City Youth Match Reports 29th September 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports 29th September 2019



Away to Bishop's Stortford FC Girls saw the STACY 18 Girls take an early lead when Emily Sibley opened the scoring with a calm finish, but Stortford hit back with two goals before half time to in at the break with a 2-1 lead. The home side then went 3-1 after a few minutes of the second half and then Melissa Trulock with a tap in made it 3-2 so game on. Later on, in the match Bishop's Stortford scored another four goals to go and win 7-2. The player of the match for the STACY Girls was goalkeeper Hannah Martin who produced some great saves during the whole of the match to keep the hosts from scoring more goals.

The STACY 17 Girls were at home to Leyton Orient Women and after a tight game the scoreline became 3-0 to the visitors whilst right back Katie Weaver was named as player of the match for the 17 Girls.

At home to Bedwell Rangers Comets saw the STACY 14 Girls South go in at the break drawing 1-1 and although it was a very close game throughout Bedwell Rangers Comets popped up with a last minute winning goal to win the match 3-2 despite the STACY Girls having plenty of chances to win the match. Scoring for the Saints were Grace McMurray and Maisie Humphreys whilst the player of the match went to Ava Rose.

Blaze Wilding popped up with the only goal of the match to give the STACY 14 Girls North a 1-0 away win at Berkhamsted Raiders Blue whilst Rosie Vaas was named as player of the match for the North Girls.

The STACY 13 Girls South were away to Broxbourne Utd Girls Purple and they just nicked it by winning the game 2-1 with goals from Stella Ekblad-Piscetelli and player of the match Marelie Raath.

In the preliminary round of the cup saw the STACY 12 Girls North play away at Welwyn Pegasus Girls and the score remained at 0-0 at full time and after extra time and so the match went to penalties which the 12 Girls North won 4-2. Scoring from the spot were Scarlett Robb, Esme Dickson, Michelle Lam and one from player of the match Emily Edgecombe.

The STACY 12 Girls Wildcats really went wild as they ripped in seven goals to win the match 7-1 at home to Hitchin Belles Red with 3 players scoring two goals apiece and they were Reese Anscomb, Elsa McGaughey and player of the match Daisy Harris whilst Ellie Ratcliffe scored the seventh and final goal.

Playing Denham Ladies at home were the STACY 11 Girls Central and scoring a hat-trick was player of the match Holly Green whilst Alicia Gibson also scored three goals as well. Other goalscorers for Central were Lauren Viney with two and Lucy Hosty with one.

At home to Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Rock saw the STACY 11 Girls Wildcats take part in a high scoring game with Emily Gray who gave a non-stop performance winning the player of the match and she scored five goals as well. Also hitting 5 goals was Chloe Nuttall whilst Imogen Miller scored a brace with Zoe Eyles, Ruby Paine, Zara Stanley and Ottilie Haylett all finding the back of the once.

Away to Ruislip Rangers Clarets were the STACY 10 Girls Central and the match was played in a high tempo pace with the young Saints hitting the woodwork a few times and they were finally rewarded when Matilda Flynn scored with a long rang effort. The player of the match went to Charlotte Luckhurst who performed heroics in the Central's goal and when she came out to play in the defence in second half, she also gave a very solid performance.

Playing Hitchin Belles Girls at home were the STACY 10 Girls Wildcats and they turned a strong display and scored a few goals with Lizzie Baylis scoring twice whilst Emily Dormer also scored 2 as well. Evie Dullaghan-Stone also scored a goal for the Wildcats with Elena Behan picking up the player of the match with solid and composed performance.

The STACY 9 Romans Girls played in HGPL Pink fixture at home against Meninas Girls and scoring three goals for the Romans was Lucy Leonard with good support from Lucy Carter whilst Izzy Marriott also got on the scoresheet. The player of the match was awarded to Lucy Leonard.

There were plenty of goals in the away match between the STACY 9 Girls Central against Southgate Adelaide with Nell McKinstry leading the way with five goals whilst Daisy Oaten scored a brace. Other scorers for the 9 Girls Central in this Lilac fixture were Grace Smith, Amber Fells and one from player of the match Georgia Fells.

Nadeen Kelifa-Young hit 5 tremendous goals for the STACY 8 Girls Romans in their away match in a Pink match against Chorleywood 8 Girls whilst both Evie Bournot and Bonnie Maclean scored one apiece to round-up the Romans scoring.

Also hitting 5 goals for the Saints was Jessica Kutcher for the STACY 8 Girls Central in their match against Hitchin Belles also in a Pink match. Other scorers for the 8 Girls Central were Isabella Bachelor and Lola Mackintosh both with 2 apiece whilst Evie Rosenheim was named player of the match. 





We kick start off with the 18 Orient who played at home to Park Street Village Blue and in the end,  they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the visitors scoring a late equalizer. Scoring the goal for the Orient was Ollie Gilmour.

Away to Chorleywood Common Thunder were the 18 east and they struck like lightning when they put 7 goals past the hosts with just one in reply to win 7-1. Scoring 4 of the goals was Gowt Selvarajah whilst there were singles from Josh Killick, Anton Sahota plus one from man of the match Brad 'Lothar Matthaus' Sanders.

The 16 South were slow out of the blocks in their away match with Harpenden Colts Falcons and soon found themselves 1-0 down but they quickly hit back when Liam Nolte Nel dispossessed a defender and slotted the ball home to make it 1-1 at half time. Early in the second period a defensive slip saw the Falcons go 2-1 up but wing back Samuel Baker-Madec struck later on to score a second equalizer and now it was 2-2. Although the South had chances, they failed to put the ball into the back of the net and they were made to pay when they gave away a soft penalty and it was tucked away despite keeper Dan Capoci getting a touch. the 16 South fought back and made the final score 3-3 when Ollie Giles tucked the ball away inside the box following a corner kick. The man of the match went to right wing back Ryan Solly who turned in a great performance.

In the first round of the WHYL Challenge Cup saw the 15 West play EB Lions away and after a tight first half the young Saints eventually lost 5-2. Scoring for the West was Louis Gardner and J. Henry-Yeo whilst midfielder Shay Murphy was named man of the match.

The 14 Victoria went down 3-0 at home Sun Sports Blue in division 1 of the WHYL with the defensive midfielder Victor Nicolas being named as man of the match.

In the WHYL Senior Cup were the 14 West and they lost 3-0 as well to Harpenden Colts Hurricanes away after they conceded two penalties which were tucked away whilst the third goal came in open play. The first half was evenly matched but conceding these spot kicks set the hosts on the way to a easy win. The man of the match went to Lenny Brandon who worked hard in the back line.

The 14 Central played at home against Berkhamsted Raiders Purple and they had a 5-2 victory with Oliver Taylor scoring two goals whilst Neo Haydon, Radel Hickson and Aaron Lota all scored one goal each. The man of the match went Torin Silcox. 

In the County Cup saw the 13 South keep the Hemel Aces Lions well caged as the young Saints stormed to a 9-0 win with man of the match Josh Smith scoring four of the goals. The other goals came from Freddie Yeo 2, Owen Weaver, Max Butterworth and Daniele Di Stadio

For the 13 Arrows it was a different story as Everett Rovers hit six goals to win the match 6-0 whilst the hard-working midfielder Ollie Denyer was named man of the match.

The 13 West turned in a great team performance which were rewarded with eight goals as they beat Sawbridgeworth Panthers 8-1 in the County Cup and leading the goalscorers was Jasper Button with a superb hat-trick. Scoring the other goals were Tommy Morgan 2 Kye Stevens, Josh Ladyman and Luca Turone. The man of the match went to the goalkeeper Joshua 'Woody' Woodley who produced some excellent saves during the match.

In a match between the Dragons and the Leopards it was the 13 Dragons who came out on top against the Harpenden Colts Leopards after the young Saints got back to winning ways after a poor start to the season with a thumping 8-2 win. Man of the match Michael Napier scored a hat-trick whilst new signing Daniel Minihan netted a brace (good shooting). Also getting in amongst the goals was another recent signing Sam Magee with one whilst both Josh Francois and Dylan Norman also scored one goal apiece.

The 12 Gladiators had no joy as Hemel Youth Red beat the young Saints 5-1 at their place with Archie Leggat-Martin scoring the Gladiators only goal whilst man of the match went to F. Coyle with Frankie Coleman in good support.

The 12 Romans were no match for the Harpenden Colts Raiders as they lost heavily to them with L. Yasin scoring the consolation goal for the Romans. 

In the match between the 12 Orient and the 12 South it was the South who came out top by winning by six goals to one. Scoring for the Orient was Morgan Francis 3, Alfie Long 2 and Oscar Bradley whilst Finn Wilson scored for the South.

Alex Evershed scored the 12 West's only as they lost 2-1 away to Herons following a very close and tight match. Picking up the man of the match for the West was Daniel Berman for his versatility and his tireless work during the game.



Despite the 18 Central having just 11 players they took a 2-0 lead at home to Belstone Red in round 1 of the Challenge Cup with goals from Joshua Penning and Jack Percy who were ably assisted by Myles Donkin and Jonathan Hargreaves. Two defensive errors before half time let Belstone in to make it 2-2 and then early in the second half Belstone scored another to take a 3-2 lead. The 18 Central struck back when Matty Bleakley smashed the ball home after he was setup by good pass from Louis Johnston to make it now 3-3 but tired legs gradually set in as Belstone continued to use their subs and they got on top for Central to eventually lose 8-3. The man of the match went to left back Jonathan Hargreaves.

Also, in round 1 of the Challenge Cup were the 18 South and they beat Omonia White at home 3-0 with two great finishes from James Latter plus one goal from Luca De Olivera whilst Adam Robinson picked up the man of the match title.

In the County Cup saw the 13 Orient progress to the next round with a 4-0 victory at FC Comets Hitchin with the man of the match going to Oscar Noble who drove the team on from the midfield for them to give a solid team performance and victory. Scoring the goals was Luca Lepley with 2 whilst both Ed Purple and Lucas Berry scored one apiece.

The 12 Victoria conceded a very late goal to lose 2-1 to HMH 12 Wolves with Olly Garcia scoring the Victoria's goal with Henry Arbuckle being named as man of the match.

Teaching Alpha Academy were the 11 West as they scored two goals through Niall Rodrigues and Lennon McKessick with Glynn Howells going to the top of the class and being named man of the match.

The 10 Centurions played Harvesters Pumas at home in the Gordon Banks division and scoring goals for the for the Centurions were Oliver Lee, Keon Stapleton, Carter Davies and man of the match Bailey Fennel.

Also playing a Harvesters team and this one is called Tigers were the 10 East in the Stanley Matthews league and finding the back of the net for the East were Jamie Oh and man of the match Marcus Wass.




The 9 South played Wheathampstead Wanderers Tigers with Evan Love hitting four goals whilst Toby Sumner scored one and there was some great tackling from Rory Saunders with the man of the match going to Toby Thompson who made some great stops in between the sticks.

Junior Mitchell continues his golden touch in front of goal for the 10 North with another four goals in their match at home to Bedwell Rangers which proved to be a high scoring match. Also getting on the score sheet was man of the match Alfie Sangster who was a major force in midfield and helped to make the team tick.

Following a fantastic team performance saw the 10 South score 5 goals in there match away at Wodson Park and scoring goals for the young Saints were Nathaniel Faldo 2, Julian Jordan 2 and Fin Henry with one.

There was a great display from Zak Stamp in midfield and he also scored one goal for the 10 Orient in their home game with Welwyn Garden City Cyclones whilst Billy Stone also scored a goal as well with Austin Shepherd giving a wonderful performance 

for the whole of the match.

In a match with plenty of goals with play switching from end to end saw Harry Murphy score two goals for the 11 East as they played Wheathampstead Wanderers Sharks at home in the Green division. Also scoring a goal was Leo Hooper-Walter with one whilst the star player was Nikhil Jagota who gave a starring role in a defensive midfield role.

The 11 North played Wheathampstead Wanders Pumas at home and both Eddie Johnson and Nader Kelifa-Young scored a goal apiece with the man of the match going to Josh Hirst and with the team being well led by captain Dylan Eccles.