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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 14th January 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
In the 4th round of the county cup were the 18 East and they were a tough team the Cheshunt Youth EJA and they were left to rue their missed chances in the first half whilst Cheshunt took theirs and went on to win 5-1. Scoring the consolation goal for the Saints was Lucas Martindale whilst Ollie Hann was named man of the match.
Losing 2-1 at home to Alexandra Park East were the 18 South and scoring the South's only goal was Ross Weaver with the man of the match going to
Away to Chorleywood Lions saw the 18 North lose 7-1 and the consolation goal for the North was Matt Breeze with Nathan Glasscoe picking up the man of the match award
Matt Nash scored a fine brace of goals for the 18 Orient in their division 3 league in the WHYL against Chorleywood Leopards, but it proved not to be enough as they gradually went on to lose 6-2 with Orients goalkeeper Ben Atkin being named man of the match for the outstanding saves he made during the match in keeping the scoreline down.
The man of the match for the 18 Central went to Cian Hallan in their 4-0 defeat at home to Chorleywood Archers.
The 16 East were playing away to Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes after a slow start the Saints really got going and went on to win 7-1 with goals from Ben Adshead who netted a fine hat-trick and two goals apiece from Hayden Tominey-Smith and George Fennel who was also named man of the match.
At home to Croxley Green White were the 16 West and after a close first half the visitors gradually took control for the West to lose 7-3. Scoring the goals for West were Adam Johnson, James Knapp and Will Shepherd.
The 16 Orient lost 3-2 at home to Hemel Town White.
EJA Chairman's Cup.
HITCHIN 16 EJA 4 ST. ALBANS CITY 16 EJA 2.
The 16's EJA playing away to Hitchin in the EJA Chairman's Cup went down 4-2 after a battling display in what proved to be a close match, but it was marred when Joe Williams sustained a bad knee injury and was taken to hospital. Scoring the two goals for the young Saints was RYAN ORDE whilst the man of the match went to Ed Mann who gave an excellent display in the centre of the midfield.
Also scoring seven goals was the 15 Central as they beat Croxley Green Whites 7-1 in the semi-final of the challenge cup. Scoring all the goals for Central are Josh Penning, Matt Roome, Callum Cornish, Ben Sommerbauer, Daniel Onochie-Williams 2 and Matty Bleakley who won the man of the match award for being the star player.
Away in the league cup to Maccabi London Lions White were the 15 South and despite some well taken goals from Lucian Antippa and Adam Robinson the South eventually lost 4-2 to a couple of late goals.
Kieran Cooke was named man of the match for the 15 Orient in their 2-0 defeat away to Sun Sports Blue in the 2nd division of the WHYL.
Park Street Village were in total control of their away match against the 15 West and they went on to win 5-0 with Sam Pollard being named man of the match for the West.
It was a touch of C'est La Vie as the 15 East despite giving a good performance missed some good chances in the first half whilst their opponents Chorleywood Vipers took their and won the match 4-0.
The 15 North had the better of the play in their match with the Chorleywood Pythons and a goal apiece from Arthur Corke and Daniel Ludwig for the North to go on and win 2-0 whilst Nathan Morris was named man of the match.
E.J.A. League Cup Quarter-Final.
ST ALBANS CITY 15 EJA 4 AFC SUDBURY 15 EJA 1.
The young Saints had a lot of the early pressure with Jack McShane and Josh Forster both going close and as in these matches AFC Sudbury who were on the back foot then saw them quickly break away and Ben HARRIS fired the ball past the advancing Billy Thomson to take a 1-0 lead. St Albans City thought we got to do something about this and they nearly equalised when Ben Stacey saw his header beat the Sudbury keeper but alas it struck the near post and was scrambled away.
Sean Walsh then made a great surging run from midfield and when he got to the edge of the box on the right he then crossed the ball low into the box whereupon JOSH FORSTER was waiting, and he instantly swept the ball home for the equalising goal.
Joe Vance out on the right wing was proving to be a worry to the visitor’s defence and twice he had good efforts on goal go very close.
Early into the second half saw the St. Albans take the lead and it came about when Josh Forster put the visitor’s keeper under pressure and he miskicked his clearance and the ball fell at the feet of JACK McShane who instantly struck a thunderbolt of a shot from 30 yards into the back of the net to make it 2-1. Soon it was 3-1 when Joe Vance played the ball to Jack McShane who did well down the right wing and cut into the box and squared the ball across for BRADLEY YOUNG to slot home at the far post.
It then became 4-1 when a free kick from the right by Harry Brady saw BENNY STACEY at the far post rise up to send a towering header into the back of the net. Forster had a shot crash into the side netting, Stacey saw a effort go just wide whilst McShane has a header saved late on.
The third team of the day to score seven goals were the 14 East Yellow as the beat Harpenden Colts Hurricanes 7-1 at home with Jamie Poulton hitting three goals whilst both Finlay Thomas and Krishten Cavaroee scored a brace apiece. The man of the match went Mo Moutiq.
In the Spring cup group C saw the 14 North take a 2-0 lead at home against Chorleywood Pythons and they should have gone on to win the match, but the visitors decided otherwise and hit back to go on and win the game 3-2.
Also playing in the Spring cup were the 14 East Blue and they were playing away to Croxley Green Black and the scoreline was the same with the East Blue losing 3-2 with their goals being scored by Dan Gant and Brandon Trainis.
Losing 1-0 away to Harpenden Colts Hawks in a division 1 fixture in the WHY League were 14 Boreal.
The 13 South won 4-1 at home against Cassiobury Rangers with the man of the match for the South Oliver Wynne scoring a fantastic hat-trick whilst Louis Warren picked up the fourth goal.
A goal from Henry Thomas in the first minute of the match was enough to give the 13 East a 1-0 away win at Colney Heath Magpies with Alejandro Wood being named man of the match for his energy and quality in midfield.
In the 4th round of the county cup saw the 13 North lose 2-1 against Oaklands with Ben Freestone scoring a equalising goal in the first half which kept the score at 1-1 at the break.
Shay Murphy was named man of the match for the 13 West in in their 3-0 defeat at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Yellows.
The 12 Victoria took part in a high scoring game which saw finally come out on top by winning by five goals to four against Hemel Aces Lions. The goalscorers for the Vics who helped to blunt the Lions claws were Oscar Bell 2, Archie Hobbs and Kayan Joseph with two goals as well. The man of the match went to Victor Nicolas.
George Dalton scored both goals for the 12 South at home as they drew 2-2 with Bushey Rangers.
In a exciting match between the 12 Boreal and Watford Youth Sports saw the young Saints race into a 3-0 lead with two goals from Charlie Gunthardt and one from Matthew Hayhurst. Watford though came back with two goals in the second half but the 12 Boreal hung on to win 3-2. The man of the match went to Matthew Hayhurst who assisted in the first two goals before scoring himself with a brilliant shot from a narrow angle.
There was a fine match between the 12 Orient and the 12 West which saw the Orient take the lead with a great finish from Archie Bentley and Orient also hit the crossbar as well whilst they defended well with the West battling hard to find a way through. The West finally got level when Freddie Penford struck home the equaliser and they also hit the woodwork as well and then with the match seeming to head for a draw up popped Cody Smith with only a minute to score the winner for the West to win the game 2-1 and sink the hearts of Orient. The man of the match for the West was Lenny Brandon whilst for the Orient it went to Jean-Pierre Bonnebaight.
In a very competitive match saw Ollie Jay, Dima Gusev and Thomas Boca-Mapp score a goal apiece for the 11 Orient as they played Hemel Aces and the Orient's man of the match went to Josh Toop who was outstanding in defence.
The 11 South hit the woodwork four times in their match away to Harpenden Pumas with their man of the match going to Louis Godfrey for a disciplined display in midfield.
Kye Stevens scored two goals for the 11 West in their match with Croxley Green White whilst Jacob Nyamupingidza, Charlie Rose and Luca Turone who was also named man of the match all scored one apiece.
Playing Welwyn Hurricanes away were the 11 Arrows and letting fly and finding the back of the net for the them was James Dodd.
Away to Stevenage Borough on heavy sloping pitch were the 11 Dragons and Joshua Nash scored his first goal for the club after latching onto a inch perfect through ball from Steve Jacobs. The man of the match went to Joshua Nash.
In the Maroon division of the M.H.R.M.L. saw the 11 Romans play Wormley Rovers Grey at home and scoring a goal each for the Romans were Sean Magee and Sonny Phillips.
At home to Bedwell Hawks were the 10 East and scoring a few goals for them were Sam Philpot 2, Max Pearson, Leon Rainey, Ben Wigmore, Danny Quinn and Anton Riddell who also picked up the man of the match award.
Also, at home were the 10 Orient and they were playing Welwyn Garden City Typhoons and scoring a couple of goals for the Orient were Lucas Curley 2, Brodie Unitt, Alfie Long and Adam Lorman.
Daniel Day, Freddie Stewart and two from Toby Short were the scorers for the 10 West in their away match at Lemsford Youth.
Micah Onwuemena hit a glorious hat-trick for the 10 South in their away match at Bury Rangers Black whilst Raf Fortuna and man of the match Harrison Smith scored one goal each.
The 10 Centurions played Hurst Drive Youth away (no more info).
At home to Welwyn Pegasus Cyans were the 9 Romans and they played well with goals coming from Hari Boodhun 2 Max Ramsey, Matthew Ellis, Lucas Scott, Alex Matchett plus one own goal with Ross Hayden being named man of the match.
At home to Lemsford Jaguars were the 9 North and they played very well and scoring a goal apiece were Dylan Eccles and Ted Stebbens whilst nearly adding to the North's was Oliver Ajaegbu whose low drive went narrowly wide of the near post.
Well wait for it the 9 East were away to Ellite Feet FC Southgate Pumas (sounds like two teams to me) and scoring apiece for the East were Ricky Roberts, Tom Luckhurst, Toby Veitch and Will John with Brian Baum being named star man for his great link up play and good communication in the defence.
The 9 South played Welwyn Garden City Hurricanes away and notching a goal each for the South were Jake Robert, Tommy Gow and Ronnie Wilton with Douglas Peachman picking up the man of the match title.
Michal Glowacki scored a fine goal for the 9 West in their home match with Parsloe Athletic.
Also playing a home match were the 9 Central and they had a good match against Stevenage Borough Juniors Warriors and scoring a goal for Central was Josh Gibson.
Away to the Ware Lions saw Will Anfield score five goals for the 8 North whilst Henry Page who was named man of the match scored one in a fine team performance.
Sofiane Benadoud scored two goals for the 8 South in their away game with Wormley whilst Finlay Seabrook and Ashton Balding both scored one goal each.
In their home game with Pro Direct Academy saw James Cox score four goals for 8 West with Bertie Bachmann hitting two and Paolo Iacobucci scored one to wrap up the West goals.
Away to Potters Bar Crusaders Whites were the 8 Orient and scoring the goals for Orient were Nathaniel Parsons with two goals and Billy Stone also hit two goals as well.
Playing Oak Hill away in the WFL Rory Tiger division saw Junior Mitchell score two fine goals for the 8 East.
The 17 Girls were at home to Bishops Stortford Community FC and despite them keeping the scoreline to 0-0 at half they eventually lost 2-0 by full time. The whole squad of Anna Fuller, Charlotte Banks, Eleanor Keating, Hannah Cowell, Isobel Todd, Jess Levy, Jessica Leigh, Lorna Speed, Maddy Donaldson, Phoebe Skinner and Sophie Hegerty all played well.
The 15 Girls took part in a very exciting match against Garston Lioness as they raced to a 4-0 lead by half time with Mia Pinkham scoring 3 of them plus there was one own goal. In the second half Garston scored four goals themselves but there was the player of the match for the Saints Mia Pinkham who took her goal tally for the match to four to see the 15 Girls just edge it by winning the match 5-4.
Sophie Harrison scored the only goal for the 14 Girls in their 8-1 defeat after they were trailing 3-0 at half time away to Berkhamsted Raiders Red and Sophie Harrison was also named player of the match after giving a good performance.
Katie Leigh scored two goals for the 13 Girls North whilst Esme Hume notched one, but this was not enough as they gradually went down 7-3 at home to Harvesters Girls. The player of the match went to the hard-working Hope Hume.
At home to Hitchin Belles Whites saw the 12 Girls South fight out a high scoring draw which finally finished 3-3. Scoring the goals for the Saints were Maisie Humphreys, Jemima Avery and Mia Simmonds with Ellie Langton being named player of the match.
The 12 Girls North managed to secure a point against Bury Rangers at home with a late equaliser when Sarah-Jane Spears and Abbie Bierman setup the player of the match Blaze Wilding to score with a fine finish to make the final score 1-1 and this result keeps Bury Rangers below the Saints in the league table.
Two brilliant finishes from player of the match Scarlett Mills plus singles from Hannah Pope and Cora Baylis were the scorers for the 11 Girls North in their away match with Bedwell Rangers.
Joint player of the match for the 11 Girls South was Stella Ekblad-Pisscitelli who found the back twice for the girls in their home match with Garston Pumas whilst sharing the joint player of the match was Alicia Moss.
Esme Dickson on her debut scored a fine goal with neat finish for the 10 Girls North as they played Herts Girls FC at home with player of the match Emma Bracey plus Bailey Killner and Olive Jones all gave amazing defensive performances against a strong Herts Girls side.
Both the 9 Girls teams had matches away and starting firstly we saw the 9 Girls North play Berkhamsted Raiders Galac and scoring a couple of goals were Rachel Kincaid whilst both Thegan Atwell and Shea Fagan scored one each.
The 9 Central played away Evergreen and the player of the match went to Alais Bell.
At home to Stotfold Juniors were the 8 Girls and seeing some lots of passing and movement off the ball which saw goals from Sacha Davies 3, Olivia Wood 3, Demi Hall 4, Matilda Flynn 2, Charlotte Luckhurst and Jasmine Mercer. Having 3 assists was Alexa Johnson whilst the player of the match went to Matilda Flynn for impressive display in both attack and in defence.