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City Youth Match Reports 25 November 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 25th November 2018



At home to Park Street saw the dynamite brothers Henry Piekarczyk and George Piekarczyk score three goals between them with the latter getting two of them as the 18 North went on to win 4-2. Scoring the fourth goal for the North was Jack Hughes whilst the talented Archie Hall was named man of the match.

The 18 West were in good form as they won 7-3 away at Oxhey Jets with the goalscorers being Adam Johnson 2, Kishan Dhivar, Ousama Moutiq, William Skinner, Gideon Rowland and finally Will Shepherd.

In the Junior League Cup quarter-finals saw the 18 Orient progress to the semi-finals after a 6-1 win at Hemel Youth Blues. There were five different goalscorers and they are Finley Lufbery with a brace whilst all the other four scored one goal apiece Matt Nash, Kwame Youri, Kai Takahashi and Rocco Rahho. The man of the match went to defender Matt Small.

The 16 Central played Harpenden Colts Tornadoes at home and at half time they found themselves 1-0 down and then early in the second period it became 2-0. Then started a great fight back with Daniel Onochie-Williams scoring a cracker from distance after a neat pass from Angelo Calatrava on 57 minutes. Jack Percy then made it 2-2 on 73 minutes when he seized on a opportunity out of nowhere from a harmless pass from Matty Bleakey to smash the ball into the top corner for fine finish. After 7 minutes injury time Harpenden broke away to score a third to break the 16 Central hearts to snatch a 3-2 win. Central deserved a least a point if not all three and the man of the match was given to Angelo Calatrava for his hard work in a holding midfield role.

Freddie Collins opened the scoring for the 16 East with a remarkable volley scorpion kick which came from a corner kick into the box in there away match against Hemel White. the hosts hit back to make 1-1 at half time. In the second half the man of the match for the East Dylan Winfield was brought down in the box and up stepped Connor Robinson to drive the resulting spot kick home to make it 2-1. In the last minute of the game Hemel scored another equaliser to make the final score 2-2. The Freddie Collins goal was possibly captured on video - a thing of rare wonder!

Away to Evergreen Youth were the 16 West and they won 4-0 and scoring all four of the goals with some deadly finishing was David Joyner and he also picked up the man of the match award as well.

The 16 Orient lost 5-2 at home to Chorleywood Vipers with Harry Turner scoring both of the Orient's goals one of which was a cracking low drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers were the 16 North and despite a fine goal from Alex Kouda the North eventually lost 2-1 with the William Shakespeare of football Max Robertson being named the man of the match.

The 15 Boreal won 2-0 at home to Evergreen Youth with Ben Wick hitting the back of the net twice for both of the goals with striker Tom Randall winning the man of the match for all of his hard running up front.

Playing some lovely passing football in the first half saw the 15 South deservedly take the lead against Hemel Town South when Alex Lawlor headed home following a vicious free kick from Tom Every rebounded back off the crossbar. Unfortunately, in the second half Hemel gained more of the possession to score 3 goals to win 3-1. Centre back Ollie Giles who foiled most of the attacks with his pace and tackling deserved his man of the match award.

In the Challenge Cup saw the 14 South take on Evergreen Youth Colts away and in a exciting match eventually saw the South run-out 5-2 winners. Getting on the score-sheet for the 14 South were Charlie Johnson 2, Matthew Martin, Max Grace plus one from the midfield dynamo and man of the match Louis Warren.

Jamie Liversidge pounced in the second half to score the only goal of the match for the 14 West to give them a 1-0 away win at Aston Clinton Colts with Christy Shaw who had a very game being named man of the match.

The 13 Victoria lost 1-0 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Red. No more information.

The 13 West were half asleep in the first few minutes of the match against Wheathampstead Wanderers and quickly found themselves a goal down and 30 seconds into the second half it became 2-0. With 15 minutes remaining the 13 West finally woke up when they pulled a goal back after Isaac Templeton struck home a sizzling shot into the roof of the net. Despite the West pulling out all the stops as they pushed forward in search of an equaliser it just would not come and so the score remained at a 2-1 defeat.

Well this could have been the match of the day with nine goals being scored between both sides with the 13 Orient just edging it by a 5-4 victory over Evergreen Youth Jackals. Scoring all these goals for the Orient were Jensen Dean with a hat-trick plus one apiece from Oliver Rattle and Cameron Williams whilst Arthur Merriden who was either in defence or midfield played exceptional well.

In division 4 of the WHYL saw the 13 Boreal lose 5-2 at home to Aston Clinton Colts with the man of the match Toma Tashev scoring both of Boreals goals.

The 13 Central took part in a real entertaining game with Harpenden Colts which ended in a 3-3 draw with Central's goals being scored by Sam Hunt, Oli Taylor and Matthew Penfold with Neo Heydon being named man of the match.

Now we come to !2 Challenge Cup and first up is the 12 South and they beat Everett Rovers Black 6-1 and scoring the goals for the South saw man of the match Josh Smith hit a fabulous hat-trick. The other scorers were Owen Weaver with a brace whilst Sam Estell scored one.

The 12 Central were away to Chipperfield Corinthians and after so much pressure on the hosts the Central finally won 3-0 with three own goals (that must be a first) to move into the next round of the Challenge Cup.

Off the back of 2 defeats the 12 Dragons got back to winning ways in a comfortable performance against a dogged Watford Town side in the Challenge Cup with a 4-1 victory and it could have been more on the day. Two goals apiece from Mickey Napier and Dylan Norman were enough to see them through to the next round. The man of the match went to the Dragons skipper Josh Francois who ran the midfield from the first whistle. Ayaan Hussain was outstanding at the heart of the defence.

The 12 Arrows were away in the Challenge Cup to Echoes and they lost 5-1 with Finlay Murphy scoring the consolation goal for the Arrows. 

The final team in the Challenge Cup were the 12 West and despite Josh Ladyman scoring a fine equalising goal for the West they eventually went down 3-1.



The 18 Girls played Pro Direct Academy Herts Women sounds like two teams to me at home and they lost 5-0 with goalkeeper Maddy Donaldson being voted player of the match as she pulled off some good saves to keep the scoreline down.

Also, at home were the 16 Girls and they suffered a rare defeat when they lost 7-3 to Watford Youth Girls with Mia Pinkham scoring two of the 16 Girls and in doing so took her tally to 19 for the season whilst the wing wizard and player of the match Maz Horne-Batet scored the other goal.

The 15 Girls North lost 4-1 away to Bedwell Rangers Diamonds after a close first half and scoring the North's goal was Anna-Marie Spears with the hard-working Meghan Webb winning the player of the match title.

At home to Chorleywood Common Tigers Girls were the 14 Girls North and they lost 2-0 with midfielder Caitlin Wheeler coming out on top to pick up the player of the match award. 

The 13 Girls South were at home to Harpenden Colts Cobras Girls in the League Cup and after a poor first half saw the 13 Girls go in at the break 2-0 down. In the second half though it was a different story when the South staged a great comeback to go on and win 3-2 with Jemina Harvey scoring two goals whilst Mia Simmonds scored one. It was so hard to decide a player of the match after the brilliant second half performance that it was decided to award it to the whole team.

Also in the League Cup were the 12 Girls North and they lost 9-2 to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Reds with Cora Baylis and Isla Evans scoring the North Girls goals. There was a joint player of the match and it was awarded to midfielders Talia Joseph and Hannah Litton.

The 11 Girls played Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Comets at home and hitting the back of the net for the Lady Saints were Scarlett Robb with 2 and then both Teagan Scarlett and Rebecca Smith scored one each with the latter picking up the player of the match award following a great solid team performance at home.

The 10 Girls Central played Bedwell Rangers Girls Dragons away and being named player of the match for the Central Girls was Roisin Cullen.

At home to the Watford FC Girls were the 10 Girls North and the hard-working midfielder Teghan Atwell was voted player of the match.

The 9 Girls were at home to Bedwell Rangers Athletico and the young Saints turned in a emphatic performance at home with lots of possession and some brilliant passing with the ball and scoring the goals for the 9 Girls were player of the match Sophea Bridge with 3 plus one apiece from Sacha Davies and Matilda Flynn. Both Jasmine Mercer and Charlotte Luckhurst who took turns in goal were just brilliant between the sticks. 


The 18 South crashed to a 8-1 defeat away to Omonia Youth Green in a league fixture and scoring the only goal of the match for Central was Harry Peter with Joshua Cross being named as man of the match.

The 16 South were at home to Alexandra Park North and after a tight first half the South eventually lost 4-2 with William Brown and Adam Robinson scoring the goals for the 16 South. The hunter in the pack of the midfield Luca De Oliveria for all his work there was awarded the man of the match award.

In round 3 of the Challenge Cup saw the 15 North travel Omonia Youth Gold who play in the Red division which is two leagues above the North and despite battling away hard the North eventually lost 7-1. Scoring the North's goal was Daniel Curran with a cracking free kick which swerved around the defensive wall and into the top left-hand corner for a brilliant goal. The man of the match was awarded to Wasim Boksh who worked hard in a central midfield position.

The Beast from the East played Croxley Green Black away and after only 7 minutes saw Finn Thomas play the ball through to Joe-Joe Colman who finished with a neat low shot into the bottom corner, 1-0. On 12 minutes it became 2-0 when Tom Merritt played the ball through and the Croxley keeper tried to dribble it back into area but Dan Cant dispossessed him and gently rolled the ball into the empty net. Next a long free kick from Jack Jacobs over the top found Finn Thomas who cuts inside and drills the ball into the bottom corner, 3-0. Just before half time Finn Killner wins the ball in midfield and plays it down the wing for Brandon Trainis to race onto whereupon he squares the ball across leaving Joe Ryan with a simple tap-in, 4-0 half time. On 55 minutes it becomes 5-1 when Nico Mohan plays the ball into the channel to Dan Gant who hits the ball to the back post where with a right foot finish sees Tom Merritt drive the ball into the bottom corner. On 71 minutes the 15 East make it 6-1 when Brandon Trainis races clear and promptly smashes the ball into the top corner from 20 yards. Although Croxley Green Black pull another goal back the last shout went to the 15 East who finished 7-2 winners when Joe Stone skips through the midfield and plays the ball to Brandon Trainis whose cross-cum-shot was pushed out by the Croxley keeper, but Dan Gant was on hand at the back to send a lovely header into the back of the net.

The 14 East lost 6-1 away to Brady Maccabi Blue, no goalscorer provided of any other information.

At home to Belstone FC were the 13 South and they won 5-2 with goals from George Dalton 2, Joe Varney 2 and one from Alex Duffy.

Also winning by the same scoreline 5-2 were the 12 Orient and they played some great passing football against Wingate & Finchley Whites and scoring a fantastic hat-trick for the Orient was Alex Hails. Scoring the other two goals was Oscar Noble whilst after a brilliant defensive display saw Sean Gallagher picking up the man of the match title.

The 12 Spartans played London Colney Blue at home and the Spartans just went marching on to win 4-2 and yes it was that player again Dewayne Mitchell scoring all four of the Spartans goals, well done Dewayne.

The 12 Vikings lost 3-1 at home to Hinton & Finchley Revolution Stars.



An early contender for the Golden Boot must be Junior Mitchell as he scored all four goals for the 9 North in their entertaining and high scoring home game with Bury Rangers Youth Reds. Captain and man of the match went to Danny Winders for encouraging his team mates and covering every blade of grass during the match.

Finlay Seabrook scored a fine goal for the 9 South who were away to Knebworth Youth and two players stood out for the South and they were Nathaniel Faldo who was great in goal and Sofiane Benadoud in midfield.

Paolo Iacobucci scored two good goals for the 9 West as they played Welwyn Pegasus at home and getting on the score-sheet for the West was Alex Plunkett, James Cox, Charlie Latham and Benjamin Coupland.

Away in the in the Black Division of the HBDL saw the 9 Orient play in a very entertaining match against Knebworth Jaguars Silver and after some great passing from Nathaniel Parsons and William Wood saw some fine goals from Sam Rathbone 2, Austin Shepherd and Billy Stone. This was a excellent team display.

Tommy Gow struck a brilliant goal for the 10 South as they played Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away with the right winger Ronnie Wilton being named man of the match.

At home to Bury Rangers Youth Reds were the 10 East and they took part in a entertaining match with lots of goals from both sides. Scoring the goals for the East were Leo Hooper-Walter 2, Oliver Cox, Will John, Harry Murphy and one from man of the match Gabriel Odunlami.

Goals, Goals, Goals was the highlight of the match between the 10 North and Ware Rangers Santos with both sides playing well. The goalscorers in the match were Oliver Ajaegbu 2, Dylan Eccles 2 one of which was a great finish inside the box. Other scorers were Hugo Smith 3, Josh Hurst, Henry Tse, Olic Fan, Zac Imam whilst the pick of the goals was a firm header from Josh Cassidy from a Ted Stebbens corner kick.

The 10 Orient played Welwyn Pegasus Cyans away and man of the match Daniel Hart scored 3 goals whilst James Karim netted a brace with Thomas Bank scoring one.

The 10 Romans just keep marching on in a pulsating encounter with Bedwell Rangers Athletic as they continued to make 8 straight steps forward with goals from Joe Seller, Alex Matchett 2 and one from Hari Boodhun which was setup by Harry Bishop Camba.

The 11 East had a tough game and a very close game against Arsenal Women FC RTC and scoring a goal for the East was Arthur Vessey with the set piece specialist Ben Wigmore being named man of the match.

The man of the match for the 11 West was Kyle Rennie with a fine defensive display against the Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas whilst Daniel Day scored the only goal for the West.

Also playing a team from Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were the 11 Victoria and scoring a few goals for Victoria were Thomas Hope 2, George Betteley and Maxwell Milton. The man of the match for 11 Victoria went to Oliver Garcia.

The 11 South in the top division Black were at home to Bengeo Tigers and scoring a couple of goals for the young Saints were Raf Fortuna and Harrison Smith with one apiece.

Not having a league match the 8 South played a friendly against Lemsford FC and scoring five goals between them were Toby Sumner and Toby Thompson. Other scorers for the 8 South were Evan love 2, William Galilee 2, Hugo Perez-Landrove and Zac Johnson.

These teams have not sent any reports into Tezza, naughty chair for you.  10 West, 10 Central, 11 Orient and 11 Centurions.