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City Youth Match Reports 7 October 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 7th October 2018


A lot of the Girls teams took part in League Cup matches and we start with the 16 Girls who were at home to Bishops Stortford FC or BSC FC as they like to be known as. The Lady Saints really turned on the style by winning 8-0 in this league cup match and scoring the goals was the player of the match Sophie Veal with a hat-trick and Mia

Pinkham also was in good form as she also found the back of the net 3 times. Scoring the other two goals were Katie Holder and Sam Farrer both with a goal apiece.

Next up were the 15 Girls North and they had just a league match against Stevenage Borough which saw them fight out a hard fought 2-2 draw with Mia Eyles scoring both goals. Whilst Emma Chamberlain was named player of the match.

The 14 Girls trailed 2-0 at home to Harpenden Colts Bobcats in the league cup but in the second half they fought back to go on and win 3-2 with Esme Hume scoring two of the goals including the winner in the last minute with a stunning finish. The other goal which was the equalising goal was scored by Keira Ward.

Two St. Albans City Girls teams played each other in the league cup and they were the 13 Girls South and the 13 Girls North, and it was the South who came out with the honours by winning by two goals to one.

Scoring for the South was Grace McMurray with both goals whilst the player of the match went to Esme Bush. Hitting the back of the net for the North was Abbie Bierman with Sarah-Jane Spears picking up their player of the match award.

The 12 Girls North shown an exceptional display of passing and attacking football throughout the whole team as they went on to beat Berkhamsted Red 10-0 away in the league. Scoring the goals for the 12 Girls North were Hannah Pope 3, Emilie Hicks2, Zara Chaponda 2, Cora Baylis plus two from player of the match Isla Evans.

In a even well matched game saw Gabby Bradley score a goal for the 11 Girls in their Pink Division match against Hitchin Belles whilst the player of the match was awarded to Teagan Scarlett.

Rachel Kincaid scored the goal for the 10 Girls North as they played Ruislip Rangers at home in a Pink Division fixture.

In the Purple Division saw the 10 Girls Central take on Herts Girls at home and scoring a few goals for the Central were Lauren Viney 2, Enya Brewster, Emily Ball and Mia Di Trolio with Roisin Cullen being named as player of the match.

Away to Watford FC Green were the 9 Girls in a Pink league fixture and scoring a goal for the 9 Girls was Matilda Flynn.

Also playing in their Pink division saw the 8 Girls away to Harpenden Colts and scoring for the 8 Girls were Annabel Latham and Izzy Marriot.


In the County Challenge Cup were the 18 Central and their opponents were Bengeo Tigers Siberians and although the score at half time was 1-1 the Tigers roared on in the second half to go on and win 3-1.
Scoring the only goal for the 18 Central was man of the match Joshua Cross.

The 16 South played Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars away and they came away with all the three points in the Red division after a sound 3-1 victory. Scoring for the 16 South were Kyle Rogers with excellent brace whilst Lucien Antippa netted the third goal and Filipe Gama who worked hard in during the whole of the game was named man of the match.

For the first time this season the 15 North had a full squad plus 5 subs so as manager Alison Curran said '' we never had it so good'' as they took on West Herts Youth Stags at home and they went on to win 6-1 with Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy back to form as he struck four fantastic goals in the North's fine win. The other scorers were Shay Cassidy and Andrew Gentle with Daniel Curran picking up the man of the match title.

The 15 East lost 4-0 away to Alexandra Park West.

Joe Poulton was named man of the match for the 14 East in their 5-0 defeat at home to Brady Maccabi Blue.

Playing in the county cup saw the 12 Orient at home to Oaklands and after a close first half where they were trailing 2-0 they eventually went down 4-0 in the end. Both Sean Gallagher and Josh Toop were outstanding at the back whilst keeper Vicente Luciani was named man of the match.

In the league cup group D were the !2 Spartans and they were away Alexandra Park North and despite the Spartans scoring 3 goals through
Dewayne Mitchell who got two as well as the man of the match award plus a single from Isam Jamil saw the Spartans go down 8-3 at the final whistle.

At home to Wingate & Finchley Whites were the babes the Under 7's and as usual saw plenty of goals being scored by both sides in this high
scoring end to end match. Scoring the goals in this exciting game were Eddie Bailey 3, Oscar Howlett 2, Henry Neville, Isaac Stirrat and Seth


At home to Bushey Rangers Stripes were the 8 Lions saw a great game that even Tezza watched for a while before he had to dash off to his senior team's match and he was quite impressed by the football and the sportsmanship from both sides. There were lots of goals in this game and scoring them were Edward Beard 3, Matthew Denning 3, Finlay Maguire 3, Daniel Davenport 2, Joshua Jury 2, Tristan Mistry 2 and Henry Turnball. The man of the match went to Matthew Denning whilst there was a fantastic performance from the Bushey Rangers Stripes keeper Miles Wiggett.

Away to Bedwell Rangers were the 8 Gladiators and they also took part in a high scoring game and scoring the goals in this match were man of the match Toby Russ 3, Josh Soll 2, Noah McAuliffe 2 and one from Josh Rowe.


The 16 Central were away to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes in the Senior League Cup and after full time the score was 2-2 after they had been trailing 1-0 at one stage. Scoring the first goal for the young Saints was Daniel Onochie Williams who scored the first equaliser when he smashed the ball home and then Ollie Gilmour put then 2-1 up but the Tornadoes hit back to make it 2-2 and so to penalties. After the penalty shoot-out the 16 Central progressed to the next round after winning 4-1 on spot kicks with the hosts missing at least three of theirs. Scoring the spot kicks for Central were Matt Bleakley, Ben Sommerbauer, Matt Roome and Daniel Onochie-Williams.

Away to Kings Langley Red saw the 16 East lose 2-0 but it was a much-improved performance for the newly promoted East side but they are struggling to match physically stronger and streetwise opposition, but they are getting there. The man of the match went to the East's stand-in keeper Chuck Barnett.

Playing their fellow club mates, the 16 West were the 16 Orient in a Senior League Cup fixture and it was the Orient who got the win by seven goals to two with man of the match Josh Haworth scoring a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Samuel Beasley, Tom Cox, Harry Turner and Max Varney.  No information from the 16 West.

In the Challenge Cup saw the 16 North lose 7-0 at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers.  

At home to Watford Youth Sports were the 15 Boreal and after a very close in which eight goals were scored saw the Boreal eventually lose 5-3. Man of the match Jack O'Rahilly scored two goals for the Boreal whilst Tom Durrant scored the third goal.

Away to Sun Sports Youth Yellow saw Sam Hicks score a consolation goal for the 15 South as they lost 7-1 whilst picking up the man of the match title for the South was Oliver Giles.

After a very tight away challenge cup match and despite the 14 West scoring three goals they eventually lost to a late goal 4-3 to Bushey & Oxhey Cougars. Scoring for the West were Chester Reynolds with two whilst man of the match Jamie Mallik-Cole scored one.

Playing Langlebury away were the 14 South and it was a very close game with the hosts winning 2-1 whilst scoring the South's only goal was Ollie Wynne.

The 13 Victoria had a tough home match against Evergreen Youth Wolves who missed winning the league by two points last season and they also made it to the county cup semi-finals plus the league and challenge cup finals, but it was Victoria's day as they ran-out 2-1 winners. Ashton Latter bundled home Victoria's first half goal which was setup by a good pass from Zak Davies and Freddie Roe struck the post in a first half they dominated. Evergreen came back and made it 1-1 but Victoria hit back when Zak Davies cut back inside and clipped the ball beautifully into the top corner with his right for the winning goal.

Away in the challenge cup to Harpenden Colts Mustangs were the 13 Orient who quickly tamed the Mustangs with a 10-1 victory. Scoring the goals for the Orient were Archie Bentley 3, Jensen Dean 3, man of the match Ollie Rattle who took control of the midfield also hit a hat-trick whilst there was a single from J.P. Bonnebaight.

Also playing a challenge cup match away were 13 Central and they were at Harpenden Colts Harriers, but it was the Harriers who swooped to a 5-2 with Sam Hunt and Angus Twidell scoring the goals for the Central team. The man of the match went to the hard-working Matthew Penfold.

Now it is County Cup time for the Under 12's and we start off with the 12 South who played Hitchin Harriers away and with Josh Smith leading the way with four goals saw the South win 9-1. Scoring the other goals were Ben Browning, Freddie Yeo, Sam Estell, Owen Weaver and James Beasley.

Next up were the 12 Arrows and they were all a quiver as they beat St Albans Rangers Hawks 12-1 with eight different goalscorers and they were Fin Murphy 3, Leon Negus-Roman 2, Joe Clinton 2, Johnny Bennett, Cathal Gleeson, Luke Collins, Zak Black and finally James Dodd.

The 12 West played Letchworth Garden City Eagles Zaffre at home who were just too strong for them, but the West kept battling away to the end with the man of the match going to centre back Matthew Gosling whilst a special mention must go to keeper Josh ''Woody'' Woodley for keeping the score down.

Finally, the 12 Central played Berkhamsted Raiders in the last of the County Cup matches for the Under 12's and the young Saints won 7-1 with both Stephen Tchoudi and Tyler Gullin-Hall scoring a hat-trick apiece. Scoring the final goal was Dean Bladon whilst there was a joint man of the match and that was awarded to Jacob Pearson and Ollie Porter.

FRIENDLIES:  The 12 Dragons beat the 12 Vikings 2-0 in a friendly with Josh Francois scoring the first goal with a screamer whilst Mattie Verdier open his account with a clinical finish following good work down the right by Dylan Norman. With Joe McLoughlin unwell saw Steve Jacobs and Michael Napier deputised well in goal and Josh Nash was named man of the match after a superb performance at left back.

In another friendly game saw the 12 North play against the 12 West and it was a entertaining game with eleven goals being scored and scoring them was Jacob Standing who led the way with five goals. The other goalscorers were Archie Leggat-Martin, Ethan Evans, Max Helou and Karan Soman.


The 18 EJA made the 180-mile round trip to play Woodbridge EJA away and the young Saints started with determination to get a result from this trip and they started strongly creating four clear chances with them being one on one, but the Woodbridge keeper thwarted three of them. The final one saw a threaded ball from by Ryan Orde that saw Billy Owen lob the ball over the keeper, but it struck the crossbar and went over. Woodbridge came back into the game and took the lead with 2 minutes of the first half remaining. In the second the 18 EJA pressed hard for an equaliser and they even had a goal chalked off for a narrow offside decision. The Saints were unable to find the equaliser and so Woodbridge took all three points.

The 16 EJA played 2 friendly matches while they wait for their next league and they of them was a match away against Kings Langley 18's and in the first half a goal from Junior MUSVABURI gave the young Saints a 1-0 lead. In the second period further goals from Josh FORSTER and Jack McShane saw the 16 EJA record a fine 3-1 win.

Their next friendly game saw them travel up the M1 to play Kempston Rovers EJA and they came with a comfortable 6-1 win.

 After having most of the play in the first with the young Saints creating lots of chances with Josh Forster, Jude James, Taro Chitepo, and Jamie Willing all going close with either shots being saved or going just wide. Finally, the deadlock was broken when Jamie Willing burst into the box down the left whereupon he squared the ball across for Jack McShane to be left with a simple tap in. After that the Saints keeper Billy Thomson made two excellent saves as Kempston tried to get back into the match but just before half time the Saints EJA went 2-0 up. Jack Kelly curled over a corner kick to the far post where Junior MUSVABURI completely unmarked headed home goal number two.

 At the start of the second half Kempston pulled a goal back when Ellis CROWSLEY fired home from the edge of the box to make it 2-1 but within a minute the scoreline became 3-1 as the Saints quickly hit back. After some dazzling footwork inside the box from Junior Musvaburi saw him pull the ball back for Jack KELLY to run onto and smash it into the back of the net from 14 yards.

It became 4-1 when Tyler Parrett put lots of pressure on the Kempston back-line which saw in the end the home team keeper make a hash of clearing the ball and it ran loose across the six-yard area where Jack KELLY stormed in to drill it into the back of the net. Goal number five came about after Jamie Willing played the ball across the box for Josh FORSTER to flick the ball over advancing keeper and into the back of the net. Still the goals kept flowing and goal number six came from the penalty spot after Jack McShane was brought down inside the box by the Kempston keeper. Jack McShane got up and took the resulting spot kick himself and struck it high into the roof of the net to make the final score 6-1 to the Saints.

Away to Cheshunt EJA were the 14 EJA and it was a difficult game played at a high pace against a good side and after five minutes play they found themselves 1-0 down but 20 minutes later it was 1-1 when Perez WATERBERG struck home a fantastic strike for the equalising goal. Into the second half a deflected shot put Cheshunt 2-1 up and then with only minutes to go as the Saints were chasing the game they were struck with a quick counter attack for Cheshunt to score a third goal to go on and win the match 3-1.