City Youth Match Reports 1 October 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 1st October 2017

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Under 18

In WHYL Challenge Cup saw the 18 North beat Abbotts Youth Blue 15-0 with Jack Hughes leading the way with six goals and Matt Breeze not far behind with four. The other scorers were Archie Hall, Callum Sweeney 2, T. Hedger and one for man of the match Robert Devine.

The 18 South lost 5-2 away Alexandra Park East with Ross Weaver and Harry Easterby scoring for the South with Luke Howard being named man of the match.

Under 16

The 16 EJA won 4-2 away at Hitchin Town with Billy Owen scoring all four of the goals. His first was a header from a Ryan Orde corner whilst his second was also a header but this time from a Joe Parrett cross into the box. Hitchin then pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Billy Owen completed his hat-trick with a cool finish into the corner following a goalmouth scramble after yet another corner kick to make it 3-1 at halftime.

 Hitchin after putting some pressure on early into the second half hit the second goal with a shot from outside the box that beat keeper Sam Galatis who was now becoming the busiest of the two keepers.

From another Hitchin corner, the Saints won the ball for Brad Simm to pass the ball to Billy Owen on the left touchline and he then ran half the length of the pitch cutting across a defender and slotting home coolly into the bottom corner to make the final score 4-2 to the Saints.

Playing Finchley North at home in the league saw the 16 East go in at halftime 1-0 down but somebody must have put something in their halftime drink as they came out firing on all cylinders to go on and win 4-1. Ben Adshead scored two of the goals whilst George Fennel and Harry Peter got the two between them. The man of the match went to Jack Latter.

The 16 West lost 3-1 away to Harpenden Colts Blues in Division 2 with Adam Skinner scoring the Saints goal just after the break to make it 1-1 but the host score two late goals to take all three points.

The 16 Orient had a good day at home to Hemel Town Blue in Division 3 by winning by eight goals to one. Joshua Daniel hit five great goals and also, he took the man of the match title with Alex Sharkey scoring two goals and Joao Pedro one.

Under 15

The 15 EJA were playing at home to a hard-working AFC Dunstable team but despite going a goal down the young Saints fought back to win 2-1 and it could have been more if it were not for the visitor’s custodian who pulled off a few fine saves in the second half.

 A cracking 25-yard strike from Taro Chitepo gave AFC Dunstable an early lead and it looked like they would score more goals but the Saints defence held firm.

At the other end saw firstly Benny Stacey and then Harry Turner have shots go just wide but play quickly switched to the other end where Kyle Rahoo blocked a goal-bound shot on the line.

Just before halftime, the Saints drew level when a sizzling strike from Jack McShane smashed against the crossbar and rebounded out but before you could blink an eye there was Benny Stacey to fire the loose ball home to make it 1-1.

 Early into the second half, it became 2-1 to the Saints (Tezza nearly missed it as he was doing one of his many jobs) when the referee played the advantage (handball) and Josh Forster hammered the ball into the roof of the net from ten yards.

 After this, the 15 EJA gradually got on top but they found the AFC Dunstable keeper Adi Connolly in tremendous form pulling off fine saves from Josh Forster, Jack McShane and Benny Stacey. When he was beaten he found his crossbar and near post blocking this goal bound efforts as first Josh Forster hit the bar with a cracking shot after he was set up with a good ball into the box from Jack Kelly. Next to hit the woodwork was Joe Vance when he cut in from the right wing and although he struck the ball well it hit the foot of the near post and rebounded back out. Jack Kelly on the left wing was named the man of the match and Josh Forster was a close second for all his hard work up front.

Next Sunday they are at home to Cockfosters, KO 10-30am at London Colney FC, hot drinks and hot food available.

Away to Watford Sports Red saw the 15 Central crash 11-1 with a severely weakened Central side and they were 3-0 down after 15 minutes and recovered against a strong team who played some great football and scored some fine goals. Daniel Onochie-Williams scoring the Central's only goal with a fine solo effort from deep from just on the halfway line.

The 15 South progressed into the next round of the Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win against Hendon. George Monery and Adam Robinson scored the goals whilst Theo Millar playing centre midfield was named man of the match.

Losing 4-3 to Park Street Village were the 15 West after a very close game in the Senior League Cup Preliminary Round and scoring the West's goals were Millan Sanderson 2 and Beau Birnie whilst picking up the man of the match was Kai Hobbs.

In the Senior League Cup saw the 15 Orient wins 5-1 away at Watford Youth with Samuel Beasley leading the way up front with a glorious hat-trick and he also picked up the man of the match award. Midfielders Tom Cox and Josh Haworthy grabbed a goal each whilst left-back Logan Subramanian gave a solid performance against tough opponents.

In a match which was end to end and also a game of utter lunacy saw the 15 East draw 5-5 away at Hemel Town Blue with three goals being scored in injury time of which the East scored two of them but Hemel had the last word with a last-second equaliser. The East goalscorers were Freddie Collins 2, Nasir Zaman 2 and Josh Killick with stand-in keeper Charlie Bennett being named as man of the match.

Under 14


In the County Cup saw 14 Boreal play Park Street Village and at full time Boreal had won 13-0 with Jack O'Rahilly scoring a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Tom Randell 2, Danny Fowler 2, Jack Carmichael 2, Alex Lawlor 2, Ben Wick and Sujad Hussain with Jack Chaney being named man of the match.


The 14 South maintained their winning run with a 5-3 victory over Markyate in the County Cup. Nicholas Casey open the scoring with an early header whilst Tyler Chamber scored two goals as did man of the match Sam Hicks who was behind most of the creative moves.


Another team in the County Cup were the 14 North and they were drawn at home to 14 East Yellow their fellow club mates which saw the North runout 11-0 winners. Man of the match Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy hit six of them goals whilst Daniel Curran scored the other five. All credit must be given to the Yellows for keeping their heads up and persevering right to the final whistle and keeping the score to 2-0 at half time. The North's performance was great following a few difficult and injury ridden weeks.


The 14 East Blue drew 3-3 with Alexandra Park West with Dan Gant hitting a brace of goals whilst Brandon Trainis scored one.


Under 13

The 13 North were at home to Maccabi London Lions and it was a great game and very competitive but it was a fair result in the end as it finished 0-0. Although it must be said although the Lions scored from the penalty spot late on it was disallowed by the referee.

The 13 South were playing against Harpenden Colts Typhoon but it was the young Saints who were in a whirlwind mood as they rattled in twelve goals to win 12-0. Leading the goalscorers was Louis Warren with four goals and then came Mackie Gibson and Oliver Wynne both with a hat-trick apiece whilst Alfie Parkins hit a brace. The man of the match went to midfielder Jamie McLeod.

Losing 11-2 at home Hemel Town Whites were the 13 West and scoring their two goals was Finn Geoghegan with the man of the match going to Chester Reynolds.

Under 12

At home to Cassiobury Rangers were the 12 South and after a slow start they eventually went on to win 7-1 with two goals from the star player Cameron Choudhury. The other goals were scored by Liam Lavin, Joe Varney, Freddie Reeves, Jack Knibbs and Mason Leigertwood.

There were goals from Matthew Penfold, Charl Mason and Oliver Taylor for the 12 Central in their 3-1 win over Everett Rovers with the man of the match being won by Jack Bromwich.

The 12 Orient lost 8-0 away to against Aston Clinton Colts in a division three fixture with George Illari being named the man of the match due to his constant hard work during the game.

After going 2-1 down in their home match with Hemel Echoes Orange the 12 West hit back to go in at halftime 3-2 up. In the second half, the West produced a dominant display and score four more goals to finish 7-2 winners. There were goals from Mahar Hajousman, Cody Smith and two for Isaac Templeton plus a hat-trick from man of the match Arthur Connolly.

The 12 Victoria made it four wins on the spin with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Hemel Aces Lions. The Vics played some beautiful passing football in the first quarter leading to Archie Hobbs opening the scoring after being set up with a neat pass from Oscar Bell. Alex Strazza nodded home the second goal following a corner kick from Zak Davies. the Lions battled back and hit a goal with ten minutes to go but the Saints stood strong to consolidate their position at top of the table. Noor Dajani made his debut in goal and put in a man of the match performance.

Under 11

The 11 West played Nascot Wood Rangers and hitting a goal apiece for the West were Josh Ladyman and Jacob Nyamupingidza.

Away to Bury Rangers Black were the 11 Spartans and their defence formed a solid at the back and they went on to score two goals from Dewayne Mitchell and singles from Zevik Cowell and Freddie Durbridge.

The 11 Orient were at home to Chorleywood Harriers and it was a very good match with Harry Gaines being named man of the match but he only just pipped Lucas Berry and Bertie Postema who scored a goal for the Orient which saw both playing very well during the match.

After moving up a division this season saw the 11 South turn in a good performance against Hemel Ace Lions in which the young Saints roared and scoring their goals were Sam Estell 3, Ben Browning, Daniele Di Stadio and man of the match Josh Smith.


The 11 Central played Watford Town at home (and Clarky was there) and there were goals from Maxwell Butler 4, Steven Tchoudi, Tyler Gullin Hall 2,


 Ollie Porter and Harry Pearce. The man of the match went to Maxwell Butler.


Playing away to Bury Rangers Black were the 11 West and Dewayne Mitchell scored two goals whilst Zedik Cowell and Freddie Durbridge scored one each.


Jasper Button, Finlay Murphy and Zac Black scored goals for the 11 Saxons in their away match with Bedwell Rangers Lions.


Under 10

The 10 South played Potters Bar Crusaders at home and man of the match Michah Onwuemena scored two goals for them along with Theo Price who also hit a brace.

Away to Bedwell Rangers were the 10 West and scoring a few goals for the Saints were Daniel Day 2, Toby Short 2 and Freddie Stewart with one.

There was a great performance from all the 10 Central team in their match with Bury Rangers and scoring a few goals for Central were Nikhil Patel 2, James McCluskey 2, Benny Jeffery, Patrick Powell and Seth Connelly.

There were goals from man of the match Matty Baker and Jacob Standing in the match between the 10 North and Frontiers Panthers.

Brodie Unitt and Theo Hancock scored for the 10 Orient in their match with Welwyn Garden City Typhoons.

Under 8

In friendly match saw the 8 South play Hoddesdon and scoring a goal each was Finn Henry and Finlay Seabrook with Harry Mayhew giving an excellent performance in midfield.

Away to Cheshunt Youth Blues saw the 8 East have a good game and scoring goals for the young Saints were Bertie Bachmann with a brace whilst the star player went to Corey Featherstone.

At home to Frontiers Youth Jaguars saw the 8 Orient Boys making great progress with Billy Stone scoring two fine goals.

St Albans City Youth - Girls

Under 18

The 17 Girls led 3-1 away at Flitwick Eagles and at the final whistle they had added another goal to win 4-1. Scoring the goals were Jessica Leigh with two, Hannah Cowell and Anna Fuller who was also player of the match.

Under 15

Away to Bedwell Girls in the League Cup were the 15 Girls and they won easily by twenty-two goals to nil(22-0). There were 12 different goalscorers and leading them was Mia Pinkham with four and then came Katie Holder with three. Then came five girls on two goals apiece and they are Sam Farrer, Laura Gifford, Katie Weaver, Georgia McConachie and Grace Baker-Roberts. Then came Jess Simpson, Maz Horne-Batet, Anna Gifford, Abbie Scanion and Mathilda Finburgh all scoring one goal each.

Under 14


The 14 Girls were playing Bury Rangers in the League Cup and the score at full time was 3-3 with goals from Megan Webb, Zoe Cowan and Nicole Plumb whilst the player of the match went to Francesca Bradley. So, the match went to penalties which saw the 14 Girls lose 4-2 on spot kicks and scoring the Saints penalties were Megan Webb and Zoe Cowan.


Under 13

Losing 5-2 away to Harvesters (that's not on) were the 13 girls North and scoring a goal apiece for the North were Tatyana Barton and Kiera Ward with the hard-working Ruby Tickner being named player of the match.

Under 12

At home to Ware Rangers Flamengo were the 12 Girls North and they crashed to a 7-0 defeat but Ellie Leach stepped into the breach between the sticks later on and kept the scoreline down with some good saves.

The 12 Girls South lost 4-1 at home to Potters Bar Crusaders after being 3-0 down at the break but they fought back in the second half to keep the scoreline even with Maisie Humphreys scoring their second half goal for them. The player of the match went Mia Simmonds.

Under 11

In their first match of the season saw the 11 Girls North rattle in a few goals in their match with Garston Ladies Leopards with Hannah Pope hitting a glorious hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Cora Baylis, Scarlett Mills and one from player of the match Ruby Littlechild.

The 11 Girls South played Bury Rangers and notching five goals in this match was Purdy Brooks with Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli scoring two. There were other goalscorers and they were Anna Cox, Erin Mill, Freya Elliott and Poppy Mountain.

Under 10

At home to Garston Jaguar saw Tegan Scarlett hit four goals for the 10 Girls North and Scarlett Robb and player of the match Rebecca Smith scored one goal each.

Under 9

Away to Leverstock Green were the 9 Girls Central and scoring a few goals for Central were Alicia Gibson 2, Lauren Viney, Holly Green, Melaine Jones and Alais Bell with Lucy Hosty being named player of the match.

Also playing away were the 9 Girls North and they were at Chorleywood and scoring a goal apiece for were Shea Fagan, Rachel Kincaid and Maisie Taylor whilst Thegan Atwell was named player of the match.

Under 8

Last week the 8 Girls played the 7 Boys and the girls are better organised and lots of encouraging signs for a fun and exciting season ahead. There was impressive goalkeeping from Sacha Davies and Jasmine Mercer plus goals from Alexa Johnson and Jasmine Mercer. The player of the match went Demi Hall for nonstop hard work across the pitch.