Tezza is looking back through his old City Youth reports and found some from 28 years ago, there are some players names that many of us old managers remember. Well done Terry Edwards.
St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 15th March 1992
The Under 18's goalkeeper Derren ELLIOTT (I got your name right Derren even if the local press keep spelling it wrong) made his 100th appearance for the Club on Sunday and for this he was made captain for the day and he even scored the team's seventh goal from the penalty spot as they defeated London Colney 7-0 at home. The other scorers were Jason BAILEY with a fine hat-trick, Sean BROSNAN (related to 007 Pierce Brosnan) with two of which the second was a beautiful struck shot from the edge of the box whilst James HANDFORD also scored with a close range effort.
In a real ding-dong match with the lead changing hands four times saw the Under 10's finally go down 5-4 at home to Hemel Tigers. Scoring the Saints goals were Paul TAYLOR, Jonathan JENKINS, Liam TILLEY (who is moving to Cornwall shortly, we wish him all the best) and Ricky PERKS.
The Under 11's also went down following a very tight game against Evergreen which saw them lose eventually 4-2 with Lee FELLOWES and a Paul GETLEY penalty being the Saints scorers.
In the Jack Nightingale Trophy saw the 15's North lose 2-0 away to Lyonsdown B while the 15's South playing in the same Trophy defeated Winchmore Hill 6-3 with six different players getting on the scoresheet. The goalscorers were Ross (the Blonde Bomber) ELLIOTT, Bradley HART, Stephen FLITTON, Simon WOOD, Danny BOWMAN plus a Michael MULKERRIN penalty.
The Under 14's North lost 3-2 away to Gadeside Rangers in the Benevolent Shield second leg with Tommy LAWRENCE and Andrew SISSONS hitting a goal apiece.
Martin LOCKWOOD scored the only goal for the Under 14's South as they lost 7-1 in the Ace Awards Trophy to East Finchley.
The Under 12's North lost 5-2 away to Barnsbury Toppers with Matthew SCAYSBROOK and Sam LANE scoring the goals for the North.
Headlines, Headlines, Wait for it, scoring his first goals for the Club was Ian MORGAN (that's my boy) who hit two for the Under 13's South in their superb 10-1 victory over Boreham Wood in the Ace Awards Trophy. Leading the other scorers were Matthew PHILLIPS and Richard VINCENT who both scored a hat-trick each and then came singles from Stephen MUMMERY and Tom GRIFFITHS to round-up the goal scorers
ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH U18'S MIDWEEK REPORTS.
THURSDAY MARCH 12TH 1992. SOUTHERN COUNTIES FLOODLIT YOUTH LEAGUE.
BEACONSFIELD YOUTH 0 ST. ALBANS CITY YOUTH 3.
The Saints goals were scored by Andy LAING, Kevin DURRANT and a penalty from Greg PEARSON to record a fine 3-0 away win in the Southern Counties Youth League.
Team: Percival, Dowden, Pearson, Warpole, Wakefield, Yates, Underwood, Gilder, Laing, Durrant, Swales. Subs; Alderman, Butcher9both played.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH 1992. SOUTHERN COUNTIES FLOODLIT YOUTH LEAGUE.
ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH 5 KINGSBURY YOUTH 1
Mark SWALES hit the first goal with a low drive past the advancing keeper and then Kevin DURRANT struck number two with a looping shot from ten yards after a brilliant cross from Barry Yates. Dave GILDER added a third with from close range following a mishit corner kick which was taken by Lee Dowden. In the second half Mark SWALES scored his second of the match to make it 4-0 after going around the Kingsbury keeper and seeing his shot spin off the foot of the near post and just creep over the line.(no VAR in them days). The visitors pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Lee DOWDEN made it 5-1 with a shot just inside the post after a low cross from Adam Parker. The team was the same at Beaconsfield with Parker and Butcher coming on as Subs against Kingsbury.