St Albans City Youth FC - Boys Small Sided Tournament 2018
Venue Highfield Park 2nd & 3rd June 2018
Report by Terry Edwards
Tournament Organisor Jon Davies
Under 12 Tournament Winners Harvesters Wildcats U12
Under 7s and 8s
The STACY Youth Festival for the Under 7's and Under 8's took place with 47 teams taking part from 23 Clubs and the Festival is played on a non-competitive basis which means every player will receive a memento for their participation.
In the Under 7's saw teams from Ware, Victoria Park, Harvesters, Evergreen, Luton Tigers, Welwyn Pegasus, Colney Heath, Welwyn Garden City, Abbots Youth, London Colney Colts, Boreham Wood, Hemel Hempstead and of course 4 teams from St Albans City Youth with all the matches being played on Saturday.
It was exciting tournament with plenty of goals and it was played in good spirit despite it being a hot morning and scoring goals for the STACY Teams were Ollie Allen (Gladiators), Henry Neville 3 Oscar Howlett 2(Development), Joshua Jury 3, Alfie Sangster 2, Finlay McGuire and Daniel Davenport (West), Stanley Woods 2(North).
After all the games had been played saw all the players gather to collect their medals from you guessed it Terry (Tezza)Edwards who thanked them all for an enjoyable morning of football
We move on the Under 8's now and there were teams from Evergreen, Wheathampstead Wanderers, Excel Lions, Whetstone Wanderers, Enfield Town, St Albans Rangers, Victoria Park, Kings Langley, GNW Lions, Harvesters, Chars Youth, Watford Town, Berkhamsted and 6 teams from STACY.
This tournament was played on the Sunday and once again it was played in good spirits with quite a few goals from all the teams taking part despite once again it being a hot day. Scoring goals for the STACY Teams were Ollie Lee and Carter Davis (East A), Alex Plunkett and Bertie Bachmann ( West), Billy Stone, Louis Smith Zak Stamp all played well for Orient, Lawrence Theobald 1(MOM), Marcus Wass 1(MOM), Thomas Bridge 1(MOM), Maxim Ushakov 2(MOM) East B, Will Anfield 2, Sam McCree 2 and Nathan Byrne(North), Finlay Seabrook and Sofiane Bendaoud (South). Well done to all the boys.
Once again after the 8's Festival had finished all the players who took part gathered together to be presented to Terry (Tezza)Edwards who gave them all a medal and he also thanked them for enjoyable afternoon of football.
The winners of Group A were the STACY West completing a clean of four wins of four matches played and scoring 12 goals and not conceding any which included a 6-0 win over Bury Rangers Tigers in which Glyn Howells scored four goals whilst Ben Burt and Freddie Thorp scored the other two. The other results for them were 1-0 Broxbourne, 2-0 Harpenden and a 3-0 over STACY South. Scoring the other goals for the West were Will Stone 2, Oscar Roe 2, Freddie Thorp and Niall Rodrigues. In second spot was STACY South on 9 points after 3 wins, 2-1 Harpenden, 1-0 Broxbourne and 4-1 over Bury Rangers. Scoring their 7 goals in the group games are Charlie Morris with and Ronnie Wilton with two. Only the winners from each group go through to the semi-finals.
Another team making a clean sweep of their group were Chorleywood Common Stags with five wins out of five and scoring 15 goals in the process whilst conceding none. Getting these goals were Ben Rodrigues, Josh Teli, Lewis Higham, Tom Robertson, William Sylvester and Joe Clark with Ben Lewzey keeping a clean sheet. Coming in second place were the Sandridge Rovers Serpents with ten points after three wins, one draw and one defeat whilst scoring 8 goals.
Finishing in third place were STACY Central on 7 points with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses but they were also the second highest scorers in the group with 12 goals which also included a 6-0 win over Broxbourne Utd Green with three goals from Guy Kusman, two from James Cox plus a single from George White. Central also won 5-0 against Codicote with Josh Gibson scoring 4 and Max Haylock netting the final goal. The other Central goal was scored by James Cox in a 2-1 defeat by Sandridge.
The Abbey Youth Tigers carried on the from the other group winners by winning all five of their matches and doing so scored 11 goals and conceded one with their biggest win a 4-0 victory over Broxbourne Utd Blue and this was followed by a 2-1, 1-0, 3-0 and 1-0 wins over Whitewebbs Eagles, AC Finchley North, STACY East and London Colney Colts Blues respectively. Scoring the goals for Abbey Youth Tigers were Charlie Mumford 7, Jamie Whitehead 2, Jay Salih and Aodhan Ali. Finishing in 2nd place was Whitewebbs Eagles who scored 12 goals and they also recorded a 4-0 win over Broxbourne Utd Blue.
The STACY East finished in 4th place on 4 points after one win, one draw and 3 losses and to round off the four's saw them score 4 goals as well. In their first game they drew 2-2 with London Colney Colts Blue with Harry Murphy and Leo Hooper-Walter scoring the goals and this was followed by a 2-1 victory over Broxbourne Utd Blue and scoring the goals were Harry Murray with an excellent brace.
The STACY North completed the full set of group winners by also winning all of their group matches to top the table on 15 points which included a 4-1 win over Sandridge Rovers Vipers, 3-0 against Harpenden Colts Blues, 2-0 Bury Rangers Lions, 2-1 Clodan Development and a 1-0 victory over club mats STACY Romans. Scoring their 12 goals in the group were Olic Fan 3, Zac Iman 2, Josh Cassidy 2, Josh Hirst 2, Dylan Eccles 2 and Eddie Johnson with one. Coming in 2nd place was STACY Romans with 3 wins. 1 draw and 1 defeat. The Romans victories were 1-0 against Bury, 2-1 Sandridge and 3-1 over Clodan and in so doing they scored 7 goals and finding the back of the net for them were Max Ramsey 2, Matthew Ellis 2, Ross Hayden 2 and Elliot t Campbell with one.
So here we go the semi-finals which saw the STACY West finally go through 7-6 on penalties against Chorleywood Stags after the match had ended all square at 2-2. Scoring for the West during the game were Freddie Thorp and Will Stone whilst scoring for the Stags are Tom Robertson and Joe Clark. So, to the penalty shoot-out which saw the STACY West win 7-6 with Oscar Roe, Niall Rodrigues, Freddie Thorp, Will Stone and Otis Lau-Johnston scoring in the first five spot kicks whilst getting the first five penalty kicks for Chorleywood were Josh Teli, Lewis Higham, Joe Clark, Tom Robertson and William Sylvester. So, to sudden death for the next set of spot kicks saw Will Stone and Freddie Thorp convert theirs whilst Ben Rodrigues netted Chorleywood sixth penalty kick whilst West keeper Oli Shadbolt made a good save from Chorleywood's next kick for the West to go through to the final 7-6 on penalties.
In the next semi-final saw Abbey Utd Tigers beat STACY North 3-0 with goals from Jamie Whitehead 2 plus one from Charlie Mumford to go into the final to play STACY West.
Well the cup final was finally settled with a late goal from Charlie Mumford for Abbey Youth Tigers for them to beat STACY West 1-0 for the STACY 9's Cup and playing for the Tigers were Charlie Thistlethwaite, Ciaran Ali, Aodhan Ali, Charlie Mumford, Jamie Whitehead, Aston Lewis, Jay Salih and Oliver Frith.
After the match the Trophy and the medals were presented to both teams by the Chairman of STACY Youth Geoff Watts and his dear old mate Terry Edwards the Club's Press Secretary.
The Letchworth Eagles were really up for the tournament as in their 1st match against Harvesters Panthers they rattled in ten goals without reply and they went on to record a 4-0 win against FC LAFA which was then followed by a 3-0 win over STACY NORTH and a 3-0 victory against STACY South to sit at the top of the table on 12 points. Scoring the goals for the Eagles were Ashton Hart, Harry Furness, Jayden Lidder, Jake Ellis-Holmes, Gabriel Oldham and Marley Richardson whilst Sonny May was in good form between the sticks in that he did not concede a goal.
FC LAFA finished in second place on 7 points after two wins 6-0 and then 3-0 against Harvesters STACY South respectively plus one draw which was goalless and that was played against STACY North. Netting the goals for FC LAFA were Evan Delasaille, Ben Dempsey, Frankie Queen, Sam Harwood, Isaac Barrington-Hill, Ronny Ireson and Arron Guteridge.
The two STACY teams North and South finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively with three wins between them with the North also finishing on 7 points the same as FC LAFA but they just had a better goal difference. Scoring for the North Ethan Evans 2, Charlie Yeo 2 and Kaden Rajkumar whilst scoring for the South were Jacob Thomas and Joe.
Winning four of their group matches and drawing the other one saw the Harvesters Huskies finish in 1st place in Group B with a total of 13 points and 16 goals for and only conceded one with their largest victory being a 7-0 win over Knebworth Lions. Their other wins were 2-0 Hemel Athletic, 3-0 Wheathampstead and 4-1 against STACY East. Getting the goals for the Huskies were Luke Coxall, Henry Ball, Joe Big, Max French and Tommy Everitt.
Coming in second place were the STACY East on 12 points after four wins in which they did not concede any goals and their victories were 2-0 STACY West, 3-0 Knebworth, 3-0 Wheathampstead and 1-0 Hemel but of course that defeat by the Huskies saw them miss out on first place. Scoring for STACY East were Samuel Philpot 3, Leon Rainey 2, Arthur Rennie-Sivell 2, Max Pearson, Arthur Vessey and Ben Wigmore. STACY West only won one of their matches and that was a 1-0 victory over Knebworth Lions with a goal from Tim Crowther.
Well it was a close finish in Group C as the top spot was only decided on goal difference as both Evergreen Eagles and STACY Orient finished on 12 points with four wins each out of the five games played but Evergreen had a goal bonus of plus 11 whilst Orient it was plus 3. Evergreen wins were 7-0 Evergreen, 1-0 Victoria Park Lions, 1-0 STACY Orient and 2-0 STACY Centurions A and finding the back of the net for them were Jamie Keen 4, Louis Fry 3, Jake Simpson 2, Charlie Hougins and Billy Saunders.
The STACY Orient four wins were 1-0 Centurions A, 1-0 Knebworth, 2-1 Wheathampstead and 1-0 Victoria Lions and scoring for them were Theo Hancock 2, Lucas Cowley 2 and Louis Kemp.
The STACY Centurions A only picked up 2 points with a 1-1 draw against Wheathampstead with Harry Bottomley getting the goal and the other draw was 0-0 against Knebworth Cheetahs.
The winners of Group D were the Bengeo Tigers Bengals with 4 victories and they started with a 8-0 win over Knebworth and this was followed with wins over Boreham Wood Knights 4-0, London Colney Reds 2-0 and a 4-0 over STACY Centurions B whilst they picked up a point with a 1-1 draw with STACY North. Bengeo Tigers scored 19 goals in their 5 matches and getting those were Kaja Novotny 4, Alex Brown 4, Blake Milne 3, Luke Fishburn 2, Liam Crutchett 3 and Finlay Lynch 2.
STACY North who finished in second spot on 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat with their victories being 3-0 over Centurions B, 2-0 London Colney Reds and 2-0 against Knebworth and their draw was 1-1 was against those Bengeo Tigers. Finding the back of the net for the North are Matty Baker with 5, Jacob Standing, Judd Austin and Tom Bladen.
The Stacy only had one win their 5 games and that was a brilliant 5-0 victory over Knebworth Tigers with goals from Matis Walton 2, Benny Jeffery, Rory O'Connor and James McCluskey.
Into the semi-finals and Evergreen Eagles beat Harvesters Huskies 1-0 with Billy Saunders scoring the winning goal in the second half whilst Bengeo Tigers Bengals won 2-0 against Letchworth Eagles with a goal apiece from Finlay Lynch and Alex Brown.
So, to the final and saw a comfortable 3-0 victory by the Bengeo Tigers Bengals and getting the goals were Kaja Novotny with a excellent brace whilst Finlay Lynch netted the third goal for the Bengeo Tigers to win the STACY 10 6-a-side tournament trophy. The Tigers squad was Finley Lynch, Alex Brown, Luke Fishburn, Liam Crutchett, Olly Gritton, Kaja Novotny, Harry McNiff, Blake Milne and Toby Bedford.
The Trophy and medals were presented to both teams by those stalwarts of STACY FC Chairman Geoff Watts and his side kick Terry Edwards the Clubs Press Secretary.
The winners of Group A were STACY Orient with five straight victories and scoring 15 goals in the process and conceding none and during those wins included were two 5-0 victories over Stevenage Borough Whitecaps and Victoria Park. Scoring the goals for Orient were Alex Hails 4, Oscar Noble 3, Thomas Boca-Mapp 3, Bertie Postema 3 and Ollie Jay with two.
In second spot saw Bedwell Cougars finish on 12 points after 4 wins and one defeat which was 2-0 against STACY Orient and they scored 14 goals and conceded 3. The other STACY Team the West finished in fourth place on points with 1 wins and 1 draw and 3 defeats, but they did score 6 goals and scoring them were Charlie Rose with 3, Kye Stevens 2 and Mr Alphabet himself Jacob Nyamupingidza scored the sixth goal.
Winning Group B saw Harpenden Colts Red have a unbeaten record with four wins out of four and scoring 23 goals which included a 8-3 win over the Boreham Wood Bears and this was followed by a 6-0 win against STACY Dragons and another big score a 7-1 win over STACY Saxons. In 2nd place was the Harvesters Snowcats with 9 points after three wins and scoring 10 goals which were tucked away by Dan Austin, George Small, Harris Young, Lewis Carr and Sam O’Hare.
The two STACY Teams the Dragons and Saxons finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively and scoring 9 goals between then and getting these goals were Fin Murphy 4, Michael Napier 4 and Jasper Button.
AFC Oaklands walked away with Group C as they won all five of their matches scoring 12 goals in the process and keeping a clean score sheet as well, well done Jabbil for running 3 teams in the tournament and giving me info but alas this was not one of them (but I did not ask for any from this team, sorry Jabbil). Finishing up in second place were the Harvesters Leopards with 4 wins out of their five games which included a 7-0 thrashing of STACY Central and in doing so they scored 16 goals in their group matches. Scoring the goals for them were Archie Woodgate 5, Jack Horne 4, Charlie Bolding 4 and Milo Hegarty 3. There were 3 STACY Teams in the Group and they finished 4th, 5th and 6th respectively and we only have info from the East as they finished in 4th spot whilst the other 2 did not fill in their result sheets for Tezza(naughty chair for both of you).The East had two wins both 1-0 victories over STACY Central and STACY Spartans and in total they scored four goals in their games and hitting the back of the net were Will Antcliffe with 2 Ryan Kennedy and Tom Jennings.
The STACY South were in top form in Group D sweeping all before them with five wins out of five to top the table on 15 points and scoring 18 goals into the bargain which included a 7-0 win over Boreham Wood Panthers. The list of goalscorers for STACY South are as follows Freddie Yeo 4, Owen Weaver 4, Sam Estell 3, James Beasley 2, Max Butterworth 2, Ben Browing 2 and Louis Godfrey. The runners-up spot went to FC Hemel with 3 wins a total of nine points and there were two more STACY Teams the Arrows and the Romans with the Arrows losing their first four games by the same scoreline 1-0 and their only win was a 1-0 victory over Romans with Cathal Gleeson scoring the only goal for them.
The first two teams from each group go into the quarter-finals which saw STACY Orient beat FC Hemel 2-0 with two goals from Ollie Jay in the first game. In the next match STACY South won 3-0 against Bedwell Rangers with goals from James Beasley, Owen Weaver and Sam Estell whilst AFC Oaklands won 1-0 after a tight game against Harvesters Snowcats. In the 4th quarter-final saw the Harvesters Leopard win against Harpenden Colts Red with goals from Jack Horne, Milo Hegarty and Archie Woodgate.
So, to the semi-finals saw the STACY South beat STACY Orient 1-0 with Sam Estell hitting the only goal of the match whilst Harvesters Leopards overcome AFC Oaklands 4-3 on penalties after the match had finished 1-1 after extra time. Scoring the goal for Harvesters was Charlie Bolding.
The final was a very tight game with STACY South having very hard luck as a shot from them hit the post and rebounded out and Harvesters swept up the other end and scored a goal from Jack Horne to give the them a 1-0 lead. Jack Horne then hit another goal later to win the Cup 2-0 for Harvesters Leopards. These were the only goals the STACY South had conceded during the tournament.
Afterwards the Cup and medals were presented to both teams by the dynamic duo, no Batman and Robin but Geoff Watts Chairman of STACY Youth and his sidekick Terry Edwards Press Secretary of STACY Youth.
The winners of Group A were the Harvesters Wildcats with a total of 13 points out of four wins and a draw in which they scored 8 goals and conceded one and scoring most of the Wildcats goals was George Still with 6 whilst Ashton Latter scored the other two.
AC Finchley finished in second spot with them also scoring 8 goals, but they had 3 wins and 2 draws which resulted in a total of eleven points.
The two STACY teams finished in the bottom two places with the South scoring three goals in their five matches played of which they won only one and that was against STACY Westfield 2-1 of which James Evans and Alex Duffy scored the goals for the South whilst Connor Helou scored the only goal for the Westfield for their only goal during the tournament in which the lost all five of their group matches.
Coming top of Group B were FC Hemel Red with a clean sheet of five wins out of five with them scoring eleven goals and conceding none to finish on 15 points with their biggest win being a 4-0 victory over Sandridge Tigers. Coming in second place were the Harpenden Harriers with a total of 12 points with their only defeat being against FC Hemel Red.
STACY had two teams in the group and they were Orient and Central of which Orient finished in mid-table on 7 points with two wins and a draw and scoring five goals. Scoring these goals were Callum Crowther 2, Harley Jack 2 and Jensen Dean. Meanwhile the Central squad lost all five of their matches and only scored one goal which was netted by Matt Penfold, but they did only lose 1-0 to the runaway leaders FC Hemel Red so in a way that was a good result.
The winners of Group C were STACY Victoria with a total of 13 points out of four wins and one whilst scoring 13 goals in the process but why they did not provide any information to me is any one's guess. Coming second were STACY Westside and they were more helpful in their four wins to record 12 points whilst scoring their five goals in their group matches were Charlie Clark 2, Theo Robertson 2 plus one from Ben Mitchell.
Whetstone Jaguars won Group D with 13 points having won four of their matches and drawing the other one 1-1 against Northwood Reds who finished up in second place on 10 points having won 3, drawn one and losing one. The STACY team in the group Boreal finished bottom of the table having just one point after a 0-0 draw with FC Hemel Blue but they did score at least one goal and that was against Chalfont Wasps in a 3-1 defeat and scoring that goal was Charlie Gunthardt.
The top two teams in each group play in the quarter-finals which saw Harvesters Wildcats beat Whetstone Jaguars 2-0 with goals from George Still and Ashton Latter. In the next quarter-final STACY Westside beat FC Hemel Red 1-0 with a goal from Ben Mitchell whilst Northwood Red beat AC Finchley 2-1. In the fourth quarter-final it was STACY Victoria who came out on top with a 1-0 win over Harpenden Harriers.
So, to the semi-finals and Harvesters Wildcats had a 2-0 win over Northwood Red with both goals coming from the boot of George Still who finished the tournament with 9 goals to his tally. In the other semi-final it was STACY Westside who won 2-0 over STACY Victoria with a goal apiece from Charlie Clark and Theo Robertson.
So, the 12 Six-A-Side Cup Final was between Harvesters Wildcats and STACY Westside and it was Harvesters who popped with the only goal of the match to take the Trophy and the goal was struck home by Felix Harris. Having a brilliant game in goal throughout the tournament for the Harvesters was their goalkeeper Finley Evans.
After the match the Cup and the medals for both sides was presented by Geoff Watts Chairman of STACY FC and his side kick Terry Edwards who is the Press Secretary for the Club.
Harvesters Wildcats Squad: Finley Evans, Ashton Latter, Declan Wilkinson, Felix Harris, Edward Hardie, George Still, Joseph Warren, Aiden Watters, Cian Jell