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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 28th January 2018
St Albans City Youth - Boys
Saints progress in the South Eastern Regional Disability 11 aside Tournament
The St Albans City Youth Adult Disability team played in the South Eastern Regional Disability 11 aside Tournament and finishing joint top and therefore progressing to the quarterfinals.
The Saints overcame Surrey Welcome Wizards 4-1 with goals from Dennis Cranswick 2 and singles from Ali Vivado & Matt Dodds. This was then followed by a 1-1 draw with MK Dons Trust which guaranteed the Saints the joint top position. The Saints played well and were unlucky when a last-minute penalty from captain Adam Simpson went wide. Adam was outstanding during the tournament alongside strong performances from Chris Thomas, Sam Harris and Tom Ward.
The 18 East played the joint leaders of the Red Division Alexander Park Youth at home and the East played their best football of the season they just could not take their chances against a very good team and eventually Alexander Park scored that vital goal to take all three points with a 1-0 victory. The man of the match for the East went to their captain Tyler Fennel with a fantastic performance in the centre of midfield.
The 18 South fought out a exciting 4-4 draw at home to East Barnet Eagles in the White Division of the WFL with the man of the match Harrison Arnold scoring a fantastic hat-trick with the hard working Ross Weaver netting the fourth goal.
Away to Aston Clinton Colts were the 18 North and they came back with all three points after a 3-2 win in Division 2 of the WHYL and Matt Breeze who was also man of the match scoring two of the goals whilst Jack Hughes scored a single.
In Division 3 of the WHYL saw the 18 Orient take on Watford Youth Sports Red and after a very close game with plenty of goals saw the Orient just pip it by the odd goal in seven by winning 4-3. Scoring the goals were Kai Takahashi with two and then both Tom Keating and Matt Nash with one apiece. The man of the match went to Matt Nash.
The Saints 16s EJA lost 3-0 at home to Hadley. The match was switched to 3g at Nicky B due to Sandridge pitch not playable. St Albans started fast creating 2 chances from corners with the ball not bouncing kindly for them around the box. As the Saints pressed forward Hadley broke away from their box creating a swift move clinically tucked away by their striker. Both teams continued to play nice football and from a Saints corner Hadley broke away yet again and scored another goal to make it 2-0 at half time. The second half was evenly matched until Saints conceded a penalty with a challenge deemed to be just inside the box which was slotted home. Saints heads did not drop with the lads pressing for a goal Ryan Orde narrowly missing with a 20 yd free kick just too high. As the Boys tired Hadley created another couple of chances one tipped round the post by Sam Galatis. Final whistle 3-0 to Hadley. Saints MOM Tom Carmichael for excellent display at centre half.
At home were the 16 East and they are playing Northwood White in the White Division of the WFL and they went 1-0 up in the first half with a goal from Ben Adshead. In the second period Hayden Tominey-Smith made it 2-0 whilst Ben Adshead netted a second goal to make the final score 3-0 to the East. The man of the match went to Luke Smith who certainly earnt it after giving a great performance.
Adam Johnson and Aaron Peter scored the goals which gave the 16 West a 2-1 home win over Cassiobury Rangers in division 2 of the WHYL.
Away to Everett Rovers Yellow saw the 16 Orient hits three goals but the match ended all square at 3-3 though with man of the match Tarek Omar scoring the first goal and then up popped Joshua Daniel and Nick Curtis with the other two goals.
The Saints 15 EJA were at home playing Wingate & Finchley and it took less than 5 mins to take the lead with BEN STACEY firing home from ten yards. The young Saints continued to press and both Joe Vance and Bradley Young had well struck efforts which smashed against the crossbar before BEN STACEY popped up to score another goal to make it 2-0.
Next up to hit the woodwork was Josh Forster with a cracking shot that rebounded off the post before BRADLEY YOUNG found the back of the net with a well taken finish to make the scoreline 3-0 and all this inside the first twenty minutes.
The second half was once again all one-way traffic with shots raining down on the Wingate goal but somehow the young Saints didn't add to their goal tally but they did manage to hit the woodwork a couple more times through Josh Forster and Harry Bailey whilst Ben Stacey was in outstanding form flying down the wings for the Saints and putting over some great crosses into the box but the score remained at 3-0 as the young Saints continued their fine poor.
Now we come to the 15 North who lost 6-1 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Black but no info provided, and the 15 Orient lost also at home to EB Lions 4-0 with Josh Haworth being named man of the match.
In the 4th round county cup replay which finished all square at 5-5 last week saw Stevenage Borough Black Sox just edge by beating 15 Central 3-2. The young Saints were missing keeper Joe Moss after his injury from last week’s match and so Angelo Calatrava stepped in and dealt with everything that was thrown at him adding an outstanding reflex save to keep it at 0-0 early on. The visitors though proved they were a very strong physical side and finally took the lead but Central quickly equalised with a goal from Calum Cornish. Stevenage then made it 2-1 but once again Central struck back this time with Daniel Onochie-Williams scoring the goal to make it 2-2. Some great defensive work led by captain Rob Brown plus Ben Sommerbauer in a holding midfield position made Central hard to break down. The constant threat from Jack Percy in attack made it look like it was going to be Centrals day but with extra time looming Stevenage grabbed a goal in the last minute to win 3-2 which left Central no time to respond. Man of the match went to Matty Bleakley for his creativity and work rate in central midfield.
In the WHYL Spring Cup Group A saw the 15 South come back from being 1-0 at home to Edmonton Rangers Cobras to go on and win the match 2-1. Scoring the goals for the South were Callum Cosgrove and Kai Henry-Smith.
The beast from the East which means the 15 East are on the prowl and making a late run for league glory when they defeated Harpenden Colts Falcons at home by three goals to one. Freddie Collins scored the first goal with a fine shot from 40 yards and then Josh Killick hit number two with a bullet header following a corner kick. The East's third goal was struck home by Anton Nicolas-Sahota from close range after the Harpenden keeper had fumbled a cracking strike by Nasir Zaman.
In a top of the table clash saw 4th spot 14 South play the league leaders Evergreen Youth who are sitting on top of division 2 on 30 points and although the South battled hard with Tom Every covering every blade of grass and in doing so was named man of the match the South finally lost 3-0 but it was not a disgrace as Evergreen are proving a very hard nut to crack.
Krishten Cavaroee hit three glorious goals for the 14 East Yellow in their home match with Gadeside Rangers Black but it proved not to be enough despite the East Yellow playing well as Gadeside struck back to win 5-3.
At home to Watford Youth Sports Black saw the 13 West go down 2-1 with Chester Reynolds scoring the goal for the West with Dylan Bramall picking up the man of the match tab.
In the second round of the league cup saw the 13 North take on Whetstone Wanderers Tigers at home and the visitors certainly had their claws clipped with the North winning by two goals to one with both Ben Freestone and James Roper getting on the scoresheet.
The 13 East were in top form as they defeated Maccabi London Lions Blue 5-0 at home with man of the match Joe Poulton scoring three fine goals whilst continuing the great football being played saw George Wilson and Wes Mudziviri score one goal each.
In the quarter-final of the Intermediate League Cup saw the 12 Orient take on Echoes Orange away and proved not to be Orient's day as they finally lost 7-1 to a flurry of goals being scored in the second half. Callum Crowther scored the consolation goal for Orient whilst Monty Chivers was named man of the match.
Away to Kings Langley were the 12 West and it was a very close match with neither side creating many chances and the game finished all square at 0-0. Playing well for the West were Oliver Philpot and Ayhmen Mrabate.
Away to Northwood White saw the 12 South rattles in seven goals as they went on to win 7-1 in the Yellow Division of the WFL and scoring all the goals were Joe Varney 2, Cameron Choudhury 2, Matthew Barwick, George Dalton and Mason Leigertwood.
The top scorer for the 12 Boreal scored the first goal for them in their 4-1 home win over Hemel Town Yellow in division 5 of the WHYL whilst Josh Golding hit two goals which were his first for the team. The other scorer was Toma Tashev with his first goal in three years for the club. The man of the match was given to Tomasz Bogacki for his amazing work rate that as developed him into the perfect full back.
In the quarter-final of the Junior League Cup saw the 12 Central come out on top 2-1 after extra time in the match with Abbots Youth with Tarron Tank scoring the first goal and Oliver Taylor with the winner. The man of the match went to the hard-working Brandon Mitchell.
In the Maroon Division of the MHRML are four City youth teams and so there will be plenty of local derbies and starting this off were the 11 Dragons playing 11 Romans at home. On a very heavy pitch saw the man of the match for the Dragons skipper Mikey Napier score a goal in each half. For the Romans their man of the match went to Sean Magee.
The third team in the Maroon Division for City Youth were the 11 Saxons and they were at home to Wormley Rovers Youth Greys and hitting a hat-trick for the Saxons was Finlay Murphy whilst Luca Callegari struck a single.
The man of the match for the 11 East in their close away match in the Emerald Cup against Stevenage Borough Juniors Timbers went to Asa Stewart-Harris.
In a high tempo game saw the 11 Arrows play at home Knebworth Lions Orange with Ben Turnbull scoring the first goal from the penalty spot whilst Cathal Gleeson found the bullseye for goal number two. The Arrows keeper Jake Lee made a fine save in the first half whilst there was a joint man of the match and it went to Luke Collins and Ben Pearman who were solid in defence and also for their neat passing.
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders White were the 11 West and scoring a few goals for them were Kye Stevens with two and also with two was Alfie Mair whilst Luca Turone and man of the match Ben Hodges both scored one each.
Despite having only eight players and also missing the regular goalkeeper the 11 South battled on against Harpenden Colts at home and scoring a goal for the South plus he was also man of the match was Ben Browning.
Man of the match Ollie Jay hit an excellent hat-trick for the 11 Orient in there away match at Berkhamsted Raiders whilst Antonio Desiderio.
Man of the match for the 10 South went to Jacob Thomas who hit also two goals into the bargain in the South's away match at Hurst Drive Youth.
The 10 Centurions were playing Frontiers Youth Jaguars at home and scoring a goal apiece for the young Saints were Seth Connolly, Jayden Nevers-Wright and Max El Helou.
Also, at home were the 10 West and they had a game against Bury Rangers White and finding the back of the net for the West were Evan Reid, Freddie Stewart and Alex Evershed.
Away in the Purple league saw the 10 Orient play Bedwell Rangers Hawks and scoring one goal each were Louis Kemp, Otto Meech and Adam Lorman.
There were certainly plenty of goals for both sides in the home match between the 10 East and Welwyn Garden City Typhoons and scoring four for the East was Sam Philpot whilst Arthur Vessey scored one. The man of the match went to Max Pearson.
The 10 North were playing the big cats Bengeo Tigers Siberians and scoring for the North was Ethan Evans whilst Christopher Datubo was named man of the match.
Playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars at home were the 9 Central and scoring a few goals for them were Sam Peacock 2, Max Haylock and Dan Oldfield.
Away to Bury Rangers Stripes saw the 9 Romans continue their good start in the Blue Division with plenty of goals in the match and hitting them for the Romans were Max Ramsey 2, Matthew Ellis 2, Alex Matchett, Lucas Scott and Sam Chaudhry. The man of the match was given to Harry Bishop-Camba.
The 9 West were playing Stevenage Borough Junior Cobras away saw Oscar Roe score in the first half with a Will Stone assist whilst Jack Burke hit a cracker in the second period.
Both sides were in fine form as the 9 South were playing Hertford Town Stags away and scoring for the South Daniel Tiffen 2, Tommy Gow 2 and Jake Robert whilst Doug Peachman was named man of the match.
Gabriel Odunlami scored two goals for the 9 East in their away game against Hurst Drive Youth in a Red Division league match and getting on the score sheet were Brian Baum and Leo Hooper-Walter with the goalkeeper David Spears winning the man of the match title for the great saves he made during the game.
At home to Ware Rangers Flamengo were the 9 North and during the game saw keeper Olic Fan save a penalty and then when he played out on the pitch saw him hit a sizzling shot to get on the scoresheet. Oliver Ajaegbu fired one into the top left-hand corner and then Josh Cassidy pounced on the ball to score from a rebound to wrap up the 9 North's goals.
At home to Enfield Youth in the Blue Division were the 8 Orient and scoring two goals for them was Billy Stone.
Away to Clodan Youth Golds were the 8 West and finding the back of the net for the West with a good strike was Paolo Iacobucci.
There were a few goals in the match between the 8 South and Lemsford Youth Leopards and scoring them for the young Saints were Finlay Seabrook with two and Harry Mayhew with whilst having a solid game in the defence was Lucas Thomas.
The 8 North were at home to Wormley Youth Blacks and following a great team display saw goals from Will Anfield 2, Sam McCree 2, Henry Schmidt, Henry Paget, Noah Fox and Danny Winders. The man of the match went to Hektor Reydel for covering every blade of grass on the pitch.
Away to Northwood were the 8 East and scoring five goals for the young Saints was the dynamic Junior Mitchell and picking up the man of the match award was Bailey Fennel for a excellent all round performance as firstly he was like a cat in goal, a tank in defence and them a power house in midfield.
The 17 Girls were at home to Bishop's Stortford Girls and although the score was 1-1 at half time with Jessica Leigh scoring the Saints goal but in the second period the visitors notched another goal to win the match 2-1
In the quarter-final of the Herts Girls Partnership League Cup saw the 16 Girls South play away at Harvesters and at the break they found themselves 1-0 down but with five minutes to go up popped Emily Sibley to score a dramatic equaliser. With no further score saw the match go to penalties and after 5 penalties each it remained at 3-3 and so to sudden death which saw Harvesters just nick it by four penalties to three. Scoring the penalties for the 16 Girls were Lauren Walker, Alice Benson and keeper Dasa Griffin.
The 15 Girls were in the County Cup and they played at home on a sticky muddy pitch against Garston Ladies Lions with Mia Pinkham scoring a excellent goal for the equaliser in normal time for the score to remain at 1-1 and so this game also went to extra time. In the second period of extra time Garston on the counter attack scored a second goal to win the match 2-1. The player of the match for the 15 Girls went to Laura Gifford.
The 13 Girls North were trailing 5-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and by the final whistle it was 6-0 but they did play well though and picking up the player of the match was awarded to Edith Shakespeare who worked tirelessly throughout the whole game.
At to Harvesters saw the 11 Girls North score six goals through Cora Baylis with two, Scarlett Mills 2, Hannah Pope and Ebba Taylor-Pugh whilst Evie Cussans picked up the player of the match.
Playing their first game in the Pink Division after being promoted were the 10 Girls North and they found themselves playing Hitchin Belles and scoring a fine goal for the North Girls was Teagan Scarlett whilst Olive Jones was named player of the match.
The 8 Girls were at home to Garston Girls Lions and they played very well in a very evenly match encounter and the 8 girls were impressive on the counter attack with Demi Hall scoring a great hat-trick. It was a fine team performance with the whole squad of Alexa Johnson, Charlotte Luckhurst, Demi Hall, Jasmine Mercer, Jessica Reeve, Olivia Wood, Sacha Davies, Siena Sahota and Sophia Bridge being named player of the match.