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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 2nd February 2020
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The STACY 17's Girls crashed to a 10-1 home defeat against the league leaders London Bees WFC Academy Women with Mia Pinkham scoring her usual at least one goal a game. The player of the match went Daniela Monasterio.
Playing Bedwell Rangers Girls Red at home were the STACY 15 Girls and they won 5-1 which sees them go top of division 3 and scoring four of the goals was Keira Ward. Scoring the other goal was Esme Hume whilst her sister Hope Hume was named player of the match.
Drawing 3-3 away was the STACY 14 Girls North against Potters Bar Crusaders Raiders Girls with the young Saints goals coming from Sarah-Jane Spears, Abbie Bierman and Rosie Vass whilst Lily Morris was named player of the match.
In the HGPL League Shield were the STACY 14 Girls South and they were at home to Belstone Youth Girls and at half time they were trailing 3-1 and by full time they had hit back to make it 4-4 and so to extra time. Into extra time saw the visitors score 2 more goals to go on and win 6-4. Scoring the four goals for the 14 South were Grace McMurray with two, whilst Mia Simmonds and player of the match Ellie Langton both scored one each.
In division 2 saw the STACY 13 Girls win 3-0 away at Meninas Belo Horizonte with two goals from Deenah Khan and one from Marelie Raath who was also voted player of the match.
Playing the undefeated league leaders of division 3 in the quarter-final of the League Cup were the STACY 12 Girls North and their opponents were Bishop Stortford FC Girls and by half time the young Saints had stormed to a 7-0 lead following a brilliant display of attacking football. In the second half they scored another five goals to go on and win 12-1 by the final whistle. Scoring the goals were Scarlett Robb 3, Michelle Lam 2, Alessia Cipolla 2, Honey Seabrook 2 (POM), Bailey Killner, Esme Dickson and Olive Jones.
Megan Castle was named as player of the match for the STACY 11 Girls North in their home match against Garston Ladies Tigers with the North Girls creating lots of chances, but the Garston defence held firm.
The STACY 11 Girls Wildcats took part in a high scoring match with Goff’s Oak Girls with Chloe Nuttall scoring a fantastic hat-trick with further goals from Imogen Miller and Lara Graham which was her first for the team. The player of the match went to Gabriella Joyce who was also voted by the opposition as player of the match for the Wildcats. She had a brilliant display and was a rock at the back stopping the Goff’s Oak attack and she remained calm on the ball throughout the whole of the game.
The STACY 10 Girls Central played the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats at home and both teams played well and scoring goals during this match was Sacha Davies 3, Olivia Wood 2, Demi Hall and Aasha Barker.
In the Pink division saw the STACY 9 Girls Romans play Meninas FC Manaus away and scoring for the Romans was player of the match Izzy Marriott with two whilst both Lucy Carter and Eva Barenthein popped up with one apiece.
In another inter club match saw the STACY 8 Girls Romans play STACY 8 Girls at home and scoring goals in this match were Nadeen Kelifa-Young with two whilst Lola Mackintosh got one. The player of the match for each team was Grace Fergie for the Romans and Tegan Broadhurst for Central.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 8 South were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars and all four goalkeepers Jonah Herron, William Downs, Adam Davies and Vihan Abeyrathna who took it in turn to play between the sticks for the South saw them all play well.
The 9 Lions and the 9 South played each other in a cup match and the game finished in a 0-0 draw but there were plenty of chances for both teams and it kept everyone on the edge of excitement. For the Lions saw Tristan Mistry being named man of the match whilst for the South it was awarded to Hugo Perez-Landrove.
Away to Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires were the 10 North and the man of the match for them was Milos Diffenthal who was commanding in defence and kept the team organized at the back.
In a cup game saw the 10 South lose 3-2 away to Watton Dragons with Finlay Seabrook scoring the South's first goal with a excellent header whilst with a neat finish saw Julian Jordan got get their second following this tight encounter which saw the Dragons score a late winner.
After a great team performance saw the 10 Orient beat Welwyn Pegasus Cyans 9-3 in HBDL cup match with Harry Taylor scoring four of the goals. The other goals came from Billy Stone 2, Nathaniel Parsons plus two from the dynamic Louis Chen who is getting on the score sheet once again.
The 11 East and the 11 South played each other in a cup tie and scoring a goal for the East was Leo Hooper-Walter from the penalty spot whilst Gabriel Odunlami hit the crossbar with brilliant strike. Seth Coetzee made a great save for the South as the matched finished 1-1 whilst Ethan Robertson was their star player.
In the HBDL league cup saw the 11 Romans play at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and the young Saints went 2-0 up with a superb brace from Ross Hayden whilst Marc Ramon was a whisker away from adding a third but his superb shot rebounded back off the underside of the crossbar. The Pumas scored just before the break then added two late goals to take the match 3-2.
The 11 Orient also in a cup game played Welwyn Pegasus Azures at home and despite Orient scoring four excellent goals through Tom Banks with two plus one each from Tiago Mendes-Barral and Jude Barry they finally lost 8-4 in what proved to be a thrilling match.
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
Gideon Rowland scored the consolation goal for the 18 West as they lost 5-1 at home to Croxley Green Black.
Playing Berkhamsted Raiders Blue at home were the 18 Orient and they won 5-3 with Tom Cox scoring a fine hat-trick whilst Samuel Beasley and Millan Sanderson both scored one each.
The 18 East were at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers and following a entertaining game saw the East win 4-1 with four different goalscorers. Scoring the goals were Alex Kouda, Jari Quesada-Thorn, Freddie Radavanovic and Gowt Selvarajah whilst the man of the match went to Max ''The Terminator'' Robertson and the most inebriated player was Freddie 76% Vodka Collins.
The 16 Boreal were in superb form as they hit eight goals past FC Hemel to win 8-0 following a great display of attacking football for the whole of the game. The goalscorers were George Sippetts 2, George Pedder 2, Harry Sweetman 2 Tom Durrant and finally Jack O' Rahilly.
Playing Harpenden Colts Falcons at home saw the 16 South go pointless yet again despite taking a well-deserved lead midway through the first half with a goal from Jake Leech. The Falcons scored a scrappy equalizer just before the half time and the Falcons keeper later on denied the South a second goal when saved a penalty and they also had another good shout for a spot kick turned down later on. The man of the match went to Liam Nolte-Nel who was well assured at the back and so deserved his award.
In the second round of the challenge cup saw the 15 South play at home to Aston Clinton Colts and scoring a fine hat-trick for the South in their 9-1 victory was Milla Mousdale. Scoring the other goals was man of the match Charlie Johnson 2, Dylan Bramall, Alfie Parkins, Aaron Ready and A. Savvides.
The 15 East lost 2-0 to Watford Town in division 3 in the WHYL with Kaden Selvarajah being named man of the match.
Finn Geoghegan scored the only goal for the 15 West as they lost 3-1 against Abbots Youth Red in round one of the Junior League cup with Dylan Laird being named man of the match.
In the county cup quarterfinal saw the 14 West lose 1-0 away to Bishop Stortford with the goal coming on the stroke of half time and despite the West having plenty of chances to get back into the game but alas it wasn't to be.
The 14 Orient played Evergreen Youth Jackals in the Intermediate Plate quarterfinals and with goals from Jensen Dean who got two plus one from Q. Lilico saw the Orient move into the semi-finals with a 3-2 victory.
The 14 Central lost 7-0 away at Kinsbourne Youth with the man of the match going to Barnaby Chaudhry.
Also having a bad day at the office was 14 Boreal as they lost 1-0 away to Aston Clinton Colts with Alex La Placa picking up the man of the match title.
Those 13 Central got back to winning ways with a great 6-3 victory over Hemel Youth White with that dynamic Roarke Silcox hitting a glorious hat-trick.
The 13 Dragons lost 6-2 to Herons with Josh Francois scoring both of the Dragons goals whilst their man of the match went to Billy Shepherd.
In the league cup quarterfinals saw the 13 South win 3-1 against Abbots Youth Red with Josh Smith scoring two goals whilst Sam Estell netted one. The man of the match went to James Beasley who built the win on his solid defending.
The 13 Arrows lost 4-1 to Berkhamsted Raiders Blue with the Arrows only goal being scored by Fin Murphy whilst Sam McGorrigan was named man of the match.
Jayden Wright was in goal scoring form as he hit three wonderful goals for the 12 Centurions, but it proved not to be enough as they lost 8-3 to Berkhamsted Raiders Green.
The 12 Romans lost heavily at home to Chesham United with Harry Smith being named man of the match.
The 12 South played Abbots Youth Yellow away and following a close match saw them eventually drew 3-3 with Jacob Thomas scoring two goals whilst Finn Wilson hit the third goal.
The 12 West won 3-1 away at Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas with goals from Lewis Cleaton, Nick Evershed and Matthew Ridgway whilst keeper J. Hood was named man of the match.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
The 16 East made it two wins in a row with a 1-0 victory at home to Belstone FC Red with Fin Thomas scoring the only goal of the match during the second half with a well struck effort.
The 14 South were at home to Enfield Town Youth in the Blue division of the WFL which saw eleven goals being scored during the game with the 14 South coming out on top by seven goals to four. Scoring the goals were Cameron Choudhury with a hat-trick whilst both Freddie Reeves and Cameron Choudhury scored a brace apiece.
Playing Aldenham FC Excel away were the 13 Spartans and they took a 4-0 lead at half time with goals from Cristian Harvey, Isam Jamil, Dewayne Mitchell and Felix Mensah. In the second period saw Dewayne Mitchell score another two goals to complete his hat-trick whilst there were further goals from Eduardo Costa, Luca Castaldo and Max Attewell to round-up a great 9-1 victory for the Spartans.
At home to West Herts Youth Stags were the 12 Victoria and although they dominated the match in significant periods and they were thwarted by some good saves from the Stags keeper, the woodwork plus some interesting offside decisions. The match finally finished 2-2 with the captain Aidan Keigher scoring both of the Victoria goals and he could have had a couple more if it were not for the frame of the Stags goal. Adrian Keigher led the team well from up front and in doing so was voted man of the match by the team coaches.
It was a close game between the 11 West away to AC Finchley Youth and scoring a goal each for the West was Kyle Lloyd and Conor Dwyer who was also named man of the match.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
The U18s were back in EJA league action he first league game of 2020 at home against Cheshunt FC.
Both sides started well moving the ball quickly. It was Cheshunt that nearly took the lead with a long-range effort superbly tipped over the bar by Jackson.
Saints then went close with a through ball from Thomas Geller finding James Lawrence with his back to goal he turned and hit a left foot shot that was tipped round the post by the Cheshunt keeper. The visitors then began a good spell pushing the saints back. From a Cheshunt corner Saints won the ball and broke on the counter finding Billy Owen who sped away down the right channel whereupon he unselfishly pulled the ball back for James Lawrence who slotted home low to the keepers right.
The pattern didn't change with Cheshunt keeping the ball well and Saints having to defend resolutely. Following a good move through midfield Saints won a free kick for handball 20 yards out to the left of the area. Ryan Orde stepped up curling a superb free kick into the top corner making it 2-0 at half time to the Saints.
Coming down the hill in the second half Saints started the better and following a high press forced the Cheshunt centre half into a short back pass Lawrence closed the keeper down with the block falling to Hodgson who slotted home into the empty net to make it 3-0.
Cheshunt began to dominate possession and deservedly pulled as goal back with a slick one touch move into the box and finish.
Cheshunt then won a free kick in a similar position to the saint’s free kick in the first half. What looked like a certain goal with the ball heading into the top corner over the wall, Sam Galatis on at half time back from injury somehow got across the goal tipping the ball onto the post.
Saints fourth came from another swift counterattack with a through ball from Daniel Banerjee deflecting off the defender which Billy Owen collected he then beat the centre half and the Cheshunt keeper and slotted the ball into the unguarded and empty net.
With 10 minutes to go Cheshunt got their second with as good move down the left finding their striker on the edge of the box who curled his shot into the corner.
Full time Saints take the points with a 4-2 win making it 9 from 9 in the league.