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City Youth Match Reports 16th September 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 16th September 2018


18 EJA.     The 18's EJA were away to Hitchin Town EJA  and the match was switched Ickleford FC and the game was played on a narrow and bumpy pitch which did not really suit both sides as they found it very difficult to play any real football. Both keepers though did make a couple of saves in the first half but then in the second half Hitchin started to put some pressure on the Saints defence but they held firm and started to create some chances themselves with Billy Owen and Tom Carmichael both having headers going close. Then Billy Owen had a shot saved by the outstretched leg of the Hitchin keeper and next Jonny Brown and Kwon Hepburn with 2 minutes to go setup but his low drive was saved at the near post so the match ended at 0-0.  The man of the match went to midfielder Finn Murphy.

16 EJA      At home in a friendly saw the 16 EJA take on Whetstone U18 and after a goalless first half the Saints came good in the second half and went on to win 3-0 with two goals from BRADLEY YOUNG plus one from JACK McSHANE. 

14 EJA.   Away to Braintree EJA saw the St Albans 14 EJA come away with all three points after a 3-2 win with a dramatic last minute winning goal.  The Saints took the lead when BEN FREESTONE put them 1-0 up with a fine shot and the score stayed at that up to half time. In the second half Braintree hit back to go 2-1 up and then following a Finlay Eames-Hollingsworth corner kick  saw JAMIE ROPER meet the ball and finish it off first time to make 2-2. Then with a minute to go JAMIE BREEN went on a surging run forward and drilled the ball in off the far post for the winning goal and make the final score 3-2 to the young Saints.

Hertfordshire Development League

We will start with 11 Victoria who play in the Black division and they were at home to Wheathampstead and hitting four goals for Victoria was Luca Ward whilst man of the match Aidan Keigher notched a hat-trick with Aaron Holsborough and Oscar Sheehan both scored one apiece.

Jacob Thomas scored a fine goal for the 11 South in their away game in the Black division at Welwyn Pegasus with Ciaran Ryan winning the man of the match award.

 Another team playing in the Black division were the 11 Centurions and they were away to Bury Stripes and sharing all the goals for the Centurions were Seth Connolly, Harry Bottomley, Jayden Nevers-Wright and Benny Jeffery.

To the White division now and the two teams from STACY youth played each other and that was the 11 Orient and the 11 West, and the match saw plenty of goals being scored. The scorers in the game were Alfie Long 3, Nikolai Chernaev, Adam Lorman, Lucas Curley, Daniel Day 2, Daniel Berman, Max Tunnicliffe and Nick Hornby.

Jacob Standing scored both of the 11 North goals in their home match with Welwyn Pegasus Royals in a Green division match.

Also, in the Green division were the 11 East and they had a away game at Bengeo Siberians and scoring a few goals for the East were Samuel Philpot 2, Matis Walton, and Vincenzo Di Girgenti whilst Xander McComb pick up the man of the match title.

Next game was a great match to watch and that was between the 10 Romans and 10 Orient in the Black division and it was a real entertaining game which was played in great spirit and also showed lots of skilful football from both side and plus it had the first match power play as well. Scoring all the goals for both sides were Daniel Hart, Thomas, Ethan Parsons, Harri Boodhun 2, Matthew Ellis 2 and a penalty from Lucas Scott. The man of the match was Ross Hayden. 

At home to Welwyn Pegasus Skys were the 10 North and the North hit the woodwork on numerous occasions but finally they found the back of the net with Dylan Eccles and Ted Stebbens plus one own goal.

The 10 East were playing Bedwell Rangers Athletic at home and there was some fine passing and defending from Nikhil Jagota and David Spears to round-up a good match. Scoring the goals for the East were Harry Murphy 2, Tom Luckhurst, Leo Hooper-Walter plus two from the star player Thomas Leech of which his second goal was a well-placed header.

There were certainly plenty of goals in the game between the 10 South and Bury Rangers White and here is a list of the goalscorers, Tommy Gow 3, Charlie Morris 3, Jake Roberts 2, Ronnie Wilton, Oscar Nagalingam plus even one from man of the match for the South Daniel Tiffen.

Also taking part in a high scoring match with plenty of goals were the 10 West as they took on Bedwell Rangers Albion at home and once again here is a list of the goalscorers in this match. We start off with man of the match Ollie Shadbolt with two and came Will Stone 2, Freddie Nelson-Thorpe 2, Michal Glowaki 2, Glyn Howells, Nial Rodrigues and finally Jack Burke with a hat-trick.

The 9 Orient were away to Bury Rangers White and hitting the back of the net for Orient were Sam Rathbone and Billy Stone.

Joshua Green James Cox, Paolo Iacobucci and Luka Seagrave were amongst the goalscorers for the 9 West in an away match at Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas.

Also playing a Wheathampstead side were the 9 South and in this home match saw the brilliant Nathaniel Faldo in goal and during the whole of the match saw him make some vital saves.

Another team playing a team from Wheathampstead Wanderers and they were called the Tigers were the 9 South and Noah Fox scored an absolute stunner from outside the box whilst Leo Standing deserved his man of the match award for a very accomplished display on the pitch.

Away to Bury Rangers Blacks in a White division match saw the 8 Lions take part in yet another match with plenty of goals in it and scoring all these goals were Joshua Jury 4, Benji Mellor’s 3, Matthew Denning 2, Edward Beard 2 and Finley Maguire 2 to round-up a very enjoyable game.

Well here we go again yes yet another Wheathampstead Wanderers side mine you they must be saying not another STACY team as well and this time it was the Tigers playing against the 8 South and scoring goals for the South were Toby Sumner, Evan Love, Toby Thompson and Tom Greatorex.

Yes, you guessed the 8 North played the Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks away and scoring two excellent goals for the North was man of the match Alexander Gow.


The 18 North certainly slayed the Bushey & Oxhey Dragons at home in a Division 2 league fixture with a convincing 7-2 victory with goals from Jack Hughes 2, Archie Hall 2, Victor Dehon, Harry Watts and Henry Piekarczyk with the skilful Callum Sweeney being named man of the match.

At home to Harpenden Colts Hawks saw the 18 West soar the highest with a 4-2 win to pick up all three points in a Division 3 match and hitting a hat-trick for the 18 West was George Rowland whilst James Knapp scored the fourth goal for the Saints.

Not very often you see a 0-0 draw at the 18's level, but this is what the two teams the 18 Orient and Harpenden Colts Lions did with neither of them able to break down each other's defence to score that vital goal despite lots of action around both penalty areas. The man of the went to left sided defender Callum Furness.

The 16 Central took a 1-0 lead when Matty Bleakley setup Matt Roome to score with a 25-yard shot but their opponents Croxley Green White drew level just before half time.  Early into the second half Daniel Onochie-Williams pulled the ball back for Matty Roome to score his second of the match and give Central a 2-1 lead. Croxley Green then gradually got on top and finally won the game 4-2 in this match of two half's in which the Saints had hard luck during the 1st period with both Josh Penning and man of the match Matty Bleakley both hitting the woodwork.

In a repeat of last season's Junior League Cup Final saw the 16 East take on Tornado JSC in a league match but they couldn't make a repeat of that game as the East were beaten 3-1 with Nasir Zaman scoring the Saints only goal of the match. For the second week running saw Seb Pound named as man of the match, he is a Franz Beckenbauer for the modern age. The East are missing injured keeper Riley Pullan who is out for another 4 weeks.

In division 2 of the 16's saw the 16 Orient play 16 West play each other and after a very close an exciting game saw the Orient just sneak it by winning by four goals to three. Scoring for the Orient was Harry Turner with two goals plus two own goals whilst finding the back of the net for the West was Joe Fletcher with 2 and David Joyner with one. The man of the match for the West went to central midfielder Ethan Hayes.

Scoring the only goal for the 16 North in their 5-1 defeat against Kings Langley Blue was N. Abuku-Addai.

The 15 Boreal certainly calmed Bovingdon Storm down with a 5-2 victory with a hat-trick from Tom Durrant plus singles from Oscar Evans and Jack O'Rahilly with the best reader of the game in the team George Hall being named man of the match.

At home to Chorleywood Pumas were the 14 South and it was the Pumas who came out on top by winning 4-2 and scoring the two goals for the South were Louis Warren and Oliver Wynne with defender Charlie Johnson being named man of the match.

The 14 West also took part in a match with the same scoreline and in this game saw the West beat Harpenden Colts Typhoons away 4-2 with Chester Reynolds who was also man of the match scoring a hat-trick one of which was a sizzler from 20 yards and then Jameel Malik-Cole popped up with the fourth goal.

Playing 3-5-2 saw the 13 Victoria settle in well in this new formation and they looked solid at the back with both the wing backs doing their part in the attacks. The 13 Victoria were playing Bushey & Oxhey Cobras at home and they won 5-1 with Zak Davies scoring two goals as did Freddie Roe whilst Reece Lia scored the fifth goal. The man of the match went to Victor Nicolas who played a pivot role effectively with Ed Hobbs for his organisation and his partnership with Archie Hobbs on the right-hand side.

The scoreline was 0-0 at half time in the home match between the 13 West and Nascot Wood Rangers with neither side creating any real chances during that first period but in the second half a goal from Isaac Templeton gave the West a 1-0 lead. Charlie Clark added two more and then Archie Connolly got on the score-sheet to make the final score 4-0 to 13 West. The man of the match went to the left sided midfielder Lewyn Bullock.

The 13 Orient fought out a 2-2 draw away at Hemel Youth White with Callum Crowther scoring the first goal for the Orient whilst man of the match George Ilari scored the second.

In another inter club match saw the 13 Central play 13 Boreal at home and it was the Central who came out on top with the begging rights after a 4-0 win with two goals from Matthew Penfold plus one each from Charl Mason and Akere Ngu with Jack Bromwich being named man of the match for Central.  Playing well for the Boreal team was Luke Tunnicliffe who covered every blade of grass and in doing so was named man of the match.

The 12 South won 2-1 away to Berkhamsted Rangers Blue with long range efforts from outside the box from Owen Weaver in the first half and Freddie Yeo in the second period. Although the South conceded a late goal they hung on to take all three points. The man of the match title went to Thomas Jennings for his composed midfield display.

At home to Croxley Green White were the 12 Arrows and they used all the arrows out of their quiver to win the match 5-1 with all their well worked goals finding the centre of the bull or the back of the net which ever you want. Scoring these goals was Fin Murphy with a hat-trick and Johnny Bennett with a brace and all them were well worked team efforts.

Taking his goal tally to 98 for the club was Mikey Napier as he struck twice for the 12 Dragons in their 2-1 home win over Sun Suns Yellow with his second goal being a penalty. The man of the match was awarded to Steve Jacobs who gave a outstanding performance in a defensive midfield role whilst everybody was in for a shout for man of the match.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars saw the 12 Central roar to a 7-3 victory with Dean Bladon notching four goals and man of the match Tyler Gullin-Hall hit a terrific brace whilst Frankie Fitzgerald hit the seventh goal late on. 

Hertfordshire Girls Partnership League

The 16 Girls played their first away match of the season at Garston Ladies Tigers and by half time they were leading 8-0 but in the second half they could not continue that scoring to win but they did hit another 7 goals to make the final score 15-0. Mia Pinkham scored 5 goals including a second half hat-trick whilst Katie Holder scored three goals in the first period including one into the top right-hand corner with both Bora Cela and Sophie Veal netting a brace apiece. Rounding up the goalscorers were Grace Baker-Roberts, Jess Simpson and Sam Farrer who was also named player of the match with her great first touch in setting up some of the goals up.

Away to Bishops Stortford in a friendly were the 15 Girls and after a close game they eventually went down 2-0 with Stortford scoring a goal in each half. The player of the match went to the feisty defender Nicole Foley.

At home to Chorleywood Common saw the 14 Girls lose 2-1 saw the midfielder Kiera Ward score the 14 Girls goal whilst Phoebe Whitehouse was named player of the match.

Picking up 3 points were the 13 Girls North in their 4-1 home win over Harpenden Colts and scoring the goals were Thisbe Danford with two whilst Abbie Bierman and player of the match Elsa Leech both hit one goal each.

Also picking up three points in Division 3 were the 13 Girls South and after leading 4-0 at half time away to Bedwell Rangers Stars they scored another 3 in the second half to go on and win 7-0. Scoring the goals were Maisie Humphrey 2, Grace McMurray 2, Emilia Fishwick and two from the attacking midfielder with bags of skill and that killer pass Jemima Avery.

Playing an Academy side Watford Ladies were the 12 girls North and although they battled well they were no match for their visitors and the player of the match went to Hannah Pope who worked hard up front throughout the match.

At home to the Stevenage Starlets were the 12 Girls South and it was them who took centre stage with a fine 4-0 win and scoring the goals for the South were Poppy Mountain, Marelie Raath, Anna Cox and Stella Ekblad-Pisscitelli with Erin Mill being named as player of the match.

The 11 Girls were at home to Watford Hornets and it was them who were stung as the Saints scored goals through Teagan Scarlett with a brace plus singles from Scarlett Robb, Alessia Cipolla, Esme Dickson plus one from Michelle Lama who was making her debut. The player of the match was awarded to keeper Vanessa Cipolia who was in top form.

Teghan Atwell scored a fine goal for the 10 Girls North in their home match with Watford Girls in the Pink Division of the Herts Girls Partnership.

Playing in the Purple Division saw the 10 Girls Central play Harpenden Colts Jets Girls and finding the back of the net for the lady Saints were Mia Di Trolio with a brace and she also was named player of the match. Other scorers were Enya Brewster, Grace Noorian, Alicia Gibson and Lucy Hosty.

In a evenly matched game saw the 9 Girls play Garston Pumas away with a hard working team effort from all of the squad and scoring a few goals for the (girls were Matilda Flynn with two and Demi Hall with one. Giving standout defensive performances were Jessica Reeve and Alexa Johnson.

Playing Garston Ladies Jaguars were the 8 Girls and there was plenty of goals in this match with Annabel Latham scoring 4, Izzy Marriott 3, Helena Armoogun 3, Eva Barenthein 2, Elisa Maton, Rose Sharman and Eden Boswell.


At home in the White Division to Bushey Rangers saw the 18 South win 4-1 with Harrison Doyle scoring 2 goals and Ross Weaver scored two as well whilst Joseph Boyle picked up the man of the match title.

The 16 South lost 2-1 at home to Boreham Wood Crusaders in the Red Division league fixture with man of the match Lucien Antippa scoring the only goal for the South.

Carrying on where he left off last season saw Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy getting in with the goals again and this time he netted 3 goals for the 15 North in their home match with Croxley Green Black, but it proved not to be enough as the visitors went on to win 5-3. The man of the match stand-in keeper Jamie Kerr who wore the goalkeeper gloves as the 15 North are still without a regular keeper.

Going top of the Blue Division were the 15 East as they won 3-2 away to London Maccabi Lions Blue with Daniel Gant scoring the winner in the last minute from the penalty spot. Scoring the other two goals for the East was Brandon Trainis with two crackers.

In the preliminary round of the League Cup saw the 14 East go down 7-0 away to AC Finchley North with winger James Nash winning the man of the match award for the East team.

Playing the Edgware Tigers saw the 13 South dampen their claws with a sizzling 8-1 home win in a Blue Division match and scoring lots of goals was man of the match George Dalton with six. The other goalscorers were Mason Leigertwood and Alex Duffy.

The 12 Vikings went down 9-3 at home to Hinton & Finchley Revolutions Legends in a League Cup Group E who were a well drilled side. They fought hard to get back into game and scored three goals in the second half with Albie Tidd scoring two and Alex Rothwell with one. The man of the match was Austin Kennedy for a spirited and defiant performance in goal.

The 12 Spartans played Maccabi London Lions White at home.

Away to Borehamwood Youth Knights were the 12 Orient and they played in a League Cup Group A fixture and at full time the Orient had run-out 7-0 winners. Scoring all these goals were Bertie Postema with 3 and Alex Hails with one whilst the man of the match Oscar Noble capped a wonderful performance with a hat-trick of his own.

Away to Global Football Academy Flamengo saw the 9 East score two fine goals from Bailey Fennel.