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City Youth Match Reports 21 October 2018

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 21st October 2018


The 18 Girls were at home to Kempston Rovers Girls & Ladies and despite both halves’ being very close saw the visitors score a goal in each half to go on and win 2-0. There was a joint player of the match and it was awarded to winger Phoebe Skinner and centre back Charlotte Banks who both had exceptional games in these positions.

At home to Flitwick Eagles were the 17 Girls and they raced into a 15-minute lead when Alice Benson raced through the middle of the park and after going one-on-one with the Flitwick keeper she placed the ball into the bottom corner to give the 17 Girls a 1-0 half time. In the second half Alice Benson's pace was just too much for the Flitwick defence and she added 4 more goals to take her tally to 5 and give them a 5-0 lead. Flitwick did pull a goal back very late in the game which made the final score 5-1. Alice Benson was voted player of the match for outstanding attacking abilities whilst Zoe Chick also picked up a player of the match title after she gave a solid defensive performance.

Away to B.S.C. or Bishops Stortford FC Youth saw the 16 Girls romp to a 9-1 victory with plenty of goalscorers and they were Sam Farrer 2, Mia Pinkham 2, Maz Horne-Batet 2, Jess Simpson, Sophie Veal and Ellie Flynn. The player of the match was given to two players and they were winger Maz Horne-Batet and left footed defender Georgia McConachie.

The 15 Girls conceded two goals in each half at home to Welwyn Pegasus, but they did pull two goals back in the second period with Zoe Cowan netting both to make the score at one time 2-2 but Pegasus hit back to go and the match 4-2. The player of the match went to the strong tackling defender Lucy Schalkwyk.

Away to Bedwell Rangers Girls Stars in the Herts County Cup saw the player of the match Sarah-Jane Spears for the 13 Girls North strike a hat-trick in the North's 4-0 win whilst the other goal was scored by Abbie Bierman.

Despite the 12 Girls North losing 9-0 away to Hitchin Belles Blues there were still good performances from Hannah Litton, Hannah Pope, Isla Evans and Emilie Hicks.

There was better fortune for the 12 Girls South in their away game at Bedwell Rangers Amazons as they went on to win 3-0 with 2 goals from player of the match Deenah Khan and one from Stella Ekbald-Piscetelli.

There was another player of the match and that went to Erin Mill who unfortunately lists Arsenal as her favourite team.

The 11 Girls who played at home to Watford FC Girls Academy scored a fine goal through Scarlett Robb and were unlucky not to add more to their tally and the player of the match went to the solid defender Emma Bracey.

Another of the Girls team playing a Academy side were the 10 Girls North and they took on Pro Direct Enfield and the whole team worked hard so I am going to mention them all ok. Thegan Atwell, Amy Hargreaves, Masie Bierham, Sophie McMahon, Rachel Kincaid, Mikayla Blessing and Anna Metcalfe.

Away to Chorleywood Common Lions Girls were the 10 Girls Central and they had a good game with the following goalscorers Enya Brewster 4, Lauren Viney 2, Alicia Gibson 2, Holly Green and Mia Di Trolio. The player of the match was awarded to the whole team for a excellent performance.

The 9 Girls took part in a match of plenty of goals and plenty of action when they played away to Bedwell Rangers Athletico and scoring two goals for the 9 Girls was their player of the match Demi Hall whilst Sacha Davies got one. This game provided a good test for everyone and there was a clean sheet for Charlotte Luckhurst on her watch in goal.



The 18 South who were away to Wingate & Finchley Whites won 4-1 in a White Division league match and scoring the goals were Ross Weaver, Harrison Arnold, Alex Banathy plus one from man of the match Max Bell who had a good game in the midfield.

Despite the 18 Central scoring three goals at home to Omonia Youth Green the visitors hit six to go on and win 6-3 with the three goalscorers for the Central team being Joshua Daniel Cross, Harry Peter and Alex White. The man of the match went to Sam Lailey.

Away to Oaklands Wolves in the League Cup saw the 16 South progress to the next round with a 3-1 victory with two goals from William Brown and one from George Monery whilst midfielder Sammy Johnson was named man of the match.

In the County Cup the 15 North played Herts Youth Stags and within only eight minutes play the North found themselves 3-0 down but they then woke up to hit back to make it 3-3 with two goals from man of the match Mahin Miah and one from Tyler Cariou-McCarthy. Although they created more chances they just could convert these and so eventually went on to lose 5-3.

At home to Maccabi London Lions Blue saw the 15 East take the lead on 14 minutes when Finn Thomas scored with left footed volley into the top right corner after a Lucas Osborn neat pass from the right. A minute later it was 2-0 when following a Joe Stone free kick saw Will Austen send a powerful header into the bottom right corner. On 20 minutes it became 3-0 after a Joe Colman cross from the right wing found Brandon Trainis inside the box and with a sharp turn and finish in off the far post saw the East complete there scoring and that was the only six minutes to turn up for really. Those 3 goals proved to be enough as the Lions pulled one back late on for the 15 East to go on and win 3-1.

Man, of the match for the 13 South George Dalton hit a hat-trick for the 13 South in their 5-1 home win over Harvesters 13 South with the other two goals for the young Saints in their 5-1 win coming from Jack Knibbs and Freddie Reeves.

Playing Protec Youth Red at home were the 12 Orient and Alex Hails scored their only goal in a 5-1 defeat and what a cracker it was, and the result was a little harsh on them as the 12 Orient did play very well indeed. Man, of the match Josh Toop was again brilliant in defence whilst Vicente Luciani had a outstanding game in goal.

Away to Highgate & Muswell Hill Panthers saw Dewayne Mitchell strike a fabulous hat-trick for the 12 Spartans but their wall of shields proved not to be enough as the eventually lost 6-4 with Zevik Cowell scoring their fourth goal.

Bushy Rangers couldn't stand up to the maundering 12 Vikings as they went on the rampage to score five goals without reply to win 5-0. The goalscorers were Sean Magee 2, Arlo Webb, Alex Rothwell and man of the match Dylan Volans. In becoming the man of the match Dylan Volans not only scored a fine goal but also he did some fine defending including stopping a goal with a beautiful sliding tackle that even Harry Maguire would have been proud of.

In the Robin Hood division saw the 9 East play away to London Colney Youth Pumas and scoring two goals in that match was Maxim Ushakov whilst Alfie Sangster scored one as did Milo Moore for the Pumas. The man of the match went Carter Davies.

The Under 7's were away to AC Finchley West and scoring goals for the young Saints was Oscar Howlett with three whilst Baxter Collingridge netted a good brace.



The cry could be heard around the match between the 8 North and the 8 Lions and that was Goals, Goals, Goals as both teams just wanted to attack. Well here is the list of all goalscorers and they are Joshua Jury 3, Finley Maguire 2, Tristan Mistry 2, Matthew Denning 2, Daniel Davenport, Benji Mellorsi, Alfie Miles 3, Alexander Gow, Charlie Nolan, Henry Wilton and Stanley Seymour phew that's effort.

Josh Soll scored the goal for the 8 Gladiators in their White Division league at home to Welwyn Pegasus Azures.

At home Wodson Park United in the Green division were the 9 South and scoring goals for them were Finley Seabrook with a brace plus one apiece from Nathaniel Faldo and Oliver Sanders with all of the South team showing plenty of true grit and determination throughout the match.

Also, in the Green division were the 9 North and they were away to Bedwell Rangers Red and during the match they hit the crossbar and post on numerous occasions but they finally the back of the net through man of the match Junior Mitchell who scored 2 goals and he was a constant threat up front. Scoring another goal was Alfie Sangster during an excellent team performance from the 9 North.

In the White division saw the 9 West play away to Bedwell Rangers Lazio and scoring goals for the 9 West were Benjamin Coupland and Bertie Bachmann who both scored a brace each.

At home to Lemsford Youth Pumas were the 9 Orient and this was a Black division match and scoring a goal for the young Saints was Austin Shepherd with the whole team winning the man of the match title for a battling performance from them all.

Now we come to the Green division of the Under 10's and it saw the 10 East play at home to the 10 South and there was also lots of goals in this match and so here we go with the scorers Leo Hooper-Walter 3, Harry Murphy 3, Charlie Morris 2 Tommy Gow, Harry Miles, Ronnie Wilton and Daniel Tiffen who was man of the match for the 10 South.

The 10 North in the White division were at home Bury Rangers Whites and there were plenty of goals in this one with Josh Cassidy supplying some brilliant crosses for the goals and he was well supported with Henry Tse supplying a killer pass for one of the goals scored. Eddie Johnson scored 3 goals in the first half and he added a fourth to his total with a cracker into the top corner whilst there were further goals from Dylan Eccles, Ted Stebbens, Olic Fan and Oliver Ajaebu.

Away to Bury Rangers Stripes were the 10 Romans and scoring a goal in each half was Ross Hayden with one of them being a right footed rocket shot following good work from Hari Boodhun whilst Ross Hayden other goal was a left footed effort. So they say now ''Ross is the Boss''. The man of the match was given to Joe Seller for a very industrious display in midfield.

The 11 East played away to Arsenal Women FC RTC and scoring one goal each for the East were Leon Rainey and Samuel Philpot whilst the man of the match went to the hard working Logan Anderson.

The 11 West played a White division game at home to Bury Rangers Stripes and scoring goals for the young Saints were Freddie Stewart 2, Daniel Day, Evan Reid, Daniel Berman and George Lasbrey.

At home to Whetstone Wanderers Panthers in the Black division were the 11 South and they took part in a very sporting match and scoring goals for them were Jacob Thomas 4, Harrison Smith, Raf Fortuna, Finn Wilson plus one from man of the match Ciaran Ryan.

The 8 South played away to Bury Rangers Red and scoring goals for the young Saints were Tom Greatorex with two and also the man of the match Toby Sumner also scored a brace as well.

At home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers saw the 10 West roar away with three goals and they from cracking shots from Jack Burke, Jack Johnson and William Stone.



Chorleywood Lightning in division 2 felt the force of the 18 North as that struck with some force with George Piekarczyk striking hard with

5 cracking goals that found the back of the net in a flash. The other scorers were Henry Piekarczyk and Rob Devine whilst Edward Stafford was named man of the match.

At home to Evergreen Youth Colts were the 18 West and they did not have a very good day as they eventually lost 13-3 with Matt Bryman, Alex Johnson and George Rowland scoring the goals for the West.

The 18 Orient fought out a 2-2 draw at home to Cassiobury Rangers Leopards with goals from Matthew Nash and Kai Takahashi with Finn Lufbery being named man of the match.

There were mixed fortunes for the 16 Teams in round 1 of the Challenge Cup and we start with 16 Orient who lost 6-3 away to Tornado JSC with Harry Turner scoring all three goals for the Orient.

Next up was the 16 West and they were at home to Watford Youth Sports Red and they lost 6-1 with Millan Sanderson scoring the only goal for the West with Ethan Hayes being named man of the match after a good game on the left-hand side of the midfield.

At home to Evergreen Youth saw the 16 East lose 5-1 with Connor Robinson netting the goal for the East whilst he also picked up the man of the match title after his strong tackles in midfield.

The last of the 16 Teams the 16 Central were playing Aston Clinton Colts at home in the challenge cup and after a high scoring game saw the Central side winning the match 6-4. Scoring for the young Saints were Callum Cornish 2, Myles Donkin, Daniel Onchie-Williams, Ben Sommerbauer plus one from man of the match Matt Roome.

The 16 North were at home to Chorleywood Pythons and after a close game the North went onto win 5-2 with a few goals in the second half.

Netting the goals for the 16 North were Alex Kouda 2 George Selvarajah

2 and he also picked up the man of match award as well whilst T. Cave Schmidt scored the fifth goal.

Well we come to the County Cup now and the 15 South played Welwyn Garden City Whirlwinds who certainly felt the whirlwind of the South as they scored six goals in each half to go on and win 12-0 as the 15 South returned to winning ways. Man, of the match Alex Laking-Jerez opened the scoring and he then added another later which was followed by a Daniel Rodriguez hat-trick and a Sam Hicks penalty to make it 6-0 at the break. In the second half there were goals from James Justice, Liam Nolte-Jel, Hadee Sadik plus a tremendous shot from Tom Every put the South in total command and this was followed by Sam Hicks scoring

2 more goals to complete his hat-trick.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas were the 14 West in a division

4 league match and it was the home team that took all the points with a 6-0 victory. The man of the match went to Mason Kerr who worked hard in a defensive midfield position.

After having most of the early play the 13 West found themselves a goal down against the run of the play away to Nascot Wood Rangers.

Charlie Clark headed home an equaliser for the West before Nascot Wood Rangers hit back to go 2-1 up and then Lenny Brandon squeezed home a second equalising goal following a well worked corner routine to make it 2-2. With only a few minutes to go a probing ball over the top of the Nascot defence saw Charlie Clark chase the ball down and slot it past the home team's keeper for his second goal of the match for the

13 West to win 3-2. The man of the match went to the flexible Lewyn Bullock who helped out at the back one minute or in the midfield the next.

Following another close game saw the 13 Central run-out winners by four goals to three away at Premier Skills Red with goals from Sam Hunt, Oli Taylor and two from Matthew Penfold with the man of the match going to Jack Bromwich who moves the ball around quickly in midfield.

Away to Sandridge Rovers Storm-Troopers were the 13 Boreal and were

2-0 up with only ten minutes to but they conceded two very late goals to finally draw 2-2. It was the best performance of the season so far for the Boreal squad and the goals they scored today were a couple of real beauties, one each from Jackson McArthur and Toma Tashev. Keeper Mitchell Murphy really saved the day with a couple of cracking saves during the second half. Man, of the match was given to the whole team.

The 13 Orient lost 2-0 at home Hemel Youth Blue in the 1st round of the Intermediate Cup.

In the 1st round of the Senior League Cup saw 13 Victoria take on Tring Tornadoes Titans at home and although the young Saints looked in control from the start they never really got into top gear and did not take the 5 and 6 chances which came their way. Tring started to visibly grow in confidence and the half eventually finished goalless but in the second period Victoria started to create even more chances and the breakthrough came from a super finish from Ollie Mullen who ran onto a cross field ball from Zak Davies. The visitors scored an equaliser from a dangerous corner kick into the box and then Kayan Joseph who was having a strong second half and latched onto a mistake by the Tring keeper to make it 2-1. The boys then started to dominate the match and scored a third through Ashton Latter who slotted the ball home with a well taken finish. Tring battled on and were rewarded with 2 late goals with the final one being scored with ten seconds left on the clock. So, it went to penalties with Archie Hobbs, Reece Lia, Freddie Roe and Benjey Stone all scoring there's whilst keeper Noor Dajani saved a penalty for Victoria to go through 4-3 on penalties.

The 12 South were at home to Everett Rovers Yellow and despite leading in the match for a very long period with a goal from Ryan Kennedy they eventually lost 2-1 to two very late goals in the last ten minutes against a team who were previously unbeaten. This was not a bad performance from the 12 South and they worked hard throughout the whole of the game. The man of the match went Ben Turnbull who just super in the midfield where he gave a stunning performance.

At home to Sun Sports Youth Blue saw the 12 Arrows once again find their mark when they six goals to go on and win 6-2 with Fin Murphy scoring 2 goals as did Zac Black who also hit two goals as well. The other scorers were Johnny Bennett and Sam McGorrian whilst attacking midfielder Cathal Gleeson was named man of the match.

The 12 Dragons roared fire over Chipperfield Corinthians as the stormed to a 7-0 away win in division 4 of the WHYL and scoring these goals were Steve Jacobs with a tremendous hat-trick whilst man of the match Dylan Norman popped up with a brace. The other scorers were Josh Nash and Josh Francois.

Playing Watford Town Youth at home were the 12 Central and they had a comfortable 5-0 win with Jacob Pearson hitting three fine goals to take the match day plaudits. Scoring the other goals were Josh White and Stephen Tchoudi with Oliver Chisholm picking up the man of the match award.

In another division 4 league match saw the 12 West play at home to Croxley Green Emeralds and at the final whistle saw the 12 West win 6-3 with Tommy Morgan scoring two goals (Grandad saw both goals!). Man, of the match Charlie Rose also scored two goals whilst there was one apiece from Josh Ladyman and Kye Stevens.



ST ALBANS CITY 16's E.J.A.   0    NEWMARKET TOWN 16's E.J.A.   2.  HT O-O

At home to Newmarket Town in the Midweek Floodlit Cup were the !6 EJA and during the first half saw Josh Forster go close with a header that just went wide following a neat cross from Bradley Young who later on had a super shot saved as did Benny Stacey.

Jack Kelly was in action next with a low strike that flew just wide of the far post but then the visitors struck to go 1-0 up following a free kick which was taken by Ben LANDSHOFF which whipped across the wet surface and past keeper Adi Connelly. Landshoff nearly made it 2-0 when he broke clear of the Saints back-line but luckily Adi Connelly pulled off a excellent save.

Early in the second half saw Landshoff cross the ball over for Callum Chambers-Shaw to get a shot away but fortunately for the Saints the ball struck the crossbar and rebound back out and was cleared. For the 16 EJA Sean Walsh had a fine effort saved and then Newmarket broke away again and Jay Mitcham saw his cracking shot beat Connelly, but the ball hit the far post and rebounded out.

Josh Forster went close and then Jack McShane should have made the score 1-1 when a good square ball from Bradley Young found him clear inside the box but McShane blazed the ball over the bar and the chance was gone. Charlie Morris for Newmarket had two good chances to increase their lead when he raced clear but each time he was thwarted by brilliant saves from the Saints keeper Adi Connelly.

Late in the game Newmarket broke away again when Callum CHAMBERS-SHAW burst into the box and as Connelly came off his line CHAMBERS-SHAW chipped the ball over him and into the back of the net to make the final score 2-0.


The 16s E.J.A. Had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Hemel Hempstead Town in a hard-fought match with Jack McShane and Benny Stacey having early chances but their shots went just wide. Next Josh Forster then had a brilliant strike which beat the keeper, but the ball then cannoned back off the post. A minute before half time were awarded a penalty which Dillon HEMMINGTON converted to give Hemel a 1-0 lead.

In the second half the Saints pressed for an equaliser and with 15 minutes to go JAMIE WILLING struck an unstoppable volley that went in off the underside of the bar to earn the young Saints a point with a 1-1 draw. Despite more pressure with the Saints looking for the winning goal they just could not break down a strong Hemel defence.