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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 11th April 2021 - The return to football!
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The STACY GIRLS Under 12's North found themselves 1-0 down away to Bedwell Rangers Phoenix in their Spring Cup Group G match but they hit back to lead 2-1 at half time only for Bedwell snatch another goal for the game to end at 2-2 which meant they had to share the points. Shea Fagan scored the first goal for the Under 12's North whilst a cracking effort from the edge of the box from Verity Lobina for the Girls second. The player of the match went to keeper Maisie Taylor who made some great saves during the game and so she earned all the votes for the title.
Centre half Sophea Bridge was named player of the match for the STACY GIRLS Under 11 Central in their Pink Division home game against Berkhamsted Rangers Comet Green.
Away Harpenden Colts Panthers in the Purple Division were the STACY GIRLS Under 11's Wildcats and player of the match Emily Dormer struck a cracking goal from just inside the halfway line and the Wildcats just failed to add to their tally in this hard-fought match. The Emily Dormer award was well deserved for all the hard work she put in during the game.
At home to Meninas Manaus Girls were the STACY GIRLS Under 10's Romans in the Pink Division and the player of the match for the Romans went to Orla Henry for her timely tackles during the whole of the game.
Away to Watford Ladies Hornets saw the STACY GIRLS Under 10's Central play a closely fought game in the Pink Division and despite the Lady Saints peppering the Hornets goal it was only Elizabeth Ramage who could find the back of the net with a well taken goal. Captain Daisy Oaten played in the defence for the first time and did brilliantly whilst the player of the match went to Amber Fells for her dynamic runs along the wing and putting herself into several scoring opportunities.
The STACY GIRLS Under 9's Romans were at home to Stevenage Starlets Navy in the Pink Division and scoring a few goals for the Romans were Amelia Ramirez with two whilst Emily Watts, Nadeen Kelifa Young and Amelia Foils all scored one apiece. The player of the match went to Amelia Foils for her goal and her fine stint between the sticks.
In the Purple Division saw the STACY GIRLS Under 9's Wildcats play at home to London Girls Development Academy and Eve Godbehere scored a well taken goal for the Wildcats following a great game between these sides.
Away to Ware Youth in the Purple Division were the STACY GIRLS Under 9's Central and it was a high scoring match and scoring all the goals were Evie Rosenheim 6, Jess Kutcher 5, Lola Mackintosh 2, Isabella Habbouchi 2 and Jasmine Noorian.
At home to Goff’s Oak Girls were the STACY GIRLS Under 8's North in a Pink Division fixture and despite putting in plenty of fight plus hitting the crossbar and the post it was only Jessica Barrett who could score a goal and what a cracker it was. It was an excellent team performance from the Under 8's Girls North.
The STACY GIRLS Under 8's Orient were at home to the Berkhamsted Raiders Girls White in the Purple Division and the player of the match Rosie Harris with her blistering running and ruthless finishing saw her score four quality goals whilst Grace Taylor scored one with deftly well taken effort. Sophie Ashcroft made some fine good runs and Josie Henriksen with her keen positioning and contributions gave a strong display throughout the match whilst Mia Pisharody also had a brilliant game in this fine display from all the girls.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
The Watford Friendly League got under way and a load of matches which were played in the league were double headers and the first game for the STACY teams was the STACY Under 18's South and they played AC Finchley away and in the first game the South lost 2-1 but in the second match the tables were turned around and the Saints won 3-0. Scoring the goals for the South were Luca De Oliveria in the first game whilst Louis Baker-Madec, William Brown and K. Stanbridge scored in the second match. The men of the matches were Callum Cosgrove in the 1st match and G. Urhoma in the 2nd during these Red division fixtures.
In the STACY Under 18's Central home double header matches saw them lose 1-0 and 3-0 respectively to Whetstone Wanderers Leopards also in the Red division with Jonathan Hargreaves winning the man of the match in the 1st game whilst Josh Penning picked up the award for the 2nd game.
The STACY Under 18's East in the WFL Blue division only played one match, at home to Northwood Red and by the final whistle saw the game end all square as a 2-2 draw. Scoring the East's goals were Tom Merritt and R. Yates.
Away to HMH Dynamo in the Blue division were the STACY Under 15's South and won their first game 2-0 and drew the second 0-0 but no other info available.
At home to Omonia Youth Green were the STACY Under 14's Orient and they continued their unbeaten run this season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory. Scoring those goals were Tomer Cohen 2, Tijan Gerber 2 and Jonah Howego with one. The man of the match went to Sean Gallagher who was outstanding at the back. Orient sit top of the Red division on 24 points scoring 32 goals for and conceding 9.
At home to Hinton Finchley Heroes in the Blue division were the STACY Under 14's Spartans and they went down 3-0 with no other information forthcoming.
The STACY Under 13's Victoria were away to Edmonton United in a double header and they lost the first game 2-0 with Ollie Mead being named man of the match after he marshalled the defence well during the game with their hosts scoring two quick goals before the break In the second match saw Max Milton score an early goal to give Victoria a 1-0 lead and Aaron Holsborough stepped up to score a superb hat-trick of classy goals whilst Aidan Keigher added a fifth goal to complete the rout and for the young Saints to win 5-0 in the Green division fixtures. The man of the match went to the hat-trick hero Aaron Holsborough, who else could have been awarded too.
In their double header saw the STACY Under 12's West play at home to Wingate & Finchley White in the Red division and they lost the first game 1-0 but managed to pick up a point in the second match with a 2-2 draw. Scoring the goals in the second game were Conor Dwyer and Ollie Flack whilst the man of the match awards went to Freddie Nelson-Thorpe for the first game and Harvey Ryan for the second match.
The STACY Under 12's East were away to Global Football Academy Santos and they found their opponents too strong for them as the young Saints lost both of their matches in their White division double header fixture with the scoreline being 5-0 in both games. The man of the match for both matches was goalkeeper Seth Coetzee who kept the scoreline down with some good saves during both games.
Away to Enfield Rangers Black also in the White division were the STACY Under 12's North and they lost their match in their double header 2-1 with Olic Fan scoring the Saints goal whilst in the second match saw them go down 2-0. The man of the matches was awarded to Joshua Cassidy in the first game and Dylan "Steady" Eccles in the second match.
The STACY Under 12's South played a double header against Omonia Youth White in the Blue division and they lost both 2-1 and 3-1 respectively with James Spicer-Thornton scoring a goal in each match and was also voted man of the match in both games for his speed and energy during the matches.
The STACY babes or the otherwise as they are known the Under 9 North had a good game against Enfield Town Under 9's in the Camelot division and the young Saints scored a few goals with Brayden Edwards scoring a brace whilst Harry Talbot, Santi Cardona, and Victor Bross all scored one apiece with the latter's goal being his first for the club.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
Away to Kings Langley Red saw the STACY Under 18's Orient pick up all three points in a division 2 fixture with a 3-0 win with two goals from Millan Sanderson plus one from Scott Orchard.
The STACY Under 18's East took part in an exciting eleven goal thriller with FC Hemel Blue and the young Saints came out on top with a 6-5 victory with nine of the goals all coming in the second half after the score had been 1-1 at half time. The rest of the scoring went like this 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5 and then 6-5 to the Saints, more excitement in the last 15 minutes. Scoring the goals in this division 3 away match were Sam Turner 2, Jodi Sheridan, Gowt Selvarajah, Adam Pendell and Freddie Radavanovic, the Maradona of the Balkans via Croydon. The man of the match went to striker Alex Kouda who suffered a bad leg injury during the game, so this win is for YOU.
Aiden Williams scored the only goal for the STACY Under 18's South in their 3-1 home defeat in division 4 of the WHYL against Harpenden Colts Falcons.
Next up is the STACY Under 16's South and they played Hemel Athletic Youth Blue away in division 1 and after taking a 1-0 lead at the break they then went on to win 5-1 with Charlie Johnson scoring a fine hat-trick whilst Adam Savvides scored a neat brace.
In a division 4 match saw the STACY Under 16's West play away to Bushey & Oxhey Cougars and it was a very tight game with score being 1-1 at half time but in the second period saw the home team just edge it with a 3-2 win. Scoring the goals for the West were Callum Trulock-Faulkner and Joshua Henry-Yeo.
A well taken goal from Connor El Helou in the first half gave the STACY Under 15's West a 1-0 away win over Evergreen Youth Wolves in division 1.
At home to Everett Rovers Youth Red also in a division 1 match were the STACY Under 15's Victoria and after leading 3-0 at half time the young Saints scored another in the second period to finish the game 4-0 winners. Scoring the goals were George Still with two whilst both Benjy Stone and Carlos Johnson picked up one apiece.
The STACY Under 15's Orient were at home to Sandridge Rovers Juniors Tigers in division 3 fixture and won comfortably by five goals to nil with Jensen Dean hitting a glorious three goals whilst Matthew Penfold popped up with two to round up the scoring.
In a division 4 match saw the STACY Under Boreal lose 6-1 at home to Bovingdon Junior Storm, sorry no other details so cannot tell who scored for the Saints.
Away to Aston Clinton Colts saw the STACY Under 15's Central lose 6-0 in a division 4 match, again no details.
The STACY Under 14's South had a hard fought 3-0 home win over Harpenden Colts Pumas in division 1 with goals from Freddie Yeo and joint man of the match Joshua H Smith and Ethan Howard.
The STACY Under 14's West had a good 3-0 away win over Hemel Hempstead Town Green to remain top of division 3 on 27 points and scoring the goals for the West were Harry Gaines, Thomas Kirby, and Finlay Murphy whilst the man of the match went to Finn Rutland Turner following a solid team performance.
Hot on the West's heels are the STACY Under Central who remain in second spot on 20 points, and they beat Herons Youth 8-2 away in their division 3 fixture. Scoring for the Central team were Roarke Silcox with a hat-trick and then Jack Reeves with two whilst Dean Bladon, Johnny Bennett and Jasper Button all scored one each.
Drawing 1-1 all at break were the STACY Under 14's Dragons at home to Harpenden Colts Jaguars but the visitors took control in the second period to run out 4-2 winners in this division 5 match. Scoring the Dragons goals were Joshua O'Brian and Michael Napier.
The STACY Under 13's Orient were away to Berkhamsted Raiders Green in division 3 and they were 2-0 up after eight minutes with goals from Morgan Francis and Alfie Long. At the break they were leading 4-0 but in the second period they went goal crazy and scored another seven to finish the match as 11-0 winners. The full goalscorers are as follows, Morgan Francis 3, Oscar Pawley 2, Alfie Long, Archie Leggat-Martin, Adam Lorman, Samuel Philpot, Michael Wadsworth, and Vincenzo Di Girgenti.
At home to Sun Sports Scorpions saw the STACY Under 13's Centurions leading 2-1 at half time in their division 3 match but in the second half it was a different story as the Scorpions rattled in six goals to win 7-2. No info from Centurions about their goalscorers, shame!
Jacob Thomas and Finlay Wilson scored the goals for the STACY Under 13's South in their 2-2 home draw with Little Gaddesden Rangers in a division 5 fixture.
Trailing 2-0 at half time were the STACY Under 13 West in their division 6 home fixture against Chorleywood Common Piranhas but it must have been something in their half time drink as they hit back to go on and win 3-2 with two goals from Lewis Cleaton and one from Tim Crowther.
Away to Harpenden Colts Lions were the STACY Under 12's Central and after leading 3-0 at half time saw them go on for a great victory by four goals to one. Scoring for Central were Daniel Oldfield with two whilst both Harry Watts and Joshua Gibson scored one each.
The STACY Under 12's Orient lost 3-2 at home to Abbots Youth whilst the STACY Under 12's Victoria went down 2-1 away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers but no info was received from both teams, naughty boys!
The STACY Under 12's Romans beat Hemel Town 3-2 with goals from Elliot Campbell, Max Ramsey, and Ross Hayden.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Do not worry lads Tezza has not forgotten you so here we go with a catch up of matches played by those that have sent them into me, well done all.
In the Alder division of the HBDFL were the STACY Under 8's East and they were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and Harry Brewer scored two fine goals whilst Louis Burt struck a thunderbolt of a freekick which flew into the back of the net like a rocket. The man of the match went to Bertie Henson for a great all-round display in midfield and he contributed with some excellent passing as well.
The STACY Under 8's East also had a match against Welwyn Pegasus Skys and showing great skills was Louis Burt who with grit and determination grabbed two goals including a fantastic shot into the top corner. Daniel Kennedy was man of the match for his well-disciplined display which included some great tackling, it was a brilliant game between two excellent teams.
The STACY Under 8's North were playing London Maccabi Gold and after some great passing and moving saw goals from Jake Davenport 2, Alex Nourse 2, Jude Mowat 2 and Noah Wilkinson with one.
The STACY Under 9's South also had two matches and the first one was against Welwyn Garden City Whirlwinds which saw the South a bit rusty, but Cyrus Merrison had an excellent game in the defence. In their second match saw them play away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars in the Larch division and scoring a few goals for the 9's South were Finlay Cullen 2, Charlie Cox, Harry Hirst, Vihan Abeyrathna whilst Nathan Wickes was named man of the match.
The STACY Under 9's Romans made a great return to football when they played Codicote Wolves in the Cedar division in the HBDFL and scoring goals for the Romans in this match were George Cullum with a fine hat-trick with singles from Jack Grantham and Dylan Jones.
The STACY Under 10's Tigers had a couple games in the Larch division and in the first match saw them play against Bedwell Rangers Roma and following a great move down the right saw a square ball across into the box for man of the match Zach Jones to slot home. In the second match saw the Tigers play away to Bury Rangers Stripes and scoring the 3 goals for the snarling Tigers were Taine Claydon, Joe Neal, and man of the match George Lin with a fine finish on a tricky surface but he controlled the ball well to score his goal.
Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks in the Alder division were the STACY Under 10's Lions and the man of the match for them was Finlay Maquire who showed skill and composure and determination throughout the game.
Sending in three match reports were the STACY Under 10's South and in the first match saw them play STACY Under 10's Lions and scoring goals in this game for both teams were Evan Love 2, Elijah Bailey, Toby Thompson, Daniel Davenport and Tristian Francis. The man of the match went to the South's Rory Saunders who defended brilliantly.
In the STACY Under 10's South second match saw then entertain Bengeo Tigers Bengals and Evan Love scored a fine goal following a wonderful run down the wing and cross from Toby Thompson. Toby Sumner made a great goal line clearance whilst Rory Sumner showed great strength at the back. The man of the match was awarded to Toby Russ who was full of energy throughout the game.
The STACY Under 10's South third game was away to FC Comets Hitchin Kaisers in the glorious sunshine and Elijah Bailey scored two goals with an assist from William Galilee for one of them. Scoring the 100th goal of the season was Evan Love with FC Comets graciously awarding the man of the match to our magnificent goalkeeper Zac Johnson. Also having excellent games were Toby Thompson, Rory Saunders, and his brother Toby Saunders.
The STACY Under 11's Orient had two matches over two weekends and in the first game saw them play Ware Youth Stripes and showing he has not missed the break was Louis Chen who quickly got amongst the goals with yet another brilliant hat-trick. Other goalscorers for Orient were Harry Taylor, Zak Stamp and the twin brothers Luke Winterbottom and Tom Winterbottom. The man of the match was awarded to Thom Budgen who gave a fantastic defensive display. In another Sycamore division match saw the Under 11's Orient play Lemsford Pumas at home and that man again Louis Chen chipped in with another two well taken goals. Austin Shepherd also got in on the act with a well taken goal in this battling performance from the Orient whilst picking up the man of the match title was Louis Stone for an excellent defensive performance.
The STACY Under 11's South also got in the act by sending me results and their first match was against Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and scoring a couple of goals for the South was Daniel Novotny whilst Finn Henry netted one in a fine team display. The STACY Under 11's South second match saw Finlay Seabrook score two outstanding goals in their game in the Alder division against Bedwell Rangers Real.
At home to Watton Youth Bulls in the Cedar division were the STACY Under 11's North and they turned in a excellent team display and performance of the season so far and they were rewarded with a few goals with man of the match Alfie Sangster who battled constantly to create space and to get shots away and he was rewarded with scoring the first goal of the match for the team. Also getting in on the act was James Baker who popped in with two goals whilst Noah Fox added one also.