Match Reports 2017/18
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 8th October 2017
The St Albans City FC 18's team were away to Kings Langley Youth in the F.A Youth Cup and they won 8-2 with 6 of the 16 EJA squad in the team of which they scored six of the goals. Scoring four of the six was Billy Owen whilst Ryan Orde and Dan Banerjee scored the other two. The final two goals was scored by Ollie Hann and Will Sharp.
In a very high scoring match between the 18 South and Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes saw them share twelve goals between them as the match finished all square at 6-6. The man of the match for the South Ross Weaver hit a hat-trick whilst Harrison Arnold bagging a brace with Scott Gentle scoring one.
A goal from Matt Breeze plus one own goal was good enough for the 18 North in their 2-1 home win over Hemel Town Red.
At home to Watford Youth saw 18 East WHYL win their division 3 league match 3-1 with two goals from Matt Nash plus one from Kai Takahashi whilst defender Matt Small won the man of the match title.
The 16 EJA lost 3-2 away to Ampthill Town following a close encounter with BILLY OWEN scoring both 16 EJA goals. His first came from a pass from Max Hodgson to take the lead whilst his second came from following a corner kick taken by Ryan Orde. In the final minutes of the match the Saints nearly snatched an equaliser but Dan Banerjee header hit the crossbar following yet another well placed corner kick from Ryan Orde. The man of the match went to Chris Rowe for accomplished display in midfield.
The 16 West lost 4-0 away Bushey & Oxhey Dragons with the home team scoring two goals in each half.
The 16 Orient at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Green in the league lost 1-0 after a very close game with winning being scored midway in the second half.
At home to Cockfosters in the League Cup were the 15 EJA and they finally won 3-1 but they only made the game safe with a late third goal.
Cockfosters went down to ten players after one of their players was shown two yellow cards in a space of a minute.
The Saints took the lead when Jason Boakye the Cockfosters keeper spilled a fierce drive from Harry Bailey and there was BRADLEY YOUNG racing in to tap the ball over the line to make 1-0.
Jack McShane went close with a long-range effort and then the 15 EJA went 2-0 up when a long ball forward from deep in his own half by Kyle Rahoo saw Bradley Young nod the on into the path of BENNY STACEY who swept the ball home in style.
Josh Forster had a sizzling low shot that flew just wide of the far post whilst Bradley Young cutting in from the right saw his well struck shot saved by a fine stop by Jason Boakye
In the second half the Cockfosters keeper Jason Boakye pulled off two brilliant saves both coming from fine strikes on goal from Jack Kelly.
Then out of the blue as the Saints play was getting a bit ragged saw Cockfosters pull a goal back when Derry DUFFY fired home. It nearly became 2-2 when Wesley Lekes let fly from 30 yards and his shot flew past Billy Johnson who stood rooted to his line but luckily for the ball struck the foot of the post and rebounded back into the arms of a grateful Johnson.
The Saints made the game safe when Young forced the keeper into a rushed clearance and Joe Vance whipped the ball over and there was Jack McShane storming in to head the ball home to make the score 3-1. The goal certainly was the icing on the cake for manager Gary McShane as it was 50th birthday a couple of days before. Cake was had by all after the match.
Back to the game and Bradley Young hit the foot of the post after being sent clear by Josh Forster and then late in the match Joe Vance had a cracking rasping drive tipped over the bar.
They are at home again next week on Sunday October 15th at London Colney FC KO 10-30pm.
Kit Rainford was named man of the match for the 15 North in their 7-0 defeat away to Bushey & Oxhey Tigers in the Junior League Cup.
The 15 West had a good away win at Sun Sports Blue by the scoreline 4-2 with Millan Sanderson scoring two of the goals whilst Beau Birnie also bagged a brace. The man of the match was won by Myles Donkin.
Away to Hemel Town White saw a disjointed performance from the 15 East but they did rally back from being 2-0 down to 2-2 only to lose the match late on to two quick goals in the final minutes of the match with the score ending up 4-2 to Hemel. The East's goals came from the boots of Anton Nicholas Sahota whilst Josh Killick was voted man of the match.
Home to Hemel Hempstead Town Yellows were the 15 Central as they dug deep as a team to bounce back from lasts week crushing defeat to win this game 3-1. A solid defence and a hard-working midfield and a dominating attack saw them go into half time with a 2-0 lead. Scoring the first half goals was Jack Percy and Matt Roome whilst in the second period Daniel Onochie Williams when presented with a one on one saw him calmly take the ball around the keeper and slot the ball home with his weaker left foot to make it 3-0. Although Hemel pulled a goal back, Central ran out comfortable winners in the end and the man of the match went to the exciting forward Matt Roome.
Away to free scoring league leaders Aston Clinton were the 15 Orient and after a goalless first half the match did finally finish in a draw with the score being 2-2. In the second Orient fell behind but battled back with goals from Tom Cox only to be denied a win by a very late equaliser. With such a good team performance by all no individual man of the match was awarded.
The 15 South fought out a 0-0 draw against Harvesters with Adam Robinson picking up the man of the match award.
Hit by availability issues yet again saw the 14 North take only ten players to play Harvesters East in the league but the game was even throughout and the North earned a very creditable 4-4 draw. The whole team worked hard during the full length of the match and performed exceptionally well so they could not just pick out one player out be man of the match. Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scored a birthday hat-trick and the fourth goal came from Matthew Radelat.
At home to Enfield Rangers saw the 14 East Blue win 5-0 with Brandon Trainis on the right tracks by scoring a hat-trick with both Charlie Battle and Tom Merritt scoring a goal apiece.
The 14 Boreal beat Tring Tornadoes Panthers 2-1 at home with goals from Alex Lawlor-Gallardo and Jack O'Rahilly with the man of the match going to defender Jack Carmichael.
The 14 South continue to show good form with an impressive 6-1 win over Harpenden Colts Eagles with the score being at 1-1 at the break after a very even first half. In the second period saw the South really get on top and scored five goals to win the match 6-1. Scoring a hat-trick for the South was Tyler Chamber whilst Sam Hicks, Alex Woodford and Ryan Solly also scored one goal apiece.
Wingback Liam Nolte-Mel defended well and was creative in attack and so was fully deserving the man of the match award.
Losing 5-2 against FC 66 were the 14 East Yellow and scoring one goal apiece for the Yellows were Tom Whitchhard and Dan Gower.
In a closely fought match saw the 13 West lose 5-4 at home to Harpenden Colts Cyclones who swept in with a late winner. The goalscorers for the West were Chester Reynolds with two and Jameel Mallik-Cole with two and he was also named man of the match.
In the 1st round of the County Cup saw the 13 North win 14-2 away to Waltham Cross and leading the goalscorers was Ben Freestone with 4. The other scorers were James Roper 2, Rui Clements-Kelly 2, Thomas Pinkham, Ricardo Di Trolio, Charles Taylor, Jamie Breen and Joseph Beardon.
The 13 South lost 11-1 today to London Colney Colts Red with Louis Warren scoring for the South who also had no man of the match.
The 12 Victoria hosted the powerful Harpenden Colts Harriers in an early season top of the table clash at Highfield. The game was end to end and played in great spirit in what was a great advert for youth football. The Vics took the lead on 20 minutes with a cool finish from Zak Davies following a pinpoint cross from Archie Hobbs. The Hurricanes came back strongly and scored an equaliser after half time and they continued to apply pressure and nicked a second goal to go 2-1 up. Victoria though powered back through a super strike from Alex Strazza which saw the match finally end up all square at 2-2 despite several half chances for both sides. A great game and a creditable draw for both teams. The Vics stay three points clear at the top of the table and the man of the match went to keeper Noor Dajani for a faultless performance in goal.
The 12 West played Harpenden Colts Harriers at home and after a slow start to the game was broken with a penalty awarded to the West. Lewyn Bullock calmly slotted home the penalty to put them 1-0 up. The Harpenden keeper put in a man of the match performance to keep the West out but after some great passing moves allowed the West to extend their lead and to finally up 7-0 winners. Scoring the other goals were Charlie Clark 2, Archie Connolly 2, Cody Smith and Isaac Templeton with the man of the match going to Lenny (The Wall) Brandon.
Away to Sandridge Rovers Tigers saw the 12 Boreal earn a 2-2 draw with goals from Carlos Johnson and Harry Muir with the all -round team player Ali Nawar being named man of the match.
Away to Maccabi London Lions were the 12 South and they won 4-2 with two goals from George Dalton plus one apiece from Freddie Edwards and Mason Leigertwood.
Away to Nascot Wood Rangers in a WHYL division 3 match saw the 12 Orient lose 4-3 after a very close game which was end to end. Scoring the goals for Orient were Callum Crowther with two whilst Oliver Rattle scored the third goal. The man of the match went to JP Bonnebaigt.
The Under 11 West played away to a very good Bushey and Oxhey team, there were goals from Charlie Rose 2 and Rory Graham.
The 11 South played Harpenden Colts Tigers and there were plenty of goals in the match with the South's goal coming from Sam Estell 2, Ben Browning 2, James Beasley, Freddie Yeo, Josh Smith plus one from man of the match Daniele Di Stadio.
The 11 Central played Bovingdon FC at home and scoring a goal apiece for them were Ethan Seiger and Steven Tchoudi whilst Frankie Fitzgerald was named as man of the match.
The 11 Orient played some lovely passing football against Echoes and scoring goals for Orient were Alex Hails, Dima Gusey and Ollie Jay who scored two goals and also picked up the man of the match award.
The 11 East played Hatfield Comets at home and in the match, saw Asa Stewart-Harris score 3 goals, Tom Flower 2, Will Antcliffe 2 and then there were singles from Tom Jennings, Liam Powell and one from man of the match Ryan Kennedy.
Finlay Murray scored both goals for the 11 Saxons in their home match with Welwyn Pegasus Skys.
Also playing a club friendly were the 11 Dragons and the 11 Spartans saw Harry Barnes scored his first goal for the club for the Dragons whilst the ever-reliable Mikey Napier added a brace. This kept his record of scoring in every match this season for the Dragons. The man of the match went to Mattie Verdier after he gave a solid display on the right side of a 3-man defence. Also having a good game was Josh Nash with a solid debut performance in defence.
Playing a friendly against Welwyn Pegasus Skys who are from a division above them were the 11 Arrows and scoring a goal for the young saints was Leon Negus-Roman.
Robert Lynch scored a goal for the 11 Romans in their away match against Chase Side with Vincent Tuyis being named man of the match.
Away to Cassiobury Rangers were the 9 Central and getting on the scoresheet for them were Matthew Penfold 2, Charl Mason 2, Matthew Croston 2, Davide Iacobucci, Angus Twidell and one for man of the match Max McAuliffe.
In the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Red Division saw the 9 North play Paringdon Youth Lions and there were goals from Olic Fan, Oliver Ajaegbu and Ted Stebbens. The 9 North played especially well in the second half and there was a great performance from Josh Cassidy who played the whole match in goal.
The 9 East and the 9 South played a friendly between themselves with Harry Murphy scoring two goals for the East with the David Spears having a solid and confident game in defence for the East.
Sam McCree hit four goals for the 8 North in their home match with Bury Rangers Red with further goals from Henry Paget, Will Anfield and one from man of the match Noah Fox which capped a fine team display.
The 8 South played Potters Bar and there were goals from Fin Henry, Fin Seabrook and Julian Jordan who also had a fine game in the midfield.
The 8 West playing Panshanger Tigers saw them score goals through Paolo Iaccubucci, Benjamin Coupland, Joshua Green, James Cox and the star player Charlie Lavin.
Away to Knebworth were the 16 Girls and after only one minute's play saw a cracking shot left foot shot from Emily Sibley which was to powerful for the Knebworth keeper as the ball flew into the back of the net to the Saints a 1-0 lead.
The hosts stepped up a gear and scored three goals in seven minutes to go in at half time 3-1 up. In the second half both sides had chances but it was Knebworth who scored a 4th goal to win the match 4-1.
The 14 Girls playing Watford Ladies won 3-2 with goals from Mia Eyles, Nicole Plumb and Meghan Webb with the hard-working defender Lucy Schalkwyk being named player of the match.
In the League Cup saw the 13 Girls North beat Harpenden Colts Bobcats away 2-1 after extra time with goals from Tatyana Barton and Esme Hume whilst Katie Leigh picked up player of the match.
In the league cup saw the 13 Girls South go down 7-1 away to Garston Ladies Tigers with Faine Harper scoring the South's consolation goal whilst Lily Morrissey won the player of the match title.
Also in the league cup were the 12 Girls North and they were beaten 6-0 away to Herts Girls Black. Freya Bolam, Bella Cowan, Lucie Kemp, Katy Louise Stacy, Beth Seller, Mia Skipic and Sarah-Jane Spears all came top as player of the match.
The 11 Girls North were at home to Harpenden Colts Hawks and getting on the scoresheet for the girls were Hannah Pope 2, Ebba Taylor-Pugh 2, Cora Baylis 2, Scarlett Mills, Talia Joseph and Isla Evans. The hard working and tackling Georgina Blandford was named player of the match.
Away to Harvesters were the 10 Girls North and scoring goals for them were Scarlett Robb with 4, Rebecca Smith 2, Tegan Scarlett 2, Emma Bracey and Sophie Lerwill who was also named player of the match.
At home to Garston Ladies Tiger were the 9 Girls North and scoring a few goals for them were Maisie Bierham, Shea Fagan and Alexandra Lush.
The 9 Girls Central had a good day when they played Denham Ladies and scoring goals for them were Lauren Viney 4, Melanie Jones 3, Alicia Gibson 3, Holly Green 2 and Matilda Stuart with one.
Away to Watton Youth were the 8 Girls Development and player of the match was Olivia Wood who hit a hat-trick. Also scoring a few goals were Sacha Davies, Matilda Flynn, Alexa Johnson and Demi Hall.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 1st October 2017
In WHYL Challenge Cup saw the 18 North beat Abbotts Youth Blue 15-0 with Jack Hughes leading the way with six goals and Matt Breeze not far behind with four. The other scorers were Archie Hall, Callum Sweeney 2, T. Hedger and one for man of the match Robert Devine.
The 18 South lost 5-2 away Alexandra Park East with Ross Weaver and Harry Easterby scoring for the South with Luke Howard being named man of the match.
The 16 EJA won 4-2 away at Hitchin Town with Billy Owen scoring all four of the goals. His first was a header from a Ryan Orde corner whilst his second was also a header but this time from a Joe Parrett cross into the box. Hitchin then pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Billy Owen completed his hat-trick with a cool finish into the corner following a goalmouth scramble after yet another corner kick to make it 3-1 at halftime.
Hitchin after putting some pressure on early into the second half hit the second goal with a shot from outside the box that beat keeper Sam Galatis who was now becoming the busiest of the two keepers.
From another Hitchin corner, the Saints won the ball for Brad Simm to pass the ball to Billy Owen on the left touchline and he then ran half the length of the pitch cutting across a defender and slotting home coolly into the bottom corner to make the final score 4-2 to the Saints.
Playing Finchley North at home in the league saw the 16 East go in at halftime 1-0 down but somebody must have put something in their halftime drink as they came out firing on all cylinders to go on and win 4-1. Ben Adshead scored two of the goals whilst George Fennel and Harry Peter got the two between them. The man of the match went to Jack Latter.
The 16 West lost 3-1 away to Harpenden Colts Blues in Division 2 with Adam Skinner scoring the Saints goal just after the break to make it 1-1 but the host score two late goals to take all three points.
The 16 Orient had a good day at home to Hemel Town Blue in Division 3 by winning by eight goals to one. Joshua Daniel hit five great goals and also, he took the man of the match title with Alex Sharkey scoring two goals and Joao Pedro one.
The 15 EJA were playing at home to a hard-working AFC Dunstable team but despite going a goal down the young Saints fought back to win 2-1 and it could have been more if it were not for the visitor’s custodian who pulled off a few fine saves in the second half.
A cracking 25-yard strike from Taro Chitepo gave AFC Dunstable an early lead and it looked like they would score more goals but the Saints defence held firm.
At the other end saw firstly Benny Stacey and then Harry Turner have shots go just wide but play quickly switched to the other end where Kyle Rahoo blocked a goal-bound shot on the line.
Just before halftime, the Saints drew level when a sizzling strike from Jack McShane smashed against the crossbar and rebounded out but before you could blink an eye there was Benny Stacey to fire the loose ball home to make it 1-1.
Early into the second half, it became 2-1 to the Saints (Tezza nearly missed it as he was doing one of his many jobs) when the referee played the advantage (handball) and Josh Forster hammered the ball into the roof of the net from ten yards.
After this, the 15 EJA gradually got on top but they found the AFC Dunstable keeper Adi Connolly in tremendous form pulling off fine saves from Josh Forster, Jack McShane and Benny Stacey. When he was beaten he found his crossbar and near post blocking this goal bound efforts as first Josh Forster hit the bar with a cracking shot after he was set up with a good ball into the box from Jack Kelly. Next to hit the woodwork was Joe Vance when he cut in from the right wing and although he struck the ball well it hit the foot of the near post and rebounded back out. Jack Kelly on the left wing was named the man of the match and Josh Forster was a close second for all his hard work up front.
Next Sunday they are at home to Cockfosters, KO 10-30am at London Colney FC, hot drinks and hot food available.
Away to Watford Sports Red saw the 15 Central crash 11-1 with a severely weakened Central side and they were 3-0 down after 15 minutes and recovered against a strong team who played some great football and scored some fine goals. Daniel Onochie-Williams scoring the Central's only goal with a fine solo effort from deep from just on the halfway line.
The 15 South progressed into the next round of the Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win against Hendon. George Monery and Adam Robinson scored the goals whilst Theo Millar playing centre midfield was named man of the match.
Losing 4-3 to Park Street Village were the 15 West after a very close game in the Senior League Cup Preliminary Round and scoring the West's goals were Millan Sanderson 2 and Beau Birnie whilst picking up the man of the match was Kai Hobbs.
In the Senior League Cup saw the 15 Orient wins 5-1 away at Watford Youth with Samuel Beasley leading the way up front with a glorious hat-trick and he also picked up the man of the match award. Midfielders Tom Cox and Josh Haworthy grabbed a goal each whilst left-back Logan Subramanian gave a solid performance against tough opponents.
In a match which was end to end and also a game of utter lunacy saw the 15 East draw 5-5 away at Hemel Town Blue with three goals being scored in injury time of which the East scored two of them but Hemel had the last word with a last-second equaliser. The East goalscorers were Freddie Collins 2, Nasir Zaman 2 and Josh Killick with stand-in keeper Charlie Bennett being named as man of the match.
In the County Cup saw 14 Boreal play Park Street Village and at full time Boreal had won 13-0 with Jack O'Rahilly scoring a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Tom Randell 2, Danny Fowler 2, Jack Carmichael 2, Alex Lawlor 2, Ben Wick and Sujad Hussain with Jack Chaney being named man of the match.
The 14 South maintained their winning run with a 5-3 victory over Markyate in the County Cup. Nicholas Casey open the scoring with an early header whilst Tyler Chamber scored two goals as did man of the match Sam Hicks who was behind most of the creative moves.
Another team in the County Cup were the 14 North and they were drawn at home to 14 East Yellow their fellow club mates which saw the North runout 11-0 winners. Man of the match Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy hit six of them goals whilst Daniel Curran scored the other five. All credit must be given to the Yellows for keeping their heads up and persevering right to the final whistle and keeping the score to 2-0 at half time. The North's performance was great following a few difficult and injury ridden weeks.
The 14 East Blue drew 3-3 with Alexandra Park West with Dan Gant hitting a brace of goals whilst Brandon Trainis scored one.
The 13 North were at home to Maccabi London Lions and it was a great game and very competitive but it was a fair result in the end as it finished 0-0. Although it must be said although the Lions scored from the penalty spot late on it was disallowed by the referee.
The 13 South were playing against Harpenden Colts Typhoon but it was the young Saints who were in a whirlwind mood as they rattled in twelve goals to win 12-0. Leading the goalscorers was Louis Warren with four goals and then came Mackie Gibson and Oliver Wynne both with a hat-trick apiece whilst Alfie Parkins hit a brace. The man of the match went to midfielder Jamie McLeod.
Losing 11-2 at home Hemel Town Whites were the 13 West and scoring their two goals was Finn Geoghegan with the man of the match going to Chester Reynolds.
At home to Cassiobury Rangers were the 12 South and after a slow start they eventually went on to win 7-1 with two goals from the star player Cameron Choudhury. The other goals were scored by Liam Lavin, Joe Varney, Freddie Reeves, Jack Knibbs and Mason Leigertwood.
There were goals from Matthew Penfold, Charl Mason and Oliver Taylor for the 12 Central in their 3-1 win over Everett Rovers with the man of the match being won by Jack Bromwich.
The 12 Orient lost 8-0 away to against Aston Clinton Colts in a division three fixture with George Illari being named the man of the match due to his constant hard work during the game.
After going 2-1 down in their home match with Hemel Echoes Orange the 12 West hit back to go in at halftime 3-2 up. In the second half, the West produced a dominant display and score four more goals to finish 7-2 winners. There were goals from Mahar Hajousman, Cody Smith and two for Isaac Templeton plus a hat-trick from man of the match Arthur Connolly.
The 12 Victoria made it four wins on the spin with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Hemel Aces Lions. The Vics played some beautiful passing football in the first quarter leading to Archie Hobbs opening the scoring after being set up with a neat pass from Oscar Bell. Alex Strazza nodded home the second goal following a corner kick from Zak Davies. the Lions battled back and hit a goal with ten minutes to go but the Saints stood strong to consolidate their position at top of the table. Noor Dajani made his debut in goal and put in a man of the match performance.
The 11 West played Nascot Wood Rangers and hitting a goal apiece for the West were Josh Ladyman and Jacob Nyamupingidza.
Away to Bury Rangers Black were the 11 Spartans and their defence formed a solid at the back and they went on to score two goals from Dewayne Mitchell and singles from Zevik Cowell and Freddie Durbridge.
The 11 Orient were at home to Chorleywood Harriers and it was a very good match with Harry Gaines being named man of the match but he only just pipped Lucas Berry and Bertie Postema who scored a goal for the Orient which saw both playing very well during the match.
After moving up a division this season saw the 11 South turn in a good performance against Hemel Ace Lions in which the young Saints roared and scoring their goals were Sam Estell 3, Ben Browning, Daniele Di Stadio and man of the match Josh Smith.
The 11 Central played Watford Town at home (and Clarky was there) and there were goals from Maxwell Butler 4, Steven Tchoudi, Tyler Gullin Hall 2,
Ollie Porter and Harry Pearce. The man of the match went to Maxwell Butler.
Playing away to Bury Rangers Black were the 11 West and Dewayne Mitchell scored two goals whilst Zedik Cowell and Freddie Durbridge scored one each.
Jasper Button, Finlay Murphy and Zac Black scored goals for the 11 Saxons in their away match with Bedwell Rangers Lions.
The 10 South played Potters Bar Crusaders at home and man of the match Michah Onwuemena scored two goals for them along with Theo Price who also hit a brace.
Away to Bedwell Rangers were the 10 West and scoring a few goals for the Saints were Daniel Day 2, Toby Short 2 and Freddie Stewart with one.
There was a great performance from all the 10 Central team in their match with Bury Rangers and scoring a few goals for Central were Nikhil Patel 2, James McCluskey 2, Benny Jeffery, Patrick Powell and Seth Connelly.
There were goals from man of the match Matty Baker and Jacob Standing in the match between the 10 North and Frontiers Panthers.
Brodie Unitt and Theo Hancock scored for the 10 Orient in their match with Welwyn Garden City Typhoons.
In friendly match saw the 8 South play Hoddesdon and scoring a goal each was Finn Henry and Finlay Seabrook with Harry Mayhew giving an excellent performance in midfield.
Away to Cheshunt Youth Blues saw the 8 East have a good game and scoring goals for the young Saints were Bertie Bachmann with a brace whilst the star player went to Corey Featherstone.
At home to Frontiers Youth Jaguars saw the 8 Orient Boys making great progress with Billy Stone scoring two fine goals.
The 17 Girls led 3-1 away at Flitwick Eagles and at the final whistle they had added another goal to win 4-1. Scoring the goals were Jessica Leigh with two, Hannah Cowell and Anna Fuller who was also player of the match.
Away to Bedwell Girls in the League Cup were the 15 Girls and they won easily by twenty-two goals to nil(22-0). There were 12 different goalscorers and leading them was Mia Pinkham with four and then came Katie Holder with three. Then came five girls on two goals apiece and they are Sam Farrer, Laura Gifford, Katie Weaver, Georgia McConachie and Grace Baker-Roberts. Then came Jess Simpson, Maz Horne-Batet, Anna Gifford, Abbie Scanion and Mathilda Finburgh all scoring one goal each.
The 14 Girls were playing Bury Rangers in the League Cup and the score at full time was 3-3 with goals from Megan Webb, Zoe Cowan and Nicole Plumb whilst the player of the match went to Francesca Bradley. So, the match went to penalties which saw the 14 Girls lose 4-2 on spot kicks and scoring the Saints penalties were Megan Webb and Zoe Cowan.
Losing 5-2 away to Harvesters (that's not on) were the 13 girls North and scoring a goal apiece for the North were Tatyana Barton and Kiera Ward with the hard-working Ruby Tickner being named player of the match.
At home to Ware Rangers Flamengo were the 12 Girls North and they crashed to a 7-0 defeat but Ellie Leach stepped into the breach between the sticks later on and kept the scoreline down with some good saves.
The 12 Girls South lost 4-1 at home to Potters Bar Crusaders after being 3-0 down at the break but they fought back in the second half to keep the scoreline even with Maisie Humphreys scoring their second half goal for them. The player of the match went Mia Simmonds.
In their first match of the season saw the 11 Girls North rattle in a few goals in their match with Garston Ladies Leopards with Hannah Pope hitting a glorious hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Cora Baylis, Scarlett Mills and one from player of the match Ruby Littlechild.
The 11 Girls South played Bury Rangers and notching five goals in this match was Purdy Brooks with Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli scoring two. There were other goalscorers and they were Anna Cox, Erin Mill, Freya Elliott and Poppy Mountain.
At home to Garston Jaguar saw Tegan Scarlett hit four goals for the 10 Girls North and Scarlett Robb and player of the match Rebecca Smith scored one goal each.
Away to Leverstock Green were the 9 Girls Central and scoring a few goals for Central were Alicia Gibson 2, Lauren Viney, Holly Green, Melaine Jones and Alais Bell with Lucy Hosty being named player of the match.
Also playing away were the 9 Girls North and they were at Chorleywood and scoring a goal apiece for were Shea Fagan, Rachel Kincaid and Maisie Taylor whilst Thegan Atwell was named player of the match.
Last week the 8 Girls played the 7 Boys and the girls are better organised and lots of encouraging signs for a fun and exciting season ahead. There was impressive goalkeeping from Sacha Davies and Jasmine Mercer plus goals from Alexa Johnson and Jasmine Mercer. The player of the match went Demi Hall for nonstop hard work across the pitch.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th September 2017
St Albans City Youth - Boys
The 18 East won 3-1 in the 2nd of the WFL League Cup against Hinton & Finchley Legends with Cain Joseph opening the scoring after a great bit of skill and pace as he slotted home the first goal. Lucas Martindale scored the second goal after good work from Tayler Fennel who making a welcome return to the team. In three minutes of the restart a 3rd goal was added midway through the second half with a great ball from Tayler Fennel finding Gio Basile in space on the right wing whereupon he found Lucas Martindale who notched his second goal of the match. Hinton pulled a consolation goal back late on but the Saints were in no danger of conceding any more goals. The man of the match went to Oscar James who had a good game in midfield.
The 18 East WHYL lost 6-1 at home in the league to Chorleywood Common Archers with Ross Andrews scoring the East's goal whilst defender was named man of the match.
Losing 7-1 at home in the League Cup to Chorleywood Common Gunners were the 18 South and scoring the goal for the South was Ross Weaver whilst Adam Pringle was named man of the match.
Playing Hinton & Finchley Revolution Heroes away in the 2nd round of WFL Challenge Cup were the 16 East and at half time they leading 3-0 but by the final whistle they had hit another five goals to go on and win 8-0. Ben Spencer opened the scoring whilst Harry Peter had notched four goals and then came George Fennel with two goals and finally Luke Smith popped up with one at the end. The man of the match went to Haydn Tominey-Smith.
The 16's E.J.A. lost 2-1 away to a good AFC Dunstable side in the League Cup despite taking the lead in the first half following a great cross from Joe Parrett which was finished off by a firm header by Billy Owen. The Saints remained comfortable during the rest of the first half but in the second period Dunstable came on strong an scored an equalising early on and then hit the Saints on the break late on to win the match with a minute to go.
The 16 Orient played Chorleywood Common Thunder and won 1-0 with a goal from man of the match Nick Curtis.
The 16 West lost away in the league to Croxley Green 6-1 with Aaron Peter scoring the West's consolation goal.
The 15 Orient won a entertaining match away at Eb Lions 3-1 with the Orient dominant in the first half which was rewarded with a Samuel Beasley goal. The lions fought back in the second half and scored an equaliser but Orient resserted themselves in the last 15 minutes with a headed goal from man of the match Thomas Van Winden to make it 2-1. The same player assisted in the third goal which was coolly finished off by Samuel Beasley with his second goal of the match.
With three new debutants in the 15 East side saw them go on and beat Harpenden Colts Magpies 5-1 with Saber El Bzioui scoring the Saints first goal. Harpenden pulled one back from the penalty spot which was a stonewall penalty before the East struck back with two goals from Mustaqim Boksh and one apiece from Jack Pendleton and Louis Postema to go on and win 5-1.The man of the match was shared between Freddie Collins, Louis Postema and Mustaqim Boksh.
Also in the League Cup were the 15's E.J.A. who were at home to Potters Bar and after going a goal down early on the Saints hit back to win 2-1. Jack McShane had a shot early on which went just wide of the far post.
A long ball into the Saints box saw their defenders saying "after you Cecil" and whilst they were doing that in nipped Aaron Witter to drive the ball past Billy Thomson and into the back of the net to give Potters Bar a 1-0 lead.
The young Saints tried to hit back and firstly McShane headed just wide and then Joe Vance curled a free kick which seemed destined for the far corner but a magnificent one handed save from keeper Josh Wood saw him push the ball away. Next Jamie Willing had goalbound shot blocked on the line whilst a Joe Vance lob was saved right under the crossbar and then McShane had a cracking drive tipped over the bar by yet another good save by Josh Wood.
Minutes later the Saints had scored an equaliser when Jamie Willing curled over a free kick to the far post whereupon Jack McSHANE came racing in to send a powerful header into the back of the net via the underside of the bar(his Mum, Lisa got really excited that she hurt her hand by smashing it on the pitch railings).
Joe Vance nearly made it 2-1 but his low drive was tipped onto the foot of the post by Josh Wood.
Early into the second half the Saints took the lead when a long kick upfield from keeper Billy Thomson found Jack McSHANE racing clear and although Josh Wood blocked his first effort he could do nothing as the second shot flew past him to give the Saints a 2-1 lead. Tezza of course shouted yippee!
The 15 West lost 11-1 at home to Aston Clinton Colts with the West's only goal being scored by Kai Hobbs with Matthew Mooney picking up the man of the match award.
In the Red Division saw the 15 South lose 4-2 after a closely fought match against Maccabi London Lions White and notching the goals for the South were Callum Cosgrove and Harry O'Toole.
Two goals from Alex Lawlor and 2 goals from Jack O'Rahilly plus singles from Sudjad Hussain, Tom Randall and Ben Wick saw the 14 Boreal beat Sun Sports 7-0.
The 14 South returned to winning ways with a hard fought victory over Bushey Falcons. Alex Laking Jerez scored the only goal of the game whilst James Justice was given the man of the match title for protecting the defence with a solid midfield holding performance.
Brandon Trainis and Dan Gant scored the goals that gave the 14 East Blue a 2-1 win in the League Cup over Highgate & Muswell Hill Fire.
The 14 North's injury woes continue as they started with a bare 11 players at home in a League Cup match against West Herts Youth Stags and within only a few minutes they were down to ten players and shortly afterwards they conceded their first goal. Their injured player returned back to the match just before half time but West Herts Stags made it 2-0 just before the break with a well taken free kick.
The second period was quite even and all the players gave 110% and despite the visitors scoring another goal the 14 North tucked one away themselves to finally lose 3-1. The goalscorer for the North was Mathew Radelat whilst Jamie Kerr picked up man of the match.
The 13 East beat St. Albans Rangers Harriers 9-0 in the League Cup with both Joe Poulton and Harry Thomas scoring two goals apiece. The other goalscorers were Callum Maguire, Wesley Mudziviri, Harry Dawe, Arjun Sansi and James Nash whilst the mam of the match went Sam Boca-Mapp.
Well the 13 West had a good win by beating Berkhamsted Raiders White 1-0 with the only goal being scored by Wout Tuyls and Dylan Laird being named man of the man.
Goals from Jake Berry 2,Jake Watkins, Jamie Roper and Tom Pinkham gave the 13 North a 5-2 away win at Edgeware Town.
The 12 South beat AC Finchley 2-1 with goals from George Dalton and Matthew Barwick whilst the star player was Cameron Choudhury.
Away to Chipperfield Corinthians saw the 12 Central win by eight goals to nil and leading the goalscorers was man of the man Matthew Penfold with a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Matthew Croston 2, Charl Mason, Oliver Taylor and Davide Iacobucci.
The 12 Boreal were at home to Watford Youth Sports Red and despite going a goal ahead in the first half from Freddy Penford the visitors scored an equaliser just before the break. In the second half their were opportunities for both sides but a brilliant strike from a Watford striker saw them go on and win 2-1. The man of the match went to keeper Matthew Hayhurst for saving the result many times and showing what a complete modern goalkeeper should do.
Marching to a second straight win were the 12 Victoria with a super 3-2 win over early league favourites Kings Langley. The Vics took the lead following a cool finish from man of the match Alex Strazza before extending their lead after a sweeping move that saw Oscar Bell cross for the predatory Kayan Joseph to slot home the second with a powerful half volley. Kings Langley fought back and scored two goals to make the score 2-2 but the Vics hit back with Oscar Bell breaking away from the halfway line to score with a scorcher into the top corner for a great finish to win the match 3-2.
In the WHYL Division 3 saw the 12 Orient lose 3-1 at home to Kings Langley Lions with Archie Bentley scoring Orient's goal whilst the man of the match went to George Ilari.
The 11 Arrows played Hoddesdon White away and scoring a goal for the young Saints was Cathel Gleeson whilst in the rest of the squad were George Robertson, Max Whelan, Callum Howells, Leo Negus-Roman,Luke Collins, Ben Pearman, Thomas Maher, Alfie Wollington, Jake Lee and James Dodd.
The 11 Dragons took part in a end to end match against Bury Rangers Black and getting on the scoresheet for them was man of the match Michael Napier scoring twice and on another day he could have had 7. Also scoring a goal was Dylan Norman with his first for the season.
Asa Stewart-Harris netted two goals for the 11 East in their match with Ryan Youth whilst Jake Cottingham and Will Antcliffe also got on the scoresheet. The man of the match went to Ollie Denyer.
Steven Tchoudi scored two goals for the 11 Central and he also picked man of the match in there game with Croxley Emeralds whilst Josh White added a third goal.
The 11 Romans playing Wheathampstead Pumas did not have a good day going forward but other than that they kept on battling to the end.
There were goals from Dewayne Mitchell, Zevik Cowell and Isaam Jamil for the 11 Spartans in their away match with Ware Youth Blues.
Playing Croxley Green Whites away saw goals from Jacob Nyamupingidza, Josh Ladyman and Tommy Morgan (did I hear that shout, that's my boy) for the 11 West in what was a very entertaining match between both teams.
There were plenty of goals in the match between the 11 South and Chorleywood Common Hawks. Scoring goals for the South were Danny Di Stadio 2, Josh Smith 2, and then singles from James Beasley, Ben Browning, Freddie Yeo, Max Butterworth, Sam Estell and man of the match Ian Carrasco.
Away at Hemel Aces Tigers saw the 11 Orient turn in a great team performance and score goals through Antonio Desiderio, Ollie Jay and Bertie Postema who got a brilliant hat-trick.
At home to Wheathampstead Panthers were the 10 South and there were plenty of in the match from both sides and scoring goals for the South were Raf Fortuna 2, Micah Onwuemena 2 and Thomas Denyer whilst the man of the match went to Rory Lynn.
At home to Frontiers Jaguars saw the 10 Centurions give thanks to both their keepers who took it in turn to go in between the sticks in each half and they were Patrick Powell and James McCluskey and they both had good games. At the other end there were goals from Noah West 2 and Matis Walton 2.
At home to Ware Youth Blacks saw the 10 East score a goal through Arthur Rennie-Sivell whilst the man of the match went to Arthur Vessey.
Away to Cuffley were the 10 West and scoring a goal for them was Freddie Stewart.
At home to Watton Youth Dragons saw the 9 East struggling to get use to the larger pitch but there is some mark improvement and all the boys played well. Squad; Nikhil Jagota, David Spears, Brian Baum, Will John, Leo Hooper-Walter, Harry Murphy,Toby Veitch,Ricky Roberts, Gabriel Olumnami and Tom Luckhurst(all played).
The Mid Herts Rural Minors League Red Division saw the 9 North take on Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers and scoring a left footed hat-trick was Dylan Eccles. Other goals were scored by Olic Fan 2, Josh Cassidy 2, Zac Imam 2, Oliver Ajaegbu, Ted Stephens and Eddie Johnson following some great passing and finishing.
At home to Wheathampstead Tigers were the 9 West and popping up with goals for them were Oscar Roe, Jack Burke, Will Stone and Niall Rodrigues.
Away to Hertford Heath were the 9 South and scoring the goal for them was Ronnie Wilton whilst the man of the match went Daniel Tiffen.
The 9 Central at home to Ware Rangers Santos had a good match against them and scoring for the young Saints were Guy Kusman with a brace whilst both Josh Gibson and Hamish Cal popped up with a goal apiece.
Billy Stone scored the goal for the 8 Orient in their away match with Potters Bar Utd Black.
The 8 South played their first home match against Chars United with Findlay Seabrook having a great game playing with some neat skill and purpose.
Playing Potters Bar Utd White at home were the youngest Saints 8 West and scoring goals for them were Bertie Bachmann, Paolo Iacobucci and James Cox with Coiry Featherstone being named the star player.
The 18 Girls could only field ten players to illness and uni visits and were away to a very strong Kings Langley side. Despite some battling individual performances they slipped to a 7-1 defeat. The 18's goal was scored by Ellie Jenkins and the player of the match went to Shauna Smith.
The 16 Girls South had a fantastic game against Bishops Stortford and it was an end to end match with plenty of chances for both sides and the final score was 3-3 but it could have been 5-5. Alice Benson opened the scoring for the South after she burst through the middle and then slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Stortford though hit back with two goals to go 2-1 up with 2 well taken goals. Alice Benson said I not having this and once again she broke away clear through the middle and found the back of the net for the equaliser but this was not all as she sped past a defender and slid the ball under the Stortford keeper to give the 16 Girls South a 3-2 lead at half time. In the second period Stortford scored an equalising goal and play switched from end to end with both sides having chances and for the South saw Lauren Walker shooting just over the bar whilst Emily Sibley hit the foot of the near post. The points were shared bit it was a fair result for 2 great teams.
Away to Pro Direct Academy were the 15 Girls and they stormed to a 5-0 victory with the player of the match going to Sophie Veal. Scoring all the goals were Mathilda Finburgh with a brace whilst scoring a goal apiece were Jess Simpson, Mia Pinkham and Sam Farrer.
The 14 Girls lost 3-0 away to Bury Rangers.
The 13 Girls South won 5-0 away at Garston Pumas with all the girls having a brilliant game. Scoring a hat-trick was Rosie Littlechild whilst Jamie Curtain and Faine Harper picked up one one apiece. The player of the match went not just to one player but two and they were Rosie Littlechild and Orla Moss.
The 13 Girls North had too much of a good summer and were a little bit rusty as they lost their opening game of the season against away to Kinja Youth 8-0 but they will bounce back with the player of the match going to Kiera Ward.
Away to Hitchin Belles were the 12 Girls South and the score at half time was 1-1 and at full time it was 2-2 so nothing could divide both teams. Scoring for the 12 South were Isobel Corrigan and Maisie Humphreys with Jocelyn Rennie winning the player of the match award.
The 8 Girls Central played against both 9 Girls team in a series of friendly matches and they competed well and showed good team work in both defensive and attacking phase. Great goal from Olivia Wood and the player of the match was Sophea Bridge. Next up the 7 Boys.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 24th September 2017
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In a WHYL league match saw the 18 East WHYL go down 9-1 against Evergreen with Zac Quinn scoring the East's consolation goal. The man of the match went to defender Callum Furness.
The 18 East WFL won 2-0 away to AEK Gold in the Challenge Cup with goals from Gio Basile and man of the match Ollie Hann which was enough to put the East through in a dominant display from the easy boys.
In the Challenge Cup saw the 16 West keep a clean sheet as they won 3-0 against Berkhamsted Raiders Green with James Knapp, Aaron Peter and William Shepherd scoring the goals.
A very frustrated manager for the 16 Orient saw his team go down 7-0 in the Challenge Cup against Oxhey Jets.
Away to Wormley Rovers Youth Black were the Central and in there match saw the Central score goals through Josh Gibson, Hayden Mistry and Dan Oldfield.
The 16 East beat Omonia White 2-1 in the WFL League Cup after they came back from being a goal down at half time. Harry Peter opened the scoring for the East with a equaliser. With about 15 minutes to Hayden Tominey -Smith sneaked in to score the winning goal to make the final score 2-1 to the East. The man of the match was given to the hard working Harry Peter.
The 16 EJA team were at home to Cheshunt and won 2-1 with the visitors scoring a very late consolation goal in the 90th minute. Goalscorers for the young Saints were Max HODGSON and Brad SIMM with assists from Jamie Armstrong and Brad Simm who of course assisted in setting up Hodgson's goal.The 16's EJA also hit the woodwork 3 times with Daniel Banerjee hitting the crossbar with a header and then came Ryan Orde with a 25 free kick which also struck the crossbar. Next up up for hitting the woodwork was Max Hodgson who low drive struck the foot of the post.
Away to 15 East in the 1st round of the County Cup saw the 15 Central win 7-0 after a goalless first half. A strong midfield performance in the first half from the trio of Ben Sommerbauer, Daniel Onochie-Williams and Ollie Gilmour helped Central get control of the game. The defence also worked hard in cutting out key opposing players. Two outstanding volleys from Angelo Calatrava contributed to his hat-trick and then an amazing 25 yard free kick into the top corner gave Daniel Onochie Williams his second goal of the match. A cool finish on the back post resulted in a goal for Calum Cornish and then came a late goal from Ben Sommerbauer to wrap up the scoring. The man of the match for Central went to Angelo Calatrava whilst the man of the match for the East went to Anton Nicolas Sahota.
Goals from man of the match Callum Cosgrove, Harvey O'Toole. George Monery and Adam Robinson saw the 15 South beat Alexandra Park North 4-0
In a inter club match saw the 15 West play the 15 Orient and it was the latter that went on to win 3-1 this local derby match. A fine team performance from the Orient was capped with two goals from Samuel Beasley whilst the other came from Tom Cox. The man of the match for the Orient was goalkeeper Daniel Breeze with an assured keeper's performance including a penalty save. For the West their goal was scored by Kai Hobbs whilst picking up there player of the match was Alex Veizi.
Away to Hertford Town which was played at Sun Sports FC were the 15 EJA and they had a comfortable 5-0 win with all the the goals coming in the first half.
Jack McSHANE with a simple tap from close range after Jack Kelly had squared the ball across to him from the left hand side of the box.
Goal number two was a cheeky backheel from Josh FORSTER after the ball was bouncing around the box and just waiting for someone to get that vital touch.
The third goal was scored by Jack McSHANE who buried the ball into the bottom right hand corner with a great low strike with the chance coming about after a poor clearance saw the ball being squared right across the penalty area. It was going all the Saints way and Josh FORSTER rose up to head home goal number four following a well flighted free kick from Kyle Rahoo.
Goal number five arrived when a long kick from keeper Billy Johnson found Benny STACEY who from just inside the box buried the into the bottom corner to make the scoreline 5-0. Jack McShane was in good form and he was very unlucky to not to add to the scoreline with two well placed headers which both came back off the crossbar with the Hertford keeper well beaten both times.
In the second half Hertford pressed hard to pull a goal back and they found the Saints custodian Billy Johnson in fine form as he pulled off three great saves to keep the home team out. There was a joint man of the match and went to Alex Sommerbauer and Jack McShane.
At home to Harpenden Colts Hawks saw 14 Boreal draw 2-2 with a goal from Jack O'Rahilly plus one from man of the match Ben Wick.
The manager of the 14 North team said "ouch" after they lost 12-2 to Belstone Red in the Challenge Cup with man of the match for the North Daniel Curran scoring there first goal whilst new signing Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy netted the second.
Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes were to wiry for the 14 East Blue as they gradually lost 2-0 after a very close game.
After an even first half in a Division 2 league fixture between the 14 South and Kings Langley saw the South totally dominate the second half to win by five goals to two. The Kings Langley defence had no answer to the power and pace of man of the match Tyler Channer who scored all five goals.
The 13 South tore in to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes and finally beat them 6-2 with Louis Warren hitting a superb hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Alfie Parkins, Oliver Wynne and Tio Jayasinghe whilst Joseph McLeod was named man of the match.
A Challenge Cup match between the 13 East and the Norseman saw the Norseman just edge it by three goals to two. Scoring for the East was Joe Poulton with a fantastic long range shot with his weaker foot plus one own goal. The man of the match was Wes Mudziviri who had an outstanding match in the back line.
A goal from Elliott Johnson plus one own goal was enough to give the 13 North all three points with a 2-1 win over Colney Heath Harriers.
Away to Harpenden Colts Hornets saw the 12 West lose 5-1 in the Challenge Cup with mon of the match Cody Smith scoring there consolation goal.
In a cup match were the 12 Central and they beat Chipperfield Corinthians 5-0 with two goals from Matthew Penfold and two goals from Charl Mason plus one from man of the match Akere Ngu.
The 12 Victoria continue there good start to the season with their third win in a row against Chorleywood Dragons but they had to come back from going behind after some very sloppy defending in the first half. In the second period the Vics game continued to get better and goals were coming as Kayan Joseph hit a cracking equaliser.The man of the match went to Oscar Bell who was a constant threat against the Dragons and so it proved as he bagged the winner with only a minute to go for Victoria to win 2-1.
In the 1st round of the Challenge Cup saw the 12 Boreal defeat Watford Youth Reds away 4-1 and it was a brilliant performance for Boreal just a week after being defeated by the same team at home. Two quick goals put the young Saints 2-0 up and although the home side pulled one back just before half time that is how the score remained at the break. The second half was a defensive and counterattack fight where eventually the Saints scored another two more goals to win the match. The man of the match went to Carlos Johnson whose superb hat-trick defined the result whilst Freddy Penford scored the fourth goal.
At home to Chorleywood Common were the 11 Central and in their match there were goals from Jack Creigh and Tyler Gullin whilst Frankie Fitzgerald was named man of the match.
In a match between the 11 Spartans and Stevenage Borough Juniors Whitecaps there were plenty of goals from both sides and scoring for the Spartans were Dewayne Mitchell 3, Zevik Cowell, Dominik Cofone and Max Attewell.
The 11 Dragons played Broxbourne Borough Blue and after excellent all round performance saw the Dragons breathe fire into there opponents and score goals with Michael Napier keeping up his goal a game. There were other goals from Joshua Francios and Dylan Norman with Ayaan Hussain being named as man of the match for a compose and disciplined display in defence.
There were goals from Will Antcliffe, Ryan Kennedy, Asa Stewart-Harris and Sam McGorrian for the 11 East in their match with King George Vipers and the man of the match went to the East's captain Tom Flower.
The 11 Arrows played Potters Bar Raiders and scoring a goal for the young Saints was Luke Collins.
There were plenty of goals for both sides in the match between 11 Orient and Harpenden Colts Pumas with the whole of the Orient squad giving an excellent performance. Scoring for the Orient were Antonio Desiderio 4, Ollie Jay 3, Bertie Postema 2 and Dean Bladon. For his outstanding finishing saw Antonio Desiderio named man of the match but he only just pipped Lucas Berry who also had a great match.
In another high scoring match between the 11 South and Watford Youth saw man of the match Sam Estell score three goals as did Owen Weaver whilst Max Butterworth got 2 with Ben Browning, Daniele Di Stadio, James Beasley, Josh Smith and Louis Godfrey all score one apiece.
Playing Clodan Gold were the 10 South and scoring their goal was man of the match Raf Fortuna.
The 10 West playing Wormley had a good match against them with Toby Short scoring a fine hat-trick and then Daniel Day popped up with a brace whilst Freddie Stewart and Max Tunnicliffe scored one apiece.
At home were the 10 Orient and they were playing Chesham Youth Amber and scoring two great goals were Alfie Long and Otto Meechi.
There was outstanding team display with particular praise to Zach Thomlinson and Jayden Nevers-Wright for the 10 Central in their game with Potters Bar. Seth Connolly scored two goals with Benny Jeffery netted one.
Away to Parsloe Athletic Clarets saw an excellent performance from Leo Hooper-Walter for the 9 East who also went on to score two goals as well. The East played well in both half's with the star player going to Will John who had a brilliant game alongside Nikhill Jagota who also played well.
Oliver Ajaegbu scored the only goal for the 9 North who were away to Risden Wood Rangers and the North could only field 8 players.
The 9 West played a good game at home to Cuffley Youth Stars and scoring goals for the young Saints were Jack Burke with a hat-trick plus singles from Ben Burt and Will Stone.
In a thrilling friendly match between the 8 North and Ware Youth Blues saw Sam McCree score a hat-trick with Noah Fox netting one. The man of the match went to the 8 North's goalkeeper Leo Antcliffe who capped off a fine team display.
The 8 East played there 1st game for the City Youth away to Enfield Rangers and their were two goals from Bailey Fennel which got him the man of the match award from his parents.
The 18 Girls back to full strength saw them have a fantastic home win over Flitwick Eagles by beating them 10-0. Scoring the goals were Emily Schofield with five and then Danielle Tyler with a hat-trick whilst both Melissa Godino and Isabelle Poole got one apiece with the latter scoring her goal after a fine run out of defence. The player of the match went to Abby Durrant for a dominating midfield performance.
At home to Kings Langley were the 16 Girls but after three minutes they found themselves a goal down but they quickly got their game together and Melissa Trulock raced down the right wing and drove the ball pass the Langley keeper to make the score 1-1. Ten minutes later Claudia Scrimgeour took her chance well to make it 2-1 following a lovely passing move whilst just before the break Charlie Webb made it 3-1 after a driving run through the middle to place the ball into the bottom corner. The second half was end to end and soon City were 4-1 up with sensational shot by Emily Sibley looping over the keeper from distance. Kings Langley hit back to make it 4-2 and then nearing the end of the match Charlie Webb got her second of the match for City to run out 5-2 winners. The player of the match went to Emily Sibley.
Meanwhile the 15 Girls did not have much luck as well as they went down 4-1 at home to Hendon Youth with Lauren Gifford scoring the 15 Girls goal whilst Abbie Scanion was named player of the match.
The 14 Girls lost at home 2-0 to Stevenage Borough Junior Stars.
The 13 Girls North had a tough match against a strong Tottenham Hotspur Ladies side and they eventually went down 6-0 with Grace Langham being named player of the match.
Also having a good win were the 13 Girls South as they defeated Hitchin Belles Whites 4-2 with player of the match Natasha Soll scoring two goals whilst Rosie Littlechild also hit a brace as well.
The 12 Girls South fought out a 0-0 draw with Hoddesdon Owls Eagles with the player of the match going to goalkeeper Jess Blackman who even saved a penalty to make sure the match ended goalless.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 10th September 2017
St Albans City Youth - Boys
A battling performance from the 18 East in the WFL who started the game with 11 players available but had to play most of the game with 9 fit outfield players lost 2-0 away to Maccabi London Lions White. The East conceded a penalty just before halftime and then another goal late on as they pushed for an equaliser with the man of the match going to left-back Luke Gibbins.
The 18 EJA who were playing away to Buckhurst Hill eventually lost 5-0 after very close first half with the score being at the break 2-0.
The 18 South who were at home to Northwood in the White Division of the WFL went into a 2-0 lead at the break and by the final whistle, they had won 3-1. Scoring the goals for the South were with Ross Weaver 2 and Ernesto Rodriguez with one.
Away to fellow club mates 18 Central saw the 18 East WHYL win 5-1 in a Division 3 league match with a hat-trick from M.O.M. Zach Quinn plus singles from Matt Nash and Ross Andrews. Scoring the goal for Central was Sam Abington.
Meanwhile, the 16 EJA was at home to Hemel Town at Sandridge Rovers FC and they went in at halftime leading 1-0 with a goal from Billy Owen with a fantastic overhead volley following a cross from Jamie Armstrong. M.O.M. Sam Golatis had an excellent game in goal on his debut and he pulled a number of excellent saves throughout the match. Hemel though scored a late equaliser for the match to end all square at 1-1.
The 16 West won their first league match of the season away to Abbots Youth in the WHYL Division 2 with goals from Ollie Harris and Scott Redshaw.
The 16 Orient against Hemel Aces Hornets lost 5-0 with Orient's man of the match going to Nick Curtis.
At home to Harvesters South were the 16 East and they could only field ten players due to injuries and they kept them at bay for 60 minutes with the score remaining at 0-0 until two late goals saw them eventually lose 2-0. All the team put in an incredible performance (huge effort from all) and the man of the match was Jack Latter for his overall industry.
The 15 Central at home to Hemel Town Youth Reds lost 2-1 after a very frustrating game where they didn't really pass the ball well and also didn't take their chances they created. Conceded a dubious penalty on 28 minutes and then conceded another goal just before the break. The Central came strong in the second half with Daniel Onochie-Williams pulling a goal back for them and they had the chance to steal a draw in the final seconds of the match but the ball just didn't run for them. The man of the match went Daniel Onochie- Williams whose work rate was first class.
The 15 EJA travelled up the A1 to play Hitchin in their first league match of the season and after a short while they took the lead when a Benny Stacey cracking low shot rebounded off the foot of the near post but there was Josh Forster racing in to drill the ball into the far corner of the net.
Jack Kelly then went very close after a dazzling run down the left wing but later Hitchin hit back to score an equaliser. Joe Vance then went close with a free kick whilst Josh Forster and Benny Stacey both had efforts saved.
Early in the second half Harry Turner went very close for the Saints when his curling corner kick rebounded back off the crossbar.
Although the young Saints had most of the play in the second period with the wind in their favour they just could not get that second goal. Josh Forster, Harry Brady, Benny Stacey and Kyle Rahoo all went very close. These misses were to prove costly as Hitchin popped up with a second goal late on to win the match 2-1.
Trailing 1-0 at home to Park Street Village where the 15 Orient but they hit back with a goal from Ollie Smith and one from the man of the match Tom Cox to go on and win the match 2-1.
Losing 3-2 at home to Bushey & Oxhey Tigers were the 15 East but it was only to a late goal that the Saints finally lost all three points. The man of the match went to James (Jimbob) Barwick whilst scoring the goals for the East were Josh Killick and Anton Nicolas-Sahota.
The 15 West played Watford Youth sports away and won 3-2 after a very close match and scoring the goals were Beau Birnie, Myles Donkin plus one from the man of the match Millan Sanderson.
At home to Whetstone Wanderers Leopards in a Green League fixture of the WFL saw the 14 East Blue win 8-1 after they had led 4-0 at halftime after some fine attacking play (I know because the roving reporter was there on the spot, that's me). Scoring all the goals were Nico Mohan with two, his first was a real cracker, breakaway, Dan Gant 2, Finlay Killner, Jack Raffo, Joe Stone and Brandon Trainis.
The 14 Boreal beat Sarrett Rebels away 3-1 in division 1 of the WHYL with goals from Tom Randall, Oscar Evans and Sudjad Hussain with the M.O.M. going Sam Tillin.
Away to Highgate & Muswell Hill saw the 14 North drop three points in a 3-0 defeat in a Green Division League fixture which saw them struggle to keep 11 players on the pitch due to injuries and they also missed their new striker.
In a WHYL Division, 2 league fixture saw the 14 South make a lethargic poor start to the season losing 5-0 at Sun Sports whilst Ryan Solly was named the man of the match.
In division 4 of the WHYL saw the 13 South beat Aston Clinton Colts 9-1 in a match which the South dominated from start to finish. The goalscorers are as follows Mackenzie Gibson 3, Matthew Martin 3, Louis Warren, Tio Jayasinghe and on his debut Alfie Parkins.
The 13 East were at home to Boreham Wood Crusaders in the W.F.L. White Division and with the match seeming to end at 0-0 up popped James Nash with three minutes to go to score the winning goal for the East to win 1-0. The man of the match went to keeper Matt McCree who made a few great saves during the match to keep the scoreline at 0-0.
Playing Watford Youth Panthers saw the 13 West go down 7-1 with Finn Geoghegan scoring the goal for the West whilst Caleb Ezequiel won the man of the match title.
In a Red Division, league fixture saw the 13 North lose 1-0 at home to Omonia Gold and although the North had a superb first they just could not convert their chances.
The 12 Boreal had a great win when they beat Hemel Town Yellow away in a division 5 fixture in the WHYL with the scoreline being 11-0 for an outstanding day with the Boreal showing some very good football and being in total command of the match. Scorers for the young Saints Charlie Gunthardt 3, Matthew Hayhurst 3, Carlos Johnson 2, Harry Muir 2 and Alex La Placa with one. The M.O.M went Carlos Johnson for a superb performance as the advanced midfielder.
A good start for the season as the 12 West won 6-1 away at Harpenden Colts Harriers with goals from Charlie Clark, Cody Smith, Jensen Dean, Mayar Houjsman and 2 for Lewyn Bullock. The man of the match went Isaac Templeton.
The 12 Orient played Berkhamsted Raiders Yellow away and at full time they had rattled in seven goals to go on and win 7-0. Archie Bentley led the way with four goals whilst Callum Crowther netted two goals and Luke Hayden scored one. The man of the match went to Ollie Rattle.
Away to Brady Maccabi White saw the 12 South hit top form by winning by seven goals to nil. The goalscorers were George Dalton with a hat-trick and then a brace from Mason Leigertwood whilst both Jack Knibbs and Alex Duffy who was also the star player popped up with one goal apiece.
At home to Hemel Hempstead Youth Town were the 12 Victoria and they got their new season off to a positive start with a comfortable 2-0 victory. The Vics dominated the first half but failed to capitalise despite creating a dozen chances. Man of the match Kayan Joseph scored a brace in the second half to give the home side a valuable win.
At home to Bedmond Youth saw the 12 Central win by the only goal of the match and that was struck by Akere Ngu with Brandon Mitchell who had a great game at centre-half being named as man of the match.
At home to Chars Youth Yellow were the 11 Arrows and it was a very even game with goals for the Arrows coming from the man of the match Leon Negus-Roman, Cathal Gleeson, Alfie Wollington and James Dodd.
The 11 South played a friendly at home against Hemel Aces Lions and won 7-1 with Sam Estelle scoring a hat-trick, Owen Weaver 2, James Beasley and Freddie Yeo to wrap up the goals.
The 11 Saxons played at home to Bengeo Tigers Caspians and scoring goals for the young Saints were Jasper Button, Fin Murphy and Jacob Dear.
The 11 East boys played Harlow Town Hawks and scoring goals for the Saints were Sean Gallagher, Will Antcliffe and a penalty from Tom Jennings. The man of the match went to the hard working Jake Cottingham.
The 11 Spartans played Paringdon Youth Tigers and getting on the scoresheet for the Spartans were Dewayne Mitchell with two goals and Freddie Durbridge with one.
The 11 Dragons were playing away to wait for it, Pro-Direct Academy BXB and they scored a goal in the first whilst in the second period Joshua Francois scored two goals for the Dragons and Michael Napier scored one. Any of the outfield players had a case for man of the match but it went to Dylan Norman in what must have been his best game in a Saints shirt.
The 10 East played superbly as a team which saw them score a few goals against Hoddesdon Town Black with the goals coming from Arthur Rennie-Sivell 2, Anton Riddell 2, Samuel Philpot, Leon Rainey plus one from the man of the match Ben Wigmore.
Jacob Standing, Matthew Baker who also picked up the man of the match award, Ethan Evans and Charlie Yeo scored the goals for the 10 North in their match with Stevenage Blacks.
At home to Hoddesdon Town Reds saw the 10 Centurions score a goal from Noah West in the first half which flew into the corner of the net which finished off a well-worked move.
The 10 West had a good home match against Welwyn Pegasus with Freddie Stewart 3, Eddie Diprose 2, Evan Reid, Tim Crowther, Nick Evershed and Max Tunnicliffe all getting on the scoresheet.
Micah Onwuemena two goals and Thomas Denyer one were the goalscorers for the 10 South in their away match with Welwyn Garden City Tornadoes whilst Jake Allen picked up the man of the match award.
Oscar Roe, Will Stone and Ben Burt scored the goals for the 9 West in their home match against Wheathampstead Sharks.
The 9 North played their first match of the season in the M.H.R.M.L. Red Division away to Bury Rangers Red and getting on the scoresheet for the North were Olic Fan 3, Ted Stebbens(pen), Eddie Johnson, Dylan Eccles and Joshua Cassidy. The boys played some fine attacking football and they were all a real credit to the Club.
Away to Hertford Town Stags were the 9 East and scoring their only goal in the match was Leo Hooper-Walter in the second half.
Away to Hertford Town Harts were the 9 Central and in an end to end match, there were goals for the Central from Guy Kusman who hit a fine brace whilst Joshua Gibson struck one.
Away in the Purple Division of the M.H.R.M.L. were the 8 South and they got their first season underway with a battling performance against Welwyn Garden City Typhoons with Will Maiella giving an excellent display in the heart of the defence.
Another Saints team played wait for it, Pro-Direct Academy BXB White were the 8 West and scoring goals for the young Saints were Bertie Bachmann with 2 and he was also the star player with James Cox popping up with one.
The 8 Orient played their first ever match against Wodson Park United and so the Junior Saints are still trying to find their feet. The squad, Alex Hooper, Uros Skipic, Sam Rathbone, Louis Smith, Nathaniel Parsons, Harry Dennis, Zak Stamp and Billy Stone.
The first game of the season and it was between the 16 Girls South and Garston Ladies Panthers and it was a really exciting match to watch. Within ten minutes Garston had taken a 1-0 lead with a breakaway goal but 3 minutes later Lauren Walker had drilled a fantastic shot into the top corner to make 1-1. New signing Claudia Scrimgeour then made it 2-1 with a very nice finish after a fine flowing passing move. The Saints then made it 3-1 when they were awarded a penalty and Emily Sibley smashed the spot kick into the roof of the net and then Alice Benson made it 4-1 after she burst through and with just a one on one she whizzes past the keeper and calmly tucked the ball into the back of the net. In the second period, Claudia Scrimgeour then scored her second of the match with a nice strike whilst the visitors Garston fought back to make the score 5-2. Another player to score her second goal of the match was Alice Benson with a close-range effort to make the final score 6-2 to the Saints. The P.O.M. went to the versatile Amy Cowan who covered every blade of grass.
The 15 Girls were also at home and the played Kinja Youth Girls and they won 5-1 with the deadly Mia Pinkham scoring a sizzling hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Maz Horne-Batet and Mathilda Firnburgh whilst defender Katie Weaver was named P.O.M.
At home to Harvesters saw the 14 Girls go down 6-0 after they had been 4-0 down at the break whilst Nicole Foley in the back line battled hard to keep the scoreline down.
It was square at the break with the score being 2-2 in the home match between the 13 Girls South and Bengeo Tigers with Jamie Curtain and Rosie Littlechild scoring the first half goals for the Saints. In the second half, it was still a close affair but Bengeo Tigers just edged it to go on a win 4-3 whilst Faine Harper scored the South's third goal of the match.
The 12 Girls South played Chalfont Saints at home and at halftime, the visitors led 2-1 with Isobel Corrigan scoring the South's goal. In the second period, Chalfont hit another two goals to go on and win finally 4-1. The P.O.M. for the South was the hard working Beth Watson.
Losing only 2-0 at halftime were the 12 North in their match against Royston Town but at the final whistle, the scoreline was 7-1 to Royston. For the North Elsa Leech who won the P.O.M. after playing well in defence and up front scored a late consolation goal for the North. Also having a good game were Edda Scheving in goal and Thisbe Danford who put in some hard tackles after working the length of the pitch whilst Blaze Wilding lived up to her name by having some firm shots on goal.
A fantastic afternoon of Under 8's Girls football with nearly 40 girls from 3 clubs enjoying a mini pre-season tournament hosted by City Youth. All smiles for the Saints with 3 impressive games and looking very organised.
Lots of effort, determination and imaginative play saw the girls keep the ball well and create lots of opportunities. Goal scorers were Jasmine Mercer, Olivia Wood, Alexa Johnson and Sacha Davies. Some great goalkeeping too and also a good team effort. The opposition were Hitchin Belles Whites, Hitchin Belles Blues and Waltham Abbey.