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City Youth Match Reports 7 October 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 7th October 2018

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP

A lot of the Girls teams took part in League Cup matches and we start with the 16 Girls who were at home to Bishops Stortford FC or BSC FC as they like to be known as. The Lady Saints really turned on the style by winning 8-0 in this league cup match and scoring the goals was the player of the match Sophie Veal with a hat-trick and Mia

Pinkham also was in good form as she also found the back of the net 3 times. Scoring the other two goals were Katie Holder and Sam Farrer both with a goal apiece.

Next up were the 15 Girls North and they had just a league match against Stevenage Borough which saw them fight out a hard fought 2-2 draw with Mia Eyles scoring both goals. Whilst Emma Chamberlain was named player of the match.

The 14 Girls trailed 2-0 at home to Harpenden Colts Bobcats in the league cup but in the second half they fought back to go on and win 3-2 with Esme Hume scoring two of the goals including the winner in the last minute with a stunning finish. The other goal which was the equalising goal was scored by Keira Ward.

Two St. Albans City Girls teams played each other in the league cup and they were the 13 Girls South and the 13 Girls North, and it was the South who came out with the honours by winning by two goals to one.

Scoring for the South was Grace McMurray with both goals whilst the player of the match went to Esme Bush. Hitting the back of the net for the North was Abbie Bierman with Sarah-Jane Spears picking up their player of the match award.

The 12 Girls North shown an exceptional display of passing and attacking football throughout the whole team as they went on to beat Berkhamsted Red 10-0 away in the league. Scoring the goals for the 12 Girls North were Hannah Pope 3, Emilie Hicks2, Zara Chaponda 2, Cora Baylis plus two from player of the match Isla Evans.

In a even well matched game saw Gabby Bradley score a goal for the 11 Girls in their Pink Division match against Hitchin Belles whilst the player of the match was awarded to Teagan Scarlett.

Rachel Kincaid scored the goal for the 10 Girls North as they played Ruislip Rangers at home in a Pink Division fixture.

In the Purple Division saw the 10 Girls Central take on Herts Girls at home and scoring a few goals for the Central were Lauren Viney 2, Enya Brewster, Emily Ball and Mia Di Trolio with Roisin Cullen being named as player of the match.

Away to Watford FC Green were the 9 Girls in a Pink league fixture and scoring a goal for the 9 Girls was Matilda Flynn.

Also playing in their Pink division saw the 8 Girls away to Harpenden Colts and scoring for the 8 Girls were Annabel Latham and Izzy Marriot.

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

In the County Challenge Cup were the 18 Central and their opponents were Bengeo Tigers Siberians and although the score at half time was 1-1 the Tigers roared on in the second half to go on and win 3-1.
Scoring the only goal for the 18 Central was man of the match Joshua Cross.


The 16 South played Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars away and they came away with all the three points in the Red division after a sound 3-1 victory. Scoring for the 16 South were Kyle Rogers with excellent brace whilst Lucien Antippa netted the third goal and Filipe Gama who worked hard in during the whole of the game was named man of the match.

For the first time this season the 15 North had a full squad plus 5 subs so as manager Alison Curran said '' we never had it so good'' as they took on West Herts Youth Stags at home and they went on to win 6-1 with Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy back to form as he struck four fantastic goals in the North's fine win. The other scorers were Shay Cassidy and Andrew Gentle with Daniel Curran picking up the man of the match title.

The 15 East lost 4-0 away to Alexandra Park West.

Joe Poulton was named man of the match for the 14 East in their 5-0 defeat at home to Brady Maccabi Blue.

Playing in the county cup saw the 12 Orient at home to Oaklands and after a close first half where they were trailing 2-0 they eventually went down 4-0 in the end. Both Sean Gallagher and Josh Toop were outstanding at the back whilst keeper Vicente Luciani was named man of the match.

In the league cup group D were the !2 Spartans and they were away Alexandra Park North and despite the Spartans scoring 3 goals through
Dewayne Mitchell who got two as well as the man of the match award plus a single from Isam Jamil saw the Spartans go down 8-3 at the final whistle.

At home to Wingate & Finchley Whites were the babes the Under 7's and as usual saw plenty of goals being scored by both sides in this high
scoring end to end match. Scoring the goals in this exciting game were Eddie Bailey 3, Oscar Howlett 2, Henry Neville, Isaac Stirrat and Seth
Keaveny.

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

At home to Bushey Rangers Stripes were the 8 Lions saw a great game that even Tezza watched for a while before he had to dash off to his senior team's match and he was quite impressed by the football and the sportsmanship from both sides. There were lots of goals in this game and scoring them were Edward Beard 3, Matthew Denning 3, Finlay Maguire 3, Daniel Davenport 2, Joshua Jury 2, Tristan Mistry 2 and Henry Turnball. The man of the match went to Matthew Denning whilst there was a fantastic performance from the Bushey Rangers Stripes keeper Miles Wiggett.

Away to Bedwell Rangers were the 8 Gladiators and they also took part in a high scoring game and scoring the goals in this match were man of the match Toby Russ 3, Josh Soll 2, Noah McAuliffe 2 and one from Josh Rowe.

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE

The 16 Central were away to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes in the Senior League Cup and after full time the score was 2-2 after they had been trailing 1-0 at one stage. Scoring the first goal for the young Saints was Daniel Onochie Williams who scored the first equaliser when he smashed the ball home and then Ollie Gilmour put then 2-1 up but the Tornadoes hit back to make it 2-2 and so to penalties. After the penalty shoot-out the 16 Central progressed to the next round after winning 4-1 on spot kicks with the hosts missing at least three of theirs. Scoring the spot kicks for Central were Matt Bleakley, Ben Sommerbauer, Matt Roome and Daniel Onochie-Williams.

Away to Kings Langley Red saw the 16 East lose 2-0 but it was a much-improved performance for the newly promoted East side but they are struggling to match physically stronger and streetwise opposition, but they are getting there. The man of the match went to the East's stand-in keeper Chuck Barnett.

Playing their fellow club mates, the 16 West were the 16 Orient in a Senior League Cup fixture and it was the Orient who got the win by seven goals to two with man of the match Josh Haworth scoring a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Samuel Beasley, Tom Cox, Harry Turner and Max Varney.  No information from the 16 West.

In the Challenge Cup saw the 16 North lose 7-0 at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers.  

At home to Watford Youth Sports were the 15 Boreal and after a very close in which eight goals were scored saw the Boreal eventually lose 5-3. Man of the match Jack O'Rahilly scored two goals for the Boreal whilst Tom Durrant scored the third goal.

Away to Sun Sports Youth Yellow saw Sam Hicks score a consolation goal for the 15 South as they lost 7-1 whilst picking up the man of the match title for the South was Oliver Giles.

After a very tight away challenge cup match and despite the 14 West scoring three goals they eventually lost to a late goal 4-3 to Bushey & Oxhey Cougars. Scoring for the West were Chester Reynolds with two whilst man of the match Jamie Mallik-Cole scored one.

Playing Langlebury away were the 14 South and it was a very close game with the hosts winning 2-1 whilst scoring the South's only goal was Ollie Wynne.

The 13 Victoria had a tough home match against Evergreen Youth Wolves who missed winning the league by two points last season and they also made it to the county cup semi-finals plus the league and challenge cup finals, but it was Victoria's day as they ran-out 2-1 winners. Ashton Latter bundled home Victoria's first half goal which was setup by a good pass from Zak Davies and Freddie Roe struck the post in a first half they dominated. Evergreen came back and made it 1-1 but Victoria hit back when Zak Davies cut back inside and clipped the ball beautifully into the top corner with his right for the winning goal.

Away in the challenge cup to Harpenden Colts Mustangs were the 13 Orient who quickly tamed the Mustangs with a 10-1 victory. Scoring the goals for the Orient were Archie Bentley 3, Jensen Dean 3, man of the match Ollie Rattle who took control of the midfield also hit a hat-trick whilst there was a single from J.P. Bonnebaight.

Also playing a challenge cup match away were 13 Central and they were at Harpenden Colts Harriers, but it was the Harriers who swooped to a 5-2 with Sam Hunt and Angus Twidell scoring the goals for the Central team. The man of the match went to the hard-working Matthew Penfold.

Now it is County Cup time for the Under 12's and we start off with the 12 South who played Hitchin Harriers away and with Josh Smith leading the way with four goals saw the South win 9-1. Scoring the other goals were Ben Browning, Freddie Yeo, Sam Estell, Owen Weaver and James Beasley.

Next up were the 12 Arrows and they were all a quiver as they beat St Albans Rangers Hawks 12-1 with eight different goalscorers and they were Fin Murphy 3, Leon Negus-Roman 2, Joe Clinton 2, Johnny Bennett, Cathal Gleeson, Luke Collins, Zak Black and finally James Dodd.

The 12 West played Letchworth Garden City Eagles Zaffre at home who were just too strong for them, but the West kept battling away to the end with the man of the match going to centre back Matthew Gosling whilst a special mention must go to keeper Josh ''Woody'' Woodley for keeping the score down.

Finally, the 12 Central played Berkhamsted Raiders in the last of the County Cup matches for the Under 12's and the young Saints won 7-1 with both Stephen Tchoudi and Tyler Gullin-Hall scoring a hat-trick apiece. Scoring the final goal was Dean Bladon whilst there was a joint man of the match and that was awarded to Jacob Pearson and Ollie Porter.

FRIENDLIES:  The 12 Dragons beat the 12 Vikings 2-0 in a friendly with Josh Francois scoring the first goal with a screamer whilst Mattie Verdier open his account with a clinical finish following good work down the right by Dylan Norman. With Joe McLoughlin unwell saw Steve Jacobs and Michael Napier deputised well in goal and Josh Nash was named man of the match after a superb performance at left back.

In another friendly game saw the 12 North play against the 12 West and it was a entertaining game with eleven goals being scored and scoring them was Jacob Standing who led the way with five goals. The other goalscorers were Archie Leggat-Martin, Ethan Evans, Max Helou and Karan Soman.

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

The 18 EJA made the 180-mile round trip to play Woodbridge EJA away and the young Saints started with determination to get a result from this trip and they started strongly creating four clear chances with them being one on one, but the Woodbridge keeper thwarted three of them. The final one saw a threaded ball from by Ryan Orde that saw Billy Owen lob the ball over the keeper, but it struck the crossbar and went over. Woodbridge came back into the game and took the lead with 2 minutes of the first half remaining. In the second the 18 EJA pressed hard for an equaliser and they even had a goal chalked off for a narrow offside decision. The Saints were unable to find the equaliser and so Woodbridge took all three points.

The 16 EJA played 2 friendly matches while they wait for their next league and they of them was a match away against Kings Langley 18's and in the first half a goal from Junior MUSVABURI gave the young Saints a 1-0 lead. In the second period further goals from Josh FORSTER and Jack McShane saw the 16 EJA record a fine 3-1 win.

Their next friendly game saw them travel up the M1 to play Kempston Rovers EJA and they came with a comfortable 6-1 win.

 After having most of the play in the first with the young Saints creating lots of chances with Josh Forster, Jude James, Taro Chitepo, and Jamie Willing all going close with either shots being saved or going just wide. Finally, the deadlock was broken when Jamie Willing burst into the box down the left whereupon he squared the ball across for Jack McShane to be left with a simple tap in. After that the Saints keeper Billy Thomson made two excellent saves as Kempston tried to get back into the match but just before half time the Saints EJA went 2-0 up. Jack Kelly curled over a corner kick to the far post where Junior MUSVABURI completely unmarked headed home goal number two.

 At the start of the second half Kempston pulled a goal back when Ellis CROWSLEY fired home from the edge of the box to make it 2-1 but within a minute the scoreline became 3-1 as the Saints quickly hit back. After some dazzling footwork inside the box from Junior Musvaburi saw him pull the ball back for Jack KELLY to run onto and smash it into the back of the net from 14 yards.

It became 4-1 when Tyler Parrett put lots of pressure on the Kempston back-line which saw in the end the home team keeper make a hash of clearing the ball and it ran loose across the six-yard area where Jack KELLY stormed in to drill it into the back of the net. Goal number five came about after Jamie Willing played the ball across the box for Josh FORSTER to flick the ball over advancing keeper and into the back of the net. Still the goals kept flowing and goal number six came from the penalty spot after Jack McShane was brought down inside the box by the Kempston keeper. Jack McShane got up and took the resulting spot kick himself and struck it high into the roof of the net to make the final score 6-1 to the Saints.

Away to Cheshunt EJA were the 14 EJA and it was a difficult game played at a high pace against a good side and after five minutes play they found themselves 1-0 down but 20 minutes later it was 1-1 when Perez WATERBERG struck home a fantastic strike for the equalising goal. Into the second half a deflected shot put Cheshunt 2-1 up and then with only minutes to go as the Saints were chasing the game they were struck with a quick counter attack for Cheshunt to score a third goal to go on and win the match 3-1.

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City Youth Match Reports 23rd September 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 23rd September 2018

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE

The 18 North had a good 6-1 home win over Totternhoe Youth and they were in total command straight from the kick-off and hitting four glorious goals was George Piekarczyk whilst his brother Henry Piekarczyk popped up also with a well taken goal as well. The other goalscorer was Jack Hughes whilst Tom Hedges was voted man of the match. 

In a division 3 league match saw the 18 West lose 11-2 away to Watford Youth Sports with Archie Hall and George Rowland scoring the two goals for the 18 West.

Away to Abbots Youth Blue saw the 18 Orient just keep coming back to earn a point after a exciting 4-4 draw with Kai Takahashi scoring all 4 of the Orient's goal with some deadly finishing around the box.  The man of the match went to the hard-working midfielder Matt Small whilst new signing Etienne Hayward had a good game as well.

The 16 Central were trailing 4-0 at half time away to Everett Rovers following another very inconsistent showing from the Central team but that all changed in the second half when Daniel Onochie-Williams came off the bench to take on his familiar centre forward role. As the second half progressed the 16 Central struck back with 3 goals all scored by Daniel Onochie-Williams with assists from Jonathan Hargreaves, Matt Roome and Dan Hussain but alas they just could not find that fourth goal to earn a point and so the final score was 4-3 to Everett Rovers. Having a steady game were John McVeigh, Myles Donkin and Joe Moss whilst it was Jonathan Hargreaves who won the man of the match award for his hard work down the left wing and also setting up one of the goals.

The 16 East had another tough day at the office when they lost 6-0 away to Chorleywood Vipers but they are still missing their regular keeper who is out for another 5 weeks. The new team motto as now changed to '' What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'‘.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks were the 16 West and after a close game the West finally lost 2-1 with Charlie O'Donnell scoring the West's goal whilst man on of the match went to Samuel Pollard.

Alex Kouda scored two goals for the 16 North at home against Berkhamsted Raiders Black, but it was enough to give the North a 2-1 victory.

Away to Hemel Youth Red were the 16 Orient and after trailing 2-1 the Orient struck back to make sure the match finished all square at 3-3. Scoring for the Orient were Tom Cox with two goals whilst Harry Turner netted the third with Josh Sykes picking up the man of the match award.

The Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas had too much in their claws as they beat !4 West 2-0 with defender Mason Kerr being named man of the match for the West. 

The 13 Victoria drew 1-1 away at Chorleywood Dragons with Archie Latter scoring the equalising goal for Victoria with the solid midfielder Noor Dajani winning the man of the match title.

Playing in heavy rain were the 13 West as they took on Echoes away and they got off to great start when Dylan Doyle put them 1-0 up but Echoes quickly equalised with a long-range effort. In the second half Charlie Clark made it 2-1 after he raced clear and chipped the advancing keeper and the West created more chances, but they found the Echoes keeper in top form in that he made some fine saves. The West then won a penalty, but the Echoes keeper was equal to it and he made a good save to thwart them once again. Later in the second period Echoes struck to score another goal to finish the match all square at 2-2. The man of the match for the West was given to the holding midfielder Freddie Penfold.

At home to Harpenden Colts Hornets were the 13 Orient and after a very close first half the Orient finally ran out of puff and eventually lost 6-2. Scoring the 2 goals for Orient was Jensen Dean whilst Archie Bentley was named man of the match.

Away to Watford Youth Sports saw the 13 Central romp to a 5-1 victory with Charl Mason in real goal scoring form as he hit four of the goals and was also named as man of the match whilst Mathew Croston scored the other goal for Central.

13 Boreal home Kinsbourne Youth, no information received.

At home were the 12 South and they were playing Harpenden Colts Lions and despite dominating a good part of the match they conceded three goals with all of them coming from set-pieces, but the boys continued to play in the heavy rain and kept going to the end. There was a joint man of the match and it was given to goalkeeper Ben Soll and defender James Beasley.

Fin Murphy scored the equalising goal for the 12 Arrows in their 1-1 draw away to Oxhey Jets.

The 12 Dragons at home to Watford Town lost 2-1 to a very late goal with Michael Napier scoring the equalising goal for the Dragons early in the second half with Vinnie Ogden the hard-tackling midfielder being named man of the match.

HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP LEAGUE

The 18 Girls with only nine players were away to Pro Direct Academy Herts Women and by half time the 18 Girls found themselves 9-0 down but in the second half they only let in a couple of more goals but the Lady Saints did battle away through all of the match but the numerical advantage was the difference between the two teams as the hosts also had a few subs as well. Playing for the 18 Girls were Jessica Leigh, Jess Levy, Lorna Speed, Isobel Todd, Charlotte Banks, Hannah Cowell, Anna Fuller, Sophie Hegerty and Eleanor Keating.

The 16 Girls trailed 2-0 at home to Garston Ladies Lionesses at half time but by full time it had increased to 3-0 despite the 16 Girls trying very hard to get back into the game saw them not have much luck in front of goal. The player of the match was awarded to the centre half Abbie Scanion, who tried her hardest not to let the Lionesses through.

Away to Bury Rangers Youth were the 15 Girls North and they fought out a 1-1 draw with Christal Lecanda scoring the equalising goal for the Saints. Winning the player of the match was the strong tackling midfielder Sophie Harrison.

The scoreline was 2-0 away to Harvesters Girls at half time and despite the 14 Girls North scoring a fine goal through Grace Patrick in the second period but alas the hosts responded with another 6 to win the game 6-1. The non-stop running of Esme Hume won her the player of the match award.

Trailing 2-1 at home to Garston Ladies Lions with Esme Bush scoring the 13 Girls South goal in the first half but come the second half Grace McMurray struck a well-deserved equaliser for the South which earned them a 2-2 draw. The player of the match went to left back Jocelyn Rennie who certainly likes to make at least one crunching tackle during the match.

Away to Bury Rangers Youth were the 13 Girls North and after a very close game they gradually earned all three points with a 1-0 victory after a well taken goal from Thisbe Danford. The player of the match went to the hard-working Rosie Vass.

Playing away to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were the 12 Girls North and at half time the score was 1-1 with Hannah Pope scoring for the Lady Saints and despite it being a very close match in the first period the Spurs Ladies stepped it up late in the game to go on and win 7-1. Being named player of the match was Talia Joseph for her hard work all over the pitch.

At home to BSC FC saw the 12 Girls South score three goals and all of them were struck home by Cristina Afonso-Trindade with some deadly finishing and in doing so she also picked up the player of the match award but alas it proved not be enough as BSC hit four goals to win the game 4-3.

The 11 Girls played away to Berkhamsted Raiders Comets and scoring goals for the 11 Girls were Teagan Scarlett, Scarlett Robb penalty, Rebecca Smith penalty and one from Alessia Cipolla, a volley into the top corner after was she brought the ball down onto her knee and struck it home. The player of the match went to Alessia Cipolla.

At home to Hitchin Belles Blues saw the 10 Girls Central score goals through player of the match Alicia Gibson, Enya Brewster and Holly Green.

Away to Chorleywood Common Snow Leopards saw Eden Boswell score a fine goal for the 8 Girls with a low drive into the bottom left corner of the net.

HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Playing some good football away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks were the 9 North and scoring a couple of goals for them was the goal machine Junior Mitchell whilst keeper Ollie Robinson made some fine saves worthy of Match of the Day and in doing so was named man of the match.

Away to Bidwell saw the 9 South take part in a close match and there were some great performances from Julian Jordan and Nathaniel Faldo with Fin Seabrook scoring a fab goal for the South.

Paolo Iacobucci scored 4 goals for the 9 West in there away game against Lemsford Pumas whilst Bertie Bachman scored a hat-trick and continuing the goalscorers in this match were James Cox 2 and Alex Plunkett one.

Austin Shepherd netted a brilliant goal on his debut for the 9 Orient in their home game with Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers with Billy Stone scoring another goal for Orient.

Here we go again another STACY team playing a Wheathampstead Wanderers team and this time it was the 10 West against the Tigers and it was certainly a high scoring game with both teams roaring into action. Scoring goals in this Green division match were Glyn Howells 2, Jack Burke 2 and Michal Glowaki with a hat-trick. The man of the match went to the 10 West Freddie Nelson-Thorpe.

The 10 Central and 10 North were both not playing a team from Wheathampstead but playing against each other in a White division fixture and this also saw a few goals and scoring these were Eddie Johnson who opened the scoring, and this was followed by more goals from Zac Iman, Oliver Smith, Hugo Smith, Olic Frank 2 and one from Henry Tse.

Away to Codicote Youth Eagles were the 10 East and this match also saw a few goals being scored in it and getting the goals were Leo Hooper-Walter with 3 and then came the star player and man of the match Harry Murphy also scoring a hat-trick. Another goal was scored by Gabriel Odunlami with the 10 East doing some great passing during the whole of the match.

At home to Lemsford Leopards were the 10 Orient and after a very entertaining game saw goals from Daniel Hart, Thomas Banks, Edward Callum plus 3 goals from George Canaway.

Well we are back to Wheathampstead Wanderers again and this time it is the Cougars as they played 10 Romans at home and scoring goals in this match were Hari Boodhun 2 plus singles from Matthew Ellis and Sam Chaudhry.

Here is one for the books the 11 North were away to the Arsenal Ladies Academy and scoring a goal for the North was Archie Leggat-Martin.

Playing Knebworth Blacks away were the 11 Centurions and scoring some goals in this match were Jayden Wright, Benny Jeffery and James McCluskey.

Another team playing away from home were the 11 South and they played at Welwyn Pegasus Cyan and during this game Finn Wilson was named as man of the match. Scoring goals in this game were Raf Fortuna 3, Jake Allen 2 and one from Harrison Smith.

The final Under 11 team the 11 Victoria also played an away and they were at Knebworth Sabres Silver with the man of the match in this game Aaron Holsborough scoring three goals. Also getting a hat-trick was Luca Ward whilst Isaac Mortimer scored just once.

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City Youth Match Reports 16th September 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 16th September 2018

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

18 EJA.     The 18's EJA were away to Hitchin Town EJA  and the match was switched Ickleford FC and the game was played on a narrow and bumpy pitch which did not really suit both sides as they found it very difficult to play any real football. Both keepers though did make a couple of saves in the first half but then in the second half Hitchin started to put some pressure on the Saints defence but they held firm and started to create some chances themselves with Billy Owen and Tom Carmichael both having headers going close. Then Billy Owen had a shot saved by the outstretched leg of the Hitchin keeper and next Jonny Brown and Kwon Hepburn with 2 minutes to go setup but his low drive was saved at the near post so the match ended at 0-0.  The man of the match went to midfielder Finn Murphy.

16 EJA      At home in a friendly saw the 16 EJA take on Whetstone U18 and after a goalless first half the Saints came good in the second half and went on to win 3-0 with two goals from BRADLEY YOUNG plus one from JACK McSHANE. 

14 EJA.   Away to Braintree EJA saw the St Albans 14 EJA come away with all three points after a 3-2 win with a dramatic last minute winning goal.  The Saints took the lead when BEN FREESTONE put them 1-0 up with a fine shot and the score stayed at that up to half time. In the second half Braintree hit back to go 2-1 up and then following a Finlay Eames-Hollingsworth corner kick  saw JAMIE ROPER meet the ball and finish it off first time to make 2-2. Then with a minute to go JAMIE BREEN went on a surging run forward and drilled the ball in off the far post for the winning goal and make the final score 3-2 to the young Saints.

Hertfordshire Development League

We will start with 11 Victoria who play in the Black division and they were at home to Wheathampstead and hitting four goals for Victoria was Luca Ward whilst man of the match Aidan Keigher notched a hat-trick with Aaron Holsborough and Oscar Sheehan both scored one apiece.

Jacob Thomas scored a fine goal for the 11 South in their away game in the Black division at Welwyn Pegasus with Ciaran Ryan winning the man of the match award.

 Another team playing in the Black division were the 11 Centurions and they were away to Bury Stripes and sharing all the goals for the Centurions were Seth Connolly, Harry Bottomley, Jayden Nevers-Wright and Benny Jeffery.

To the White division now and the two teams from STACY youth played each other and that was the 11 Orient and the 11 West, and the match saw plenty of goals being scored. The scorers in the game were Alfie Long 3, Nikolai Chernaev, Adam Lorman, Lucas Curley, Daniel Day 2, Daniel Berman, Max Tunnicliffe and Nick Hornby.

Jacob Standing scored both of the 11 North goals in their home match with Welwyn Pegasus Royals in a Green division match.

Also, in the Green division were the 11 East and they had a away game at Bengeo Siberians and scoring a few goals for the East were Samuel Philpot 2, Matis Walton, and Vincenzo Di Girgenti whilst Xander McComb pick up the man of the match title.

Next game was a great match to watch and that was between the 10 Romans and 10 Orient in the Black division and it was a real entertaining game which was played in great spirit and also showed lots of skilful football from both side and plus it had the first match power play as well. Scoring all the goals for both sides were Daniel Hart, Thomas, Ethan Parsons, Harri Boodhun 2, Matthew Ellis 2 and a penalty from Lucas Scott. The man of the match was Ross Hayden. 

At home to Welwyn Pegasus Skys were the 10 North and the North hit the woodwork on numerous occasions but finally they found the back of the net with Dylan Eccles and Ted Stebbens plus one own goal.

The 10 East were playing Bedwell Rangers Athletic at home and there was some fine passing and defending from Nikhil Jagota and David Spears to round-up a good match. Scoring the goals for the East were Harry Murphy 2, Tom Luckhurst, Leo Hooper-Walter plus two from the star player Thomas Leech of which his second goal was a well-placed header.

There were certainly plenty of goals in the game between the 10 South and Bury Rangers White and here is a list of the goalscorers, Tommy Gow 3, Charlie Morris 3, Jake Roberts 2, Ronnie Wilton, Oscar Nagalingam plus even one from man of the match for the South Daniel Tiffen.

Also taking part in a high scoring match with plenty of goals were the 10 West as they took on Bedwell Rangers Albion at home and once again here is a list of the goalscorers in this match. We start off with man of the match Ollie Shadbolt with two and came Will Stone 2, Freddie Nelson-Thorpe 2, Michal Glowaki 2, Glyn Howells, Nial Rodrigues and finally Jack Burke with a hat-trick.

The 9 Orient were away to Bury Rangers White and hitting the back of the net for Orient were Sam Rathbone and Billy Stone.

Joshua Green James Cox, Paolo Iacobucci and Luka Seagrave were amongst the goalscorers for the 9 West in an away match at Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas.

Also playing a Wheathampstead side were the 9 South and in this home match saw the brilliant Nathaniel Faldo in goal and during the whole of the match saw him make some vital saves.

Another team playing a team from Wheathampstead Wanderers and they were called the Tigers were the 9 South and Noah Fox scored an absolute stunner from outside the box whilst Leo Standing deserved his man of the match award for a very accomplished display on the pitch.

Away to Bury Rangers Blacks in a White division match saw the 8 Lions take part in yet another match with plenty of goals in it and scoring all these goals were Joshua Jury 4, Benji Mellor’s 3, Matthew Denning 2, Edward Beard 2 and Finley Maguire 2 to round-up a very enjoyable game.

Well here we go again yes yet another Wheathampstead Wanderers side mine you they must be saying not another STACY team as well and this time it was the Tigers playing against the 8 South and scoring goals for the South were Toby Sumner, Evan Love, Toby Thompson and Tom Greatorex.

Yes, you guessed the 8 North played the Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks away and scoring two excellent goals for the North was man of the match Alexander Gow.

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE

The 18 North certainly slayed the Bushey & Oxhey Dragons at home in a Division 2 league fixture with a convincing 7-2 victory with goals from Jack Hughes 2, Archie Hall 2, Victor Dehon, Harry Watts and Henry Piekarczyk with the skilful Callum Sweeney being named man of the match.

At home to Harpenden Colts Hawks saw the 18 West soar the highest with a 4-2 win to pick up all three points in a Division 3 match and hitting a hat-trick for the 18 West was George Rowland whilst James Knapp scored the fourth goal for the Saints.

Not very often you see a 0-0 draw at the 18's level, but this is what the two teams the 18 Orient and Harpenden Colts Lions did with neither of them able to break down each other's defence to score that vital goal despite lots of action around both penalty areas. The man of the went to left sided defender Callum Furness.

The 16 Central took a 1-0 lead when Matty Bleakley setup Matt Roome to score with a 25-yard shot but their opponents Croxley Green White drew level just before half time.  Early into the second half Daniel Onochie-Williams pulled the ball back for Matty Roome to score his second of the match and give Central a 2-1 lead. Croxley Green then gradually got on top and finally won the game 4-2 in this match of two half's in which the Saints had hard luck during the 1st period with both Josh Penning and man of the match Matty Bleakley both hitting the woodwork.

In a repeat of last season's Junior League Cup Final saw the 16 East take on Tornado JSC in a league match but they couldn't make a repeat of that game as the East were beaten 3-1 with Nasir Zaman scoring the Saints only goal of the match. For the second week running saw Seb Pound named as man of the match, he is a Franz Beckenbauer for the modern age. The East are missing injured keeper Riley Pullan who is out for another 4 weeks.

In division 2 of the 16's saw the 16 Orient play 16 West play each other and after a very close an exciting game saw the Orient just sneak it by winning by four goals to three. Scoring for the Orient was Harry Turner with two goals plus two own goals whilst finding the back of the net for the West was Joe Fletcher with 2 and David Joyner with one. The man of the match for the West went to central midfielder Ethan Hayes.

Scoring the only goal for the 16 North in their 5-1 defeat against Kings Langley Blue was N. Abuku-Addai.

The 15 Boreal certainly calmed Bovingdon Storm down with a 5-2 victory with a hat-trick from Tom Durrant plus singles from Oscar Evans and Jack O'Rahilly with the best reader of the game in the team George Hall being named man of the match.

At home to Chorleywood Pumas were the 14 South and it was the Pumas who came out on top by winning 4-2 and scoring the two goals for the South were Louis Warren and Oliver Wynne with defender Charlie Johnson being named man of the match.

The 14 West also took part in a match with the same scoreline and in this game saw the West beat Harpenden Colts Typhoons away 4-2 with Chester Reynolds who was also man of the match scoring a hat-trick one of which was a sizzler from 20 yards and then Jameel Malik-Cole popped up with the fourth goal.

Playing 3-5-2 saw the 13 Victoria settle in well in this new formation and they looked solid at the back with both the wing backs doing their part in the attacks. The 13 Victoria were playing Bushey & Oxhey Cobras at home and they won 5-1 with Zak Davies scoring two goals as did Freddie Roe whilst Reece Lia scored the fifth goal. The man of the match went to Victor Nicolas who played a pivot role effectively with Ed Hobbs for his organisation and his partnership with Archie Hobbs on the right-hand side.

The scoreline was 0-0 at half time in the home match between the 13 West and Nascot Wood Rangers with neither side creating any real chances during that first period but in the second half a goal from Isaac Templeton gave the West a 1-0 lead. Charlie Clark added two more and then Archie Connolly got on the score-sheet to make the final score 4-0 to 13 West. The man of the match went to the left sided midfielder Lewyn Bullock.

The 13 Orient fought out a 2-2 draw away at Hemel Youth White with Callum Crowther scoring the first goal for the Orient whilst man of the match George Ilari scored the second.

In another inter club match saw the 13 Central play 13 Boreal at home and it was the Central who came out on top with the begging rights after a 4-0 win with two goals from Matthew Penfold plus one each from Charl Mason and Akere Ngu with Jack Bromwich being named man of the match for Central.  Playing well for the Boreal team was Luke Tunnicliffe who covered every blade of grass and in doing so was named man of the match.

The 12 South won 2-1 away to Berkhamsted Rangers Blue with long range efforts from outside the box from Owen Weaver in the first half and Freddie Yeo in the second period. Although the South conceded a late goal they hung on to take all three points. The man of the match title went to Thomas Jennings for his composed midfield display.

At home to Croxley Green White were the 12 Arrows and they used all the arrows out of their quiver to win the match 5-1 with all their well worked goals finding the centre of the bull or the back of the net which ever you want. Scoring these goals was Fin Murphy with a hat-trick and Johnny Bennett with a brace and all them were well worked team efforts.

Taking his goal tally to 98 for the club was Mikey Napier as he struck twice for the 12 Dragons in their 2-1 home win over Sun Suns Yellow with his second goal being a penalty. The man of the match was awarded to Steve Jacobs who gave a outstanding performance in a defensive midfield role whilst everybody was in for a shout for man of the match.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars saw the 12 Central roar to a 7-3 victory with Dean Bladon notching four goals and man of the match Tyler Gullin-Hall hit a terrific brace whilst Frankie Fitzgerald hit the seventh goal late on. 

Hertfordshire Girls Partnership League

The 16 Girls played their first away match of the season at Garston Ladies Tigers and by half time they were leading 8-0 but in the second half they could not continue that scoring to win but they did hit another 7 goals to make the final score 15-0. Mia Pinkham scored 5 goals including a second half hat-trick whilst Katie Holder scored three goals in the first period including one into the top right-hand corner with both Bora Cela and Sophie Veal netting a brace apiece. Rounding up the goalscorers were Grace Baker-Roberts, Jess Simpson and Sam Farrer who was also named player of the match with her great first touch in setting up some of the goals up.

Away to Bishops Stortford in a friendly were the 15 Girls and after a close game they eventually went down 2-0 with Stortford scoring a goal in each half. The player of the match went to the feisty defender Nicole Foley.

At home to Chorleywood Common saw the 14 Girls lose 2-1 saw the midfielder Kiera Ward score the 14 Girls goal whilst Phoebe Whitehouse was named player of the match.

Picking up 3 points were the 13 Girls North in their 4-1 home win over Harpenden Colts and scoring the goals were Thisbe Danford with two whilst Abbie Bierman and player of the match Elsa Leech both hit one goal each.

Also picking up three points in Division 3 were the 13 Girls South and after leading 4-0 at half time away to Bedwell Rangers Stars they scored another 3 in the second half to go on and win 7-0. Scoring the goals were Maisie Humphrey 2, Grace McMurray 2, Emilia Fishwick and two from the attacking midfielder with bags of skill and that killer pass Jemima Avery.

Playing an Academy side Watford Ladies were the 12 girls North and although they battled well they were no match for their visitors and the player of the match went to Hannah Pope who worked hard up front throughout the match.

At home to the Stevenage Starlets were the 12 Girls South and it was them who took centre stage with a fine 4-0 win and scoring the goals for the South were Poppy Mountain, Marelie Raath, Anna Cox and Stella Ekblad-Pisscitelli with Erin Mill being named as player of the match.

The 11 Girls were at home to Watford Hornets and it was them who were stung as the Saints scored goals through Teagan Scarlett with a brace plus singles from Scarlett Robb, Alessia Cipolla, Esme Dickson plus one from Michelle Lama who was making her debut. The player of the match was awarded to keeper Vanessa Cipolia who was in top form.

Teghan Atwell scored a fine goal for the 10 Girls North in their home match with Watford Girls in the Pink Division of the Herts Girls Partnership.

Playing in the Purple Division saw the 10 Girls Central play Harpenden Colts Jets Girls and finding the back of the net for the lady Saints were Mia Di Trolio with a brace and she also was named player of the match. Other scorers were Enya Brewster, Grace Noorian, Alicia Gibson and Lucy Hosty.

In a evenly matched game saw the 9 Girls play Garston Pumas away with a hard working team effort from all of the squad and scoring a few goals for the (girls were Matilda Flynn with two and Demi Hall with one. Giving standout defensive performances were Jessica Reeve and Alexa Johnson.

Playing Garston Ladies Jaguars were the 8 Girls and there was plenty of goals in this match with Annabel Latham scoring 4, Izzy Marriott 3, Helena Armoogun 3, Eva Barenthein 2, Elisa Maton, Rose Sharman and Eden Boswell.

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

At home in the White Division to Bushey Rangers saw the 18 South win 4-1 with Harrison Doyle scoring 2 goals and Ross Weaver scored two as well whilst Joseph Boyle picked up the man of the match title.

The 16 South lost 2-1 at home to Boreham Wood Crusaders in the Red Division league fixture with man of the match Lucien Antippa scoring the only goal for the South.

Carrying on where he left off last season saw Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy getting in with the goals again and this time he netted 3 goals for the 15 North in their home match with Croxley Green Black, but it proved not to be enough as the visitors went on to win 5-3. The man of the match stand-in keeper Jamie Kerr who wore the goalkeeper gloves as the 15 North are still without a regular keeper.

Going top of the Blue Division were the 15 East as they won 3-2 away to London Maccabi Lions Blue with Daniel Gant scoring the winner in the last minute from the penalty spot. Scoring the other two goals for the East was Brandon Trainis with two crackers.

In the preliminary round of the League Cup saw the 14 East go down 7-0 away to AC Finchley North with winger James Nash winning the man of the match award for the East team.


Playing the Edgware Tigers saw the 13 South dampen their claws with a sizzling 8-1 home win in a Blue Division match and scoring lots of goals was man of the match George Dalton with six. The other goalscorers were Mason Leigertwood and Alex Duffy.

The 12 Vikings went down 9-3 at home to Hinton & Finchley Revolutions Legends in a League Cup Group E who were a well drilled side. They fought hard to get back into game and scored three goals in the second half with Albie Tidd scoring two and Alex Rothwell with one. The man of the match was Austin Kennedy for a spirited and defiant performance in goal.

The 12 Spartans played Maccabi London Lions White at home.

Away to Borehamwood Youth Knights were the 12 Orient and they played in a League Cup Group A fixture and at full time the Orient had run-out 7-0 winners. Scoring all these goals were Bertie Postema with 3 and Alex Hails with one whilst the man of the match Oscar Noble capped a wonderful performance with a hat-trick of his own.

Away to Global Football Academy Flamengo saw the 9 East score two fine goals from Bailey Fennel.

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 9th September 2018

EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th  SAINTS 18'S EJA     6     PETERBOROUGH SPORTS 18's EJA     4.

Playing their first E.J.A. League match saw the young Saints start slowly with them still showing the after effects of their F.A. Youth Cup defeat in midweek and it didn't help with their visitors Peterborough Sports taking the lead on 15 minutes. On 30 minutes new signings Nick Ralfe and Jonny Brown came off the bench and it was not long before they both combined to score the equalising goal. Nick Ralfe slipped the ball to JONNY BROWN who fired home to make the score 1-1 and very soon it was 2-1 to the Saints when following a neat build-up saw the Saints split open the Posh defence with Billy Owen setting up NICK RALFE to score with a neat finish from inside the box. Just before the break Peterborough broke away to make it 2-2 and then they scored another goal just after the break to take a 3-2 lead.

Although the young Saints were still not at their best they upped their game and hit back to make it 3-3 with NICK RALFE scoring from the penalty spot after the same player had been brought down in the box and following yet another slick move saw Jarvis Wilkins set-up RYAN ORDE who duly despatched the ball into the bottom left hand corner to make it 4-3 to the Saints

Posh hit back though when after yet another quick break saw them beat both the Saints centre-half's to take the score now to 4-4.

The young Saints now pushed forward in search of the winner and they retook the lead when Billy Owen found man of the match NATHAN HOSSEN who curled in a brilliant low right foot finish just inside the left hand post for the score to become 5-4. 

With 10 minutes to go Thomas Geller was stretched off with a ankle injury following a late challenge and so he will be out for a few weeks. 

With 2 minutes to Peterborough won a corner kick which saw their goalkeeper came up but the Saints won possession and Finn Murphy hit a long ball from his own half towards the Posh open goal but the ball didn't quite have enough legs but BILLY OWEN did as he raced forward to tap the ball into an empty net to make the final score 6-4 to the young Saints.

Goalkeeper Sam Galatis needs a good mention as he pulled off a string of superb saves whilst we all wish Thomas Geller a speedy recovery.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th.  SAINTS 16's  EJA    2      BERKHAMSTED  16 EJA  2.

This was a match of if's and buts as the young Saints hit the woodwork 3 times in the second half with the home team's keeper beaten each time and also in the last few minutes they also had what looked like a perfect good goal disallowed.

Early in the first half saw Bradley Young and Taro Chitepo both go close whilst Benny Stacey had a good strike blocked by the Berko keeper Oliver Reading.

On 15 minutes the young Saints took the lead when JOE VANCE cutting into the box from the right after a through ball from Jack McShane sent a sizzling low shot into the far left hand corner to give them a 1-0 lead. On 33 minutes they went 2-0 up when JACK McSHANE drove home a resulting spot kick into the bottom right corner and in doing so he sent Oliver Reading the Berko keeper the wrong way, the penalty came about after McShane himself was brought down in the box.

Two minutes later Berkhamsted pulled a goal back when David Emilogu made a run down the left where he promptly squared the ball across to James FOLEY for a easy tap in.

In the second half Jack McShane had low 20 yard drive saved whilst Josh Forster struck the far post with a hooked shot following a Kyle Rahho free kick and then Forster had two efforts on goal well saved by Reading. For the home team both Sam Kelly and David Emilogu had good shots on target well held by the Saints keeper Adi Connelly but then Berkhamsted scored an equalising goal when James FOLEY burst clear and raced past Connelly to shoot the ball into an empty net to make it 2-2.

  The young Saints tried to hit back quickly and they were very unluckly when following yet another Kyle Rahho free kick saw Josh Forster hit the near post this time with a header and then they hit the woodwork again when Joe Vance crossed the ball over from the right and Junior Musvaburi racing in on the far side of the box saw his powerful header struck the face of the crossbar and rebound out. Both Forster and McShane had shots saved by Oliver Reading but he was well beaten when Joe Vance crossed the ball over from the right and once again saw Junior Musvaburi come storming in at the back post and this time his powerful header ended up into the back of the net but instead of being the winning goal it was disallowed for offside, or was it!

So the Saints 16's EJA picked up just one point but it could have been more if it were not for the woodwork or the linesman flag.

The 16's EJA also played 5 Friendlies in their pre-season warm up and the first one saw them draw 1-1 away to Hornchurch on Sunday 19th August with JACK KELLY scoring the equalising goal for the Saints. In their next match which was at home Wingate & Finchley which resulted in a 3-0 victory on Wednesday 22nd with goals JAMIE WILLING, SEAN WALSH AND JOSH FORSTER. They then suffered a 3-1 defeat on Sunday 26th away to Cambridge with BRADLEY YOUNG netting their only goal of the match. 

In their fourth game saw them play Takeley at home on Wednesday 29th August and now this was more like it with a 5-1 victory. Their were five different goalscorers and they were KYLE RAHHO, TYLER PARRITT, JACK McSHANE, JOE VANCE AND JACK KELLY. In their final match saw them travel to Bromley in Kent to play Bromley who have not lost in 47 matches but the young Saints had other ideas as they went onto win 1-0 with a goal from BRADLEY YOUNG.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th    BIGGLESWADE TOWN 14 EJA    1     SAINTS 14 EJA   2.

The Saints 14 EJA's started off their new season with superb 2-1 win away over Biggleswade Town EJA with goals from PEREZ WATERBERG AND TOM PINKHAM.

WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE

In the West Herts Youth League division 2 saw the 18 North play Park Street Village away and it proved to be a very close game which finally ended in a 2-2 draw with Matt Breeze and Jack Hughes scoring the two goals for the North whilst the man of the match went to Rob McKee.

George Rowland scored the only goal for the 18 West in their 5-1 defeat away to Hemel Aces Hornets in a division 3 league fixture.

The 18 Orient away to Chorleywood Thunder in division 4 showed some lightning moves going forward in their attacks and they stormed to a 8-1 victory. Hitting the back of the net for the Orient were Kai Takahashi 2, Joe Parkin 2, Zach Quinn 2, Nick Park and one from the man of the match Matt Nash.

At home to Aston Clinton Colts who were newly promoted from division 2 saw the visitors really go for it from the off but in the end the 16 Central held firm under Rob Brown's guidance at the back and Central took the lead when Matt Roome broke clear and after taking the ball around the keeper he calmly slotted it home to make it 1-0. Just before the break Aston Clinton scored an equaliser and then in the second half they went on to take a 2-1 lead. As the clock was running down Myles Donkin struck a delightful cross-field-pass to Callum Cornish whereupon he smashed a spectacularly shot into the back of the net to make the final score 2-2. Keeper Joe Moss made quite a few fine saves with the man of the match though going to the Captain Rob Brown who was such a kingpin in the defence.

The 16 East was missing their trusty goalkeeper who is out for a few weeks and the whole team gave a disjointed performance in their home match with Wheathampstead and so eventually they lost 5-1. James Barwick scored the East's goal and the man of the match went to debut signing Seb Pound whilst putting the goalie's jersey on was Riley Pullan and he had a sound game.

 At home to Watford Youth Sports were the 16 West and they won 3-0 with a goal apiece from Charlie O'Donnell, Millan Sanderson and David Joyner with the versatile Sam Pollard being named man of the match.

Playing Sun Sports at home in division 3 saw the 16 North crash to a 6-1 defeat with their only goal of the game being an own goal so there was no joy there as well. 

The 15 Boreal away to Chorleywood Hurricanes certainly sent them a weather warning as the young Saints rattled in fourteen goals to win the match 14-2 with man of the match Tom Durrant scoring four of those. The other scorers were Tom Randall 3, George Sippetts 2, Jack O'Rahilly 2 Harry Sweetman 2 and one from George Hall.

The 15 South came out worse on the wrong end of a 11-0 defeat at home Evergreen Youth.

Charlie Johnson, Alfie Parkins and Louis Warren were the goalscorers for the 13 South in their 3-2 win away at Sarrett Rebels in what proved to be an exciting game with Charlie Johnson being named man of the match after having a good game in the midfield.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers saw the 14 West go down 1-0 to a very late goal whilst Christy Shaw was named man of the match.

The 13 Victoria were set a challenging start to the season against newly promoted Everett Rovers and at half time they found themselves 1-0 down. In the second period Victoria started well and fought back with Calvin Wyatt scoring a superb volley to square the game at 1-1. Long range efforts from Archie Hobbs and Alex Strazza went very close to giving the 13 Victoria the lead and the man of the match went to keeper Noor Dajani who made 4 amazing outstanding saves.

At half time the scoreline was 0-0 between the 13 West in there away match with Watford Town Youth with both side having very few chances between them but then in the second half saw the West dominate the midfield and two quick goals from Ben Mitchell and Dylan Doyle gave them a 2-0 lead. Then adding their names to the score sheet were Charlie Clark, Isaac Templeton and Theo Robertson for the West to run-out 5-0 winners and being named man of the match was the hard-working Dylan Doyle.

At home to Chorleywood Griffins were the 13 Orient and they went down 8-1 with George Ilari scoring the Orient consolation goal whilst picking up the man of the match tab was Ollie Witowski.

Matt Penfold struck a fine brace of goals for the 13 Central in their 3-1 away win over Abbots Youth whilst Sam Hunt scored the third goal and being named man of the match was Neo Heydon.

Playing their first 11-a-side match were the 13 Boreal and they were at home to Watford Youth Sports Red and Boreal going in front Watford hit back and in the final 20 minutes they scored five goals to win the game 7-2. Scoring for Boreal was Charlie Gunthardt with a excellent two goals whilst midfield dynamo Toma Tashev was named man of the match. It was still a good performance from the 13 Boreal and it was only their lack of fitness that told in the end.

In division 1 of WHYL were the 12 South and they were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks and they open the scoring with headed goal from Sam Estell. The Sharks came back to make it 1-1 with a penalty but a superb counter attack in the second half saw Sam Estell cross the ball low for James Beasley to side foot the ball past the keeper to make it 2-1. Another goal from Sam Estell in the last few minutes settled the match to make the final score 3-1 with Max Butterworth winning the man of the match title after a superb performance in the defence for all of the match.

At home to Abbots Youth Blues were the 12 Arrows and they certainly found the target three times to go on and 3-0 with Fin Murphy hitting the bull twice whilst Zac Black also found the centre of the goal to wrap up the scorers.

Away to Aston Clinton Cobras were the 12 West and it was the West who produced the sting in their tail by winning 9-0 with Kye Stevens hitting a glorious hat-trick. The other scorers were Tommy (that's my grandson) Morgan 2, Jasper Button, Matthew Gosling, Rory Graham and Charlie Close.

Playing their first match in the WHYL were the 12 Dragons and they were away to Croxley Green Emeralds and they turned in a good display on a poor pitch to win 2-1 to take all the points with goals from Mickey Napier and skipper Josh Francois. Ayaan Hussain was named man of the match whilst Billy Shepherd made a fine debut on the right wing.

The shout around the pitch was come on Clarky as his proteges the 12 Central lost 4-2 at home to Watford Youth Sport and scoring for Central were Dean Bladon and Stephen Tchoudi with Elinge Mosima was named man of the match.

Hertfordshire Development League

In Hertfordshire Development League, new for this season see’s St Albans City Youth FC entering 22 teams and where shall we start but of course at the Under 8's.

In the Green Division sees the 8 South play Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks at home and scoring a goal each were Hugo Perez and Evan Love with a fine performance from the whole team in their 1st match in this new league.

The 8 Lions played in the White Division and they were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and there was plenty of goals in this game and scoring them for the Lions were Joshua Jury, Finley Maguire, Tristan Mistry and Edward Beard.

Another match which saw lots of goals was the away game between the 8 Gladiators and Knebworth and scoring goals in this game was man of the match Toby Ross with 6, Josh Rowle with 4 and a goal apiece from Josh Soll and Noah McAuliffe.

Away to Welwyn Pegasus were the 9 North and making debuts for them were Ollie Robinson, Nathan Payne, Milos Diffenthal, Leo Standing and Junior Mitchell and he scored an absolute cracker which was certainly an early contender for goal of the season. All of the whole team along with the new boys played well.

Paolo Iacobucci hit a hat-trick for the 9 West in there away match with Knebworth Jaguars Silver whilst James Cox scored 2 and Benjamin Coupland got one.

Making his debut for the 9 Orient saw Uros Skipic strike a wonderful goal as they played Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguar at home.

Playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks at home were the 10 West and scoring three goals with some deadly finishing was Jack Burke whilst Will Stone and Glyn Howells hit one apiece in this Green Division match.

The 10 Central who were away to Ware in the White Division saw James Cox hit a hat-trick whilst Sam Peacock notched a brace with Max Haylock rounding up the goals with one in this high scoring game in which both sides found the back of the net on numerous occasions.

Leo Hooper-Walter hit two goals for the 10 East in there away match with Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas whilst Ethan Robertson and Tom Luckhurst both scored one each with the latter having an outstanding game and in doing so was named the star player of the match.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Jaguars were the 10 North and both sides had great defences and some excellent goalkeeping with Olic Fan hitting the bar and Joshua Hirst striking the post for the 10 North.

The 10 Orient played Welwyn Pegasus Azures at home in the Black Division and the Orient players all played well and so all them deserved the man of the match award.

Away to Lemsford Tigers saw the 10 Romans score goals through Max Ramsey and Ross Hayden in what proved to be an excellent game between both sides. Hari Boodhun and Joe Seller shone in striking performances for the Romans.

The 11 East were at home Bedwell Pumas and turn out to be a excellent match played in good spirits by both sides and scoring for the East was Samuel Philpot with 3 and Arthur Rennie-Sivell with one whilst Vincenzo Di Girgenti being named man of the match.

Away to Lemsford saw the 11 West score a couple goals through Daniel Day and Alex Evershed with Otto Meeth picking up the man of the match title after some good defensive work.

At home to Knebworth were the 11 South and man of the match Harrison Smith scored a fine hat-trick whilst Joe Raeyen, Theo Price and Jacob Thomas all netted one goal each.

WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE

In the league cup saw the 18 Central pick up a 5-3 home win over Hinton & Finchley Revolution Legends after a match with plenty of goals and end to end football but it was Central who came out on top with three goals from man of the match Joshua Cross plus singles from Asher Stevens and Alex Sharkey.

The 18 South were away to Belstone FC in the White Division and they won 6-3 with Ross Weaver scoring a hat-trick and then one goal apiece from Harrison Arnold, Luke King, Alfie Banathy who was also man of the match. 

In the Red Division saw the 16 South lose 5-1 away to Enfield Town with George Monery scoring the Saints only goal of the match whilst midfielder Callum Cosgrove was named man of the match.

Playing in the 1st round of the league cup were the 15 North and they did not get off to a great start at home to Whetstone Wanderers Leopards losing 4-1 but they were missing their regular keeper and so Andrew Gentle stood in between the sticks and in doing so it earned him the man of the match award. the goalscorer for the North was new boy Shay Cassidy.

The 15 East had to work hard to win 1-0 at home over AC Finchley North but they picked up the three points in the end with a goal from the penalty spot which Daniel Gant tucked away after the same player had been brought down in the box and the East had at least four other penalty appeals turned down during the game.

Man of the match Finn Denton hit two fine goals for the 14 East in their away match with Hinton & Finchley Revolution but it proved not to be enough as they gradually lost 7-2.

In the preliminary of the league saw the 13 South defeat Belstone FC away 5-1 with goals from Alex Duffy, Jack Knibbs plus 3 well taken goals from Cameron Choudhury.

Also playing in the league cup were the 12 Vikings and they were in group E and they started their new season campaign off with a 6-0 win away to Bushey Rangers. Scoring the goals for the Vikings as they went on the rampage were Max Winders 2, Ailbe Tidd 2, Sonny Phillips and Sean Magee.

The 12 Spartans defence was breached seven times as they lost 7-1 away to Protec Youth Red in a league cup group A match with man of the match Isam Jamil scoring the Spartans only goal of the match.

Finding themselves 2-0 down at home to Edmonton Rangers Dragons saw the 12 Orient strike back to go and win 8-4 this league cup group A match with five different goalscorers. Ollie Jay started the ball rolling with two goals and then came Bertie Postema with two cracking strikes and this was followed up by one apiece from Harry Rumble and Vincente Luciani. Finally, the last two goals came from the foot of Alex Hails one of which was a Ryan Giggs dribble, but he did not take his shirt off though and wave it in the air but still it was an early contender for goal of the season.

One team that everybody must watch is the 9 East because in their matches you will always see plenty of goals and in their first game of the season they carried on their norm against Croxley Green White at home which saw my prodigy Bailey Fennel scoring a hat-trick whilst the man of the match Marcos Wass netted two.

 

         

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 2nd September 2018

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St Albans City Youth - Boys

Under 14

Playing a friendly against Wheathampstead Wanderers were the 14 East and they won 3-0 with some fine goals from JACK LONGBOTTOM, HENRY THOMAS and ALEJANDRO WOOD.

Under 13

THE 13 West were away to Harvesters and at one stage they were leading 3-1 and had also hit the woodwork 3 times but after the manager had made a few positional changes they ended up drawing 3-3. Scorers for the West were CHARLIE CLARK with two and LEWYN BULLOCK with one.

Under 12

FRIENDLIES: The 12 Orient played a friendly against Colney Heath Rangers and they young Saints hit thirteen goals to win 13-1 with OLLIE JAY leading the way with 4 goals and then came LUCAS BERRY with a hat-trick. The other scorers were ALEX HAILS with two cracking shots and then came BERTIE POSTEMA  also with 2 goals whilst their were singles from OSCAR NOBLE and SEAN GALLAGHER who scored an excellent goal on his impressive debut.

U12s South travelled up the M1 to take part in the Kempston pre-season tournament which was good 9-a-side practise for the forthcoming season. We won our 3 group games 1-0 vs Wilstead Harriers, 2-0 vs Great Denham Ambers and 4-0 vs Kempston Rovers Tigers.

In the Semi Final the team produced a superb display of passing football to run out convincing 3-0 winners vs Harrold and Carlton Hurricanes. The final was a tough physical game against a strong team from Leicester. After the taking the lead the team were unlucky to concede as the game finished 1-1 at full time. In the penalty shoot out out the St Albans players were clinical with some excellent penalties being taken and with goalkeeper Ben Soll pulling off 2 fantastic saves the shoot out out was won 4-3. This was a great all round team performances and credit to all the boys who put themselves forward to take a penalty.

Goalscorers were Sam Estell (5), Freddie Yeo (2), Ryan Kennedy (2), Owen Weaver and Ben Turnbull.

Scorers of the penalties were Owen Weaver, Sam Estell, Daniele Di-Stadio and Ryan Kennedy whilst their 5th penalty taker James Beasley was not needed .

 

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