City Youth Match Reports - Tournament Reports June 2019


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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports Tournament Reports

U9 Girls - Buntingford 5 aside Champions.

Girls sailed through the group stage with a 100% record, scoring 13 goals and conceding  only 1. The semi final proved trickier, ending 1-1 against local rivals Harvesters. City Youth held their nerve winning the resulting penalty shoot out 3-2.
The girls regained their momentum for the final, beating Hitchin Belles 1-0 in an exciting climax to the day.
Excellent and determined play from the entire squad.

Group Matches:
Vs Hitchin 2-0 (Sacha Davies x2)
Vs Stevenage Starlets Gold 2-0 (Alexa Johnson & Amie Bush)
Vs Harvester 2-1 (Demi Hall & Amie Bush)
Vs Bury Ranger 4-0 (Sacha Davies x3 & Demi Hall)
Vs Stevenage Starlets Navy 3-0 (Amie Bush, Alexa Johnson & Jasmine Mercer)

Semi Final 1-1 (Demi Hall)
3-2 on penalties (Sacha Davies, Amy Bush & Matilda Flynn.

Vs Hitchin Belles 1-0 (Demi Hall)

U10 West Win Evergreen Tournament

Group Games:

4-0 win v Hemel Athletic (Conor 3, Glyn)

2-0 win v Bushey Rangers Yellow (Freddie, Glyn)

2-1 win v Evergreen Tigers (Conor, Niall with a later winner)

Quarter Final:

2-1 v Evergreen Sharks (Otis, Conor)

Semifinal: 3-0 win v Cassiobury Blue (Jack 2, Conor)

Final: 1-0 win v  West Herts FC (Conor)


Under 11 Girls Wildcats

The Under 11's Girls Wildcats came runners-up today in this tournament, losing only on pens in the final. We are a new team, playing since Jan, so the girls have performed brilliantly.

Results and scorers were as follows:

Group stage

Berkhamsted Comets 1-0 Wildcats

Wildcats 2-0 Evergreen Hawks (Ellie Ratcliffe, Daisy Harris)

Chipperfield Black 0-3 Wildcats (Gracie Adams Avis, Reese Anscomb (2))

Evergreen Ospreys 0-2 Wildcats (Ellie Ratcliffe, Reese Anscomb)


Evergreen Eagles 2-2 Wildcats (Ellie Ratcliffe, Gracie Adams Avis) - won 6-5 on penalties (successful kicks from Reese Anscomb, Gracie Adams Avis, Ellie Ratcliffe, Lily Latham, Daisy Harris and Poppy Williams, and then Poppy Williams saving the vital spot kick in sudden death)


Garston Ladies 0-0 Wildcats (lost 2-1 on penalties (successful kick from Daisy Harris)


Under 11's Girls North - Woburn and Wavendon Lionesses Tournament 2019.

This was always going to be a difficult tournament for the Under 11 Girls North, returning as 2018 U10s champions.

The team were placed in group C (the group of death).

Three group winners and the best runner up would play the semi finals. Winner group A V best runner up and winner of group B vs winner of group C.

Game one: Hitchin Belles.

Won 1-0 goal Michelle Lam.

Game two: Bedford Girls.

Won 1-0 goal Emily Edgecombe.

Game three: Luton Allstar Lionesses

bye (team didn't turn up) 1-0 win

Game four: Bromham Youth.

Won 4-0 goals Rebecca Smith, Scarlett Robb, Bailey Killner, Alessia Cipolla.

Game five: Moretonville Juniors Firebirds.

Won 2-1 goals Michelle Lam and Scarlett Annie Robb

Group winners undefeated.

Semi final Vs winners of group B

Kingsthorpe Jets Reds.

Won 3-0 goals Scarlett Robb 2 Michelle Lam 1.

Final Vs Moretonville Juniors Firebirds.

Lost 2-0

Runners up.



Berkhamsted Tournament

Another great team performance. Going the whole tournament without conceding a goal in normal play.

Group A

Game 1: Hitchin Belles Whites. Won 2-0

Goals Michelle Lam 2.

Game 2: Berkhamsted Raiders Supernovas. Won 4-0

Goals Rebecca Smith 2, Michelle Lam, Emily Edgecombe.

Game 3: Berkhamsted Raiders Allstars. Won 3-0

Goals Scarlett Robb, Michelle Lam, Emily Edgecombe.

Game 4: Garston Jaguars. Won 2-0

Goals Rebecca Smith, Scarlett Robb.

Group A winners.

Final Vs Berkhamsted Raiders Comets.

Normal time 0-0

AET 0-0

Pens lost 4-3

Pens scored by Scarlett Robb, Michelle Lam and Alessia Cipolla.

Runners up.

The squad was unstoppable in the group stages playing some outstanding football, breaking at pace with great cross field passing and superb finishing that the oppositions defences couldn't deal with. Our defensive play was also solid, not giving the oppositions attacking players a chance.

In the final it was much the same. But the ball just wouldn't go in. With all of the Berkhamsted team behind the ball, the girls just couldn't quite find a way to get the ball over the line.

The dreaded penalty shoot out loomed. A great save by Vanessa for the first penalty tipping the ball over the bar. We then scored a couple then missed a couple. Berkhamsted went on to win. It was a great team effort and our girls were by far the best team at the tournament.

Under 14 EJA on Tour

After a great first season in the EJA league the squad and travelling army journeyed to Holland for our end of season tour.  From our base we moved on the Friday to play TSV Meerbusch in Germany on what can only be described as phenomenal facilities.  Our opponents regularly play against academy sides of Borrusia Monchengladbach, Schalke 04 and Dusseldorf, so we knew that we would be in for a stern test, especially as it was 80 degrees!! 

 The game itself was an exhibition of beautiful pass and move football from both teams, played in a wonderful spirit.  The first half was evenly matched, however it was TSV who went ahead through a superb finish from their centre forward.  Not to be outdone, City swept from one end to the other in a fine passing move which resulted in lobbed finish from Max Machen.  Half time 1-1.  In the second half it was a pretty affair with both teams having chances to win the game, ultimately the heat started to take its effect and the game ended in a 1-1 result. 

TSV Meerbusch 1 – 1 St Albans City FC EJA

Max Machen

On the Saturday we ventured to VVSEC near Eindhoven and played in an 8 team 11 a side tournament, again in intense heat.  Buoyed on by our supporters, playing on wonderful pitches we played with a level of intensity that proved decisive throughout the tournament.  At times the possession based football played by the squad was outstanding and our opponents could not compete with it, as a result we marched relentlessly to a tournament win which was well deserved.

A superb first tour for the squad and supporters, an amazing experience of football, fun, laughter and development… the boys can have a well deserved rest.

Tournament results

St Albans City FC EJA 3 – 0 Desto (Utrecht)

Max Machen, Jake Berry, Thomas Pinkham

St Albans City FC EJA 5 – 0 SC Woerden (Woerden)

Jake Berry 2, James Breen, Perez Waterberg, Jamie Roper

St Albans City FC EJA 3 – 0 VV Sec (Soest)

Max Machen, Joseph Beardon, Thomas Pinkham


SV Houten 0 – 1 St Albans City FC EJA


Under 7s win prestigious Whetstone Tournament

A week after suffering last minute extra time final heartache at the Harvesters tournament, St Albans City Youth Under 7 were victorious at the prestigious Whetstone Wanderers sixes.

With 18 high level teams across three groups, the Saints navigated their way to the semi finals, winning their group with 5 victories out of 5.

In their first group game they beat Global Football Academy 5-0 with Oscar Howlett scoring twice, alongside Will Johnson, Henry Neville and Eddie Bailey who scored one apiece.

Their second group game saw them take on Panthera FC and a 3-0 victory, with Oscar Howlett grabbing a brace, and Eddie Bailey one.

Sports London Benfica were next up, and another 5-0 victory followed, Will Johnson grabbing a hat trick, with Henry Neville and Oscar Howlett also on the scoresheet.

A tight top of the table affair in game 4 saw a hard fought victory over Whetstone Wanderers Falcons, Henry  Neville settling the game with a powerful right foot finish with a minute to go.

The last group game a 6-1 victory was completed with a Oscar Howlett hat trick plus two from Will Johnson and one from Eddie Bailey.

The semi final saw a re-match of the previous weeks semi final at the Harvesters tournament against Whetstone Wanderers Eagles, and after trailing 1-0 for much of the game, the Saints hit back late in the game, with Oscar Howlett netting twice and Baxter Collingridge and Eddie Bailey grabbing one apiece.

The final was always going to be a tight affair, up against fellow Watford Friendly League side Wingate and Finchley.  The Saints took the lead after 2 minutes through a lovely drilled finish Eddie Bailey, but had to thank a wonder save from Baxter Collingridge to keep them in front at the break.

The second half saw some excellent resolute defending from Henry Neville and Isaac Stirrat, coupled with excellent counter attacking play from the dynamic quartet of Jack Durant, Oscar Howlett, Eddie Bailey and Will Johnson, which saw the Saints hold on to land the trophy.

Under 10 West - Win Knebworth Tournament

They started well, with wins vs Watton, Codicote and Knebworth but losses against Letchworth and Watton meant 2nd place in the group. After seeing off Watton 1-0 in the semi-final, they had a chance of revenge in the final vs Letchworth, winning 1-0 win to be crowned champions. Well done Harvey M, Lennon, Rory, Oli, Otis, Conor, Jack J, Glyn and manager Tom Johnson, you all did City Youth proud!


There were some very good teams on show in the Letchworth Girls Tournament and there was some excellent football played by the STACY 11 Girls North.

In their 1st Group match saw the 11 Girls beat Bedford Ladies & Girls 4-0 and scoring the goals were Laila Brown with a hat-trick whilst Alessia Cipolla got the fourth goal. In the next group match saw them win 2-0 against Bedwell Rangers Pheonix with a goal apiece from Teagan Scarlett and Laila Brown

Their 3rd match was against Wootton Rangers and in this game saw the 11 Girls North draw 1-1 with Teagan Scarlett scoring a fine equalizing goal. For the final group match saw them beat Hitchin Belles Blues B 3-0 and getting on the score-sheet were Rebecca Smith, Emily Edgecombe and Teagan Scarlett and so they finished-up as Group B winners. 

So to the semi-final where they played Hitchin Belles Blues A which saw the STACY 11 Girls North lose their 1st game of the tournament 2-1 with Teagan Scarlett scoring the young Saints only goal of the match but this did take her tally to the tournament to 4. The eventual winners were Wootton Rangers who the 11 Girls North drew 1-1 with in their 3rd group match.