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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 8th March 2020
WEST HERTS YOUTH LEAGUE
At home to Harpenden Colts Whitecaps were the 18 West and they were playing in the quarter-final of the Intermediate League Cup and after 90 minutes plus 30 minutes of extra time saw the score remain goalless. So, onto the penalty shootout which saw the 18 West win 4-3 which saw Ed Young, Nic Curtis, James Knapp and Scott Redman all convert theirs to see the West move into the semi-finals.
The 18 East were away to Chorleywood Pythons and goals from Anton Nicolas Sahota, Gowt Selvarajah and Seb Pound gave the East a 3-1 lead but going into the final stages of the match saw some keystone defending and they conceded two late goals for the match to end in a 3-3 draw. The East have still only been beaten by the top team in the last four months.
In the challenge cup quarterfinal saw the 16 Boreal lose 4-2 away Harpenden Colts Hawks with George Sippetts and Harry Sweetman scoring the goals for Boreal with Tom Randell being named man of the match after having a good game up front.
The 16 South who were away to top of the table Tring Tornadoes Leopards who unbeaten this season and the 16 South certainly gave them a hard match and they only went down 2-0 after conceding two late goals. The man of the match was awarded to Owen Wiseman who had a brilliant game in the midfield.
The 15 East won 2-1 at home in the Junior League Cup quarter-final playing against St Albans Rangers Kites with goals from Chester Reynolds And Mikie Ridgway whilst J. Chaudhry was named man of the match.
At home to Aston Clinton Colts were the 15 West and after a very close and tight saw them eventually lose 3-2 with Lewis Gardner and Charlie Trulock-Faulkner scoring the goals for the West whilst Tom Stockwell was named man of the match.
In division 1 of the WHYL saw the 14 West come from being 1-0 down away to Bushey & Oxhey Cobras to go on and win 2-1 with Isaac Templeton scoring a snappy equalizer. After this goal saw the West up their game and go on and win with Lewis Bullock scoring the winning goal with a 25-yard stunning free kick. There was a joint man of the match and it was awarded to goalkeeper Kai Birks and centre back James Evans.
The 14 Victoria also in division 1 played away to Harpenden Colts Hurricanes and they finally went down 3-1 following a very close game with man of the match Joe Caffery scoring Victoria's only goal of the match.
The 14 Central had a match against Watford Youth Sports Red at home and although the Saints battled hard throughout the match, they eventually lost 3-1 with Aaron Lota scoring the Central's goal with attacking midfielder Davide Iacobucci being named man of the match.
After several weeks without a match with them being cancelled due to the weather saw the 14 Boreal boys express themselves and they did it in a super way with some great passing football and solid defending saw them beat Chipperfield 2-0 away. The goalscorers were Blenor Brahimi and Hamza Ramdani with Ben Farmer being named man of the match after giving a solid performance in goal.
In the Intermediate Plate Cup semi-final saw the 14 Orient play at home to Croxley Green White and after extra time saw the scoreline remain at 2-2 and so to penalties which saw the Orient lose 4-3. Scoring the goals in normal time for the Saints were Jensen Dean and Freddie Green.
The man of the match for the 13 Arrows was Innes Diggens-Wilson in their 6-0 defeat at home to Bushey & Oxhey Hornets.
Away to Sarrett Rebels were the 13 Central and they turned in a great performance to go on and win 7-1 with the goal scoring machine Roarke Silcox scoring five superb goals. The other scorers were Dean Bladon and Sam Johnson with Ethan Burton being named man of the match.
The 13 Dragons in the 1st round of the Junior League Cup saw them lose 5-2 away to Harpenden Colts Leopards with Michael Napier scoring the two goals for the Dragons whilst Joshua Nash being named man of the match.
In the Intermediate League Cup quarterfinal were the 13 West and their opponents were local neighbours Colney Heath Magpies and the Magpies picked the pockets of the Saints to go on and win 2-1. The goalscorer for the West was Josh Ladyman with tough midfielder Tommy Morgan being named man of the match.
The 13 South in the Senior League Cup quarterfinal were up against Berkhamsted Raiders and man of the match Ollie Weaver gave the young Saints a 1-0 lead with a terrific half volley to make it 1-0 at half time. In the second half saw further goals from Sam Estell and Eylan Bakour sealed a great 3-0 win with a fine defensive performance throughout second period.
The 12 Gladiators lost 3-0 away to Bedmond Reds with Archie Leggatt-Martin being named man of the match.
Also losing were the 12 West and they lost heavily to FC Hemel with Lewis Cleaton scoring the consolation goal for the young Saints.
Kiran Reynolds and Oli Sheen scored a goal apiece for the 12 South in their away match to FC Hemel which saw the South lose 7-2.
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE
The 18 Central were at home to Northwood White and the visitors scored a late against the run of play to earn themselves a 2-2 draw to deny the Saints all three points. Scoring the goals for 18 Central was Robbie Campbell-Ferguson with a fine brace with Jon Hargreaves setting both of them up with a couple neat passes. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Joe Moss who produced some excellent saves which kept them in the game.
The 18 South away to Whetstone Leopards went down 1-0 following a close game and being named man of the match was Luca De Olivera who worked hard throughout the whole of the match.
In the Spring Cup Group B saw the 16 East play away to Belstone Red saw both sides play some super football, but it was the young Saints who came out on top by winning 6-1 with Tom Merritt leading the way by scoring four fantastic goals. The other scorers were Alex Kirton and Finlay Thomas whilst Will Austen, Jack Jacobs and Tom Merritt all gave outstanding performances.
In the semi-final of Junior League Cup were the 14 South and they were away to local rivals Harvesters South and at the final whistle saw the 14 South win 3-1 with Cameron Choudhury scoring a splendid hat-trick with some deadly finishing.
The 13 Orient were away to Maccabi London Lions White in the quarter-final of the Challenge Cup and at full time the score was 3-3 with two goals from Bertie Postema and one from Dima Gusev and so the match went to extra time and with no further score saw the match go to penalties. Despite the Orient scoring three spot kicks through Alex Hails, Luca Lepley and Lucas Berry they eventually went out 4-3 on penalties. The man of the match went to Bertie Postema who was outstanding in midfield.
In the Spring Plate Group E were the 12 Victoria and they played Maccabi London Brady Black away and two cool finishes by Olly Garcia and Stanley Seeby saw the 12 Victoria win 2-0. The hosts played 5 across the back but the Victoria's midfield and their wide players found their way through to secure the victory. The man of the match who was voted by the team's coaches went to Olly Garcia whilst Max Milton also had a good game as well as George Betteley who even took a full collision with the post in denying Brady Black a goal scoring chance and in the end he had to sit the rest of the match out.(well done George).
The 11 West played another team from Maccabi and these were the London Lions White and Harvey Ryan was named man of the match with the rest of the team being Jack Burke, Glyn Howells, Lennon McKessick, Harvey McKessick, Conor Dwyer, Otis Lau-Johnston, Freddie Nelson Thorpe, Kyle Lloyd, Nial Rodrigues, Noah Brooks and Rory Williams.
The 7 North played in a high scoring game away to AC Finchley South and following some great passing and moving with some solid tackling saw the 7 North score goals through Noah Wilkerson 3, Louis Farrow, Alex Nourge and Eden Kosh.
HERTS GIRLS PARTNERSHIP
The STACY 15 Girls North were away to Herts Girls and they carried on with their unbeaten run in the league with a 4-1 victory which now makes it 8 matches and sees them top on 24 points and that is nine points clear of second place team Potters Bar Crusaders Girls. Scoring the goals was Kiera Ward with two which takes her tally to 26 for the season with Esme Hume and Grace Patrick both scoring one each. The player of the match went to centre back Ruby Tickner. In the league see the 15 Girls North stay top scoring 51 goals with a goal difference of 43.
At home to Hitchin Belles White were the STACY 14 Girls North and they lost 5-0 despite defender Emma Laney having a good game there and in doing so saw her being named player of the match.
Also, at home were the STACY 14 Girls South and they also were also defeated with the score being 4-0 to Belstone Youth Girls with left wing back Grace McMurray being named player of the match.
Away to Watford Ladies Harts were the STACY 13 Girls South and they turned in a good performance to go on and win 4-0 with goals from Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli with two and Marelie Raath also popped up with two as well whilst Skillful midfielder Iris Foley was named player of the match.
In the league cup saw the STACY 12 Girls North play at home to Watford Ladies Hornets and there were outstanding performances from defenders Olive Jones who was also player of the match plus Emma Bracey and goalkeeper Vanessa Cipolla. Both teams played well, and the Hornets even had a goal disallowed for offside but the 12 Girls North went onto win 1-0 with a well taken goal from Michelle Lam after a solid all round team performance.
The STACY 12 Girls Wildcats certainly sharpen their claws with a 3-1 away win at Harvesters Girls with goals from Daisy Harris, Reese Anscomb and Poppy Williams-Leung. The player of the match went Ellie Ratcliffe who was everywhere in the midfield chasing and harrying the Harvesters defence.
Alicia Gibson who was also joint player of the match for the STACY 11 Girls Central scored a fine goal for them in their home match with London Lions Ladies with Lucy Hosty also being named as player of the match.
Despite lots of possession and plenty of goal chances the STACY 11 Girls North just could not find the back of the net at home to Hemel Hempstead Town Red Girls with Rachel Kincaid and Ava Cowie going close on numerous occasions.
Away to Garston Girls Tigers were the STACY 11 Girls Wildcats and they played some lovely football with both Chloe Nuttall and Roisin Gleeson scoring one goal each. The player of the match went to Laura Graham who was very good in her tackling plus her calmness on the ball in only her second game for the team.
Alexa Johnson scored a great goal for the STACY 10 Girls Central against Meninas Rio Girls in their strong display with plenty of effort throughout from the whole of the team.
Away to Watford Ladies Hornets were the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats and there were plenty of goals from both sides with Evie Dullaghan-Stone scoring a fantastic hat-trick for the Wildcats whilst player of the match Lizzie Baylis also got on the score sheet with one.
Playing Meninas FC Salvador Girls away were the STACY 9 Girls Romans and scoring for the Romans was Lucy Carter whilst Eden Boswell picked up the player of the match title.
Daisy Oaten scored two goals for the STACY 9 Girls Central away to Ruislip Rangers Clarets whilst Nell McKinstry popped up with a goal late on. The player of the match went to Georgia Miller who gave a great all-round performance in defence whilst captain Molly Baker was just outstanding in goal in that she made a few excellent saves during the whole of the match.
At home Stevenage Starlets Navy were the STACY 8 Girls Romans and scoring goals for the young Lady Saints were Grace Fergie with 2 plus one apiece from Ellie Roberts and player of the match Amelia Fells.
Away to Chorleywood Common Leopards Girls saw Jess Kutcher score a fine three goals for the STACY 8 Girls Central with both Emma Dreyer and Isabella Harbouchi scoring one each with Evie Rosenhan and Bella Bachelor both being named as joint player of the match.
HERTS BOYS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The 7 South played Bury Rangers Rd away in the White division of the HBDL and the young Saints had a good game and scoring goals for them in this very high scoring game with both side scoring lots of goals were Vinney Rawley 4, Harry Kotinas 2, Finley Smith, Sebastian Theobalds and Barney Makepeace.
In another high scoring match saw the 8 West play away to Welwyn Pegasus and hitting a hat-trick for the young Saints was Alex Faldo whilst both Archie Brown and Seth Keaveny both scored one apiece.
In the Ken Headington Green division cup saw the 9 Lions qualify for the final which is in May with a 7-0 win over Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers with Tristan Francis scoring two quick goals whilst Finley Maguire scored one to give the Lions a early 3-0 lead. Joshua Jury added a fourth goal whilst Tristan Francis scored another goal to complete his hat-trick to make it 5-0 at half time. In the second period saw Tristan Mistry score one and Joshua Jury with a second goal to take his tally to two to complete a 7-0 win. There was a joint player of the match and it was awarded to Tristan Francis and Harry Turnbull.
The 9 South also played in the Ken Headington Green division cup and they won 6-2 away to Welwyn Pegasus Cobalts with Evan Love scoring three superb goals whilst there were singles from Toby Sumner, Toby Thompson and also joint man of the match Rory Saunders. There were some great performances from including Toby Thompson who was full of running and Zac Johnson who made a fine penalty save and was also named joint man of the match. The whole team played well with some excellent tackling and passing.
We move onto the Dave Wray Green division cup and the 11 East were away Wheathampstead Rangers Tigers and they won 5-1 with Leo Hooper-Walter scoring the first goal which was setup by a good pass from Tom Luckhurst to give the East a 1-0 lead. The Tigers though hit back to make it 1-1 before Hooper-Walter played in Harry Murphy who quickly made it 2-1. Harry Heron then scored two goals one of which was a cracker whilst Leo Hooper-Walter added another for his brace to make the final score 5-1.
Seth Coetzee made a couple of great saves whilst Oliver Cox played well to take the star player trophy.
The 11 Central were in the Dave Wray White division cup and following a tight first half away to Bengeo Tigers saw the 11 Central win 4-2 with Joshua Gibson scoring a fine hat-trick whilst Harry Watts scored their fourth goal.
Away to Watton Youth Dragons in a Dave Wray White division cup fixture were the 11 Romans and early onto into the game saw the Dragons take a 2-0 lead but a near post effort from Aidan Bostock saw the Romans halve the deficit but just before half time saw the Romans concede another goal to go 3-1 down. The Romans though were far from beaten and they gained control following a cracking second with a simple tap in from Hari Boodhun plus a last-minute strike from Elliot Campbell which earned the Romans a hard fought 3-3 draw.
EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE