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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 7th January 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
The 18 South were at home to Harvesters South in a White Division League fixture and the young Saints ran out 4-1 winners with the man of the match Fin Banks scoring a excellent hat-trick whilst Ross Weaver popped up with the fourth goal for the 18 South.
Away in the Quarter-Final of the Challenge Cup were the 18 North and they were playing Evergreen Juniors and the hosts won 1-0 with a very late goal and being named as man of the match for the North was Ben Dimmock.
Kai Takahashi scored both goals for the 18 Orient in their 13-2 defeat by Evergreen Youth in division 3 whilst picking up the man of the match award was Callum Furness who never stopped running throughout the game.
At home to Chorleywood Leopards saw the 18 Central lose 4-2 with the score at half time being 2-2 and scoring goals for the 18 Central were Ross Benton and Jordan Stagg.
CHESHUNT 16 EJA 2 v 4 ST ALBANS CITY 16 EJA - County Cup.
Away to Cheshunt 16 EJA in the County Cup were the St Albans City 16 EJA and they moved into the quarter-final stages of the cup after a 4-2 victory. The Saints took the lead after only two minutes play when following good work by Jarvis Wilkins saw the ball break loose inside the box which was coolly slotted home by THOMAS GELLER. Joe Williams then setup goal number two for MAX HODGSON to finish off and then it became 3-0 when after looking dangerous on the break saw Thomas Geller deliver a low ball to the near post which was duly despatched into the other corner of the net by JAMES LAWRENCE for a fine finish. Cheshunt pulled one back after a bit of pressure to make it 3-1 but with 15 minutes to go saw a quick break from Ryan Orde and he slotted the ball low across the box for JAMES LAWRENCE to race in and score his second goal of the match and make the scoreline 4-1.
Although Cheshunt pulled another goal back late to make it 4-2 there was no danger what’s so ever of the result and so the Saints move into the last eight of the county cup. The Saints man of the match went to Thomas Geller who was superb in the midfield and he also scored one goal and had one assist also.
The 16 Orient scored the first goal in their home match with Hemel Aces Hornets but after that the visitors hit back with some stinging finishing to win the game 6-1 with Joshua Daniel scoring the only goal for Orient whilst Bence Varga was named man of the match.
In the Senior League Cup saw the 15 Central play at home to Everett Rovers and only some fine saves from keeper Joe Moss kept the scoreline down to 2-0 after Central started badly. Everett Rovers scored another early in the second half to go 3-0 up which left the young Saints a mountain to climb and then substitutes Daniel Onochie Williams and Matt Roome with Jack Percy formed a three-man attack that put Everett Rovers constant pressure and with ten minutes to Daniel Onochie Williams hit the back of the net to make it an exciting finish. The excitement grew when Daniel Onochie Williams saw another effort trickle over the line to make it 3-2 but despite more pressure the equalising goal just would not come. The man of the match went to Jack Percy.
Tom Cox scored the only goal for the 15 Orient in their 2-1 defeat away to Park Street Village in division 2 of the W.H.Y.L.
Get ready for the names of the goalscorers for the 15 West as they lost 4-3 against Croxley Green White and the scorers were Beau Birnie, Bleu Birne and Millan Sanderson with Kia Hobbs being named as man of the match.
A excellent team performance from the 15 East saw them progress to the final of the Junior League Cup after a storming 6-1 victory against Gadeside Rangers Tigers which saw the Saints blunt the Tigers claws by the final whistle. Freddie Collins who was named man of the match hit four of the goals after giving a brilliant display up front. The other goals were scored by Anton Nicolas Sahota and Connor Robinson whilst giving great individual performances were Ted Park and James Barwick.
The Kings Langley Cobras were strangled finally when the 15 North won this seven-goal thriller 4-3 with two goals from Alex Kragbe and singles from Max Robertson and Ollie Ring whilst Daniel Ludwig won the man of the match award.
The Saints 15 EJA put in an excellent team performance at home beating Waltham Forest 5-1 after the boys dominated from the off with Jack McShane having 3 excellent chances all going close with each shot whizzing just past the far post with the visitor’s keeper rooted to his line each time. Benny Stacey also went close before the Saints 15 EJA started to open the floodgates on twenty minutes when JAMIE WILLING volleyed home at the back post following a great ball over from the right from Joe Vance.
JOE VANCE scored goal number two when he flicked the ball over an oncoming defender's head whereupon he smashed the ball into the far-left corner to make it 2-0. Soon it was 3-0 when following a great team move which started from the keeper Billy Thomson and after 8 passes saw the ball nestling in the back of the Waltham Forest net when JACK McShane was left with a simple tap in from two yards out.
In the second half Waltham Forest started the second half very strongly missing a couple of early chances and on 55 minutes the did pull one back when Dennis WISE when he struck the ball home from eight yards after a goalmouth scramble inside the box following a corner kick.
This goal woke the young Saints up and they stepped up a gear and with Sean Walsh, Harry Brady and Jack McShane all having chances and then on 66 minutes BEN STACEY put the game to bed when he hooked the ball home from close range at the back post after a deep free kick from the right to the far side of the box. Then on 72 minutes the Saints finally wrapped it up when SEAN WALSH slotted home goal number five to make the final score 5-1.
Playing West Herts Stags saw the 14 North go down 5-3 after a very closely fought match in group C of the Spring Shield with Ryan Corcoran, Thomas Coulling and Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scoring the North's goals with Jamie Kerr picking up the man of the match with a brilliant performance as a holding midfielder.
In the Spring Shield Group, A saw the 14 East Blue start their cup run with a great 11-3 home win over Northwood Red with goals from six different players. Scoring the goals were Dan Gant 3, Brandon Trainis 3, Tom Merritt 2 and then singles from Fin Killner, Joe Stone and Lucas Osborn.
The 14 Boreal were in fine form as they ripped through Chorleywood Hurricane 7-2 with Jack Carmichael scoring two goals as did Ben Wick with Tom Randell, Sam Tillin and man of the match Alex Lawlor Gallardo all scoring one goal apiece.
In the quarter-final of the Senior League Cup saw the 14 South not at their best despite scoring early through Callum Solly against division one side Harpenden Colts Hawks and keeper Jasper Robb had to make a string of fine saves which earnt him the man of the match title but he could do nothing in the end as the Colts showing their class eventually ran out 5-1 winners.
Despite scoring three goals away from home at FC 66 the 14 East Yellow succumbed in the second half to gradually lose 5-3 with Finn Thomas hitting two of the East Yellow's goals whilst Freddie Laylock hit the third and the man of the match was awarded to Liam Karunanayake.
Away to Belstone were the 13 East and they finally won 4-2 with Henry Thomas scoring a great hat-trick and in doing so he also picked up the man of match title whilst Joe Poulton netted the fourth goal for the 13 East.
The 12 South drew 3-3 away to West Herts Bucks with the lead changing hands a few times and scoring the goals for the Saints were George Dalton with a brace plus one from Freddie Reeves.
The 12 West who have not played since early December arranged a friendly match against Berkhamsted Raiders Green and they show they have not lost any of their sharpness by winning by eight goals to three. The goalscorers for the West were Charlie Clark with a hat-trick, Archie Connolly with a brace and then came singles from Jenson Dean, Freddie Penford and Isaac Templeton.
Also playing their first match for over a month were the 12 Boreal and they beat Harpenden Colts Jets 5-1 as the hosts had no answer to the Boreal attack as they streamed forward. Matthew Hayhurst and Carlos Johnson both scored one goal each but the star of the match was Charlie Gunthardt who scored three goals, but he was also helping out in defence when needed and also worked hard in midfield plus he scored those three well taken goals to earn the man of the match award.
Nikita Pluscevskis who worked hard for the 11 East was named man of the match in their home fixture in the M.H.R.M.L. Emerald division against Cheshunt Blues.
The newly promoted 11 Dragons playing now in the Red division had a home match against Watton Youth on the 3G surface at Nicky B school and during the match saw Mikey Napier score a fine hat-trick whilst Scott Cole picked up the man of the match after he had given a solid display in the heart of the defence.
Both Dewayne Mitchell and Zevik Cowell scored a goal apiece for the 11 Spartans as they played Ware Rangers Flamengo at home in the Maroon division.
The 11 Saxons were down to play away to Hertford Town Lions, but the game was switched to Nicky B as the Hertford pitch was not playable and scoring one each for the Saxons were Finlay Murphy and Ailbe Tidd.
The 9 North had only seven players but they all worked hard in their away against St Margaretsbury Eagles and Eddie Johnson capped a excellent performance by scoring a goal in the first half. In the second period Ted Stebbens who was always knocking on the door finally found the back of the net with a neat finish.
Brian Baum scored two goals for the 9 East in their home match with Wormley Rovers Red and also finding the back of the net was Will John. The star man was Tom Luckhurst who was outstanding in defence and he also linked up well with the forward play.
At home to Risden Wood were the 9 South and the young Saints man of the match went to Jake Robert who scored four goals and he also gave a dynamic performance with him being everywhere on the pitch.
Away to Panshanger Tigers in the Maroon division were the 9 Central and scoring goals for them with one apiece were Sam Peacock, Hamish Craigmyle, James Cox, Hayden Mistry plus one own goal.
The 9 Romans kicked off 2018 with at home match against Broxbourne United and scoring a hat-trick in that match was Hari Boodhun whilst Alex Matchett notched a brace with Max Ramsey scoring a single. The man of the match went to Elliott Campbell.
Sam McCree hit 3 well taken goals for the 8 North in their home match with Char Blues and he also picked up the man of the match title as well with Will Anfield getting on the scoresheet as well.
Away to Cheshunt Blues were the 8 South and there were fine performances from two players Sofiane Benadoud and Finlay Seabrook who both scored a goal each by the end of the final whistle.
Playing Ware Youth Whites were the 8 West and took part in a match with plenty of goals from both sides and scoring for the young Saints were Paolo Iacobucci with three whilst man of the match James Cox scored a brace.
At home Frontiers Youth Cougars saw Nathaniel Parsons pop up with a well taken goal for the 8 Orient following a great team display.
With no League fixtures saw the 10 Girls North arrange a friendly at home with Pro Direct Academy and scoring a goal apiece for the 10 Girls North were Rebecca Smith and Teagan Scarlett whilst Olive James was named player of the match.
It was loads of fun for the 8 Girls as they played a friendly Futsal match against Hitchin Belles. In perfect conditions and on a fine playing surface it was fast paced action all the way and they showed great technique and were rewarded with goals from Sacha Davies 2, Alexa Johnson 2, Olivia Wood 2, Demi Hall 2 Sophia Bridge and Jasmine Bridge. The player of the match went to Jessica Reeve.