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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 1st March 2020
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
The 18 West were at home to Chorleywood Lightning and after a very close game saw the 18 West earn themselves a point following a 2-2 draw with Gideon Rowland and William Skinner scoring the goals for the Saints.
Daniel Breeze scored both of the goals for the 18 Orient as they finally lost 4-2 at home to EB Lions after a very close match.
The 18 East were also at home and they were playing Cassiobury Rangers Blues and making a journey from South London for the match was Alex Kouda and made the journey count when he scored two goals to help the 18 East record a 7-0 victory. Scoring the other goals for the young Saints were Jari Quesada-Thorn, Freddie Radovanic, Lucas Rosden, Anton Sahota and Brad Sanders. It was a great weekend for the South Londoners living St Albans.
In the 3rd round of the challenge cup saw the 16 Boreal takes on Herons at home and leading the way with four goals in their 9-0 win was their leading goalscorer George Sippetts (he is getting more like dad every week). The other goalscorers after this fine performance from Boreal were Ben Wick, George Pedder, Tom Durrant, Jack O'Rahilly and man of the match Jack Carmichael.
Despite results not reflecting sound performances by the 16 South including a run of 3 defeats saw them desperate for the three points against their nemesis side Hemel Town. The 16 South got off to a good start after 15 minutes with goals from Charlie Moore and Sam Baker-Madec but then they took their foot off the pedal and allowed Hemel to score two goals to level the score at the break. The South improved early in the second half and retook the lead with a penalty from Charlie Moore, but Hemel quickly equalized again with a tremendous shot from outside the box. Another goal from Charlie Moore to complete his hat-trick plus one from Sal Basilea saw the 16 South make the game safe and run out 5-3 winners. The man of the match went to left back Ollie Giles who defended superbly and really organized the Saints back four.
Away to Evergreen Jaguars saw the 14 Orient lose 4-1 with Jensen Dean scoring their consolation goal late on.
Also losing were the 14 Central who lost 6-1 at home Kinsbourne Youth with Aaron Lota netting the Central's only goal of the match whilst Torin Silcox was named man of the match.
Away to Abbots Youth Red saw the 13 South find themselves a goal down within the very first minute but by half time saw them hit back with goals from Freddie Yeo and Thomas Jennings to give them a 2-1 lead. In the second period saw Ben Browning make it 3-1 and there was a further goal from man of the match Thomas Jennings to complete a fine brace for the player and make the final score 4-1 to the 13 South. Thomas Jennings gave an excellent midfield display and they responded superbly to come back from conceding that early goal. Well done lads.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
At home to Northwood White in the White division of the WFL saw the 18 South turn in a fine performance to go on and win 6-2 with two goals from man of the match Adam Robinson plus two from James Latter and then one apiece each from Louis Baker-Madec and Luca De Oliveria.
The 16 East went down 8-0 at home to Harvesters North in the quarter-final of the challenge cup but alas no other info has been supplied.
Playing in the semi-final of the league cup at home were the 13 Orient and they came back from being 2-0 down at half time to go on and win 3-2 as the Orient boys hit back. Scoring these goals to see them through to the final were Ollie Jay, Luca Lepley and one from man of the match Tomer Cohen and the victory came about after excellent midfield play from Ed Purple and Bertie Postema. (save us a programme lads).
The 11 West were away to Enfield Town Youth in the Red division of the WFL and scoring a few goals for them were Niall Rodrigues, Conor Dwyer, Lennon McKessick, Harvey McKessick plus one from man of the match Glynn Howells.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
At home to Garston Ladies Pumas were the STACY 12 Girls Wildcats and despite a fine strike from Daisy Harris the Wildcats still went down 3-1 to a couple of late goals whilst Imogen Siery was named player of the match.
Away to Harvesters Girls saw Rosin Cullen hit a great goal for the STACY 11 Girls Central following a entertaining game between these both sides.
The STACY 11 Girls North played Goff’s Oaks Girls away and following a fine team performance saw goals from Roxie Kosh 2, Verity Lobina 2, Rachel Kincaid and Ava Cowie. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Roxie Kosh, Verity Lobina and Anna Metcalfe.
Also playing away were the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats and their opponents were Meninas FC Rio Girls and Lizzie Baylis scored a goal for the Wildcats whilst keeper Ali Cowan made some great saves during the match. After a storming performance at the back led to Asha Pisharody retaining the player of the match trophy.
The STACY 9 Girls Romans played Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Galac at home and a top strike from Eva Barenthein got the Girls on the way whilst Lucy Leonard scored another goal with another classy finish. The player of the match went to Lirel Macey who gave a stunning defensive display at the back.
All the girls played very well for the STACY 9 Girls Central in their away match with Ruislip Rangers Blues and scoring two goals for the Central Girls was Nell McKinstry with two well taken efforts. Player of the match Daisy Oaten also got on the score sheet with a close-range shot.
At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Solar were the STACY 8 Girls Romans and being in real goal scoring form was Nadeen Kelifa-Young with 5 tremendous goals whilst Amelia Ramirez popped up with a one goal near the end of the game. The player of the match went to Evie Bournot
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 7 South played at home against Welwyn Garden City Hurricanes and scoring two well taken goals following some flowing moves by the team was Finley Smith.
The 8 East were at home to Wodson Park United and finding the back of the net for the East was George Sangster with two goals whilst both Daniel Jayawardena and James Griffiths both scored one apiece. The man of the match was awarded to Jack Yeo the young Saints goalkeeper who continued to produce some great saves throughout the whole of the match.
Away to Welwyn Pegasus Colbats were the 8 South and scoring a cracking goal from his own half from a free kick was Finley Cullen whilst both goalkeepers William Downs and Oscar Thomas who took it in turn between the sticks saw them both produce some fine saves.
At home to Bengeo Tigers Sabres were the 8 West and they gave an outstanding team performance which saw goals from Seth Keaveny who scored 2 whilst Archie Brown, Harrison Walker and Henry Neville all scored one each.
The 9 South played away to the 9 Lions and the match saw both teams play some great passing football with both sets of goalkeepers from both teams having a great game and for the Lions they were Benji Mellors, Tristan Francis and Matthew Denning whilst for the South it was Zac Johnson. Evan Love scored two goals in the match whilst Joshua Jury scored one as goals were tight to come by due to the good goalkeeping. The man of the match for the Lions was Finley Maguire whilst for the South saw it go to Toby Sumner.
In the Dave Wray Green Cup saw the 11 East play at home to Bury Rangers Red and the East started well with a goal from Harry Heron whilst making sure the score remained at 1-0 at half time was Seth Coetzee who made a brilliant save towards the break. In the second half two finely taken goals from Leo Hooper-Walter ensured the 11 East won 3-0 whilst Tom Luckhurst was named man of the match.
The 11 Central were at home to Bengeo Tigers and scoring a sensational hat-trick for Central was Hayden Mistry whilst Sam Peacock scored one.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
Result Ware U18s 3-1 St Albans City
The under U18s were away against EJA London League highflyers Ware U18s in an eagerly awaited County Cup Quarter Final on their 4g pitch.
The young Saints started brightly moving the ball quickly and looking dangerous however with 10 mins gone a Ware shot hit a Saints defender in the face the players continued only for the ref to award a penalty for handball which Ware converted.
This decision only added to the saint’s intent who continued to play the better football but couldn't quite force the equaliser.
Ware then went 2 up following a swift counter with Sam Galatis saving the first shot only to see the ball fall to a Ware striker who made no mistake from 5 Yds.
Saints continued to pressure the Ware defence and thought they'd scored from an overhead attempt from James Lawrence which was cleared off the line. A further good move found Lawrence with his back to goal 20 yards out he rolled the centre half hitting a low shot across the keeper that he somehow got down and tipped round the post. The resulting corner saw chaos ensue in the Ware Box a Tom Carmichael header hitting the back of Lawrence and the ball breaking loose for Billy Owen to stab home. HT 2-1.
The half time message was a simple one doesn’t concede and more of the same.
Saints though started the half slowly conceding an early corner and went further behind with some poor defending not picking up the Ware's centre half who headed in from 3 yards.
Saints then came back to life with Owen going close from a cross from the left seeing his first-time volley hit the side netting and then minutes later pulled free on the left narrowly shooting wide.
With 20 mins to go Ralf Lankshear broke free on the edge of the box and was brought down with a two footed tackle from behind. The ref immediately showed a red card to the Ware player.
With the extra man Saints changed formation to a back three and continued to chase the game. Carmichael coming close twice with a shot and a header. Ware though defended valiantly to see the game out and book a place in the semi-final against their U17s.
The young Saints return to EJA League action this Sunday 8th March a 10:30 kick off at Clarence Park.