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City Youth Match Reports Reports from 1988 - Tezzas Days gone bye


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 32 years ago.

Well done Terry Edwards.


After a poor display last week, the Under 13's found their scoring form this week when they played Lyndholm United away and they ran out winners by sixteen goals to one (16-1).

Chris FIELD scored the first goal with a low shot into the bottom right hand corner and then Merck POWELL hit number two close range whilst Phil FRANKLIN headed home the third after a corner with Jonathan RICE slipping home another goal to make it 4-0. Merck POWELL then made it 5-0 with his second goal of the match whilst Phil FRANKLIN also netted his second goal this time with a close range effort to make it 6-0 whilst just before half time Ashraf CHOUDHURY flicked home number seven following a great cross from Chris Field. A minute into the second half the young Saints won a penalty which was struck home by Ashraf CHOUDHURY and they then made it 9-0 with another goal from Ashraf CHOUDHURY with a great chip over the keeper to complete his hat-trick. Goal number ten was scored by Laurence EDWARDS(Mighty Mouse) with a low left foot shot after a fine run and pass from Choudhury with Merck POWELL then making it 11-0 with a close range effort which meant he had also scored a hat-trick of goals. Lyndholm then pulled a goal back but the young Saints quickly hit back and scored another goal when Laurence EDWARDS scored from six yards after a good low cross from Powell. Ashraf CHOUDHURY then scored two more goals to take his tally for the match to 5 with the first one coming from the penalty spot whilst his other was cracking strike into the top corner to make it  14-1. Stuart WRIGHT and Jonathan RICE then scored a goal apiece to wrap the scoreline up but it could have been more if it were not for Mark Richens the Lyndholm keeper who pulled off some tremendous saves to stop the Saints from scoring more. Squad: Varley, Smith Bradley, Thompson, Franklin, Carter, Field, Powell, Shaw, Rice, Choudhury, Edwards, Wright (all played). Christy (did not play).     Goalscorers; Ash Choudhury 5, Meryck Powell 3, Phil Franklin 2, Laurence Edwards 2, Jonathan Rice 2, Chris Field, Stuart Wright.   

FOOTNOTE: For the 1988-89 SEASON saw Ash Choudhury scored a total of 72 goals.           

Another team that scored double figures were the Under 16's who defeated Berkhamsted Dynamos away in the county cup by the scoreline 10-2 with Stephen HERBERT leading the way with a hat-trick of goals. The other goals were scored by Daniel MOORE 2, Adrian O'CONNOR 2, James TAYLOR, Robert MANN plus one own goal. Squad: Maton, Russo, Pini, Taylor, Moore, Wildman, Saunders, Booth, Herbert, Mann, O'Connor, Yeo, Collins (all played).         

The Under 11's were at home to Tigers in the Bushey League Cup and they also turned in a great performance with Tom Lawrence having an outstanding match to help the Saints to win by six goals to two. Scoring the goals were Tom LAWRENCE with a hat-trick with all of his goals being powerfully struck shots from outside the box. The other goals were scored Simon DEAN, Chris SCORER and James GARRETT. Squad: Hallman, Constable, Gentry, Mead, Daw, Burr, Scorer, Lawrence, Dean, Baladi, Scase, Garrett, Morris (all played.).   

The Under 14's West were away to Bovingdon in the county cup and two goals by Paul CLARK and one each from Paul LINDSAY and Keith DAWSON gave the young Saints 4-0 lead at half time. Bovingdon pulled two goals back before another from Paul CLARK to complete his hat-trick and also make the final score 5-2 plus it rounded off an exceptionally fine performance from the Under 14's West. Squad: Chapman, Jones, Hamer, Gammon, McIntosh, Young, Clark, Lindsay, Taylor, Dawson, Yeo, Chard, Smith (all played).

The first report I received of one of our teams losing this week was from the Under 10's who were away to Hobbs Hill Hornets in the county cup and although the Under 10's battled hard throughout the match they eventually lost by two goals to nil. Squad: Marriott, I. Morgan, Kerby, Erentrauts, G. Morgan, Hull, Jameson, Seeby, Timberlake, Wray, Hames, Plumley, Hawkins (all played)

The Under 12's South also could not find the back of the net in their county cup match and they went down by four goals to nil away to Tigers with William Denholm being named the Saints man of the match. Squad: Thompson, Lawrence, Chard, Godden, Maynard, O'Sullivan, Elliott, Denholm, Bowman, Flitton, Day, Edwards (all played).           

The Under 15's lost their first league match of the season when they lost 3-0 away to Boreham Wood JSC with goalkeeper Derren Elliott being named man of the match (so he says). Team; Elliott, Patel, Attfield, Burgess, Cannon, Guy, Dunbar, Andrews, Bennett, Long, Williams.         

Another team that lost their 100% record was the Under 18's who were away to Princes Park and by half time the Saints were 2-0 down and then early in the second period a bad decision by the match referee gave Princes Park a third goal. The Saints put all this behind them and fought back with a great goal from Neil YATES and then another from Stuart HEATHER for them to get back into the game at 3-2 but Princes Park scored a fourth and then the Saints were awarded a penalty which was tucked away by Dave ROSS so once again the Under 18's had closed the gap. In the final minutes of the game the home team struck again to win the match 5-3.  Squad: Wray, Gauthier, Stratford, Brewster, Taylor, Ross, Brownless, Yates, Atkinson, Heather, MacPherson, Shea, Turley (all played) Vickers (did not play).


City Youth Match Reports Reports more from 1990/91 - Tezzas Days gone bye


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 30 years ago.

Well done Terry Edwards.


The Under 12's East were at home to Sellotape in the league and although they were 1-0 up through an own goal in the end, they had to be content with a point as the match finally ended in a 1-1 draw. Team: Butcher, G. Morgan, Beasant, Upjohn, Hull, Kerby, McKeown, Martin, Marriott, Hames, Phillips.     

Manager Phil Hallman was delighted with the Under 13's South performance as they defeated Boreham Wood JSC away 2-0 in the league with a goal apiece from Chris BLACK and Ben HALLMAN. Team: Lockwood, McManus, Parkin, King, Eve, Fitch, Pearman, Burr, Black, Hillman, Getley.       

There was a bit of a surprise for the Under 14's North when they went a goal down to Cockfosters in the first minute who had only eight players but they did turn up with nine but one got injured in the warm up before the match had kicked off.  After this set back the Saints took command and eventually ran out easy winners by seventeen goals to one, 17-1. Leading the way was Giovanni RUSSO with 8 goals and then came both Mark WARRINER and Robert DAY with a hat-trick each plus two from Tom WESTCOTT and a single from Craig CHAPMAN. Squad: Tucker, Owen, W. Page, Westcott, Veasey, Pearman, Redford, Clarke, Russo, Warriner, Day, Chapman, Mazzeo (all played).     

The Under 17's were at home to Boreham Wood and by half time they were 4-0 down but after a chat from acting manager Mike Attfield the second half was a completely different affair and the Saints hit back with three goals. Lee ATTFIELD scored of the goals whilst Andy BEALE hit the third and he even had another effort against the crossbar with other players having numerous efforts cleared off the line but they had to be content with just three despite a excellent second half performance. Squad: Elliott, Cannon, Taylor, Attfield, White, Irvine, Long, Andrews, Bailey, Beale, Guy, Brosnan Edwards (all played).       


In the afternoon there was a friendly match between the Under 15's and Under 16's with boys from the Under 14's and Under 17's  to add their names to the squads and so it turned into match with a right mixture of lads from four different age groups. The Under 16's won 2-0 with two goals from Chris YEO and it must be there were 4 sets of brothers playing on the pitch all at one time and they were John Clark, Paul Clark, Barry Edwards, Laurence Edwards, Derren Elliott, Ross Elliott, Matt Lawrence and Stewart Lawrence. Could that ever happen again. The rest of the players were James Varley, Phil Franklin, Chris Yeo, Gary Sippetts, Simon Gammon, Stephen Chapman, Tim Carter, Russell Twigg, Daniel Bowman, Jose Moreno, James Gill, Nick Shaw, Darren Kipling, Jesse McIntosh, Paul Taylor, Paul Bentley, and Matthew Miller.    


The Under 10's drew at home to Harpenden Colts 1-1 with Roland JAMES the Saints scorer. Squad: Dawe, Fellowes, Markham, Pallett, Seeby, Godfrey, Goom, Hamilton, James, Jenkins, Martin, Woodley, P. Morgan (all played).       

Away to Woodhall Wanderers saw the Under 11's B play very well as they ran out winners 5-3 with two goals from Philip TURNER (both penalties) and singles from Matthew SCAYSBROOK, Martin THOMPSON, and Piers CARRUTHERS. Team: Bonington, Watts, Scase, Jukes, Brazil, Turner, Thompson, Carruthers, Scaysbrook, Harvey.       

Lee MILES scored the only goal for the Under 11's A as they lost 4-1 away to Evergreen in the league. Squad: Cornish, M. Coughlan, J. Coughlan, Goodier, Black, Carter, Sibley, McCallum, Searle, Miles, Taylor, Meakins, Paiacchiola (all played). 

Playing Sellotape away in the league were the Under 12's West and their hosts really got stuck in to win 5-0. Team: Shadbolt, Cutmore, I. Morgan, Stephenson, Claxton, Skidmore, Burgess, Ashley, Griffiths, Howley, Fricker.     

A fine performance by the Under 12's East away to Garston Boys in the County Cup saw them 8-0 and they are now into the quarterfinals. Scorers were Stephen McKEOWN 4, Simon MARTIN 2, Matthew PHILLIPS, and David UPJOHN. Squad: Butcher, Kerby, Beasant, Hull, Wray, Timberlake, Hames, Upjohn, Martin, McKeown, Phillips, G. Morgan, Mummery (all played).         

The Under 13's South continue their good run in the league with a 1-0 home win over Peckwater Strikers with Chris BLACK scoring the only goal of the match. Squad; Lockwood, Hill, King, Parkin, McManus, Pearman, Fitch, Burr, Black, Hallman, Getley, Rosenthal, Eve (all played).   

Simon DEAN scored the only goal for the Under 13's North as they lost 8-1 to Gadeside Rangers in the Ron Sharp Trophy.  Squad: Milner, Mead, Scorer, Garrett, Lawrence, Shadbolt, Field, Sissons, Stevenson, Dean, Scase, Gentry (all played).     

The Under 14's South lost 2-0 away to Princes Park in a league match. Squad: Thompson, Lawrence, O'Sullivan, Mulkerrin, Sankey, Elliott, Prowle, Flitton, Bowman, Edwards, Godden, Denholm (all played).         

Continuing their great goalscoring run were the Under 14's North as they defeated London Colney away 6-1 in the league with the goals coming from Giovanni RUSSO 2, Mark REDFORD 2, Tom PEARMAN and Craig CHAPMAN. Squad: Tucker, Owen, W. Page, Wescott, Veasey, Mazzzeo, Russo, Newton, Warriner, Pearman, Day, Redford, Chapman (all played).         

Making his debut for the Under 15's was Jose MORENO and scored both of the Saints goals in their 2-1 win away at Sellotape in the Fawcett Trophy whilst Phil Franklin had a brilliant game in goal for the Under 15's. Team: Franklin, Edwards, Fletcher, Gill, Smith, Field, Twigg, Miller, Shaw, Carter, Moreno.       

Also, in the Fawcett Trophy saw the Under 16's East lose 7-2 at home to Princes Park with Philip HAYTON and Ian STAPLETON scoring the young Saints goals. Team: Bradbury, Bolding, Dudey, Tucker, Thrussell, Stapleton, Dunn, Snoad, Williams, Hayton, Day.       

In the Benevolent Shield were the Under 17's and despite a good display from the Saints they eventually went down 5-2 with Lee IRVINE and Jason BAILEY getting their names on the score sheet. Squad: Elliott, Cannon, Taylor, White, Attfield, Edwards, Irvine, Andrews, Bailey, Beale, Brosnan, Dunbar (all played).

FOOTNOTE:   Simon Martin, who was playing for the under 12's East in 1990 went on to play for the 1st team for St Albans City, making his debut off the bench and scoring within a minute in 1996 to earn a 1 – 0 victory, all this whilst still playing for the Youth team managed by Mervyn Morgan and David Wray. Simon had four spells with the first team scoring 90 goals (which puts him in the top ten goalscorers list for the club) and made over 300 appearances, which again puts him in the top twenty appearance of all time for St Albans City FC.


City Youth Match Reports Reports from 1990 - Tezzas Days gone bye


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 30 years ago.

Well done Terry Edwards.


The Under 11's East ran out easy winners when they defeated South Oxhey away in the league 9-1 with a hat-trick from Matt PHILLIPS plus a brace each from Steven McKeown, Tony KERBY and Andrew WRAY.  Team: Butcher, Marriott, Upjohn, Timberlake, G. Morgan, Hull, Kerby, Wray, Phillips, Brown, McKeown, Jameson. (all played).   

An own goal was all the Under 11's West had to show as they lost 5-1 at home to Hemel Olympic and it could have been more if it was not for the young Saints keeper Tony Shadbolt who had an excellent game between the sticks. Squad: Shadbolt, Cutmore, I. Morgan, Claxton, Erentrauts, Howley, Darby, Seeby, Fricker, Stevenson, Hawkins, Beer (all played).  

The Under 12's South lost 8-0 at home to Gadeside in the league while the Under 12's North lost but only by the scoreline 2-0 at home to London Colney also in a league match. Squads: South: Hallmen, Pyke, Rosenthal, Pearman, Fitch, Parmar, Black, Getley, McManus, Strawson, King, Barnes (all played).   North: Milner, Mead, Adams, Gentry, Garrett, Dean, Gisbourne, Lawrence, Baladi, Scorer, Stevenson, Constable (all played). 

Well after some poor results we will get back to some good results with the first being the Under 13 South who beat East Finchley 5-1 at home in the league with Steve FLITTON scoring plus singles from the "Blonde Bomber " Ross ELLIOTT, Danny BOWMAN and Liam O'SULLIVAN. Squad: Sankey, Elliott, Lawrence, Mulkerrin, Bee, Tyrrel, Flitton, Edwards, Thompson, Dodd, Denholm, O'Sullivan, Bowman (all played.

Three goals each from Mark WARRINER and Craig CHAPMAN plus two from Robert DAY saw the Under 13's North defeat Cunningham Youth away 8-2 in the league. Squad: Bunyan, W. Page, Prior, Clark, Russo, B. Page, Veasey, Chapman, Douglas, Warriner, Day, Redford (all played).     

The match of the day was the Under 14's in the quarter-final of the County Cup in which they were at home to S & K Youth. The Saints took the lead with a goal scored direct from a corner kick which was curled in by Alex MORRISSEY against an extraordinarily strong wind. The visitors hit back with an equaliser just before half time but early into the second period the Under 14's North retook the lead when they hit two goals in the space of five both of which were both scored by Ash CHOUDHURY both of which came about with playing a quick one-twos with Chris Field on the edge of the box. Merck HOSSACK made it 4-1 with a fine header at the far post after an Ash Choudhury corner kick but S & K quickly hit back to make 4-2. Then a fine solo goal by Ash CHOUDHURY after he beat three defenders plus the goalkeeper which saw him stroke the ball home to complete his hat-trick and to make it 5-2 and restore the Saints three goal lead. S & K though hit back with another goal to make 5-3 and some S & K supporters were really getting a bit noisy now but Stuart WRIGHT silenced them when he broke clear and although his first shot was blocked he promptly drove home the rebound to make the final score 6-3 to complete a fine victory. Squad: Varley, Fletcher, Thompson, Smith, Carter, Hossack, Blackburn, Field, Choudhury, Shaw, Morrissey, Wright, Edwards (all played).     

The Under 15's West also hit a few goals when they struck 12 past Cunningham Youth to win 12-1 in a home league match. Leading the way was Paul YOUNG with 5, Chris YEO 2, Mark LEADBETTER 2, Paul CLARK, Paul TAYLOR and Jesse McIntosh. Squad: Chapman, Lindsay, Hamer, Allen, Lawrence, McIntosh, Clark, Leadbetter, Taylor, Young, Yeo, Smith (all played).     

The Under 15's East got a good result when they beat Enfield away in the league 3-2 with two goals from Andrew GRIFFIN plus a single from Steven DUNN.  Squad: Rosato, Bolding, Stapleton, Tucker, Cox, Griffin, Bradbury, Rooley, Dudey, Jahangeer, Hamilton, Dunn (all played).   

Another team that got a good result was the Under 16's South who were playing away in the league to Cockfosters whom they beat 3-1 with Paul HALBERT hitting a brace and Ray ACKROYD striking home a penalty to round off another fine team performance. Squad: Baker, Ackroyd, Farney, Warpole, McInerney, Butler, Gilder, Underwood, Laing, Wallace, Halbert, Young, McDonald (all played).   

The Under 16's North meanwhile had some hard luck in their home league match with Lyonsdown in which they lost 2-1 and although they were 2-0 they tried to fight back but luck was against them as when first a Craig Attfield free kick hit the hit the inside of the near post and ran along the goal line before being cleared. Lee Irvine follow up shot hit the foot of the other post and this was also cleared before being hacked clear but finally they pulled a goal back after some pressure when Andy BURKE headed home at the far upright following a well-placed free kick from Craig Attfield into the box. Squad: Elliott, Cannon, Edwards, Burgess, Attfield, Guy, Bennett, Dunbar, Irvine, Long, Beale, Burke (all played).   Footnote: Paul Halbert went on to play a few 1st team matches for Aldershot in Division 4 of the Football League.


On Sunday in the Boreham Wood League Challenge Cup saw St Albans Youth have two teams in the semi-finals. In the first semi-final the Under 16's South were away to S & K Youth and they earned a place in the final with three superb goals from Andy LAING who was really on fire on the day. The game was marred though when young Steve Butler was taken to hospital with a broken leg after a very tackle in the second half. Squad: Merrick, Ackroyd, Farney, Warpole, McInerney, Butler, Gilder, Herbert, Laing, Wallace, Halbert, McDonald (all played).     

In the other semi-final the Under 16's North forced a 3-3 draw to earn a replay at home to Lyonsdown with the visitors leading 3-2 with only seconds to go when up popped Darren GUY to send a delightful 30 yard lob over the Lyonsdown keeper for a great solo goal. The Saints other goals were scored by Darren GUY with a penalty plus a great curling free kick from Craig ATTFIELD in the first half. Squad: Elliott, Cannon, Edwards, Burgess, Attfield, Guy, Alam, Dunbar, Irvine, Williams, Beale, Burke, Bennett (all played).     

The Saints Under 14's were also involved in a cup match when they were at home to Princess Park in the Benevolent Shield. Despite playing well below form they still won 3-0 with two well taken goals from their prolific goalscorer Ash CHOUDHURY plus a 40-yard free kick Alex MORRISSEY which sailed into the top left-hand corner of the net. Squad: Varley, Fletcher, Thompson, Smith, Carter, Hossack, Wright, Field, Choudhury, Shaw, Morrissey, Blackburn (all played).     

The Under 15's West continue to score goals when they won 8-1 away to Don Bosco in the league with six players being on the scoresheet. Leading the way was Gavin YOUNG with 3 plus singles from the following Stuart LAWRENCE, Mark LEADBETTER, Chris YEO, Paul TAYLOR, and Daniel GEORGE. Team: Chapman, Smith, Hamer, Allen, Lindsay, Lawrence, George, Leadbetter, Taylor, Young, Yeo.       

With only nine players the Under 15's East kept the scoreline down to 3-2 at half time in their home match with Sellotape but in the last ten minutes the visitors hit another three goals to win 6-2. The East's goals were scored by Andrew GRIFFIN and Steven DUNN. Team: Day, Stapleton, Dudley, Bolding, Griffin, Murray, Hamilton, Rosato, Dunn.       

The Under 12's North were playing for three points when they played Boreham Wood Youth away and with goals from Chris SCORER, Neil STEVENSON and Simon DEAN saw them win 3-1 to take all the points. Team: Milner, Mead, Garrett, Gentry, Adams, Field, Gisbourne, Dean, Scorer, Scase, Stevenson.     

In a very close match saw the Under 12's South lose 2-0 at home to London Colney in the league. Squad: Marshall, McManus, Pyke, Fitch, King, Pearman, Getley, Patel, Black, Burr, Hallmen, Barnes (all played).       

 The Under 11's East were at home to Tigers Youth in the league whom they beat 3-1 with Steve McKeown hitting a brace whilst Matthew PHILLIPS completed the scoreline. Team: Butcher, Marriott, Upjohn, Timberlake, K. Morgan, Hull, Hames, Wray, Phillips, McKeown, Brown.       

The other Under 11's the West also had a 3-1 scoreline but it was the visitors Tornadoes JSC who scored the three goals whilst Daniel SEEBY scored the West's only goal. Squad: Shadbolt, Broadwell, Cutmore, I. Morgan, Howley, Erentrauts, Beer, Seeby, Fricker, Hawkins, Claxton, Stevenson (all played).         

A goal apiece from Martin THOMPSON and Piers CARRUTHERS saw the Under 10's defeat Evergreen 2-0 at home in the Challenge Cup. Squad: Bonington, Anderson, Gibb, Jukes, Brazil, Barber, Harvey, Thompson, Turner, Scase, Carruthers, Watts, Watters (all played).

FOOTNOTE:   As you can see these are two sets of reports from one of St Albans City FC match day programmes. This is impossible to do now due to the number of teams.


City Youth Match Reports Reports from 1991 - Tezzas Days gone bye


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 19 years ago.

Well done Terry Edwards.


FOOTNOTE:  In the St. Albans City F.C. team on this day is Richard Evans and guess what I do thing he is helping to run a City Youth team in the this current season 2019-20 but he also his very late in texting in his results, come on Richard.

MIDWEEK YOUTH:   For the second week running the Saints Midweek Youth Team let a 3-1 lead slip to drop vital points in the Allied Counties East Division Championship away at Wembley. A spectacular overhead kick from Craig Mackail-SMITH, a drive from Greg DEACON and a close-range effort from Iaian TURKENTINE put the Saints 3-1 up and in command. Then a lack of concentration by the Saints defence let the home team Wembley to hit back with two late goals for the match to end up all square at 3-3 and so two vital points are dropped again.

The Under 18's South were at home to Headstone Manor in the challenge cup and although they were always in the lead throughout the match, they had to fight all the way in the end to secure a 5-3 victory. Jamie PARSONS scored the first 2 goals of which the second one was a beautiful curling shot from 20 yards. The other scorers were Ben GRAHAM, Ollie FRANKS and Kenny HULL who fired home the rebound after another great strike from Jamie Parsons had struck the foot of the post. Greg (the Cat) Deacon had a brilliant game in goal for the young Saints.

Away to Cassiobury Rangers saw the Under 17's asleep in the first half and after twice being a goal down they came back to gain at half time a 2-2 draw. The young Saints could have also been in-front just before the break but for a missed penalty when Allister Collins spot kick hit the outside of the post. A stern but inspirational half time team talk from Coach Mark Clark saw the young Saints turn in a far different performance in the second half. With the Under 17's really turning things on saw them run out winners by eight goals to two, 8-2. Scoring all the goals were Allister COLLINS 2, Chris BERGIN 2, Iaian TURKENTINE 2, Matt JONES and Chris SEEBY.

The Under 16's were away to Bengeo Tigers and they finally won 4-2 after early on they missed a penalty kick which was taken by Matt Hanson. James HARVEY scored the first goal whilst Jack WELSH the equaliser before Matt HANSON and Raonull MacKinnon struck late on with two more goals to take all the points with a 

4-2 victory.

Andrew Sharp was named man of the match for the Under 15's East as they fought out a hard 0-0 draw at home to Sun Postal.   

Under 15's West also earned a point in a 1-1 draw at home to EDRS Stonegrove with James COOK giving the Saints an early lead but only for the visitors to snatch a late equaliser.

Both the Under 14's sides lost with the East finally losing 3-1 away to Chiltern to two second half goals with Dominic HAYNES scoring the East's goal.

The West went down 6-1 away to Bradwell in the East Anglian Cup with Phil WOOLFORD scoring for the Saints with a cracking free kick.

The Under 13's North were away to Sun Postals and although the Saints battled hard, they eventually went down 4-2 with Chris HASLAM and Ricky MILLER scoring for the Saints.     

A late consolation goal from Alex FRASER for the Under 13's South as they went down 3-1 away to Palace Youth North.     

Playing Birchwood away in the league saw the Under 13's Mid Herts win easily by nine goals to nil (9-0) with Robert PULLMAN scoring 6 of the goals to lead the goalscorers. The other goals were scored by Chris JELL with a brace and Louis MacMILLAN with one.

The Under 12's North turned in a below par performance as they lost 4-0 away to Belmont United in the league.   

At home to Tring Tornadoes the Under 12's South played a great game to win the 3-0 with man of the match Robbie PHILLIPS opening the scoring and then came goals from Jack SMITH and Scott CORLEY to round up the scoring.

With the score at 1-1 at half time saw the Under 11's West turn in a stunning second half display of football to beat Aldenham Eagles away 4-1. Nick GLASGOW scored in the first half whilst man of the match Daniel BISSELL put the Saints in front early in the second period. The other goals came from Michael GAMBLE and Ethan GOGARTY.

The Under 10's North lost 3-0 at home to Whetstone whilst the Under 10's South lost by the odd goal in seven 4-3 away to Boreham Wood 2000 in the league. Gareth SMITH and James LAW hit the goals for the Saints with the latter hitting home a loose ball in the box after a Ethan Douglas free kick had hit the post. The other goal was an own goal.     

Away to Oakhill Cubs saw the Under 10's West win 1-0 when man of the match Elliott GOWARD scored the winner with only five minutes to go.

The Under 8's were 2-0 down at half time at home to Comets Red but on came super sub Tom REDDINGS playing his first game for the Saints and he went on to setup two goals for the Saints both of which were scored by Alex GOLDSTONE to earn the young Saints a 2-2.


City Youth Match Reports Reports from 2002 - Tezzas Days gone bye


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 18 years ago.

Well done Terry Edwards.




The Under 18's South had an extremely easy victory at home when their visitors Boreham Wood Youth only turned up with eight players leaving the Saints to romp home to twenty goals to nil (20-0). The goalscorers were Ollie FRANKS 5, Ben GRAHAM 5, Jamie PARSONS 3, Kenny HULL 2, Danny HUGHES, Stephen CHESTERS, Steve McGOVEN, Stephen COX and a rare header from Peter HANSON.


In a very sporting match saw the Under 18's North beat Headstone Manor at home in the League Cup 1-0 with their goal coming with only two minutes left at the clock. John LYON scored the goal with a looping header following a Charles Thrussell corner kick.


The Under 17's won their League Title and finished their league season with a 5-3 home victory over their closest rivals Echoes Red. The young Saints conceded an early goal, but they quickly hit back when a Chris Bergin cross was struck home by Allister COLLINS off the inside of the far post. Echoes then went 2-1 up following a free kick which was headed home but yet again within a few minutes the Saints drew level when Allister COLLINS struck home a penalty kick after Bergin was fouled in the box. Just before the break the Under 17's took the lead for the first time in the match when Sam Parrett hit a high long ball into the box for Allister COLLINS to complete his hat-trick with a well-placed header. Early into the second half saw keeper Russell Garland pulled off a fine save to stop Echoes from equalizing and then Jake Attwood hit over a great centre for Chris SEEBY to rise up and head home to put the Saints 4-2 up. Echoes hit back on the break to make it 4-3 but then Iaian TURKENTINE headed the ball powerfully into the back of the net following a Jake Attwood corner kick to wrap up the victory with a 5-3 scoreline. In the last minute though saw a vital goal line clearance from Nathan Maycock to make sure all of the points for the Saints. Well done to the Under 17's management team of Clive Attwood, Super Coach Mark Clark and Mr Enforcer himself Terry Edwards plus not forgetting of course the Players themselves and the Parents for all their support during the season.


The Under 16's were at home to Panshanger Whites and they started with a mix-up which resulted in them conceding an early goal. They were then denied an equalizer when a shot from Kevin Hearn went through a hole in the roof of the net. Jason BLYTHE hit home the equalizer when curled a free kick from 25 yards around the defensive wall and into the back of the net. Panshanger retook the lead just before half and then the young Saints applied pressure in the second period which finally paid when Matt Hearne setup James HARVEY to score from close range to the final score 2-2.


Away to Harpenden Colts Pumas were the Under 15's East and after a fine team performance saw them win 5-1. Danny McCAFFERTY who was making his 100th appearance for the team had an excellent game and also popped up with a fine goal. The other goalscorers were Mark SAVORY 2 and Stephen PYKE with a brace. 

In a double header with Boreham Wood 2000 saw the Under 15's West lose the first game 2-0 and they also went on to lose the second match 4-1 with Ian SMITH scoring the consolation goal from the penalty spot.


Richie COLLIN scored two goals for the Under 14 East as they tried to fight back from being 3-0 down after only ten minutes play away to Winchmore Hill. The young Saints eventually went down 5-2 with Jim Coad in midfield being named man of the match. 

Two fine goals from Bob SINGH and Lawrence GATIER were not enough for the Under 14's West as they lost 10-2 to Hemel Blue in the Challenge Shield with goalkeeper Glen SAFFERY being named man of the match after he had pulled off some fine saves during the game in an effort to keep the scoreline down.


in the Challenge Cup quarterfinal saw the Under 13's North defeat Boreham Wood 2000 2-1 away with goals from Chris JELL, a close range effort plus a penalty from Lee FINDLAY. Mark Lawford at left back had an outstanding game for the young Saints. 

The Under 13's South went in at half time 2-0 up against Gadeside with Alex FRASER and Luke STREET scoring for the Saints. In the second half Gadeside scored two early goals to draw level and then struck another two late on to win the match 4-2.

Playing a double header against Cuffley Youth were the Under 13's Mid Herts and they won their first match 9-0 and they also won the second game also with a clean sheet 6-0. The goalscorers combined for both matches are Robert PULLMAN 5, Chris JELL 4, Jamie FIGG 3, Jack STEVENS 2 plus one from John PATON.

UNDER 11's.

The Under 11's Girls were at home to a strong Stevenage Vixens in a friendly and following a very tight match saw them eventually go down 2-1 with Tiffany HARBRON scoring the Saints goal. Claire Brown picked up another player of the match award after working hard throughout the game.   

One nil down in the first minute saw the Under 11's South hit back in their away match with Palace Youth with three goals to take a 3-2 lead at half time. Chris BARRY struck with two quick fire goals, one after another in the space of three minutes whilst Jamie SMITH scoring the third goal. However, with only seconds remaining Palace Youth scored an equalizing goal for the match to end all square at 3-3. Centre back Marcus Madden was named man of the match.   

The Under 11's East lost 2-1 at home to Edmonton Eagles in the Spring Cup with Matthew LINNEY scoring the Saints goal from the penalty spot.

UNDER 10's.

The Under 10's North battled well at home against Evergreen, but they eventually lost 3-0 after being 2-0 down at the break. Luke Thatcher who was making his debut played extremely well whilst Harry Honeywood in goal pulled off some fine saves throughout the match and in doing so earned the man of the match title. 

One nil down after five minutes play at home to St Albans Rangers saw the Under 10's South finally drew level when James LAWS hit home the equalizer. Although by the break they found themselves 2-1 down but midway through the second half George GORDON struck home to make it 2-2 and in the last minute he had another effort cleared off the line to make the final score 2-2.   

Leading 2-0 at half time with both of the goals coming from Elliot GOWARD saw the Under 10'West hit another two goals in the second half to beat Riverside AFC at home 4-0. Scoring the other two goals were Andrew JARVIS with a effort just after the break whilst Matthew PEARCE struck the second following a Elliot Goward free kick. Defender Sam Craft was named man of the match.

UNDER 9's.

James LOTHIAN and Aidan BRENNAN scored the goals in the Under 9 A's 2-2 draw at Tring Tornadoes. Hard tackling Jacob Wroe was named man of the match.   

The Under 9 B's also earnt a draw after going 1-0 down in the first minute away to Tring Tornadoes but Tom RAINFORD struck home a fine equalizer in the second half. Two players Ryan Lee and Max O'Shea who were making their debuts for the club both had excellent games for the young Saints.

UNDER 8's.

The Under 8's were away to Hemel Youth with young Alex GOLDSTONE scoring a cracking goal for the Saints whilst Harry Kentish had a brilliant game in the Under 8's defence.