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City Youth Match Reports 10 November 2019

See how your team did, read the latest City Youth match reports here.

Managers, don't forget to Text the Press Secretary, Terry Edwards by 11:00 pm on Sunday with your Result and Match Report. Text 07443541477.

Please note Managers will not be chased for their reports, there are now too many teams, if managers would like their report included then please text to Terry by the Sunday evening deadline.

St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports 10th November 2019


The STACY Girls 17's had a great win away over Herts Vipers with Mia Pinkham leading the goalscorers with four goals in the 17's Girls 6-3 win. The other scorers were Emma Judd and one for player of the match Maz Horne-Batet.

In the league cup saw the STACY 15 Girls North play Kinja Hailstorm away and the North had a win against a team from a division above with two goals from Keira Ward plus one from player of the match Siobhan O'Donnell.

Playing away to Belstone Youth Girls were the STACY Girls 14 South and they gradually went down 3-1 with Jemima Avery scoring the only goal for the South whilst Beth Watson was named player of the match.

The STACY Girls 14 North lost 2-0 at home to Herts Girls with Sarah-Jane Spears picking up the player of the match award.

At home to Garston Leopards were the STACY GIRLS 13 South and they romped to a 6-0 league division 2 win with player of the match Christina Afonso-Trindade scoring two of the goals. Scoring the other goals were Deenah Khan 2, Stella Ekbald-Piscetelli and Florence Tatlock.

The STACY Girls 12 North were at home to Welwyn Pegasus and finding the back of the net four times was Scarlett Robb in the North's 5-2 victory. whilst Emma Bracey scored the fifth goal and Olive Jones who hard for the whole of the game was named player of the match.

Away to the Herts Vipers were the STACY Girl 12 Wildcats and it proved to be in the end that the Vipers were the stronger team and just edged the game 3-0 with player of the match for the Wildcats going to central midfielder Daisy Harris.

In a match that saw plenty of goals for both sides saw Grace Noorian, Emily Ball, Rosin Cullen plus one own goal were the scorers for the STACY Girls 11 Central as they played Bedwell Rangers in the Purple division whilst Rosie Angel was named player of the match for the 11 Girls Central.

In the Lilac division saw the STACY Girls 11 North play Royston Town Girls at home and scoring two goals for them was Rachel Kincaid whilst Jemima Blessing was voted player of the match.

The STACY Girls 11 Wildcats were away Berkhamsted Comets Girls and Emily Gray was certainly living up to the name Wildcats as she netted four goals for them whilst Chloe Nuttall and Zara Stanley both scored one apiece.  The player of the match went to Zara Stanley who in the first half made a few fine saves during her stint in goal whilst in the second period she scored a goal after coming on the pitch to play up front.

A composed and confident performance against a resilient Evergreen Falcons side with Jasmine Mercer crowning a player of the match performance for the STACY Girls 10 Central with a fine goal whilst Alice Taylor took her opportunity well to reward the team with their persistent attacks.

Evie Dullaghan-Stone scored two goals for the STACY Girls 10 Wildcats in their match with Denham United Girls whilst both Lizzie Baylis and Siena Sahota scored a goal each. The player of the match was awarded to Asha Pisharody who gave a sterling performance in defence.

The STACY Girls 9 Romans played away to Meninas Manaus and Lucy Leonard scored two goals with Eva Barenthein and Rose Sharman also finding the back of the net as well. The player of the match went to the hard working Liriel Macey. 

The STACY Girls 9 Central took part in a very scoring game against Garston Ladies Tigers with both sides scoring quite a few goals each. The player Daisy Oaten was in fine form in that she scored 5 goals whilst Nell McKinstry, Amber Fells and Poppy Mills all scoring one each whilst the opposition voted Poppy Miller their player of the match.

Also taking part in a high scoring match was the STACY Girls 8 Romans as they played at home to Hitchin Belles Girls with the Romans goals coming from Nadeen Kelifa-Young 2, Grace Fergie 2 and Emily Watts.

Away to Garston Ladies Jaguars were the STACY Girls 8 Central and both Evie Rosenheim and Jess Kutcher scored a hat-trick each with joint player of the match Isabella Habbouchi scoring 2 whilst the other joint player of the match Esme Dreyer scored one. The other members of the squad who played were Jasmine Noorian, Lottie Dennis, Francesca Avila and Lola Mackintosh.



Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas saw man of the match Sebastian Drummond score a exciting three goals for the 8 East following a good team performance. 

At home to Watton Dragons were the 8 West and despite the match being played in very soggy conditions but that did not stop Seth Keaveny from scoring three great goals.

The 9 Lions took on Welwyn Pegasus Skys away with Daniel Davenport scoring their first goal with a Zac Weaver assist whilst Joshua Jury smashed home a second goal with Tristan Misty scoring a third following a brilliant solo run from the halfway line.

The 10 North were at home to Bedwell Rangers Lazio and Ollie Robinson was named man of the match after giving a fantastic performance in goal and in the second half he helped to setup a couple of North's goals. Scoring the goals were Junior Mitchell, Noah Fox and Alfie Sangster.

Following an outstanding team display saw the 10 South play away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and both Fin Henry and Sofiane Benadoud scored two goals each whilst Nathaniel Faldo scored one.




In the WHYL Challenge Cup 1st round saw the 18 West lose 4-3 on penalties to Watford Youth Sport Red after the match had been drawn 0-0 after extra time.

Also losing in round one of the Challenge Cup were the 18 East and they went down 11-2 away to Harpenden Colts Sporting with Freddie Collins and Gowt Selvarajah scoring the goals for the East.

Away to Tring Tornadoes Eagles were the 15 South and they had a sound 5-2 victory with two goals from Charlie Johnson and then two goals from Milla Mousdale plus one from Alfie Parkins.

Also winning 5-2 were the 15 East as they beat Watford Town at home and leading the goalscorers was Nick Berman with a hat-trick whilst both man of the match Mikio Ridgway and George Wilson both scored one apiece.

The 15 West won 2-1 at home Harpenden Colts Typhoons with goals from John Henry-Yeo and Alex Maiden whilst Dylan Laird picked up the man of the match title.

In the quarter-final of the Senior League Cup saw 14 Victoria come out on top 3-2 after a very tight game with goals from Joe Caffery, Ashton Latter and Ollie Mullen whilst Archie Hobbs was named as man of the match.

At home to Harpenden Colts were the 14 West and despite Charlie West hitting the crossbar early on the 14 West knew that luck was not going their way as Harpenden Colts Hurricanes broke away to open the scoring to go 1-0 up. The young Saints did find the back of the net but alas there was no VAR, so it was disallowed for offside and the Hurricanes broke away to score again. Kai Birks the West's keeper did make a good save to stop a penalty kick otherwise it could have been more than a 2-0 defeat. The man of the match went Freddie Penford who just brilliant in the midfield.

Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Purple saw the 14 Central return with all three points after a fine 4-2 with goals from Matt Croston, Jonathan Harris, Rafael Hickson and one from man of the match Oliver Taylor.

Away to Watford Youth Sports White saw them certainly whitewashed when the 14 Boreal rattled in nine goals to go and win 9-3. Blenor Brahimi led the way with 4 goals whilst Ali Nawar scored a hat-trick with both Amos Petric and Hamza Ramdan rounded up the scoring with one apiece.

In the County Cup saw the 13 South lead 2-0 at half time away to Baldock Templar and at the final whistle the South had scored another eight goals to win 10-0. Sam Estell led the way with a second half hat-trick with the South playing some great passing football in the second period whilst both Freddie Yeo and Elyan Bakour scored two goals each with three players all scoring one goal and they were Josh Smith, Ethan Howard and man of the match Owen Weaver.

At home to Echoes were the 13 Arrows and their shots on goal were certainly finding the bull as they won 8-0 with six different goalscorers. Scoring the goals were Joe Clinton 2, Fin Murphy 2, Cathal Gleeson, Ollie Denyer, Luke Collins and one for man of the match Louis Godfrey.

In the County Cup saw the 13 West lose 4-2 away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks although Charlie Rose scored a cracking goal to pull the West back into the game when they were 2-0 down. Josh O'Brien scored the other goal for the West with a lovely header which was his first goal for the club whilst Tommy Morgan was voted man of the match after giving a great performance in midfield.

The 13 Dragons lost 3-0 at home Everett Rovers Black with Steven Jacobs picking up the man of the match title for the Dragons.

The 12 Gladiators were at home in the 2nd round of the Senior League Cup and at full time the score was 4-4 with man of the match Frankie Coyle scoring a hat-trick whilst Aimar Villanueva Garcia scored the fourth goal. So, to penalties and despite Leon Rainey, Frankie Coyle and Archie Leggatt-Martin scoring from the spot alas the Gladiators finally went out of the cup 4-3 on the spot kicks.

In the Intermediate Cup saw the 12 Centurions win 2-1 at home to Hemel Youth Blue with goals from Jayden Nevers Wright and H. Nsubuga. 

The 12 West lost 5-0 away in the second round of Junior League Cup to Kings Langley with the man of the match going to S. Llewellin.



The 14 South played an exciting match at home against Edmonton Rangers Lions and the Lions were certainly kept in their cage as the South went onto win 6-0. Scoring the goals for the young Saints were Freddie Reeves 2, man of the match Toma Tashev with 2 whilst both Alexis Awonuga and Cameron Choudhury scored one apiece.

The 13 Orient played in the county cup away to Letchworth Garden City Eagles who Elite play in the Junior Premier League and both teams played some excellent football with both sides defences on top and so the match finally ended up at 0-0. So, the match went to penalties and scoring for Orient were Luca Lepley, Tomer Cohen and Alex Hails who stepped up to smash his spot kick into the bottom corner for the winner as the South won 3-2. Keeper Vicente Luciani made 2 outstanding penalty saves to ensure the Orient move on into the next round.

The 13 Spartans kept those Whetstone Cougars under control with a fantastic 8-2 victory and leading the goalscorers was Dewayne Mitchell with a double hat-trick, yes six goals, well done Dewayne. The other scorers were Luca Castaldo and Felix Mensah with wing back Zevik Cowell being man of the match.

The 12 Victoria played a friendly against London Colney Colts Blue and after a very hard-fought match saw Victoria come out on top by winning by three goals to one. Scoring for the young Saints were Olly Mead, Stanley Seeby and Aidan Keigher.

In the Red division of the WFL saw the 11 West take on Harvesters Lions away and scoring for the West were Jack Burke, Lennon McKessick and Kyle Lloyd whilst the man of the match was awarded to Otis Lau-Johnston.



U18s made the long trip to Burnham Ramblers in the EJA Ingleby Cup with an injury depleted squad.

Saints started brightly having the lion’s share of possession however struggled to create clear cut chances until deep into the first half when Ralfe found Clarke with a through ball who rounded the keeper and hit a goal bound shot that was cleared off the line by Ramblers defender. 0-0 Half Time.

The second half was the same story although Saints began to create more chances with Banergee going close with a smart turn and shot in the area brilliantly saved by Burnham keeper.

Saints took a deserved lead on 85 minutes a swift move down the right found Armstrong who beat the defender and his cross was met by oncoming Lawrence who dispatched a left foot half volley into the net. The game was all but won however from a rare break Ramblers beat offside trap to level on 89 minutes. Full time 1-1.

The first half of extra time was the same pattern but remained goalless. In the second half saints continued to look for a winner and went ahead with Banerjee flicking on a long Wilkins throw leaving Ralfe with an easy tap in at the back post. Saints looked comfortable until with 2 mins to go a mix up in their box saw Ramblers equalise again. Extra time 2-2 onto Penalties.

Burnham went first but kick superbly saved by Galatis diving to his left. Banerjee stepped up for Saints to score sending Burnham keeper the wrong way.

Galatis saved the next one with a low save to his right and Hossen scoring for saints 2-0.

Galatis was now full of confidence and pulled off another save low to his left leaving Ralfe the opportunity to win the game. He stepped up and smashed his kick in off the underside of the bar, Saints finally through to the next round.

Men of the match Jarvis Wilkins excellent display at right back and midfield and Saints keeper Sam Galatis who had very little to do during the game until the shootout saving 3 out of 3 penalties.

Result 2-2 AET U18s win 3-0 on Pens.



City Youth Match Reports - Tournament Reports June 2019


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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports Tournament Reports

U9 Girls - Buntingford 5 aside Champions.

Girls sailed through the group stage with a 100% record, scoring 13 goals and conceding  only 1. The semi final proved trickier, ending 1-1 against local rivals Harvesters. City Youth held their nerve winning the resulting penalty shoot out 3-2.
The girls regained their momentum for the final, beating Hitchin Belles 1-0 in an exciting climax to the day.
Excellent and determined play from the entire squad.

Group Matches:
Vs Hitchin 2-0 (Sacha Davies x2)
Vs Stevenage Starlets Gold 2-0 (Alexa Johnson & Amie Bush)
Vs Harvester 2-1 (Demi Hall & Amie Bush)
Vs Bury Ranger 4-0 (Sacha Davies x3 & Demi Hall)
Vs Stevenage Starlets Navy 3-0 (Amie Bush, Alexa Johnson & Jasmine Mercer)

Semi Final 1-1 (Demi Hall)
3-2 on penalties (Sacha Davies, Amy Bush & Matilda Flynn.

Vs Hitchin Belles 1-0 (Demi Hall)

U10 West Win Evergreen Tournament

Group Games:

4-0 win v Hemel Athletic (Conor 3, Glyn)

2-0 win v Bushey Rangers Yellow (Freddie, Glyn)

2-1 win v Evergreen Tigers (Conor, Niall with a later winner)

Quarter Final:

2-1 v Evergreen Sharks (Otis, Conor)

Semifinal: 3-0 win v Cassiobury Blue (Jack 2, Conor)

Final: 1-0 win v  West Herts FC (Conor)


Under 11 Girls Wildcats

The Under 11's Girls Wildcats came runners-up today in this tournament, losing only on pens in the final. We are a new team, playing since Jan, so the girls have performed brilliantly.

Results and scorers were as follows:

Group stage

Berkhamsted Comets 1-0 Wildcats

Wildcats 2-0 Evergreen Hawks (Ellie Ratcliffe, Daisy Harris)

Chipperfield Black 0-3 Wildcats (Gracie Adams Avis, Reese Anscomb (2))

Evergreen Ospreys 0-2 Wildcats (Ellie Ratcliffe, Reese Anscomb)


Evergreen Eagles 2-2 Wildcats (Ellie Ratcliffe, Gracie Adams Avis) - won 6-5 on penalties (successful kicks from Reese Anscomb, Gracie Adams Avis, Ellie Ratcliffe, Lily Latham, Daisy Harris and Poppy Williams, and then Poppy Williams saving the vital spot kick in sudden death)


Garston Ladies 0-0 Wildcats (lost 2-1 on penalties (successful kick from Daisy Harris)


Under 11's Girls North - Woburn and Wavendon Lionesses Tournament 2019.

This was always going to be a difficult tournament for the Under 11 Girls North, returning as 2018 U10s champions.

The team were placed in group C (the group of death).

Three group winners and the best runner up would play the semi finals. Winner group A V best runner up and winner of group B vs winner of group C.

Game one: Hitchin Belles.

Won 1-0 goal Michelle Lam.

Game two: Bedford Girls.

Won 1-0 goal Emily Edgecombe.

Game three: Luton Allstar Lionesses

bye (team didn't turn up) 1-0 win

Game four: Bromham Youth.

Won 4-0 goals Rebecca Smith, Scarlett Robb, Bailey Killner, Alessia Cipolla.

Game five: Moretonville Juniors Firebirds.

Won 2-1 goals Michelle Lam and Scarlett Annie Robb

Group winners undefeated.

Semi final Vs winners of group B

Kingsthorpe Jets Reds.

Won 3-0 goals Scarlett Robb 2 Michelle Lam 1.

Final Vs Moretonville Juniors Firebirds.

Lost 2-0

Runners up.



Berkhamsted Tournament

Another great team performance. Going the whole tournament without conceding a goal in normal play.

Group A

Game 1: Hitchin Belles Whites. Won 2-0

Goals Michelle Lam 2.

Game 2: Berkhamsted Raiders Supernovas. Won 4-0

Goals Rebecca Smith 2, Michelle Lam, Emily Edgecombe.

Game 3: Berkhamsted Raiders Allstars. Won 3-0

Goals Scarlett Robb, Michelle Lam, Emily Edgecombe.

Game 4: Garston Jaguars. Won 2-0

Goals Rebecca Smith, Scarlett Robb.

Group A winners.

Final Vs Berkhamsted Raiders Comets.

Normal time 0-0

AET 0-0

Pens lost 4-3

Pens scored by Scarlett Robb, Michelle Lam and Alessia Cipolla.

Runners up.

The squad was unstoppable in the group stages playing some outstanding football, breaking at pace with great cross field passing and superb finishing that the oppositions defences couldn't deal with. Our defensive play was also solid, not giving the oppositions attacking players a chance.

In the final it was much the same. But the ball just wouldn't go in. With all of the Berkhamsted team behind the ball, the girls just couldn't quite find a way to get the ball over the line.

The dreaded penalty shoot out loomed. A great save by Vanessa for the first penalty tipping the ball over the bar. We then scored a couple then missed a couple. Berkhamsted went on to win. It was a great team effort and our girls were by far the best team at the tournament.

Under 14 EJA on Tour

After a great first season in the EJA league the squad and travelling army journeyed to Holland for our end of season tour.  From our base we moved on the Friday to play TSV Meerbusch in Germany on what can only be described as phenomenal facilities.  Our opponents regularly play against academy sides of Borrusia Monchengladbach, Schalke 04 and Dusseldorf, so we knew that we would be in for a stern test, especially as it was 80 degrees!! 

 The game itself was an exhibition of beautiful pass and move football from both teams, played in a wonderful spirit.  The first half was evenly matched, however it was TSV who went ahead through a superb finish from their centre forward.  Not to be outdone, City swept from one end to the other in a fine passing move which resulted in lobbed finish from Max Machen.  Half time 1-1.  In the second half it was a pretty affair with both teams having chances to win the game, ultimately the heat started to take its effect and the game ended in a 1-1 result. 

TSV Meerbusch 1 – 1 St Albans City FC EJA

Max Machen

On the Saturday we ventured to VVSEC near Eindhoven and played in an 8 team 11 a side tournament, again in intense heat.  Buoyed on by our supporters, playing on wonderful pitches we played with a level of intensity that proved decisive throughout the tournament.  At times the possession based football played by the squad was outstanding and our opponents could not compete with it, as a result we marched relentlessly to a tournament win which was well deserved.

A superb first tour for the squad and supporters, an amazing experience of football, fun, laughter and development… the boys can have a well deserved rest.

Tournament results

St Albans City FC EJA 3 – 0 Desto (Utrecht)

Max Machen, Jake Berry, Thomas Pinkham

St Albans City FC EJA 5 – 0 SC Woerden (Woerden)

Jake Berry 2, James Breen, Perez Waterberg, Jamie Roper

St Albans City FC EJA 3 – 0 VV Sec (Soest)

Max Machen, Joseph Beardon, Thomas Pinkham


SV Houten 0 – 1 St Albans City FC EJA


Under 7s win prestigious Whetstone Tournament

A week after suffering last minute extra time final heartache at the Harvesters tournament, St Albans City Youth Under 7 were victorious at the prestigious Whetstone Wanderers sixes.

With 18 high level teams across three groups, the Saints navigated their way to the semi finals, winning their group with 5 victories out of 5.

In their first group game they beat Global Football Academy 5-0 with Oscar Howlett scoring twice, alongside Will Johnson, Henry Neville and Eddie Bailey who scored one apiece.

Their second group game saw them take on Panthera FC and a 3-0 victory, with Oscar Howlett grabbing a brace, and Eddie Bailey one.

Sports London Benfica were next up, and another 5-0 victory followed, Will Johnson grabbing a hat trick, with Henry Neville and Oscar Howlett also on the scoresheet.

A tight top of the table affair in game 4 saw a hard fought victory over Whetstone Wanderers Falcons, Henry  Neville settling the game with a powerful right foot finish with a minute to go.

The last group game a 6-1 victory was completed with a Oscar Howlett hat trick plus two from Will Johnson and one from Eddie Bailey.

The semi final saw a re-match of the previous weeks semi final at the Harvesters tournament against Whetstone Wanderers Eagles, and after trailing 1-0 for much of the game, the Saints hit back late in the game, with Oscar Howlett netting twice and Baxter Collingridge and Eddie Bailey grabbing one apiece.

The final was always going to be a tight affair, up against fellow Watford Friendly League side Wingate and Finchley.  The Saints took the lead after 2 minutes through a lovely drilled finish Eddie Bailey, but had to thank a wonder save from Baxter Collingridge to keep them in front at the break.

The second half saw some excellent resolute defending from Henry Neville and Isaac Stirrat, coupled with excellent counter attacking play from the dynamic quartet of Jack Durant, Oscar Howlett, Eddie Bailey and Will Johnson, which saw the Saints hold on to land the trophy.

Under 10 West - Win Knebworth Tournament

They started well, with wins vs Watton, Codicote and Knebworth but losses against Letchworth and Watton meant 2nd place in the group. After seeing off Watton 1-0 in the semi-final, they had a chance of revenge in the final vs Letchworth, winning 1-0 win to be crowned champions. Well done Harvey M, Lennon, Rory, Oli, Otis, Conor, Jack J, Glyn and manager Tom Johnson, you all did City Youth proud!


There were some very good teams on show in the Letchworth Girls Tournament and there was some excellent football played by the STACY 11 Girls North.

In their 1st Group match saw the 11 Girls beat Bedford Ladies & Girls 4-0 and scoring the goals were Laila Brown with a hat-trick whilst Alessia Cipolla got the fourth goal. In the next group match saw them win 2-0 against Bedwell Rangers Pheonix with a goal apiece from Teagan Scarlett and Laila Brown

Their 3rd match was against Wootton Rangers and in this game saw the 11 Girls North draw 1-1 with Teagan Scarlett scoring a fine equalizing goal. For the final group match saw them beat Hitchin Belles Blues B 3-0 and getting on the score-sheet were Rebecca Smith, Emily Edgecombe and Teagan Scarlett and so they finished-up as Group B winners. 

So to the semi-final where they played Hitchin Belles Blues A which saw the STACY 11 Girls North lose their 1st game of the tournament 2-1 with Teagan Scarlett scoring the young Saints only goal of the match but this did take her tally to the tournament to 4. The eventual winners were Wootton Rangers who the 11 Girls North drew 1-1 with in their 3rd group match.


City Youth Match Reports 19 May 2019


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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 19th May 2019


The Under 12 ORIENT finished off a brilliant season on a high note with a comfortable 5-2 win away at HGS Academy.  Another cracker from Bertie Postema got the team back on level terms after HGS had taken a surprise 1-0 lead. Goals from Ollie Jay, Harry Rumble and and two from Oscar Noble secured another three points and means the team now wins this competitive White division in the WFL by an impressive 7 point margin.  Adam Oldfield playing in his last match after 5 years service with the Orient was man of the match for a typical all action and committed display.

P      W       D      L      GF     GA     GD      PTS.

22     18       3      1      85       30    +55       57   

Leading league goalscorers Ollie Jay and Oscar Noble both on 19 goals each whilst Alex Hails is on 14.


City Youth FC Under 13 West faced Sun Sports Blue in the Intermediate Cup Final

West, having finished runners up in division 2 to Sun Sports Blue by 2 points where keen to finish the season with some silverware and stop Sun Sports doing the double.

The game started at a great pace with West having a lot of the ball, when Sun Sports did have the ball West pressed well as a team to win the ball back. Sun Sports keeper playing his last game before joining Watford Academy was on fine form snuffing out any through balls that his defence missed. With Sun Sports having no joy in midfield they opted to go long with their keeper almost hitting Wests penalty area, but Lenny Brandon and Archie Connolly playing at the back were a wall that could not be breached, 0-0 at halftime. 

In the 2nd half West started to dominate with several chances once again being thwarted by Sun Sports keeper, a free kick swung in by Ben Mitchel with Charlie Clark getting on the end of it at the back post was meet by the keeper at full stretch. Extra time was starting to edge closer when another long ball was sent over the top this time Lenny Brandon put his foot through the ball and almost caught the keeper out with him just tipping it over the bar, West had themselves a corner, with 3 minutes left on the clock the ball was swung and landed at the feet of Charlie CLARK who rifled in a low shot in to the far corner to start the celebrations, West had a chance to add a 2nd as Sun Sports pushed forward in the dying minutes of time added on.

Final score 1-0 to West. It was one of the best team performances of the season and would be difficult to award MOM.

The Hertfordshire Development League Under 9 White League Cup Final

St Albans City 9 South v Wheathampsted 9 Pumas. Playes at the County Ground, Letchworth

Score - 2 - 3 (AET)

This final lived up to the close encounters the teams had fought out in their league meetings earlier in the season. The first quarter was a cagey affair with both teams creating chances. Nathaniel Faldo made 2 excellent saves for City to keep the Pumas at bay until just before the break when a corner was converted to give the Pumas the lead.

City started the second quarter with great intent and camped out in the Pumas half. After a lot of pressure Julian JORDAN skillfully blasting home the equaliser from the edge of the area. Two minutes later Finlay SEABROOK broke free in midfield and drove forward slotting the ball into the Pumas goal to give City a 2-1 lead.

The 3rd quarter was an end to end battle but Harry Mayhew,  Oliver Sanders and Lucas Thomas in the City defence calmly dealt with the pressure.

The final quarter followed a similar pattern, City pushed forward with Fin Henry working hard and creating some good chances but sadly the ball just wouldn't go in to extend City's lead. Then on the break the Pumas sneaked an equaliser forcing extra time.

City continued to work hard with Will Maiella and Ashden Balding driving City forward but they just couldn't sneak the ball over the line. Instead the Pumas did manage to get a 3rd goal. City battled hard to the end with Finlay Seabrook and Sofiane Benadoud both having chances but it just wasn't to be. Extra time ended with City going down 3-2. A sad ending but a fantastic performance, with the better team unfortunately coming out losers on an excellent occasion. But the boys have vowed to come back stronger next season.



City Youth Match Reports 12 May 2019


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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 12th May 2019

Hertfordshire Development League David Wray Silver Division Cup Final

St Albans City Youth U11 Centurions met Ware Rangers Santos in the final of the Hertfordshire Development League David Wray Silver Division Cup Final. After an early penalty went against Centurions, the game unfolded into a very hard fought match, the lead changing hands a number of times until the final minute. Centurions were behind 4-3, but were saved by another goal, pushing the tussle into extra time. Ware went ahead 5-4, but couldn’t hold out against the mighty Centurions team performance, putting the St Albans team 2 goals ahead by the final whistle – 7-5 to Centurions… the Cup winners. Scoring the goals for the Centurions were Jayden Wright with five whilst both Noah West and Rory O'Connor got one apiece.

Junior League Cup Final

U18 Orient went into Sunday’s Junior League Cup Final looking for the seasons second piece of silverware having clinched the league title a few weeks earlier.

The game against Harpenden Colts Jaguars started brightly for Harpenden keeping Orient pushed back into their own half for the first few minutes but didn’t really trouble Jamie Durham the Orient keeper, things turned midway through the half and Orient started to get some chances and began threatening the Harpenden goal, with Matt Small and Kai Takahashi hitting the woodwork and a few other shots forcing the Harpenden goalie to make saves, but the all important goal wasn’t forthcoming and the first half ended 0-0. Right from the second half kick off Harpenden caught the Orient players napping and scored the first goal of the game within a minute of the restart, the goal seemed the wake the Orient team up and they started playing the ball around and pushing towards the Harpenden goal once again, as the game progressed Orient looked like the team that could score next, but still couldn’t find the back of the net, with about 10 minutes to go Harpenden looked like they would double their lead but for a fantastic low save from Jamie, Orient still had a chance. with only a couple of minutes to go Orient gave their all, but even after Kai hit the woodwork for the second time in the game it wasn’t to be as the final whistle blew. Final score 1-0 to Harpenden Jaguars. Our Man of the Match went to Matt Nash Although Callum Furness, Orients central defender and team captain also had a great game.

Under 16 Central v Hemel Youth Reds

CENTRAL U16 went into their 3rd consecutive Cup Final with a string of injuries and playing against a team who had lost twice all season in all competitions. On paper, CENTRAL would still be favourites, but Hemel Youth REDS are a far stronger team than the one relegated from Division 1 last season following a summer recruiting 3 Luton Town Academy players and 2 EJA players.

Both teams started the game quite cautiously, but Hemel grew into the game first and started to look the stronger of the two teams. Their midfield and attack, which we knew beforehand was strong, linked well and started to put the CENTRAL defence under ever more pressure. CENTRAL struggled to create any meaningful attacks making us wonder if the absence of Jack Percy with torn ankle ligaments and Calum Cornish with a back injury were going to be badly missed. CENTRALS defence however had clear instructions which marshalled by Rob Brown in the centre of defence and supported by Angelo Calatrava and Ben Sommerbauer as defensive midfielders held strong up to half time with the score line still 0:0.

Concern grew during the half time break when Elliot Smith confirmed that his back problem in the weeks leading up to the game was progressively worsening and he was worried how much longer he could continue. He declared himself strong enough to continue but CENTRALS coaches were sufficiently concerned to immediately start thinking of how to accommodate replacing Smith with no recognised Central Defender on the bench. Sure enough 5 minutes into the second half Smith couldn’t continue, but the frantic half time discussions between coaches and players had resulted in a replacement being ready. Up stepped Myles Donkin, a recognised attacking midfielder but brave enough to commit himself to a central defensive role. The wheels could have come off at this point bearing in mind the strength of the Hemel attack, but Donkin slotted in incredibly well and working alongside Rob Brown with Luke Hill one side and John McVeigh the other, CENTRALS defence looked as strong as ever.

A slight re-shuffle at half time, replacing the extremely hard-working Ollie Gilmour with the fresh legs of Matty Bleakley on the left and moving Daniel Onochie-Williams into his favoured central striking role, coupled with the added confidence that the defence could deal with Hemel’s attack saw the game slowly swing in CENTRALs favour. Matty Bleakley’s renowned touch earned him those vital extra seconds on the ball to be able to pick his pass and open the whole pitch by switching play frequently to the right to get Matt Roome more involved. Supported by Josh Penning, CENTRALS central midfield work horse, the attacking threat grew when on 60 minutes a fantastic lofted pass from Matt Roome over the Hemel defence found Daniel Onochie-Williams surging through on goal. Onochie-Williams had to deal with a difficult bounce on a hard pitch but his right boot connected in the nick of time to lob the ball over the Hemel keeper and into the back of the net.  

Hemel seemed even more determined after conceding, mounting attack after attack. Joe Moss in CENTRALs goal was called upon more and more pulling off a couple of great saves, dealing with some high balls brilliantly and after an indecisive first half, racing off his line to help clear danger around the penalty area. A huge scare from a Hemel free kick and some frantic defending saw John McVeigh clear the ball off the line just as Hemel thought they had equalised. CENTRAL kept fighting back and on 77 minutes an attack started by Angelo Calatrava and aided by Josh Penning, saw Matt Roome gather the ball on the edge of the Hemel penalty area. Looking to shoot but with little option, Roome squared the ball to Onochie-Williams, who dribbled wide across the area and from about 15 yards out wide of goal, turned and stuck an almighty thunderbolt of a shot right into the roof of the Hemel net. Goal of the Season and a 2:0 lead to CENTRAL with no more than 5 minutes remaining meant that CENTRAL just had to remain calm and see the game out, which they did with some good possession football.

Man of the Match, Angelo Calatrava in holding midfield, but others particularly Rob Brown and Matt Roome arguably came close.

Goals from Daniel Onochie-Williams (2), assisted on each occasion by Matt Roome.

SCI Isle of Wight Cup

St Albans City Victoria U13s rounded off an excellent season by winning the prestigious SCI Isle of Wight tournament across the Bank Holiday weekend. Victoria took on top sides from all over the UK and day one saw the Vics finish with a perfect record with wins over Wealdstone Youth (4-0), Alvis Juniors from Coventry (3-1), Teddington Wolves (7-0), before a narrow 1-0 win in a competitive game versus Downside Youth. The boys entered day two of the competition in confident mood, but it was to be a tougher day with narrow victories over Isle of Wight league champions Gurnard Storm 1-0 and tournament runners up Teddington Wolves with another 1-0 win. The boys closed out the tournament with a convincing 3-0 win over Newport Youth before losing their perfect record to Middlesex County Cup finalists Bessingbury Park 1-0 in the final game. The weekend saw stand out performances from the whole squad with the team scoring 21 goals and conceding only 2 across the tournament. Aston Latter took his tally for the season to 25 goals with 6 across the weekend, Ollie Mullen scored 5 and Freddie Roe chipping in with 4. Alex Strazza, Benjy Stone and Gabriel Urhoma were all outstanding at the back and it was captain Strazza who picked up the trophy from former Leicester and Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge at the awards evening. Victoria are now amongst the elite U13 sides across Hertfordshire and will be hoping to go one better next season in the league, where they finished runners up in the West Herts Youth League Premier Division to a powerful Kings Langley outfit. 



CHAMPIONS, CHAMPIONS That was the shout for the 12 Orient as they played Omonia Youth Green in a top of the table clash in the White Division of the Watford Friendly League with the winners going on to have the slight edge in that both teams having just one more match to play.and it was the young Saints who rose to the occasion and put in a fantastic performance at home to run out 6-0 winners and also win the league title. 

The boys produced some terrific football and it was a real team effort and it was man of the match Bertie Postema who set the ball rolling with a cracking left foot strike. He got his second minutes later following a well struck free kick as the team dominated possession to go 2-0 up at half time. The second half followed a similar pattern with Ed Purple and Oscar Noble pulling the strings in midfield creating numerous chances one of which was converted beautifully by Tomer Cohen. The Orient's top goalscorer Ollie Jay added two more goals and then Lucas Berry made it 6-0 to round off a brilliant evening and ensure 12 Orient with the league title. 

With just one match to go sees the !2 Orient having  P 21  W 17  D 3  L 1  GF 80  GA 28  GD +52  PTS  54,  with Omonia Youth in 2nd place on 50 points having also one more match to play.   

Well done Lads, come on you Saints.

Under 16 Spring Cup Final City Youth v AEK Black

We took an early lead through Louis Baker and played really well for 20 minutes and then AEK's long ball game got on top of us. They equalised just before half time and went 2-1 and then 3-1 up in the second half. We finally came back to life with 10 minutes to go and Luca De Oliveira and Louis Baker scored two goals in the last 5 minutes.

Extra time was a fairly even affair and the game went to penalties. We scored our first four penalties (Louis Baker, Adam Robinson, Kyle Rogers and Jaime Filipe Gama) and so did they. Declan Jackson our keeper then saved their fifth and Luke Mann stepped up and scored our fifth and winning penalty.

Sam Johnston was our man of the match.

U10 North White Division Cup Final

U10 North played an extremely hard fought game against Wheathamstead Wanderers U10 Jaguars, loosing narrowly 1-2 on the day. After unfortunately missing several chances and playing extremely well in the first half they conceded two well worked goals to Wheathamstead in the third quarter. The boys fought back with a goal supplied from Josh Cassidy’s shot for Captain and Man of the Match Oliver Ajaegbu to poke in the rebound. Despite a great final quarter they could not get the equaliser. We are so proud of the whole team for a great season, cup run and final performance! Well done!!

Under 12 Orient win the Northwood six aside tournament

In the group stage they beat Hemel Aces Tigers 2-0 with goals from Oscar Noble and Alex Hails. They followed this up with a 4-0 win against sun sports with 2 cracking goals from Bertie Postema; Alex Hails and Luca Lepley also scoring. Luca, very impressive making his debut for Orient, then scored a terrific winner against Harefield. The team's form dipped slightly, drawing a close match 0-0 against Ruislip Rangers then losing against Northwood but still went through to the final on goals scored. In the final they faced a very strong Wembley team and the team were grateful to goalkeeper Harry Rumble who made a magnificent save after two minutes. The Orient boys then really rose to the occasion and dominated possession eventually winning the game after extra time with a cracking strike from Ed Purple. 

HGFPL Shield Final - St Albans U11 Girls North 0 Welwyn Pegasus 2

The nerves got the better of the team today. The game was played on the all-weather pitch at Harvester FC. A good direct Welwyn side proved too much for the team to break down today. A few tired legs as a couple of the girls had already played a District schools game this morning. A very nervous start and we were under pressure early on. We started to get into the game but Welwyn scored a good goal from the edge of the box just into the second half. With a few minutes to go Welwyn scored a second and it was game over. The girls just didn’t play their usual game not helped by the 20 minute rather than 30 minute halves and the smaller than usual pitch. Welwyn were the better team on the day. Stand out players for St Albans were, Rebecca Smith, Michelle Lam, Emma Bracey.

Hertfordshire Development League Green Division Cup Final

Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires 0 V 1 St Albans City Youth South 

MOM & Goal Scorer Jake Roberts 




City Youth Match Reports 21st April 2019


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The 18's EJA were at home at Clarence Park to Barton Rovers EJA and the visitors nearly took the lead early on when Kane O'Neill burst clear into the box but Sam Galatis was quick off his line to block the goal-bound shot with an outstretched leg and the loose ball was eventually cleared away. For the City saw Dan Banerjee go close with a header at the far post following an Ed Mann free kick. 

 Then Barton Rovers scored two goals in the space of five minutes and what crackers they were with firstly Rico GRECO striking a shot from the edge of the box into the top left corner giving Sam Galatis no chance to make a save. Then an even better effort from way out on the left wing saw Hassan ABBAS hit a stunning shot into the far-right corner with Galatis just rooted to his line watching the ball as it whizzed past him and into the back of the net.

For the Saints saw Billy have a hard low drive palmed away by the Barton Rovers custodian whilst Billy Owen who looked like he beat the offside trap saw his lob over the keeper strike the face of the crossbar and rebound back out but alas if it had gone in it would have been disallowed with the linesman flag going up as he touched the ball, the chance came about after a through ball from Kwon Hepburn.

In the second period the 18's EJA hit back with a stunning goal themselves when BRAD SIMM from 30 yards struck an awesome strike which beat the Barton keeper all hands up as it flew into the back of the net like a rocket making the score now 2-1. The young Saints put the pressure on now for an equaliser with first Billy Owen having a header saved at the back post following a good ball over from Nick Ralfe and then Earl Atat swept the ball low across the box from the left which saw 3 City players fail to get a touch to put it for that vital equaliser  but in the end it just would not come and so the score remained at a 2-1 win for Barton.

The 16's EJA were at home to Cheshunt 16's EJA with the match being played at Colney Heath FC and despite a bright start which saw Bradley Young head just over after a Ben Kirby corner kick and then Jamie Willing put over a deep cross from the right into the box saw the Cheshunt custodian just in time get his hands to the ball and push it away as Bradley Young closed.

 Then following a well worked free kick at the other end saw Mark STEPHENSON tap the ball home from close range to make it 1-0 to the visitors. Just before the break Bradley Young had a stinging shot tipped around the post for a corner kick which saw Ben Weyman take and he hit the ball low across the box for BRADLEY YOUNG to sweep it low into the back of the for a great finish.

Into the second half Jack McShane (not Jack McShea as in the St Albans City programme) went close with a hook shot after a good ball to from Bradley Young and then Cheshunt went very close with a couple of efforts before they finally retook the lead. Josh ASIEDU cut in from the right wing and struck a low shot towards the far corner and although Billy Thomson got a hand to it he could not stop it going in. The Saints went very close to scoring an equalizing goal when Ben Weyman setup Bradley Young whose cracking cross-cum-shot flew only inches wide of the far upright. Cheshunt though went even further in front when following a low cross from the right left Sean BARWUAH with a simple tap in and then it became 4-1 to Cheshunt when Emanuel MAKAYA hit a 25 yard shot with such pace that it flew into the back of net with Billy Thomson wondering what it was that flew past him. 

Ben Weyman then went close a couple of times as the young Saints tried to pull as least one goal back and his first effort went just over the bar whilst his fine second shot was well saved by the Cheshunt keeper. Too many Easter Eggs over the weekend I think, still I saved on Mars Bars this time as this was not a good performance from the 16's EJA.



The 16 East played away at Tornado JSC in division 2 and with a very much experimental team saw them hit back from being 2-0 down to make it 2-2 after a very close game but in the end the hosts had just the edge and scored another two goals for the 16 East to eventually lose 4-2. Scoring the East's 2 goals was their man of the match Charlie Barnett who was literally everywhere on the pitch.

The 13 Victoria move into 3rd place in division one of the WHYL after they beat Bushey & Oxhey away 6-2 with Ashton Latter scoring two of the goals whilst there were further goals from Kayan Joseph, Ollie Mullen, Victor Nicolas and plus one from man of the match Calvin Wyatt. The 13 Victoria having played 18 matches of which they have won 11, drawn 3 and lost 4 and in doing so they have scored 57 goals and conceded 33 for a total of 36 points. Kings Langley Red are in top spot on 40 points, but they have 3 games in hand on the Vics whilst the leading goalscorer for the young Saints in the league is Ashton Latter on 11 and he is closely followed by RJ on ten.



The 16 South played Harvesters North away in the Red division and despite a good performance from the young Saints after being 2-0 down saw them fight back to 2-2 but in the final 15 minutes of the match Harvesters scored another goal to win the match 3-2. Scoring the goals for the 16 South were Louis Baker-Madec and Luca De Oliveria.

Needing just one more from their last game to secure promotion after they beat Norseman 2-0 in last night's match saw the 15 East get off to a great when after only 52 seconds when Will Pearson blocks a clearance and then after controlling the ball he calmly slots the ball into the bottom corner to give the East a 1-0 lead. On 6 minutes it becomes 2-0 when Dan Gant after some lovely skills on the beat sees him beat his man and crosses the ball for Brandon Trainis to hook the ball over his shoulder and then over the Norseman keeper and into the back of the net to for it to become 2-0. On 54 minutes the Norseman won a dubious penalty, but justice was done when the resulting spot kick was blazed over the crossbar and so the East won 2-0 and so just need that one point from their last game to finish in the runners-up spot. The East have played 13 league matches of which they have won 8, drawn 2 and lost 3 with a goal tally of 35 for and 19 against with Brandon Trainis leading their league goal-scoring list with 13 goals.

The 13 South drew 1-1 away to Belstone FC with James Evans scoring the equalizing goal with a cracker in the second half.

The Woodys Wanderers Mercurials pitch as one of the largest slopes in North London and at half time it looked like it did not suit the 12 Vikings who went in at the break 1-0 down but kicking uphill in the second period it all changed as they raced away to win 4-1 with Harry Gilroy leading the way by scoring a brilliant hat-trick whilst Arlo Webb scored one.



No games this week






No games this week





FRIENDLY   21-4-19.

The 10 West played the 10 North in a friendly which saw them win 3-1 with goals from Jack Johnson who scored a fine brace whilst Will Stone got the third goal. The rest of the 10 West squad is as follows: Will Denning (GK), Oscar Roe, Glyn Howells, James Spicer-Thornton, Freddie Nelson-Thorpe, Niall Rodrigues and Rory Williams who was named man of the match.


City Youth Match Reports 14th April 2019


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The 16 Girls suffered more heartache this weekend when they lost 3-1 at home to Pro Direct Academy Enfield Girls in the semi-final of the League Cup with then having first not their usual goalkeeper who was away on holiday plus half their regular defence who were also away and so the Girls could only start with ten whilst Pro Direct Enfield had eleven plus one sub. In normal circumstances the visitors would have dropped down to ten but as this was a cup semi-final they declined not to do so. Despite a brilliant battling performance from the STACY Girls they eventually lost 3-1 with yes if I say her name you know it was her who scored the 16 Girls goal, yes, the one and only MIA PINKHAM. The player of the match went to the hard-working Bora Cela.

At home to Denham United Ladies Wildcats were the 14 Girls North and despite two excellent goals from Esme Hume plus two excellent goals from Kiera Ward as well saw the 14 Girls lose 11-4 after the scoreline had 6-2 at half time and so at least the STACY girls kept going to the final whistle. The player of the match went to keeper Hope Hume who with some fine saves made sure she kept the score down.

The STACY 13 Girls South who were at home were drawing 1-1 at half time with Bury Rangers Youth Girls but in the second period the STACY Girls showed their class and went on to win 3-1 with player of the match Mia Simmonds scoring two goals whilst Emilia Fishwick scored the third goal of the match for the South.

Playing Bedwell Rangers Amazons at home were the 12 Girls South and they proved just too strong for their visitors which saw them run-out 6-0 winners. The goals were spread around with Florence Tatlock scoring 2, Cristina Afonso-Trindade also getting two goals whilst both Erin Mill and player of the match Deenah Khan scored one each.

The 11 Girls were away at Kings Langley Youth Reds Girls and the whole team of the STACY Girls won the player of the match award as they cruised to a 8-3 win with Teagan Scarlett scoring four brilliant goals. The other scorers were Esme Dickson with a excellent hat-trick whilst Emily Edgecombe netted the final goal for the young STACY Girls. 

The 11 Wildcats drew 2-2 away at Hitchin Belles Red with Reese Anscombe scoring both of the goals for the Wildcats whilst Emily Dante picked up the player of the match title.

The 10 Central lost 2-1 away to Bedwell Rangers Dragons with Emily Ball scoring the only goal for the Central team whilst the player of the match award was given to the whole team of the 10 Central squad.

The 9 Girls Wildcats really sharpen their claws in their home match with Chorleywood Common Girls Jaguars and despite going a goal down they quickly hit back with EVIE DULLAGHAN-STONE jumping into action and scoring four goals to put them 4-1 up at the first break. In the second quarter saw a fantastic goal from LIZZIE BAYLIS plus a return goal from the Jaguars to make it    5-2. In the final quarter saw both LIZZIE BAYLIS to take her tally to 2 whilst EVIE DULLAGHAN-STONE also got another goal to make it 5  for the game for her and to take the final score to 7-2 to the STACY WILDCATS, these two girls in particular have played amazingly this season. The player of the match went to *ASHA PISHARODY* who did some fantastic work in defence to prevent the Jaguars from scoring any more goals.



The 18 EJA were playing away at Coggeshall 18 EJA and then won 4-1 which now means they could finish in the top two only if Biggleswade lose 2 matches and the Saints win all of their remaining games. They also must play Biggleswade in a Midweek Cup Final in May. Scoring for the 18 EJA were man of the match James Lawrence with one whilst Kwon Hepburn, Earl Atat and Jonny Brown also scored one apiece to round-up a brilliant team performance.

The 16 EJA were away at Grays Athletic 16 EJA and strange enough they play their home matches in the borough of Enfield so at least the Saints did not have to travel far to get to the game but they did have the help of Terry standing in the middle of a small roundabout directing them to the ground. He has been doing that for a long time including this season for his senior adult teams

Well back to the game and after only two minutes had been played saw the young Saints take the lead when Joe Vance curled a corner kick into the box from the left whereupon KYLE RAHHO rose up to head the ball into the far corner.

Minutes later the Grays keeper had to be quick off his line to punch clear a dangerous free kick from Vance and then Joe Vance nearly increased the scoreline but his fiercely struck shot just manage to whizz across the box and go just wide of the far post. Finally, a second goal came when Bradley Young sped away down the right wing and squared the ball across to leave JACK (the mars bar kid) McSHANE to hit the ball low into the back off the net from eight yards. McShane then had a fine shot pushed behind for a corner kick whilst Joe Vance setup Jack McShane whose first-time shot was hacked clear off the line at the last moment. My man of the match The Mighty Joe Vance then himself had a terrific free kick pushed around the far post by a good stop from the Grays custodian.

At the start of the second half the Saints carried on as the first or could I say Joe Vance as he saw yet another fiercely struck free kick punched clear whilst Bradley Young fired just wide after yet another good ball from Vance. Soon it became 3-0 when Joe Vance hit a free kick over to the far side of the box where Kyle Rahho headed the ball back across the goal for the Mars Bar Kid JACK McSHANE to come racing in and head the ball home from close range. McShane then turned provider as he setup BEN WEYMAN to have a cracking low strike towards goal which although the keeper got his fingertips onto the ball he could not stop it spinning over the line to make it 4-0 with Jack McShane following close behind trying to get a touch and claim a hat-trick. 

The Saints then took their foot of the gas and allowed Grays to pull a goal back when Luca CARDINES way out on the left sent a delightful long-range lob over keeper Billy Thomson to make it 4-1. They then pulled another goal back when Christos Petridis swept the ball over and Stefano MICHAEL at the back post knocked it home to make the final score 4-2. Mars Bars all round I say but some of them had left before I could my wallet (lucky me).

At home to Cheshunt 14 EJA were the Saints 14 EJA and despite a storming start which saw them create 3 good chances which they did not put away and after that they seemed to run out of steam and went 1-0 down to a breakaway goal. Although they battled hard throughout the rest of the game, they just could not get that equalizing goal and so the 14's EJA good run came to and end with a 1-0 defeat.



In the WHYL Challenge Cup were the 18 North which saw then eventually lose 4-0 after a close first half to Bushey & Oxhey Youth whilst the North's captain Rob McKee who had a good game and tried to motivate his players throughout the whole of the match saw him being named as man of the match.

The 16 East had two matches in the last few days and the first one saw them lose 3-0 to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks 3-0 with centre back Emerson Smith being named man of the match for the East.  The 16 East then played their fellow club mates the 16 West and they lost 4-0 in this game but once again that man Emerson Smith at centre back was named as man of the match for the 16 East, he is the player to watch I have been told.

The 16 West who played the East won 4-0 and scoring the goals for them in this game were David Joyner with an excellent brace whilst Joe Fletcher and Millan Sanderson both got one each. The West also played another game which saw them lose 6-1 away to EB Lions with Joe Fletcher scoring another goal with Sam Pollard being voted man of the match no matter where he plays.

Also playing in division 2 of WHYL were the 16 Orient and they were at home to Hemel Youth Red and after a tight first period in which they scored two goals to go in at the break at 3-2 down with the Orients goals coming from Tom Cox and Josh Haworth they eventually lost the second period and went down 5-2.

Away to Harpenden Colts Falcons were the 16 North and with the lead constantly changing hands the match eventually ended all square at 3-3 with the man of the match for the North Gowthaman Selvarajah scoring all three of their goals which were certainly well taken and so he richly deserved his award.

The 15 Boreal were at Chorleywood Common Hurricanes and the Hurricanes certainly felt the full force of Boreal as they went onto win 6-1 with the man of the match for Boreal George Sippetts scoring an excellent brace of goals. The other scorers for the young Saints were Harry Sweetman, Jack Carmichael, Tom Randell and Ben Wick.

Wait for it a long report from 13 Victoria coming up, don't you all do it ok. The 13 Victoria were away to Hemel Aces Lions and with Freddie, Ollie and Ed away we may be down to only to ten fit players on the day but fortunately both Gabriel and Zak declared themselves fit enough to start and so we went to Longden School on the back of 4 straight league wins and were confident we could extend it to 5. The match was played on a huge pitch and with Ashton Latter causing problems down the wing and he was pulling the Lions defence all over the place we eventually went ahead on 15 minutes when a strike from Archie Hobbs was spilled by the keeper and it was followed up by Calvin Wyatt who tucked the ball away. Archie Hobbs then setup Calvin Wyatt for his second after a flowing move down the right but a bit of lapse in concentration let in the Lions to make it 2-1 at half time. With the slope in our favour in the second 13 Victoria started to knock the ball about and RJ moved into central position and picked up two goals to his tally to 12 for the season. Martin Flore then added a fifth goal after some excellent play down the right flank with once again Archie Hobbs supplying the inch perfect cross and then Victoria added a sixth goal which was started with Victor Nicolas and then the ball was passed to Zak Davies, then to RJ who beat 2 defenders before finding Archie Hobbs who laid it back to Victor Nicolas who hit a stunning drive from outside the box into the bottom corner. Alex Strazza hit the crossbar with a header and RJ went close also so it could have been more than the 6-1 win. The man of the match was awarded to two players and they were Archie Hobbs and Calvin Wyatt whilst Gabriel Urhoma and Zak Davies need a special mention for getting through the game and after the rest of their league matches, they will be looking forward to their Isle of Wright tournament.

Now we have a big report from the !3 Victoria but what have we got from 13 Boreal who lost 2-0 at home to Kinsbourne Youth ---------------- so we say no more!

At home to Oxhey Jets saw the 12 Arrows lose 7-0 to Oxhey Jets with winger James Dodd being named as man of the match.

Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Black were 12 Central and it was Central who turned out to be the raiders as they went on to win 6-1 with Stephen Tchoudi taking his league tally for the season to 31 with yet another four-goal strike. The other two goals came from Dean Bladon whilst centre midfielder Jack Creagh and defensive midfielder George Parker both being voted joint man of the match. This now sees Central is second spot in the table on 47 points behind Watford Youth Sports who are on 54 but they have played 5 games less than Central. Chasing them is the 12 West who are on 44 points with four games in hand on Central, so it looks like the season is not yet over by a long shot.



In the WFL Spring Cup semi-final saw the 18 Central lose 2-1 to the Boreham Wood Youth Knights after they came back from being 1-0 to score an equalizer through Harry Peter only for the Knights to snatch a late second goal to win the game 2-1. The man of the match for 18 Central went to their goalkeeper Lucas Kershaw for his many good saves during the game.

Away to Hampstead FC Stags were the 16 South which saw the young Saints win 3-1 with Louis Baker-Madec scoring a terrific hat-trick which included a cracking shot from outside the box. The man of the match for the South went to the attacking midfield Sam Johnston.

At home to Omonia Youth Gold saw the 13 South take part in a high scoring match which saw the South score 3 goals with George Dalton scoring 2 and Alexis Awonuga one but alas Omonia Gold proved they were worth gold as they scored 5 for the Saints to go on and lose 5-3.

The 12 Orient had an away match with Belstone FC and it was a top of the table clash with Belstone in 3rd place and Orient in 4th spot and the young Saints closed the gap to 1 point with a 2-0 victory following a fantastic second half performance with a couple of brilliant goals of which one was scored by Alex Hails which takes his league tally to 14 for the season. The other goal was scored by Oscar Noble who as 12 for the season in the league for Orient. Ed Purple was named as man of the man for the Saints. Belstone have 36 points from 16 games whilst 12 Orient have 35 points from 14 matches and so they have 2 games in hand so who knows what might happen!



The 8 South finished their league season with an entertaining match away at Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas with both William Galilee and Tom Greatorex being solid throughout the match in that they made some crucial tackles and also playing good balls forward. Tom Greatorex scored an excellent goal after a buccaneering run with the man of the match for the South going to keeper Zac Johnson in that he made a series of fine saves and his distribution kept Wheathampstead on the back foot, he even scored with one of his goal kicks. Up front Evan Love's runs and crosses from the wing created chances for other but it was him who scored five goals and he completed his tally for the match with the last kick of the game. It has been a wonderful season for the 8 South.

The 9 South took part in a home match with plenty of goals which saw the game end in a 3-3 draw, and they were playing against a strong accomplished side named Bedwell Rangers Red and scoring the for the South were Finlay Seabrook with a brace whilst Nathaniel Faldo scored one. The STACY South worked hard, and everyone gave an excellent performance from start to finish to earn this draw.

Thirteen goals were scored in this match, but it proved not unlucky for the 9 West as they hit 8 goals against Bury Rangers Red with Bertie Bachmann scoring four cracking goals whilst Paolo Iacobucci scored a glorious hat-trick whilst Charlie Lavin tidied the scoreline up with one.

The 10 East played Arsenal Women and earning the man of the match title for the STACY East was Ethan Robertson with his tireless running from defence and through into the midfield.

In the White division of the B.H.D.F.L. saw the 10 North play Bedwell Rangers Albion at home and with it being the holiday season saw North short of a few players which saw the 10 South loan them 3 players Jake Roberts, Charlie Wilkerson and Tommy Gow to make their full number up. Scoring the goals for the North was Josh Cassidy with two and Tommy Gow with two also whilst Eddie Johnson scored the pick of the bunch with a 20-yard scorcher on the volley.

The 10 Orient played away to Ware Rangers Santos and won 5-3 with two goals from Freddie Day and singles from George Canaway, Ethan Parsons and James Karim.

Lots of other teams were down to play but Tezza once again as not heard from them, naughty Managers and Coaches you are the boys down as I do get the occasional phone call asking why their team result cannot be seen on the Club Website. SO PLEASE JUST DO IT, THANK YOU.


City Youth Match Reports 7th April 2019


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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 7th April 2019


Hertfordshire FA Inder 16 Girls Challenge Cup Final

St Albans City Youth U16 Girls 1 – 1 Watford FC (2 -3 on Penalties)

A disappointing end to a fantastic game of football as City girls are defeated on penalties.

Watford broke the deadlock in the first half with a header into the bottom right corner, but the St Albans Girls fought back to level the score with a superb long range shot from Mia Pinkham. 

In the second half the girls found themselves under pressure from a well organised Watford side but a strong defence and outstanding performance from the shot stopper Nicole Gair denied them a vital second goal.

As the game moved into extra time both teams created chances but failed to score that winning goal. The game was stopped when St Albans central defender Abbie Scalon went down and after receiving treatment on the field was stretchered off with a severe ankle sprain.

After 110 minutes of football the sides could not be separated and so the final went to a penalty shoot-out. Despite two saves from the goal keeper and two conversions from Maz Horne-Batet and Mia Pinkham victory went to Watford 3-2 on penalties. 

Players of the match went to Anna Gifford and Kati Weaver.

Playing a very good Watford Ladies Hornets side away who will division 1 were the 13 Girls South and they were playing each other in the semi-final of the league cup and the Hornets had the real sting in their tail as they went on to win 6-0. The Lady Saints really played well against their strong opponents and the coaches for the 13 Girls South were proud of their performance and the player of the match went to Esme Bush.

The 12 Girls North were at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in a double headed match and in both games, they found themselves 2-0 down at half time whilst in the first game saw them lose 4-0 whilst in the second match the final score was 7-0. The players of the match for each game was awarded to Emile Hicks and Kaela Laming respectively.

Away to Royston Town Youth Girls were the 12 Girls South and despite a fine goal from Florence Tatlock to make the score at 1-1 midway in the second half later in the match though the hosts scored another goal to win the match 2-1. The player of the match went Emily Martin.

Player of the match Rachel Kincaid scored two excellent goals for the 10 Girls North in there away match at Denham United Ladies.

Also playing an away match in the Pink Division were the 10 Girls Central and they were at Ware Youth Girls and scoring 4 goals for the Central team was Enya Brewster with some deadly finishing around the box. Also getting on the scoresheet was Emily Ball whilst Charlotte Black was named player of the match.

The 10 Girls Wildcats were at home to Bury Rangers Girls and after turning in their best pest performance of the season saw Emily Gray score two fine goals whilst Ottilie Haylett picked up the player of the match award.

Away to Watton Youth Girls saw the 9 Girls Wildcats spring the perfect goal ambush following some fantastic passing and solid defending with the girl of the match Evie Dullaghan-Stone scoring 6 yes six goals and in doing so she richly deserved the girl of the match title.

The 9 Girls took part in a competitive and even game which was their final home match of the season against Garston Ladies Pumas with plenty of chances falling for both teams with the goalkeepers from both sides making some great saves. Finally, Demi Hall found the back of the net for the 9 Girls after she was denied by the crossbar earlier on and then player of the match Sacha Davies was denied a decisive goal by the post in the closing moments of the game. Well done to both teams.

The 8 Girls had a home match against Hemel Hempstead Town Red Girls and during the second period saw Eden Boswell score a brilliant goal for the 8 Girls.



The 16's EJA were away to Cheshunt FC EJA and after a close tense match saw the !6's EJA win 2-1 which now means they move closer to the top spot in the league table. Scoring the goals for the young Saints were Ben Weyman and the goal-scoring machine Bradley Young.

The 14's EJA played Saffron Walden EJA away on Sunday and after having a run of 8 consecutive league wins which had placed City joint top saw football play it cruel joke as we were unable to break down a resolute Walden defence and so the match ended in a 0-0 draw. '' Parking the bus '' was the order of the day for the home side and for once City could not break them down. To the credit of the City players they continued to play football and did not resort to long ball tactics. The closest we came was in the last ten minutes when a flurry of free kicks and corners resulted in the crossbar being struck twice by Sam Evans but alas, we couldn't convert the rebounds. They go last into the last two games knowing that they need to win both and rely on favours to win the league title.



The 16 Central had no competitive today, so they arranged a friendly with the 18 Orient as both teams are low on league fixtures and are waiting for their Cup Finals on Sunday May 12th. The 16-central got off to a quick start with Matt Roome after four minutes following a Calum Cornish pass. Two minutes later the ball was in the back of the net again when a back-pass bobbled over the Orient's goalkeepers’ foot to give Central a 2-0 lead. The game was then very tight until two minutes before half time when a fantastic switch of play from Matty Bleakley found Matt Roome in space to score his second goal of the game and Centrals third goal. The second half was played was played mostly in the Orient's half but with Orient defending well Central couldn't find a way through and the game ended 3-0. Man, of the match for Central was Matt Roome.

At home to Bushey & Oxhey Lions saw the 16 South eventually lose 3-0 with Ollie Merriden picking up the man of the match award for the South team who worked hard during the match.

The 16 East lost 6-0 at home to Kings Langley Red in division 2 of the W.H.Y.L. and although it was a disappointing result the East still gave a solid performance against a very strong side with the East man of the match going to Seb Pound.

Away to Bovingdon Storm saw the 15 Boreal blow the strongest with a 3-2 victory with goals from Jack Carmichael, George Hall and George Sippetts with Jack Clarke winning the man of the match title.

At home to Watford Youth Sports White saw the 14 South go down 7-1 with the consolation goal for the South coming from N. Sivakumar.

In a double header fixture saw the 14 West play Berkhamsted Raiders White and in the 1st match saw them lose 1-0 after a very close game but in the second game they went down 3-0. The man of the match for each game went to Christy Shaw for the 1st game and Mason Kerr for the 2nd match (I hope I got that the right way around).

The 13 West were at home in division 2 of the W.H.Y.L. to FC Hemel and they took a 1-0 lead at half time through a well taken goal from Charlie Clark but in the second period FC Hemel won a penalty but thankfully they blazed the resulting spot kick over the crossbar. FC Hemel did though snatch a late equalising goal to make the final score 1-1 and for the 13 West the man of the match went to the right winger Theo Robinson.

Playing a double header away at Sun Sports Yellow were the 12 West and they continue to score goals with first a 5-0 victory and this was followed by a 2-1 win. Scoring the goals in the 1st match was Jasper Button with two plus one apiece from man of the match Josh Ladyman and Kye Stevens and Casey Fletcher. In the second it was Jasper Button who scored both goals and this now takes the West up to second spot in division 4 after a brilliant run of 10 wins and one draw in their last 11 matches leaving them on 44 points with 5 games to go. The 12 West have 3 games in hand over their club rivals 12 Central.

One place behind the West in division 4 also on 44 points are the 12 Central who drew 4-4 at home to Croxley Green Emerald after they twice came from behind to take a 3-2 lead only for Croxley Green to go back in front again at 4-3 but the Central team never gave up and scored a dramatic last minute equaliser through that player who always works hard Stephen Tchoudi. The other scorers were Dean Bladon with two and Elinge Mosima whilst centre back Josh White was named man of the match. 

Playing a midweek match away at Harpenden Colts Hurricanes saw the 13 Victoria take the lead early on when Archie Hobbs picked up a loose ball in the box saw him instantly drive the ball into the roof of the net to make it 1-0. Archie Hobbs and then Ashton Latter both had efforts cleared off the line before Calvin Wyatt made it 2-0 with a fine hook shot from close range. In the second period it was Harpenden who made all the running and they pulled a goal back when George Dalton swept the ball across from the right for Tom Attenborough to tuck away inside the six-yard box to make it 2-1. Although Ashton Latter made a lot of good runs forward, he just could get the space to get a shot but the one he did saw the ball whistle just past the near post with the keeper well beaten. Down the left wing for Harpenden saw Elliot Lowe create lots of problems for the Victoria defence and when they did break through, they found Noor Dajani in the Victoria goal having a great game by making some sound saves. The man of the match for Victoria went to Gabriel Urhoma whilst for Harpenden saw it go to George Dalton. The final score was 2-1 to Victoria.



The 18 South drew 1-1 away at Bushey Rangers in the White division of the WFL with a cracking equalising goal from Ross Weaver.

The 13 South won 4-3 at home to Harvesters South (yippee) with two goals from Freddie Reeves and then one apiece from Joe Varney and Mason Leigertwood.

Another one of the STACY teams playing a double header over the weekend were the 12 Orient and their opponents were Maccabi London Lions Blue and after the first match saw the Orient win 3-1 with two goals from Oscar Noble and one from Antonio Desiderio. The man of the match went to Sean Gallagher who was outstanding in defence. The second match finished at 3-3 with a fantastic goal from man of the match Tomer Cohen which got the 12 Orient off to a great start and he also provided a brilliant cross for Ollie Jay to score to make it 2-0. Maccabi London Lions Blue then produced a great come back to take a 3-2 lead but Orient hit back themselves when Vicente Luciani got the equaliser from a Bertie Postema free kick to make the final score 3-3.

The Under 7's had two matches over the weekend and the first saw them play Harvesters Jaguars away and scoring goals for the 7's in this match were Oscar Howlett with two and then these three players all scored one each and they were Isaac Stirrat, Seth Keaveny and Eddie Bailey.

In their next match the 7's played Belstone FC Red at home and a cracking free kick from Oscar Howlett gave them a 1-0 lead which saw it increase to 2-0 in the first quarter when Oscar Howlett swept home Baxter Collingridge low cross. In the 2nd quarter it became the Eddie Bailey roadshow when he scored four goals one of which was a fine left footed shot whilst another found the bottom right hand corner. Also, in that quarter saw a Baxter Collingridge shot crash down off the underside of the bar and out. Eddie Bailey then scored his fourth goal of the match whilst Baxter Collingridge also found the back of the net for a goal, he richly deserved for the hard work he was doing during the game. Then the woodwork itself came into the game with both sides hitting on numerous occasions before Joel Jaffe scored a goal for Belstone FC Red. Late in the game saw Oscar Howlett add another goal to his tally to it to 4 for the match with yet another fine free kick. Isaac Stirrat hit the post for the young Saints whilst for Belstone saw Bobby Leggett hit the post and Kai Bowen hit the bar for the visitors in that mad spell during the game. Max Deskuba and Ethan Pymms both had good games for Belstone whilst their star player must be Kai Bowen when after his spell in goal for them saw him produce quite a few brilliant saves.



In their last HDL match of the season saw the 8 Lions roar into action at home to Bury Rangers Whites with Joshua Jury scoring in the first quarter whilst Edward Beard added another two goals in the 2nd period whilst Tristan Mistry scored a goal late on to make the final score 4-4.

The 8 Gladiators stood their ground away to Welwyn Pegasus Cobalts and scored six goals with Toby Russ scoring a hat-trick whilst Harry Denyer hit a brace and then Ollie Allen popped up with the final goal for the Gladiators. The man of the match went to Harry Denyer.

The 9 South were excellent in a 3-3 draw away at Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers with goals from Finlay Seabrook, Nathaniel Faldo and Julian Jordan who all supported a strong team performance.

A wonderful team performance there was from the 9 Orient as they played Knebworth Youth Jaguars Silver at home with two goals from Austin Sheppard.

In the White division of the HDL saw the 10 North play away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and scoring for the North was Joshua Cassidy with a penalty to get the North off to a strong start whilst there was a sublime finish from Ted Stebbens to roundup the scoring for the North.

The 10 Orient played Lemsford Youth Tigers at home and the deadlock was broken with a scrambled goal from Tom Banks. Then there were further goals from Ethan Parsons and Freddie Day whilst keeper Alex Estell made sure he kept Orient's first clean sheet of the season.

The 11 Orient and the 11 East played each in the Green division of the HDL and scoring goals for the Orient was Theo Hancock, Michael Wadsworth and Brodie Unitt whilst for the East saw Danny Quinn named as their man of the match.

The 11 Victoria were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars and scoring three goals in this match for the 11 Victoria were Luca Ward with an excellent brace and then Aaron Holsborough scored the third goal.