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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 14th October 2018
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
Away to Flitwick Eagles were the 18 Girls but it was the Eagles who were in a scoring mood or was it a soaring mood as they went on to beat the 18 Girls 6-2 but only with four second half goals with the score being 2-2 at half time. Scoring for the young Saints Ladies were Jess Leigh and Anna Fuller.
The 17 Girls were playing Bedwell Rangers Girls away and after 15 minutes play saw Lauren Walker with a sweet low strike which found the bottom corner give them a 1-0 lead. Just before half time Bedwell scored an equalising goal but early in the second period saw Lauren Walker score her second goal when she went one-on-one with Bedwell keeper whom she calmly beat as she slotted the ball into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1. Late in the game Lauren Walker completed her hat-trick with a penalty which she blasted into the roof of the net to seal a 3-1 win. Player of the match went to Lauren Walker whilst Emily Sibley also received a player of the match award for performance in goal.
The player of the match for the 15 Girls was awarded to goalkeeper Jemma Hyman who pulled off a few good saves in the match against Boreham Wood 2000 Girls and in doing so she kept the score down as the 15 Girls went onto lose 3-0.
Grace McMurray struck the all-important goal for the 13 Girls South in their 1-0 away win over Harpenden Colts Cobras Girls with defender Jess Blackman being named as player of the match.
At home to Hitchin Belles Blues saw the 13 North romp to a 3-0 victory with the dazzling footwork of Thisbe Danford scoring two of the goals whilst Sarah-Jane Spears scoring the third goal.
Playing Harpenden Colts Hawks at home were the 12 Girls South and they also won 3-0 with goals from Florence Tatlock, Stella Ekblad-Piscettelli plus one from player of the match Marelie Raath.
There were plenty of goals in the match between the 11 Girls away game at Bedwell Rangers Dragons and finding the back of the net for the 11 Girls were Teagan Scarlett 2, Michelle Lam and Scarlett Robb with defender Bailey Killner being named as player of the match.
The 10 Girls Central were away to Berkhamsted Meteors and scoring for the young Lady Saints were Enya Brewster with a brace whilst Lauren Viney scored one whilst picking up the player of the match title was Mia Di Trolio.
Away to Ware Youth were the 10 Girls North and scoring a goal for them was Rachel Kincaid whilst making up the rest of the squad were Thegan Atwell, Amy Hargreaves, Masie Bierham, Verity Lobina, Sophie McMahon, Mikayia Blessing and Anna Metcalfe.
At home to Garston Ladies Lions saw the 9 Girls play some lovely passing football and the team relished in a change of formation making the most of the extra width. Scoring for the 9 Girls were player of the match Alexa Johnson with two whilst Matilda Flynn also scored a brace and then came Olivia Wood with one. Also playing well was Jessica Reeve and Sacha Davies.
Izzy Marriot was in dazzling form for the 8 Girls as she scored 4 goals in their match with Garston Ladies Wildcats who also scored quite a few goals themselves and we must not forget Annabel Latham who also found the back of the net for the 8 Girls as well.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
At home to Alexandra Park West were the 18 South and at half time the score was 1-1 with Harrison Doyle but the visitors snatched a second goal in the second period for the South to lose 2-1. The man of the match was awarded to the midfield dynamo Ernesto Rodriquez.
Away to Brady Maccabi White saw the 18 Central lose 2-0 with the dynamic Asher Stevens being named man of the match.
The 16 South fought out a 3-3 draw away at Maccabi London Lions White with the goals for the South coming from Lucian Antippa with two plus one own goal.
There was real exciting match between the 15 East who were at home to the 15 North and the East were leading 1-0 at half time with a goal from Dan Gant whilst a second from Brandon Trainis put them 2-0 up with five minutes to go. In this hard-fought game saw the 15 North strike back with two goals with the first being with a well-placed header by Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy following a free kick from Daniel Curran. The second goal was also a header which was duly despatched by Nathaniel Olayomi and this time it was a Daniel Curran corner kick which set the chance up for the vital equalising goal as the match ended up all square at 2-2. The man of the match for the North was their new keeper Benny Lamb.
At home to Harvesters North were the 12 Orient and this match was played in a great spirit and was a excellent advert for local youth football. The visitors went onto win the match 2-1 with Alex Hails scoring for the Orient with a great volley in this league cup group A match. The man of the match for the young Saints was keeper Vicenti Luciani whilst there were also good performances from Bertie Postema and Josh Toop.
Man, of the match Ailbe Tibb scored the consolation goal for the 12 Vikings in their league cup group E game at home to Belstone FC which saw the Vikings very heavily repelled by Belstone.
The 9 East played a friendly match away at Whetstone Wanderers Panthers and scoring a few goals for the East was man of the match Bailey Fennel with one and also Alfie Sangster also notched one as well. Goalkeeper Jakub Miklas also got on the score sheet when he scored directly from a drop kick for the goal of the match.
Archie Brown hit three goals for the 7's in their home game with Harvesters Cougars with further goals coming from Oscar Howlett 2, Eddie Bailey 2, Henry Neville and Seth Keaveny in this exciting game between two good teams.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 11 South played Bury Rangers Stripes away and scoring 2 goals for the South was their man of the match Ciaran Ryan whilst Jake Allen popped up with one late during the game.
Also, away were the 11 North and they were at Welwyn Pegasus Skys and three players got on the score-sheet for the young Saints and they were Jacob Standing, Ethan Evans and Simon Borowski whilst the man of the match award was given to the whole team.
Luca Ward struck two goals for the 11 Victoria's home match with Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires in their new division the White League and in doing so took his tally to 11 goals in four matches.
The man of the match for the 11 West went to Evan Reid for a fine defensive role against the Lemsford Youth away with Freddie Stewart getting a goal for the West.
In an evenly matched game for the 11 East against Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers saw Samuel Philpot, Danny Quinn, and Matis Walton score the goals for the East whilst the man of the award went to Toby Southcombe for a brilliant goalkeeping display.
Away to Wodson Park Youth were the 11 Orient and scoring two goals against them was Michael Wadsworth with Lucas Curley and Teddy Carr both netting one apiece.
Playing Bengeo Caspian’s away were the 10 North and the North scored a few goals through Oliver Ajaegbu, Olic Fan, Ted Stebbens, Eddie Johnson a effort from the right wing, Hugo Smith and then a cracking half volley from man of the match Dylan Eccles after Josh Hirst had supplied the killer pass. The man of the match for the Caspian’s went to their goalkeeper who had brilliant game between the sticks.
The next match certainly had plenty of goals in it as the 10 Orient played Bedwell Rangers Wanderers away and scoring these goals were Edward Cullum with 5 and then came Daniel Hart 2, Thomas Noble 2 and two from Freddie Day. Also scoring two goals was Tiago Mendez-Barrel whilst Ethan Parsons netted one.
In a high scoring thriller were the 10 Romans playing at home to Knebworth Lynxes and scoring for the Romans were Alex Matchett 2, Hari Boodhun and a penalty from Matthew Ellis.
The 10 Central were at home to Bury Rangers Whites with Joshua Gibson, James Cox and Dan Oldfield all scoring one goal apiece for the Central team.
The newly promoted team to the Green Division the 10-west played against their fellow Club mates the 10 West at home and there were a few goals scored in this fixture and scoring them were Michal Glowaki with 4 Otis Lau-Johnston, Glyn Howells, Will Stone, Oscar Roe and Freddie Nelson Thorpe. Harry Murphy also scored a goal which was setup by Leo Hooper-Walter and David Spears with the man of the match for the 10 East going to goalkeeper Nikhil Jagota after he a few good saves during the match.
Austin Shepherd and Billy Stone scored a goal each for the 9 Orient in there away match with Codicote Youth Hawks.
Away to the Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires were the 9 North and both Noah Fox and Nathan Payne scored one goal each for the North with the whole team worthy of the man of the march award with an excellent all-round display as they produced some good football along the way as they kept together well.
At home to Bury Rangers Reds saw Lucas Thomas score a fine a goal for the 9 South with keeper Finley Seabrook making some great saves during the match. Both Sofiane Benadoud and Will Maiella stood out in a great team performance for the 9 South.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
Well this was a real tight match between the 18 North who were at home to the Berkhamsted Raiders Blue and despite the North scoring 4 goals through Jack Hughes and the brothers George Piekarczyk and Henry Piekarczyk plus man of the match Thomas Hedger the North eventually lost 6-4.
Keeper Joe Moss kept his first clean sheet of the season for the 16 Central in their home match with Berkhamsted Raiders Red with a 1-0 win and there was a solid defensive display which was led by captain Rob Brown plus and Angelo Calatrava in a holding midfield role.
Central were missing 3 regular strikers but they still created some great opportunities with Matt Roome and Callum Cornish going close, but the breakthrough came early in the second half following intense pressure in the opposition box led to a goalmouth scramble with Callum Cornish tucking the ball away in the back of the net for the only goal of the game. The man of the match went to Angelo Calatrava after his solid defensive performance and great work rate.
The 16 West lost 3-2 away to Chorleywood Vipers in division 2 of the WHYL with two goals from man of the match David Joyner.
At home to Hemel Youth White were the 16 Orient and at half time they led 3-0 and by full time they had scored another four goals to go on and win 7-0. Scoring the goals for the Orient were Samuel Beasley 3, Tom Cox 3 plus one from Jason Geldard.
Playing Cassiobury Rangers Blues away saw the 16 North earn a point in division 3 of the WHYL with a 2-2 draw with goals from T. Cave Schmidt and G. Selvarajah whilst Ollie Merriden was named man of the match after a solid game at right back.
The 15 South were at home to the 15 Boreal and the visitors took a quick 2-0 lead with two goals from their man of the match George Sippetts, but the South hit back with a neat chip shot from captain Sam Hicks. The 15 Boreal came back with two more goals one from George Sippetts which completed his hat-trick plus one from Harry Sweetman to go 4-1 up and once again the South struck back when they won a penalty which was converted by Daniel Rodriguez Gonzalez who was making an impressive debut, but the score remained 4-2 to Boreal. Man, of the match for the South was wing back Joe Renwick who was solid in defence and he was also involved in many of the best attacks.
At home to Bushey & Oxhey Leopards saw the 14 South certainly keep them caged in as they romped to a 12-3 victory with Mackenzie Gibson leading the way with 4 well taken goals. The other goalscorers were Ollie Wynne 3, Finley Crumpton, Tio Jayasinghe, Alfie Parkins, Aaron
Finn Geoghegan scored the consolation goal for the 14 West in their 8-1 defeat at home to Evergreen Youth Colts in the preliminary round of the Junior League Cup.
Lenny Brandon scored a goal with a thumping header following a corner kick which gave the 13 West a 1-0 lead at home to Sun Sports Blue during an evenly matched first half. In the second half Sun Sports seemed to handle the worsening conditions to score four goals to go on and win the game 4-1. the man of the match for the West went to winger/midfielder Charlie Clark.
Following a very high scoring match in which 12 goals were scored and the lead change hands a few times saw the 13 Central eventually lose
7-5 to Kinsbourne Youth with man of the match for Central Charl Mason scoring two of the goals. Scoring the other goals for the young Saints were Sam Hunt, Angus Twidell and Matthew Penfold.
The 13 Boreal were swept away as they lost 5-1 at home to Harpenden Colts Harriers with Toma Tashev scoring the only goal of the game for Boreal whilst Ali Nawar was named man of the match for the young Saints.
At home to Chorleywood Harriers saw the 12 South earn a well-deserved draw with a 1-1 result when Sam Estell hit the back of the net in the second half with a well taken spot kick. The man of the match went to James Beasley who was outstanding in defence throughout the whole of the game.
Following a brilliant team performance saw the 12 Arrows go top of Division 3 in the WHYL when they defeated Hemel Youth Red away 7-2 with some well worked team goals. Scoring the goals for the Arrows as nearly every shot found the target or the bull if you like were Johnny Bennett 2, Fin Murphy 2, Zac Black 2 and Cathal Gleeson with one.
Away to Herons were the 12 Central and despite Tyler Gullin-Hall scoring a cracker of a goal from just outside the box the Central gradually lost 3-1 with Josh White picking up the man of the match title.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
The 16's Eastern Junior Alliance team were at home to the Potters Bar 16's E.J.A. team and with the match being played in very heavy rain at times and a strong wind the match finally ended all square at 1-1 with the Saints having 2 goals disallowed otherwise they would have taken all three points.
Right back Joe Vance early on into the match was swinging over quite a few dangerous crosses into the box which were causing kinds of problems for the Potters Bar keeper Kai Edwards (no relation) in the swirling wind as all he could do was punch then clear as the Saints forwards came surging in. Then a cracking strike from Sean Walsh from all of 25 yards or more struck the underside of the crossbar and came bouncing down whereupon Josh Forster came racing in to head the ball over the line, but the goal was disallowed for a foul on Edwards (seemed harsh to me).
Next a great cross-field pass from the left from Bradley Young found Josh Forster inside the box but his effort flashed just wide of the far post. Just after this Potters Bar broke away and Aaron Witter racing away down the right wing crossed the ball low into the box whereupon Sammy GARCIA swept the ball low past Billy Thomson to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The young Saints quickly responded with a quick attack of their own, but Kai Edwards did well to palm away a stinging low drive from Sean Walsh and then Bradley Young crossed the ball over from the right to Junior Musvaburi at the far post but instead of finding the back of the net he blazed his effort over the bar.
At the other end Billy Thomson did well to push away a cracking strike from Micah Greenaway but then play quickly switched to the other end where Joe Vance put over another decent low ball into the box and this time Jack McShane was on the spot to sweep the ball past Edwards to make the score 1-1 at half time.
In the second half both McShane and Young were having shots on goal blocked by either defenders or Edwards whilst Jack McShane picked up a loose ball and then let fly only to see his well struck effort whistle over the bar by only a couple of inches. Next up was Sean Walsh having a stinging shot saved by Kai Edwards whilst a Kyle Rahho free kick skimmed across the wet surface and went just wide of the far post.
Then Tyler Parrett who kept pushing forward saw his cracking strike pushed over the crossbar by last second save from Kai Edwards and then Junior Musvaburi got into the act but once again Edwards pulled off a good stop.
Kyle Rahho then tried a sizzling shot from 25 yards which Edwards could not hold on to and there was Musvaburi to tuck the loose ball over the line with McShane following up to make sure, but the flag went up giving McShane offside, again why was it disallowed as the ball was already over the line when McShane touched it. One day everything will go our way, so the match ended all square at 1-1.