City Youth Match Reports 17 December 2017

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th December 2017

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St Albans City Youth – Girls

Under 15

The 15 Girls were at home to Ruislip Rangers and the match was delayed for an hour to let the pitch thaw out after a frosty start plus missing their regular goalkeeper, but the 15 Girls took a bit of time to warm up but once they got going they went on to win 5-3. Scoring the goals were Mia Pinkham with two whilst Maz Horne-Batet, Mathilda Finburgh and Georgia McConaghie all scored on apiece. The player of the match went to the hard-working Anna Gifford.

Under 11

Away to Tottenham Ladies Hotspurs were the 11 Girls North and they turned in an excellent display of good possession football and brilliant ball control and they were impenetrable in midfield plus playing with confidence and skill. Scoring goals for the North were Hannah Pope with two and Ebba Taylor-Pugh whilst Georgina Blandford was named player of the match.

St Albans City Youth - Boys

Under 18

The 18 South away to Harvesters South earnt a point in a 3-3 draw with Ross Weaver scoring two goals and Fin Banks one whilst picking up the man of the match award was Deeshan Ali.

Away to Evergreen Juniors were the 18 Orient in division 3 of the WHYL and they went down 10-3 with their minds looking forward to Christmas next weekend I think. Scoring for the Orient were Ross Andrews with a brace and Joe Parkin one whilst the man of the match went to Callum Furness.

Under 16

The St Albans City 16 EJA drew 2-2 against Newport Pagnell away after the game had been switched there with their home pitch at Sandridge FC being waterlogged. The first half despite being entertaining ended goalless with Newport Pagnell creating the better of the chances. The hosts took the lead early in the second period, but the young Saints struck back with and equalised from the penalty spot which was won by Joe Williams and converted by RYAN ORDE. Both teams tried to play football on a heavy pitch and then with twenty minutes to go Newport Pagnell retook the lead with an unstoppable shot.

Some fine saves from Sam Galatis kept Newport Pagnell out and then with three minutes to go once again the 16 EJA scored an equaliser. Jarvis Wilkins pressed the home team's centre half on the edge of the box whereabouts he won the tackle and slid in a pass to RYAN ORDE who instantly slotted the ball into the bottom corner for a well-deserved goal. The man of the match went to Jarvis Wilkins.

Goals from Adam Johnson, Stefan Martin and Aaron Peter gave the 16 West all three points in a 3-0 home win over Park Street Village in a division 2 fixture in the WHYL.

Playing Omonia Youth Green away were the 16 East and following a very close match saw the East eventually lose 2-1 with Luke Smith scoring their goal whilst Asher Stevens was named man of the match.

Under 15

On a heavy bobbly pitch which didn't allow for great football saw the 15 Central go in at half time in round 3 of the county cup 1-1 against Boreham Wood Knights with Matt Roome scoring the equalising goal. In the second period Central started to find their rhythm with Jack Percy making some piercing runs through the midfield and he then setup Daniel Onochie Williams to score and make it 2-1 and then Jack Percy scored himself to make it 3-1. Not long afterwards a penalty from Calum Cornish made it 4-1 but Central then let one in to bring the scoreline to 4-2 and they then had to thank their keeper Joe Moss who was in fine form to prevent Boreham Wood to draw level. Late on Daniel Onochie Williams scored a fifth goal for Central to wrap up the match 5-2 and the man of the match went to Joe Moss for making some very fine saves during the game.

A off colour 15 East lost 3-1 at home to Harpenden Colts Falcons with Connor Robinson scoring their only goal of the match.

Under 14

Christmas came early for the 14 South as they got back to winning ways as they beat Kings Langley at home 11-0 with Tyler Channer scoring five of the goals. The other scorers were Sam Hicks, Jack Farnham, James Justice, Liam Nolte-Nel and Alex Woodford 2. The man of the match went to Alex Woodford who dominated the midfield with his excellent passing of the ball and a special mention must also go to keeper Jasper Robb who was frozen throughout the game after having very little too do but still managed to make at least three good stops when needed.

Under 13

At home in division four of the WHYL were the 13 South and they were playing Harpenden Colts Tornadoes and they won 11-4 with seven different goalscorers and they were Louis Warren 3, Oliver Wynne 2, Aaron Ready 2, Alfie Parkins, George Beasley, Finley Crumpton and James Gale.

The 13 East won 4-1 at Boreham Wood Crusaders with goals from Wes Mudziviri, Harry Dawe with a fabulous overhead kick plus two superbly finished goals from man of the match George Wilson.

The 13 North away to Watford Youth earnt a good point from in a 1-1 draw against the team who are top of the league with a splendid goal from Rui Clements Kelly.

Also playing away were the 13 West and they played Watford Youth Sports Black but alas they eventually lost 9-3 with Finn Geoghegan scoring two goals and Jamie Liversage one whilst Dylan Laird won the man of the match title.

Under 12

Oliver Taylor scored one goal and also picked up the man of the match award for the 12 Central 2-2 draw away to Everett Rovers whilst Davide Iacobucci scored their second goal.

Under 11

The 11 Orient playing on the 3G surface at Nicky B school had a good game against Berkhamsted Raiders and scoring four goals for the Orient was Dean Bladon whilst both Ollie Jay and Lucas Berry scored one apiece. The man of the match went to Antonio Desiderio who also scored two Christmas cracker goals that flew in.

Stephen Tchoudi hit a hat-trick of goals for the 11 Central in their match with Sun Sports at home with Ollie Porter scoring one with man of the match Tyler Gullin Hall also getting on the scoresheet.

Playing their first game in the Emerald Division of MHRM League were the 11 East and they were away to Cheshunt Youth Blacks and it was quite an entertaining match with two goals from Ryan Kennedy and then singles from Will Antcliffe and Tom Flower who was also named man of the match.

In the Maroon Division saw the 11 Dragons play 11 Saxons in a local derby match and Joshua Francois scored a fine goal for the Dragons. The Dragons man of the match was Harry Barnes after a excellent display out on the left of the midfield. Scoring for the Saxons was Ailbe Tidd and Jasper Button whilst the Saxons keeper Innes Diggens-Wilson was voted man of the match after he made a string of fine saves including a penalty.

Under 10

Away to Frontiers Panthers were the 10 East and scoring four goals for them was Leon Rainey with Anton Riddell whilst Danny Quinn picked up the man of the match title.

The 10 Orient played Cheshunt Amber away and scoring a goal apiece for them were Louis Kemp and Freddie Bowler.