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City Youth Match Reports 8 October 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 8th October 2017

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Under 18

The St Albans City FC 18's team were away to Kings Langley Youth in the F.A Youth Cup and they won 8-2 with 6 of the 16 EJA squad in the team of which they scored six of the goals. Scoring four of the six was Billy Owen whilst Ryan Orde and Dan Banerjee scored the other two. The final two goals was scored by Ollie Hann and Will Sharp.

In a very high scoring match between the 18 South and Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes saw them share twelve goals between them as the match finished all square at 6-6. The man of the match for the South Ross Weaver hit a hat-trick whilst Harrison Arnold bagging a brace with Scott Gentle scoring one.

A goal from Matt Breeze plus one own goal was good enough for the 18 North in their 2-1 home win over Hemel Town Red.

At home to Watford Youth saw 18 East WHYL win their division 3 league match 3-1 with two goals from Matt Nash plus one from Kai Takahashi whilst defender Matt Small won the man of the match title.

Under 16

The 16 EJA lost 3-2 away to Ampthill Town following a close encounter with BILLY OWEN scoring both 16 EJA goals. His first came from a pass from Max Hodgson to take the lead whilst his second came from following a corner kick taken by Ryan Orde. In the final minutes of the match the Saints nearly snatched an equaliser but Dan Banerjee header hit the crossbar following yet another well placed corner kick from Ryan Orde. The man of the match went to Chris Rowe for accomplished display in midfield.

The 16 West lost 4-0 away Bushey & Oxhey Dragons with the home team scoring two goals in each half.

The 16 Orient at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Green in the league lost 1-0 after a very close game with winning being scored midway in the second half.

Under 15

At home to Cockfosters in the League Cup were the 15 EJA and they finally won 3-1 but they only made the game safe with a late third goal.

Cockfosters went down to ten players after one of their players was shown two yellow cards in a space of a minute.

The Saints took the lead when Jason Boakye the Cockfosters keeper spilled a fierce drive from Harry Bailey and there was BRADLEY YOUNG racing in to tap the ball over the line to make 1-0. 

Jack McShane went close with a long-range effort and then the 15 EJA went 2-0 up when a long ball forward from deep in his own half by Kyle Rahoo saw Bradley Young nod the on into the path of BENNY STACEY who swept the ball home in style.

Josh Forster had a sizzling low shot that flew just wide of the far post whilst Bradley Young cutting in from the right saw his well struck shot saved by a fine stop by Jason Boakye

In the second half the Cockfosters keeper Jason Boakye pulled off two brilliant saves both coming from fine strikes on goal from Jack Kelly.

Then out of the blue as the Saints play was getting a bit ragged saw Cockfosters pull a goal back when Derry DUFFY fired home. It nearly became 2-2 when Wesley Lekes let fly from 30 yards and his shot flew past Billy Johnson who stood rooted to his line but luckily for the ball struck the foot of the post and rebounded back into the arms of a grateful Johnson.

The Saints made the game safe when Young forced the keeper into a rushed clearance and Joe Vance whipped the ball over and there was Jack McShane storming in to head the ball home to make the score 3-1. The goal certainly was the icing on the cake for manager Gary McShane as it was 50th birthday a couple of days before. Cake was had by all after the match. 

Back to the game and Bradley Young hit the foot of the post after being sent clear by Josh Forster and then late in the match Joe Vance had a cracking rasping drive tipped over the bar. 

They are at home again next week on Sunday October 15th at London Colney FC KO 10-30pm.

Kit Rainford was named man of the match for the 15 North in their 7-0 defeat away to Bushey & Oxhey Tigers in the Junior League Cup.

The 15 West had a good away win at Sun Sports Blue by the scoreline 4-2 with Millan Sanderson scoring two of the goals whilst Beau Birnie also bagged a brace. The man of the match was won by Myles Donkin.

Away to Hemel Town White saw a disjointed performance from the 15 East but they did rally back from being 2-0 down to 2-2 only to lose the match late on to two quick goals in the final minutes of the match with the score ending up 4-2 to Hemel. The East's goals came from the boots of Anton Nicholas Sahota whilst Josh Killick was voted man of the match.

Home to Hemel Hempstead Town Yellows were the 15 Central as they dug deep as a team to bounce back from lasts week crushing defeat to win this game 3-1. A solid defence and a hard-working midfield and a dominating attack saw them go into half time with a 2-0 lead. Scoring the first half goals was Jack Percy and Matt Roome whilst in the second period Daniel Onochie Williams when presented with a one on one saw him calmly take the ball around the keeper and slot the ball home with his weaker left foot to make it 3-0. Although Hemel pulled a goal back, Central ran out comfortable winners in the end and the man of the match went to the exciting forward Matt Roome.

Away to free scoring league leaders Aston Clinton were the 15 Orient and after a goalless first half the match did finally finish in a draw with the score being 2-2. In the second Orient fell behind but battled back with goals from Tom Cox only to be denied a win by a very late equaliser. With such a good team performance by all no individual man of the match was awarded.

The 15 South fought out a 0-0 draw against Harvesters with Adam Robinson picking up the man of the match award.

Under 14

Hit by availability issues yet again saw the 14 North take only ten players to play Harvesters East in the league but the game was even throughout and the North earned a very creditable 4-4 draw. The whole team worked hard during the full length of the match and performed exceptionally well so they could not just pick out one player out be man of the match. Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy scored a birthday hat-trick and the fourth goal came from Matthew Radelat. 

At home to Enfield Rangers saw the 14 East Blue win 5-0 with Brandon Trainis on the right tracks by scoring a hat-trick with both Charlie Battle and Tom Merritt scoring a goal apiece.

The 14 Boreal beat Tring Tornadoes Panthers 2-1 at home with goals from Alex Lawlor-Gallardo and Jack O'Rahilly with the man of the match going to defender Jack Carmichael.

The 14 South continue to show good form with an impressive 6-1 win over Harpenden Colts Eagles with the score being at 1-1 at the break after a very even first half. In the second period saw the South really get on top and scored five goals to win the match 6-1. Scoring a hat-trick for the South was Tyler Chamber whilst Sam Hicks, Alex Woodford and Ryan Solly also scored one goal apiece.

Wingback Liam Nolte-Mel defended well and was creative in attack and so was fully deserving the man of the match award. 

Losing 5-2 against FC 66 were the 14 East Yellow and scoring one goal apiece for the Yellows were Tom Whitchhard and Dan Gower.

Under 13

In a closely fought match saw the 13 West lose 5-4 at home to Harpenden Colts Cyclones who swept in with a late winner. The goalscorers for the West were Chester Reynolds with two and Jameel Mallik-Cole with two and he was also named man of the match.

In the 1st round of the County Cup saw the 13 North win 14-2 away to Waltham Cross and leading the goalscorers was Ben Freestone with 4. The other scorers were James Roper 2, Rui Clements-Kelly 2, Thomas Pinkham, Ricardo Di Trolio, Charles Taylor, Jamie Breen and Joseph Beardon.

The 13 South lost 11-1 today to London Colney Colts Red with Louis Warren scoring for the South who also had no man of the match.

Under 12

The 12 Victoria hosted the powerful Harpenden Colts Harriers in an early season top of the table clash at Highfield. The game was end to end and played in great spirit in what was a great advert for youth football. The Vics took the lead on 20 minutes with a cool finish from Zak Davies following a pinpoint cross from Archie Hobbs. The Hurricanes came back strongly and scored an equaliser after half time and they continued to apply pressure and nicked a second goal to go 2-1 up. Victoria though powered back through a super strike from Alex Strazza which saw the match finally end up all square at 2-2 despite several half chances for both sides. A great game and a creditable draw for both teams. The Vics stay three points clear at the top of the table and the man of the match went to keeper Noor Dajani for a faultless performance in goal.

The 12 West played Harpenden Colts Harriers at home and after a slow start to the game was broken with a penalty awarded to the West. Lewyn Bullock calmly slotted home the penalty to put them 1-0 up. The Harpenden keeper put in a man of the match performance to keep the West out but after some great passing moves allowed the West to extend their lead and to finally up 7-0 winners. Scoring the other goals were Charlie Clark 2, Archie Connolly 2, Cody Smith and Isaac Templeton with the man of the match going to Lenny (The Wall) Brandon.

Away to Sandridge Rovers Tigers saw the 12 Boreal earn a 2-2 draw with goals from Carlos Johnson and Harry Muir with the all -round team player Ali Nawar being named man of the match.

Away to Maccabi London Lions were the 12 South and they won 4-2 with two goals from George Dalton plus one apiece from Freddie Edwards and Mason Leigertwood.

Away to Nascot Wood Rangers in a WHYL division 3 match saw the 12 Orient lose 4-3 after a very close game which was end to end. Scoring the goals for Orient were Callum Crowther with two whilst Oliver Rattle scored the third goal. The man of the match went to JP Bonnebaigt.

Under 11

The Under 11 West played away to a very good Bushey and Oxhey team, there were goals from Charlie Rose 2 and Rory Graham.

The 11 South played Harpenden Colts Tigers and there were plenty of goals in the match with the South's goal coming from Sam Estell 2, Ben Browning 2, James Beasley, Freddie Yeo, Josh Smith plus one from man of the match Daniele Di Stadio.

The 11 Central played Bovingdon FC at home and scoring a goal apiece for them were Ethan Seiger and Steven Tchoudi whilst Frankie Fitzgerald was named as man of the match.

The 11 Orient played some lovely passing football against Echoes and scoring goals for Orient were Alex Hails, Dima Gusey and Ollie Jay who scored two goals and also picked up the man of the match award.

The 11 East played Hatfield Comets at home and in the match, saw Asa Stewart-Harris score 3 goals, Tom Flower 2, Will Antcliffe 2 and then there were singles from Tom Jennings, Liam Powell and one from man of the match Ryan Kennedy.

Finlay Murray scored both goals for the 11 Saxons in their home match with Welwyn Pegasus Skys.

Also playing a club friendly were the 11 Dragons and the 11 Spartans saw Harry Barnes scored his first goal for the club for the Dragons whilst the ever-reliable Mikey Napier added a brace. This kept his record of scoring in every match this season for the Dragons. The man of the match went to Mattie Verdier after he gave a solid display on the right side of a 3-man defence. Also having a good game was Josh Nash with a solid debut performance in defence.

Playing a friendly against Welwyn Pegasus Skys who are from a division above them were the 11 Arrows and scoring a goal for the young saints was Leon Negus-Roman.

Robert Lynch scored a goal for the 11 Romans in their away match against Chase Side with Vincent Tuyis being named man of the match.

Under 9

Away to Cassiobury Rangers were the 9 Central and getting on the scoresheet for them were Matthew Penfold 2, Charl Mason 2, Matthew Croston 2, Davide Iacobucci, Angus Twidell and one for man of the match Max McAuliffe.

In the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Red Division saw the 9 North play Paringdon Youth Lions and there were goals from Olic Fan, Oliver Ajaegbu and Ted Stebbens. The 9 North played especially well in the second half and there was a great performance from Josh Cassidy who played the whole match in goal.

The 9 East and the 9 South played a friendly between themselves with Harry Murphy scoring two goals for the East with the David Spears having a solid and confident game in defence for the East.

Under 8

Sam McCree hit four goals for the 8 North in their home match with Bury Rangers Red with further goals from Henry Paget, Will Anfield and one from man of the match Noah Fox which capped a fine team display.

The 8 South played Potters Bar and there were goals from Fin Henry, Fin Seabrook and Julian Jordan who also had a fine game in the midfield.

The 8 West playing Panshanger Tigers saw them score goals through Paolo Iaccubucci, Benjamin Coupland, Joshua Green, James Cox and the star player Charlie Lavin.

St Albans City Youth - Girls

Under 16

Away to Knebworth were the 16 Girls and after only one minute's play saw a cracking shot left foot shot from Emily Sibley which was to powerful for the Knebworth keeper as the ball flew into the back of the net to the Saints a 1-0 lead.

The hosts stepped up a gear and scored three goals in seven minutes to go in at half time 3-1 up. In the second half both sides had chances but it was Knebworth who scored a 4th goal to win the match 4-1.

Under 14

The 14 Girls playing Watford Ladies won 3-2 with goals from Mia Eyles, Nicole Plumb and Meghan Webb with the hard-working defender Lucy Schalkwyk being named player of the match.

Under 13

In the League Cup saw the 13 Girls North beat Harpenden Colts Bobcats away 2-1 after extra time with goals from Tatyana Barton and Esme Hume whilst Katie Leigh picked up player of the match.

In the league cup saw the 13 Girls South go down 7-1 away to Garston Ladies Tigers with Faine Harper scoring the South's consolation goal whilst Lily Morrissey won the player of the match title.

Under 12

Also in the league cup were the 12 Girls North and they were beaten 6-0 away to Herts Girls Black. Freya Bolam, Bella Cowan, Lucie Kemp, Katy Louise Stacy, Beth Seller, Mia Skipic and Sarah-Jane Spears all came top as player of the match.

Under 11

The 11 Girls North were at home to Harpenden Colts Hawks and getting on the scoresheet for the girls were Hannah Pope 2, Ebba Taylor-Pugh 2, Cora Baylis 2, Scarlett Mills, Talia Joseph and Isla Evans. The hard working and tackling Georgina Blandford was named player of the match.

Under 10

Away to Harvesters were the 10 Girls North and scoring goals for them were Scarlett Robb with 4, Rebecca Smith 2, Tegan Scarlett 2, Emma Bracey and Sophie Lerwill  who was also named player of the match.

Under 9

At home to Garston Ladies Tiger were the 9 Girls North and scoring a few goals for them were Maisie Bierham, Shea Fagan and Alexandra Lush.

The 9 Girls Central had a good day when they played Denham Ladies and scoring goals for them were Lauren Viney 4, Melanie Jones 3, Alicia Gibson 3, Holly Green 2 and Matilda Stuart with one.

Under 8

Away to Watton Youth were the 8 Girls Development and player of the match was Olivia Wood who hit a hat-trick. Also scoring a few goals were Sacha Davies, Matilda Flynn, Alexa Johnson and Demi Hall.