City Youth Match Reports 17 February 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th February 2019



Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Blue saw the whole team of 18 North turn in a superb performance so they all were named man of the match and the North went on to win 4-1 with some cracking goals amongst them. Scoring the goals were Rob Devine, Callum Sweeney, Henry Piekarczyk and Jack Hughes.

Also picking up a good win were the 16 Orient as they beat Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks 6-3 with two goals apiece from Josh Haworth and Harry Turner whilst both Tom Cox and Ollie Smith netted one each.

The 15 South lost 8-2 at home to Sun Sports Youth Yellow with Sam Hicks scoring a goal for the South with man of the match Ryan Solly also getting on the score sheet.

Well this match proved to be a real exciting end to end game with the lead changing hands a few times with in the end 13 Victoria having to settle for a point after a 5-5 all draw. Man, of the match R.J. scored a brilliant hat-trick with both Zak Davies and Ashton Strazza scoring one apiece to roundup the scorers.

Man, of the match Oliver Taylor scored the consolation goal for the 13 Central in their 8-1 defeat at home by Abbots Youth Red in a division 4 league match.

The 13 West after 3 weeks of cancelled matches were away in the Challenge Cup to Watford Town and the Central team had only 11 players after losing their keeper in training and some of the team being away for half term but they still managed to go on and win 5-0. After a slow first half which saw Central gradually blowing away the cobwebs saw Isaac Templeton give them a 1-0 lead at half time following a well work corner routine. Archie Connolly then put over a perfect cross for Charlie Clark to head home and make it 2-0 and then whilst the Watford keeper was in top form to stop the Saints from adding to the scoreline for a while. Ben Mitchell then made it 3-0 following some great footwork and a sublime finish with his weaker foot whilst Dylan Doyle came out of goal for the last minutes to play to see if could score and he did to make it 4-0. Man, of the match Ben Mitchell with some dreamy footwork completed the scoring with a neat finish to make the final score 5-0.

The 12 Arrows although they struck the target with three fine goals one each from Cathal Gleeson, Sam McGorrian and Alfie Wollington they still went onto lose 5-3 away at Bushey & Oxhey Herons after a very close and tight game. The man of the match for the Arrows was Innes Diggens-Wilson. 

The 12 West played a double header against Chipperfield Corinthians and overall, they won 26-4 with the first match seeing them win 15-2 whilst the second game saw them win 11-2 with Casey Fletcher scoring 7 goals in the first game. The other scorers in the first match were Josh Ladyman 4, Tommy Morgan 2 and Charlie Rose 2 whilst in the second game man of the match Jasper Button scored 5 with Josh Ladyman scoring another three goals and Charlie Rose getting in amongst the goals again with a fine hat-trick. 

Away to Hemel Youth Green were the !2 Dragons and after a very tight and exciting game saw the Dragons lose 4-2 after a couple of late goals. Scoring for the Dragons were Michael Napier and Mattie Verdier whilst the hard-tackling midfielder Alfie Brown was named man of the match.

With a reverse scoreline then the Dragons saw the 12 Central beat Watford Town away 4-2 after a good performance with two goals from Dean Bladon plus two goals from joint man of the match Stephen Tchoudi whilst the other joint man of the match was George Parker who turned in a notable display in midfield.



In a Spring Plate Group D match saw the 18 Central play Edmonton Rangers Jaguars at home and although the Central squad were not at full strength with one of their two keepers having to play outfield the Saints still managed a 2-2 draw with two goals from Harry Peter. The man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Alex Good.

Also getting a draw but in a Spring Cup Group B game were the 15 East and they drew 1-1 at home to Hendon United Netanya with Brandon Trainis scoring a fine equalising goal.

Another team playing a team from Hendon United were the 12 Spartans and they fought out a exciting 2-2 draw at home with the goal scoring machine Dewayne Mitchell scoring both of the Spartans goals. The man of the match went to Zevik Cowell who showed some pace down the wing and in and around the box.

At home to Woodys Wanderers Mercurials were the 12 Vikings and they certainly cut a swathe of goals against the Mercurials by winning the match 6-4. Scoring the goals for the Vikings was man of the match Max Winders with 2 whilst Ailbe Tidd also got 2 with both Adison Meech and Sonny Phillips both scored one apiece to roundup the goalscorers. 

The 9 East played Harvesters Tigers but they were well caged with man of the match Ollie Lee setting up seven of the goals for the 9 East. Scoring for the 9 East were Alfie Stangster 4, Bailey Fennel 2, Maxim Ushakov 2 and Carter Davies.


The 8 South played Bengeo Tigers Bengals and it was another cracking game from both sides with both teams scoring plenty of goals and scoring the goals for the 8 South were Elijah Bailey 3, Toby Thomson 2, Toby Sumner and Evan Love with Toby Thomson setting up at least four of the goals.

The 8 Lions were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and this was a excellent high scoring game with play switching from one end to the other. Hitting the goals for the young Saints were Finley Maguire with two plus singles from Daniel Davenport, Eddie Beard and Joshua Jury who was also man of the match.

The 9 North in the Green Division played Bedwell Rangers Pumas and after a battling performance which is seeing the boys playing better each week saw Henry Paget score an absolute scorcher whilst Orazio Finco was named man of the match after a fine hard-working display.

In a White Dave Wray Cup match saw the 9 South beat fellow club mates 9 West 2-1 on a very muddy pitch with Ashton Balding and Oliver Saunders scoring the goals for the 9 South whilst James Cox scored the goal for the 9 West.

In the White Cup saw the 10 North lose 1-0 at home after a very close game to Welwyn Pegasus Skys and despite the 10 North peppering the opposition goal they just could not get the breaks and the visitors sneaked it by that odd goal.

The 10 Romans played Bengeo Tigers Caspian’s in the Silver Cup and despite being 2-0 down at one stage saw Harry Bishop-Camba pull one back just before the break. Following a real see-saw match which seemed to be going the Romans way (is there a pun there somewhere) a rapid hat-trick from Theo Turley put them in front but those Tigers hit back with a last minute equaliser for the game to end all square at 4-4.

The 10 Orient beat Codicote Eagles 5-0 in the Silver Cup following a strong performance in the Orient's defence which saw them keep a clean sheet for the first time this year. Edward Cullum scored a fantastic hat-trick whilst George Canaway netted a brace.

The 10 West who play in the 11 Green Division took on the Arsenal Ladies and scoring the goals for the 10 West were joint man of the match Michal Glowaki with 2 whilst Will Stone, Jack Jackson and Jack Burke all scored one apiece. The other man of the match went to Niall Rodrigues.

The 11 West were away to the 11 North and scoring goals for the 11 West were Freddie Stewart and Alex Evershed with Daniel Day picking up the man of the match title.

At home to Bedwell Rangers Pumas saw the 11 Victoria score a couple of goals which were scored by Aidan Keigher and George Betteley whilst Olly Mead who was strong everywhere was named man of the match.



The 13 Girls South were at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Blue at the break saw them lead 1-0 with a goal from Maisie Humphreys but by the time the final whistle had blown the 13 Girls South had stormed to a 6-0 victory. Maisie Humphreys scored another goal in the second period whilst player of the Mia Simmonds had scored a brace with both Jessica Avery and Ellie Langton scoring one each to roundup the goalscorers.

Hannah Pope scored a great goal for the 12 Girls North away to Harvesters Girls to keep the score at 1-1 at half time but in the second half Harvesters took control of the match to run out 10-3 winners with Hannah Pope scoring another two goals to complete a excellent hat-trick. The player of the match for the North went to Evie Cussans.

The 11 Girls North were away to Berkhamsted Girls and scoring a couple of goals for them was Scarlett Robb to notch a excellent brace whilst player of the match Rebecca Smith scored a fine third goal for the North.

In the Lilac Division saw the 11 Girls Wildcats play away to Ware 11 Girls and scoring a goal for the Wildcats was their player of the match Reese Anscombe.

The 10 Girls Central were away to Bedwell Rangers and they scored three goals with Enya Brewster netting a fine brace whilst Lucy Green scored the third goal and being named player of the match was Roisin Cullen.

The 10 Girls Wildcats were at home played at home to Meninas and the young Saints Ladies turned in yet another good performance and scored two goals through player of the match Emily Gray.

At home to Watford FC saw the 9 Girls moving the ball quickly around the whole of the pitch and saw them give a flawless defensive performance with Demi Hall scoring four exciting goals. Olivia Wood scored 1 as well after going on a one on one with the Watford keeper and Matilda Flynn bundled the ball home following a neat cross from Alexa Johnson. The 9 Girls played some fantastic football and they were creative and positive in front of goal.



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