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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 10th February 2019
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
The 18 Orient who were playing away to Cassiobury Rangers Leopards in the semi-final of the Junior League Cup came back from being 1-0 down early to go on and win 4-2. The Orient dug deep and hit back with two quick goals in succession from Finley Lufbery to take a 2-1 lead at half time but with ten minutes to Cassiobury scored an equalising to go. Two more quick goals this time from Kwame Youri and Tom Keating late on saw the Orient go on to win 4-2 and into the final. The man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Etienne Hayward.
The 16 Central took part in the semi-final of the Senior League at home to Watford Youth Sports Red and with the wind, rain and the mud made for a difficult game and it was the visitors who started the livelier, but the Centrals defence held firm and they slowly got back into the game. With the match deadlocked at 0-0 at half time Central changed formation to be a little more attacking and immediately took control of the game. Several chances come and went but on 60 minutes Daniel Onochie-Williams gave Central the lead a deserved lead latching onto a great ball from Callum Cornish. Just five minutes later Daniel Onochie-Williams doubled Centrals lead turning to finish a through ball from Myles Donkin. Watford pushed hard to pull a goal back but the Saints defence held firm and even on the counter attack the Saints went looking for a third goal but it just would not come and so Central ended up worthy winners by two goals to nil and also make it a third season in a row that they are in a Cup Final. Well done lads.
There was some brave goalkeeping from Joe Moss and the back four also deserve some huge praise with their excellent defending whilst the attack clicked this week and were so dominant in the second half. Man, of the match went to Joe Moss the Central keeper who once again was like a rock between the sticks.
At home to Chorleywood Vipers saw the 16 East go down 5-2 with man of the match Josh Killick scoring the first goal for the Saints whilst Anton Nicolas-Sahota netted their second.
Two excellent goals from David Joyner saw the 16 West earn a point away in a 2-2 draw with Watford Youth Sports White whilst Charlie O'Donnell picked up the man of the match tab for them.
The 16 North played a double header against Herons away and they lost the first match 4-1 with Gowthaman Selvarajah scoring for the Central whilst in the second game saw them do rather better with a battling
Playing away to Bushey & Oxhey Sharks were the 13 Orient and the Sharks were seen off with the Orient winning 5-3 with two goals from Archie Bentley plus 2 from Jensen Dean and one from Callum Crowther. The man of the match was given to the hard-working Cameron Williams.
In the quarter-final of the Junior League Cup saw the 13 Central lose
3-0 at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas whilst being named man of the man for the 13 Central was Charl Mason.
The 13 Boreal lost 5-0 away to Kinsbourne Youth in a division 4 league fixture with Luke Tunnicliffe who worked hard throughout the whole of the match being named man of the match.
The 12 Central at home in round 2 of the Challenge Cup lost 5-2 against Everett Rovers with Stephen Tchoudi scoring both goals for 12 Central whilst Jake Lee won the man of the match award.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
The 18 South were at home to Harvesters North in Group C of the Spring Cup and the match saw plenty of goals from both sides with the visitors just edging it by four goals to three following a very close game. Scoring the goals for the Saints were Ross Weaver, Joe Boyle and Alex Banathy.
Leading 3-2 at half time against Hendon United were the 16 South in their Spring Cup Group A match and they then went 4-2 up in the second period but Hendon hit back to make it 4-3 but late in the game a beautiful curling effort into the top left hand corner from Adam Robinson(even his Dad was proud of him) settled the tie with South finally winning 5-3. Scoring the other goals for the South were Luke Mann, Lucian Antippa 2 and one from Luca De Olivera whilst centre half Callum Cosgrove picked up the man of the match award.
Bringing a big smile on manager's Alison Curran's face were the 15 North as they beat St Albans Rangers Zelos at home 8-0 in a Spring Shield Group D match following a fantastic team performance with everyone being named man of the match. Hitting the back of the net for the 15 North are Shay Cassidy 2, Mahin Miah 2, Nathaniel Olayomi, Matthew Radelat, Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy and finally Daniel Curran to roundup the goalscorers.
Also, in the Spring Cup were the 15 East and they were away at Belstone FC Red in their Group B match and they returned with a fine 4-2 win with Daniel Gant scoring two goals plus one apiece from Fin Thomas and Aiden Smith.
Playing HGS Academy Real away in a White division league fixture were the 12 Orient who certainly got top marks by beating them 9-1. The list of goalscorers are as follows Alex Hails 2, Bertie Postema 2, Lucas Berry, Ollie Jay, Harry Rumble and two well taken goals from Ed Purple who was making his debut for the Orient. Ed Purple was just pipped on the post for man of the match which went to Josh Toop who gave a outstanding display throughout the game along with a excellent performance from Sean Gallagher as well.
Away to Whetstone Wanderers saw the 9 East score a couple of fine goals through Bailey Fennel and Ollie Lee with Carter Davies being named man of the match.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 8 Lions travelled to Hertford to play Bengeo Bengals and although the Lions played well in the early stages of the match, they became tired later on in the very windy conditions although they did score a cracking goal by Matthew Denning in the first period.
Away to Wodson Park Yellow Rovers in the Black Divisional Dave Wray Cup saw the 9 Orient lose 5-1 with Austin Shepherd scoring their goal whilst both Nathaniel Parsons and Harry Dennis shown off their skills with some great passing.
In windy conditions saw the 10 North play Welwyn Pegasus Skys at home and scoring a well taken goal was Olic Fan whilst Eddie Johnson with a brilliant long range shot also found the back of the net.
Played in blustery conditions saw the 10 Orient play Knebworth Lynxes in a very close game with both sides trying to get a grip and both teams finally scored some goals apiece with both Edward Cullum ad Thomas Banks scoring for the 10 Orient.
The 11 Victoria although they dominated their Silver Divisional Dave Wray Cup match against Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars at home but the ball just would not run for them with Victoria hitting the woodwork twice but they did find the back of the net through Aaron Holsborough, but it proved not be enough as the gradually lost 3-1. The man of the match for Victoria went George Betteley.
In a high scoring match saw the 8 South play Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and with both teams finding the back of the net quite a few times with some high-quality play from both sides which made it an incredible game to watch. Scoring for the 8 South were Evan Love 4, Toby Sumner and Elijah Bailey with a great header from a corner kick.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
Jessica Leigh scored a cracking equalising goal for the 18 Girls and she also picked up the player of the match title in their 1-1 draw away to Flitwick Eagles.
At home to Royston Town Girls in the semi-final of the County Cup saw the 16 Girls turn in a great display of attacking football to go on and win 3-1 which saw them progress through to the final. Scoring the first two goals for the 16 Girls was Mia Pinkham whilst scoring the third goal was Maz Horne-Batet with Abbie Scanion
The 15 Girls were away to Garston Ladies Leopards and at half time saw them losing 1-0 and in the second half the Lady Saints conceded another two goals to go on and lose 3-0 with Nicole Plumb being named player of the match.
Away to B.S.C. FC saw the 12 Girls South turn in a good performance to earn a 0-0 draw with two players picking up the player of the match title and they were Erin Mill and Florence Tatlock.
The 12 Girls North lost heavily away to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Reds.
Scarlett Robb and Esme Dickson scored a goal apiece for the 11 Girls in their home match with the Watford Ladies Hornets whilst Michelle Lam was voted player of the match
Enya Brewster hit five cracking goals for the 10 Girls Central in their home match with Ware Youth Girls whilst player of the match Holly Green scored 2 and then came singles from Emily Ball and Alicia Gibson in this exciting game between two good teams.
Also playing in a Pink Division match were the 10 Girls North and they were at home to Denham Utd Ladies Wildcats and scoring a goal each for the North were Verity Lobina and Sophie McMahon with Anna Metcalfe being named player of the match.
The 10 Girls Wildcats away to Knebworth Girls Tigresses saw them score a goal through Emily Gray and what great finish it was, and this was the team best performance and they really have worked hard over the last 4 weeks which as seen them really develop in this period to turn in a fine display in this match. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Ruby Paine who gave a fantastic performance in goal whilst the other player was Zoe Eyles who also had a great game as well.
At home to Stevenage Starlets Navy Girls were the 9 Girls Wildcats in the Lilac division fixture and scoring four goals for the Wildcats was Lizzie Baylis whilst Emily Dormer scored a hat-trick and Scarlett Watson popped up with a brace. The girl of the match went to goalkeeper Ali Cowan who made some fantastic saves during the whole of the match.
The 9 Girls played in a close entertaining game against Garston Pumas and the player of the match was Alexa Johnson who drove forward from the defence to cross the ball into the box for Olivia Wood to tap the ball home from close range.
In a Pink division match saw the 8 Girls play away to Harpenden Colts Pumas Girls and in a game, which saw plenty of goals for both sides saw player of the match Lucy Leonard score two whilst both Eden Boswell and Annabel Latham scored one apiece.
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