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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 2nd September 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
Playing a friendly against Wheathampstead Wanderers were the 14 East and they won 3-0 with some fine goals from JACK LONGBOTTOM, HENRY THOMAS and ALEJANDRO WOOD.
THE 13 West were away to Harvesters and at one stage they were leading 3-1 and had also hit the woodwork 3 times but after the manager had made a few positional changes they ended up drawing 3-3. Scorers for the West were CHARLIE CLARK with two and LEWYN BULLOCK with one.
FRIENDLIES: The 12 Orient played a friendly against Colney Heath Rangers and they young Saints hit thirteen goals to win 13-1 with OLLIE JAY leading the way with 4 goals and then came LUCAS BERRY with a hat-trick. The other scorers were ALEX HAILS with two cracking shots and then came BERTIE POSTEMA also with 2 goals whilst their were singles from OSCAR NOBLE and SEAN GALLAGHER who scored an excellent goal on his impressive debut.
U12s South travelled up the M1 to take part in the Kempston pre-season tournament which was good 9-a-side practise for the forthcoming season. We won our 3 group games 1-0 vs Wilstead Harriers, 2-0 vs Great Denham Ambers and 4-0 vs Kempston Rovers Tigers.
In the Semi Final the team produced a superb display of passing football to run out convincing 3-0 winners vs Harrold and Carlton Hurricanes. The final was a tough physical game against a strong team from Leicester. After the taking the lead the team were unlucky to concede as the game finished 1-1 at full time. In the penalty shoot out out the St Albans players were clinical with some excellent penalties being taken and with goalkeeper Ben Soll pulling off 2 fantastic saves the shoot out out was won 4-3. This was a great all round team performances and credit to all the boys who put themselves forward to take a penalty.
Goalscorers were Sam Estell (5), Freddie Yeo (2), Ryan Kennedy (2), Owen Weaver and Ben Turnbull.
Scorers of the penalties were Owen Weaver, Sam Estell, Daniele Di-Stadio and Ryan Kennedy whilst their 5th penalty taker James Beasley was not needed .