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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 30th September 2018
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The 18 Girls took part in a very exciting 4-4 draw at home to Bedwell Rangers Girls with the lead constantly changing hands and the match was also played at a very high tempo. Scoring the goals for the 18 Girls were Hannah Cowell with 2 and also Sophie Hegerty netted a fine brace as well.
At home to Pro Direct Academy Herts Women were the 17 Girls and they could only field 10 players and very sportingly the Herts Women dropped down to ten players also. For the first 20 minutes it was all the Saints Girls and Claudia Scrimgeour found the back of the net with a well-placed shot into the far following a lovely passing move through the middle. Pro Direct hit back with 2 goals to go 2-1 up and then in the second half they used all six of their subs and so the fresh legs allowed them to score 3 more goals to win the game 5-1. The 17 Girls keeper did wonders in that she made quite a few saves to stop the visitors from scoring even more goals whilst the player of the match went Ffion Williams for her excellent performance in the centre of the defence.
The 15 Girls lost 6-1 at home to Wodson Park Girls with Zoe Cowan scoring the only goal for the 15 Girls whilst in so she picked up the player of the match as well for the hard work she puts into the midfield.
Leading 3-0 at half time at home to the 13 Girls South were their fellow club mates the 13 Girls North and scoring these goals were Sarah-Jane Spears 2 and Abbie Bierman one. In the second half the honours were shared with both sides scoring a goal apiece for the North finally to end 4-1 winners with player of the match for the North Girls Abbie Bierman scoring her second goal of the match. For the South Girls it was Isabel Corrigan who scored their goal whilst the player of the match for them went to Beth Watson.
Losing heavily at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Red were the 12 Girls North and for them there was a joint player of the match and it went to defenders Hannah Litton and Talia Joseph.
Away to Royston Town Youth Girls were the 12 Girls South and after a close first half which ended at 2-2 it was the hosts who gradually went on to win 4-2 with two more goals in the second period. Scoring for the 12 South Girls were Poppy Mountain and Anna Cox with her goal being scored direct from a corner kick. The player of the match was awarded to Elisa Hebblethwaite for her hard work up front in attack.
At home to Pro Direct Academy Enfield Black saw the 11 Girls play in a entertaining match and scoring goals for them were Tegan Scarlett 2, Alessia Cipolla 2, Michelle Lam 2, Rebecca Smith, Scarlett Robb, Olive Jones and player of the match Gabby Bradley.
Player of the match Emily Ball hit 5 goals for the 10 Girls Central in there away game against Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Orbi with Lauren Viney and Holly Green both picking up a goal apiece as well.
In a match dedicated to the memory of Dave Wray, never forgotten, ''Davedidthis'' saw the 9 Girls play at home to Hitchin Belles and after some excellent football saw goals from Demi Hall 3, Sacha Davis 2, Olivia Wood 2 and two from Alexa Johnson.
The 8 Girls were at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Super and scoring a few goals for the 8 Girls was Annabel Latham with 2 and Helena Armoogum and Eva Barenthein who both claimed another goal together.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
The 18 South in the league cup were playing Alexandra Park East at home and a close first 20 minutes the South eventually went on to 5-2 with a hat-trick from Ross Weaver plus one a apiece from Harrison Arnold and Joe Curran with Joseph Boyle being named man of the match.
Also, at home in the league cup were the 18 Central and they were entertaining Edmonton Rangers Pumas and by the final whistle Central had gone on to win 6-2. Scoring the goals for the Saints were Harry Peter 3, Jamie Renyon, Hayden Tominey-Smith and Semirabdel Wahab whilst for the second week running saw Nick Curtis named man of the match.
In the County Cup saw the 16 South beat Royston Town 1-0 at home with a goal from Will Baynham after a neat through ball from Callum Gosgrove. In goal for the South was Declan Jackson and he had an outstanding game in that he pulled off a few good saves plus his handling in the box was excellent.
Away to Brady Maccabi Lion Red in the Challenge Cup were the 15 East and they went 1-0 up when Finn Thomas and Dan Gant played a one-two before setting up Tom Merritt who drilled the ball into the bottom right corner. 2-0 on 57 minutes with a Dan Gant penalty kick and then with some more nice inter play between Finn Thomas and Dan Gant they found Brandon Trainis who finished it off with a low drive into the bottom corner to make it 3-0. Dan Gant then with a square pass found Brandon Trainis who tapped home goal number four for the East to finally win 4-1.
The 14 East lost 2-1 after extra time in the Challenge Cup to Edmonton Rangers Sharks after the score had been 1-1 after full time with Henry Thomas scoring the equalising goal for the East in normal time. The man of the match for the young Saints was Alejandro Wood after he gave a great performance in the middle of the defence.
In the League Cup (group a) saw the 12 Orient lose 3-1 at home to London Colney Colts Red with Thomas Boca-Mapp scoring the goal for the Orient with defender Josh Toop picking up the man of the match award.
Also losing in the league cup were the 12 Spartans and they went down 9-3 in group D at home to Whetstone Wanderers Lions with Isam Jamil, Dewayne Mitchell and Eduardo Costa scoring the goals for the Spartans.
In the league cup group E saw the 12 Vikings lose heavily to Edgware Town FC with midfielder Max Winders being named man of the match in a hard-fought game.
FOOTNOTE: These League Cup matches is to sort out which Leagues the Teams will go in after a few more weeks of football.
Playing Brady Maccabi Red were the 9 East and it was real entertaining game which saw Elliot Theobald being named man of the match for the 9 East.
Playing their second match together in the Larry Lamb division of the W.F.L. saw the 7's take part in yet another high scoring game this time against Croxley Green White and scoring the goals in this match were Oscar Howlett 5, Archie Brown 3, Edward Bailey 3 Henry Neville 2 and Isaac Stirrat with one.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
In a cracking game between the 8 South who were at home to Bury Rangers Whites saw a match with plenty of goals from both sides. Scoring goals for the 8 South are Toby Sumner 2, Evan Love 2, Hugo Perez-Landrove and then two free kicks from William Galilee and Tom Greatorex. Goalkeeper Zac Johnson had a brilliant game between the sticks for the South.
There was also plenty of goals also in the match between 8 Lions and Welwyn Pegasus Cobalts and finding the back of the net in this game were Joshua Jury 3, Tristan Mistry 2, Daniel Davenport 2, Edward Beard 2 and Finlay Maguire with one.
The 9 North played fellow club mates the 9 South in a Green division game and it proved to be very fine game to watch with goals from Junior Mitchell, Nathan Payne and Lucas Thomas who finished off well. The man of the match for the North was Henry Pagett who worked hard in midfield.
There were plenty of goals in each half from both teams between the 10 West and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires and scoring for the West in there away game were Will Stone with a hat-trick plus singles from Michal Glowaki, Niall Rodrigues and Oscar Roe.
Away to Lemsford Youth Jaguars were the 10 Central and scoring for them were Joshua Gibson, Sam Peacock and Eddie Hearn.
Playing Bengeo Tigers Caspian’s saw the star player of the 10 East Leo Hooper-Walter score 4 goals whilst scoring 3 in three minutes was Harry Murphy. Other goals for the East came from Tom Luckhurst and Will John following a great passing match and a great performance in this high scoring match.
At home to Bury Rangers Yellow were the 10 North and this game also saw plenty of goals and scoring them were Josh Cassidy with two in the first half and one in the second period to complete his hat-trick. Other goals came from Eddie Johnson with a effort which bounced over the keeper and then one from Oliver Ajaegbu which he scored direct from a corner kick. Another goal in the match was struck by Josh Hirst following a excellent dribble past two players. Henry Tse, Hugo Smith and Ted Stebbens showed some great skill during the game.
The 10 Romans played Welwyn Pegasus Cyans Camba at home and after a strong team performance saw both Hari Boodhun and Matthew Ellis score two goals each with the man of the match going to Harry Bishop who helped too setup a couple of the goals.
Away to Bengeo Tiger Caspian’s were the 11 Victoria and it was a very good game to watch with both teams scoring plenty of goals and leading the scorers was Aaron Holsborough with four well placed goals. Other scorers were Lucia Ward 2 and Max Milton with Olly Garcia being named man of the match.
The man of the match for the 11 North in there away game with Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks was Archie Leggat-Martin who played well during the whole of the game.
Freddie Stewart hit a fantastic hat-trick for the 11 West in their home game with the Welwyn Pegasus Skys whilst Otto Meech scored one also in the match along with one own goal.
Playing those Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars away were the 11 Orient and there were few goals scored in this match between these two attacking teams. Scoring for the Orient were Louis Kemp 2, Brody Unitt 2, Theo Hancock, Michael Wadworth plus one from new signing Teddy Carr.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
Away to Abbots Youth Yellow saw the 18 North come out on top with a 3-1 victory with goals from Matt Breeze, Rob Devine and Tom Hedges whilst being named man of the match was Ben Dimmock.
For the 18 West who played in a division 3 league fixture saw them take part in a very close home match against Aston Clinton Colts Black with the visitors snatching a very late goal to win the game 5-4. Scoring for the West were A. Johnson 2, Archie Hall and George Rowland.
Samuel Beasley scored the only goal for the 16 Orient in there away game with Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks, but it proved to be enough as the Orient ran-out 1-0 winners. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Daniel Breeze for his excellent saves to make sure the Saints earnt all 3 points.
At home to Harpenden Colts Falcons were the 16 North and they lost 3-1, but no more information received.
The 16 East were at home to Park Street Village and at one stage they were 3-1 down but they fought back to make it 3-3 but were thwarted by two late goals to eventually lose 5-3. Hitting the back of the net for the 16 East Anton Nicolas-Sahota, and Musta Boksh and Connor Robinson.
In the County Cup saw the 16 Central take on Hemel Town away and after a poor start in both half's they found themselves 2-0 down and leaving them a mountain to climb against a well organised defence. A penalty for Central converted by Matt Roome gave them home but the equaliser just would not come. Myles Donkin was named man of the match for his work rate, persistence and determination in defence.
Away to Hemel Youth Red were the 15 Boreal and the score at the final whistle was 5-1 to the Boreal following a sound and solid performance from all of the team. Scoring the goals for the young Saints were George Hall 2, Tom Randall and two for man of the match Harry Sweetman.
Despite dominating periods in the first half and the second half the 15 South just had hard luck in front of goal and at half time they trailed 3-0 but by full time the visitors Bovingdon Storm had won 7-1. Scoring the consolation goal for the South was man of the match Charlie Moore with a scorcher of a free kick.
Away to Chorleywood Pumas were the 14 South and despite Oliver Wynne hitting a cracking shot from just outside the box it proved not to be enough as they eventually lost 4-1 to Pumas whose claws were sharp that day.
Playing Harpenden Colts Typhoons at home saw the 14 West tame the storm with a 3-1 victory with goals from Alex Maiden, Chester Reynolds and Finn Geoghegan. The man of the match was awarded to the hard-working midfielder Alfie Gauthier.
The 13 Victoria lost 5-1 at home to Harpenden Colts Hurricanes and that is all that Tezza knows!
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Green saw the 13 Orient play a hard-fought game against them with the Orient gradually losing 3-2 to a late goal. Scoring for Orient were Callum Crowther and Jensen Dean.
Not very often to see a 0-0 draw in these youth matches but this how this one turned out between the 13 Central and Aston Clinton away despite both teams attacking for the whole of the game but each team was thwarted by the other's team's goalkeeper. The man of the match for the Central went to Ethan Betts.
Playing a friendly at home were the 13 West and their opponents were Sun Postal from the division above and at one stage the West were leading 2-0 but at half time the score had changed to 2-2. In the second period the visitors scored three more goals to win 5-3 with Charlie Clark scoring two goals for the West and Archie Connolly the third goal. The man of the match went to Cody Smith whilst goalkeeper Ollie Philpot saved a penalty.
The 12 South lost 3-1 away to Harpenden Colts Pumas with Ryan Kennedy scoring a goal for the South in the second half whilst once again the South conceded more goals from corner kicks. The man of the match went Max Butterworth.
The 12 Arrows won 3-1 at home to Harpenden Colts Leopards after a hard-fought game with goals from Joe Clinton, James Dodd and a spectacular volley late in the game from Fin Murphy sealed the win. Man of the match went to Sam McGorrian for his contribution to the team performance.
Away to Chipperfield saw the 12 Central win 5-0 with goals from Stephen Tchoudi 2, Elinge Mosima 2 and one from Tyler Gullin-Hall. The man of the match went to wing back Harry Pearce.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30th EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE 16's CHALLENGE CUP.
WINGATE & FINCHLEY EJA 16's 2 v 6 ST ALBANS CITY 16's EJA HT 1-3.
City u16 were away to Wingate & Finchley in the cup and came away with a good 6-2 win with Josh Forster opening the scoring with a good header from a Joe Vance corner. Both Josh Forster and Bradley Young hit the crossbar with a couple of strikes on goal before Kyle Rahoo made it 2-0 with a thumping header from yet another Joe Vance corner kick.
For Wingate & Finchley saw Kanye West pull a goal back before Olly Seeby got the Saints third goal with a great strike from the edge of the box just before half time.
The second half was much the same as the first with the young Saints dominating for long periods before Jack McShane got the 4th and 5th goals after great through balls from Joe Vance to give the visitors a 5-1 lead.
The hosts didn't give up and scored a second goal from Kendrick Lamar to make it make it 5-2 before late in the game St Albans scored a sixth goal when Benny Stacey rifled the ball home following a neat through ball from Sean Walsh.
The man of the match was awarded to Bradley Young who worked hard up front throughout the whole of the game.