City Youth Match Reports 27th October 2019

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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports 27th October 2019


In a division one fixture saw the STACY Girls 17's play Watford Ladies Hornets away and after a very tight game saw the young lady saints win 3-2 with goals from Mia Pinkham, Sam Farrer and Sophie Veal whilst Anna Gifford was voted player of the match.

In the county cup saw the STACY Girls 13 South take on Hitchin Belles Blue and after a close game which saw the score remain 1-1 at half time with Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli scoring for the 13 Girls South. In the second period saw the Belles Blue score two more goals to win 3-1 whilst the player of the match was awarded to the hard-working Elisa Hebblewaite.

Away to Garston Ladies Jaguars saw the STACY Girls 12 North win 2-1 despite the Garston Jaguars dominating most of the game but they did not take their chances whilst the North did score through Alessia Cipolla and Scarlett Robb who also missed a penalty. The player of the match went to Alessia Cipolla.

At home to Harvesters Girls in the Purple league were the STACY Girls Central and scoring a cracking goal for the Central was Holly Green whilst Aoife Flanagan was named player of the match.

Playing Harvesters Girls at home in a Lilac fixture were the STACY Girls 11 North and scoring a goal apiece for them were Rachel Kincaid and Shea Fagan. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Shea Fagan and Mikayla Blessing.

The STACY 11 Girls Wildcats certainly lived up to their name as they played away to Stevenage Starlets with Chloe Nuttall scoring three fine goals following a great team performance. Emily Gray also scored a goal with the whole team being voted player of the match.

There is nothing like a few oranges at half time to perk a team up as Olivia Wood marked her 50th appearance for the STACY Girls 10 Central with 5 goals in there away game with Berkhamsted Raiders Mete. Also scoring a goal was Sacha Davies who was excellent in midfield with another trademark curling left foot shot. Also celebrating her 50th club appearances for the team was Charlotte Luckhurst with a solid defensive performance.

Playing London Development Academy away were the STACY Girls 9 Romans which booth Izzy Marriott and Eva Barenthein scoring a hat-trick apiece. Other goalscorers were Lucy Carter with 2 and player of the match Rose Sharman with one.

The STACY Girls 9 Central were at home to Bury Rangers Red in a Lilac game in the HGPL and being top of the pops was Nell McKinstry who scored 8 goals with Daisy Owen scoring a hat-trick whilst both Grace Smith and Georgia Miller scored one each. The player of the match for the Central Girls went to Sophia Neil.




The 8 East were at home to Bengeo Tigers Bengals in a White division fixture of the HBDL and earning the man of the match title was captain Daniel Jayawardena whilst Hassan Nahaboo-Carranza scored two goals and James Griffiths got one.

At home to Ware Youth Clarets were the 8 West and they had a good game against them with goals from Seth Keaveny, Harrison Walker plus an own goal.

Well the next match was played in great spirits as the 9 South played their club mates the 9 Lions and scoring goals in this game were Evan Love with and Joshua Jury with one. the man of the match for the South was Zac Johnson whilst for the Lions saw it go to Edward Beard.

Playing Welwyn Garden Pegasus Sapphires were the 10 North and they scored goals through Junior Mitchell, Alfie Sangster(pen)  plus a spectacular strike from Nathan Payne. The man of the match went to Noah Fox who defended well my making sure he was blocking everything on the line.

Away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas saw Lucas Thomas score two goals for the 10 South whilst Finn Henry netted just once with Oliver Sanders having a outstanding game in the midfield.

In the Green division of the HBDL saw Harry Murphy score a great goal for the 11 East from a very tight angle whilst Leo Hooper-Walter's powerful free kick was denied by a great save from the Watton Youth Dragons keeper to stop the East from scoring another goal. The star player was shared by Seth Coetzee and Harry Murphy who both gave great performances for the East team.

Josh Gibson hit a cracking hat-trick for the 11 Central in there match away at Welwyn Pegasus Azures whilst Harry Watts netted a brace with Hamish Craigmyle scoring once.

Wheathampstead Wanderers Panthers were the opponents for the 11 Romans in a Black division match in the HBDL and it was an exciting game with goals from Ross Hayden, Harry Bishop Camba plus one from Barcelona born new boy Marc Ramon whose goal was struck from the tightest of angles late on. The man of the match went to Elliot Campbell. 




The 18 West lost a close match 5-3 away to Hemel Aces Lions in division 2 of the WHYL  with Adam Johnson, Gideon Rowland and Alex Sharkey all scoring just one goal each.

The 18 Orient also took part in a in a tight match when they played Harpenden Colts Magpies away but by the final whistle the Magpies had won 3-2. Scoring for Orient were Samuel Beasley and A. Bigg whilst Kit Rainford was named man of the match.

In a real end to end match saw plenty of goals from both sides as finally the 18 East lost 5-4 away to Cassiobury Rangers Blues and scoring some goals for the East were J. Quesada Thorn 2, Conor Robinson and Sam Doidge. 

The 16 South lost 1-0 to Abbots Youth Yellow in division 2 of WHYL with the hard working James Justice earning the man of the match title.

The 15 East certainly kept the Wheathampsted Wanderers Pumas caged as the East romped to a 7-0 win with goals from Samuel Boca-Mapp 2, Jonathan Nash, George Wilson, Nick Berman plus 2 from man of the match Harry Thomas.

Two goals from Finn Geoghegan were not enough from the 15 West as they lost 9-2 to Bushey Oxhey Cougars whilst Flynn Sweeney picked up the match award.

Well it was the 14 Victoria who took the plaudits as they played there fellow club mates the 14 West with a 7-1 victory. Scoring the goals for Victoria were Joe Caffery 2, Ashton Latter 2, Archie Hobbs, Ollie Mullen and Freddie Roe with Zak Davies being named there man of the match  For the West saw Freddie Penford score their goal whilst there man of the match was awarded to Cody Smith.

The 14 Boreal lost heavily away in the challenge cup to Hemel Youth White with Alfie Smart being named as man of the match.

A fine strike from Freddie Yeo gave the 13 South the lead away Everett Rovers Yellow but in the end the South had to settle for a disappointing defeat when they eventually lost 5-1. The man of the match went to goalkeeper Jake Lee who kept the scoreline down with some fine saves.

The 13 Central scored three goals in there match with Croxley Green White but it proved not to be enough as they went down 6-3 and scoring for the Central were Roarke Silcox 2 and Dean Bladon with one whilst Elinge Mosima was named man of the match.

The 13 West continue there good form with a 2-0 away win at Evergreen Youth Eagles with Charlie Rose and Kye Stevens scoring the goals with Rory Graham picked up the man of the match title.

The 13 Dragons could not breathe any fire as they lost 6-0 at home to FC Hemel with the versatile Mattie Verdier earning the man of the match plaudits. 

The 12 Romans put up a strong defensive shield wall as they went onto beat Hemel Youth Green away 8-2 with Harrison Smith leading the way with a excellent hat-trick. The other goalscorers were Simon Bobrowski 2  Luke Glennon 2 and Charlie Yeo with Eddie Diprose being named man of the match.

Away to Aston Clinton Colts saw the 12 Orient win 5-0 with Mattie Watkins scoring a brilliant three goals whilst Alfie Long and Josh Small both scored one apiece.

The 12 South won 6-1 in the challenge cup away to Tornado JSC Red.



 Having just about managing to field a team of 11 players saw the 18 Central take a early lead in there away match with Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars when Josh Penning converted a Matt Roome cross in a White division match in the WFL but they could not keep going as their hosts had a few subs which saw the Central gradually tire during the end of the match to eventually lose 3-1. The man of the match for the Central team was awarded to Robbie Ferguson who was outstanding in the centre of the defence.

The 16 East had there first league win of the season when they defeated Boreham Wood 2000 at home 3-2 with goals from Brandon Trainis, Jack Jacobs and Tom Merritt. Goalkeeper Alex Raudnitz made sure the East had all three points with a fantastic penalty save in the second half.

The 13 Spartans were in a real marching mood as Finchley Academy felt the full force of their attack as the Spartans went onto win 15-0 with Dewayne Mtchell scoring six of the goals. Scoring the remainder of the goals were Zevik Cowell with a hat-trick, Isam Jamil 2, Felix Mensah 2, Cristian Harvey and Eduardo De Costa.

The 12 Victoria could only field 8 players due to half term in there away game at Whetstone Wanderers Tigers and they held out till the last fifteen minutes with the home side using their subs so the fresh legs made all the difference as the Tigers went on to win 8-2. Scoring for 12 Victoria were Aidan Keigher and Stanley Seeby on his debut whilst Luca Ward was named man of the match.

The 10 Centurions played Omonia Green away and scoring some goals for them were Noah and Ollie Lee with 2 apiece whilst  Keon Stapleton and Luke got one each. The man of the match went to Nathan Payne. 

At home to Croxley Green Emeralds were the 10 East and scoring a fine goal was Carwyn whilst Alex McAndrew was named man of the match.



St Albans Under 18 EJA 5 - 3 Cockfosters 

U18s were at home in league today and in spite of all the rain Clarence Park pitch was in good condition and looking for a positive display not having played for three weeks.

Saints started brightly moving ball well and looking dangerous however it was Cockfosters who took the lead following a fluid move and cut back. Saints responded well with Owen and Orde producing two top class saves by Cockfosters keeper. Saints levelled through Owen with a finish into the bottom corner through a group of players. Orde was unlucky seeing a shot from outside the box hitting the upright. Lankshear doing the same this time the bar saving Cockfosters.

Cockfosters still looked dangerous and went ahead through their impressive no 10 who started the move in midfield made a late run into the box.

Saints again pressed and got a deserved equaliser with ball breaking loose in the box from a corner and Carmichaels low shot finding the bottom corner 2-2 at Half Time.

The impressive game continued where it left off Cockfosters keeping the ball well. However with Saints coming down the hill they began to dominate and took the lead with Orde finding Owen in the box his touch was heavy but he managed to square to Lawrence who made no mistake from 5 yds. Cockfosters equalised again following a cross that wasn’t cleared and finished smartly.

It wasn’t long before Saints restored their lead with another slick move through the midfield Orde breaking free in the box to set up Wilkins who finished well. Saints then extended their lead another excellent move through the midfield with Ralfe finding Lawrence on the edge of the box who slotted through Lankshear who hit a low shot through the keeper. Saints saw the game out with 10 men following a sin bin taking a deserved win and maintaining their unbeaten run in the league.

MOM went to Saints left back Moray Hinkson.