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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 22nd February 2020
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
Away to Harpenden Colts Falcons were the 18 East and at one time they found themselves 1-0 down but then came a 30 yard pile driver from Teddy Cave-Schmidt which proved to the equalising goal for the match to end at 1-1 and for the 18 East to pick up a well-deserved point.
In the preliminary round of the Intermediate league cup saw the 18 Orient play at home to Harpenden Colts Magpies and following a close match saw the Orient eventually lose
3-2. No info from the young Saints but the goalscorer for the Magpies was their man of the match with a hat-trick T. Egunjobi.
The 16 Boreal were at home to Echoes Amber and by the final whistle Boreal had ripped through the Amber defence and stormed to a 11-0 victory. Leading the goalscorers was George Sippetts with five goals (just like his Dad, that's right Garry who himself was a STACY player many years ago). The other scorers were Tom Durrant 2, Danny Fowler, Jack O'Rahilly, Nathaniel Olayomi plus one from the man of the match Oscar Evans.
In the semi-final of the Intermediate league cup saw the 16 South play top of the table Tring Tornadoes Leopards in horrible conditions of driving rain and heavy wind which saw the 16 South take a 2-0 lead with two goals from Charlie Moore with the wind in their favour. In the second period saw Tring make the most or the poor conditions and score three goals to win the match 3-2.
The 15 South were at home to Evergreen Youth Colts in the third round of the Challenge cup which Matthew Martin score a fine hat-trick to help the 15 South go on and win
6-3 following a real end to end match. Scoring the other goals were Charlie Johnson, Jamie McLeod and Alfie Parkins.
Away in division 2 of the WHYL were the 15 East and their opponents were Berkhamsted Raiders Yellow and the East came in with a whirlwind performance that saw them go on and win by ten goals to nil (10-0) woweee. Scoring all these goals were Nick Berman 3, Chester Reynolds 3, Henry Thomas 2, Samuel Boca-Mapp and James Longbottom whilst Joe Poulton was named man of the match.
At home to Cassiobury Rangers Blue were the 14 Boreal but after a close first half in which they only conceded a couple of goals they eventually let in a couple more in the second period to lose 6-0. The man of the match for the 14 Boreal was awarded to Harsh Yendapally.
After a couple postponements saw the 13 South finally get to play a match which was away Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks and after a very solid defensive play saw the 13 South win convincingly by four goals to nil to take all three points. The joint player of the match Sam Estell scored a great hat-trick whilst Ben Browning scored the South's fourth goal with the other joint player of the match being keeper Jake Lee who gave a excellent display between the sticks during the second half.
The 13 Central played Evergreen Youth Eagles at home in the quarter-final of the Intermediate league cup and the young Saints went eventually onto win 5-2. Scoring the goals for Central were Dean Bladon 2, Ollie Porter 2 and Roarke Silcox.
Away to Garston Boys saw the 12 Centurions lose 11-2, no info alas from our lads but M. Affleck scored 6 and H. Lawford scored 5 for Garston.
The 12 Orient played Chipperfield Corinthians away and won 5-2 with Oscar Pawley scoring a tremendous hat-trick whilst both Alfie Long and Michael Watkins scored one apiece. The man of the match for the Orient went to Brodie Unitt.
Away to Bushey & Oxhey Scorpions saw the 12 South lose 4-0 and also Tezza had no other info yet again.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
At home to Omonia Youth Green were the 18 South and following a very entertaining game with plenty of goals eventually the South went onto lose 6-3 despite putting in a good battling performance. Scoring the goals for the South were William Brown, Adam Robinson and James Latter with Louis Baker-Madec picking up the man of the match award.
The 16 East away to Boreham Wood 2000 White had a good 2-0 win with goals from Aiden Smith and Tom Merritt.
At home Omonia Youth Gold were the 14 South and despite Freddie Reeves and Cameron Choudhury scoring a couple of fine goals each the South they gradually lost 5-2 following a close game.
In the county cup saw the 13 Orient 12-month unbeaten run come to an end with a 4-0 defeat against Cheshunt EJA following a scoreless first half. The 13 Orient battled hard against the wind but in the second period Cheshunt played with some strong quick attacks and scored four goals which was harsh on the Saints. Sean Gallagher, Josh Toop and Frankie Linsell were outstanding in defence.
The 12 Victoria were at home to Whetstone Wanderers Tigers and after not playing for a couple of weeks they were glad to be back in action and they took a 2-0 lead with a couple of cool finishes from Max Milton and Stanley Seeby with assists from Luca Ward. The final score was 2-1 to Victoria with the man of the match being Thomas Hope who played superbly outfield whilst in goal during the second half he pulled off some vital saves including a double header.
Goals from man of the match Jack Burke, Conor Dwyer and Niall Rodrigues saw the 11 West have a good match at home to Harvesters Lions.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
In a top of the table clash seeing the first playing second place with both being unbeaten in the league this season and it was the STACY 15 Girls North who came out on top with a 5-1 home win over Potters Bar Crusaders Girls for the North to extend their lead at the top of division three. The 15 Girls North led at half time by the scoreline 4-1 and scoring the goals were Kiera Ward with a brace which sees her take her tally to 22 goals in eleven games. The other goalscorers for the young lady saints were Esme Hume, Andrea Leonidasi and Grace Patrick whilst Hope Hume was named player of the match.
The STACY 14 Girls North were at home Bedwell Comets Girls and following a high scoring match saw the 14 Girls North eventually win 6-4 with player of the match Thisbe Danford scoring a fine hat-trick. Scoring the other three goals with one apiece were Rosie Vaas, Sarah-Jane Spears and Abbie Bierman.
Leading 2-1 at half time at home to Garston Ladies Jaguars were the STACY 12 Girls North and by full time they had played some cracking football in the second period to run out 7-1 winners. For the goals saw Michelle Lam score a glorious hat-trick whilst Scarlett Robb netted a fine brace with further goals from Esme Dickson and Honey Seabrook.
Emily Dante scored the only goal for the STACY 12 Girls Wildcats as they lost 5-1 to Hoddesdon Town Youth Girls with Ellie Ratcliffe being named player of the match.
At home to Denham Youth Ladies were the STACY 11 Girls Central and during the match saw Holly Green score a terrific hat-trick whilst Alicia Gibson scored one with the player of the match going to Aoife Flanagan.
The STACY 11 Girls North played a friendly against Harpenden Colts Girls and won 3-2 with Rachel Kincaid scoring two goals while Shea Fagan scored the third goal plus one assist as well. The player of the match went to goalkeeper Aimee Chapman.
In the Lilac division of the HGPFL saw the STACY 11 Girls Wildcats play Meninas FC Fortaleza at home and the Wildcats gave a solid team performance which was topped with some great individual and team goals throughout the whole of the match. Scoring for the Wildcats were Chloe Nuttall with a hat-trick whilst Emily Gray also scored three goals as well plus she picked up the player of the match in the bargain as well.
Playing Ruislip Rangers Clarets away were the STACY 10 Girls Central and it was a really good match between both attacking teams. Scoring two goals for the Central was Jasmine Mercer whilst Tilly Flynn picked up one and being named player of the match was the hard-working Olivia Wood.
The STACY 10 Girls Wildcats in the Pink division of the HGPFL played Meninas FC Rio at home at battling away in those very windy conditions saw Evie Dullaghan score two great goals in the first half whilst player of the match Asha Pisharody scored a third goal for the Wildcats in the second period.
The STACY 9 Girls Romans had a tough game away at Garston Ladies Wildcats and following a strong team performance saw player of the match Annabel Latham dominate the midfield plus she also popped up with two fine goals as well. There were also a couple of other goalscorers, and they got one goal each and they were Loral Macey and Lucy Leonard.
At home to Bedwell Rangers Dragons were the STACY 9 Girls Central and Nell McKinstry was once again in goal scoring form and this time saw Nell hit five(5) cracking goals whilst Liana Sprunt netted once, The Central Girls passed the ball around brilliantly and both goalkeepers during their spell in goal gave great performances and they were Grace Smith and Amber Fells with the latter also making some powerful runs when she was out on the pitch.
Away to Hitchin Belles Youth were the STACY 8 Girls Romans and scoring the goals for the Romans were Nadeen Kelifa-Young with three whilst Grace Fergie scored a brace. The other goal scorers for the Romans were Bonnie MacLean, Ellie Roberts and Emily Watts who also picked up the player of the match title. For the final goal of the match saw some one touch football from every player who all had a part to play in the final goal
The STACY 8 Girls Central had a friendly game against Ware Youth Girls and they won 4-2 with Jessica Kutcher scoring two goals whilst both Isabella Habbouchi and Lola Mackintosh scored one goal each. After the match the girls went for a session of team bonding when they all went off to play ten pin bowling.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 9 Lions played a friendly against Harvesters Wolves and they took the lead in the first half with a goal from Tristan Francis with Joe Neal earning an assist. The Wolves fought back to earn a 1-1 draw despite the Lions having the better of the chances. There was a joint player of the match Joe Neal for the assist and Oscar Taylor for some fine goalkeeping.
The 9 South played an entertaining friendly against the 9 Titans with players from 9 Gladiators and St Albans 10's helping the Titans. Both sides passed the ball well with Elijah Bailey's midfield passing earning him the man of the match title. Evan Love 3 and Toby Thompson with two were the goalscorers for the 9 South.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
The U18S were back in League action following a two week break due to the weather against Wingate & Finchley.
Following a 9-0 win in the reverse fixture the Saints knew Wingate would be looking for a better performance.
As expected, Wingate came out of the box with a high pressing game making it difficult for the boys to play out through the back however the Saints defence held firm.
Saints struck first after 20 mins with a through ball finding Billy Owen in the box who was brought down for a penalty that he converted low into the bottom corner.
Saints began to find their feet and came close to a second from a good move and cross down the left with James Lawrence seeing his header beat the keeper but hitting the bar.
On 35 mins the second came with Ryan Orde winning the ball on the right driving forward and finding James Lawrence just inside the box who took one touch and fired a low shot across the keeper into the net off the inside of the post. 2-0 at half time.
Wingate started the second half brightly closing the space well however with Saints coming down the Clarence slope should have put the game to bed with both Hossen and Lawrence forcing good saves from the Wingate keeper one on ones and Owen hitting the post. Saints were unlucky not to be awarded another penalty when Owen broke free on the right and appeared to be fouled after he crossed the ball.
Wingate rallied and had a goal disallowed for offside before pulling one back winning the ball in midfield finding their striker who hit an unstoppable left foot shot into the top corner.
Wingate were in the ascendancy looking for an equaliser and had their own claim for a penalty which the referee waived away.
Saints held to maintain their 100% League record with a 10th consecutive win and Wingate disappointed not to get anything from the game.
Next week the young Saints visit Ware Academy U18S for the Herts County Cup quarter final.