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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 14th April 2019
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The 16 Girls suffered more heartache this weekend when they lost 3-1 at home to Pro Direct Academy Enfield Girls in the semi-final of the League Cup with then having first not their usual goalkeeper who was away on holiday plus half their regular defence who were also away and so the Girls could only start with ten whilst Pro Direct Enfield had eleven plus one sub. In normal circumstances the visitors would have dropped down to ten but as this was a cup semi-final they declined not to do so. Despite a brilliant battling performance from the STACY Girls they eventually lost 3-1 with yes if I say her name you know it was her who scored the 16 Girls goal, yes, the one and only MIA PINKHAM. The player of the match went to the hard-working Bora Cela.
At home to Denham United Ladies Wildcats were the 14 Girls North and despite two excellent goals from Esme Hume plus two excellent goals from Kiera Ward as well saw the 14 Girls lose 11-4 after the scoreline had 6-2 at half time and so at least the STACY girls kept going to the final whistle. The player of the match went to keeper Hope Hume who with some fine saves made sure she kept the score down.
The STACY 13 Girls South who were at home were drawing 1-1 at half time with Bury Rangers Youth Girls but in the second period the STACY Girls showed their class and went on to win 3-1 with player of the match Mia Simmonds scoring two goals whilst Emilia Fishwick scored the third goal of the match for the South.
Playing Bedwell Rangers Amazons at home were the 12 Girls South and they proved just too strong for their visitors which saw them run-out 6-0 winners. The goals were spread around with Florence Tatlock scoring 2, Cristina Afonso-Trindade also getting two goals whilst both Erin Mill and player of the match Deenah Khan scored one each.
The 11 Girls were away at Kings Langley Youth Reds Girls and the whole team of the STACY Girls won the player of the match award as they cruised to a 8-3 win with Teagan Scarlett scoring four brilliant goals. The other scorers were Esme Dickson with a excellent hat-trick whilst Emily Edgecombe netted the final goal for the young STACY Girls.
The 11 Wildcats drew 2-2 away at Hitchin Belles Red with Reese Anscombe scoring both of the goals for the Wildcats whilst Emily Dante picked up the player of the match title.
The 10 Central lost 2-1 away to Bedwell Rangers Dragons with Emily Ball scoring the only goal for the Central team whilst the player of the match award was given to the whole team of the 10 Central squad.
The 9 Girls Wildcats really sharpen their claws in their home match with Chorleywood Common Girls Jaguars and despite going a goal down they quickly hit back with EVIE DULLAGHAN-STONE jumping into action and scoring four goals to put them 4-1 up at the first break. In the second quarter saw a fantastic goal from LIZZIE BAYLIS plus a return goal from the Jaguars to make it 5-2. In the final quarter saw both LIZZIE BAYLIS to take her tally to 2 whilst EVIE DULLAGHAN-STONE also got another goal to make it 5 for the game for her and to take the final score to 7-2 to the STACY WILDCATS, these two girls in particular have played amazingly this season. The player of the match went to *ASHA PISHARODY* who did some fantastic work in defence to prevent the Jaguars from scoring any more goals.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
The 18 EJA were playing away at Coggeshall 18 EJA and then won 4-1 which now means they could finish in the top two only if Biggleswade lose 2 matches and the Saints win all of their remaining games. They also must play Biggleswade in a Midweek Cup Final in May. Scoring for the 18 EJA were man of the match James Lawrence with one whilst Kwon Hepburn, Earl Atat and Jonny Brown also scored one apiece to round-up a brilliant team performance.
The 16 EJA were away at Grays Athletic 16 EJA and strange enough they play their home matches in the borough of Enfield so at least the Saints did not have to travel far to get to the game but they did have the help of Terry standing in the middle of a small roundabout directing them to the ground. He has been doing that for a long time including this season for his senior adult teams
Well back to the game and after only two minutes had been played saw the young Saints take the lead when Joe Vance curled a corner kick into the box from the left whereupon KYLE RAHHO rose up to head the ball into the far corner.
Minutes later the Grays keeper had to be quick off his line to punch clear a dangerous free kick from Vance and then Joe Vance nearly increased the scoreline but his fiercely struck shot just manage to whizz across the box and go just wide of the far post. Finally, a second goal came when Bradley Young sped away down the right wing and squared the ball across to leave JACK (the mars bar kid) McSHANE to hit the ball low into the back off the net from eight yards. McShane then had a fine shot pushed behind for a corner kick whilst Joe Vance setup Jack McShane whose first-time shot was hacked clear off the line at the last moment. My man of the match The Mighty Joe Vance then himself had a terrific free kick pushed around the far post by a good stop from the Grays custodian.
At the start of the second half the Saints carried on as the first or could I say Joe Vance as he saw yet another fiercely struck free kick punched clear whilst Bradley Young fired just wide after yet another good ball from Vance. Soon it became 3-0 when Joe Vance hit a free kick over to the far side of the box where Kyle Rahho headed the ball back across the goal for the Mars Bar Kid JACK McSHANE to come racing in and head the ball home from close range. McShane then turned provider as he setup BEN WEYMAN to have a cracking low strike towards goal which although the keeper got his fingertips onto the ball he could not stop it spinning over the line to make it 4-0 with Jack McShane following close behind trying to get a touch and claim a hat-trick.
The Saints then took their foot of the gas and allowed Grays to pull a goal back when Luca CARDINES way out on the left sent a delightful long-range lob over keeper Billy Thomson to make it 4-1. They then pulled another goal back when Christos Petridis swept the ball over and Stefano MICHAEL at the back post knocked it home to make the final score 4-2. Mars Bars all round I say but some of them had left before I could my wallet (lucky me).
At home to Cheshunt 14 EJA were the Saints 14 EJA and despite a storming start which saw them create 3 good chances which they did not put away and after that they seemed to run out of steam and went 1-0 down to a breakaway goal. Although they battled hard throughout the rest of the game, they just could not get that equalizing goal and so the 14's EJA good run came to and end with a 1-0 defeat.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
In the WHYL Challenge Cup were the 18 North which saw then eventually lose 4-0 after a close first half to Bushey & Oxhey Youth whilst the North's captain Rob McKee who had a good game and tried to motivate his players throughout the whole of the match saw him being named as man of the match.
The 16 East had two matches in the last few days and the first one saw them lose 3-0 to Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks 3-0 with centre back Emerson Smith being named man of the match for the East. The 16 East then played their fellow club mates the 16 West and they lost 4-0 in this game but once again that man Emerson Smith at centre back was named as man of the match for the 16 East, he is the player to watch I have been told.
The 16 West who played the East won 4-0 and scoring the goals for them in this game were David Joyner with an excellent brace whilst Joe Fletcher and Millan Sanderson both got one each. The West also played another game which saw them lose 6-1 away to EB Lions with Joe Fletcher scoring another goal with Sam Pollard being voted man of the match no matter where he plays.
Also playing in division 2 of WHYL were the 16 Orient and they were at home to Hemel Youth Red and after a tight first period in which they scored two goals to go in at the break at 3-2 down with the Orients goals coming from Tom Cox and Josh Haworth they eventually lost the second period and went down 5-2.
Away to Harpenden Colts Falcons were the 16 North and with the lead constantly changing hands the match eventually ended all square at 3-3 with the man of the match for the North Gowthaman Selvarajah scoring all three of their goals which were certainly well taken and so he richly deserved his award.
The 15 Boreal were at Chorleywood Common Hurricanes and the Hurricanes certainly felt the full force of Boreal as they went onto win 6-1 with the man of the match for Boreal George Sippetts scoring an excellent brace of goals. The other scorers for the young Saints were Harry Sweetman, Jack Carmichael, Tom Randell and Ben Wick.
Wait for it a long report from 13 Victoria coming up, don't you all do it ok. The 13 Victoria were away to Hemel Aces Lions and with Freddie, Ollie and Ed away we may be down to only to ten fit players on the day but fortunately both Gabriel and Zak declared themselves fit enough to start and so we went to Longden School on the back of 4 straight league wins and were confident we could extend it to 5. The match was played on a huge pitch and with Ashton Latter causing problems down the wing and he was pulling the Lions defence all over the place we eventually went ahead on 15 minutes when a strike from Archie Hobbs was spilled by the keeper and it was followed up by Calvin Wyatt who tucked the ball away. Archie Hobbs then setup Calvin Wyatt for his second after a flowing move down the right but a bit of lapse in concentration let in the Lions to make it 2-1 at half time. With the slope in our favour in the second 13 Victoria started to knock the ball about and RJ moved into central position and picked up two goals to his tally to 12 for the season. Martin Flore then added a fifth goal after some excellent play down the right flank with once again Archie Hobbs supplying the inch perfect cross and then Victoria added a sixth goal which was started with Victor Nicolas and then the ball was passed to Zak Davies, then to RJ who beat 2 defenders before finding Archie Hobbs who laid it back to Victor Nicolas who hit a stunning drive from outside the box into the bottom corner. Alex Strazza hit the crossbar with a header and RJ went close also so it could have been more than the 6-1 win. The man of the match was awarded to two players and they were Archie Hobbs and Calvin Wyatt whilst Gabriel Urhoma and Zak Davies need a special mention for getting through the game and after the rest of their league matches, they will be looking forward to their Isle of Wright tournament.
Now we have a big report from the !3 Victoria but what have we got from 13 Boreal who lost 2-0 at home to Kinsbourne Youth ---------------- so we say no more!
At home to Oxhey Jets saw the 12 Arrows lose 7-0 to Oxhey Jets with winger James Dodd being named as man of the match.
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Black were 12 Central and it was Central who turned out to be the raiders as they went on to win 6-1 with Stephen Tchoudi taking his league tally for the season to 31 with yet another four-goal strike. The other two goals came from Dean Bladon whilst centre midfielder Jack Creagh and defensive midfielder George Parker both being voted joint man of the match. This now sees Central is second spot in the table on 47 points behind Watford Youth Sports who are on 54 but they have played 5 games less than Central. Chasing them is the 12 West who are on 44 points with four games in hand on Central, so it looks like the season is not yet over by a long shot.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
In the WFL Spring Cup semi-final saw the 18 Central lose 2-1 to the Boreham Wood Youth Knights after they came back from being 1-0 to score an equalizer through Harry Peter only for the Knights to snatch a late second goal to win the game 2-1. The man of the match for 18 Central went to their goalkeeper Lucas Kershaw for his many good saves during the game.
Away to Hampstead FC Stags were the 16 South which saw the young Saints win 3-1 with Louis Baker-Madec scoring a terrific hat-trick which included a cracking shot from outside the box. The man of the match for the South went to the attacking midfield Sam Johnston.
At home to Omonia Youth Gold saw the 13 South take part in a high scoring match which saw the South score 3 goals with George Dalton scoring 2 and Alexis Awonuga one but alas Omonia Gold proved they were worth gold as they scored 5 for the Saints to go on and lose 5-3.
The 12 Orient had an away match with Belstone FC and it was a top of the table clash with Belstone in 3rd place and Orient in 4th spot and the young Saints closed the gap to 1 point with a 2-0 victory following a fantastic second half performance with a couple of brilliant goals of which one was scored by Alex Hails which takes his league tally to 14 for the season. The other goal was scored by Oscar Noble who as 12 for the season in the league for Orient. Ed Purple was named as man of the man for the Saints. Belstone have 36 points from 16 games whilst 12 Orient have 35 points from 14 matches and so they have 2 games in hand so who knows what might happen!
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 8 South finished their league season with an entertaining match away at Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas with both William Galilee and Tom Greatorex being solid throughout the match in that they made some crucial tackles and also playing good balls forward. Tom Greatorex scored an excellent goal after a buccaneering run with the man of the match for the South going to keeper Zac Johnson in that he made a series of fine saves and his distribution kept Wheathampstead on the back foot, he even scored with one of his goal kicks. Up front Evan Love's runs and crosses from the wing created chances for other but it was him who scored five goals and he completed his tally for the match with the last kick of the game. It has been a wonderful season for the 8 South.
The 9 South took part in a home match with plenty of goals which saw the game end in a 3-3 draw, and they were playing against a strong accomplished side named Bedwell Rangers Red and scoring the for the South were Finlay Seabrook with a brace whilst Nathaniel Faldo scored one. The STACY South worked hard, and everyone gave an excellent performance from start to finish to earn this draw.
Thirteen goals were scored in this match, but it proved not unlucky for the 9 West as they hit 8 goals against Bury Rangers Red with Bertie Bachmann scoring four cracking goals whilst Paolo Iacobucci scored a glorious hat-trick whilst Charlie Lavin tidied the scoreline up with one.
The 10 East played Arsenal Women and earning the man of the match title for the STACY East was Ethan Robertson with his tireless running from defence and through into the midfield.
In the White division of the B.H.D.F.L. saw the 10 North play Bedwell Rangers Albion at home and with it being the holiday season saw North short of a few players which saw the 10 South loan them 3 players Jake Roberts, Charlie Wilkerson and Tommy Gow to make their full number up. Scoring the goals for the North was Josh Cassidy with two and Tommy Gow with two also whilst Eddie Johnson scored the pick of the bunch with a 20-yard scorcher on the volley.
The 10 Orient played away to Ware Rangers Santos and won 5-3 with two goals from Freddie Day and singles from George Canaway, Ethan Parsons and James Karim.
Lots of other teams were down to play but Tezza once again as not heard from them, naughty Managers and Coaches you are the boys down as I do get the occasional phone call asking why their team result cannot be seen on the Club Website. SO PLEASE JUST DO IT, THANK YOU.