 11 Orient and 11 Centurions.

 

 

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City Youth Match Reports 18 November 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 18th November 2018

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Well we start with the 8 North and they were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers and scoring some goals for the North were Stanley Seymour 3, Dylan Jennings 3 and two from Alfie Miles.

In a high scoring match between the 8 South who were at home to Ware Rangers Flamengo and following some great play and excellent passing saw Toby Sumner hit four goals for the South. There were further goals from Hugo Perez-Landrove, Toby Thompson and Evan Love.

Away to Bury Rangers Whites were the 8 Lions and they also took part in a match with plenty of goals and there were also plenty of goalscorers. We start with Joshua Jury 2, Tristan Mistry 2, Finley Maguire 2, Edward Beard, Harry Turnbull and Matthew Denning. A special mention for Benji Mellors for an excellent display in midfield and attack.

At home to Ware Rangers Santos saw Josh Soll score two goals for the 8 Gladiators whilst Toby Russ scored one.

In a entertaining match with plenty of goals which seesawed in either direction saw the 9 North play Bengeo Tigers Bengals at home and finding the back of the net for the North were Junior Mitchell 2, Nathan Payne 2 plus one from man of the match Milos Diffenthal who also played well in the defence.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers saw the 9 South play in a entertaining match which finished all square at 0-0. Both Lucas Thomas and Nathaniel Faldo were both awesome in defence and goal. 

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were the 9 West and scoring goals for the West were Paolo Iacobucci whilst man of the match Charlie Latham struck a fine brace.

Here we go again the 9 Orient played Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars at home and giving a great defensive display were Louis Smith and Harry Taylor with the whole team having a fantastic game.

Playing in the 11 White Division were the 10 West and their opponents were Welwyn Pegasus Skys 11's at home and scoring a few goals for the West were Oscar Roe 2, Jack Johnson 2, Otis Lau-Johnston and Glyn Howells. The man of the match was awarded Freddie Nelson-Thorpe.

The 10 South played at home to Lemsford Youth and both Jake Roberts and Charlie Morris scored a goal apiece.

Back to the routine saw the 10 East play away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks and scoring a goal for the young Saints was Harry Murphy following a good run down the right wing from Leo Hooper-Walter. Both Harry Murphy and Will John played well for the East whilst coming on as sub was Oliver Cox and he had a good game and in doing so was named man of the match.

Gus Kusman scored a cracker of a goal for the 10 Central in their away match with Bengeo Tigers.

The 10 North were at home to Codicote Youth Eagles and scoring the first goal for them was Olic Fan after he was setup by some good play from Henry Tse and Zac Iman. Goal number two for the North was also scored by Olic Fan with a great flick at the near post after a great killer pass from Josh Cassidy found Oliver Ajaegbu who crossed the ball for Olic Fan to score. Ted Stebbens struck home a third goal for the North following a great run and cross from Dylan Eccles whilst a fourth goal quickly followed when Eddie Johnson hammered the ball home. The 10 North could have scored more goals if it were not for the Codicote keeper who had a brilliant game. The man of the match went Oliver Ajaegbu.

At home to Bury Rangers Stripes saw the 10 Orient turn in a great performance and scoring goals for them were George Canaway 3Tiago Mendez-Barral 3, Edward Cullum 2, James Karmin 2, Thomas Noble and Thomas Banks.

Also scoring a few goals were the 10 Romans and they were away to Bedwell Rangers and leading the goalscorers was Alex Matchett with 4 and Ross Hayden with a hat-trick. Other scorers Hari Boodhun 2, Lucas Scott 2, Joe Seller and Matthew Ellis whilst man of the match Harry Bishop-Camba also scored a brace off goals.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were the 11 North and finding the back of the net for the North were Simon Bobrowski with two whilst Jacob Standing scored. 

Taking part in a high scoring draw was the 11 West who travelled to Welwyn Pegasus and finding the back of the net for them was Daniel Day 2, Freddie Stewart, Evan Reid and Max Tunnicliffe whilst Tim Crowther after some great defending was named man of the match.

Another team that played in a exciting draw were the 11 Centurions who were away at Bury Rangers White and leading the scorers was Jayden Never-Wright with a delightful hat-trick whilst Seth Connolly scored once.

The 11 Orient were at home to Bengeo Tigers Siberians and scoring a few goals for them were Lucas Curley with 2, Adam Lorman with whilst Theo Hancock scored once.

At home to Knebworth Youth Sabres Black saw the 11 South take part in a entertaining game and scoring goals for the young Saints in this match were Jacob Thomas with a great hat-trick whilst Rafael Fortuna scored a brace with Harrison Smith netting a neat single from close range.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

Playing away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Makos were the 18 North and they returned with all three points with a 2-1 victory and scoring the two goals were Tom Hedger and George Piekarczyk whilst Rob Devine who covered every blade of grass was named man of the match.

Taking part in a real high scoring game was the 18 West who were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and at the final whistle the West won by the final score of 5-4. Scoring for the Saints were Adam Johnson 2, Kishan Dhivar, Mazen Medhat and Gideon Rowland.

In the 2nd round of the County Cup were the 18 Orient and they were away at Cuffley Blacks and at half time Orient had taken a slender 1-0 lead with a goal from Kai Takahashi. In the second half two quick goals from Zach Quinn to make it 3-0 but although Cuffley scored a late goal the Orient held on to win 3-1. The man of the match went to top class defender Matt Small.

The 16 Central away in the Challenge Cup to Evergreen Youth scored three goals in the first half and they all came from the deadly boot of man of the match Matt Roome with two assists from Calum Cornish and one from Jack Percy, In the second period the Central made some defensive mistakes which let in Evergreen and they scored an equaliser to make the final score 3-3, so to penalties. Although the Central scored three out of four spot kicks Evergreen scored five to win 5-3 on penalties.

The 16 East lost 7-0 away to Park Street Village but no other information received.

George Hall and Tom Randall scored the goals for the 15 Boreal in their 2-1 away win over Sun Sports Yellow with the man of the match going to George Pedder.

The 15 South after last week’s league victory over Chorleywood Hurricanes faced the same opponents in the Senior League Cup and they were hoping for the same result but early in the first half they found themselves a goal down but after some good passing football they scored an equaliser through Ryan Solly after a fine team goal. In the second period unfortunately, they were unable to maintain the momentum and following some lax defending saw the South eventually lose 6-1. The man of the match went to Sal Basilea who battled hard in midfield.

At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Green in division 2 of WHYL were the 14 South and they had a good result by winning by six goals to three. The goalscorers for the 14 South were Oliver Wynne 2, Finlay Crumpton, Mackenzie Gibson, Matthew Martin plus one from man of the match Alfie Parkins.

The 14 West away to Berkhamsted Raiders Yellow lost 4-2 to a couple of late goals with Jameel Malik-Cole and Chester Reynolds scoring the goals for the 14 West whilst Lewis Gardner picked up the man of the match.

Away to FC Hemel were the 13 West and they went 1-0 up after only 60 seconds with a fine left footed strike from Charlie Clark then Hemel won a penalty, but karma was restored when stand-in keeper Dylan Doyle pulled off a great save to deny the hosts a equaliser. Charlie Clark then scored a second goal, but Hemel hit back to make it 2-1 at half time whilst early into the second period Connor Helou released Charlie Clark who skipped around the Hemel keeper and slotted the ball home to complete his hat-trick and to make the score 3-1. The hosts pulled another goal back to make it 3-2 and then with only few minutes to go Charlie Clark broke clear and setup Theo Robertson to make it 4-2 whilst into injury time Ben Mitchell struck a sweet shot to make the final score 5-2 to the Saints. The man of the match went to stand-in keeper Dylan Doyle.

The 13 Central played away to Sandridge Rovers Stormtroopers and after a close and tense match saw the Central win 1-0 with the man of the match Sam Hunt scoring the only goal of the match as the Saints won 1-0.

The 13 Boreal lost 6-0 away to Abbots Youth Red and no more information received.

In the County Cup saw the 12 South turn in a superb all-round team performance with a special mention to goalkeeper Ben Soll and captain James Beasley with Sam Estell scoring the goal for a well-deserved 1-0 win over London Colney. The man of the match went to Ryan Kennedy.

The 12 West playing at home to Watford Youth Sports crashed to a 6-1 defeat with Kye Stevens scoring the consolation goal for the 12 West late on.

 Away to Harpenden Colts Tigers were the 12 Dragons and despite them roaring away they could not break the Tigers defence and eventually lost 1-0 with the non-stop running of Mattie Verdier earning him a well-deserved man of the match title.

The 12 Central played an away match at Sun Sports Yellow and with a goal in each half saw the Central win 2-1 with goals from Harry Pearce and Jacob Pearson whilst central defender Frankie Fitzgerald who plays like John Terry was named man of the lead.

 

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

In Division 2 of the HGPL saw the 18 Girls play at home wait for it the 17 Girls and at half time the 17 Girls led 2-0 with a goal in the first half from Alice Benson and Lauren Walker. In the second period the 17 Girls scored four more goals with Alice Benson scoring another two to complete her hat-trick whilst Lauren Walker added another whilst Melissa Trulock scored one as well for the 17 Girls to win 6-2. The 18 Girls upped their game late in the match and scored two goals through Anna Fuller and Jessica Leigh whilst Eleanor Keating was voted player of the match. For the 17 Girls who gave an outstanding performance saw the all the team awarded the player of the match trophy.

Away to Garston Ladies Lionesses saw the 16 Girls lead twice in the first half 1-0 then 2-1 but by half time they were trailing 4-2 but in the second half the 16 Girls struck back with two goals to earn a 4-4 draw but they did have 20 more chances after that but failed to turn them into goals so they had to settle for a point. Scoring the goals for the 16 Girls were Mia Pinkham with a hat-trick and Maz Horne-Batet one whilst tough midfielder Anna Gifford was named player of the match.

In the League Cup saw the 14 Girls North play at home to St Albans Rangers Youth Girls and by the final whistle the 14 Girls North had won 2-1 with goals from Esme Hume and Ruby Tickner whilst Leia Weller (the Empire Strikes Back) was named player of the match.

At half time the 13 Girls North were leading Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Blue 3-0 away and at full time the North had scored another three goals to go on and win 6-1 which maintains there second spot in the league. Scoring for the North were Thisbe Danford 2, Elsa Leech, Ruby Peacock, Blaze Wilding and Sarah-Jane Spears.

Also having a good win away from home were the 13 Girls South when the beat Hitchin Belles Blue 3-1 with goals from Ellie Langton, Grace MacMurray and Mia Simmonds with the cultured pacey defender Ava Rose being named player of the match.

They say it always comes in 3's and so the 12 Girls South were the third team playing away and they won 5-1 at Chorleywood Common Panthers with goals from Christina Afonso-Trindade 2, Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli, Florence Tatlock and Deenah Khan.

Away to Watford Ladies Hornets were the 11 Girls and scoring a goal apiece for them was Emily Edgecombe, Esme Dickson and Teagan Scarlett whilst the defensive skills of Bailey Killner earnt her the player of the match award.

Player of the match Shea Fagan scored a brilliant hat-trick for the 10 Girls North in there away game with Denham United Ladies Wildcats whilst Verity Lobina added a fourth goal for the North.

Another STACY Girls team playing away were the 10 Girls Central and they were at Bedwell Rangers Girls Dragons with Enya Brewster scoring two fine goals whilst the player of the match Alais Bell who was everywhere on the pitch scored one goal as well.

Four different players had a spell in goal for the 9 Girls in there away game at Garston Ladies Pumas with one of them Charlotte Luckhurst earning the player of the match title plus she also had an excellent game in defence when she had a turn to play on the pitch. Scoring goals for the 9 Girls were Matilda Flynn, Alexa Johnson and Olivia Wood.

 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

The 18 South were at home to Alexandra Park East and by half time the Saints were leading 6-0 after playing some neat passing football and after winning the first half they went on to win the second period 4-3 and so the final score was 10-3 for their fifth straight win a row. Scoring the goals were Harrison Arnold 3, Ross Weaver 3, Adam Pringle 2, Lucas King and Joe Boyle whilst Harrison Arnold was voted man of the match. The 18 South now sit in 2nd place in the WFL White Division.

Also, at home were the 18 Central and they also had a comfortable win when they beat AC Finchley North 7-2 with Joshua Cross scoring a excellent hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Jack Latter 2, Haydn Tominey-Smith and Semir Abdelwahab with Harry Peter picking up the man of the match award for all of his off the ball work during the whole of the game.

Away to AC Finchley North saw the 15 North romp to a 9-2 victory with man of the match Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scoring three brilliant goals plus he also had two assists as well. The other goalscorers were Mahin Miah 3, Andrew Gentle 2 plus one from Daniel Curran.

The 15 East had a good 2-1 home win over Alexandra Park West with Brandon Trainis scoring the first goal and Joe-Joe Colman netting the second which keeps the East at the top of the table of Blue Division 2 points clear.

At home to Whetstone Wanderers Tigers were the 14 East and they lost 2-0 with the hard-working midfielder Alejandro Wood being named man of the match.

In the County Cup saw the 13 South play their local rivals Harpenden Colts Hornets and the South just edged it by winning 3-2 with goals from Freddie Reeves, George Dalton and Mason Leigerwood.

The 12 Orient also won 3-2 in their White Division league match in the WFL away at AC Finchley West after playing some of the best football of the season so far with some excellent play from their captain Bertie Postema. Alex Hails scored the first goal with a great strike from just inside the box and there were further goals from Vicente Luciani and Harry Rumble. The man of the match went to Josh Toop after a fine defensive display.

The 12 Spartans took part in a sizzling match with eleven goals being scored in their home game with Highgate & Muswell Hill Panthers but unfortunately, they lost 6-5. Scoring all the goals for the Spartans was man of the Dewayne Mitchell taking his tally to 8 in the league.

Away to Colney Heath Eagles were the 12 Vikings and after a very close game saw the Vikings eventually lose 4-3 with goals from Arlo Webb, Dylan Volans and Cristian Harvey with Alex Rothwell being named man of the match.

In the Robin Hood division saw the 9 East play away to St Albans Rangers Foxes and during the match saw Ollie Lee score an excellent brace of goals.

In the Cyril Squirrel league saw a very high scoring game and after the match the manager of the 7's said he had never seen a game like it and match concerned was the 7's away game against AC Finchley North and scoring goals for the 7's were Oscar Howlett 2, Archie Brown, Eddie Bailey, Orla Henry and Jack Durrant.

 

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 11th November 2018

 

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

The 8 North played an entertaining game away at Bedwell Rangers Milan which saw quite a few goals from both sides and scoring those for the 8 North were Stanley Seymour 2, Akexander Gow 2 and Alfie Miles whilst Charlie Nolan was voted man of the match.

Toby Thompson, Toby Sumner and Hugo Perez-Landrove scored the goals for the 8 South in there away match against Bengeo Tigers Bengals with goalkeeper Zac Johnson making some incredible saves during the game.

In a very close competitive home match between the 8 Lions and Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers which saw plenty of goals with Joshua Jury, Edward Beard and Matthew Denning all getting on the scoresheet for the Lions.

Toby Russ scored two goals for the 8 Gladiators in there away match with Watton Youth Dragons with the whole team being named man of the match.

Both Ashton Bolding and Lucas Thomas had great games for the 9 South as they took part in a very close against Bengeo Tigers Bengals.

At home to Bengeo Tigers Sumatrans were the 9 West and scoring goals for them were Bertie Bachman with four fine finishes whilst Paolo Iacobucci netted an excellent brace.

The 9 Orient who were away to Bury Rangers Stripes saw Uros Skipic score two goals whilst Billy Stone scored one and there was some great passing from Zak Stamp and Harry Dennis in this excellent team performance.

There were goals a plenty in the game between the 10 South who were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks and man of the match for the 10 South was Daniel Tiffen who hit a terrific hat-trick and he was well supported by Ronnie Wilton who also hit three goals as well.

Away to Lemsford Youth Tigers saw the 10 East take part in a closely contested match in which the keeper Nikhil Jagota for the East gave a fine performance between the sticks in that he quite a few crucial saves. The man of the match went to Will John who was awarded the title after a excellent all round performance in that he was always positive in looking to go forward and take on the opposing team.

At home to Ware Rangers Stripes were the 10 Central and they took part in a very scoring game with both teams finding the net on a regular basis. Scoring for the young Saints were Daniel Oldfield 3, Sam Peacock 2, Joshua Gibson 2, Max Haylock and Hayden Mistry.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars saw the 10 North also take part in a match with plenty of goals and Zac Imam started the ball rolling with a super left foot shot whilst Dylan Eccles added number two with a cracking header following a corner kick. Josh Cassidy scored a third goal with a spectacular free kick into the top right corner. Eddie Johnson added two more goals with him being well supported by Henry Tse, Olic Fan and Ted Stebbens whilst Josh Hirst slid home goal number six after a killer pass from Oliver Ajaegbu.

The 10 Central played Bedwell Rangers Wanderers at home and scoring goals for the young Saints were Edward Callum 3, Thomas Noble 2, Thomas Banks 2, Daniel Hart, Ethan Parsons and George Canaway.

Again the 10 Romans formed a strong shield in their match against Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers away and Han Boodhun scored two goals whilst Ross Hayden and Alex Matchett scored one apiece.

At home saw the 11 East take on Bury Rangers Reds and following an evenly match game which saw both sides score a few goals and scoring them for the East were Leon Rainey 2, Vince Di Girgenti, Matis Walton and Danny Quinn. The man of the match went defender Arthur Rennie-Sivell.

Away to Ware Rangers Santos were the 11 North and scoring goals for the North were Ethan Evans with two fine efforts whilst Jacob Standing, Simon Bobrowski and Charlie Yeo all scored one each.

The 10 West renamed the 11 West played 11 Victoria away and scoring goals in this high scoring match were Will Stone 3, Otis Lau-Johnson, Glynn Howells, Jack Burke, Conor Dwyer, Michal Glowaki with man of the match Oscar Roe also scoring one. Ollie Shadbolt. Jack Johnson and Freddie Nelson-Thorpe also played well.

Scoring two goals apiece for the 11 Centurions in their home match Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were Rory O'Connor and Zach Thomlinson with the Centurions all giving a outstanding team display.

The man of the match for the 11 Orient was awarded to the hard-working Edward Jones in there away game against Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks.

At last a change of opponents name from Wheathampstead to Welwyn Pegasus Blues which saw the 11 South play and getting on the score-sheet were Harrison Smith, Raf Fortuna, Thomas Denyer, Jacob Thomas and Theo Price.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

In the 1st round of the Challenge Cup saw the 18 West make sure they progressed to the next round with a 6-4 victory over Abbots Youth Blue at home following a very tight and close exciting game. Scoring the goals were Adam Johnson with three goals whilst Gideon Rowland also popped up with a hat-trick as well.

Also playing in the Challenge Cup were the 18 Orient and they were at home to Harpenden Colts Hawks and the match stayed competitive until the last 10 minutes when the Orient conceded two late goals to lose 2-0. The man of the match was goalkeeper Jamie Dunham who had a great game between the sticks.

In division 1 of the WHYL were the 16 Central and they were away at Watford Youth Sports Red and for the first 20 minutes it was a very tight game but then somehow Central switched off and conceded three goals in quick succession to go 3-0 down. Just before half time Ben Sommerbauer headed powerfully home following a Matt Roome corner kick to give them some hope in the for the second period, but Watford struck back early in the second hall to score another two goals to go 5-1 up. Then Matt Roome latched on to a long through ball from Callum Cornish whereupon he drilled it low into the back of the net to make it 5-2. Watford though scored another goal with 10 minutes to go for Central to eventually lose 6-2. The man of the match went Ben Sommerbauer who was great in defence and he stole forward to go on and score a great goal.

At home to the 16 West were the 16 East and the East went onto win 5-1 with Nasir Zaman scoring a brilliant hat-trick whilst Anton Nicolas -Sahota struck a fantastic brace to round-up the goalscorers for the East. Scoring for the West was David Joyner with Charlie O'Donnell being named as their man of the match. The man of the match for the 16 East went to Danny Anderson, a Vince Hilaire for the modern age!

The 16 Orient lost 6-0 at home to Watford Youth Sports Blue with Joe McCarthy having a good game at centre back and also in the midfield when he pushed on forward.

In a very close game with quite a few goals in saw the 16 North go down by the odd goal in seven when they lost 4-3 away to FC Hemel with Gowthaman Selvarajah scoring two goals whilst Alex Kouda got one. The man of the match went to the hard-working defender Nathan Morris.

At home to Hemel Youth were the 15 Boreal and the ripped through the visitor’s defence to go on and win 6-1 with goals from Tom Durrant, George Hall, Tom Randall, Oscar Ryan, Harry Sweetman and George Sippetts.  No man of the match because the whole team played brilliantly.

Away to Chorleywood Hurricanes saw the 15 South take part in a hard-fought game and despite the South being on the back foot for most of the match they restricted Chorleywood to few clear chances. With only a minute to the South won a penalty which was confidentially converted by Sam Hicks to give the South a 1-0 win and also their first league win of the season. The man of the match went to Alex Lawlor who created several chances with his incisive passing from midfield.

The 13 West were at home to Hemel Youth Blue and after trailing 1-0 early into the game they hit back to go on and win 7-1 (Tezza missed this one as he was watching the under 7's). Lewis Bullock scored the equaliser and then a great strike from Dylan Doyle from the right with the Hemel keeper just watching the ball as it flew past him made it 2-1 whilst Charlie Clark added a third after he just waltzed around the keeper and calmly slotted home.  Isaac Templeton then added a fourth goal whilst a superb run down the right wing and cross from Theo Robertson for Charlie Clark to tap home which was his second of the match put the West 5-1 up. Isaac Templeton then scored a scorcher with a fine right footed shot especially since he is a left footed player.

Theo Robertson then setup Charlie Clark to complete his hat-trick with a fantastically weighted through ball to complete the scoreline for the West to win 7-1. The man of the match went to Cody Smith after he gave strong display in the midfield.

At home to Hemel Aces Tigers saw the 13 Orient turn the right card over to record a 4-2 victory with two goals from Jensen Dean plus singles from Arthur Merriden and Ollie Rattle whilst Joshua Palminteri picked up the man of the match title.

Playing Harpenden Colts Harriers at home saw the visitors not get off the ground as the 13 Central went on to win 4-1 with the hardworking man of the match Davide Iacobucci scoring to of the goals whilst both Sam Hunt and Matthew Penfold scored one apiece.

The 13 Boreal lost 3-0 at home to Evergreen Youth Jaguars with Tomasz Bogacki being named man of the match after he had a good game in the back line.

In the second round of the County Cup saw the 13 Victoria take on AC Finchley West away and the boys gave a perfect performance in which they played some super attacking football as they ran-out easy winners by seven goals to one. A goal from Ollie Mullen put Victoria 1-0 up with a tidy finish and then Alex Strazza hit goal number two with a fine individual goal and then Calvin Wyatt was fouled inside the box for a penalty which he took himself but his spot kick was pushed out by the AC Finchley keeper, but Alex Strazza was on hand to knock in the rebound. In the second half saw Reece Lia score a delightful hat-trick whilst Victor Nicholas scored with a lovely curling shot for Victoria's final goal of in their 7-1 win. The man of the match was awarded to Alex Strazza after he gave a dominant performance in midfield.

The 12 Arrows lost 1-0 to a late goal away at Abbots Youth Blue with Liam Powell being named man of the match after he gave an outstanding performance in defence and also supporting the forward play.

Playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars at home saw the 12 West hit back after trailing 1-0 to go on and win 3-1 with Jasper Button scoring the equaliser with a fierce strike following a corner kick from Charlie Rose. Man of the match Dylan Martin made it 2-1 and then a sizzling free kick from Charlie Rose which flew into the back of the net sealed the 3-1 victory.

In the Intermediate Cup preliminary round were the 12 Dragons but it was Bovingdon Thunder who were in a roaring mood as they went onto win 5-0 with midfielder Alfie Brown being named as man of the match for the Dragons.

 

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

In the League Cup saw the 17 Girls play Kings Langley Youth Reds Girls at home and at half time they trailing 4-0 but they improved in the second goal which saw Alice Benson strike a wonderful goal which gave the Langley keeper no chance to make a save as the ball flew past her. The visitors struck another 3 goals for the 17 Girls to eventually lose 7-1 and the player of the match went to Alice Benson for her non stop running throughout the whole of the ninety minutes.

Also at home were the 16 Girls and they were taking part in the County Cup and they had no problems moving into the next round following a convincingly 9-2 win. Scoring all these goals were Mia Pinkham with a superb hat-trick and this was followed by two goals from Sophie Veal plus singles from Maz Horne-Batet, Jess Simpson, Sam Farrer and then finally one from the player of the match Katie Holder.

Away Garston Ladies Jaguars were the 15 Girls North and they lost 9-1 in the League Cup with player of the match Zoe Cowan scoring the Lady Saints consolation goal whilst Faye luckhurst also had a good game as well.

At home to Garston Ladies Panthers saw the 14 Girls North eventually lose 4-1 after they had been trailing at the break by one goal to nil. Esme Hume scored the goal for the 14 Girls North whilst defender Ruby Tickner was voted player of the match and she was well supported by Hope Hume.

The 13 Girls South went in at the break at home leading 2-1 against Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Orange and in the second period it was was the same scoreline so the South went on to win 4-2. Maisie Humphreys scored a tremendous three goals with all them being real crackers whilst Ellie Langton netted the fourth goal. The player of the match was awarded to the midfield dynamo Emilia Fishwick.

At home to Pro Direct Academy Herts Girls saw the 13 Girls North drawing 0-0 at half time but in the second half it was a different story as Pro Direct scored four goals to go on and win 4-0. Having a good games for the North were Jasmin Fells, Lucie Kemp, Ruby Peacock and Freya Bolam.

The hard working Anna Metcalfe was named the player of the match for the 10 Girls North in their home game against Bedwell Rangers Girls Dragons.

Also at home on the next pitch were the 10 Girls Central and they played Evergreen Youth Phoenix Girls and scoring goals for the Central team were Emily Hall, Enya Brewster and Grace Noorian whilst Charlotte Black picked up the player of the match award for her non stop hard work during the whole of the game.

The 9 Girls played a friendly against the Clubs Under 7 Boys team and both teams played exceptional well and scoring a few goals for the girls were Matilda Flynn, Sophea Bridge, Alexa Johnson and Demi Hall with two. No news of the boys scorers.

 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

In the Challenge Cup saw the 18 South play Enfield Town Youth away and at half time the hosts were winning 4-2 with both Harrison Arnold and Ross Weaver scoring a goal apiece for the South. In the second half it was a different story when the man of the match for the 18 South Harrison Arnold scored another three sizzling goals to take his tally to 4 for the match and then Ross Weaver scored another goal for the Saints to go on and win 6-4 following this tremendous fightback.

Away in the Blue Division of the WFL saw the 15 East play AC Finchley North and the East wind struck with force to win by five goals to nil. Hitting these goals were Joe Stone with two well taken efforts whilst there were further goals from Will Austen, Brandon Trainis and captain Sammy Gosine.

The Boreham Wood Youth Knights who were away at the 14 East proved they could win the joust between the teams by winning 3-0 and for the 14 East Ivan Raath who was making his debut for them was voted man of the match.

Away in the League Cup Group A were the 12 Orient and they were playing Hinton & Finchley Revolution Heroes and at half time Orient were trailing 2-0 but in the second half they produced a brilliant second half performance to a 5-2 victory. Scoring the goals were Alex Hails with 2 who was outstanding in midfield and Ollie Jay also scored two goals as well in the young Saints with Adam Oldfield scoring goal number five with a penalty in the last minute. The man of the match was given to Dima Gusev for his strong defensive display during the match.

 

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 4th November 2018

 

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

Away in the 3rd round of the League Cup were the 18 South and they were playing at HGS Academy and by half time the Saints had rattled in five goals to lead 5-0. In the second period more goals just kept coming and the final score at the final whistle was 12-0 to the South. Scoring these goals was Ross Weaver 5, Harrison Arnold 4. Lucas King 2 and one from Alex Banathy with the man of the match going to Scott Gentle who really worked hard in the midfield throughout the whole of the 90 minutes.

Another team in round 3 of the League Cup was the 18 Central and they won 4-2 away at Bushey Rangers with Harry Peters scoring two goals and this was followed by one a piece from Joshua Cross and Jack Latter and so it means they are through to the last 8 in the competition. The man of the match was goalkeeper Alex Good who made 3 outstanding saves during the match to stop Bushey from scoring any more goals.

At home to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars saw the 16 South go in at half time 3-0 down which was a bit of a shock to them as they were hoping for three points but that is how the score remained for the rest of the match. The only good news came after the game when all the boys were presented with their new Club Jackets which were sponsored by Trevor Cosgrove.

The 15 North were at home to AC Finchley North in a Blue Division league fixture and they went on to storm to a 10-0 win with Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scoring five of the goals. The other goalscorers were Mahin Miah 3, Daniel Curran and man of the match Jamie Kerr also scored one.

Away to Maccabi London Lions Blue were the 14 East and at half time they were losing 9-0 but they fought back in the second half and did not concede anymore goals so that is how the scoreline stood. The man of the match went to George Wilson.

In round one of the league cup saw the 13 South travel the short distance across town to play Harvesters North who play in two divisions above them and by the final whistle the South had lost 8-0. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Ben Huddlestone who made quite a few good saves and in doing so he stopped the score reaching double figures, I know Tezza was there and I saw him.

At home in the Challenge Cup to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars were the 12 Orient and they moved into the second round when Bertie Postema scored a cracking goal to decide the cup tie with a 1-0 win to the Orient. The tenacious midfielder Oscar Noble was named man of the match for all of his hard tackling during the game.

Well we move onto the 12 Spartans and they were away to Boreham Wood Youth Lancers also in the Challenge Cup and they also move into the next round with a 5-2 win with Dewayne Mitchell scoring all five of the goals. Goalkeeper Connor Wood was voted man of the match. 

The third Under 12 's team the Vikings were also playing in the Challenge Cup but they lost 3-1 to Hendon United with Luca Callegari scoring the only goal for the Vikings whilst the man of the match went to Adison Meech.

Away to Omonia Youth Gold were the 9 East and scoring the goals for the young Saints were Ollie Lee 2, Maxim Ushakov 2, Bailey Fennel 2 and Alfie Stangster with Thomas Bridge being named man of the match.

 Moving up to Cyril Squirrel division from the Larry Lamb division were the under 7's and they were away to London Colney Colts Blue and scoring for the young Saints after a excellent team display were Edward Bailey 2, Jack Durrant and Henry Neville.

 

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

The 16 Girls played Pro Direct Academy Enfield Girls away and drew 3-3 with both teams taking it in turns to be in front with Mia Pinkham scoring a great equalising goal for the match to end up all square at 3-3. Mia Pinkham also scored another goal early in the game whilst Sophie Veal also got on the score sheet during the second half. There was a Joint player of the match and it went Anna Gifford and Abbie Scanion.

The score was only 3-1 at half time for the 15 Girls as they were losing at home to Stevenage Borough Junior Girls Stars with Zoe Cowan scoring for the 15 Girls. In the second half despite them working hard they eventually ran-out 8-1 losers although captain Nicola Plumb led her team well and Faye Luckhurst worked hard as well.

Losing 3-0 at the break were the 14 Girls away to Potters Bar Crusaders Girls but they did fight back to win the second period 2-1 but it proved not be enough as they gradually went down 4-2 with Esme Hume and Kiera Ward scoring those second half goals. The player of the match went to the tough defender Ruby Tickner.

Away to Pro Direct Academy Herts Girls saw the 13 Girls North lose 3-0, no other information as come in.

At home in the County Cup were the 12 Girls North and they were playing Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Green and the Lady saints moved into the second round after the gave a strong performance with the defensive line being solid at the back whilst they were also dominant in possession and also were deadly in there counter attacks which saw them in the end win 11-1. Scoring all these goals were Hannah Pope 3, Kaela Laming 3, Emilie Hicks 2, Marina McCullen 2 and one from Isla Evans. There was a Joint player of the match and it went Hannah Litton and Caitlin Adair.

Trailing 1-0 away to Harpenden Colts Hawks Girls were the 12 Girls South in their County Cup match tie but in the second half it was a different story once the player of the match Deenah Khan found her scoring boots as she hit a glorious hat-trick for the South to run-out 3-1 winners. Anna Cox their captain really spurred them on in the second period to victory.

Player of the match for the 11 Girls Teagan Scarlett struck five goals for them in their home match against Denham Utd Ladies Youth Wildcats with further goals for the 11 Girls coming from Scarlett Robb, Rebecca Smith and Gabby Bradley.

Player of the match Verity Lobina scored the only goal for the 10 Girls North in there very close game at home to Garston Ladies Tigers.

Holly Green 3, Roisin Cullen 3 Alicia Gibson 2, Lucy Hosty 2 and one from Emily Ball were the goalscorers for the 10 Central Girls in their away match at Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Shooters whilst picking up the player of the match title for the Central Girls was Grace Noorian.

The 9 Girls started slowly as they adjusted to starting in less favoured roles, but it was end to end action throughout in there away game at a strong Watford FC Girls Yellow side but the girls grew in confidence and started to play some lovely football especially in the second half. Demi Hall finished nicely from the penalty spot which was won by Charlotte Luckhurst and there was also a goal for Jasmine Mercer plus two for player of the match Sacha Davies including a stunning solo effort. Great Team display from all of the 9 Girls.

At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Solar were the 8 Girls and scoring a goal for them was Liriel Macey.

 

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE 

If you ever play the 18 North you might thing you are seeing double when brothers George Piekarczyk and Henry Piekarczyk are playing as they are in deadly form right now as they both scored a goal apiece as the 18 North beat Chorleywood Archers away 2-0 as the hosts could not get there arrows out of their quiver. The man of the match went to Jack Hughes who was really on form.

In a match of many goals saw the 18 West come out on top by seven goals to four in their away match against Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers with the goalscorers being Adam Johnson 2, Gideon Rowland 2, James Knapp, Kishan Dhivar and Mazen Medhat.

The 18 Orient were 2-0 down at home at half time to Everett Rovers Yellow but they hit back to go on and win 4-2 with Kai Takahashi leading the way with two goals whilst both Matt Nash and Tom Keating scored one apiece. The man of the match went to Ettiene Hayward.

Away to Tornadoes JSC were the 16 West and after seven goals between them saw the Tornadoes just edge it by winning the game 4-3. Scoring for the West were David Joyner with two goals whilst Joe Fletcher netted one and central midfielder Matt Mooney was named man of the match.

In the Senior League Cup quarter-finals saw the 16 Central play away to their fellow club mates the 16 Orient and although the Central were missing two of there 1st choice strikers but Jack Percy made a welcome return after being out all season with a broken arm. After five minutes Jack Percy opened the scoring after receiving a neat pass from Jack McVeigh and then Matt Roome made it 2-0 whilst Myles Donkin made it three before Callum Cornish added one just before half time to give Central a 4-0 lead at the break. In the second period both Jack Percy and Matt Roome scored another goal each to take their tally for the match to two each and Central finally won 6-1 with Josh Hayworth scoring a late consolation goal for the Orient. The Central keeper Joe Moss was in top form in that he made some key saves at cruical times during the match.

The 16 North were away to Evergreen Youth in round one of the Junior League Cup  and despite the North battling away throughout the whole of the match they finally crashed to a heavy defeat with the whole squad getting a vote each for man of the match so it was decided it was a team effort for the award.

Also in the Junior League Cup were the 16 East and they took part in a tense away local derby with Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and it was decided in the end by a very late goal from Freddie Collins which gave the East a 1-0 victory. Wheato defied the odds playing a team from a higher division and they pushed the Beast from the East all the way before that late goal from Collins decided the game. The man of the match went to Charlie ''Der Kaiser '' Barnett who was resuming his role at right back.

The 15 South were at home to Harpenden Colts Hawks and the saints got off to a slow start and they found themselves 5-0 down at half time and then early in the second half a vicious free kick from Tom Every found the back of the net for the South to pull one goal back but the Hawks hit back with two of their own to finish the match 7-1 winners. In the second period of play the South showed more commitment and fight and Sam Hicks worked hard and involved in most of the better moves during the second half and in doing so richly deserved his man of the match award.

No info from the 14 South other than they lost 5-0 away at Watford Youth Sports White.

Playing in round 2 of the Junior League Cup saw the 13 Central win 2-0 away to Sandridge Rovers Tigers with a goal apiece from Sam Hunt and Oli Taylor whilst Brandon Mitchell worked hard at the back to make the Central team kept a clean sheet and in doing so he earnt the man of the match award.

The 13 Boreal also played in the second round of the Junior League Cup and they won 4-1 away to Tring Tornadoes Tigers with Boreal showing some real quality football although not realising that they should have scored more goals. Scoring the goals were Toma Tashev 2, Jackson McArthur and Harry Muir whilst the man of the match was shared between Max Fearey and Tomasz Bogacki for doing all the hard work in the midfield and defence.

Also playing away were the 13 West and they had a match at Watford Town in the Intermediate League Cup and they went in at half time leading 2-1 with two goals from Charlie Clark whilst Ben Mitchell headed home goal number three early in the second half for the 13 West to go 3-1 up. Then it became the '' Charlie Clark '' Roadshow as he hit another 7 goals to finish the match with a triple hat-trick or in otherwise 9 goals which saw the West win 10-3. So the man of match of course could go only to one player and that would be Charlie Clark you guessed it right!  For Watford Town there man of the match must be their keeper who made some fines saves to keep the scoreline down.

Although the 13 Victoria out played the league champions and the reigning cup holders Harpenden Colts Hurricanes they had to succumb to a 2-1 defeat in a Senior League Cup quarter-final away from home. Scoring an equalising goal for Victoria was Reece Lia when he snuck in at the back post after Harpenden had taken the lead with a long range shot giving keeper Noor Dajani no chance. The Hurricanes only scored the winner in the last minute when they were awarded a very soft penalty. For Victoria both Alex Strazza and Ollie Mullen had powerful shots on goal which alas did not go in whilst picking up the man of the match title was Gabriel Urhoma.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks saw the 12 South lose 4-2 with goals from Tom Jennings and man of the match Sam Estell who scored direct from a cracking free kick. The South missed loads of chances which would have either won them or drawn the match any other day.

The 12 Arrows were again finding there target when they defeated Aston Clinton Panthers 6-2 away despite the Panthers winning two penalties of which they only put one away. The Arrows were solid in defence and were very positive going forward and scoring those six goals for the Arrows were Fin Murphy 3, Luke Collins, Sam McGorrigan and Leon Negus-Roman. The man of the match was awarded to Cathal Gleeson.

 At home to Bovingdon Thunder saw the 12 Central who couldn't weather the storm as they eventually went down 3-1 with Jacob Pearson scoring Central only goal whilst Jake Lee was named man of the match.

With just about as many goalscorers as there was goals saw the 12 West beat Aston Clinton Cobras 10-0 at home with man of the match Jasper Button leading the way with a fine hat-trick. The other scorers were Charlie Rose, Josh Ladyman, Josh Woodley, Luca Turone, Casey Fletcher, Rory Graham and do not worry I had not forgotten you Tommy Morgan!

Playing Watford Town away were the roaring 12 Dragons and they won 6-0 with Josh Francois opening the scoring and this was followed by a brace from Steve Jacobs and a hat-trick from Mickey Napier. This was the 1st of 4 consecutive away matches and they put on a fantastic performance from front to back to win 6-0 and it could have double if it were not for the Watford keeper. The man of the match went to Harry Barnes who gave an accomplished performance at left back whilst Dylan Norman was also outstanding in midfield.

 

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

Well it was a good weekend for the St Albans City FC Eastern Junior Alliance Teams with all three winning and you could not wish for a better weekend than that. 

Let’s start off with the E.J.A 18's and they were at home to the league leaders Biggleswade Town who are unbeaten this season and both sides started brightly with some good football, but it was Biggleswade who struck first when their centre forward cut free into the box whereupon he calmly slotted the ball home. With 10 minutes to go before half time the Saints drew level when Nathan Hossen out wide on the left was brought down and from the resulting free kick 25 yards out saw RYAN ORDE step up and curl the ball into the top right corner to make it 1-1.The visitors continued to press and as the ball pinged around the six yard the Saints keeper Sam Galatis took a knock to his head and was replaced by his brother Zak Galatis in goal. In the second half again saw both sides looking for the winner and for the 18 EJA saw James Lawrence shoot narrowly wide before another break down the right saw EARL ATAT cross-cum-shot strike the foot of the far post despite the Biggleswade keeper getting a touch whereupon the ball rebounded into the back of the net for the winning goal and the match to end 2-1 to the Saints. The man of the match went to Ed Mann who stood in at left back and he did not put a foot wrong all game.

The 16 E.J.A. were away at Cockfosters E.J.A. and after only ten minutes play they found themselves 1-0 down but they quickly equalised after good work from Bradley Young who setup JACK McShane to fire home and for the score to remain at 1-1 at half time. In the second half following a good cross from Joe Vance saw BRADLEY YOUNG arrive at the back post and score with a thumping header to put the Saints 2-1 up. Cockfosters though hit back with ten minutes remaining to make 2-2 but the Saints went looking for the winner and got it in the last minute when BEN KIRBY drilled the ball low into the back of the net to give the 16 E.J.A. a 3-2 win.

The 14 E.J.A. played Saffron Walden E.J.A. at home in the league and the Saints tore them apart with a brilliant display of passing flowing football to go on and win 6-0 with goals from PEREZ WATERBERG who scored a tremendous hat-trick plus singles from BEN FREESTONE, JOSEPH BEARDON and JAKE BERRY.

FRIENDLY

The 10 West played the 11 Orient in a friendly today and won 5-3 with goals from Niall Rodrigues, Otis Lau-Johnston, Glyn Howells and two from man of the match Jack Burke. The rest of the 10 West squad was Ollie Shadbolt, Jack Johnson, Freddie Nelson-Thorpe, Rory Williams and goalkeeper Fin Murray.

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