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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 26th November 2017
St Albans City Youth - Boys
The 18 East beat Alexandra Park East 2-1 at home in the challenge cup with goals from David Etheridge and Joe(the Fox)Stockwell with the man of the match going to Ewan Brand.
Away to Northwood was the 18 South and they won 5-1 with the man of the match Harrison Arnold scoring a hat-trick and Scott Gentle a brace.
Goals from Kwame Youri, Joe Parkin and a Matthew Nash penalty gave the 18 Orient a 3-2 home win over Watford Youth Reds with goalkeeper Ben Atkin picking up the man of the match award after some fine saves during the game.
The 16 West lost 5-4 at home after a very close match against Harpenden Colts Hawks with goals from William Shepard 2, Aaron Peter and K. Dhivar.
Away to Kings Langley Lions in the challenge cup were the 16 East and they found the Lions claws to sharp for them as they went down 5-0 to a team from a team who are top of the red division. The East squandered 4 or 5 chances so the game could have been closer, and the man of the match went to Harry Peter.
The 16's EJA drew 1-1 against Ampthill Town in the league with Ampthill scoring first when the young Saints failed to deal with a near-post corner kick which saw ball break lose and slotted home. The 16 EJA were unlucky not have equalised when a Thomas Geller header rebounded back off the post. Just before halftime, they did draw level when they were awarded a penalty following a handball inside the box. The spot kick was slotted home by Ryan Orde and although they created more pressure in the second half they had to contend with a 1-1 draw.
The 15 South drew 1-1 away to Harvesters North with Tom Dodd scoring the South's equalising goal.
The Under 15 EJA played away to a strong Ware Town side, the boys got of to the perfect start and within a couple of mins City went one nil up when Sean Walsh won the ball in a crunching tackle and slotted a great through ball to Jack McShane who curled the ball past the stranded Ware keeper and this gave the boys plenty of confidence and City were well on top and could have been 2 up shortly after but Benny Stacey's effort was ruled slightly offside.
On 15 mins Jack McShane nearly got his 2nd but his shot cannoned off the post but on 30 mins Ben Kirby played in Bradley Young and he made no mistake hitting an unstoppable shot that went in of the crossbar.
Ware came more into the game into second half but with Kyle Rahoo, Alex Sommerbauer and Jude James all in superb form at the back Ware found it hard to break city down on but on 70 min Ware did pull a goal back through when Tommy Shepperd scored from ten yards.
Ware through everything at city in the last 10 mins but a late breakaway which saw the ball played out wide to Joe Vance who sent over a delightful cross which was met by Jack McShane who sent a thumping header past the Ware keeper for a 3-1 win and three points.
Earlier in the week the 15 EJA's played Brentwood at home in the Midweek Floodlit Cup and they took the lead when Ben Kirby played the ball for Josh Forster to run onto and sped away leaving the Brentwood defenders trailing in his wake and he finished with a cracking low strike into the bottom right corner for a great finish. The visitors drew level when Max Gnandi finished off in the box with his third shot after seeing his first two attempts being well blocked by good saves from keeper Billy Thomson. The Saints retook the lead later on when Joe Vance nodded the ball into the of Jack McShane who raced away and then buried the ball into the back of the net for a fine finish and make the score 2-1.
It was soon 2-2 when Brentwood won a penalty which saw Louie Kerley send Billy Thomson the wrong way and the ball nestle in the bottom left corner of the net.
For the Saints saw Josh Forster, Jack McShane and Jason Fati all go close but it was the visitors who scored the winning goal when Max Gnandi went on a dazzling run inside the box and scored with a hard low drive to make the final score 3-2.
Away to Hemel White were the 15 East in the Junior League Cup saw a tremendous 20 minute performance from Freddie Collins and Mustaqim Boksh dominate the midfield which saw the beast continue their impressive recent form to go through to the semi-finals. Goals from Anton Nicolas Sahota 2, Nasir Zaman and Saber el Bzioui helped the beast to a 4-1 victory.
At home to Harpenden Colts Tornadoes in the quarter final of the Senior League Cup saw the 15 Central win 3-1 in a match which sees a healthy rivalry between both sides and Harpenden did have a goal disallowed for offside early on.
Callum Cornish gave Central the lead at the back post following a good ball from Matt Roome whilst Daniel Onochie Williams doubled the lead folowing a goalmouth scramble after a good run run from Jack Percy. Harpenden pulled a goal back but Jack Percy got the Central's third goal 5 minutes before time.The man of the match went to Ben Sommerbauer who was outstanding in the midfield whilst Josh Penning worked tirelessly to keep the visitors at bay.
After a slow start saw the 15 Orient go 2-0 down at home to Sun Postal but a much improved second half performance saw them strike back to draw level with goals from Josh Haworth and Joe Cussans. The man of the match went to Daniel Sands who drifted across the pitch and got in some well timed tackles with some great anticipation of danger.
A controversial penalty four minutes from time gave Bovingdon Storm a 1-0 home victory over the 14 South in a match which remained close which saw both defences on top throughout the match. Man of the match went Jack Farnham who was the most solid player for the 14 South.
Playing Highgate & Muswell Hill Fire were the 14 North and Tyler Cadiou-McCarthy was certainly on fire again as he scored yet another three goals in the North's 5-1 home win. The other goals came from from Daniel Curran and Ryan Corcoran with Matthew Smith who gave a solid performance at centre back being named man of the match.
At home to AC Finchley North were the 13 East and they lost 8-0 but the man of the match for the East went to Matthew Evans who kept his head up and defended well.
The 13 South won 3-1 at home to Cassibury Rangers with goals from Oliver Wynne, Aaron Ready and Mathew Martin with Jamie McLeod winning the man of the match award.
The 13 West drew 2-2 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders White with Finn Geoghegan and Chester Reynolds scoring the goals whilst Joe Chatfield picked up the man of the match tab.
Away to Kings Langley Lions were the 12 Orient and they eventually lost 1-0 with winger Archie Bentley being named man of the match.
Charlie Gunthardt scored a consolation goal for the 12 Boreal in their challenge cup match away to Tring Tornadoes Titans.
Away to Bovingdon Storm saw the 12 Central lose 10-2 with Matthew Penfold and Oliver Taylor scoring for the Central whilst Ben Coulling was named man of the match.
The 12 South won 4-1 at home to Alyth Belsize Red with George Dalton scoring three goals and Alex Duffy one.
In the Orange division of the MHRML saw the 11 East play Broxbourne and scoring a few goals for the East were Jake Cottingham, Will Antcliffe and one from the man of the match and captain who gave a outstanding performance Asa Stewart-Harris.
At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Whites were the 11 West and scoring the first goal was Josh Ladyman whilst the second was a 20-yard cracker from young Tommy Morgan (both his grandparents Sandra and Mervyn were clapping their hands afterwards). Jacob Nyamupingidza scored two goals whilst Matt Gosling and Aryan Banerjee with a tap in scored one each.
The 11 South played Comets Red at home and three players scored two goals apiece and they were Ben Browning, Josh Smith and Sam Estell. Max Butterworth and James Beasley both scored one apiece whilst you could not keep the man of the match Freddie Yeo out of it as he popped up with a goal as well.
The 11 Orient were away to Harpenden Colts Pumas and scoring a goal for Orient was Ollie Jay whilst Bertie Postema picked up the man of the match award.
The 11 Central cry was where is Clarky as they played a away game against Herons Orange and scoring two goals for them was Stephan Tchoudi and Jack Creagh pooped up with one. The man of the match went to Frankie Fitzgerald.
The 10 Centurions played the 10 South at home and there were plenty of goals in this match and scoring them were Micah Onwuemena 2, Harrison Smith 2 plus man of the match and both Raf Fortuna and Theo Price got in on the act as well with a goal each.
At home to Elite Feet were the 10 West and Toby Short scored two goals for the West whilst Daniel Day scored one.
The 10 East kept warm on a cold morning in their home match with the Hertford Blues by covering every blade of grass with goals from Samuel Philpot 3, Max Pearson, Leon Rainey, Arthur Veasey, Anton Riddell, Arthur Rennie-Sivell and one for man of the match Logan Anderson.
Also at home were the 10 North and they were playing Hoddesdon Town Black and scoring a few goals for the North were Ethan Evans, Kaden Rajkumar plus one from the man of the match Matthew Baker.
Another 10 team that were at home were the 10 Orient and their opponents were Bedwell Rangers Hawks and hitting the back of the net for the Orient were Adam Lorman 2, Lucas Curley, Louis Kemp and one own goal.
Away to Edmonton Rangers saw the man of the match for the 8 East or the 7UPS Junior Mitchell score six goals whilst Carwyn Evans and Maxim Ushakov scored one each.
Staging the comeback of the season were the 18 Girls as they were 3-0 down away to Bishops Stortford Girls to hit back and draw 5-5 at the final whistle. Scoring the goals in this dramatic turn around were Ellie Jenkins 2 and Emily Schofield 3 with Lucy Abbott at left back who was outstanding today picking up the player of the match award.
Away to Hemel Hempstead were the 16 Girls and after only five minutes play they found themselves 1-0 down but quickly hit back to draw level when Olivia Chrisp drilled the ball low into the bottom left corner for her first goal for the club. On 31 minutes it became 2-1 for the City Girls when Lauren Walker beat three players and then smashed the ball into the back of the net. Into the second half saw Alice Benson with her pace go on one to one with the Hemel keeper and as she came off her line the ball was guided past her into the bottom right corner to make it 3-1. Although Hemel pulled a goal back the 16 Girls went onto score another goal when a fine passing move between Emily SIbley and Lauren Walker ended up with the latter to score her second goal of the match with yet another brilliant shot to win the game 4-2. All the players were voted player of the match.
Playing Bengeo Girls away in the league cup saw the 15 Girls win 7-0 with Mia Pinkham hitting four goals whilst joint player of the match Mathilda Finburgh scored a hat-trick. The other joint player of match went to Maz Horne-Batet.
The 14 Girls lost 3-2 at home to Bury Rangers but only to a very late goal and scoring the goals for the 14 Girls were Nicole Plumb and Zoe Cowan whilst Christel Lecanda was named player of the match.
Jamie Curtain scored two of the goals in the 13 Girls South 4-0 away win over Hitchin Belles with Sophie Grant and Rosie Littlechild scoring the other two whilst the player of the match went to Pippa Walker.
Also picking up a good win this time in the league cup were the 13 Girls North as they beat Stevenage Borough Juniors in the league cup 4-3 after they had lead 1-0 at half time. Esme Hume who scored a fantastic hat-trick was voted player of the match whilst Kiera Ward popped up with the fourth goal.
Freya Bolam and Blaze Wilding scored both goals for the 12 Girls North 6-2 defeat at home with Mila Skipic winning the player of the match title.
The 11 Girls North played their fellow club mates the 11 Girls South in a league match and during the game saw a few goals scored with Scarlett Mills, Hannah Pope and Ebba Taylor-Pugh all scoring one apiece. The player of the match for the North Girls was Isla Evans who scored two goals whilst the player of the match for the South was Florence Tatlock.
Away to Garston Girls were the 10 Girls and scoring four goals for them was Scarlett Robb whilst Rebbeca Smith scored one with Emma Bracey being named player of the match.
At home to Berkhamsted were the 9 Girls North and hitting two goals for them was Rachel Kincaid who also picked up the girl of the match title. Other goalscorers were Amy Hargreaves, Shea Fagan, Thegan Atwell and Verity Lobina.
The 9 Central played Berkhamsted Raiders at home and scoring a couple of goals for them were Emily Ball and Lucy Hosty with one apiece whilst Aoife Flanagan was named player of the match.
On a chilly morning saw the 8 Girls play Garston Ladies Pumas away and scoring a few goals for the young Saints were Olivia Wood with two and Sacha Davies, Alexa Johnson both with one along with the player of the match Demi Hall scoring one with a fine free kick. Remember Girls get wrapped up and stay warm in the warm-up.