City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - 1996


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1991.

Well done Terry Edwards.



SQUAD:  ST ALBANS CITY UNDER 12's EAST. Russell Garland, Sam Parratt, Robert Ade, Lawrence Anscomb, Matt Jones, David Adams, Nick Malham, Chris Seeby (capt), Stuart Hames, Luke Tarrant, Nathan Maycock, Joe McCarthy, Jonathan Smithers, Marcus Watts, Scott Timmins, Shane Sandiford.

SQUAD: HARPENDEN COLTS UNDER 12's. Timothy Sangawa, James Hillier, Steven Machin, Simon Greenwood, James Cannon, Ralph Kendall, Gerard Kiely, Robert Quinn(capt), John Dirk, Robert Leonard, Daniel Jefferies, Stephen Winton, Neil French, Craig Freeman, Ben Jackson, Richard Howell, Mark James.

MATCH OFFICIALS: REFEREE. Mr. Chris Thorpe, ASST REFEREES. Mr Stuart Wigley, Mr Ian Ypey.


Highest scorers of the day were the Under 11's when they defeated Tornado at home in the League Challenge Cup by twelve goals to nil (12-0). Leading 5-0 at half time saw the young Saints really turn it on in the second half when they rattled in another 7 goals with yet another brilliant display of passing football. Goalscorers were as follows, Matthew HANSON with 4, Raonull McKINNON 3, Daniel BLYTH 2, Graham CHESTERS, Marc SMITH and Ricky FARMER. 

Two goals from Robert WISE in the first half gave the Under 12's West a 2-0 lead at half time at home to Gadeside in the Challenge Cup. In the second period saw them step up a gear and rattle in another 7 goals to finish 9-1 winners. The other scorers of the day were Allister COLLINS 3, Billy SMITH, Andrew ALSOP, David HILL and Craig FINDLAY with the best goal of the match a cracking 20 yarder.

Not to be out done saw the Under 12's East win 6-2 away to Sun Postals with Jonathan SMITHERS scoring twice whilst Stuart HAMES, Chris SEEBY, Shane SANDIFORD on his debut and man of the match Luke TARRANT all scored one apiece. 

In yet another fine second half display saw the Under 14's defeat Bushey Rangers in a league match 7-1 after they had led 2-1 at half time. Chris GOODIER led the goalscorers with 4 whilst the other three goals came from Ross BARTUP, Kevin COULSON and Paul BREMNER who also gave an excellent performance in midfield.

One nil down at half time away to Whetstone Wanderers in the league saw the Under 16's fight back to win the match 2-1 with two well taken goals from Paul GOOM and Matthew TOMINEY, respectively. There was a fine defensive performance from the young Saints in the second period to take all the points.

Another Under 12's team which I will call North played in the Boreham Wood League and they were at home to Princes Park and they soon found themselves 2-0 down at the break and although Ben NEARY pulled a goal back for them they eventually went down 4-1.

Playing at home to Tring Tigers saw the Under 17's win 4-0 after a fine team performance with goals from Marc FARROW 2, and Philip TURNER 2.

A hat-trick from David NICHOLLS and singles from Dominic COLLINS and Steven WEIR saw the Under 15's West defeat Boreham Wood J.S.C. 5-0 away in the league.

Losing 1-0 at half to Gadeside Rangers saw the Under 13's come back with goals from Oliver FRANKS, Tom BEDFORD and man of the match Dean PARSONS to win the match 3-1 whilst Kevin Webb had a brilliant game in midfield.

Scoring his first goal for the Club was Sasanka VELAGAPUDI for the Under 15's East in their 2-1 victory over Woodside Park Under 16's in a home league match. The Saints had most of the play but yet again the ball just would not go into the back of the net and they had to wait till midway through the second period when Henry WILKINSON to score the second goal when he calmly slotted the ball home past the advancing Woodside Park keeper.

The Under 10's West at home to Boreham Wood Red lost 4-2 in the League Challenge Cup with the scorers for the young Saints being Adam SIMS and Nick JACKSON.

Three nil down away to Parkfield in a league match saw the Under 18's fight back to 3-2 but that equaliser just would not come despite a load of pressure. Scorers of the Saints goals were David HAMES and Andy WRAY with a penalty.


SQUAD.  ST ALBANS CITY UNDER 12's EAST.  Winston Seidu, Christopher Atkins, Daniel Blyth, Paul Brame, Graeme Chesters, Oliver Cooper-Millar, Ricky Farmer, Matthew Hanson, Billy Hewitt, Billy Hunter, Adam Jones, Raonull Mackinnon, James Montague, Mark Paradise, Ashley Pizan, Karl Ward.

SQUAD.  HARPENDEN COLTS UNDER 12's.  Guy Martin, Jonathan Barton, Marc Jones, David Miller, Frederick Smith, Patrick Knock, Paul Lipman, Greg Cooper, Sam Mitchell, Peter Crisp, David Corran, Marc Scott, Richard Oxley, Ryan Maidment.

MATCH OFFICIALS: REFEREE. Mr Steve Archibald,  ASST REFEREES. Mr Keith Archibald, Mr John Seeby.


There were two outstanding team performances on Sunday and the first one was the Under 13's West who played Basildon Boys at home in the East Anglian Cup which saw the Saints win 7-0after a great team display of attacking football. Leading the goalscorers was Iaian TURKENTINE with a superb hat-trick with the pick of them being a brilliant header following a corner kick early on the game. Next came two well taken goals by Allister COLLINS of which the first one was his 100th goal for the club whilst there was a great drive from Craig FINDLAY and then a nice individual effort from Andrew ALSOP to round-up the scoreline. Jake Attwood in the middle of the defence again had a very sound game.

The other fine result of the day was the Under 16's East who beat Cheshunt at home 2-0 in the County Cup with Tom CROWNE opening the scoring early in the match when he ran through the visitors defence and struck the ball low under the keeper's diving body and into the back of the net. Goal number two came about after some fine inter-passing between four players which finally saw Jonathan (Baby Face) WASEY calmly slide the ball past the advancing keeper and into the bottom left hand corner. The whole team was outstanding, and this was certainly their best performance of the season so far. 

James HEARN hit four goals for the Under 11's West in their 5-3 victory away to Tornados in the league with Bobby McBRIERTY scoring the other goal.

In the 1st round of the League Cup saw the Under 11's East play away at Boreham Wood Town and they came back with a 2-1 victory with goals from Joe BRAME and Adam MARDLE.

The Under 12's played at Radlett Rangers and although the score was 1-1 at half time the young Saints stepped up a gear to eventually run out 4-1 winners with goals from Danny BLYTH 2, Graeme CHESTERS and Ricky FARMER.

A right footed goal from Andrew CLARKE opened the scoring after only 3 minutes play in the away match between the Under 15's away to Boreham Wood JSC Red and then another goal also from Andrew Clarke but this time from his left foot was enough to earn a point in a 2-2 draw.

Two goals from Dominic COLLINS was not enough for the Under 16's West as they lost 4-2 away to Comets in the league.

Also following a superb first half hat-trick from Curtis JONES which seemed to be sending the Under 14's North to victory away to Boreham Wood Youth but the hosts hit back to take all the points in a 4-3 victory following what proved to be a very close match.

Ben NEARY scored the only goal for the Under 13's B as they lost heavily at home to Edson Youth in a league game.

The Under 10's East won 1-0 away to London Colney in the league with the young Saints goal coming from Adam HULL after he had gone around the Colney keeper and calmly proceeded to slot the ball home.

A goal apiece from Andrew GUARD and Ben ROBSON for the Under 10's West saw them defeat Herons 2-1 at home with centre half Brendan O'Shea being named man of the match.

At home to Kodak Echoes were the Under 13'East and they could only manage a 2-2 draw despite having most of the match and scoring the goals for the Saints were Nick MALHAM and Jake PARRATT.