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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 17th & 24th October 2020
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The STACY Girls Under 18's were at home to Watford Ladies Hornets in division one of the HGPFL and they finally won 5-3 following an awfully close game with five different goalscorers. Scoring the goals were Dani Monasterio, Mia Pinkham, Maz Horne-Batet, Sam Farrer and Harriett Lethbridge whilst tough tackling midfielder Laura Gifford was named player of the match.
Away to Bedwell Rangers Reds were the STACY Girls under 16's North and with Kiera Ward scoring a fantastic hat-trick this set the Girls on their way to a super 8-0 victory. Scoring the other goals were Dina Said, Grace Patrick, Andrea Leonidas, Esme Hume plus a sizzler from player of the match Lillie Hopwood.
The Girls then next played Potters Bar Crusaders at home the following week but this time it was the visitors who had their shooting boots on as they went on to record a 7-3 victory. Scoring all three goals for the Lady Saints was Kiera Ward with her third one being curled into the back of the net direct from a corner kick. The player of the match went to Hope Hume who worked hard throughout the match to keep the scoreline down.
The STACY Girls Under 15's North suffered two defeats with them losing the first match 6-1 away to Hitchin Belles Blue with Thisbe Danford scoring the North's consolation goal. The player of the match was awarded to Abbie Bierman who kept the midfield buzzing.
In the STACY 15's Girls North next game saw them lose 5-0 at home to Potters Bar Crusaders with the all-round team player Elsa Leech picking up the player of the match award.
The STACY Girls Under 15's South were away at Berkhamsted Raiders Blue and they returned with all three points with a sound 4-0 victory with goals from Maisie Humphreys, Mia Simmonds, Grace McMurray, and Isabel Corrigan. It was such a good performance from everyone that it was decided to award the player of match to the Whole Team.
Away at Oaklands Wolves Under 14's saw the STACY Girls Under 14's South lose 4-0 with the Wolves in fine form with two cracking goals from India Thomas into the top corner plus one from Hannah Pope and a half volley from Emilie Hicks to wrap up the scoring. The young lady Saints kept battling throughout and it was only for the Wolves keeper pulling off quite a few good saves to stop the STACY girls from getting back into the match. The player of the match for the South went to defender Roslin McGregor who worked hard at the back.
The Under 14's South then played Watford Ladies Hornets and lost 5-1 with player of the match Marelie Raath scoring the Saints only goal of the match.
The STACY Girls Under 13's Wildcats played London Lions and they won 4-1 with goals from Poppy Leung-Williams with a fine brace whilst player of the match Elsa McGaughey and Maddie Cooper both scored one apiece.
In their next game saw the Wildcats play a friendly against Welwyn Pegasus and the player of the match in that game went to Maddie Cooper who had a fine game upfront.
Away to Hitchin Belles Blues saw the STACY Girls Under 13's North lose 3-1 with Michelle Lam scoring the North's goal.
The Under 13's Girls North then reversed the scoreline the following week when they won 3-1 at home to Garston Girls Pumas which was their first win of the season. Scoring the goals for the North were Michelle Lam with an excellent two goals of which the second came five minutes from time to seal the win whilst the other scorer was Emily Edgecombe.
The STACY Girls Under 12's Wildcats were away in division four of the HGPFL to Broxbourne United Poppies and following a tight game saw the Wildcats win 2-1 with two brilliant goals from Chloe Nuttall which included a free kick that flew into the top corner like a rocket(well it is near bonfire night). The player of the match went to defender Ruby Paine whilst Hannah Larkins worked hard in the midfield. All the Wildcats put in a rock-solid team performance; the Wildcats were back with a bite.
Playing Hemel Hempstead Reds away saw them lose 4-0 with Laura Graham picking up the player of the match title following a solid display in midfield.
Away to Harpenden Colts Jets Girls saw the STACY Girls Under 12's North and it was the North who rode away with a 6-0 victory after they had led 3-0 at the break. The goalscorers for the North Girls were Sophie McMahon with two, one in each half and then Shea Fagan, Verity Lobina, Jacey Dyett and Ava Cowie rounded the scorers. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Sophie McMahon and Aimee Smith.
The STACY Girls 12's North then had another good win with a 4-1 over Hitchin Belles Blues with Ava Cowie getting the ball rolling along with a delightful lob over the keeper from the edge of the box. Jacey Dyett scored the second after a surging run down the wing which finished off with a powerful strike into the bottom corner. Sophie McMahon and Verity Lobina finished off the scoring with a goal apiece which saw them score on successive matches and Verity Lobina was a brilliant solo run from the halfway line which she finished off with a cracking strike into the top left hand corner.
The STACY Girls Under 12's Central had two defeats against Bedwell Rangers Dragons and Watford Ladies Hornets, respectively. no other information received.
The STACY Girls Under 11's Wildcats turned in their best team performance against Harvesters Girls with goals from Sophie Cowan and Emily Dormer. There was a joint player of the match and it went to strong defender Eloise Ridge and fierce attacking midfielder Sophie Cowan.
Playing Chorleywood in a friendly saw the STACY Girls Under 11's Central score a great goal when Jasmine Mercer with her quick feet made lots of space for herself whereupon she finished in style with an excellent shot into the bottom right corner.
The 11's Girls Central then had a game against Meninas Rio and Jasmine Mercer was once again on target with a fine goal whilst player of the match Sacha Davies also hit the back of the net with a good strike as well.
Three goals from player of the match Izzy Marriott and one each from Annabel Latham and Liriel Macey were the scorers for the STACY Girls Under 10's Romans in their Pink division match against fellow club mates STACY Girls Under 10's Romans who saw Nell McKinstry score their goal for them.
The 10's Girls Romans next had a friendly against Ware Girls and scoring goals for the Romans were Lucy Carter 2 and one from Orla Henry.
The STACY Girls Under 10's Central had a league game against Meninas Salvador and scoring goals for Central were Nell McKinstry with two whilst Daisy Oaten got one.
There was another inter club match and that saw the STACY Girls Under 9 Romans play STACY Girls Under 9's Wildcats and it was quite entertaining game and scoring for the Romans was Ellie Roberts with 6, Amelia Ramirez Baez 2, Amelia Follis and Nadeem Kelifa Young whilst the player of the match for went to Grace Fergie for her superb passing. The goals for the Wildcats came from the dynamic Edie Launchery who twice found the back of the net with some good finishing whilst Eve Godbehere was named player of the match for the Wildcats. The Wildcats are newly formed this season and they will be a formidable team in the future.
In the Purple division of the HGPFL saw the STACY Girls Under 9's Central play Wheathampstead Wanderers Orcas away and it was a thrilling match with goals galore for both teams and scoring them for Central was Jessica Kutcher with a hat-trick whilst Lola MacIntosh scored a brace and then Jasmine Noorian got one. There was a joint player of the match and it was awarded to Evie Rosenheim for amazing defensive play and goalkeeper Bella Batcheler for her fine saves.
The STACY Girls Under 8's North played Goff’s Oak away and getting on the scoresheet for the North Girls were Olivia Carr with two whilst both Jessica Edwards and Jessica Barrett scored one apiece.
The Under 8's North next match was a friendly against Garston Under 8's Girls and scoring four goals was Jessica Barrett in this game whilst both Kiki Kosh and Jessica Edwards scored a hat-trick each. Other scorers for the North Girls were Hannah Smith and Martha Mellors.
The STACY Girls Under 8's South played Garston and player of the match Grace Taylor hit a fine goal for the young Saints.
The Under 8's South Girls then played Harpenden Girls in a friendly and getting the goals for the South were Maddie Latham 2, one in each half with Phoebe Allen, Josie Henriksen and Rosie Harris combining to set up her second goal. Josie Henriksen then scored a goal as she skipped through tackles and rifled a shot into the bottom corner and then Grace Taylor's hard graft and excellence was rewarded with a late brace to round-up the scoring. A special mention must go to Sophia Ashcroft who was making her debut and she showed promising flourishes that bode well for the future.