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City Youth Match Reports 22nd September 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports 22nd September 2019



It was the clash of the two City teams between the STACY 18 Girls and St. Albans Ladies 18's with the STACY Girls being the away team and although they had only ten players, they took a 2-0 lead with goals from Alice Benson plus a well taken effort from Amy Cowan. Just before the break Jake Wallis scored a goal for the St Albans Ladies to make it 2-1 at half time. In the second period the STACY Girls went down to 9 players but then a goal from Melissa Trulock put them 3-1 up but the then match switched when the St Albans Ladies hit back with a hat-trick from Emily McMillian for them to go in front 4-3. Still the goals kept coming though when in the final minute of the game saw Melissa Trulock score with a wonderful lob to make the final score 4-4 after a very exciting match between 2 good sides. The player of the match for the STACY Girls was awarded to Amy Cowan who scored a great first half goal whilst in the second period saw her take over between the sticks and during that period saw her make a couple of fine saves.

The STACY 17 Girls were away to Tottenham Hotspur Women and following a close match saw the home team win 3-2 with player of the match for the Saints Dani Monastterdi scoring their first goal whilst Sophie Veal netted their second.

In a closely fought game saw the STACY 15 Girls North lose 2-1 away to Letchworth Garden City Eagles Diamonds Girls with Hope Hume scoring for the North and Gracie Patrick picking up their player of the match award.

Harpenden Colts Jaguars who had travelled away to play STACY 14 Girls North had their claws blunted when the Lady Saints ran in seven goals to win 7-4. Scoring four of them was the 14 Girls North player of the match Blaze Wilding who certainly set the match alight with her deadly finishing. The other scorers were Elsa Leach with two and Abbie Bierman with one.

The STACY 14 Girls South were missing 4 key players and they were only losing 1-0 at half time at home to Bury Rangers Girls but in the end, it turned out to be a bad day at the office as they finally went down 5-2. Scoring for the Saints were Maisie Humphreys and Jemima Avery whilst left back Jocelyn Rennie was named as player of the match.

At home to Bury Rangers Girls saw the STACY 13 Girls South win 3-1 with Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli scoring two goals plus also picking up the player of the match award. The other goalscorer was Florence Tatlock.

Making it three wins out of 3 were the STACY 12 Girls North as they won 5-1 against Garston Ladies Jaguars with Scarlett Robb leading with a glorious hat-trick. The other goals came from Michelle Lam and one from player of the match Gabby Bradley.

The STACY 12 Girls Wildcats also had a good win when they beat Watford Ladies Harts away 5-2 with five different goalscorers. Scoring all these goals were Sophie Owen, Elsa McGaughey, Imogen Siery, Reese Anscomb and one from player of the match Sophie Bromwich.

There were two goals apiece from Lauren Vinney and Roisin Cullen for the STACY 11 Girls Central in their away match in the Purple division against Hitchin Belles whilst player of the match was awarded to Mia Di Trolio.

Playing Harpenden Colts Girls Tornadoes away were the STACY 11 Girls Wildcats and in a high scoring match saw Emily Gray score two goals whilst both Abigail Ward and Gabriella Joyce hit one apiece. Also scoring was the player of the match Chloe Nuttall who hit two goals and she as more tricks then Messi as she proved with her goals plus, she did some great passing during the whole of the match.

The STACY 10 Girls Central were away at Meninas Rio Girls and a goal came soon after a great turn strike from Jasmine Mercer which found the bottom corner.  After some excellent work going forward again saw the 10 Girls Central score another goal through Demi Hall whilst Alice Taylor nearly crowned her debut with a well struck shot that struck the far post. Outstanding work and effort from player of the match Sophea Bridge led the way in an excellent team performance.

Away to Harvesters Girls saw the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats turn in a battling display in a real end to end match with the player of the match Evie Dullaghan-Stone scoring a brilliant three goals. The other goalscorers for the exciting Wildcats were Lizzie Baylis and the team's captain Emily Dormer.

The STACY 9 Girls Romans also took part in an end to end match when they played Chorleywood Common Snow Leopards away and scoring goals for the Romans were Annabel Latham, Lucy Leonard, two from Izzy Marriott and a fifth goal for the team which saw player of the match Eva Barenthein tuck away from close range.

Playing Meninas Curitiba Girls at home were the STACY 9 Girls Central and they had four goals from the player of the match Nell McKinstry whilst Poppy Miller and Daisy Oaten both scored two goals each. There were also further goals from Sophie Neil and Grace Smith to wrap up the scoring.

Leading scorer of the day was Naseem Kelifa-Young who hit seven wonderful goals for the STACY 8 Girls Romans in their match with Meninas Girls whilst popping up with one goal each were Amelia Ramirez, Amelia Foils and Bonnie Maclean to complete the scoring for the Romans. 

The STACY 8 Girls Central had a away game with Berkhamsted Raiders Solar and during the match saw Lola Mackintosh score four well taken goals whilst Isabella Habbouci and Jessica Kutcher scored one goal apiece.




The 18 West were at home to Bushey & Oxhey Dragons and alas it was the Dragons who breathed fire as the visitors went onto win 4-2 with both Adam Johnson and Gideon Rowland scoring the goals for the West. 

In the Challenge Cup Preliminary Round saw the 18 Orient crash out 5-1 as they played away to Croxley Green White with Daniel Breeze scoring the consolation goal for the young Saints whilst Samuel Beasley was named man of the match.

Also, in the Preliminary Round of the Challenge Cup were the 18 East and they were play against opponents from a higher division Harpenden Colts Hawks with the East being the team soaring to new heights as they went on to win 6-3, well done says Tezza. The goalscorers for the Saints were Alex Kouda with 3 well taken goals whilst Jari Quesada Thorn hit a dynamic brace and a fine goal from Anton Sahota wrapped up the scoring.

The 16 Boreal had a good 4-0 win away in division of the WHYL against Sun Sports Yellow with goals from Jake Clarke, Tom Durrant, Harry Sweetman plus one from the man of the match Jack O'Rahilly.

Playing Sun Sports Blue were the 16 South and following a tight match eventually saw the South lose 2-1 to a very late goal with Sam Hicks being the scorer of the South's goal.

In the County Cup saw the 15 East lose 6-0 to Hemel Athletic Blue and the score could have been more if it were not for the man of the match goalkeeper Jack Longbottom who produced quite a few of great saves throughout the match.

At home to Croxley Green Youth also in the 1st round of the County Cup were the 14 West and they were in total command straight from the kick-off and they finished the match with players playing of position as the West went onto win 11-0. The list of goalscorers is as follows Charlie Clark 3, Theo Robertson 2, Freddie Penford 2, Bem Mitchell, Dylan Doyle plus a penalty from Naguib Mazari. The man of the match went to left back Samuel Morris who was great in defence and a threat going forward.

The 13 South were playing last double champions Bedmond Red at home in division one of WHYL and at half time they are leading 2-1 with a 30-yard screamer through Ryan Kennedy and a neat finish from Ethan Howard. In the second half they gradually succumbed to the physical pressure of the opposition and lost 4-2 with Eylan Bakour for the Saints picking up the man of the match for his creative passing.

Playing Croxley Green Red away saw the 13 Arrows strikes on goal find their target as they went onto win 3-0 with goals from Luke Collins, Liam Powell and one from man of the match Alfie Wollington.

Both the 13 West and the 13 Dragons lost 3-0 respectively to Croxley Green White and Abbotts Youth Blue with Dylan Norman being named man of the match for the Dragons in their game Abbots Youth Blue.

The 12 Gladiators forgot to raise their shields as they lost at home to Hemel Aces Stingers who certainly had the sting in there play as the visitors went on to win 9-0 with Ethan Evans being named man of the match for the Gladiators as he fought a strong rear guard action.

It was the clash between the 12 Romans and the 12 Centurions, and it was the 12 Romans who formed a solid wall as they beat the Centurions 6-0. The scorers for the Romans were Charlie Yeo, Eddie Diprose, Max El Helou, M. Ali and L. Glennon with two. Sorry do not have the full names for two of the players.

The 12 Orient were really in top form as they went onto beat Hemel Youth Blue 10-0 with Oscar Pawley leading the way with a fantastic hat-trick whilst Morgan Francis and Josh Kane both scored two goals each. The other goals for the 12 Orient were scored by Michael Wadsworth, Alfie Long and Adam Lorman.

Away to FC Hemel saw the 12 West lose 7-2 with Alex Evershed and Matthew Ridgeway getting the Saints goals whilst Jayden Hood picked up the man of the match title for the West.

Meanwhile the 12 South lost 9-1 away to Chipperfield Corinthians with Ciaran Ryan scoring the only goal late on for the 12 South.

The 14 Victoria were away to Harvesters in the 1st round of the County Cup and the fixture was not only a local derby but also who gets the school bragging rights as these were offer for the winners. Victoria took the lead when Archie Hobbs scored with an audacious effort after clipping the ball inside the Harvesters left back. Ashton Latter was having a great game and he went close with a left foot shot after Alex Strazza had put him through on goal. Victoria went 1-0 up at half time with the defence all working hard and looking good on the ball and the saints had a good chance to go 2-0 up when they won a penalty but the spot kick was saved and Ashton Latter failed to convert the rebound. Harvesters equalised when they were awarded a goal following a long throw-in which appeared to go directly into the goal, but the referee deemed otherwise that it touched someone on the way in. The young Saints quickly hit back when Ashton Latter scored with a header to make it 2-1 and then Zak Davies nearly added a third but his low crept just past the post, but Harvesters struck back to make it 2-2 to take the match to extra time. The score remained the same and so to penalties which saw Harvesters win it, never mind the boys played brilliantly but it just was not their day.



It was a tight game between the 18 Central who were at home to Omonia Youth Whites but Central took a 2-1 lead at half time with two splendid goals from Jack Percy but in the second half saw the Saints runaway with when they scored another four goals to go on and win 6-1. Scoring the other goals were Myles Donkin with two one of which came about after a neat free kick from man of the match Jack Percy and Matty Bleakley added one following a fine pass from Matt Roome whilst the sixth goal was tucked away by Jack Percy to complete his hat-trick. 

Away to Omonia Youth Green were the 18 South and they took part in a very close game but alas the hosts just edged it by winning it 3-2 and scoring the two goals for the South were Louis Baker-Madec and Luca Mann with one apiece whilst Kyle Rogers picked up the man of the match award.

In round one of the League Cup saw the 13 Orient play Whetstone Pumas at home saw Luca Lepley score a great hat-trick with one of them being a bullet header following a corner kick from Tomer Cohen. Scoring one goal each with a couple of cool finishes each were Oscar Noble and Ollie Jay for the Orient to go on and win 5-1 whilst the man of the match went to Frankie Linsell who was outstanding at the back.

Playing Hinton & Finchley Revolutions Stars at home in the 1st round of the Junior League Cup were the 12 Spartans and after a very close game saw the Spartans win 2-1 with goals from Zevik Cowell and Dewayne Mitchell.

Also in the Junior League Cup were the 12 Victoria and after a tight match saw the Vics twice  come back from behind to take the match to extra  but they eventually lost 3-2 to Maccabi London Lions Brady Gold there is enough there for 2 teams). Scoring for the young Saints were Aiden Keigher and George Betteley who was also voted man of the match following a good game in midfield.



James Griffiths tucked away four goals for the 8 East in their White division game against Bury Rangers whilst Alex Martin got two and Sebastian Drummond and Daniel Jayawardena both scored one apiece to wrap up the goals for the East.

Playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Cougars at home were the 8 South and scoring some goals for the South were Finley Cullen, Nathan Wickes plus one own goal and the Saints defence were in tip top form.

The 8 Romans showed great attitude during the match and scored a couple of goals against Bury Rangers Blacks through George Cullum and Dylan Jones.

The 8 West were at home to Bengeo Tigers Bengals and hitting a hat-trick for the West was Seth Keaveny whilst Orla Henry, Alex Faldo and Leo Robinson all scored one apiece. 

Playing Watton Youth Dragons at home in the Green division of the HBDL were the 9 Lions and scoring with a well taken goal was Tristan Francis and he was supported by a cool finish from Tristan Mistry. Having a good game was Joshua Reynolds in between the sticks whilst the player of the match went to Joshua Jury who was very creative in the midfield.

The 10 North were at home to Codicote Dragons and scoring a hat-trick for the North was the dynamic Junior Mitchell whilst Alfie Sangster netted a fine solo goal. The man of the match went to Orazio Finco who gave a battling display in midfield. The North played some lovely quick passing with tempo in this strong team display.

Also scoring a hat-trick was Fin Henry for the 10 South in their match with Bury Rangers in a White division match whilst Finley Seabrook scored a fine brace and the South's final goal was scored by Sofiane Benadoud in this superb team all round display.

The 10 Orient played very well against Knebworth Jaguars Silver and scoring a excellent goal for the young Saints was Harry Taylor.

Following a fine cross from Harry Heron saw Leo Hooper-Walter score a goal for the 11 East as they played away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers in the Green division of HBDL and Tom Luckhurst added another on the break. Keeper Gabriel Oduniami made a few good saves whilst Ethan Robertson was the star player who gave a sound performance throughout the match.

Well the next game was the 11 Orient playing the 11 North saw Tom Banks score a goal for the Orient whilst Harry Reynolds hit a fine hat-trick for the 11 North with Olic Fan giving another great man of the match performance for the North.