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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 5th November 2017
St Albans City Youth - Boys
At home to Harpenden Colts Lions were the 18 North and they progress to the next round of the challenge cup with an excellent 10-2 victory. Leading the goalscorers was man of the man Jack Hughes with 4 and then came Archie Hall and Robert Devine with a brace apiece. The other scorers were Matt Breeze and Victor Dehon.
The 18 East drew 3-3 at home to Hadley Wood Wingate Eagles with Cain Joseph scoring two of the goals and Gio Basile the other. The man of the match went to Lucas Martindale who covered every blade of grass as he urged his team on.
Away in the Challenge Cup to Hemel Town Reds were the 18 Orient and despite Callum Furness scoring a fine goal the Orient eventually lost 3-1 after a very close game with midfielder Tom Keating being named man of the match.
Playing East Barnet Eagles saw the 18 South lose 8-1 away in the White Division with Ross Weaver scoring their consolation goal whilst defender Callum Hunter was named man of the match.
Roundup: The 18 Central lost 2-1 to Watford Youth Sports whilst 12 South drew 1-1 with Northwood White and 13 East lost 4-2 Whetstone Wanderers Tigers.
Also in the challenge cup saw the 15 South go down 5-0 away to Maccabi London Lions White.
The 16 EJA progress to the 4th round of the county cup with a 2-1 win over Hitchin following a closely fought encounter with the Canaries. Into injury time at the end of the first half saw the young Saints take the lead when they won a free kick on the edge of the box which RYAN ORDE took and he curled it into the bottom corner to give a 1-0 lead. Fifteen minutes into the second period Hitchin scored an equalising goal as they pressed for the winner the Saints quickly broke away and won another free kick when Billy Owen was brought down just outside the box. Once again RYAN ORDE stepped up to take the kick and he managed to get it over the defensive wall for the ball to end up nestling in the back of the net with five minutes to go and make the final score 2-1. The man of the match went to Ryan Orde for his excellent display in midfield and for his 2 well struck free kicks.
The 16 East were at home to their fellow club mates the 16 Orient in the county cup and by half time they had raced into a 4-0 lead. Scoring for the East were George Fennel, Hayden Tominey-Smith, Ed Johnson-Rix and Jack Latter. In the second half the East scored four more goals to run-out 8-0 winners. There was another goal from George Fennel plus further goals from Luke Smith, Harry Peter and Ben Adshead to complete the scoring. The man of the match for the East went to left back Adam Lodge whilst for the Orient Bence Varga picked up their award.
Meanwhile the 15 EJA were at home to Cheshunt in the league cup and at half time they lead 2-0 but by the final whistle they had gone on to win 7-1. They took the lead early on when Joe Vance crossed the ball over from the left which found SEAN WALSH who just needed two touches before the ball was nestling in the back of the net. Next it was the turn of JOE VANCE to score after he picked up a loose ball in the box after the Cheshunt keeper had pushed away a fiercely struck shot from Bradley Young. Jude James, Bradley Young and Jack McShane all had shots saved by the Cheshunt keeper as the Saints pressed forward for another goal. At the other end Billy Thomson pulled off a tremendous save by finger-tipping a cracking strike from Josh Asiedu over crossbar at the last moment when the ball seemed destined for the top right corner. The second was only five minutes old when it became 3-0 when Jamie Willing crossed from the right wing and Jack McShane hooked the ball in from ten yards. Then Benny Stacey scored goal number four when he headed the ball over the advancing keeper following a fine cross from Bradly Young.
It became 5-0 when good work from Benny Stacey out on the left saw him cut into the box and square the ball across for Sean Walsh to nip in at the near post to score his second of the match. It then became 6-0 when after a good ball from Joe Vance saw Jude James just get that vital touch as a defender closed in on him and the ball flew into the back of the net. The young Saints thought it was all over (I have heard that before somewhere) and for Cheshunt Rees Jones popped up to pull a goal back and make the score 6-1. There was still time for one more goal and it came about when Jude James saw his cracking low strike palmed away by the Cheshunt keeper but there was Sean Walsh following up to hit home goal number seven and also complete his hat-trick to make the final score 7-1.
In the WHYL Senior League Cup saw the 15 Central take control of their match against Hemel Town Red early on and go into a 2-0 lead with goals from Calum Cornish and Ollie Gilmour. Two great saves from keeper Joe Moss made sure they lead 2-0 at half time but early into the second period Hemel pulled a goal back. a fine strike from Jack Percy made it 3-1 to Central and although Hemel pulled another goal back centre backs Rob Brown and Elliot Smith held firm with Joe Moss making another good save. In the last-minute Luke Hill made a vital goal-line clearance to make sure Central won 3-2. The man of the match went to Rob Brown.
The 15 West won 3-1 against Watford Youth Sports with goals from Kai Hobbs, Beau Birnie and Millan Sanderson whilst Samuel Pollard was named man of the match.
More total football from the "Beast from the East" as the 15 East went 3-1 down away to Chorleywood Pythons but they fought back to go on and win 4-3. Scoring the goals for the 15 East were Mustaqim Boksh, Anton Nicolas Sahota, Nasir Zaman and a 40-yard scorcher from man of the match Connor Robinson. This was a great come back from a team now really starting to get into their stride.
In the WHYL Senior League Cup saw the 15 Orient play Aston Clinton at home with five goals being scored in the first half but alas the Orient were on the wrong side of the scoreline losing 3-2. Both Brendan Donegan and Tom Cox scored with a couple of tremendous strikes in the first half whilst in the second period there were only a few clear-cut chances despite Orient's best endeavours particularly from midfielders Ross Hermon and man of the match Tom Cox an equaliser could not be found.
Away to Harpenden Colts were the 14 East Yellow and they won 6-2 with man of the match Krishten Cavaroee scoring a hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Finlay Thomas 2 and Tom Simon with one.
In the WHYL Senior League Cup saw the 14 Boreal go down 3-2 away to Sarrett Rebels with Danny Fowler and Tom Randall scoring the Boreals goals.
At home to Wealdstone Wanderers Leopards saw the 14 North concede a goal after only two minutes but the North hit back to go on and win 9-2. Scoring six of the goals was man of the match Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy whilst Daniel Curran scored two and the final goal was a penalty won by Thomas Coulling and converted by the same player. This was a good solid performance all round.
The 14 East Blue beat Omonia Green 7-2 with Brandon Trainis hitting a hat-trick whilst Sammy Gosine scored a brace and then there were singles from Dan Gant and Lucas Osborn.
The 14 South won 3-0 at Croxley Green White in WHYL Senior League Cup which seems them eased through into the quarter-finals. This was their 7th win in all competitions and a well taken goal from Alex Laking-Jerez saw them take a 1-0 lead. Tyler Chamber added two late goals to make to make the game safe. The man of the match went Sal Basilea who was the pick of the players showing his composure alongside some strong tackling plus some good distribution.
Away to Evergreen Colts saw the 13 South win 4-1 with a goal apiece from Joe Horton, Alfie Perkins, Louis Warren plus one from man of the match Mackenzie Gibson.
The 13 West lost heavily in the county cup to Watford Youth Reds with Alex Maiden scoring a consolation goal for the West whilst Joe Chatfield was voted man of the match.
The 13 North beat Stevenage Borough 2-1 at home in the county cup with goals from Jake Watkins and Joseph Beardon who was making his 100th appearance for the club.
The 12 Victoria were playing Evergreen in the WHYL League Cup and they proved too strong for Evergreen as the Vics ran-out 8-0 winners. They started slowly but then scored three quick goals to take a 3-0 lead at half time and then struck another five goals in the second period to complete the scoreline. The man of the match Oscar Bell scored 4 which was backed up by two from Kayan Joseph plus one each from Zak Davies and Archie Hobbs. Next week play the 12 West in the county cup.
In the Challenge Cup were the 12 Boreal and after a solid team performance against a team from two divisions above them saw the Boreal win 3-0 against Berkhamsted Yellow. They took the lead after a few minutes with a goal from Carlos Johnson and then Matthew Hayhurst (a goalie with a license to score) and then Charlie Gunthardt. Only the posts and a great keeper from Berko kept the scoreline down. Man, of the match went to the whole team for such a focused performance.
The 12 Orient lost 5-2 after extra time to Watford Youth White in the WHYL Challenge Cup with Ollie Rattle and Callum Crowther scoring the Orient's two goals. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Arthur Merriden who despite the loss had a fine match between the sticks.
There were plenty of goals from both sides in the match between the 11 Romans and Bengeo Tigers Caspian’s in a Green Division MHRML game with goals for the Romans coming from George Metcalfe, Max Winders plus a shared goal struck by Tom Bailey and Jack Reeves.
Away to Chase Side Blues were the 11 Saxons and Ailbe Tidd struck a cracking shot from the edge of the box that flew into the back of the net like a rocket.
At home Lemsford Pumas saw Leon Negus-Roman score a fine goal for the 11 Arrows whilst Thomas Maher was named man of the match.
Ryan Kennedy, Ollie Denyer, Johnny Bennett, Sam McGorrian and Tom Flower all scored one goal each for the 11 East in their home game with Wheathampstead Wanderers. The man of the match for the East in this Orange MHRML fixture was keeper Nikita Pluscevskis who had a outstanding game between the sticks.
Playing Hemel Aces away were the 11 Orient and they saw Lucas Berry hit a excellent hat-trick which saw him finish off some fine passing moves. There were other goals for the Orient from Oscar Noble, Alex Hails, Ollie Jay Dean Bladon plus one from man of the match Dima Gusev.
In a Yellow WHYL match saw the 11 West play Harpenden Colts Tigers at home with the man of the match Josh Ladyman scoring one goal as did Ben Hodges and Charlie Rose plus one from that man again Tommy Morgan.
Also in a Yellow WHYL fixture were the 11 South and they were also at home and they were playing Sarrett Rebels and scoring a hat-trick for them was Sam Estell. Man, of the match Owen Weaver scored two well taken goals whilst there were singles from James Beasley and Max Butterworth.
Away to Stevenage Borough Junior Whitecaps were the 11 Spartans and once again Dewayne Mitchell was amongst the goals this time with another four whilst Zevik Cowell scored a brace and Isaam Jamil and Dominik Cofone one each.
Man of the match Micah Onwuemena scored a fine goal for the 10 South in the their away game against Hoddesdon Red.
Playing Bedwell Rangers at home were the 10 West and scoring two goals for the West was Toby Short and then Daniel Day made sure it was his day by popping up with two goals as well.
Lucas Curley hit a fine hat-trick for the 10 Orient in their home match against Hoddesdon Town Black with further goals from Adam Lorman who scored a brace, Brody Unitt one plus one own goal which saw the Orient cap a fine display of passing football.
Man of the match Jacob (last man) Standing scored three goals for the 10 North in their away game at Bedwell Rangers Hawks whilst Matt Baker hit a fine brace to roundup the scoring for the North.
James Cox scored two goals and James Robinson one for the 9 Central in their match with Nazeing Youth.
The 9 East played Frontiers Youth Panthers in a Purple division fixture of MHRML and their man of the match Leon Rainey scored four goals whilst Anton Riddell and Ben Wigmore both scored one apiece.
Remember, Remember the 4th of November, passing, tackles and goals! No need to wait till darkness to see the fireworks as the boys produced a sparkling performance to light up a damp morning in Ware. The 9 South played Ware Flamengo away and hitting a few goals for the young Saints were Jake Roberts with a hat-trick. Charlie Morris hit a brace as did Tommy Gow whilst Ronnie Wilton and Alfie Reed scored one apiece. Tommy Gow was man of the match for a great effort of energy, strength, passing and finishing.
At home to Bengeo Tigers Caspian’s were the 9 North and scoring goals for the young Saints were Josh Cassidy, Hugo Smith and Eddie Johnson. This was a good display from the lads with fine tackling and some good skilful football.
The 8 North played Welwyn Pegasus Azures and Will Anfield scored 2 goals with one them being contender for goal of the season. There were other scorers and they were Sam McCree 2, Noah Fox and Henry Paget with Danny Winders being named man of the match for setting up two of the goals and covering every blade of grass.
Away to Harpenden Colts saw the 18 Girls match end up on a 2-2 draw with Emily Schofield scoring both of their goals. Right back Izzy Poole was named player of the match after she gave a positive hard-working performance she should be proud of.
The 15 Girls were at home to 15 St Albans Ladies and it turned out to be a easy match for the 15 Youth Girls as they went on to win 9-1. Leading the goalscorers were Mathilda Finburgh 3, Maz Horne-Batet 2 and then singles from Georgia McConaghie, Mia Pinkham, Sam Farrer and Jess Simpson. The player of the match went to Maisie Grayland. For the St Albans Ladies there goalscorer was Rosie Langston whilst their player of the match was Katie Patek.
At home to AC Finchley saw the 13 Girls South hit seven goals past them to go onto win 7-3 with Rosie Littlechild scoring a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Jamie Curtain 2 and Sophie Grant and Natasha Soll with the girl of the match going to Natalie Adams.
At home to Pro Direct Academy BXB White were the 13 Girls North and their visitors proved just to strong for them as the young North Girls went down 8-0. The player of the match for the North was Grace Langham.
Away to Potters Bar Crusaders saw the 12 Girls North lose 2-0 with Ruby Peacock who had a fine game being named player of the match.
Also playing Potters Bar Crusaders were the 12 Girls South and although they played well they eventually lost 3-0. Picking up the player of the match was recent new signing Ava Rose.
The 11 Girls North were playing Chorleywood Common at home and really turned on the form with four goals from Scarlett Mills and four goals from player of the match Hannah Pope. The other scorers were Cora Baylis 2, Isla Evans, Talia Joseph and Emilie Hicks.
Drawing 0-0 at home in the Pink Division was the 11 Girls South in their match with Bedwell Rangers whilst Amelia Onyems won the player of the match award.
Playing Berkhamsted at home were the 10 Girls and they had a good game with firstly player of the match Teagan Scarlett hitting four goals alongside Scarlett Robb who scored a fine hat-trick. There were other goals from Gabby Bradley, Emma Bracey, Emily Edgecombe, Sophie Lerwill and Rebecca Smith.
Melanie Jones also four goals for the 9 Girls Central home game against Hitchin Belles whilst Aoife Flanagan, Lauren Viney and Holly Green all scored two apiece. Also scoring a goal was Alicia Gibson with Emily Ball winning the player of the match.
Thegan Atwell and player of the match Rachel Kincaid both scored a goal each for the 9 Girls North in their game with Pro Direct Academy BXB.
The 8 Girls players Alexa Johnson, Charlotte Luckhurst, Demi Hall, Jasmine Mercer, Jess Reeve, Matilda Flynn, Olivia Wood, Sacha Davies, Siena Sahota and Sophia Bridge all played well in a friendly match against Stevenage.