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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 6th May 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
On Sunday the St Albans City 15 EJA team travelled to Haverhill Rovers once again to play in the Easter Junior Alliance League play-offs with the winners of the other three divisions Cambridge City (Yellow), AFC Hornchurch (Black) and Witham FC (Green whilst the young were winners of the Brown Division.
Cambridge City had won 21 out of their 22 league games with AFC Hornchurch having won 11 of their 14 leagues whilst Witham had won 15 matches out of their league total of 18 games with the Saints winning 16 out of their 22 league matches.
So, the draw was made and the Saints 15 EJA drew out Cambridge City who certainly the hardest team to beat whilst the other semi-final was between AFC Hornchurch and Witham and they had a nice grass pitch to play whilst the Saints had a 3G pitch.
The match was only a few minutes old when Cambridge struck when a quick free kick from Thomas Stoker found Owen MULLEE who raced clear and promptly drilled the ball low past Billy Thomson to give Cambridge a 1-0 lead. Then Thomson had to a fine save from to stop Cambridge from taking a 2-0 lead whilst the young Saints started to put the pressure on to score an equaliser. Firstly, Joe Vance had a low effort saved at the foot of the near post and then Jack McShane blazed over the crossbar from close range whilst Benny Stacey had another effort blocked. Then Cambridge quickly broke away which saw Finlay WILKINSON bury the ball in the bottom left corner to make it 2-0.
A free kick from Joe Vance found Benny Stacey who setup Bradley Young but alas his shot was blocked on the line and then Jack McShane following up saw his goal bound effort also blocked.
Early in the second period it became 3-0 when a misplaced back-pass was seized on by Thomas(Tommy) STOKER and he hit home goal number three and then it became 4-0 as a quick break saw Archie Macleod hit home Cambridge's fourth goal.
It nearly became 5-0 when Thomas Stoker burst clear and hit a cracking shot which saw Billy Thomson pull off a magnificent save as he pushed the ball away and from the follow-up shot from Finlay Wilkinson saw Thomson pull off yet another great save.
Well it certainly seemed this match was over but the young Saints 15 EJA thought not as they then started to play some great football and after both Joe Vance and Jack McShane had shots blocked saw the ball fall at the feet of JOSH FORSTER and after one quick touch and before you knew it the ball was in the back of the net following a sizzling low drive from 25 yards.
Well this was not a consolation goal as the Saints scored again to make it 4-2 when Billy Thomson saw his long drop kick bounce over a defender's head and there was JOSH FORSTER to send a delightful lob over the advancing Cambridge keeper for a great finish. Still the match was not over despite the supporters, players and the manager of Cambridge calling for the full-time whistle to be blown as the Saints were really on top now as they pressed forward in search of another goal and they were duly rewarded with that goal which made it 4-3 now. Another attack saw the numerous efforts being blocked inside the box but then the ball ran lose to JUDE JAMES on the left-hand side of the box whereupon it was dispatched into the bottom left hand corner, 4-3 Game on, but it was not to be as the referee duly blew up for full time before they even kicked off. If only that third goal had gone in a few minutes earlier who knows what might have happen as the Saints were really in charge of the latter stages of the match.
Still the young Saints gave it their best shot so be proud of yourself’s, League Champions, and after the match they were presented with the Championship Shield. Next year we will do it all and there is still a Mars Bar from Tezza(Bulldog) to look forward to.
Away to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars were the 15 South in the Red Division of the WFL and following a very close match saw the hosts just edge it 2-1 with Anthony Graham grabbing the South's goal with midfielder Kyle Roberts snatching the man of the match award.
The 15 East played two matches in a few days and in the first game saw them lose 2-1 at home to Tornado JSC with Musta Boksh scoring the East's only goal of the match.
In their next match saw the 15 East play Chorleywood Vipers in front of a large crowd at Verulamium with the visitors needing to win this game to secure the Division 3 league title which they duly did with a 4-3 win but not till after the young Saints made them fight all the way to the final whistle to get those vital three points. Scoring the goals for the East were Anton Nicolas-Sahota with two goals whilst Musta Boksh scored the third goal. Chorleywood win the title on 41 points just two points more than runners-up Tornado JSC whilst the East finished up on 27 points.
The 15 Central also played two matches and in the first game saw them go down away to Hemel Town Youth Yellow 10-0 despite Central starting well but once they conceded the first goal on 12 minutes the goals started to flow in at regular intervals but Central kept going but alas they just could not take their chances. In the second they kept playing despite having five players struggling with injuries and also their regular keeper Joe Moss was not available. The man of the match was given to Ben Sommerbauer who never stopped running throughout the game on a very hot sunny afternoon.
Well with Joe Moss back in goal for their next match at home to Little Gaddesden plus a nearly fully fit squad saw them sweep Little Gaddesden aside by winning by the scoreline 13-0(that's more like it) and it could have been more if it was not for the Little Gaddesden keeper Alex Porter who made some excellent saves including one on one's. CALLUM CORNISH scored the first two goals for the Central team with his first being fired into the top right corner and the second one being a brilliant free kick over the top of the defensive wall and straight in. Next came JACK PERCY with a fine finish and then Callum Cornish played in DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS who headed the ball over the advancing Alex Porter to make it 4-0. Then JACK PERCY made it 5-0 when he swept the ball home after a good pass from Onchie-Williams whilst it soon became 6-0 when Callum Cornish played the ball through for DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS to sprint clear and bury the ball into the back of the net. Goal number seven arrived on the stroke of half time when DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS again raced clear and found the back of the net with a calm finish to complete a first half hat-trick and make the half time score 7-0. The goals continued to flow in the second half and this time Rob Brown played the ball to DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS who once again surged forward to score with ease and make it 8-0 whilst DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS then added another goal to take his tally for the match to five. There was a bit of a break in the scoring before the Central finally reached double figures when MATT ROOME nipped in at the far post to tap the ball home following a good ball across from Ben Sommerbauer to make it 10-0. The eleventh goal was scored by DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS when his 30-yard strike took a wicked bounce right in front of keeper Alex Porter and sailed over him as he went to make a save. Goals 12 and 13 were scored when Onchie-Williams found MATT ROOME who drilled the ball into the roof of the net and then Roome returned the compliment when he made a good run down the right and played the ball across to man of the match DANIEL ONCHIE-WILLIAMS to shoot home his 7th goal of the game and make the final score 13-0. Credit must be given to Little Gaddesden who kept pressing and trying to score a goal themselves right up to the final whistle and to Alex Porter who stopped Daniel Onchie-Williams from reaching double figures for himself.
Under 14 East Green Division Champions
The 14 East Blue made sure of winning the Green Division of the Watford Friendly League with a 6-1 away win over Highgate & Muswell Hill Galaxy. Brandon Trainis opened the scoring on six minutes with a half volley from the edge of the box whilst two minutes it became 2-0 when Dan Gant slid the ball home following a lovely through ball from captain Sammy Gosine. On 17 minutes it became 3-0 when Tom Merritt passed the ball into the ball into the back of the net following a corner kick. Highgate pulled a goal back but then on 52 minutes it became 4-1 when Tom Merritt fired home following a neat flick on from Brandon Trainis. The East Blue then made it 5-1 when Brandon Trainis drove the ball under the keeper after a good pass from Jack Raffo and for the East's Blue final goal of the match saw Jack Jacobs finish with a great shot into the bottom right corner after a Jamie Hilton cross. The 14 East Blue still have one league match to go and they can not to be caught as they sit on top of the table on 44 points. Well done you Blues. Just a footnote the 14 North who play in the same division finished the season in third place.
The 14 South have already secured runners-up spot and promotion in division 2 of the West Herts Youth League when they took on champions Evergreen Youth who looking for a confidence boosting win. Despite the South looking good in the first half they went in at the break 1-0 down and with the South pressing for a equaliser a last minute breakaway goal saw Evergreen win 2-0. This was an unfair reflection of the game, but coach Graham Justice says they go into next season in division 1 full of confidence and looking forward to building on their continued advancement. The man of the match went Hadee Sadic. Footnote Evergreen finished on 47 points whilst in second spot were the 14 South on 37 points.
Away to Tring Tornadoes Panthers were the 14 Boreal and the won 2-0 with a goal from Jack Carmichael plus one from man of the match Oscar Evans.
The 13 South played a double header against Bushey & Oxhey Cougars away and in the first game saw them win 5-0 with goals from Finley Crumpton, Mackenzie Gibson, Tio Jayasinghe, Joseph McLeod and Jamie Horton. In the second match they hit another six goals to win 6-1 with Matthew Martin leading the goalscorers with a hat-trick whilst Finley Crumpton, Charlie Johnson and Aaron Ready all popped up with a goal each.
Another team playing a double header were the 13 North and they were playing Omonia Youth Green in the Red division of the Watford Friendly League. In the first match a goal from Perez Waterberg was enough to secure all three points with a 1-0 victory. The next game saw the North score a few more goals which saw them win 5-0 with five different goalscorers and they were Thomas Pinkham, Perez Waterberg, Ben Freestone, Jake Berry and Elliott Johnson.
Away to Harpenden Colts Hurricanes were 12 Victoria and despite the young Saints battling away they eventually lost 3-1 with Alex Strazza scoring their only goal of the match whilst the pacey player Martin Flore was named man of the match.
The 11 Orient played Watford Youth Sports and they had a good game against them with both teams in attacking mood and hitting four goals for the Orient was Will Antcliffe including a brilliant strike into the top right corner whilst Lucas Berry netted one near the end of the match.
The 17 Girls were at home to Harpenden Colts Girls Chameleons and it was a very tight game which the 17 Girls won 2-1 with a goal from player of the match Charlotte Banks plus a fine effort from Eleanor Keating.
Mia Pinkham struck four goals for the 15 Girls in their 10-2 home win over Harpenden Colts Girls Sapphires whilst Katie Holder got 2 and then there were singles from Sam Farrer, Sophie Veal, Jess Simpson and Grace Barker-Roberts. The player of the match went to the whole team after such a fine performance for the whole of the game.
The 15 Girls were at home to Garston Girls Lions in a top of the table clash and the match started well for the Lady Saints with Katie Holder shooting just past the upright whilst a effort from Mia Pinkham was pushed around the same post by a good save from the Garston keeper. Next a curling corner kick from Mathilda Finburgh struck the foot of the far post and rebounded out with another cracking shot later on from Katie Holder saw the visitor’s keeper pull off another fine save. Mathilda Finburgh then had a shot saved whilst a free kick taken by her went just over the bar whilst as the 15 Girls pushed forward in search of that goal saw Katie Holder, Anna Gifford and Mathilda Finburgh all going close whilst a corner kick from Maz Horne-Batet nearly curled in but the ball went just wide of the far post. As half time approached they finally got the breakthrough when MATHILDA FINBURGH made a surging run towards goal and after finding space she let fly from the edge of the box and the ball whizzed into the bottom right hand corner of the net to make it 1-0. In the second half the 15 Girls carried on where they left off in the first period on the attack with first Anna Gifford and then Mia Pinkham, Mathilda Finburgh all having efforts going just wide of the upright or being saved by the overworked Garston keeper. Finally, the second game to record a excellent 2-0 victory when Jess Simpson cut in from the right wing and curled a beautiful shot around the Garston keeper for the ball to strike the foot of the far post and in rebound out but there was MAZ HORNE-BATET racing in to hit the ball low into the bottom left corner for the Lady Saints second goal of the match. The visitors nearly pulled a goal when a shot beat keeper Sophie Veal but there on hand was Grace Barker-Roberts to make a spectacular goal-line clearance. The player of the match was awarded to Anna Gifford who was everywhere on the pitch in defence and attack. This win secures runners-up place in division 1.
Another team that had a busy week were the 13 Girls North as first they played a double header against Garston Ladies Tigers which saw them lose both matches 2-1 with Tatyana Barton scoring the first game and Esme Hume in the second. The player of the match for the matches were Esme Hume (1st game) and Ruby Tickner(2nd match).
In midweek the 13 Girls North were at home to Harvesters Girls and they took the lead with a fine finish from Keira Ward but by half time the scoreline was 2-2 with Esme Hume scoring the second goal for the 13 North. In the second half Harvesters scored two more goals to win the match 4-2 but the young Lady Saints made them fight all the way. The player of the match went Ruby Tickner who worked tirelessly throughout the whole of the match. The game saw match referee Josh Forster (15 EJA) have a brilliant game.
Away to AC Finchley Girls saw the 13 Girls South win 3-1 in their last league match of the season which sees them finish in third spot and scoring the goals were Rosie Littlechild with two and Caitlin Morley with one. The player of the match went to goalkeeper Lily Morrissey.
Following a beautiful display of football saw Scarlett Mills score two excellent goals for the 11 Girls North whilst Hannah Pope netted one. There was a joint player of the match and it went to midfielder Ruby Littlechild and striker Isla Evans.
Playing Ruislip Rangers Girls away were the 10 Girls and scoring goals for them was Scarlett Robb with a hat-trick whilst both Teagan Scarlett and Rebecca Smith scored one apiece. The player of the match was won by Rebecca Smith who worked hard up front and all other parts of the pitch as well.
There were plenty of goals in this match from both sides as the 9 Girls North played away to Bedwell Rangers Girls Phoenix and scoring goals for the North were Rachel Kincaid with five and Sophie McMahon and player of the match Chloe Freedman both found the back of the net as well.
Away to Evergreen saw the 9 Girls Central play out a 0-0 draw with Aoife Flanagan being named player of the match for the 9 Girls Central.
The 8 Girls played away to Harpenden Colts Girls Panthers in beautiful conditions and scoring a goal in the first half was Olivia Wood whilst Alexa Johnson hit the post. In the second half Matilda Flynn scored three goals whilst there was some impressive defending from Jessica Reeve with great contributions from every player for the last league of the season. Next, we move onto a busy tournament season and then a short break whilst there was a joint player of the match and it went Jessica Reeve and Matilda Flynn.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 29th April 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
Despite man of the match Cain Joseph scoring a fantastic hat-trick for the 18 East in the Red Division against their away opponents Hadley Wood & Wingate Eagles but by the final whistle the home team had rattled eight goals themselves to win 8-3.
The 18 North played a double header against Oxhey United and in the first saw the North win 7-1 with a hat-trick from Matt Breeze plus singles from Harry Watts, Rob McKee, Ben Dimmock and Jack Hughes. In the next game the North scored nine goals to win 9-2 with Jack Hughes scoring a hat-trick this time whilst both Matt Breeze and Rob McKee scored a brace apiece. The other scorers Ben Dimmock and Harrison Gates whilst for both matches the man of the match went to the rock of the team defender Ben Dimmock.
It must be double header weekend as the 18 Orient played Harpenden Colts Tigers and in the two matches with them saw them draw the first one 1-1 with Matthew Nash scoring the goal whilst in the second match Harpenden stepped it up as they needed three points to finish in second place in division 3 of the WHYL and so they went on to win 7-0. The man of the match for the North was awarded to defender Noah Charsley-Smith and this was the last game of the season for the North.
The 16 East were away to AC Finchley North in a White division league fixture in the WFL and they were in goal scoring form to win 6-1 with goals from Ben Adshead, Ben Spencer Harry Peter and Hayden Tominey-Smith. Also finding the back of the net for the East was George Fennel with two spectacular 35-yard strikes which earned him man of the match.
At home to Abbots Youth saw the 16 West score two goals with Aaron Peter and William Shepherd getting one each but this proved not enough as Abbots Youth scored three to win the game 3-2.
Also losing by the same scoreline were the 15 South as they played Croxley Green Black with the score being 2-2 at half time. Scoring for the South were George Monery and Lucca De Oliveria whilst there were good performances from Kai Henry-Smith and Anthony Graham.
The 15 Central played away at Everett Rovers and lost 2-0 despite the role of Callum Cornish in delivering a fine supply of passes from the left which the forwards up front just failed to connect with Ollie Gilmour working tireless in attack as the Central put Everett under pressure just before half time. The man of the match went to John McVeigh for his role in a solid back four whilst Joe Moss in goal had an exceptional game between the sticks. At the end of the match saw the Central go down 2-0 which also ends their hopes of finishing high up in the league.
On Wednesday evening the 15 Central were at home to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes and after only four minutes play they quickly found themselves 2-0 down but this hiccup did not deter them as they hit back to make it 2-2 which left their opponents arguing amongst themselves. The first goal for Central came about when Jack Percy hit a long ball forward for Matt Roome to run onto and knock the ball past the keeper and then tap it home into the unguarded net. Goal number two was very similar with that Callum Cornish played a high ball forward which Matt Roome once again got onto the end of but this time he headed the ball past the Harpenden keeper whereupon he applied the final touch by rolling the ball once again into the empty net. In the space of 15 seconds following a corner kick both Matt Roome and Josh Penning had efforts cleared off the line and also the Central keeper mighty Joe Moss pulled off a string of fine saves during the first half to stop Harpenden from regaining the lead. In the second period with play switching from end to end it was Harpenden who snatched the winning goal to win the game 3-2 and this win now takes them to first spot in the WHYL division 1. The man of the match for Central was of course Matt Roome for his two goals plus for his tireless running up front.
Although the 15 Orient created chances it was the clinical finishing of their opponents Croxley Green White which saw them just edge it with a 2-1 away win with Joe McCarthy scoring the only goal for the Orient team.
The 14 East Blue were away to Harvesters East in the green division of the WFL and it was the host who took the lead with a excellent free kick but the East Blue quickly hit back when a free kick from Brandon Trainis hit the far post but there was Sammy Gosine to apply the finishing touch from close range to make it 1-1. Just before half time the East Blue took the lead when a quick throw-in from Jack Jacobs found Brandon Trainis who hit a cracking shot into the far corner of the net. In the second period the young made the final score 3-1 when Brandon Trainis setup Tom Merritt to fire home goal number three.
The 14 North playing away to Croxley Green Black lost 2-0 despite creating lots of chances which they failed to take with the opponent’s keeper making save after save to thwart them and as manager Allison Curran said after the match " we just could not buy a goal". The man of the match was given to Daniel Curran who created lots of chances with some great balls into the box from the left wing.
At home to Watford Youth Sports were the 14 Boreal and at half time they found themselves 2-0 down with Jack Clark making a vital goal line clearance whilst at the other end Tom Randall saw his close-range header cleared of the line. In the second half Jack O'Rahilly pulled a goal back and although Boreal pressed hard they just could not get that equalising goal and so the score remained at 2-1 to Watford. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Ralf Murray whilst for Watford Youth Sports saw them well supported by two gorgeous Mums Tina and Caroline (they told me to put them in my match report).
In the Spring Cup saw the 14 East Yellow go down heavily away to FC 66 with Adam Bendahman scoring the consolation goal for 14 East Yellow.
Away in division 2 of the WHYL saw the 14 South ensured the a 2nd place finish and promotion with a comfortable 6-0 win with two goals from Tyler Channer and one from Ryan Solly put the South in command at half time. In the second half the South made the match more one sided as Tyler Channer added another goal to complete his hat-trick whilst captain and man of the match Nicholas Casey moved up front scored two late goals to wrap the scoreline up.
The 13 East were playing the league leaders AFC Oaklands at home and goals from Wes Mudziviri and Harry Dawe put the East 2-1 up at half time but in the second half AFC Oaklands came out determined not to lose their unbeaten record and went on to win by four goals to two. Scoring for AFC Oaklands were Alfie Chambers, Oliver Harvey, Neill Kainiell and the goal of the match was struck home from 35 yards by the smallest player on the pitch Bobby Lloyd which flew into the back of the net like a rocket. The man of the match for the East went to Central midfielder George Wilson. AFC Oaklands sit in first spot on 44 points with a 48-goal difference.
Away in division 4 of the WHYL saw the 13 South play Nascot Wood Rangers and they South went onto win 3-1 with goals from Alfie Parkins, Aaron Ready and Oliver Wynne with Aaron Ready picking up the man of the match title.
The 12 Victoria played a double header against Evergreen Rovers Wolves which saw them lose 1-0 in the first game and 3-0 in the second match. The man of the match for the first game went Martin Flore whilst the man of the match for the second game went to Victor Nicolas.
In a great advert for grass root football saw the 12 West draw 0-0 away to Nascot Wood Rangers Hawks with Charlie Clark being named as man of the match after having a great game up front where alas he was not rewarded with any goals but for want of trying.
The 11 Orient played some lovely passing football against Chorleywood Harriers and were rewarded with a goal from Bertie Postema after he combined well with Antonio Desiderio. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Bertie Postema and Antonio Desiderio.
At home to Harpenden Colts Lions were the 11 South and scoring goals for them were Josh Smith and Sam Estell who nearly added a second to his tally, but his lob went just past the far post. The man of the match went centre back James Beasley.
Playing a friendly away at Watford Town Youth saw Harry Pearce strike four goals for the 11 Central whilst Stephen Tchoudi struck a hat-trick. Other goalscorers for Central were Frankie Fitzgerald 2, Jake Lee 2, Ollie Porter, Josh White and Joseph Golding whilst Oliver Chisholm was named as man of the match.
Away at Hertford Town Lions were the 11 Romans and scoring a goal for them was Jack Reeves whilst Mr Versatile himself Sonny Phillips was named man of the match. This was a in the Maroon division of the Mid Herts Rural Minors League as are the next three teams that follow.
The 11 Saxons played away at Frontiers Youth Jaguars and in a high scoring match saw Jasper Button score two goals for the young Saints with Cristian Harvey and Finlay Murphy both scoring one goal each.
Two goals from Dewayne Mitchell and two goals from Zevik Cowell were the scorers for the 11 Spartans in their away match against Stevenage Borough Juniors Revolution.
Playing their last game of the season were the 11 Dragons at home to Wormley Rovers Youth Greys and giving an excellent display in midfield was Joshua Francios whilst Mickey Napier netted two goals and Dylan Norman one.
Away in the Red Division in the MHRM League were the 11 Arrows and they were playing Knebworth Youth Lions Oranges and scoring one goal apiece were Cathal Gleeson, Ben Turnbull and Callum Howells. The man of the match was awarded to defender Luke Collins who is always reliable in the back line.
In the Yellow division of the MHRM League saw the 10 South play their fellow club mates the 10 Central and scoring goals in this match were Jayden Nevers-Wright, Jake Allen and Harrison Smith. The man of the match was awarded to Jake Allen of the 10 South.
In another inter-club match saw the 10 Orient play the 10 East in a Purple division match in what was a fantastic match from both side and there were also plenty of goals and they were scored by Alfie Long, Lucas Curley, Leon Rainey, Samuel Philpot and Anton Riddell. The man of the match went to Danny Quinn of the 10 East.
At home to Potters Bar Crusaders Raiders were the 8 North and, in this game, both sides scored a few goals each with Sam McCree scoring a hat-trick whilst Will Anfield popped up with a brace.
Fin Seabrook scored a fine goal for the 8 South following a excellent team display at home to Frontiers Youth Panthers.
The 8 West took part in a brilliant match which contained plenty of goals from both team and their opponents were Parsloe Athletic Clarets. Scoring for the West were Paolo Iacobucci 4, Josh Green 2, Bertie Bachmann and Benjamin Coupland whilst Luka Seagrave won the man of the match title.
Nathaniel Parsons and Billy Stone got the goals for the 8 Orient's final game of the season and they were playing away to Bengeo Tigers Javans.
Under 18 Girls - Division 2 Runners-up 2018
The 18 Girls finished off their youth career in style in their final league match of the season to finish runners-up in Division Two with a 12-2 away win over Flitwick Eagles. Scoring the goals was Emily Schofield with 5 which takes her tally for the season to 37 whilst Danielle Tyler scored 4 and her tally for the season is 15. Netting the other three goals were Melissa Godino, Mary Leach and Ellie Jenkins. Along with the other players already been mentioned manager Sarah Kropman would like to say thanks to all the other players in the team who beat Flitwick a big thank you and good luck to you in the future and they are Lucy Abbott, Zoe Thomas, Shauna Smith, Nicola Gosling, Kate Chamberlain, Isabelle Poole, Ellen Fox, Abbi Minot and Abby Durrant.
Away to the Harpenden Colts Girls Chameleons were the 17 Girls and they won 3-1 with goals from Hannah Cowell, Anna Fuller and Jessica Leigh whilst defender Phoebe Skinner who was in top class form was named player of the match.
At half time the 16 Girls South were leading 2-1 away against Hoddesdon Town Girls Owls and after scoring two more goals in the second half saw the South go on to win 4-2. The whole team was voted Player of the Match for their brilliant performance they gave during the full ninety minutes whilst getting on the score sheet was Claudia Scrimgeour with 2 whilst both Olivia Chrisp and Melissa Trulock scored one goal each.
Playing two matches over the weekend were the 13 Girls South and in the first game saw them lose 4-0 to Bedwell Rangers Hawks with the versatile midfielder Gabrielle Templeman being named Girl of the Match. In their next saw play them play away to the league champions who remain unbeaten in the league and although the 13 Girls South kept it close in the first half going in at the break 2-1 down but in the second period the hosts turned it on to finally win 5-1. Scoring for the South was Rosie Littlechild with the engine of the midfield Natasha Soll who never stops running being named Girl of the Match.
The 12 Girls South were away to Potters Bar Raiders Crusaders and by the final whistle had gone down 2-0 with a goal being scored in each half with winger Grace MacMurray who put in a lot of effort down both flanks being named player of the match.
The 12 Girls North played two lots of double headers matches the first on Saturday where they lost 4-0 and 5-0 respectively to Hoddesdon Town Owls Eagles and then on Tuesday evening they down by the same scoreline 2-0 in both matches against Potters Bar Crusaders Blues. Come on Birgir we need info says Tezza.
Good link up play between Anna Cox, Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli and Elisa Hebblethwaite helped to setup Purdy Brooks for a well taken goal against Bedwell Rangers Lionesses for the 11 Girls South whilst the rampaging midfielder Florence Tatlock was named player of the match. Also having excellent games were Amelia(Boudicca) Onyems and Erin Mill who made some good clearances during the match.
The 11 Girls North were away to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and being named player of the match was Emilie Hicks who as more energy than a dynamo as she covers every blade grass on the pitch.
At home to Evergreen Girls Youth Eagles were the 10 Girls and scoring goal each for them were Teagan Scarlett and Scarlett Robb whilst Alessia Cipolla picked up a well-earned player of the match award.
Lucy Hosty and Enya Brewster scored a goal apiece for the 9 Girls Central in their game with Denham United Ladies with Alais Bell being player of the match after having a good in defence.
At home to Garston Ladies Wildcats were the 8 Girls and they turned in a standout performance from all they team with four goals from joint player of the match Demi Hall with the other scorers being were Sacha Davies 2, Charlotte Luckhurst and Jasmine Mercer. The other joint player of the match was awarded to Jessica Reeve.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 22nd April 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
The 18 East lost 2-1 at home to Croxley Green Black with Cain Joseph scoring the goal for the East whilst Ollie Hann picked up the man of the match award.
Playing Bovingdon Panthers in a double header were the 18 North and in the first game saw them lose 3-1 with Matt Breeze scoring the goal whilst in the second match saw Archie Hall and Jack Hughes scoring a goal apiece but it still was not enough as they finally lost that game 3-2 to late winner.
Despite having only ten players the 18 Orient battled away against a strong Evergreen team who had the full eleven plus subs and it was only midway through the second half that the hot weather took its toll as the 18 Orient finally ran out of steam and conceded a few more goals to eventually lose 9-5. Man of the match Kwame Youri struck four goals for the Saints whilst Kai Takahashi scored the fifth goal.
SUNDAY APRIL 22nd HERTS COUNTY CUP FINAL.
ST ALBANS CITY 16 EJA 2 WARE YOUTH EJA 3 (after extra time)
Saints U16s EJA went in to their biggest game of the season on Sunday against a talented Ware academy as slight underdog. However, the coaches had prepared the team well over the week and the players all knew the game plan to press Ware high up the pitch. Saints started the quicker moving the ball around confidently, however after four minutes following a slick move in midfield Ware had the Saints defenders on the turn they found one of their midfielders on the edge of the box who finished superbly with a shot into the corner giving Saints keeper Sam Galatis no chance to take a 1-0 lead.
Both sides then settled playing quick fast-moving passes, Saints began to look dangerous and after a great pass from midfield Saints striker Billy Owen beat Wares centre half hitting a low shot just wide of the post. With 22 minutes gone Sam Galatis fed right back Jarvis Wilkins who in turn found Billy Owen who had come short, Owen turned the ball around the corner to James Lawrence who threaded a through ball back to Owen splitting Ware's centre Half and left back, BILLY OWEN ran on to the pass and coolly finished into the corner to draw level. Both sides continued to attack each other however the score remained 1-1 at halftime.
After a positive team talk Saints came out with the message more of the same. The game settled in to the same rhythm as the first half with excellent football being played by both sides. With 50 mins gone St Albans won a corner, Ryan Orde delivered to the far post for BILLY OWEN to head the Saints back in front. Following the goal Ware upped their game looking for an equaliser, Sam Galatis was the busiest of the keepers pulling off a string of top class saves and centre half Dan Banerjee keeping Ware at bay with two goal line clearances. However, as the Ware pressure built their left midfield player beat 3 Saints challenges before slotting through to the Ware's striker who coolly finished to draw Ware level. Both sides tried to find the winner however full time ended 2-2.
Both sides continued to create chances in the first 10 minutes of extra time with Saints going close from a long-range effort from Billy Owen narrowly going over and a Ryan Orde free kick again just going over the bar. The first half of extra time ending with no goals. Ware started the second period the better as Saints looked to be tiring however continuing to defend resolutely with the game looking like it would go to penalties, however with 3 mins to go Saints right back slipped in our penalty area near the bye line the Ware attacker got the ball and pulled back for a neat left foot finish and for Ware to go 3-2 up. This brought Saints back to life who attacked straight from the kick off and won a free kick 35 yards out. Ryan Orde sent in a telling delivery for Dan Banerjee to head inches wide. With only seconds remaining Saints went on another attack and found Billy Owen on the edge of the box he beat two defenders who then appeared to bring him down for a huge penalty appeal, the referee looked like he would give it looked at his assistant and then waived play on. Then the final whistle the young Saints had given there all but came up just short. The standard of football displayed by both teams was a great advert for EJA and youth football, congratulations to Ware Academy County Cup Champions for the second year in a row.
The 16 East played the joint league leaders of the White division Enfield Town Youth White who sit at the top on 39 points sharing with Harvesters South whilst the East are in third spot on 33 points and after a very close match saw Enfield just edge it by winning by three goals to two. Scoring for the young Saints were Ben Spencer and Ben Adshead with defender Harry Peter being named man of the match.
William Shepherd scored two goals for the 16 West in their 6-3 defeat away Aston Clinton Colts with James Knapp scoring the third goal.
CHESHUNT FC 15 EJA 3 ST ALBANS CITY FC 15 EJA 2. EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE MONDAY 23rd APRIL.
The Saints 15 EJA were away to Cheshunt EJA in a vital league match and despite a 2-0 lead at half time the home hit back in the second period to run-out 3-2 winners. The Saints were on fire right from the start and Josh Forster had a header that whizzed past the far post by only couple of inches and then a curling corner kick from Joe Vance out on the right nearly crept in under the bar, but the Cheshunt keeper pulled off a good save to stop the ball going over the line. Next Joe Vance tried a low drive out on the left which was deflected just past the far post for a corner.
At last the Saints EJA took the lead when a Joe Vance free kick curled into the box saw BENNY STACEY head the ball home to make the score 1-0. It was soon nearly 2-0 when Josh Forster setup Joe Vance but his close-range effort was blocked, and the ball rebounded back to Josh Forster who saw his cheeky back heel strike the foot of the near post and rebound back out.
The young Saints then went 2-0 up when from another great ball into the box from Joe Vance saw JACK McShane rise up to send a powerful header into the back of the net for a fantastic finish for goal number two.
Just before half time the Saints hit the woodwork again and this time it came about after a Forster effort was blocked and Benny Stacey saw his follow up shot hit the foot of the far post and rebound out and the ball was quickly pounced on by the Cheshunt keeper.
In the second half saw Cheshunt reorganize themselves and attacked from the off and hit back to win the match 3-2 with two goals from Ted Dunn and one from Joshua Asiedu. Although the young Saints went close with a couple of efforts from Josh Forster both of which were well placed headers which were well saved by the Cheshunt keeper, but the Saints could not get that equaliser.
Following a very close and tight game at home to Hampstead FC Stags saw the 15 South move up into third place in the Red division with a 3-2 win with two goals from Adam Robinson plus one from Tom Dodd.
The 15 Central away to Little Gaddesden were leading at half time 3-0 with two goals from Ollie Gilmour and one from Callum Cornish but in the second period the home team pinned the Central back in their own half and scored two goals but in a tense match in the hot conditions Central hung on to take all three points with a 3-2 win. The man of the match went to Elliot Smith who worked hard across the back line to keep the opponents at bay.
Playing a second match in midweek at home against Watford Youth Sports Red saw the 15 Central concede a goal after a minute but two minutes later it was 1-1 with a finish from Ollie Gilmour and they had plenty of chances to take the lead, but they just could not find the back of the. Daniel Onochie-Williams had two efforts disallowed one in each half after very tight decisions being given for offside (we all need the VAR) and then late in the game Watford snatched a winner to win the game 2-1. The man of the match went to Ben Sommerbauer who did not stop working in the midfield throughout the whole of the game.
Away to Bushey & Oxhey Lions were the 15 North and after a very close tight game saw the hosts just edge it by winning by two goals to one with Ollie Ring scoring a cracker for the North.
In the Green Division of the WFL see the 14 North remain in third place despite a 2-1 home win over Harvesters East with goals from Ryan Corcoran and Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy which takes his goal tally to 27 for the season. The man of the match went goalkeeper Finlay Tetlow who produced a few fines saves during the match to make sure the North held onto those three points.
Also in the Green Division of the WFL were the 14 East Blue and they were playing a double header against Croxley Green Black and in the first saw them draw 0-0 but in the second match they picked up all three points with a 2-1 win with both goals being scored by Dan Gant. This now sees the East Blue sit at the top of the table on 38 points with 12 wins out of 15 matches and scoring 69 goals and conceding only 18. In second spot is Enfield Rangers on 28 points but they do have two games in hand, whilst scoring 23 goals for the season for East Blue is Brandon Trainis.
The 14 Boreal were at home to Sun Sports Yellow and they scored a goal in the first half through Tom Randall which proved to be the only goal of the match to seal a 1-0 victory. The man of the match went to the supporting attacking midfielder Sam Tillin.
The 14 South moved into pole position for the highly contested 2nd place with a hard-fought win against FC Hemel the team a point behind them. Tyler Channer scored a first half hat-trick to put the South in charge, but the lead could have been doubled. Hemel came back with two goals to make the score 3-2 but Tyler Channer added a fourth goal to restore a two-goal lead before FC Hemel scrambled home two goals following corner kicks to make the match all square at 4-4 with ten minutes to go. Then the South scored a fifth goal with a calm finish from Tyler Channer for his 5th goal of the match for the South to take all the points with a well-deserved win with the final score being 5-4. The man of the match with what was a easy decision to make went to Tyler Channer who as now scored 32 goals in 16 matches.
In the Spring Cup saw the 14 East Yellow play Berkhamsted Raiders Orange at home and at the final whistle the match ended all square at 2-2 with Finlay Thomas and Krishten Cavaroee scoring the goals for the East Yellow whilst Mo Moutiq was named as man of the match.
The 13 North had a great 3-2 home win against second place Watford Youth Sports in the Red division of the WFL with North now on top with 32 points whilst Watford who are 2nd on 27 points. Making his 100th appearance for the North was Captain Ben Freestone who also scored two goals to help the North secure the win whilst Jamie Roper netted the third goal.
At home to Chorleywood Pumas in the Intermediate League Cup semi-final saw the 13 South lose 2-1 with Ollie Wynne scoring the South's goal with goalkeeper Dylan Gacek-Campos being named man of the match.
The 13 South bounced back after this defeat with a 4-1 away win over Cassiobury Rangers with 2 goals from Mackenzie Gibson plus singles from Ollie Wynn and Alfie Parkins with midfielder Finley Crumpton picking up the man of the match award after a hard-working display through the middle of the park.
In the Yellow Division of the WFL the League leaders the 12 South keep their unbeaten run after they beat Whetstone Wanderers Pumas 2-1 at home with goals from Mason Leigertwood and Joe Varney. Their record now is played 17, won 14 and drawn 3 with 72 goals scored and 21 conceded for a total 45 points with George Dalton being top of the goal scoring charts for the South on 30 goals.
The 12 Victoria played two matches in the division one of WHYL and they were both against Tring Tornadoes Titans in a space of couple of days and unfortunately saw Victoria lose both which means they now drop down to third spot in the league table. In the first game they lost 4-1 whilst in the second match they went down 6-2. Scoring the goals for 12 Victoria were Victor Nicolas one and Zak Davies with two whilst the man of the match went to Alex Strazza in the first game and Victor Nicolas in the second match.
In their last home game of the season saw the 12 West produce some great football along with their opponents Kings Langley Lions but it was the West who roared the loudest with a 5-2 victory. Scoring for the West were Lewyn Bullock, Jensen Dean, Freddie Penford, Cody Smith and Archie Connolly. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Oli Philpot who gave a great all-round display between the sticks.
Playing Harpenden Colts Harriers were the 12 Orient and they rounded up their league season with a great 4-3 victory with two goals from George Rattle plus one apiece from Callum Crowther and George Ilari.
The 12 Boreal played Echoes Amber in round one of the Spring Cup and after conceding an early goal they hit back to win 6-2 with Carlos Johnson scoring a brilliant hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Alex La Placa, Josh Golding and Charlie Gunthardt with the man of the match going to the whole team!
In a double header saw the 12 Central play Harpenden Colts Mustangs and in the first game saw them win 2-0 with goals from Charl Mason and Angus Twidell whilst Akere Ngu was named man of the match. In the second match they romped to a 5-2 victory with man of the match Matt Penfold scoring four great goals which now takes his tally to 18 for the season. The fifth goal for the Central was struck home by Max McAuliffe. The 12 Central lead the Division 6 table on 35 points having won 11 matches and drawing 2 out of the 13 games played and they are 9 points clear of Everett Rovers Blue with a game in hand.
Their was a thrilling El Classico match on a bobbly pitch at Highfield Park between the 11 South and the 11 Orient with a brilliant run and a cool finish from Alex Hails for the Orient team. Also scoring two goals for Orient was man of the match Ollie Jay with the whole team playing some lovely passing football. For the South team saw Owen Weaver score one goal as did Josh Smith with a long range effort whilst Sam Estell popped up with two goals the first one was header whilst the other was a shot from inside the box. The match was a real credit to both STACY teams and also to all the boys from both squads in this Red division league match.
The 11 West played a friendly at home to Berkhamstead Raiders White with Rory Graham getting on the scoresheet for the 11 West whilst the man of the match was awarded to the hard working Josh Ladyman.
Also playing a friendly match at home were the 11 Central and their opponents were Harpenden Colts Leopards with Jack Creagh and joint man of the match Oliver Ward getting amongst the goals whilst the other joint man of the match went Oliver Chisholm.
The 11 East were at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles Black and scoring a goal for the East was Tom Jennings with a stunning free kick whilst the man of the match went to Sean Gallagher who was simply devastating in defence.
In the Red division of the MHRM League saw the 11 Arrows play Welwyn Garden City Hurricanes at home and scoring two goals for the Arrows was their man of the match James Dodd.
Man of the match Dylan Norman scored a goal for the 11 Dragons in their away match with Hertford Town Lions in the Maroon division of the MHRM League.
At home to Watton Youth were the 11 Saxons also in a Maroon league fixture and scoring a few goals was Jasper Button with two whilst Finlay Murphy, Albie Tidd and Luca Callegari all scored one apiece.
Playing the nice sounding name of Ware Rangers Flamengo were the 11 Romans and scoring a goal for them was Jack Reeves.
The 10 Centurions played Welwyn Garden City Tornadoes at home and during the match saw Nikhil Patel score two goals whilst Jayden Nevers-Wright nipped in with one.
In a Yellow division match saw the 10 South take on Hoddesdon Town Reds at home and scoring one goal each were Jacob Thomas and man of the match Micah Onwuemenia.
The 9 Romans continue to march forward in their last league match in the Blue division as they played with Max Ramsey scoring a fine hat-trick. Scoring one goal each were Ross Hayden, Alex Matchett and Hari Boodhun with Elliot Campbell picking up the man of the match title.
Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars were the 9 Central and scoring two goals was James Cox and whilst Eddie Hearn and Hamish Craigmyle scored one goal each.
The 9 East were playing Broxbourne United Oranges at home and the boys from both teams found it a bit difficult to play in the heat and there were chances at both ends of the pitch. Both keepers were in top form with David Spears being named the Star Man with his consistent and dependable play in goal and in the outfield.
At home to Hertford Town Stags were the 9 South and it was a very entertaining game with goals for the 9 South being scored by Charlie Morris, Tommy Gow plus one from man of the match Alfie Reed.
The 18 Girls played two home matches in four days and in the first game saw them beat Harpenden Colts Girls Chameleons 5-0 after they had led 3-0 at the break. Scoring the goals were Emily Schofield with a brilliant hat-trick and then came Shauna Smith and Danielle Tyler both with one goal each. Rounding up the excellent display from the whole team was Zoe Thomas who was voted player of the match after giving a super performance in the midfield.
In their match saw the 18 Girls take on their fellow club mates the 17 Girls and it was a very close game with score at half time being 2-1 to the 18 Girls. In the second half both teams scored two goals each but it was the 18 Girls who held on to win 4-3 and this win now sees them secure second spot in the table Scoring for the 18 Girls was Emily Schofield with yet another three goals whilst Shauna Smith popped up with the goal of the season with a beautiful looping strike from the just outside the edge of the box. The player of the match was won by Kate Chamberlain who was just superb at centre back throughout the whole 90 minutes. Scoring the goals for the 17 Girls were Sophie Hegerty with two goals whilst Jessica Leigh got one.
The STACY15 Girls were away to the 15 St Albans Ladies and following two great strikes from Mia Pinkham saw the STACY15 Girls go on to win 5-0. Scoring the other goals were Katie Holder, Katie Weaver and Mathilda Finburgh whilst the player of the match went to the attacking midfielder Sam Farrer.
Playing a double header against B.S.C.FC Girls it sounds like the Big Friendly Giant but it really means is Bishops Stortford C FC were the 14 Girls North and in the first game saw them lose 2-0 with defender Francesca Bradley being named as player of the match. In the next game saw the 14 Girls eventually go down 4-1 after they had been losing 1-0 at half time. Scoring a goal for the Zoe Cowan who also was named player of the match for the 14 Girls.
At home to Watford Ladies Harts were the 13 Girls South and after a very close match saw the visitors snatch a very late winner to win the game 3-2 which now sees Watford as division champions. The 13 Girls South played very well against their strong opponents and it was only that late goal which saw them robbed of a point. Scoring for the South was Rosie Littlechild with two fine goals whilst goalkeeper Lily Morrissey was named girl of the match.
The 12 Girls North were away to Bury Rangers Youth Girls and at half time they led 1-0 with a goal from Blaze Wilding and in the second period Blaze Wilding scored two goals more to complete her hat-trick and also give the North a 3-0 win. The player of the match went of course to Blaze Wilding whose powerful shots were just too strong for the Bury keeper.
It was a inter club match next when in division 3 of the Herts Girls Partnership saw the 12 Girls South play against the 12 Girls North and it was the South who came out on top with a 4-1 victory with two goals from Maisie Humphreys plus two goals from their player of the match Mia Simmonds. Scoring for the North was Danford Thisbe whilst Mila Skipic picked up the player of the match for them.
The 11 Girls South found Tottenham Hotspur Ladies just to strong for them as they went down 5-0 away and there was a joint player of the match and it went to the hard-working duo of Alicia Moss and Erin Mill.
Playing Pro Direct Academy BXB Black were the 10 Girls North and they put in a excellent performance with the whole team getting player of the match. Scoring a goal apiece for the North Girls were Emily Edgecombe, Scarlett Robb and Thegan Scarlett.
Striking defender Alicia Gibson was named as player of the match for the 9 Girls in their away match with Chorleywood Common Youth Lions.
At home to Watton Youth 8'Girls were the STACY 8 Girls and scoring goals for the Lady Saints were Sacha Davies with four, Demi Hall 2 and Jessica Reeve with one. There was a joint player of the match and it awarded to Charlotte Luckhurst and Siena Sahota.
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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 15th April 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
The 18 North lost 5-1 at home to Chorleywood in division 2 of the West Herts Youth League with Harrison Gates scoring the North's consolation goal and he was also joint man of the match. There were two other players who were named player of the match and they were Ben Dimmock and Victor Dehon.
Playing a mid-week fixture on a lovely summer evening saw the 16 East beat Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes at home 5-3 in a Watford Friendly League White Division with two goals from Ben Adshead and two goals from Harry Peter. The fifth goal was a fantastic volley from Hayden Tominey-Smith whilst the man of the match went to captain Ben Spencer who gave 100% throughout the game.
The St Albans U16s EJA were away to Hemel Town EJA at and they played on the new Hemel School 3G pitch. The Saints started where they left off last week with some excellent passing through the final third of the pitch and they took an early lead following a good move with Joe Parrett finding BILLY OWEN who calmly found the net by lobbing the ball over the advancing keeper's head. The 16 EJA continued their good work and scored a second midway through the first half with Ed Mann slotting a through ball to BILLY OWEN for him score his second goal of the match with yet another neat finish. The half ended 2-0 to Saints. Saints started the second half slowly in contrast to Hemel who upped their game scoring 2 quick goals in two minutes. The game then settled down with both sides playing good football and creating chances. With 10 minutes to go Saints suddenly found their form narrowly missing from a Tom Carmichael header whilst Joe Parrett fired just wide and then a Ryan Orde free kick whizzed just wide of the far post. With a few minutes left MOM Max Hodgson broke free down the left the ball was blocked and bounced head high which was then hooked towards goal by Hodgson but was then headed of the line by a Hemel defender. Game ended 2-2 a great advert for EJA football between two sides that have been playing against each other since they were Under 7s.
James Knapp scored both 16 West's goals as they lost 4-2 at home to Bushey & Oxhey Dragons in a division 2 league fixture.
Away to Northwood White were the 16 East and they took an early lead with a well taken goal from Jack Latter, but the home team quickly scored an equaliser and then just before half time man of the match Jack Latter struck again with a second goal for the East to win the game 2-1.
ST ALBANS CITY FC 15 EJA 2 POTTERS BAR 15 EJA 1.
On a nice warm evening at London Colney FC saw the Saints 15 EJA take on Potters Bar 15 EJA in a top of the table clash and right from the off the Saints played high press which put the visitors on the back foot right from the first whistle. Following a Jamie Willing cross saw Benny Stacey fire in a effort which went just wide and then Joe Vance put over a good ball into the box and once again Benny Stacey went close. Stacey then setup Josh Forster whose cracking low strike whizzed past the far upright and then it was the turn of Josh Forster to play the ball to Benny Stacey inside who instantly turned his marker but Kai Edwards (no relation) mad a fine save by blocking his shot.
Next up was Jack McShane going close with a header which went just over the crossbar following a corner kick from Joe Vance but at last the young Saints took the lead when Benny Stacey out on the left wing won the ball and then put over an inch perfect ball into the box for JOSH FORSTER to send a looping header into the back of the net despite the Potters Bar custodian Kai Edwards getting a touch but he could not stop the ball from crossing the line.
Potters Bar tried to hit back quickly, and Archie Smith nipped in but Billy Thomson was quick off his line to thwart him as Smith rushed his shot and fired the ball wide of the far post and for the Saints Bradley Young went close, but Kai Edwards pulled off a good save to his left.
In the second half Bradley Young fired a rising shot just over whilst Josh Forster following his good run into the box saw his shot blocked by a defender. For the Saints saw Harry Bailey tidying up at the back as Potters Bar pressed for an equaliser which they finally got when after a quick break which saw the Saints have at least three chances to clear the ball which they failed to do and there was the man on the spot Archie SMITH to drill the ball low in the bottom left hand corner past Billy Thomson to make it 1-1.
Potters Bar joy was short lived because the young Saints hit back when they put the visitors defence again under pressure and firstly Bradley Young had a shot blocked and then Benny Stacey hit the post but from the rebound saw the man of the hour JOE VANCE pounce on the loose ball and with great calm he promptly drilled the ball low into the far left corner for a great finish and to give the Saints 15 EJA all three points with a 2-1 win.
At half to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes who are the division one league leaders saw the 15 Central keep them to a 1-0 lead with keeper Joe Moss making some outstanding saves during the first half plus a resolute defence. In the second half Central scored an equaliser when on 59 minutes Daniel Onochie-Williams out jumped a defender at the far post to make it 1-1. Five minutes before the final whistle Daniel Onochie-Williams made it 2-1 after good work from Callum Cornish and they Jack Percy with two minutes to go gave the Central a great 3-1 win with another good goal. In the second half Matty Bleakley and Ollie Gilmour both came to add fresh legs to the Central's attack whilst Josh Penning who worked tirelessly in a holding midfield role was named man of the match.
Away to Evergreen were the 15 Orient and the game was contested by two evenly matched teams with seven goals being scored but the Orient finished on the wrong end of a 4-3 defeat. Scoring for the Orient were Tom Cox and Samuel Beasley with two quality strikes whilst the third goal was a excellent head from man of the match Harry Turner.
The Beast from the East otherwise known as the 15 East saw them win 3-2 at home against Hemel Town Youth White with goals from Freddie Collins, Anton Nicolas Sahota plus a meatball header for the winning goal from Dylan Winfield. The man of the match was awarded to Saber El Bzioui.
The 15 South were playing Borehamwood Youth Crusaders at home and during the first half a header from Anthony Graham hit the near post following a free kick from Adam Robinson and then Kai Henry-Smith had a goal disallowed given a marginal offside decision. For Borehamwood saw Seb Drozd strike the crossbar and then George Monery pounced on a back pass and found the back of the net with low drive past the keeper to give the South a 1-0 win.
Goals from Jack O'Rahilly, Sam Tillin and Tom Randall gave the 14 Boreal a 3-0 home win over Sarrett Rebels with the quick-thinking Jake Clarke who directs all the action from defence to attack.
The 14 South boosted their chances of finishing in second place in division 2 with a hard fought 3-2 victory over local rivals Sun Sports. The South went 2-0 up after 15 minutes with goals from Tom Every and Tyler Channer but Sun Sports hit back and scored two goals and from then on dominated possession and looked like they were going to win. Very late in the game Tyler Channer notched his second of the match with a brilliant solo effort but it still took an excellent save from keeper Jasper Robb to secure the 3 points. The man of the match went to Sam Hicks who behind many of the moves in the South's attacks.
At home to Highgate & Muswell Hill Galaxy were the 14 North and at half time the score was 0-0 but in the second it liven up with with the visitors taking the lead three times to be 3-2 up midway through the second half. The North though hit back to finally win the match 5-3 after a great comeback. Scoring the goals for the North was their man of the match Ryan Corcoran who hit a fantastic hat-trick and then both Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy and Daniel Curran scored one goal apiece to wrap up a fine match.
At home to Bushey & Oxhey Cougars were the 13 South and they had a sound 5-1 victory with Oliver Wynne scoring an excellent hat-trick whilst Alfie Parkins and Matthew Martin both scored one each. The man of the match went to defender George Beasley who always gives 100%.
The 13 East had a friendly at home against Wheathampstead Sharks and they took the lead when Henry Thomas at the far post scored from close range after a good ball into the box from Wes Mudziviri, but the Sharks hit back just before half time with a fine strike from Matthew Hargreaves. In the second half a goal from Joe Poulton made it 2-1 and then he scored another goal following a good pass from Henry Thomas to make it 3-1. Joe Poulton then played the ball to Wes Mudziviri who sprinted clear and after going around the keeper saw he calmly stroke the ball into the unguarded net to make the final score 4-1.
The 12 South played a Yellow Division fixture at home against Maccabi London Lions Green which saw George Dalton score a great hat-trick with three fine strikes which the keeper could not stop. The final score was 5-3 to the South with both Mason Leigertwood and Freddie Reeves scoring a goal each whilst the man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Freddie Edwards.
The 12 West lost 2-1 at home to Nascot Wood with Jensen Dean scoring the only goal for the West whilst right back Zack Perry picked up the man of the match title.
Playing a double header were the 12 Central and their opponents were Tring Tornadoes Tigers and in the first match saw them win 4-1 with goals from Jack Bromwich, Ben Coulling, Charl Mason and Matthew Penfold. In the second game the Central once again came on top this time with a 6-2 victory. Scoring the goals for Central were Matthew Penfold and Oliver Taylor both with a brace each whilst David Lacobucci and Akere Ngu netted one apiece. The man of the match in both matches was Barnaby Choudhry who had a brilliant at left back in both games.
Away to Hemel Aces Tigers saw Bertie Postema score a fantastic goal for the 11 Orient and his vision also setup a composed finish by Alex Hails for goal number two. Antonio Desiderio was named man of the match for his excellent display in defence and the midfield.
At home to Comets Red were the 11 South and they scored a few goals in a very entertaining game and scoring these were Sam Estell 2, Ben Browing, Freddie Yeo, Daniele Distadio plus one from man of the match Ian Carassco.
Wait for it, the first goalscorer for the 11 West in their home match with Sun Postal Blue was Jacob Nyamupingidza with a fine finish whilst the second went to Charlie Rose with Josh Ladyman being awarded the man of the match after a great captain's performance in the midfield.
Defender Tom Flower was named man of the match for the 11 East in their away game Hertford Hawks.
The 11 Dragons were back to breathing fire in their away game against Hertford Town Lions in a very entertaining game and man of the match Mikey Napier found the back of the net 4 times with four good finishes.
Dewayne Mitchell scored a hat-trick for the 11 Spartans in their home match with Frontiers Youth Jaguars in a Maroon division fixture in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League.
Away to Watton Youth were the 11 Saxons and they were also playing a Maroon division match and scoring a goal apiece were Jasper Button, Zak Black and Finlay Murphy.
Away to Frontiers Youth Panthers were the 10 North in a Purple division league match and scoring three goals for the North was their man of the match Matthew Baker. Also scoring for the young Saints were Chris Datubo and Archie Leggat-Martin.
Also playing in the Purple division were the 10 East and they were at home to Barnet Azzurri Tornadoes and scoring a goal each were Leon Rainey, Arthur Vessey, Max Pearson plus one for man of the match Ben Wigmore.
George Lasbrey, Daniel Day and Alex Evershed all netted a goal each for the 10 West in their home game with Bengeo Tigers.
The 10 South travelled to Wheathampstead Panthers in a Yellow Mid Herts Rural Minors match and Jacob Thomas was in good form in that he scored five goals whilst man of the match Micah Onwuemena scored hit a hat-trick. Theo Price did not want to be left out and so he popped up with one goal.
The 9 West could only field six players in their away game with Potters Bar Crusaders Blues and scoring for the young Saints was Michael Glowacki with Freddie Thorp picking up the man of the match title.
Hugo Smith battled hard in the midfield for the 9 North's home match with Watton Youth Dragons and twice he was very unlucky with shots that hit the post. Oliver Ajaegbu scored the North's first goal after a great through ball from Josh Cassidy whilst Oliver Ajaegbu also netted the second after he pounced on the loose ball following a shot from Zac Iman which was pushed out by the Watton keeper and Olic Fan had set the chance up with a good cross into the box. Also for the North saw Ronnie Wilton, Alfie Reed and Daniel Tiffen all have good games.
The 9 Central played Bushey Rangers Red at home and scoring a goal for the Central was Dan Oldfield.
The 9 Romans were in marching form against Welwyn Garden City Typhoons and scoring a hat-trick was Ross Hayden and Max Ramsey also popped up with three goals as well. It was an impressive team performance and all the team deserved man of the match.
In the Emerald division of the Mid Herts Rural Minors League saw the 8 North play Cheshunt Youth Black at home and scoring the first two goals for them was Will Anfield whilst Henry Pagett chipped in with one literally. The man of the match was Henry Schmidt who made countless crucial tackles in midfield and he also put in a sterling performance in goal.
The 8 South also had a home fixture in the Purple division and they played Codicote Youth Gold and scoring a goal apiece for the South were Fin Henry and Finlay Seabrook whilst Lucas Thomas had a strong game in defence.
Billy Stone and Alex Hooper scored for the 8 Orient in their Blue division home match with Welwyn Garden City Whirlwinds which turned out to be a very fine game between two entertaining teams.
There were certainly some goals flying around the Girls section this weekend and we start with the 17 Girls playing at home to the 18 Girls and with the hosts fielding only nine players saw the visitors drop down to nine to be sporting. At half time the scoreline was 4-0 to the 18 Girls and they proved just to strong using the three subs they had whilst the 17 Girls had none. Scoring most of the goals for the 18's in their 10-2 victory was the player of the match Emily Schofield who scored 7 goals with three other players scoring one apiece and they were Shauna Smith, Nicola Gosling on her 200th appearance and Mary Leach with her first goal in 5 seasons. Scoring for the 17 Girls were Charlotte Banks and Anna Fuller whilst winger Lorna Speed was named as their player of the match.
The 16 Girls played a friendly against Kings Langley and won 3-2 with two goals from Emily Sibley and one from Melissa Trulock.
At home to Watford Ladies Harts were the 14 Girls and at half time the score was 1-1 with the Lady Saints goal being scored by player of the match Anna-Marie Spears whilst in the second period Nicole Plumb popped up with the winning goal to make the final score 2-1 to the 14 Girls.
Attacking midfielder Jemima Avery put the 12 Girls South 1-0 up in their away match with Hitchin Belles Whites but before the break Hitchin scored an equaliser. Once again in the second half Jemima Avery broke away to score another goal her second of the match to give the 12 Girls South a 2-1 victory. The player of the match was awarded to the whole team.
Both the 11 Girls teams played one another in the Pink Division of the Herts Girls Partnership and scoring a hat-trick for the 11 Girls North was Scarlett Mills with Hannah Pope netting one. Goalscorer for the 11 Girls South was Purdy Brook with the players of the match being Hannah Litton and Marina McCullen for the North Girls and Elisa Hebblethwaite for the South.
Esme Dickson scored the goal for the 10 Girls home match with Denham Utd Ladies Wildcats with defender Olive Jones being named player of the match.
At home to Chorleywood Lions were the 9 Girls Central and scoring goals for the young Saints were Lauren Viney 4, Enya Brewster 3, Holly Bates 3, Melaine Jones 3, Emily Ball 2, Lucy Hosty 2 and Alicia Gibson. The player of the match was given to all members of the team for a fine display.
The Girl of the match was awarded to Rachel Kincaid who scored 5 goals for the 9 Girls North in their home game with Berkhamsted Raiders Galac whilst Thegan Atwell also netted five goals as well. Also getting on the scoresheet were Verity Lobina with 2 and Shea Fagan with one.
The 8 Girls played Garston Ladies Lions away and after a good display from both teams saw Olivia Wood score two goals for the * Girls whilst Matilda Flynn and Jasmine Mercer scored one apiece with Mercer's goal being a fantastic effort. The player of the match was awarded to Sacha Davies for her tireless work and some great saves during her stint in goal.
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The 18 East who were at home to Harvesters East in the semi-final of the Watford Friendly League saw them reach their third final in 3 seasons with a fine 3-1 win over their opponents. Gio Basile scored two of the goals whilst Joe Stockwell with a cool finish from just outside the box sealed the victory and sent the boys into the final. The man of match was awarded to Jack Stern.
The Saints U16s EJA played away at Newport Pagnell on Sunday and the Saints knew this would be a tough game following a close draw there earlier on in the season.
On a heavy pitch Newport Pagnell started the more positive creating 4 good chances in the first 15 minutes. The Saints then came into the game finding space in midfield moving the ball quickly with the front 3 pressing high. The deadlock was broken on 30 mins when a great through ball saw the Newport Pagnell keeper come rushing out of his box to clear the ball but Brad Simm closed him down quickly blocking the clearance before controlling the ball and curling it into the net from 25 yards. The remainder of the half saw some good football from both sides, but the Saints kept their lead.
Saints started the second half on the front foot defending resolutely and moving the ball quickly through the thirds creating chances however unable to secure the second goal. With 10 minutes to go Newport Pagnell made several changes as they pressed for an equaliser, and we're unlucky seeing the Saints centre half Jarvis Wilkins making 3 goal line clearances. Newport Pagnell then thought they had equalised following a slick move through the middle which found their centre forward and he hit a low shot towards the bottom corner only to be thwarted by a fine first save from Saints keeper Sam Galatis who then pulled off an unbelievable double save from the rebounds. The Saints then came very close to a second goal following quick counter attack down the right saw Jamie Armstrong supply a cross to the far post which Ryan Orde just failed to convert. With 2 minutes to go the Saints attacked down the left, Billy Owen received the ball in the penalty area beat two defenders before shooting which the Newport Pagnell keeper could only parry into the path of Max Hodgson who slotted home from 3 yards out. Saints saw out the remaining few minutes for a 2 - 0 victory with MOM going to Chris Rowe for an excellent midfield display.
The 16 East lost 5-0 away to Harvesters South and being named man of the match for the East went to goalkeeper Luca Kershaw.
Also going down to a few goals was the 16 West who lost 7-0 away to Park Street Village and no further info was sent in.
In the West Herts Youth League Division 1 saw the 15 Central race into a 3-0 lead after eleven minutes at home to Kings Langley Lions and five minutes later it became 5-0 at which point the game was won. A very solid defensive display which was organised by captain Rob Brown who helped to subdue any Kings Langley attacks. Going forward saw Matt Roome and Calum Cornish causing problems out wide whilst Ollie Gilmour played with speed through the middle so all 3 proved too strong for the Lions which resulted in a 11-0 win for Central. Man of the match Ollie Gilmour scored four goals whilst Calum Cornish hit a hat-trick with Daniel Onochie- Williams netting a brace and then came Matt Roome and Matty Bleakey scoring one goal apiece to wrap-up the scoreline.
ST ALBANS CITY FC 15 EJA 3 WARE 15 EJA 3.
Well if you were a neutral supporter this is this the game to watch but if you supported either it was nerve racking as play switched from end to end with both teams creating plenty of chances.
Earlier on for the young Saints saw Josh Forster burst into the box from the left and his low shot was blocked and then Forster sent Jack McShane clear with a neat through ball but McShane's effort brushed the outside of the far post with the ball at least taking a flake of paint off as went past with the Ware keeper rooted to his line.
For the Saints saw Billy Thomson their keeper brought into the action next when he pulled off a great save following a well taken free kick by Solomon James. Then for the home side saw Joe Vance curl in a well flighted free kick which saw Jack McShane's firm header saved whilst for Ware that man Solomon James again went close but this time his effort went just over the crossbar.
Well a goal had to come and it was who got the break through with a quick break down the left whereupon the ball was swept across the box and racing in at the far post was Tommy SHEPHERD who scored with a close range effort.
The young Saints quickly struck back when JOSH FORSTER from 25 yards struck a beautiful curling shot into the top right hand corner to make it 1-1. Forster nearly added to the scoreline when he broke clear into the box only to see the Ware keeper block his low drive with his legs and then Forster was in action again this time only to see his rising shot brush the top of the crossbar as it went over right on the stroke of half time.
The second half was only a few minutes old when Ware retook the lead when Reece CROWTHER waltzed past three defenders and fired a fine shot over Billy Thomson to make it 2-1. Tommy Shepherd then hit a fantastic shot which saw the Saints keeper equal to as he pulled off a great save by tipping the ball around his near post.
Billy Thomson then had a hand in the Saints equaliser when following his long drop kick forward which was helped on its way to the feet of JOSH FORSTER who pushed the ball passed the advancing Ware keeper whereupon FORSTER from a couple of yards out rolled the ball into the unguarded net to make it 2-2.
Soon it was 3-2 to the Saints 15 EJA when out on the left wing saw Harry Brady win the ball and he crossed it low right across the box for the nippy JOE VANCE to race in at the back post and sweep the ball home(Saints supporters going wild at this stage).
Ware though were not going to let this go and James Shepherd went very close but once again Billy Thomson was equal to it and made yet another fine save. Ware though did snatch an equaliser to make the final score 3-3 when a corner kick found Tommy Shepherd at far post whereupon he drilled the ball low past Thomson.
For the Saints Forster, McShane and Brady all went close whilst for the visitors saw Brian Pinto free kick tipped around the far post following yet another great save from my man of the match Billy Thomson. Tommy Shepherd nearly added to the score when he chipped the ball over the advancing Thomson and as the ball raced towards the goal in rushed Kyle Rahoo to make a vital goal-line clearance and keep the score at 3-3.
The Saints 15 EJA now sit at the top of the EJA Herts league table on 38 points and they are 2 points clear of second place Potters Bar.
The 14 Boreal were away to Watford Youth Sports and following a exciting match in which seven goals were scored eventually saw Boreal come out on top by winning by four goals to three. Scoring the goals for Boreal were Oscar Evans, Jason Murphy, Jack O'Rahilly plus one for man of the match Mark Lake.
Playing a double header were the 13 North and their opponents were Boreham Wood Knights and in the first match saw the North win 2-0 with a goal from Ben Freestone in the first half and one from Perez Waterberg in the second period. In the second match saw the North take a 4-0 lead into the break with goals from Elliot Johnson, Tom Pinkham, Perez Waterberg and Ben Freestone. Joseph Beardon added a fifth goal in the second half for the North to run-out 5-0 winners and this saw them take all six points and now they sit top of the Red Division of the WFL.
The 12 Central who were playing Bedmond Youth away found themselves up against it with their opponents having 3 players more than them (Damm these school trips) but Central dug deep and with an amazing effort eventually ran-out 1-0 winners. Scoring the only goal of the match was Oli Taylor whilst the match of the match went to Akere Ngu who certainly gives it 110%.
The 12 West looked like they had eaten to much chocolate over Easter as the home team Hemel Echoes scored three goals to take a 3-0 lead at the break. In the second half produced a more recognisable performance with man of the match Lewy Bullock pulling one back from the penalty spot. Next Charlie Clark added another to make it 3-2 and with this being a must win league game a defender was sacrificed for a forward but somehow the shooting boots must have been left at home as Hemel scored 2 more goals to win the game 5-2.
Carlos Johnson scored the only goal for the 12 Boreal as they lost 6-1 at home to Chorleywood with Jackson McArthur who had a fine game at right back and then when he was switched to the right midfield saw him being named man of the match.
The 11 Arrows played a friendly against AFC Walken Whites and it was an entertaining game which finally ended all square at 4-4. Man of the match Joe Clinton scored two goals with both Thomas Maher and Ben Pearman scoring one each.
The 11 West were at home to Evergreen and scoring for the West were Kai Stevens and man of the match Tommy (Ian Junior) Morgan with both goals being scored from inside the box with some neat finishing.
Man of the match Arthur Rennie-Sivell was in fine form when struck four goals for the 10 East in their home match against Stevenage Borough Junior Blacks. Also scoring were Danny Quinn, Ben Wigmore, Max Pearson and Arthur Vessey who all scored one apiece.
The 10 South in the Yellow Division of the MHRM League played Ware Whites away and scoring a goal apiece for the South were Micah Onwuemena, Theo Price and Jacob Thomas who was also named man of the match.
At home to Ware Youth Blues saw man of the match Chris Datubo score one goal for the 10 North in the first half.
At home to Pro Direct Academy White were the 9 East and scoring three goals for the young Saints was their star player Leo Hooper-Walters with a couple of them being sizzling free kicks. This was a excellent performance from the whole team, Nikhil Jagota, David Spears, Brian Baum, Ricky Roberts, Will John and Gabriel Odumlami.
Max Ramsey scored a fine goal for the 9 Romans in their away game with Broxbourne Utd Green with Matthew Ellis picking up the man of the match award.
There were plenty of goals for both sides in the match between the 8 East and Bushey Rangers and once again Junior Mitchell was in fine form as he struck five goals and he was well supported by Ollie Lee who hit four. The man of the match was awarded to Thomas Bridge who linked up well with midfield and the attack.
At home to Sumners Youth were the 8 North and getting on the scoresheet for them after a fine team display was man of the match Will Anfield with 2 whilst Noah Fox and Sam McCree both scored one each whilst there was also one own goal.
For the 8 West saw Paolo Lacobucci and Cory Featherstone score a goal each for them in their away match with Ware Youth.
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The 16 Girls were away to Garston Ladies Panthers and earlier in the match the 16 Girls South found themselves 1-0 down but they hit back quickly with Alice Benson equalising after a one on one with the keeper. The Lady Saints missed a few chances and then conceded two more goals to go in at the break 3-1 down. In the second period it became 5-1 before Lauren Walker struck with a lovely shot to pull a goal back but Garston scored another 3 goals to win 8-2. There was joint player of the match and it went to Emily Sibley for her first half performance whilst Alice Benson won it for her second half display.
The 15 Girls were way below full strength due to school holidays whilst their opponents Hendon were not, and their hosts certainly showed their top of the table form as they rattled in seven goals to win the match 7-1. Scoring the consolation goal for Lady Saints was Mia Pinkham whilst there were 3 joint players of the match and they were Anna Gifford, Maisie Grayland and Sophie Veal.
Leading 4-1 at half time were the 14 Girls North who were playing Bishops Stortford Girls at home and by the final whistle the Lady Saints had added another two to win 6-1. Scoring a hat-trick was Zoe Cowan whilst Mia Eyles popped up with a brace and then Nicole Plumb netted the sixth and final goal. The player of the match went to Nicole Foley who had a great game in the back four.
Away to Potters Bar Girls were the 12 Girls North and after a very tight game saw the home team snatch all three points with a late winner to win the match 3-2. Scoring both of the North's goals was the player of the match Danford Thisbe who really showed off her dribbling skills when scoring those two goals.
The 12 Girls South lost 4-0 away to Hoddesdon Owls with Beth Watson who had a fine in defence being named player of the match.
The Under 10s Girls took part in the Hertfordshire FA Youth Futsal Cup at Hertfordshire University:
Players in attendance were Emma Bracey, Emily Edgecombe, Vanessa and Alessia Cipolla, Esme Dickson, Teagan Scarlett and Rebecca Smith.
They Lost 1-0 to the winning team Hitchin and drew 3 (Berkhampsted failed to turn up so 3-0 win were awarded to each team)
Garston Jaguars 1-1 with Esme Dickson scored the goal
Garston Punma 1-1 and Rebecca Smith scored the goal.
Watford 0-0, And Hitchin lost 1-0
Lauren Viney struck the perfect hat-trick for the 9 Girls Central in their away match against Hemel Hempstead Girls and in doing so she was named player of the match.
Also playing away were the 9 Girls North and they were playing Hemel Girls Red and following a very close game saw Verity Lobina score two goals whilst Shea Fagan scored one. the player of the match was awarded to Thegan Atwell.
Olivia Wood, Demi Hall and Sacha Davies scored a goal apiece for the 8 Girls in their home match with Berkhamsted Raiders Girls whilst the save of the match came with Matilda Flynn making a brilliant diving save in the second half. The player of the match was awarded to Alexa Johnson who gave a commanding display in the midfield and defence. It was a very enjoyable game with both teams playing well.
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At home to Aston Clinton were the 18 North and they were in goal scoring form with a 9-1 victory and leading the goalscorers was Matt Breeze with a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Archie Hall 2, Jack Hughes 2, George Heeley and Cameron Clark whilst Callum Sweeney was named man of the match.
Away to Whetstone Wanderers were the 18 East and they gave a battling performance with the first 40 minutes with only nine players and finally they ended up with only 7 on the pitch that could run and at the final whistle saw them lose only by two goals to one. Lucas Martindale scored the East's goal whilst Ollie Pawlaczek who covered every blade of the grass was named man of the match.
The 16 East won 2-1 at home to Belstone FC with Jack Latter scoring the first goal after a dazzling mazy run and a great finish whilst Belstone scored an equaliser just before half time. In the second half Ben Adshead scored a lovely goal for the East to finish winners by two goals to one with Harry Peter being named man of the match.
Adam Johnson scored the only goal for the 16 West in their 3-1 defeat at home by Kings Langley Ospreys.
The 16 Orient lost 3-1 to Kings Langley Kestrels but no information sent in.
The Saints u15 EJA side were playing away to Newport Pagnell Town in the EJA league cup semi-final and in an even opening 10 mins the Saints started to get on top with Josh Forster having a couple of chances with one just missing the target whilst the other saw the Newport Town keeper making a very good save by getting down low and pushing his shot around the post.
Jack Kelly looked like he had given the Saints the lead after he went around the keeper his shot was cleared off the line by a covering defender and then against the run of play Newport broke away and scored with first attack and although Billy Thomson made a good save there was Josh CANN on hand to tap in the rebound to put Newport 1-0 up.
Within minutes though JOE VANCE had scored an equalising goal with a cracking free kick and although the Saints continued to play the better football they just could score that second goal through some fine goalkeeping from the Newport Pagnell keeper David Saunders.
Just before the break after a goalmouth scramble following a free kick into the box saw the ball take deflection which gave Billy Thomson no chance and once again the hosts had gone back in front to take a 2-1 lead.
The young Saints started the second half on fire putting Newport under constant pressure with shots raining down on the Newport Pagnell goal with Bradley Young having a effort thumping the post whilst a cracking shot from Jack McShane smashed against the crossbar.
For a while it looked an equaliser was not going to come but then with fifteen minutes to go a cross from Joe Vance from the right wing was met by JOSH FORSTER to level the scores again and with the Saints now running riot and Newport left with nothing to offer JOSH FORSTER made it 3-2 after he ran onto a Ben Kirby through ball and drilled the ball low into the back of the net for his second goal of the match and the winning goal.
This is their second consecutive EJA league cup final after a very strong team performance and the final will be held at Haverhill Rovers FC 13:30 KO against Ware Town.
The 15 Orient started slowly at home to Watford Youth White and they quickly found themselves a goal down, but they hit back within a couple of minutes with a firm header from Tom Cox and then following a flowing move Tom Cox struck another goal with a good finish to make it 2-1 at half time. In the second period Joe McCarthy made it 3-1 with a stunning long range shot with Harry Turner adding a fourth which was reward for his constant threat and assisting in the first half goals. Late on in the game Watford pulled a goal back to make the final score 4-2 to the Orient. The man of the match was awarded to Daniel Sands.
The 15 South played Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars away and despite the midfielder engine Kyle Rogers who was voted man of the match the 15 South eventually lost 3-0.
Away to P.S.V. or Park Street Village were the 15 West and eventually lost to the odd goal in seven with the final score being 4-3 to their hosts. Scoring for the West were David Joyner who bagged a brace whilst Samuel Pollard popped up with a single with Millan Sanderson picking up the man of the match title.
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Red saw the 15 Central play their first match since February 1st due to the poor weather and were unsurprisingly rusty and they conceded three goals in the first half. Berkhamsted then scored two more goals in the second period to lose 5-0 despite the man of the match captain Rob Brown trying to rally moral.
The 14 East Blue were at home to 100% Soccer School Blues and they took the lead with a low drive from Sammy Gosine, but the visitors quickly hit back when Jayden Coote fired home into the bottom right corner. After this it became the Brandon Trainis roadshow when he hit home four goals to make the score at half time 5-1. The first went in off the far post whilst the next he slotted past the advancing keeper following a good pass from Will Austin. He completed his hat-trick when the visiting keeper Mustafa Tchiou miskicked the ball straight to him and Brandon Trainis hit it straight into the back of the net. Just before the break he scored his fourth goal when he hooked the ball home from close range after a good ball into the box by Dan Gant. Mustafa Tchiou then pulled off a tremendous save by tipping over the bar a close-range effort from Tom Merritt. In the second half Brandon Trainis scored his fifth goal after a brilliant solo run into the box and then Joe Stone made it 7-1 with a 25-yard effort over the keeper whilst Dan Gant made it 8-1 with a simple tap in from close range. Trainis then setup Dan Gant to hit home goal number nine and a few minutes later he struck the foot of the far post. Finlay Killner swept home goal number ten and then Tom Merritt scored a brace to make the final score 12-1. The 14 East Blue are top of the Green Division in the WFL twelve points clear whilst Brandon Trainis goal tally is now at 23.
The 14 Boreal swept Chorleywood Hurricanes away with a 4-1 win with two goals from Tom Randell and singles from Ben Wick and Alex Lawlor-Gallardo with Oscar Ryan winning the man of the match title.
The 14 South at home in a division 2 match against Croxley Green White drew 1-1 with a brilliant strike from Tyler Channer whilst forward Sam Hicks picked up the man of the award for the South.
At home to Edgware Town were the 13 North and they hit four goals to win the match 4-0 with goals from Rui Clements-Kelly, Ben Freestone, Perez Waterberg and Jake Watkins.
The 13 East drew 2-2 away to AC Finchley with goals from Henry Thomas and Wes Mudziviri with Alejandro Wood being named man of the match after giving a tenacious display in midfield.
James Liversidge scored the consolation goal for the 13 West in 5-1 defeat at home against Watford Youth Sports Black in WHYL Junior League Cup semi-final whilst midfielder Dylan Bramall was named man of the match for the West.
In another cup match this time the quarter final of the Challenge Cup saw the 13 South go down 2-1 at home to Little Gaddesden with the visitors scoring a very late winner. The South's goal was scored by the hard-working forward Matthew Martin who also went close on a couple of other occasions as well during the game.
In the semi-final of the Intermediate League Cup saw the 12 West take on Hemel Echoes and the West after a superb team performance went on to win 7-1 with Charlie Clark starting the ball rolling by scoring an early goal. Isaac Templeton then made it 2-0 before Charlie Clark scored again this time from the penalty spot to make the scoreline 3-0 at half time. In the second half Charlie Clark scored another goal to complete his hat-trick and then there were further goals from Jensen Dean, Lewyn Bullock and Archie Connolly to wrap up the goalscoring for the West. Lenny Brandon was voted man of the match after giving an excellent defensive display.
Man of the match Arthur Merriden struck two goals in the 12 Orient 3-1 win at home to Aston Clinton Colts with the third goal being scored by Archie Bentley.
Away to Croxley Green Emerald were the 12 Boreal which saw a match dominated by the young Saints with doubles from both of their strikers Charlie Gunthardt and Carlos Johnson to win the game 4-0. This was an outstanding performance from team Boreal
with some excellent passing over 2nd place Croxley and picking up the man of the match award was Ali Nawar for a superb display at left back.
At home in the Junior League cup semi-final of the WHYL were the 12 Central and they were playing Harpenden Colts Jets and after a close and even game it was the Jets who snatched the win with a 2-1 victory. Scoring the goal for Central was Matthew Croston whilst defender Jack Bromwich was named man of the match.
In a top of the table clash between the 12 Victoria and Berkhamsted Raiders Red saw the match end in a 0-0 draw with Martin Flore being voted man of the match for the Vics.
The 11 Spartans played the 11 Romans in a Maroon league game and there were goals from Freddie Durbridge, Dewayne Mitchell and Zevik Cowell.
Finlay Murphy scored two goals for the 11 Saxons as they played Wodson Park at home and Jasper Button also got on the scoresheet as well.
Playing wait for it, Pro Direct Academy BXB Black in a Red Division semi-final match at home were the 11 Arrows and after a very tight game saw Pro Direct snatch a very late winner although Thomas Maher was very unlucky for the Arrows when he saw his shot rebound back off the post. Jake Lee had a great game in goal for the Arrows whilst Max Wheelan was named man of the match for his superb man marking during the game.
Away to Hertford Harts were the 11 East and hitting three goals for the East was man of the match Will Antcliffe with Sam McGorrian also getting on the scoresheet with one.
Scoring a goal for the 11 Central in a home friendly match against Croxley Green was man of the match Steven Tchoudi.
Also playing a home friendly game were the 11 West and their opponents were Hemel Aces Lions and scoring a goal for the West was their man of the match Charlie Jacob.
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Blue were the 11 South and after turning in a great all-round team performance saw man of the match Owen Weaver score one goal and Ben Soll popped up with one as well both of the goals were scored in the second half.
The 11 Orient were away to Comets Red in a WHYL Red division league game and scoring the first goal for the Orient was Antonio Desiderio with a brilliant 25-yard free kick and then came some excellent goals from Lucas Berry 2, Bertie Postema 2 and Ollie Jay. The man of the match went to Vicente Bender who put in a great performance both at the back and in goal.
Also, in a cup semi-final in the Purple Division of the M.H.R.M. League were the 10 North and they were away to Ware Youth Blue and at full time the score was 2-2 with both Eddie Diprose and Matthew Baker scoring for the North. So to penalties and the North went through to the final after winning 2-0 from the resulting spot kicks. Scoring these were Matthew Baker and Christopher Datubo.
The 9 West were at home to Cheshunt Youth Ambers in the semi-final of the Emerald Division Cup and after a slow start the West got going with the man of the match Will Stone scoring four goals. The final score was 7-2 to the young Saints with the other scorers being Jack Burke, Niall Rodrigues and Freddie Thorp.
Away to Ware Youth Blue saw Josh Cassidy hit four fine goals for the 9 North with further efforts from Ted Stebbens, Oliver Ajaegbu, Olic Fan whilst Eddie Johnson scored the first goal direct from a corner kick.
Playing Wheathampstead Panthers at home were the 9 Central and a goal each for them were Joshua Gibson, Max Haylock and Guy Kusman.
In the WFL Rory Tiger Under 8's league saw the 8 East play Hinton & Finchley away and scoring goals for them was Junior Mitchell with a brace whilst Ollie Lee scored one and being named man of the match Bailey Fennel.
The 18 Girls trailed three times away to Harpenden Colts Chameleons but each time they fought back to earn a 3-3 draw. Scoring the first equaliser was Shauna Smith with a cross-cum-shot and then Shauna Smith netted her second goal to make it 2-2. The third equalising goal followed a superb individual run with a spectacular finish from Danielle Tyler to make the final score 3-3 and for this she was crowned Player of the match. The whole team showed great resilience to come back 3 times and force a draw.
The 17 Girls but that they did lose 2-0 away to Harvesters in a Shield match after the young Lady Saints could only field 9 players which eventually went down to 8.
First division Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were just strong for division two 16 Girls South in their home Herts Girls Partnership Shield match and at half time saw the visitors lead 2-0. Tottenham then scored two more goals but then after a excellent passing move saw STACY score with a well-placed shot from Amy Gowan to make it 4-1 but Spurs went on to score a couple more goals to run-out 6-1 winners. It was still a good battling display from the Lady Saints though with the player of the match going Claudia Scrimgeour.
There was great performance from the 15 Girls in their league cup semi-final against league opponents and rivals Hendon (who have not lost a single game in 2 years). Hendon started the match well scoring a few minutes after the kick off, but the STACY girls quickly hit back with Mia Pinkham scoring a equalise duly assisted by Abbie Scanion free kick. The same combination worked again this time after a long throw-in from Abbie Scanion saw Mia Pinkham score her second of the match to make the score at half time 2-2. Mia Pinkham was fire for the whole of the match and she scored another two goals in the second half to her tally to four for the match and she was helped by Mathilda Finburgh who set-up both of the goals for the 15 Girls to win the game 4-3. It was a fantastic performance from all of the Girls and the 15 Girls are looking forward to play Hendon again on what will be the match to determine the league champions. The whole squad was voted Player of the match.
At home to Bury Rangers Youth Girls were the 14 Girls North and they fought out a 1-1 draw with the player of the match Amy Cowan scoring a fine equalising goal.
A goal from girl of the match Rosie Littlechild plus another goal from Faine Harper saw the 13 South Girls beat Garston Girls Pumas 2-1 away in division 4 of the Herts Girls Partnership.
The 12 Girls North were at home to Hitchin Belles Whites Girls and despite playing well the North Girls eventually lost 4-0 with the player of the match going to goalkeeper Edda Scheving who was outstanding between the sticks.
There was welcome return to the 11 Girls South team from Amelia Onyems who put in a powerful performance in midfield in their home match with Harvesters. There was some good link up play from Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli culminating in a lovely lay back from Poppy Mountain to Purdy Brooks who scored with a cracking shot from inside the box and later on in the match she struck the post with another sizzling effort. Alicia Moss in goal was brilliant and also playing well were Florence Tatlock, Anna Cox and Freya Elliott whilst there was a joint player of the match and it went to Purdy Brooks and Amelia Onyems.
The 11 Girls North playing Garston Ladies Pumas at home certainly kept their visitors caged with Hannah Pope scoring four goals and Cora Baylis popped up with a hat-trick whilst Emilie Hicks netted a brace. The player of the match went to the hard-working midfielder Maisie Francis.
On a roll are the 10 Girls North in their home match with Bedwell Red Devils as player of the match Esme Dickson picked up scoring two goals whilst both Teagan Scarlett and Scarlett Robb scored one each.
At home to Hemel Hempstead Town Girls Red were the 9 Girls North and scoring for the young Lady Saints was Rachel Kincaid.
Another team at home were the 9 Girls Central and they played Berkhamsted Raiders Cosmics and in a match with plenty of goals for both sides saw player of the match Enya Brewster score a brace for Central. Other scorers for Central were Aoife Flannagan, Lucy Hosty and Lauren Viney
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The 18 East played in the quarter-final of the WFL Challenge CUP away to AEK Black and after going down to nine players by the second half saw them eventually lose 5-2. Scoring the goals for the East were Ilias Bakhti and Dan Miles whilst the man of the match went to Charlie Tilbrook.
Away to Enfield Town White saw the 16 East trailing at the break 1-0 and then early in the second half Ben Adshead scored an equaliser with a long range free kick. Enfield though scored two more goals before Jack Latter pulled another one back, but it was not to be as the 16 East finally lost 3-2. The man of the match went to Asher Stevens.
The real Beast from the East the 15 East beat Harpenden Colts Magpies at home 6-2 with despite having some key players missing. Scoring the goals for the East(Beast) were Nasir Zaman 2, Louis Postema 2 and two for Anton Nicolas Sahota.
The 15 North who were at home to Watford Youth Sports Black won 3-2 after a very close game in which Oliver Ring scored a brace with Dan Ludwig picking up the third goal.
The 14 East Blue remain at the top of the WFL Green division on 28 points, 8 points clear of the 14 North after winning 4-3 away at Enfield Rangers with Brandon Trainis scoring a hat-trick for the second week running taking his goal tally to 15 for the season whilst Jack Jacobs scored the fourth goal.
In the West Herts Youth League Challenge Cup semi-final saw the 14 Boreal play Harpenden Colts Hawks at home and following a very tight game saw Boreal just edge it for a place in the final with a 3-2 win. Scoring for Boreal was George Sippetts, Ben Wick plus an own goal whilst the man of the match went to goalkeeper Ralf Murray who was outstanding between the sticks.
Chester Reynolds scored two of the goals in the 13 West's 4-1 home victory over Kings Langley Eagles whilst both Christy Shaw and Alfie Gauthier both scored one apiece. The man of the match went to Shay Murphy.
Away to unbeaten Berkhamsted Raiders Red were the 12 Victoria and Kayan Joseph scored the 1st goal to keep is goal a game record going whilst Zak Davies bagged the 2nd to take his tally to 5 in the last three matches and at the final whistle the Vics had won 2-0 to see them setting at the top of table of division one. There were heroic performances all over the pitch with the man of the match Archie Hobbs at the centre of everything. Next week they have a local derby against Harpenden Colts Hurricanes.
At home to Harpenden Colts Jets were the 12 Boreals and they won 5-0 with goals from Charlie Gunthardt, Toma Tashev, Matthew Hurst plus two from man of the match Jackson McArthur.
The 12 Central won 4-1 at home against Cassiobury Rangers with the man of the match Matthew Penfold hitting a glorious hat-trick of which two were scored in the first half whilst the other goal was scored by Davide Iacobucci.
In the Red Divisional Cup quarter-final saw the 11 Arrows play Chars Youth Yellow away after the match was switched due to a frozen pitch and despite going twice behind with Callum Howells scoring the first equaliser and then Leon Negus-Roman netted the second equaliser later on whilst also being in the right place as he cleared a Chars Yellow effort off the line. The 11 Arrows then scored a third goal late in the game to win the match 3-2 and a place in the semi-finals when Thomas Maher put over a great cross for Cathal Gleeson to score from a very tight angle. Both defenders Luke Collins and Max Whelan had excellent games in the back line.
Scoring his 100th goal for the team was Will Antcliffe as he netted two goals for the 11 East in their match with Hertford Town Harts and there were further goals from Jake Cottingham, Asa Stewart-Harris and man of the match Sean Gallagher.
The 11 East Boys were at home to Hertford Town Stages and scoring a couple of goals for the East was Johnny Bennett with the man of the match going to Asa Stewart-Harries.
The 10 North in the quarter-final of Purple Divisional Cup saw them win 3-2 over Cheshunt Youth Ambers with the man of the match Charlie Yeo scoring two fine goals whilst Matthew Baker scored the other goal.
Two early goals from Max Ramsey with one of the them being scored in the first minute helped to set the 9 Romans on the way to a 5-0 victory over Risden Wood Youth in the quarter-final of the Blue Divisional Cup. A Hari Boodhun penalty and then super second half strikes from Alex Matchett and Harry Bishop Camba saw them secure a semi-final place. The man of the match went to Ross Hayden.
The 16 Girls South played Hemel Hempstead Town Girls away in the Herts Girls Partnership Shield quarter-final and they flew out of the blocks and were soon leading 1-0 with a very nice shot from Alice Benson. Just before half time Claudia Scrimgeour scored from close range making it 2-0 to the Lady Saints at half time. In the second period Emily Sibley was shoulder to shoulder with the last defender and her low drive flew past the keeper into the left-hand corner of the net making 3-0. Alice Benson scored her second of the day with another well taken shot which flash past the outstretched hands of the Hemel keeper to make the final score 4-0 to City. The player of the match was Olivia Chrisp for a solid midfield performance.
On a very cold day saw the 14 Girls play away at Stevenage Borough Juniors Girls Star with the 14 Girls playing ten against eleven and after a very tight first half the score remained at 0-0. In the second period the Lady Saints popped up with a goal following a good strike from Mia Eyles to snatch all three points with a 1-0 win. The player of the match went to midfielder Jemma Hyman who showed lots of enthusiasm throughout the whole of the match in that she covered every blade of grass(snow).
On a very snowy pitch away to Kinja Youth Girls Hailstorms were the 13 Girls North who had no subs and they also picked up two injuries during the game as well and by half time they had done well in that they went in only a goal down. In the second half Tatyana Barton scored a fine goal but Kinja with subs just got stronger and eventually ran out 5-1 winners. Because all the Girls had battled well during the game saw them all awarded player of the match so here goes Ruby Tickner, Caitlin Wheeler, Saskia Woodward, Tatyana Barton, Esme Hume, Hope Hume, Olivia Pickersgill, Edith Shakespeare and Briony Strachini.
At home to Bengeo Tigers Girls saw the 13 Girls South score two goals both in the second to win the match 2-1 with all the goals coming in the second half after a goalless first period. Scoring the two goals for the South was Rosie Littlechild with defensive sweeper Orla Moss picking up the girl of the match title.
The 11 Girls North took part in a Herts Girls Cup Tournament and the first four matches were in a group which saw the 11 Girls North finished on top with three wins and draw. They had a 3-0 win over Knebworth, 0-0 draw against Berkhamsted, 1-0 win against
Away to Evergreen Eagles were the 10 Girls North and they scored goals through Esme Dickson 2, Gabby Bradley, Scarlett Robb plus one for Alessia Cipolla which was her 1st for the team. The player of the match went to goalkeeper Vanessa Cipolla who had a brilliant game between the sticks.
Away to Harvesters Girls were the 11 Girls South and it was a very entertaining game with both sides showing some grit and determination in the Siberian blast with both teams giving their all. For the South Poppy Mountain, Erin Mill and Purdy Brooks all had shots which kept the Harvesters keeper busy whilst Purdy Brooks also hit the woodwork a couple of times as well. There was good passing from Elisa Hebblethwaite, Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli and Anna Cox in midfield whilst Violet Shepherd, Freya Elliott and Alicia Moss defended well. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Violet Shepherd and keeper Florence Tatlock who made some good saves in goal.
The 11 Girls North took part in a Herts Girls Cup Tournament and the first four matches were in a group which saw the 11 Girls North finished on top with three wins and draw. They had a 3-0 win over Knebworth, 0-0 draw against Berkhamsted, 1-0 win against Risden Wood and a 2-0 win over Bury Rangers. Scoring the goals were Hannah Pope 4, Cora Baylis, Scarlett Mills and Taila Joseph. In the quarter final they beat Harvesters 1-0 with a goal from Hannah Pope whilst in the semi-final saw them win 2-0 on penalties against Bedwell after the game had finished all square at 0-0. Hannah Pope and Scarlett Mills scored the spot kicks and they now meet Hitchin in the final on May 12th.
Playing against another good team Bedwell Rangers Red Devils away were the 10 Girls North and they turned in yet another great performance and scored four goals through Scarlett Robb with two and then one goal apiece from Emily Edgecombe and Teagan Scarlett. The player of the match went to the hard-working Sophie Lerwill.
Player of the match Verity Lobina scored two goals for the 9 Girls North in their away match at Bedwell Rangers Dragons in the Pink Division of the Herts Girls Partnership.
For the second week running the 8 Girls played Stevenage FC Starlet Girls and this week they were at home and after some fine passing football saw Demi Hall score 5 goals for the 8 Girls. Other scorers were Matilda Flynn 3, Alexa Johnson, Jasmine Mercer, Jess Reeve and Sacha Davies. The player of the match for the 8 Girls voted for by the Stevenage coaches went Orla Wood.