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City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - Extracts from YEARBOOK 2001-2002


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1991.

Well done Terry Edwards.


The Under 10's North were away to Oakhill Tigers Cubs in the League Cup and the young Saints were leading 3-0 at half time before they eventually went on to win 7-1. The goalscorers were Callam MARJORAM 2, Nathan BRYNE 2, Luke CAMPION, Jack ASHCROFT and Laurie COUPAR.

In the first minute a fine volley from Matt PEARCE gave the Under 10's West a 1-0  lead away to Chorleywood Red but just before the break Chorleywood snatched an equaliser. Then a brilliant solo run from Matt PEARCE whereupon he ran from the half way line and after beating three players he drove the ball home to make it 2-1 but in the end the West had to settle for a point when in the last minute of the match Chorleywood snatched another equaliser to share the points. Samuel Crafts in midfield had an outstanding game for the Under 10's West.

Man, of the match Michael McDONOUGH struck six times as they Under 11's South beat Harpenden Barracudas 11-0 at home whilst a James SMITH hat-trick and singles from Josh CHAPMAN and James ROSEN were the other scorers in this convincing victory by the young Saints.

The Under 12's North were at home to Bushey Rangers in the League Cup and they won 8-1 with a hat-trick from Alex POTTER whilst the other scorers were Ethan HUGHES, Liam McDERMOTT, Andrew BELT plus one from Joe CITANO on his debut.

The Under 13's North played two matches since Sunday winning both convincingly with the first match being a 14-0 victory over Echoes Amber in midweek and this was then followed up by a 16-0 win over Hemel Hempstead Red on Sunday. Both matches were played away from home with the goalscorers combined being Ricky MILLER 9(4 & 5 respectively), Russell GALLAGHER 5, Alex OLCOT 4, Chris JELL  3, James ARCHER 2, Adam POTTER 2, Chris HASLAM 2, James LAWRENCE 2 and one from Alex HERBERT.

Tom BARNARD struck 7 goals for the Under 15's West as they crushed Harvesters South 16-0 with the West scoring eight goals in each half. This was an excellent team performance with the other goals coming from man of the match Sandi SOKHEY with a hat-trick and then Charles SMITH 2, Ian SMITH, Jamie GIBBONS, James HEARN and Robert BATTERSBY.

Leading 4-0 at half time were the Under 10's North in their home match with Riverside Hibernian and by the final whistle the Under 10's North had won 11-0 with them scoring 6 goals in the last ten minutes of the match Scoring the goals were Harry FOUNTAIN with 5, Nathan BYRNE with a hat-trick whilst the other scorers were Toby IRISH 2, and Jack ASHCROFT. 

The Under 11's West were at home to Harvesters South and they won 9-3 with Daniel BURTT who was named man of the match scoring a fantastic hat-trick. The other scorers were Daniel THOMPSON 2, Nick GLASGOW, Michael GAMBLE and Daniel BISSILL.

Away in the Challenge Cup were the Under 12's South and they Gadeside Rangers 9-3 with some quality finishing. Ryan ATKINS and Scott CORLEY both scored hat-tricks with Scott POINTER, Ed MORRISON and Tom MELLISH his first for the club rounding up the goalscorers. Robbie Phillips in midfield had an outstanding game for the young Saints.

There was no stopping the Under 13's North as they crushed Moor Park Rangers 16-1 with Ricky MILLER scoring 5 goals again for the third match this season. Scoring the other goals were Chris HASLAM 4, Ross COURT 2, James ARCHER 2, Alex HERBERT 2 and Alex OLCOT.

Both the Under 15's sides had convincing wins with the first being the East who beat Chiltern United 8-0 at home with Stephen PYKE and James STAPLE both scoring two goals apiece. The other scorers were Ben CONRAD, Andy FASSNIDGE, Mark SAVORY and one own goal.

The Under 15's West were away to Herons and they went one better by winning their match 9-0 with Jamie GIBBONS scoring a fine hat-trick. The other goal scorers were Charles SMITH 2, Tom BARNARD< Ian SMITH, James HEARN and Robert BATTERSBY.

In an excellent game of football between the Under 10's North and the home team Northwood saw Toby IRISH give the Saints a 1-0 lead but the hosts struck back with a late goal to earn a 1-1 draw.

Goals from Michael GAMBLE and Daniel BURTT gave the Under 11's West a 2-0 lead at home to Gadeside, but the visitors hit back to make it 2-2 at half time. In the second half the West fought back and goals from Ethan FOGARTY and Nick GLASGOW saw the young Saints to a 4-2 victory.

Leading 6-0 at half time against William Morris Stags saw the Under 12's South hit another 10 goals in the second half to go on and win 16-0. Man, of the match was Chris Lord in midfield and although he did not score himself there were another 9 young Saints who did thanks to his tireless work. Leading the goalscorers was Scott CORLEY with 4, Oliver BIRCH 4, Ryan ATKINS 2, Robbie PHILLIPS, Scott POINTER, Tom MELISH, Adam HOUNSLOW, David RAPSON and Jack SMITH.

There were nine different goalscorers also for the Under 13's North as they beat London Road away 13-2 with Ricky MILLER scoring four of the goals which takes his tally for the season so far to 23.The other scorers were James ARCHER 2, Adam POTTER, Lee FINDLAY, Chris JELL, Russell GALLAGHER, Jack CONSTABLE, Alex OLCOTT and Ross COURT.

The Under 14's West took the lead through a fine goal from Andy GUARD at home to Abbots Youth but the visitors hit back to take a 2-1 lead before Bob SINGH scored the vital equaliser late on to make the final score 2-2.

Again, both the Under 15's sides won with firstly the Under 15's East beating Bovingdon away 5-0 with goals from Stephen PYKE 2, Mark SAVORY 2 and James STAPLES. 

The Under 15's West were also playing away and they Berkhamsted Town 6-2 with both Ollie MINTON and Tom BARNARD scoring two goals apiece whilst there were singles from James GIBBONS and Sandie SOKHEY.

In a solid all round team performance saw the Under 10's North beat Berkhamsted Raiders away by eleven goals to nil (11-0). Leading the goal scorers was Luke CAMPION with 5 and then came Callum MARJORAN 2, Toby IRISH 2, Nathan BYRNE and a first goal of the season for young Sam CROWNE.

James SMITH scored in the first minute for the Under 11's South in their away match with Waltham Cross in the County Cup and after fifteen minutes it was 5-0 and by the final whistle saw the young Saints win by ten goals to nil(10-0). The goal scorers after this fine team performance were Michael McDONOUGH 3, James ROSSEN 2, Donald BOGLE, Tom CLARK, Nathan SANDIFORD and finally another one for James SMITH which was his second of the match.

A brilliant solo effort from Ryan ATKINS for the Under 12's South was the highlight of the match as the Saints beat Nascot Wood at home 4-2 in a league match. Ryan ATKINS then got another goal to take his tally to two whilst both Scott CORLEY and Ed MORRISON also got on the score sheet.

MILLER GOES GOAL CRAZY: Leading 5-0 at half were the Under 13's North and they eventually won 8-0 at home to Comet Cobras in the league and with some clinical finishing it was Ricky MILLER who scored all eight goals for the Saints and it could have been more if it were not for Robert Gregory the Comets keeper who pulled off a string of fine saves to deny him even more goals. Alex Herbert setup four of the goals whilst Russell Gallagher in defence and Danny Norris in midfield both had outstanding games for the Under 13's North.

Playing at home to Radlett Rangers in the Challenge Cup were the Under 14's East and they easily by eight goals to one. Leading the goalscorers was Tom CLARK with four well taken goals of which the first was a scorcher into the top left-hand corner of the net from 20 yards. The other scorers were Richie COLLIN 2, Scott MOORE and Jimmy COAD.

The Under 15's East were playing Harpenden Colts Tigers at home and although they were only leading 2-0 at the break, they finally went on to win the match 7-0 with ease. Man, of the match Danny McCAFFERTY struck a hat-trick of close-range efforts which all came from long throw-ins by Adam Stanley. James STAPLES also scored from close range after his first attempt was blocked and then Stephen PYKE drove the ball home following a deep cross from Staples whilst cheeky Ben CONRAD hit a glorious shot from 30 yards for goal number six. Andy FASSNIDGE struck goal number 7 after he had ran through the visitor’s defence and Mark Savory nearly added a couple more but both his efforts struck the post whilst Harry Hunt also went close.





City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - St Albans Review Reports from 1998


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1998.

Well done Terry Edwards.

From the St Albans Review Newspaper during September and October 1998


St Albans City Youth Under 12's East were held to a 3-3 draw by Garston Boys with Harry HUNT 2 and Danny McCAFFERTY netting for the Saints.

Away to Bovingdon saw the Under 15's North come away with a 4-0 victory thanks to goals from Sam WILKINSON, Curtis JONES, John LYON and Gary BUCKATT.

The Under 14's West recorded a fine 3-1 victory against Herons and scoring the goals were Allister COLLINS, Iaian TURKENTINE and Scott TIMMINS.

Following a close game saw the Under 15's South defeat Harpenden Colts 2-0 with goals from Ben GRAHAM and Kevin WEBB.

The Under 17's sides played each other with the West team coming out on top against the East by two goals nil. An on strike for the West was Scott DUNN with a fine brace.

Despite a lot of pressure, the Under 13's North went down 1-0 away to Hemel Youth.

 The Under 11's South lost 3-0 to Harpenden Colts whilst the Under 11's West went down 5-2 to Cassiobury Rangers with the Saints goals coming from Bob SINGH and Andrew GUARD.    

Two goals from Adam HULL gave the Under 11's East a point against London Road in a 2-2 draw whilst Steve Kirikal had a brilliant game in the Saints


St Albans City Youth Under 10's North really turned on the style to defeat Woodhall Wanderers 6-0 in the League cup. Adam POTTER scored an excellent brace whilst there were singles from Lee FINDLAY, Louis Mac MILLAN, Russell GALLAGHER, and Billy UNITE.

The Under 10's South side had little luck away to Riverside Hibernian going down 3-1 with Max WOLKE scoring the only goal for the Saints.

Andrew GUARD scored five goals for the Under 11's West as they defeated Hemel Hempstead Blue in the Challenge Cup with Georgio LAMONICA and Matt AODAI completing the tally.

The Under 11's East nearly let the game slip after leading by four goals to nil but in the end, they finally had to settle for a 4-3 victory against Bushey. Adam HULL with three goals and one from Tom CLARK were the scorers for the East.

Michael LANGTON, Sam HATTON, Phil ADAMS, and Peter MASTRODDI were on the mark for the Under 11's South in their 4-0 win against Suffolk Youth in the Challenge Cup.

Both the Under 12's sides lost in the Challenge Cup with firstly the West losing 1-0 to Boreham Wood Red whilst the East went down 5-0 to Suffolk Youth following a poor performance.

A 4-0 scoreline was recorded by the Under 13's South as they defeated Cassiobury Rangers with the goals coming from James HARVEY 2, Jason BLYTH, and Dillion KING.

The Under 13's North also won 4-0 when they defeated Brookside away with Dominic MOONEY scoring two of the goals whilst both Adam JONES and Hegoi UROIN scored one apiece.

The Under 14's North lost 6-1 away to Princes Park with James HILL scoring the Saints consolation goal.

An early goal from Allister COLLINS was enough for the Under 14's West to defeat Boreham Wood Rangers 1-0.

Two long range strikes by Richard WHITE and Mark SHADBOLT gave the Under 14's East a good start in their match with Kodak Echoes but alas it was not to be enough as Kodak hit back with three goals of their own to win the match 3-2.

The St Albans Under 15's North made a fine comeback against Hemel Raiders after they were trailing by two goals and they clawed their way back for a great 4-3 victory with Tom FAIRBAIRN scoring the winner late in the game. The other scorers were Charles THRUSSELL, Sam WILKINSON, and Alex FREE with Curtis Jones having an outstanding game up front.

The Under 15's South also came back from being a goal down to overhaul Cassiobury Rangers 5-2 with the dynamic Greg DEACON scoring the equaliser. Scoring the other goals were the nippy Tom BEDFORD with an excellent brace whilst Kevin WEBB and Ben GRAHAM both scored one each.

Keeper Luke Atkins and midfielder Tom Sides both had good games for the Under 16's in their 1-0 win against Herons with Oliver RECORD scoring the only goal of the match with a very skillful shot from 20 yards.


St Albans City Youth Under 10's South hit back from three goals down to overhaul Garston Boys to win 4-3 with goals from Phillip ATKINS, John HEARN, Edward RIDGE plus one own goal.

Goals galore came from the Under 10's North as they won 11-0 against Chipperfield Corinthians with Louis MacMILLAN leading the way with a fine hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Alex OLCOT 2, Chris HASLAM 2 Adam POTTER 2 and Billy UNITE 2.

A James HEARN goal was enough to see the Under 12's West defeat Harvesters 1-0.

A solid performance from the Under 13's saw them defeat Harpenden Colts 4-2 with goals from Matt HANSON 2, Ryan GOODMAN, and Ian McCARTHY.

The Under 14's West were awarded three penalties against Willen Juniors scoring one and missing the other two, but they still went on to win 4-0. Allister COLLINS bagged a hat-trick including a penalty showing Nick MALHAM who also scored a goal and Iaian Turkentine how to convert penalties.

The Under 17's West turned on the style when they defeated Abbotts Youth 9-0 with both Mitchell PARRATT and Chris WYNCH scoring hat-tricks. The other three goals were scored by Dominic COLLINS, John TAIT, and Robert DAVIES all with one apiece.

Robert FEATHERSTONE scored the only goal for the Under 15's South in their 1-1 draw against Harpenden Colts.

In a friendly match saw the Under 18's beat Harpenden Colts 7-2 with the goals coming from Jon ARNOLD 2, Paul GOOM, Steve CHAPMAN, Steve SEEBY, Stuart MARKHAM, and Ross CARMICHAEL.


Two goals from Johnny MOORE gave the Under 16's a point in a 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood JSC.

A Curtis JONES goal gave the Under 15's North a 1-0 lead at half time against Whetstone but in the second half they fell apart to finally lose 5-1.

The Under 14's North lost heavily away against a Winchmore Hill side in an East Anglian Cup tie.

The Under 13's South came from a goal down against Evergreen to force an equaliser through Karl WARD and then win this cup tie 4-3 on penalties.

Three nil up after only seven minutes play saw the Under 12's West eventually defeat Boreham Wood Red 5-0 with three brilliant goals from Tom BARNARD and a fine brace from Charles SMITH.

The Under 11's South recorded a fine 7-1 win against William Morris in the Challenge Cup with goals from Michael LANGTON 2, Max GREY 2, Sam LYON, Tom OWEN and Robert BLYTH which was his first for the club.

Also, in the Challenge Cup were the Under 11's East but they went down 2-1 to a couple of late goals from Berkhamsted with Daniel BURROWS scoring for the young Saints.

A fine hat-trick from Adam POTTER plus two goals from Alex OLCOT and a single from Chris HASLAM gave the Under 10 North a 6-0 victory over Riverside Hibernian White at home in the Challenge Cup. Meanwhile the Under 10's South lost 2-0 to Riverside Hibernian Green in the League Cup.

The Saints top goalscorers of the day were the Under 15's South who won 20-0 yes twenty nil against Northside in the County Cup. Leading the goal scorers were Tom BEDFORD with 4 and Oliver FRANKS also with 4 with the other scorers being Dean PARSONS 3, Greg DEACON 3, Ryan HUGHES 3, Ben GRAHAM 2 plus one from Adam WALLACE.

Away to Potters Bar United also in the County Cup were the Under 14's East and they came away with a 10-1 victory with Luke TARRANT leading the way with six cracking goals. The other scorers were Shyam PARMAR with a hat-trick and Andrew DOHERTY with one.

Away to Reffley Youth(Kings Lynn) in the East Anglian Cup were the Under 14's West and they also reached double figures with a 10-0 scoreline with Nick MALHAM leading the way with a hat-trick. The other scorers were as follows, Craig FINLAY 2, Allister COLLINS, Matt Jones, Scott TIMMING, Iaian TURKENTINE and Daniel ADAMS with his first for the club.

In a one-sided Boreham Wood league match saw the Under 13's North beat Alexander Park B 14-0 at home with Dominic MOONEY scoring four of the goals whilst Raonull McKINNON also hit four goals as well. The other scorers were Danny BLYTH 3 and Mark DENBIGN 3.

The Under 18's came back from a goal down to defeat Broxbourne 4-2 at home in the County Cup with goals from Paul GOOM, Paul JEVON, Stuart MARKHAM, and a cracking 20 yarder from James ARMSTRONG.

In a match that swung first one way then the other finally saw the Under 17's East come out on top by four goals to three. The Saints got going after Jonathan JENKINS scored a cracking equaliser with a shot from close range into the roof of the net. Then Henry WILKINSON scored twice, the first after he outran the Nascot Wood defence before calmly firing the ball home. His second proved to be the winner after Tom CROWNE had netted a penalty to make it 3-3 before the late winning goal.


City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - More from 2002


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 2002.

Well done Terry Edwards.



AWAY       PURFLEET UNDER 18's    0       ST ALBANS CITY UNDER 18's       4

Playing in the F. A. Youth 2nd Qualifying round saw the Saints mid-week team travel away to Purfleet  on a Sunday(what on a Sunday) to play them in this cup tie and if they thought they could snatch victory they were wrong as the Saints were in command from the start and they went on to win 4-0. 

Lawrence Anscomb nearly opened the scoring early on but his high ball into the goalmouth was punched clear by the Purfleet keeper Kerry Hart and then a few minutes later the young Saints took the lead when Jake Attwood was sent clear down the right wing whereupon his fine cross into box was met by a brilliant firm header from Alister COLLINS which landed in the bottom right hand corner of the net. Both Collins and Matt Jones were putting over low crosses which were hacked clear whilst following a James Montague corner kick saw Chris Seeby's low drive cleared off the line with Chris Bergin a few minutes later saw his effort strike the top of the crossbar and go over. In the 32nd minute it became 2-0 when Montague won a corner kick following a quick throw-in by Jones which Attwood took this time and he curled the ball in for Chris SEEBY to rise up and send a glancing header into the back of the net. 

The second half was only a minute old when it became 3-0, Matt Jones took another quick throw-in which found Chris Seeby who quickly turned and hit over a low cross into the box for Alister COLLINS to race in at the far post and fire home for his second of the match. Collins had a few other chances to add to his score, but his efforts went just wide of either upright. Chris Bergin then saw his well struck effort tipped over the crossbar by a good save from Kerry Hart the Purfleet custodian who he also had to make stops from James Montague, Iaian Turkentine and Lawrence Anscomb. With about three minutes to go the Saints struck a fourth goal to make the final score 4-0 when following a fine flowing move down the left saw the ball played to Alister COLLINS who duly dispatch it into the back of the net to complete his hat-trick and make it 4-0. They now play St Ives (Cambs) or Bury Town in the next round away. Squad: Garland, Anscomb, Montague, Lutton, Maycock, Attwood, Seeby, Turkentine, Collins, Bergin, Jones, Lowe, Hill, Ward (all played) Coaching Staff. Clive Attwood, Mark Clark, Terry Edwards (collecting the subs for the coach fare!).


Two goals from Dave ''Bullet'' PARKINSON was the highlight of the Under 17's 6-1 away win over Pryden Youth in the Mid Herts Youth league match. The other scorers on the day were Matt HANSON, Kevin HEARNE, Ashley PIZAN and James HARVEY.


In their second match in the league cup group F saw the Under 16's West defeat a weaken Herons side by ten goals to nil (10-0).  The Saints keeper David Kosky did not have a single shot to save in the entire match whilst the Saints opened the scoring in the first minute when Joe MEIJA headed home Callum Anderson corner kick. Joe MEIJA then scored his second goal of the match when he was sent clear by Oly Rhodes whilst a brilliant volley from Sam HATTON  made it 3-0 after Alex Addison had struck the post with a curling shot. Just before the break Joe MEIJA completed his hat-trick with a well worked goal for his second hat-trick in consecutive matches. The Saints continued to score goals in the second period and made it 7-0 with goals from Sam HATTON which was a delightful chip over the Herons custodian, a powerful header from Sam HATTON plus another well placed shot from Joe MEIJA  taking his tally to four. The Herons keeper then made a fine save from Max Gray only to see Tom BARNARD to pick up the loose ball and run it into the back of the net to make 8-0. Tom BARNARD then added another goal to take his tally to two following a neat passing move then Kurtis PATTERSON capped an excellent performance by scoring the tenth goal with a superb individual goal after he had beat five Herons players he calmly slotted the ball home. The scoreline could have been more if it were not for the Herons goalkeeper who produced a string of fine saves throughout the match. The man of the match went to Lou Lattuca whose drive from the midfield is already becoming an important element in the team's pattern of play. Squad: David Kosky, Danny Johnston, Steve Hawes, Ollie Minton, Callum Anderson, Olly Rhodes, Lou Lattuca, Sam Hatton, Max Gray, Alex Addison, Joe Meija, Alex Phillips, Tom Bristow, Chris Payne, Tom Barnard, Kurtis Patterson. (all played).


Playing away to Hoddesdon United in the county cup were the Under 15's East and they came away with a 8-3 victory after they had led 5-1 at half time. Scoring the goals for the young Saints were Richie COLLIN 3, Martin King 2, Scott MOORE 2 and Tegana ''TJ '' James with one whilst defender Aaron O'Donnel had an outstanding game.

A well taken goal from Ashley AIMAKHU gave the 15's West a 1-0 home win over Chorleywood.

UNDER 14s     '' HIGH FIVE''.

A Jamie FIGG goal saw the Under 14's Mid Herts drawing 1-1 at half time to Ware Youth Blue. In the second half though it was a different story as the Saints stepped up a gear and scored four more goals to win the match 5-1. The goalscorers in the second period were Rob PULLMAN 2, Chris JELL and John PATON.

The Under 14's North led London Colney at the break but in the end, they had to settle for a point as London Colney snatched a last-minute equaliser. Danny NORRIS scored the first goal for the North whilst prolific goalscorer Ricky MILLER scored the second with a cracking 30-yard free kick. 

In the first half of the Under 14's South's home match against Nascot Wood saw Tim Attwood go close at least three times with long range efforts but the score remained at 0-0 at half time. However, in the second period the South conceded an early goal straight from kick-off and then they conceded two more to go on and lose 3-0.


The Under 13's North conceded three early goals away to London Road and although Ethan HUGHES pulled one back for the Saints, they then conceded two more to go down 5-1 whilst both Ben Goodyear and Andy Teasdale had good games for the Saints in midfield. 

Chris LORD and Jack SAMUELS scored two fine goals for the Under 13's South, but it could not stop them going down 4-2 away Kingsbury in the league.


Away to Northwood White saw the Under 12's South 2-1 down during the first half but they fought back to go 3-2 up at the break. In the second period the Saints scored three more times to win the match 6-3 with man of the match Alex TWYMAN scoring a glorious hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Nathan SANDIFORD with a brace plus one from Chris BARRY. The Under 12's East played two matches during the week and in their first one saw them beat Leverstock Green away 3-2 in the league cup with goals from Troy PETCHEY 2 and one from Tristan AUGIER. In their second game they lost 4-1 away to Chorleywood Phoenix with the score at half time being 1-1. Troy PETCHEY scored the only goal for the Saints.


Also playing two matches in a week were the Under 12's West and they beat Harpenden Piranhas away 6-1 with goals from Michael GAMBLE 2, James WATT 2, Daniel BISSELL and Daniel BURT with another Daniel, centre half Daniel Thompson being named man of the match.     

In their second game of the week saw the Under 12's West have an easy win over Gadeside Rangers at home by thirteen goals to nil (13-0) after they had led 5-0 at half time. Leading the goalscorers was Daniel BISSELL with 5 goals, Conor O'CONNOR 3, Michael GAMBLE 2, James WATT 2 and one for Matthew MAWHOOD which was his first for the club. Midfield dynamo Nick Glasgow was named man of the match. 


The Under 12's Girls in the first game of the season lost 2-0 away to Queens Park Rangers with Claire Brown unfortunately suffering a broken wrist during the game.


On an enormous pitch and with only seven players saw the Under 11's Girls produce a courageous display that deserved the narrow victory in a tremendous game. Tiffany HARBRON gave the Girls the lead, but Northwood hit back, and they found themselves 2-1 down at half time. Amy CLARK gave the Lady Saints a real boast with an early goal in the second period to make it 2-2 with a shot from the half way line which was a surprise to everyone as it caught it everyone out especially the Northwood Girls custodian.  Tiffany HARBRON then scored her second goal to make it 3-2 but once again the home team struck back to make it 3-3 and then Jane ''JJ'' JARDINE rifled home what proved to be the winner and the team had to hang on to win 4-3 as Katie Hewitt had received a knock midway in the second half so they had only six fit players on the pitch. Rebecca Stevens and Charlotte Hardway were outstanding in the defence whilst Aimee Edel had a brilliant game in goal especially in the second half. This was a wonderful result for a team that as never played together before, till today.

Away to Hemel Aces saw the Under 11's North go 1-0 up after twenty minutes with a well struck shot from Toby IRISH and then ten minutes into the second half Harry FOUNTAIN made it 2-0 with an unstoppable effort from the edge of the box. Luke CAMPION made it 3-0 with a left foot shot and then Elliot GOWARD following up a shot by James Coombs made it 4-0. Two late goals from Luke THATCHER saw the Saints finally win 6-0.

Playing at home against a well organised Harvesters South side saw the Under 11's West lose 7-3 with Sam GRANT, Adam BELLAROUSSI and Louis GRAY scoring the Saints goals.


The Under 10's East continued their good start to the season with a commanding 5-1 win over Gadeside Rangers who had won their previous match 5-0. James LOWTHIAN opened the scoring with a powerful free kick in the first minute after Jacob Wroe was hauled down on the edge of the box and then Aidan BRENNAN made it 2-0 after only three minutes following excellent team work by Louis McNamara and Ryan Maher. Gadeside managed to pull a goal back in a rare attack midway through the first half with the spinning ball evading the outstretched arms of Harry Gray. In the second period Gadeside continued to give needless free kicks away as they tried to stem the relentless yellow and blue tide and Aidan BRENNAN struck another three goals to seal the match and take his tally to 4 for the match which included a mazy run past three defenders and then his final goal was a near post header from a George Figg corner kick. In this 5-1 victory saw Eddie Gray have a great game in the defence whilst George Figg who was making his debut had a very impressive match.

Encouraging performances from goalkeeper Jack Macleod who made a string of fine saves throughout the match whilst defender Charlie Rainsford for 10's West made some strong challenges but it was not to be as the Saints eventually lost 9-0 after being three nil down at the break. In the second half Carl Biggs and Elliott Jay had numerous shots on goal but they found the Enfield keeper in top form and so it was another tough game for the Saints and the man of the match went to the very hard working Charlie Rainsford.

Under 9's.

A entertaining 0-0 draw against Comet Sports A were the Saints Under 9's A team having a powerful second half with Connor Emerton being influential throughout whilst Hayley Ladd was excellent in goal for the young Saints.

Although losing 3-1 this was a very creditable first appearance for the Under 9's B team against Comet Sports B with David TOWNDROW hitting a thunderbolt equaliser and Adam Luck made an impressive debut in midfield.

UNDER 8's.

The Under 8's were away to Everett Rovers with the young Saints winning the match 3-0 with two fine goals from Oliver MARJORAM whilst Daniel ROSEN adding the third goal.


City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - 1996


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1991.

Well done Terry Edwards.



SQUAD:  ST ALBANS CITY UNDER 12's EAST. Russell Garland, Sam Parratt, Robert Ade, Lawrence Anscomb, Matt Jones, David Adams, Nick Malham, Chris Seeby (capt), Stuart Hames, Luke Tarrant, Nathan Maycock, Joe McCarthy, Jonathan Smithers, Marcus Watts, Scott Timmins, Shane Sandiford.

SQUAD: HARPENDEN COLTS UNDER 12's. Timothy Sangawa, James Hillier, Steven Machin, Simon Greenwood, James Cannon, Ralph Kendall, Gerard Kiely, Robert Quinn(capt), John Dirk, Robert Leonard, Daniel Jefferies, Stephen Winton, Neil French, Craig Freeman, Ben Jackson, Richard Howell, Mark James.

MATCH OFFICIALS: REFEREE. Mr. Chris Thorpe, ASST REFEREES. Mr Stuart Wigley, Mr Ian Ypey.


Highest scorers of the day were the Under 11's when they defeated Tornado at home in the League Challenge Cup by twelve goals to nil (12-0). Leading 5-0 at half time saw the young Saints really turn it on in the second half when they rattled in another 7 goals with yet another brilliant display of passing football. Goalscorers were as follows, Matthew HANSON with 4, Raonull McKINNON 3, Daniel BLYTH 2, Graham CHESTERS, Marc SMITH and Ricky FARMER. 

Two goals from Robert WISE in the first half gave the Under 12's West a 2-0 lead at half time at home to Gadeside in the Challenge Cup. In the second period saw them step up a gear and rattle in another 7 goals to finish 9-1 winners. The other scorers of the day were Allister COLLINS 3, Billy SMITH, Andrew ALSOP, David HILL and Craig FINDLAY with the best goal of the match a cracking 20 yarder.

Not to be out done saw the Under 12's East win 6-2 away to Sun Postals with Jonathan SMITHERS scoring twice whilst Stuart HAMES, Chris SEEBY, Shane SANDIFORD on his debut and man of the match Luke TARRANT all scored one apiece. 

In yet another fine second half display saw the Under 14's defeat Bushey Rangers in a league match 7-1 after they had led 2-1 at half time. Chris GOODIER led the goalscorers with 4 whilst the other three goals came from Ross BARTUP, Kevin COULSON and Paul BREMNER who also gave an excellent performance in midfield.

One nil down at half time away to Whetstone Wanderers in the league saw the Under 16's fight back to win the match 2-1 with two well taken goals from Paul GOOM and Matthew TOMINEY, respectively. There was a fine defensive performance from the young Saints in the second period to take all the points.

Another Under 12's team which I will call North played in the Boreham Wood League and they were at home to Princes Park and they soon found themselves 2-0 down at the break and although Ben NEARY pulled a goal back for them they eventually went down 4-1.

Playing at home to Tring Tigers saw the Under 17's win 4-0 after a fine team performance with goals from Marc FARROW 2, and Philip TURNER 2.

A hat-trick from David NICHOLLS and singles from Dominic COLLINS and Steven WEIR saw the Under 15's West defeat Boreham Wood J.S.C. 5-0 away in the league.

Losing 1-0 at half to Gadeside Rangers saw the Under 13's come back with goals from Oliver FRANKS, Tom BEDFORD and man of the match Dean PARSONS to win the match 3-1 whilst Kevin Webb had a brilliant game in midfield.

Scoring his first goal for the Club was Sasanka VELAGAPUDI for the Under 15's East in their 2-1 victory over Woodside Park Under 16's in a home league match. The Saints had most of the play but yet again the ball just would not go into the back of the net and they had to wait till midway through the second period when Henry WILKINSON to score the second goal when he calmly slotted the ball home past the advancing Woodside Park keeper.

The Under 10's West at home to Boreham Wood Red lost 4-2 in the League Challenge Cup with the scorers for the young Saints being Adam SIMS and Nick JACKSON.

Three nil down away to Parkfield in a league match saw the Under 18's fight back to 3-2 but that equaliser just would not come despite a load of pressure. Scorers of the Saints goals were David HAMES and Andy WRAY with a penalty.


SQUAD.  ST ALBANS CITY UNDER 12's EAST.  Winston Seidu, Christopher Atkins, Daniel Blyth, Paul Brame, Graeme Chesters, Oliver Cooper-Millar, Ricky Farmer, Matthew Hanson, Billy Hewitt, Billy Hunter, Adam Jones, Raonull Mackinnon, James Montague, Mark Paradise, Ashley Pizan, Karl Ward.

SQUAD.  HARPENDEN COLTS UNDER 12's.  Guy Martin, Jonathan Barton, Marc Jones, David Miller, Frederick Smith, Patrick Knock, Paul Lipman, Greg Cooper, Sam Mitchell, Peter Crisp, David Corran, Marc Scott, Richard Oxley, Ryan Maidment.

MATCH OFFICIALS: REFEREE. Mr Steve Archibald,  ASST REFEREES. Mr Keith Archibald, Mr John Seeby.


There were two outstanding team performances on Sunday and the first one was the Under 13's West who played Basildon Boys at home in the East Anglian Cup which saw the Saints win 7-0after a great team display of attacking football. Leading the goalscorers was Iaian TURKENTINE with a superb hat-trick with the pick of them being a brilliant header following a corner kick early on the game. Next came two well taken goals by Allister COLLINS of which the first one was his 100th goal for the club whilst there was a great drive from Craig FINDLAY and then a nice individual effort from Andrew ALSOP to round-up the scoreline. Jake Attwood in the middle of the defence again had a very sound game.

The other fine result of the day was the Under 16's East who beat Cheshunt at home 2-0 in the County Cup with Tom CROWNE opening the scoring early in the match when he ran through the visitors defence and struck the ball low under the keeper's diving body and into the back of the net. Goal number two came about after some fine inter-passing between four players which finally saw Jonathan (Baby Face) WASEY calmly slide the ball past the advancing keeper and into the bottom left hand corner. The whole team was outstanding, and this was certainly their best performance of the season so far. 

James HEARN hit four goals for the Under 11's West in their 5-3 victory away to Tornados in the league with Bobby McBRIERTY scoring the other goal.

In the 1st round of the League Cup saw the Under 11's East play away at Boreham Wood Town and they came back with a 2-1 victory with goals from Joe BRAME and Adam MARDLE.

The Under 12's played at Radlett Rangers and although the score was 1-1 at half time the young Saints stepped up a gear to eventually run out 4-1 winners with goals from Danny BLYTH 2, Graeme CHESTERS and Ricky FARMER.

A right footed goal from Andrew CLARKE opened the scoring after only 3 minutes play in the away match between the Under 15's away to Boreham Wood JSC Red and then another goal also from Andrew Clarke but this time from his left foot was enough to earn a point in a 2-2 draw.

Two goals from Dominic COLLINS was not enough for the Under 16's West as they lost 4-2 away to Comets in the league.

Also following a superb first half hat-trick from Curtis JONES which seemed to be sending the Under 14's North to victory away to Boreham Wood Youth but the hosts hit back to take all the points in a 4-3 victory following what proved to be a very close match.

Ben NEARY scored the only goal for the Under 13's B as they lost heavily at home to Edson Youth in a league game.

The Under 10's East won 1-0 away to London Colney in the league with the young Saints goal coming from Adam HULL after he had gone around the Colney keeper and calmly proceeded to slot the ball home.

A goal apiece from Andrew GUARD and Ben ROBSON for the Under 10's West saw them defeat Herons 2-1 at home with centre half Brendan O'Shea being named man of the match.

At home to Kodak Echoes were the Under 13'East and they could only manage a 2-2 draw despite having most of the match and scoring the goals for the Saints were Nick MALHAM and Jake PARRATT.




City Youth Match Reports - Tezza's Days Gone Bye - 1995 Paul McHugh Programme


Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found more trivia from 1995.

Well done Terry Edwards.



There were three teams playing in the County Cup on Sunday and the first one was the Under 11's East who were away to Welwyn Eagles and after a quite first half the goals really started to flow in the second period with the young Saints going on to win 12-0. Man, of the Ben HERD lead the goal scoring with five well taken efforts whilst his brother Tom HERD who came on as sub in the second half scored four goals. The other scorers were David ADAMS, Robert ADE and Chris SEEBY.

The second team in the county cup were the Under 13's who were away to Panshanger Whites and the young Saints won convincingly by eight goals to two (8-2). Scoring the goals for the Under 13's were Chris GOODIER 2, Chris DUNDON 2, Andrew CLARKE, Paul BREMNER, Daniel TANSLEY and Paul ADAMS which his first for the club and it was a well taken low drive from the edge of the box.

The third side were the Under 15's who were also away, and they were playing Hemel Celtic and the Saints went onto win 9-0 with most of their goals coming in the second half as well. Goalscorers were Paul GOOM 3, John MARTIN 3, Matthew DAY 2 and James HARMSWORTH with one.

At last this season the Under 14's East showed what they are capable of when they defeated Camden Youth at home 7-1. The score was 2-0 at half time but in the second period the young Saints really turned it on with some lovely flowing football and they were rewarded with five more goal of which the pick of them was a low drive from 25 yards from Tom CROWNE which was his second of the match after he scored one in the first half from ten yards. The other goalscorers were Henry WILKINSON 2, Paul TAYLOR 2 and a well-placed header from Chris FAIRBAIRN. 

Playing their first league match of the season in the Bushey League Blue Division were the Under 11's West who were away to Berkhamsted Town and the Saints came away with a sound a 5-2 victory. They were 4-0 up at half time with two goals apiece from Alistair COLLINS and Billy SMITH the second of his which came about after he beaten two players and the keeper before slotting the ball into an empty net. Craig FINDLAY scored the Saints fifth goal with a cracking 25-yard volley.

Away to East Finchley saw the Under 14's West lose 7-1 with Nathan WILLIAMS scoring the Saints only goal in a match which saw them completely outplayed.

Marc FARROW went off injured after only thirty minutes play playing for the Under 16's away to Woodhall Wanderers but by that time he had done enough by scoring a hat-trick to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. Although down to ten players they kept going and were rewarded with a fourth goal scored by Steven BOOTH to see the Saints finally win 4-1.

The Under 17's at home to Croxley Whites took the lead after nine minutes through Matt PHILLIPPS and then two goals from Antonio PEPE gave the Saints a 3-1 lead at half time. In the second half further goals from Simon MARTIN, Stephen RAY and Iain HAMBLEN saw the Under 17's finally win 6-2. The highlight of the day was to see David Hames set up the final goal in the last ten minutes after he come on as sub in what proved to be his first match back from having a broken leg.

In a very exciting match, the Under 12's were away to Sun Postals in the Challenge Cup and although the Saints went 3-0 up Sun Postals fought back to make it 3-3 at half time. In the second period was a different story with the young Saints scoring four times with reply to go on and win 7-4 and scoring all the Under 12's goals were Adam WALLACE 3, Dean PARSONS, Oliver FRANKS, Greg DEACON plus one own goal. 

At home to Suffolk Colts in the league cup saw the Under 10's really have a good game and they went on to win 4-1 with goals from Raonull McKINNON 2, Matthew HANSON and Oliver COOPER-MILLER following a fine team display. 

The Under 18's South were away to London Colney and following and a real end to end match saw the Saints despite battling well throughout the game lose the match 2-0 to a goal in each half.


The Under 18's West were at home to Ware Town in the County Cup and they turned on a beautiful display of passing football to win the match easily 12-0. The pick of the goals was a 25-yard drive from Andre BALADI whilst the other goalscorers were Robbie McKANE 4, Simon MARTIN 4, Mark SHADBOLT 2 and Nick COX.

 At home to Bushey Rangers in the league cup saw the Under 11's twice come back from a goal down to finish the match at 2-2 and force extra time. Chris SEEBY scored their first goal with a cracking 20-yard rising drive and then Sam BIBB scored the second equaliser with a low shot from sixteen yards. The young Saints though went out on the penalty shoot-out 3-2 with Chris SEEBY and Matthew JONES both converting their spot kicks.

One nil down away to Evergreen Juniors in the league cup saw the Under 11's West hit back with two goals from David AIREY either side of the half time break. Two more goals from Billy SMITH saw the Saints finish as 4-1 winners but it could have been more if two efforts from Alistair Collins had gone in instead of hitting the crossbar.

At home to Hemel Aces in the County Cup saw the Under 10's really strike form with a 7-0 victory with goals from Matthew HANSON 3, Ricky FARMER 2, Mark SMITH and one own goal meanwhile the Under 14's West lost 3-0 at home to Mill Hill Rovers also in a County Cup tie.

The Under 14's East turned it on again to defeat Whetstone Wanderers 9-2 in a league match with the man of the match Henry WILKINSON scoring a hat-trick with his third goal being a stunning shot from thirty yards. The other goalscorers were Chris CUTMORE 2, Tom CROWNE 2 and Nick PERCHARD 2.

Away to Chambersberry Hawks saw the Under 13's come away with a 4-1 victory after being a goal down early in the match. Kevin COULSON scored a fine hat-trick whilst the fourth goal was a right foot volley from Andrew CLARKE. 

The Under 12's at home to Bushey Rangers were three times a goal down but they came back each time to win finally 4-3 in a fighting comeback. Adam WALLACE made it 1-1 whilst two goals from Ryan HUGHES and one from Greg DEACON in the second half made sure of the points.

The Under 18's South were away to East Finchley in a very entertaining match before they finally went down 8-3 with Paulo LAZZARA scoring two of the Under 18's goals whilst David CONSTABLE scored the third.

In the first minute of their away match with East Finchley saw the Under 15's go a goal down but then they had a chance to draw level when they won a penalty but alas the resulting spot kick was fired wide. They did equalise later but gave yet another goal away to be 2-1 down at half time. In the second half though it was a different story when the Under 15's at last got their act together to eventually run out 7-2 winners. The goalscorers for the Saints were John MARTIN 2, Paul GOOM 2, Tom GREENWOOD 2 and Samir KHAN.