City Youth Match Reports 17 November 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports 17th November 2019


The STACY 18 Girls were away to Kempston Rovers Girls and despite creating a few chances the Lady Saints found themselves 3-0 down but then Melissa Trulock struck with a well taken goals to pull a goal back. The 18 Girls once again created many chances to win the game but these they failed to take and Kempston broke away to score a 4th goal to win the game 4-1. Midfielder Amy Cowan was voted player of the match for all the hard work she did there.

Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Blues were the STACY 14 Girls South and despite it being a very close game saw the South eventually lose by the odd in five 3-2 with Mia Simmonds and Ellie Langton scoring for the Lady Saints. Well it was hard work to decide who was going to win the player of the match award and in the end, it was awarded to 3 players and they were Grace McMurray, Isobel Corrigan and Miranda Wares.

Thisbe Danford scored the only goal for the STACY 14 Girls North as they lost 2-1 away to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Red.

The STACY 13 Girls were playing away to Stevenage Starlets Navy Girls and the 13 Girls worked hard to win 2-0 with goals from Erin Mill and Stella Ekblad-Piscetelli whilst for her setting up many of their attacks with her excellent passing saw Elisa Hebblethwaite being named as player of the match.

At home were the STACY 12 Girls North and after leading 2-0 at half time to Kings Langley Red Girls the Saints North eventually went on to win 5-0. Scoring the goals were Michelle Lam 2, Honey Seabrook, Esme Dickson and one for player of the match Emily Edgecombe who had a good game up front.

The STACY 12 Girls Wildcats had a superb 4-2 home win over Harvesters Girls with that goal-scoring machine Reese Anscomb scoring all four of the goals plus she also picked up the player of the match title as well, well done Reese.

Playing Hemel Hempstead Town Red Girls at home were the STACY 11 Girls Central in the Purple division of the H.G.P.L. and scoring a excellent hat-trick for Central was Holly Green. Scoring one goal each for the young Saints were Alicia Gibson, Lauren Viney and Grace Noorian with the skilful and speedy Emily Ball being named player of the match. 

The STACY 11 Girls North had a fine game playing Goff’s Oak and finding the back of the net for the North Girls were Rachel Kincaid, Verity Lobina whilst player of the match Shea Fagan also popped up with a excellent goal as well.

At home to Hitchin Belles Girls White saw the STACY 11 Girls Wildcats take part in a real thrilling match with both teams scoring plenty of goals and scoring them for the Wildcats were Chloe Nuttall with a brace whilst both Ottilie Haylett and Imogen Millar scored one each. The player of the match went to the ever-smiling Abigail Ward who with her darting runs saw her setup a few of the goals.

The STACY 10 GIRLS Central were at home to Garston Ladies Pumas saw the Central play well in attack and give an impressive performance which resulted in Jasmine Mercer scoring five goals whilst player of the match Demi Hall scored twice.

At home to Garston Ladies Lions saw the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats take part in a evenly fought game and scoring two goals for the Wildcats were Elizabeth Baylis.

Another team playing a Garston Ladies squad were the STACY 9 Girls Romans and their opponents were the Wildcats and during the game saw player of the match Lucy Leonard scoring two goals whilst both Izzy Marriott and Liriel Macey both scored one apiece.

The STACY 9 Girls Central played Meninas Curitiba away and scoring a brace for Central was Nell McKinstry which took her tally to 36 for the season. The other scorers were Amber Fells, Daisy Oaten and captain Grace Smith whilst the player of the match was voted for by the 9 Girls Central and they awarded it to their opponent’s player Chloe Searle.

The STACY 8 Girls Romans were at away to Meninas Recife in H.G.P.L. Pink division and scoring six goals for the Romans was Nadeen Kelifa-Young whilst Bonnie Maclean scored a neat brace.

Playing at home Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Solar were the STACY 8 Girls Central and the player of the match Jessica Kutcher hit a double hat-trick for the Central's girls whilst both Lola Mackintosh and Jasmine Noorian scored one apiece. 



The 9 Lions were at home to their fellow Saints the 9 North and scoring a hat-trick for the Lions was Tristan Francis with Joshua Jury, Benji Mellors and Joshua Reynolds also scored goals for the roaring Lions. Scoring a couple of goals for the North was Alfie Miles whilst being named as man of the match was Tristan Mistry for the Lions for his superb passing and his assists from the midfield.

Away to Bedwell Rangers Roma were the 9 Tigers and scoring two goals for them was man of the match George Lim with Lucas Ladd also getting on the scoresheet with a well taken finish.

Playing Codicote away saw the 10 South take path in a match which saw a few goals from side being scored and scoring for the South were Ashton Balding with a brace whilst Finn Henry, Nathaniel Faldo and Julian Jordan all scored one each.

At home to Bury Rangers saw Leo Hooper-Walter score a fine goal from outside the box whilst Harry Murphy following a great turn inside the box saw him finish it off in style. Goalkeeper Seth Coetzee made a couple of brilliant saves during the game whilst the star player went to Harry Heron who gave a great performance in defence throughout the match.

Another inter club match saw the 11 Romans take on 11 Orient at home and following a cracking match from end to end saw Ross Hayden score a goals for the Romans whilst Aidan Bostock converted a Matt Ellis cross at the near post for another goal for the Romans. No info from Orient.




Josh Killick scored two of the goals for the 18 East to secure a 3-1 home win over Harpenden Colts Falcons whilst Gowt Selvarjah netted the third goal.

In division 1 of the WHYL saw the 16 Boreal record a 3-2 victory over Sun Sports Yellow following a very close match and that George Sippetts scored two goals (it runs in the family) whilst Tom Durrant hit the third and winning goal.

In the 2nd round of the challenge cup were the 16 South and they played away to Bovingdon Storm and although they lost 4-1 they gave a good performance for most of the game and it was only till the last 25 minutes that they conceded a few goals to eventually lose the match. Scoring the South's goal was Jake Leach whilst the man of the match went to midfielder Liam Nolte-Nel.

The 15 South played away to Harpenden Colts Storm in the 1st round of the Senior League Cup and despite Mackenzie Gibson and Nidiyan Sivakumar both scoring fine goals for the South the home team hit three to win the match 3-2  The man of the match for the South went to S. Hanks.

At home to Harpenden Colts Cyclones were the 15 West and excuse the pun the visitors stormed through the West's defence to go on and win 4-0. The man of the match for the West went to the hard-working midfielder Alfie Gauthier.

Man, of the match Archie Connolly scored the only goal for the 14 West as they lost 4-1 away to Sun Sports Blue.

Away to Sandridge Rovers Red were the 14 Orient and after a match the Saints dominated saw them come out on top 5-0 winners. Scoring the goals was Jensen Dean with a well taken hat-trick whilst Quin Lilicos scored a brace with Joe Mullis picking up the man of the match title.

Jonathan Harris, Neo Haydon, Rafael Hickson and Oliver Taylor all scored one goal each as the 14 Central lost 5-4 after a very tight game away to Harpenden Colts Harriers with the Central 's man of the match being awarded to Ben Blessing.

Michael Napier scored a tremendous hat-trick for the 13 Dragons but even this could not stop the Dragons from losing 6-3 away to Sun Sports Youth in a division 4 fixture and picking up the man of the match award for the Dragons was Austin Kennedy.

In round one of the challenge cup saw the 13 West play away to Echoes and the home team must have thought they were hearing echoes as the ball kept hitting the back of the net as the West went onto win 9-2. Scoring the goals for the Saints was Jasper Button 3, Josh Ladyman 2, Kye Stevens 2, Casey Fletcher and Max Winders whilst Charlie Rose was named as man of the match.

Also, in round one of the challenge cup were the 13 South and they won 3-0 away Croxley Green White with goals from James Beasley, Ben Browning and Freddie Yeo with Ethan Howard picking up the man of the match title.

The third team in the challenge cup was the 13 Central and they eventually lost 4-2 away to Watford Youth Sports with Roarke Silcox scoring both of the young Saints goals whilst Sam Johnson who worked hard in the midfield was named man of the defence.

At home to Echoes Amber were the 12 Centurions and they won finally 7-6 following a real end to end game with Jayden Wright scoring a double hat-trick, yes 6 goals whilst H. Nsubuga scored the 7th goal in the Centurions 7-6 win.

At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Black saw the 12 West go down 5-1 with Matthew Ridgway scoring the west's consolation goal whilst Lewis Cleaton was named as man of the match.

In the County Cup were the 12 Gladiators and they lost heavily against Wodson Park with Leon Rainey scoring the Gladiators only goal of the match whilst Jacob Standing picked up the man of the award.



The 18 Central miserable run continues as they eventually lost 4-0 away Edmonton Pumas with the Central team starting well but defensive mistakes in the first half let the hosts in for two goals. In the second half it was all Edmonton and they scored another two more goals to take all the points. The man of the match for Central went to Matt Roome.

At home to Bloomsbury Academy were the 13 Orient in round 2 of the league cup and the Orient were in tip top scoring form with their top scorer Luca Lepley scoring four goals whilst his strike partner Dima Gusev scored a brace in their 7-1 win. The other scorer for Orient was Tomer Cohen whilst Josh Toop was named as man of the match after giving a flawless performance at centre half.

In the 2nd round of Junior League Cup saw the 13 Spartans give a fine performance against Whetstone Lions which saw them win eventually 4-1 after extra time. Prolific goalscorer Dewayne Mitchell scored one as did Isam Jamill whilst the man of the match Eduardo De Costa hit a fine brace.

The 12 Victoria did not have a league match their opponents for the today were cup tied as so they quickly arranged a friendly against their WHYL  club mates the 12 Romans which saw the Victoria come out on top by winning by eight goals to four.

Scoring for Victoria were Max Milton, Luca Ward 2, George Betteley, Stanley Seeby and two from man of the match Toby Read.

The 11 West were at home to Enfield Town and scoring a excellent hat-trick for the young Saints was man of the match Otis Lau-Johnson with both Lennon McKessick and Jack Burke scoring one each.  Also having a good game was goalkeeper Harvey Ryan.



The U18s were away at Hitchin in the league playing on the 3g at The Arena Stadium in Baldock.

Hitchin set up to frustrate the Saints from the outset with 11 men behind the ball. This afforded the saints with lots of possession but asking questions of how to break Hitchin down. It took 25 mins a slick move from the back-saw a cross into the box which Lankshear met hitting the bar and Banerjee on hand to tap home. Saints were awarded again shortly after another attack down the right found Wilkins whose fizzing cross found Lawrence who flicked the ball into a Hitchin defender in the 6-yard box 2-0. Hitchin had to change their tactics and pulled a goal back from their first dangerous attack when their striker wriggled free and fired a left foot shot into the net. Saints made it 3-1 just before half time Geller broke down the right and his cross came back off the woodwork with Lankshear on hand to slot home. 3-1 at the interval. 

As expected, Hitchin came out more adventurous however Saints continued to control the game. Hitchin pulled a goal back when Banerjee looking like had been fowled in his own box lost the ball and the Hitchin forward finished well leaving Saints keeper Galatis with no chance.

Saints weren't finished though and were rewarded by another fine move with Geller finding Ralfe to make it 4-2. With 2 mins to go Saints nearly made it 5, some nice interplay down the left found Hinkson who put in a great cross to the back post for Lawrence to head just wide. MOM Alex Lankshear. Full time 4-2 to Saint Albans.