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City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - More from 1995


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1995.

Well done Terry Edwards.



ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH UNDER 12's Squad. Peter Hanson, Greg Deacon, Matthew Hills, Stephen Chesters, Robert Featherstone, Kenny Hull, Tom Fairbairn, Oliver Franks, Dean Parsons, Ryan Hughes, Adam Wallace, Adam Schofield, David Cooper, Dominic Holliday, Oliver Pollard.

HARPENDEN COLTS YOUTH UNDER 12's   Squad. Sam Harrison, Steven Cox, Ronnie Henry, Kevin Webb, Lee Crawley, Ben Hudson, Duncan Waller, Ben Graham, Jonathan Eames, Chris Newbery, Danny Stewart, Danny McSweeney, Craig Gibson, Mark Crowley.

Referee: Geoff Watts, Asst Referees: Steve Archibald, Keith Archibald.


For the second week running Alistair COLLINS hit five goals for the Under 11's West as they defeated Oxhey Jets 12-0 at home in the quarterfinals of the Autumn Shield. The score was only  5-0 at half time but then Alistair Collins came on at half time and the goals really started to flow with the other scorers being Joe GREEN 2, Jake ATTWOOD, Tim AMOSS, Billy SMITH, Craig FINDLAY and Iaian TURKENTINE. 

The Under 15's were at home to Finchley Athletic and the young Saints ran out easy winners by the scoreline 18-1 and there were ten different players on the scoresheet. Goalscorers were as follows John MARTIN 3, Chris SALE 3, John GAVIN 3, Shamir KHAN 2, Azir UDDIN 2, Matthew DAY, Jonathan BLISSETT, Lewis BOULTER, Lee FELLOWES and Steve SEEBY.

In a hard fought encounter with the Under 16's playing Harvesters at home and neither side were prepared to give up there 100% records but late on it was the Saints who took all the points with a goal from Phil TURNER in their 1-0 victory.

Away to Evergreen saw the Under 17's turn in a very sound performance to win 6-2 with goals from Nigel GETLEY, Andy WRAY, Simon MARTIN, Iain HAMBLEN Stephen RAY and Antonio PEPE. 

Playing Princes Park at home were the Under 14's East and they went a goal down early into the match but the Saints battled away and were rewarded with a 3-1 victory with two fine goals from Henry WILKINSON and a brilliant solo effort from Tom CROWNE. Yet again through some fine goalkeeping from Ricky Perks and battling performances from defenders Paul Thompson and Nick Perchard kept the visitors out.

The Under 14's West away to Lyonsdown won 3-2 with two goals from Nathan WILLIAMS and Esmond BROWNE whilst the Under 18's South had taken a 2-0 lead at half time against Camden with both goals coming from David CONSTABLE. In the second it all changed when the Saints went down to ten players and Camden won 3-2 with a goal in the last minute.

For the third week running the Under 13's hit double figures when they defeated Harpenden Colts 11-0 at home with eight different players getting their names on the score sheet. Scoring the goals were Daniel TANSLEY 2, Ross BARTUP 2, Kevin COULSON 2, Chris DUNDON, Trevor SMITH, Paul SMITH, Andrew CLARKE and Chris GOODIER.

Away to Brantham & Staunton (near Ipswich) in the East Anglian Cup saw the 18's West go a goal down after only two minutes play but they fought back to make it 1-1 with a goal from Simon DEAN only to see the hosts snatch a late winner with only a couple of minutes to go. 

The Under 11's East away to Herons away to Herons in the Autumn Cup 6-2 with goals from Ben HERD 2, Chris SEEBY 2, Sam BIBB plus one own goal.

At home to Hemel Aces saw the Under 10's win 4-1 with two goals from Matthew HANSON and one each from Danny BLYTH and Raonull McKINNON.

Away in the Red division of the Bushey Friendly League to Comets were the Under 12's and with two goals in the second half saw them win 4-2 with two goals coming from Adam WALLACE plus one each from Ryan HUGHES and Dean PARSONS.


Playing at home to Hemel Aces in the Autumn Shield were the Under 11's West and by half time they found themselves 3-0 down but in the second half it was a different story as the young Saints really got going with some excellent football and by the final whistle they had run out winners by five goals to three. An own goal started the Under 11's West on the road back and then came three goals from Craig FINDLAY, all from free kicks with Ben NEARY adding the fifth for the West to go on and play in the final at the end of the season. 

In the local derby match between the Under 18's West and the Under 18' South saw the South take the lead through Shad MORRISSEY before two goals one from Robbie McKANE and the other from Michael WHITTAKER put the West back in command. In the 37th minute though the match had to be abandoned when Simon Dean for the West saw his leg broken after a very clumsy tackle.

Back to some better news the Under 16's were away to William Morris in a league match which saw them win 12-0 with goals from Marc FARROW 3, Ross TAIT 3, Georgie BLYTH 3, Martin PRICKETT, Philip TURNER and Russell McCALLUM.

The Under 14's West at home to Boreham JSC drew 1-1 with a late equaliser from Philip GURNEY while the Under 14's East away to Enfield Rangers lost 1-0 after a remarkably close game with the young Saints defence having an outstanding game.

In the league cup saw the Under 12's at home to Hemel Albion which saw them win easily by ten goals to two (10-2). Leading the goalscorers was Dean PARSONS with four goals and then came Adam WALLACE with a hat-trick plus singles from Ryan HUGHES, Oliver FRANKS and the dynamic Greg DEACON.

The Under 17's were at home to Parkfield and at one stage they found themselves 1-0 down at one stage but they fought back to go on and win the match 4-2 with two goals from Antonio PEPE and one apiece from Simon MARTIN and Stephen RAY.

The Under 13's were away to Chiltern United in the 1st round of the Challenge Cup and by the final whistle they had scored ten goals to go on and win 10-0 after yet another fine performance. Scoring the goals were Kevin COULSON 2, Daniel TANSLEY 2, Andrew CLARKE 2, Chris GOODIER, Paul BREMNER, Chris DUNDON plus one from goalkeeper Peter CLARKE.

Away to Woodside Park the Under 15's also won by a high score when they put 21 goals past Woodside without reply. Three players hit 4 goals apiece and they were Lee FELLOWES, Jonathan MARTIN and Paul GOOM whilst the other scorers were Steve SEEBY 3, Azir UDDIN 3, James HARMSWORTH 2 plus one from Samir KHAN.

Matthew HANSON for the Under 10's hit five goals for them in their 9-0 away victory over Sun Postals in the Challenge Cup with Raonull McKINNON scoring a hat-trick whilst a Graham CHESTERS effort rounded up the scoreline. 

Four goals from Ben HERD helped the Under 11's East defeat Sun Postals away 6-0 with the other goals coming from Chris SEEBY and David ADAMS in this fine team performance with the Saints defence being the kingpin of their success.