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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th March 2019
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE PRESIDENTS CUP QUARTER-FINAL.
ST ALBANS CITY 16's EJA 3 (Bradley Young 3) BILLERICAY TOWN 16's EJA 2 (Archie Champion, Josh Banks)
Well this match had everything as the St Albans City 16 EJA came back from being two goals down at home to go on and win 3-2 with Bradley Young scoring a great hat-trick, a back-pass which gifted Billericay their second goal to make it 2-0, a missed penalty by the Saints which would have made it 4-2 and more.
Back to the match proper a long range shot from Archie CHAMPION saw the ball swerve in the strong wind which deceived Billy Thomson the Saints keeper as the ball flew past him to make it 1-0 and then minutes later a back pass from Kyle Rahoo saw the ball go past Thomson as he had come off his line and despite the efforts Harry ''Chippy'' Brady to clear in rushed Josh BANKS to score from close range and make it 2-0.
The Saints tried to hit back and a dangerous free kick from Joe Vance was punched clear by Luis Shamshoum whilst another free kick by Vance was saved by Shamshoum lox down to his left.
Bradley Young then won a corner kick which was curled into box by Joe Vance whereupon BRADLEY YOUNG rose up to head the ball into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1 at the break.
Jack (Mars Bar) McShane then setup Ben Weyman but his shot was deflected just wide and the McShane had a cracking header pushed around the post by a good stop from Shamshoum whilst moments later the scoreline became 2-2. Jack McShane then played a good ball to BRADLEY YOUNG inside the box whereupon he held off two defenders before firing the ball low into the bottom corner despite Luis Shamshoum getting his fingertips to the ball. Jack McShane did find the back of the net from close range after Bradley Young had squared the ball across, but the flag was raised for offside for Young.
Well a third goal did come when that expert of free kicks and corner kicks saw Joe Vance hit a free kick into the box for BRADLEY YOUNG once again to meet the ball with his head and send a powerful header into the far left bottom corner to complete his hat-trick and the winning goal for the Saints to win 3-2. They should have made it 4-2 when they won a penalty when Ben Weyman was brought down in the box, but his spot kick went wide of the far post with the Billericay keeper rooted to his line, still 3-2 will do. Now for the semi-finals.
The 14 EJA played Biggleswade Town 14 EJA at home and after playing some lovely attractive football they gradually went on to win 4-1 without really getting into top gear. Scoring the goals were JOSEPH BEARDON with two penalties plus one apiece from PEREZ WATERBERG and MAX MACHEN saw the young Saints enjoy this comfortable victory in a match they completely dominated.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
In the White Division of the WHYL sees the 18 North sit at the top of the table with yet another good win as they beat Chorleywood Lightning 3-1 at home with goals from Tom Hedger, Jack Hughes and Henry Piekarczyk. They have now won 14 out of the 16 league matches and have scored 67 goals and conceded 27 with a goal difference of plus 40 and they now have 43 points which means they are 12 points clear of second place Wheathampstead Wanderers Makos. Leading goalscorer is George Piekarczyk on 21 and he is followed by his brother Henry who has scored 11 goals.
At home to Watford Youth Sports were the 18 West and after a close match saw them eventually lose 2-1 with Ousama Moutiq scoring the West goal.
In division 2 of the WHYL saw the 16 Orient go down 4-1 at home to EB Lions with Joshua Haworth scoring the consolation goal for the Orient.
Away to Evergreen Youth were the 15 Boreal and giving the Boreal the three points was a super finish from Tom Randall for them to win 1-0 whilst Jason Murphy picked up the man of the match trophy.
The 14 South were at home to Harpenden Colts Lightning and despite the Saints scoring two good goals through Mackenzie Gibson and Oliver Wynne saw them eventually lose 4-2 to two late second half goals from the visitors.
Man, of the match Finn Geoghegan struck two excellent goals for the 14 West in there away game at Kings Langley Blue but the hosts hit seven to go on and win the game 7-2.
The 13 Victoria scored three good goals away to Tring Tornadoes Titans and kept a clean sheet as they went on to win 3-0. For the first saw Zak Davies hit a cracking free kick which the keeper couldn't hold onto and Ashton Latter was the quickest to react and he scored from close range. Goal number two came about after good play down the right between Ollie Mullen, Archie Hobbs and Gabriel Urhoma for Freddie Roe to lift the ball over defenders for Alex Strazza to calmly slot the ball past the keeper as he came of his line. Another nice team move ended with Ashton Latter scoring again after his first shot was saved but he quickly reacted again, and the keeper could do nothing about his second stinging shot. The man of the match was Martin Flore who was asked to play in 4 different positions and did not put a foot wrong in any of them and Benjy Stone was a very close second to the title as he had to deal with Tring's best player and most of their attacks down the left flank and he did it brilliantly. The hail stones at the end was a nice touch to a very satisfying afternoon for the 13 Victoria. Phew that's all for now from the VICS.
The 12 South had a superb home win over Berkhamsted Raiders Blue with the South hitting the crossbar and the post before they finally opened the scoring with a goal from Sam Estell and following some great football from the Saints, they doubled their lead with a goal from Owen Weaver. The man of the match went to defender Ryan Kennedy.
The 12 Arrows played a double header against Hemel Aces Lions and they won the first game 3-0 with goals from Cathal Gleeson, Finlay Murphy and Alfie Wollington. In the second match they lost 2-1 with Finlay Murphy scoring yet another goal whilst the man of the match went Ollie Denyer in the first game whilst Liam Powell picked up the award in the second match.
Also playing a double header was the 12 Dragons and they had mixed fortunes as well when they won the first game 2-1 against Bovingdon Thunder but lost the second match 3-0. Scoring in the first match was Steven Jacobs with two good goals whilst Joe McLoughlin was named man of the match for both games.
Away to Herons saw the 12 West win 4-0 with goals from Charlie Rose 2, Tommy (that's my boy) Morgan plus one from Kye Stevens.
The 12 12 Central were in good form as they beat Croxley Green Emerald 4-1 away with Tyler Gullin-Hall scoring two goals whilst both Dean Bladon and Stephen Tchoudi got one apiece. The man of the match for Central went Oliver Chisholm.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
In a top of the table clash saw the 18 South play AEK FC Eagles Gold at home in the WFC White division which saw the visitors win the match 2-1 with a last-minute goal with Harrison Doyle scoring the only goal for the South. The AEK Eagles are now on 22 points whilst the South are on 21 with a game in hand plus a better goal difference of plus 26. Ross Weaver is the leading league goalscorer for the South on 17 whilst for the whole of the season is tally is 28.
The 18 Central lost 5-1 away to Alexandra Park Youth with Nick Curtis scoring the consolation goal for Central whilst Luca Kershaw was named man of the match for the Saints.
Also going down to a team from Alexandra Park which was their East squad were the 16 South and the scoreline was 3-1 to the visitors with Jamie Filipe-Gama scoring for the South and their man of the match went Mustaqim Boksh.
Playing HGS Academy Scrabble Tempo for the second time in 3 weeks in a Spring Shield Group D match were the 15 North and the scoreline was the same with the North winning 3-1 as they did in their first match with them. Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scored the first goal whilst goals from Josh Doyle and Shay Cassidy wrapped the scoreline up. The man of the match went to the hard-working Joe Knee.
In the Spring Cup Group B match saw the 15 East take the lead after on 55 seconds when Brandon Trainis with a delightful 25 yards lob found the back of the net to give them a 1-0 lead at home over Boreham Wood 2000 Red with Jack Jacobs setting him up. On 70 minutes the young Saints took a 2-0 lead when Dan Gant sent a lovely pass to Tom Merritt who with a cool finish put them two goals up. Boreham Wood pulled a goal back but then on 80 minutes Jamie Hilton put over a cross from the right which saw Dan Gant slot the ball through the keeper’s legs to make the final score 3-1 to the 15 East.
The 14 East were playing Hinton & Finchley Revolution at home and the visitors are top of the White division, but the 14 East gave them a good run for their money and although the Saints scored two fine goals through Sam Boca-Mapp and Henry Thomas, but the visitors hit back to go on and win 4-2. The man of the match was given to Finn Denton who did a good defensive job on their top player.
Playing a double header against AC Finchley West were the 13 South and in their first game saw them win 3-0 with goals from George Dalton, Mason Leightwood and Joe Varney. In the other match saw the South lose 2-1 with Mason Leightwood scoring yet another fine goal for the South.
Also playing a team called AC Finchley West were the 12 Orient and they won 3-1 with goals from Lucas Berry, Alex Hails and Ollie Jay with Ed Purple who played in the midfield being named man of the match. The young Saints played some of their best football of the season with the midfield quartet of Bertie Postema, Oscar Noble, Alex Hails and Ed Purple being the stars of the match.
The 12 Spartans lost 3-1 at home to the rampaging Norseman and it was the prolific goalscorer Dwayne Mitchell who scored for the Spartans whilst Eduardo Costa was named man of the match for the home team.
The 9 East in the Robin Hood division were at home to Whetstone Wanderers Tigers and scoring a real stunning goal for the 9 East was man of the match Bailey Fennel who after picking the ball up on the half way line and passing 3 defenders before firing a rocket of a shot from a ridiculous angle into the top far corner of the net( and how he celebrated this going in). Carter Davies also scored a well taken goal as well for the 9 East with a neat finish following a nice team move.
Away to Maccabi London Lions Panthers were the Under 7's and they took part in a high scoring match with plenty of goals being scored by both teams and scoring for the 7's were Oscar Howlett with an excellent brace whilst both Henry Neville and Eddie Bailey both scored one each.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Taking part in a very high scoring game were the 8 Lions as they played Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas at home and with both teams scoring plenty of goals saw the Lions score 7 and scoring them was man of the match Joshua Jury with a brilliant hat-trick. Also finding the back of the net for the Lions were Finley Maguire with two whilst both Harry Turnbull and Matthew Denning scored one apiece.
The 9 South were away to Bury Rangers Reds in the White division and although the South worked hard throughout the whole of the game, they just decided they could not give the man of the match award to just anyone player.
The 10 East played at home in the Green Division Cup against Lemsford Youth Jaguars and despite a well taken goal from Tom Luckhurst the East eventually lost 2-1 with Gabriel Odunlami being named as their star player after giving good performances in both defence and attack.
The 10 Romans continue to march along in their match with Codicote Youth which saw Theo Turley score 4 goals with singles from Matthew Ellis, Ross Hayden and Harry Bishop Camba to wrap up their scoreline.
In the Dave Wray White Divisional Cup saw the 11 West take on Bury Rangers and at the end of a very tight game saw the West score three goals but alas Bury Rangers scored five. Scoring for the West was Daniel Day with a brilliant brace whilst Freddie Stewart scored one.
There were 22 matches arranged for the Boys H.D.F.L. but alas Tezza as only received information from only 5 of them so where are all the others. Remember Teams if you do not text ME, they do not get put on the Website or go into the Herts Advertiser and I WILL NOT CHASE YOU UP, THOSE DAYS ARE GONE AS THEIR ARE TOO MANY OF YOU NOW.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The 14 Girls North had a double header against Chorleywood Common Tigers Girls and in the first game saw them take a 2-0 lead at half time which finally turned into a 6-1 victory with joint player of the match KIERA WARD scoring five yes five of the goals with some deadly finishing around the box and tame those Tigers. The other goal was scored by Phoebe Whitehouse whilst the other joint player of the match went Edith Shakespear. In the other match saw another goal from Kiera Ward which helped the 14 Girls North to a 2-0 win and so take all six points whilst Esme Hume scored the second goal for the North.
Another team that had a good result was the 13 Girls North as they beat Hitchin Belles Blues away 5-0 after they had led by one goal at the break with some tremendous football being played in the second period. Scoring the goals for the North were Abbie Bierman 2, Elsa Leech 2 plus one from Thisbe Danford.
Leading 5-0 at half time were the 12 Girls North who were away to Harvesters Girls (what a sweet victory) and despite the home team pulling a goal back the 12 Girls North rattled another three more to go on and win 8-1. The goalscorers for the Lady Saints were Hannah Litton with four well taken goals whilst Emilie Hicks got a brace with singles from Cora Baylis and Kaela Laming whilst Talia Joseph was named player of the match.
The 12 Girls South played a double header against Stevenage Starlets Navy Girls and they picked up four points with a 3-0 win in the first match and a 0-0 draw in the second game. Scoring the goals for the South was Marelie Raath, Anna Cox and Deenah Khan with Elisa Hebblewaite picking up the player of the match award she richly deserved for all the hard work she did in both matches.
With five players missing due to school district football or school’s netball saw the 11 Girls just get manage to get a team together against Pro Direct Academy Enfield Girls Black and with a name like that they must have had plenty of players. Gabby Bradley scored a fine goal for the 11 Girls North whilst the player of the match for them went to Emma Bracey.
The 11 Girls Wildcats were away to B.S.C. FC and Kiera Rogers scored a excellent goal for the Wildcats whilst picking up the player of the match was Morgan Kirikal who covered every blade of grass during the match.
The 8 Girls in the Pink division were away to Bedwell Rangers Dragons and the young Saints girls really worked hard to put the fire out in the Dragons. The 8 Girls had a few goalscorers and they were Lucy Leonard 2, Lucy Carter 2, Annabel Latham 2 and one from Eva Barenthein.