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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 4th November 2018
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
Away in the 3rd round of the League Cup were the 18 South and they were playing at HGS Academy and by half time the Saints had rattled in five goals to lead 5-0. In the second period more goals just kept coming and the final score at the final whistle was 12-0 to the South. Scoring these goals was Ross Weaver 5, Harrison Arnold 4. Lucas King 2 and one from Alex Banathy with the man of the match going to Scott Gentle who really worked hard in the midfield throughout the whole of the 90 minutes.
Another team in round 3 of the League Cup was the 18 Central and they won 4-2 away at Bushey Rangers with Harry Peters scoring two goals and this was followed by one a piece from Joshua Cross and Jack Latter and so it means they are through to the last 8 in the competition. The man of the match was goalkeeper Alex Good who made 3 outstanding saves during the match to stop Bushey from scoring any more goals.
At home to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars saw the 16 South go in at half time 3-0 down which was a bit of a shock to them as they were hoping for three points but that is how the score remained for the rest of the match. The only good news came after the game when all the boys were presented with their new Club Jackets which were sponsored by Trevor Cosgrove.
The 15 North were at home to AC Finchley North in a Blue Division league fixture and they went on to storm to a 10-0 win with Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scoring five of the goals. The other goalscorers were Mahin Miah 3, Daniel Curran and man of the match Jamie Kerr also scored one.
Away to Maccabi London Lions Blue were the 14 East and at half time they were losing 9-0 but they fought back in the second half and did not concede anymore goals so that is how the scoreline stood. The man of the match went to George Wilson.
In round one of the league cup saw the 13 South travel the short distance across town to play Harvesters North who play in two divisions above them and by the final whistle the South had lost 8-0. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Ben Huddlestone who made quite a few good saves and in doing so he stopped the score reaching double figures, I know Tezza was there and I saw him.
At home in the Challenge Cup to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars were the 12 Orient and they moved into the second round when Bertie Postema scored a cracking goal to decide the cup tie with a 1-0 win to the Orient. The tenacious midfielder Oscar Noble was named man of the match for all of his hard tackling during the game.
Well we move onto the 12 Spartans and they were away to Boreham Wood Youth Lancers also in the Challenge Cup and they also move into the next round with a 5-2 win with Dewayne Mitchell scoring all five of the goals. Goalkeeper Connor Wood was voted man of the match.
The third Under 12 's team the Vikings were also playing in the Challenge Cup but they lost 3-1 to Hendon United with Luca Callegari scoring the only goal for the Vikings whilst the man of the match went to Adison Meech.
Away to Omonia Youth Gold were the 9 East and scoring the goals for the young Saints were Ollie Lee 2, Maxim Ushakov 2, Bailey Fennel 2 and Alfie Stangster with Thomas Bridge being named man of the match.
Moving up to Cyril Squirrel division from the Larry Lamb division were the under 7's and they were away to London Colney Colts Blue and scoring for the young Saints after a excellent team display were Edward Bailey 2, Jack Durrant and Henry Neville.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The 16 Girls played Pro Direct Academy Enfield Girls away and drew 3-3 with both teams taking it in turns to be in front with Mia Pinkham scoring a great equalising goal for the match to end up all square at 3-3. Mia Pinkham also scored another goal early in the game whilst Sophie Veal also got on the score sheet during the second half. There was a Joint player of the match and it went Anna Gifford and Abbie Scanion.
The score was only 3-1 at half time for the 15 Girls as they were losing at home to Stevenage Borough Junior Girls Stars with Zoe Cowan scoring for the 15 Girls. In the second half despite them working hard they eventually ran-out 8-1 losers although captain Nicola Plumb led her team well and Faye Luckhurst worked hard as well.
Losing 3-0 at the break were the 14 Girls away to Potters Bar Crusaders Girls but they did fight back to win the second period 2-1 but it proved not be enough as they gradually went down 4-2 with Esme Hume and Kiera Ward scoring those second half goals. The player of the match went to the tough defender Ruby Tickner.
Away to Pro Direct Academy Herts Girls saw the 13 Girls North lose 3-0, no other information as come in.
At home in the County Cup were the 12 Girls North and they were playing Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Green and the Lady saints moved into the second round after the gave a strong performance with the defensive line being solid at the back whilst they were also dominant in possession and also were deadly in there counter attacks which saw them in the end win 11-1. Scoring all these goals were Hannah Pope 3, Kaela Laming 3, Emilie Hicks 2, Marina McCullen 2 and one from Isla Evans. There was a Joint player of the match and it went Hannah Litton and Caitlin Adair.
Trailing 1-0 away to Harpenden Colts Hawks Girls were the 12 Girls South in their County Cup match tie but in the second half it was a different story once the player of the match Deenah Khan found her scoring boots as she hit a glorious hat-trick for the South to run-out 3-1 winners. Anna Cox their captain really spurred them on in the second period to victory.
Player of the match for the 11 Girls Teagan Scarlett struck five goals for them in their home match against Denham Utd Ladies Youth Wildcats with further goals for the 11 Girls coming from Scarlett Robb, Rebecca Smith and Gabby Bradley.
Player of the match Verity Lobina scored the only goal for the 10 Girls North in there very close game at home to Garston Ladies Tigers.
Holly Green 3, Roisin Cullen 3 Alicia Gibson 2, Lucy Hosty 2 and one from Emily Ball were the goalscorers for the 10 Central Girls in their away match at Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Shooters whilst picking up the player of the match title for the Central Girls was Grace Noorian.
The 9 Girls started slowly as they adjusted to starting in less favoured roles, but it was end to end action throughout in there away game at a strong Watford FC Girls Yellow side but the girls grew in confidence and started to play some lovely football especially in the second half. Demi Hall finished nicely from the penalty spot which was won by Charlotte Luckhurst and there was also a goal for Jasmine Mercer plus two for player of the match Sacha Davies including a stunning solo effort. Great Team display from all of the 9 Girls.
At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Girls Solar were the 8 Girls and scoring a goal for them was Liriel Macey.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
If you ever play the 18 North you might thing you are seeing double when brothers George Piekarczyk and Henry Piekarczyk are playing as they are in deadly form right now as they both scored a goal apiece as the 18 North beat Chorleywood Archers away 2-0 as the hosts could not get there arrows out of their quiver. The man of the match went to Jack Hughes who was really on form.
In a match of many goals saw the 18 West come out on top by seven goals to four in their away match against Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers with the goalscorers being Adam Johnson 2, Gideon Rowland 2, James Knapp, Kishan Dhivar and Mazen Medhat.
The 18 Orient were 2-0 down at home at half time to Everett Rovers Yellow but they hit back to go on and win 4-2 with Kai Takahashi leading the way with two goals whilst both Matt Nash and Tom Keating scored one apiece. The man of the match went to Ettiene Hayward.
Away to Tornadoes JSC were the 16 West and after seven goals between them saw the Tornadoes just edge it by winning the game 4-3. Scoring for the West were David Joyner with two goals whilst Joe Fletcher netted one and central midfielder Matt Mooney was named man of the match.
In the Senior League Cup quarter-finals saw the 16 Central play away to their fellow club mates the 16 Orient and although the Central were missing two of there 1st choice strikers but Jack Percy made a welcome return after being out all season with a broken arm. After five minutes Jack Percy opened the scoring after receiving a neat pass from Jack McVeigh and then Matt Roome made it 2-0 whilst Myles Donkin made it three before Callum Cornish added one just before half time to give Central a 4-0 lead at the break. In the second period both Jack Percy and Matt Roome scored another goal each to take their tally for the match to two each and Central finally won 6-1 with Josh Hayworth scoring a late consolation goal for the Orient. The Central keeper Joe Moss was in top form in that he made some key saves at cruical times during the match.
The 16 North were away to Evergreen Youth in round one of the Junior League Cup and despite the North battling away throughout the whole of the match they finally crashed to a heavy defeat with the whole squad getting a vote each for man of the match so it was decided it was a team effort for the award.
Also in the Junior League Cup were the 16 East and they took part in a tense away local derby with Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and it was decided in the end by a very late goal from Freddie Collins which gave the East a 1-0 victory. Wheato defied the odds playing a team from a higher division and they pushed the Beast from the East all the way before that late goal from Collins decided the game. The man of the match went to Charlie ''Der Kaiser '' Barnett who was resuming his role at right back.
The 15 South were at home to Harpenden Colts Hawks and the saints got off to a slow start and they found themselves 5-0 down at half time and then early in the second half a vicious free kick from Tom Every found the back of the net for the South to pull one goal back but the Hawks hit back with two of their own to finish the match 7-1 winners. In the second period of play the South showed more commitment and fight and Sam Hicks worked hard and involved in most of the better moves during the second half and in doing so richly deserved his man of the match award.
No info from the 14 South other than they lost 5-0 away at Watford Youth Sports White.
Playing in round 2 of the Junior League Cup saw the 13 Central win 2-0 away to Sandridge Rovers Tigers with a goal apiece from Sam Hunt and Oli Taylor whilst Brandon Mitchell worked hard at the back to make the Central team kept a clean sheet and in doing so he earnt the man of the match award.
The 13 Boreal also played in the second round of the Junior League Cup and they won 4-1 away to Tring Tornadoes Tigers with Boreal showing some real quality football although not realising that they should have scored more goals. Scoring the goals were Toma Tashev 2, Jackson McArthur and Harry Muir whilst the man of the match was shared between Max Fearey and Tomasz Bogacki for doing all the hard work in the midfield and defence.
Also playing away were the 13 West and they had a match at Watford Town in the Intermediate League Cup and they went in at half time leading 2-1 with two goals from Charlie Clark whilst Ben Mitchell headed home goal number three early in the second half for the 13 West to go 3-1 up. Then it became the '' Charlie Clark '' Roadshow as he hit another 7 goals to finish the match with a triple hat-trick or in otherwise 9 goals which saw the West win 10-3. So the man of match of course could go only to one player and that would be Charlie Clark you guessed it right! For Watford Town there man of the match must be their keeper who made some fines saves to keep the scoreline down.
Although the 13 Victoria out played the league champions and the reigning cup holders Harpenden Colts Hurricanes they had to succumb to a 2-1 defeat in a Senior League Cup quarter-final away from home. Scoring an equalising goal for Victoria was Reece Lia when he snuck in at the back post after Harpenden had taken the lead with a long range shot giving keeper Noor Dajani no chance. The Hurricanes only scored the winner in the last minute when they were awarded a very soft penalty. For Victoria both Alex Strazza and Ollie Mullen had powerful shots on goal which alas did not go in whilst picking up the man of the match title was Gabriel Urhoma.
Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks saw the 12 South lose 4-2 with goals from Tom Jennings and man of the match Sam Estell who scored direct from a cracking free kick. The South missed loads of chances which would have either won them or drawn the match any other day.
The 12 Arrows were again finding there target when they defeated Aston Clinton Panthers 6-2 away despite the Panthers winning two penalties of which they only put one away. The Arrows were solid in defence and were very positive going forward and scoring those six goals for the Arrows were Fin Murphy 3, Luke Collins, Sam McGorrigan and Leon Negus-Roman. The man of the match was awarded to Cathal Gleeson.
At home to Bovingdon Thunder saw the 12 Central who couldn't weather the storm as they eventually went down 3-1 with Jacob Pearson scoring Central only goal whilst Jake Lee was named man of the match.
With just about as many goalscorers as there was goals saw the 12 West beat Aston Clinton Cobras 10-0 at home with man of the match Jasper Button leading the way with a fine hat-trick. The other scorers were Charlie Rose, Josh Ladyman, Josh Woodley, Luca Turone, Casey Fletcher, Rory Graham and do not worry I had not forgotten you Tommy Morgan!
Playing Watford Town away were the roaring 12 Dragons and they won 6-0 with Josh Francois opening the scoring and this was followed by a brace from Steve Jacobs and a hat-trick from Mickey Napier. This was the 1st of 4 consecutive away matches and they put on a fantastic performance from front to back to win 6-0 and it could have double if it were not for the Watford keeper. The man of the match went to Harry Barnes who gave an accomplished performance at left back whilst Dylan Norman was also outstanding in midfield.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
Well it was a good weekend for the St Albans City FC Eastern Junior Alliance Teams with all three winning and you could not wish for a better weekend than that.
Let’s start off with the E.J.A 18's and they were at home to the league leaders Biggleswade Town who are unbeaten this season and both sides started brightly with some good football, but it was Biggleswade who struck first when their centre forward cut free into the box whereupon he calmly slotted the ball home. With 10 minutes to go before half time the Saints drew level when Nathan Hossen out wide on the left was brought down and from the resulting free kick 25 yards out saw RYAN ORDE step up and curl the ball into the top right corner to make it 1-1.The visitors continued to press and as the ball pinged around the six yard the Saints keeper Sam Galatis took a knock to his head and was replaced by his brother Zak Galatis in goal. In the second half again saw both sides looking for the winner and for the 18 EJA saw James Lawrence shoot narrowly wide before another break down the right saw EARL ATAT cross-cum-shot strike the foot of the far post despite the Biggleswade keeper getting a touch whereupon the ball rebounded into the back of the net for the winning goal and the match to end 2-1 to the Saints. The man of the match went to Ed Mann who stood in at left back and he did not put a foot wrong all game.
The 16 E.J.A. were away at Cockfosters E.J.A. and after only ten minutes play they found themselves 1-0 down but they quickly equalised after good work from Bradley Young who setup JACK McShane to fire home and for the score to remain at 1-1 at half time. In the second half following a good cross from Joe Vance saw BRADLEY YOUNG arrive at the back post and score with a thumping header to put the Saints 2-1 up. Cockfosters though hit back with ten minutes remaining to make 2-2 but the Saints went looking for the winner and got it in the last minute when BEN KIRBY drilled the ball low into the back of the net to give the 16 E.J.A. a 3-2 win.
The 14 E.J.A. played Saffron Walden E.J.A. at home in the league and the Saints tore them apart with a brilliant display of passing flowing football to go on and win 6-0 with goals from PEREZ WATERBERG who scored a tremendous hat-trick plus singles from BEN FREESTONE, JOSEPH BEARDON and JAKE BERRY.
The 10 West played the 11 Orient in a friendly today and won 5-3 with goals from Niall Rodrigues, Otis Lau-Johnston, Glyn Howells and two from man of the match Jack Burke. The rest of the 10 West squad was Ollie Shadbolt, Jack Johnson, Freddie Nelson-Thorpe, Rory Williams and goalkeeper Fin Murray.