City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - Extracts from YEARBOOK 2001-2002


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

Well done Terry Edwards.


The Under 10's North were away to Oakhill Tigers Cubs in the League Cup and the young Saints were leading 3-0 at half time before they eventually went on to win 7-1. The goalscorers were Callam MARJORAM 2, Nathan BRYNE 2, Luke CAMPION, Jack ASHCROFT and Laurie COUPAR.

In the first minute a fine volley from Matt PEARCE gave the Under 10's West a 1-0  lead away to Chorleywood Red but just before the break Chorleywood snatched an equaliser. Then a brilliant solo run from Matt PEARCE whereupon he ran from the half way line and after beating three players he drove the ball home to make it 2-1 but in the end the West had to settle for a point when in the last minute of the match Chorleywood snatched another equaliser to share the points. Samuel Crafts in midfield had an outstanding game for the Under 10's West.

Man, of the match Michael McDONOUGH struck six times as they Under 11's South beat Harpenden Barracudas 11-0 at home whilst a James SMITH hat-trick and singles from Josh CHAPMAN and James ROSEN were the other scorers in this convincing victory by the young Saints.

The Under 12's North were at home to Bushey Rangers in the League Cup and they won 8-1 with a hat-trick from Alex POTTER whilst the other scorers were Ethan HUGHES, Liam McDERMOTT, Andrew BELT plus one from Joe CITANO on his debut.

The Under 13's North played two matches since Sunday winning both convincingly with the first match being a 14-0 victory over Echoes Amber in midweek and this was then followed up by a 16-0 win over Hemel Hempstead Red on Sunday. Both matches were played away from home with the goalscorers combined being Ricky MILLER 9(4 & 5 respectively), Russell GALLAGHER 5, Alex OLCOT 4, Chris JELL  3, James ARCHER 2, Adam POTTER 2, Chris HASLAM 2, James LAWRENCE 2 and one from Alex HERBERT.

Tom BARNARD struck 7 goals for the Under 15's West as they crushed Harvesters South 16-0 with the West scoring eight goals in each half. This was an excellent team performance with the other goals coming from man of the match Sandi SOKHEY with a hat-trick and then Charles SMITH 2, Ian SMITH, Jamie GIBBONS, James HEARN and Robert BATTERSBY.

Leading 4-0 at half time were the Under 10's North in their home match with Riverside Hibernian and by the final whistle the Under 10's North had won 11-0 with them scoring 6 goals in the last ten minutes of the match Scoring the goals were Harry FOUNTAIN with 5, Nathan BYRNE with a hat-trick whilst the other scorers were Toby IRISH 2, and Jack ASHCROFT. 

The Under 11's West were at home to Harvesters South and they won 9-3 with Daniel BURTT who was named man of the match scoring a fantastic hat-trick. The other scorers were Daniel THOMPSON 2, Nick GLASGOW, Michael GAMBLE and Daniel BISSILL.

Away in the Challenge Cup were the Under 12's South and they Gadeside Rangers 9-3 with some quality finishing. Ryan ATKINS and Scott CORLEY both scored hat-tricks with Scott POINTER, Ed MORRISON and Tom MELLISH his first for the club rounding up the goalscorers. Robbie Phillips in midfield had an outstanding game for the young Saints.

There was no stopping the Under 13's North as they crushed Moor Park Rangers 16-1 with Ricky MILLER scoring 5 goals again for the third match this season. Scoring the other goals were Chris HASLAM 4, Ross COURT 2, James ARCHER 2, Alex HERBERT 2 and Alex OLCOT.

Both the Under 15's sides had convincing wins with the first being the East who beat Chiltern United 8-0 at home with Stephen PYKE and James STAPLE both scoring two goals apiece. The other scorers were Ben CONRAD, Andy FASSNIDGE, Mark SAVORY and one own goal.

The Under 15's West were away to Herons and they went one better by winning their match 9-0 with Jamie GIBBONS scoring a fine hat-trick. The other goal scorers were Charles SMITH 2, Tom BARNARD< Ian SMITH, James HEARN and Robert BATTERSBY.

In an excellent game of football between the Under 10's North and the home team Northwood saw Toby IRISH give the Saints a 1-0 lead but the hosts struck back with a late goal to earn a 1-1 draw.

Goals from Michael GAMBLE and Daniel BURTT gave the Under 11's West a 2-0 lead at home to Gadeside, but the visitors hit back to make it 2-2 at half time. In the second half the West fought back and goals from Ethan FOGARTY and Nick GLASGOW saw the young Saints to a 4-2 victory.

Leading 6-0 at half time against William Morris Stags saw the Under 12's South hit another 10 goals in the second half to go on and win 16-0. Man, of the match was Chris Lord in midfield and although he did not score himself there were another 9 young Saints who did thanks to his tireless work. Leading the goalscorers was Scott CORLEY with 4, Oliver BIRCH 4, Ryan ATKINS 2, Robbie PHILLIPS, Scott POINTER, Tom MELISH, Adam HOUNSLOW, David RAPSON and Jack SMITH.

There were nine different goalscorers also for the Under 13's North as they beat London Road away 13-2 with Ricky MILLER scoring four of the goals which takes his tally for the season so far to 23.The other scorers were James ARCHER 2, Adam POTTER, Lee FINDLAY, Chris JELL, Russell GALLAGHER, Jack CONSTABLE, Alex OLCOTT and Ross COURT.

The Under 14's West took the lead through a fine goal from Andy GUARD at home to Abbots Youth but the visitors hit back to take a 2-1 lead before Bob SINGH scored the vital equaliser late on to make the final score 2-2.

Again, both the Under 15's sides won with firstly the Under 15's East beating Bovingdon away 5-0 with goals from Stephen PYKE 2, Mark SAVORY 2 and James STAPLES. 

The Under 15's West were also playing away and they Berkhamsted Town 6-2 with both Ollie MINTON and Tom BARNARD scoring two goals apiece whilst there were singles from James GIBBONS and Sandie SOKHEY.

In a solid all round team performance saw the Under 10's North beat Berkhamsted Raiders away by eleven goals to nil (11-0). Leading the goal scorers was Luke CAMPION with 5 and then came Callum MARJORAN 2, Toby IRISH 2, Nathan BYRNE and a first goal of the season for young Sam CROWNE.

James SMITH scored in the first minute for the Under 11's South in their away match with Waltham Cross in the County Cup and after fifteen minutes it was 5-0 and by the final whistle saw the young Saints win by ten goals to nil(10-0). The goal scorers after this fine team performance were Michael McDONOUGH 3, James ROSSEN 2, Donald BOGLE, Tom CLARK, Nathan SANDIFORD and finally another one for James SMITH which was his second of the match.

A brilliant solo effort from Ryan ATKINS for the Under 12's South was the highlight of the match as the Saints beat Nascot Wood at home 4-2 in a league match. Ryan ATKINS then got another goal to take his tally to two whilst both Scott CORLEY and Ed MORRISON also got on the score sheet.

MILLER GOES GOAL CRAZY: Leading 5-0 at half were the Under 13's North and they eventually won 8-0 at home to Comet Cobras in the league and with some clinical finishing it was Ricky MILLER who scored all eight goals for the Saints and it could have been more if it were not for Robert Gregory the Comets keeper who pulled off a string of fine saves to deny him even more goals. Alex Herbert setup four of the goals whilst Russell Gallagher in defence and Danny Norris in midfield both had outstanding games for the Under 13's North.

Playing at home to Radlett Rangers in the Challenge Cup were the Under 14's East and they easily by eight goals to one. Leading the goalscorers was Tom CLARK with four well taken goals of which the first was a scorcher into the top left-hand corner of the net from 20 yards. The other scorers were Richie COLLIN 2, Scott MOORE and Jimmy COAD.

The Under 15's East were playing Harpenden Colts Tigers at home and although they were only leading 2-0 at the break, they finally went on to win the match 7-0 with ease. Man, of the match Danny McCAFFERTY struck a hat-trick of close-range efforts which all came from long throw-ins by Adam Stanley. James STAPLES also scored from close range after his first attempt was blocked and then Stephen PYKE drove the ball home following a deep cross from Staples whilst cheeky Ben CONRAD hit a glorious shot from 30 yards for goal number six. Andy FASSNIDGE struck goal number 7 after he had ran through the visitor’s defence and Mark Savory nearly added a couple more but both his efforts struck the post whilst Harry Hunt also went close.