Well done to all the teams who took part in this years George Walker Memorial Trophy matches at Clarence Park.
We are please to announce that this years games have raised £600 for Peace Hospice Care.
(Over the years City Youth has raised over £20,000 for local Charities)
Under 12 South v Wheathamstead Sharks
In their George Waker Trophy match the Under 12 South won 9 - 0 against Wheathamstead Sharks with the South's man of the match Louis Baker-Madec scoring five of the goals. The other goals came from Ollie Seeby, Cillian Webb, Dan Eaves and Will Baynham.
Under 12 North v Under 12 Orient
Orient and North together produced an entertaining match at Clarence Park in their George Walker Trophy Match with some great passing and team play befitting of the occasion and location. The first half was evenly contested with an Orient move resulting in a very composed finish by Brendan Donegan being the only difference between the sides at half time.
There were a number of great contests around the pitch, our two central defenders Kieran Cooke and Joe McCarthy were an immense partnership against a talented and pacey North attack. Our wide players Isaac Hannon and Ollie Smith played with great understanding and balance, recognising that the wing back position can be used effectively to attack as well as defend. At the heart of our team in central midfield Ross Hermon and Samuel Beasley tackled and pressed relentlessly whilst using the ball intelligently when in possession.
Our second goal came through a great team move with a fantastic cross from Patrick Brown being met by a determined finish by Daniel Sands. Our goalkeepers Logan Subramanian and Daniel Breeze made some important saves at key stages when the match was in the balance, but also contributed outfield with composure on the ball and some pleasing passing.
North deservedly pulled a goal back to make it a nervous last quarter. Our attacking players never gave up Ollie Gilmour led the line chasing tirelessly for the team and never giving up, Jamie Fontaine showed great footwork and aligned that with great work for the team and was rewarded with the third goal from a deflected free kick.
Whilst Orient ended victorious by 3-1 at the end, it was a close match that both teams contributed equally towards making it a wonderful spectacle of football. A big thanks to St Albans City FC and Youth, the officials, the George Walker family, the Peace Hospice and both sets of parents for making this a memorable experience for all the boys.
Report by Rob Breeze
Under 12 Girls v Harpenden Colts Girls
The George Walker Trophy match between St Albans City Youth Girls and Harpenden Colts was a keenly contested and competitive match , especially in the first half. Harpenden Colts combined solid defence with quick counter-attacks. Maddie Caffrey came close to opening the scoring with a powerful left foot shot , superbly saved by Sophie Veal, STACY goalkeeper. Chloe Morrison always threatened on the right wing for Colts , helping to create further chances. The deadlock was broken just before halftime when City Youth 's Maz Horne-Batet scored with a powerful shot.
In the second half, the pace slowed a little as the large pitch sapped both teams' energy, although the quality of then game remained high . STACY attacks resulted in 2 further goals from Katie Holder and Laura Guiford.
Harpenden remained committed and their persistence paid off with POM Amelia White scoring with a low driven shot from inside the penalty area.
The game had a great ebb and flow as both teams looked to score. The final score of 3-1 to STACY reflected an entertaining game just edged by the home team. Report by Simon and Wendy King, Harpenden and Terry Edwards
If you did not pick up a programme at one of the games you can download one by using the links below.
Thank you to St Albans City FC for the use of Clarence Park.
Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing a life limiting illness by providing care and support in the setting of their choice.
All our services are delivered free of charge to patients in South West Hertfordshire by a highly skilled team of specialists.
Peace Hospice Care provides a day service, inpatient care, hospice at home and supportive care including bereavement support. We also work with schools, colleges and care homes providing them with educational support.
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