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St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 18th April 2021
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The STACY Girls Under 18's in their Group A match were at home to Garston Ladies Junior Lionesses and following a tight saw the 18's Girls just come out on top with a 3-2 victory with goals from Emma Judd, Katie Weaver and Dani Monasterio with Sophie Veal picking up the player of the match title.
Playing Sarratt Rebels Tigers at home in a Group C match were the STACY Girls Under 16's North and both teams picked up a point with a 3-3 draw. Scoring goals for the North were Keira Ward with a fine brace whilst Andrea Leonidas picked up one and the player of the match went to hard working midfielder Phoebe Whitehouse.
Scoring a goal apiece in the first half for the STACY Girls Under 15's South were Maisie Humphreys, Mia Simmonds and Ellie Langton which saw them take a 3-1 lead at the break away to Ruislip Rangers in a Group C game and although Ruislip scored two more goals in the second so did the Lady Saints to win the match 5-3. Scoring more goals for the South Girls was Maisie Humphreys with another two to complete an excellent hat-trick.
The STACY Girls Under 15's North also had a great win when they beat Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Blue Girls 3-0 at home in a Group F match. Scoring the goals in the game were Thisbe Danford, Hannah Hassan, and Jasmin Fells whilst Viki Bogdanova was voted player of the match.
The STACY Girls Under 14's South were 3-0 down against Chorleywood Common Panthers but hit back with three goals to draw the match 3-3. NO OTHER INFO FORTHCOMING, Come on Girls.
At home in a Group A fixture were the STACY Girls Under 13's North and they were in top form against Kings Langley Youth Reds Girls, and they finally finished off their chances they created to win 6-0 and it come have been more if it were not for the Kings Langley keeper who played brilliantly to keep the score down. Scoring the goals for the North Girls were Scarlett Robb 2, Michelle Lam 2, Esme Dickinson, and Rebecca Smith.
The STACY Girls Under 12's Central lost 2-1 away to Oaklands Wolves in a Group C match with Emily Ball scoring the goal for the Saints.
In a Group D match saw the STACY Girls Under 12's Wildcats play away to a strong Goff’s Oak Girls team and the scoreline at half time was 0-0 with the hosts only having one shot at the Wildcats goal whilst the Oaks goalkeeper kept them in the game with some fine saves. In the second half it was a different story as the hosts scored three quick goals to take control of the match and to eventually run out 6-0 winners, so you see it was certainly a game of two halves. There was a joint player of the match and that went to Zara Millar and Zara Stanley who both had good games at the back.
The top two teams of Group G met at sunny Greenwood Park and it was a closely fought match between the STACY Girls Under 12's North and Harpenden Colts Girls Jets. Strong possession in the first half gave the North numerous chances including one by Rachel Kincaid from the edge of the box that struck the foot of the post following a Verity Lobina cross. Also, Shea Fagan and Jacey Dyett both went close, but it was the visitors who snatched victory with just one goal in the second half to record a 1-0 victory. The player of the match went to Sophie McMahon who gave a stunning performance in goal in the first half and played well in midfield in the second period.
The STACY Girls Under 11's Central were away to Evergreen Youth Girls Falcons in the Pink division and scoring a goal each for the Central Girls were Alexa Johnson, Sacha Davies, and Sophea Bridge.
At home to Harvesters Girls in the Purple division were the STACY Girls Under 11's Wildcats and they certainly went wild with Evie Dullaghan-Stone scoring four (4) goals. Other goals for the Wildcats came from Emily Dormer 2, Lizzie Baylis, Sophie Cowan, and Siena Sahota. The player of the match went to the energetic Aniya Merrison.
The STACY Girls Under 10's Romans away in a Pink division fixture fought out a hard goalless draw at Berkhamsted Raiders Girls Galactic’s against a strong Berko team and despite a lack of goals it was still a veritable 0-0 thriller. The Romans Girls gave everything with some strong running with some selfless wing play from Rosie Sharman and Gabby D ‘Avella whilst there was some good defensive play from Orla Henry plus excellent midfield work from Izzy Marriott. The timely tackles and composure on the ball and textbook play in the "Libero" role earned Lirel Macey the player of the match title, well done Lirel. Lucy Leonard also made some good runs as well during the game.
Also in a Pink division fixture were the STACY Girls Under 10's Central and they were at home to Meninas FC Salvador Girls and captain and player of the match Nell McKinstry scored a brilliant goal for the Central Girls. Daisy Oaten and Grace Smith combined well in defence whilst Lilia Clarke and Elizabeth Ramage were excellent up front creating great opportunities during the game.
In a very high scoring match saw both teams score plenty of goals as the STACY Girls Under 9's Romans played away to Meninas FC Recife Girls in the Pink division of the HGPFL with the Romans playing well with some excellent passing throughout the game. Scoring the goals for the Romans was player of the match Olivia Williams with two, Ellie Roberts also with two whilst Nadeen Kelifa-Young popped up with one.
The STACY Girls Under 9's Central were at home to Berkhamsted Raiders Solar Girls in a Purple division fixture and scoring goals for the Central team were Evie Rosenheim, Lola Mackintosh plus one direct from a corner kick from Jessica Kutcher. There was a joint player of the match and it went to Lola Mackintosh and Bella Batchelor who had a good game in goal.
The STACY Girls Under 8's North were away to Bury Rangers Youth Girls in a Pink division match and hitting six goals was Jessica Edwards (no relation) with Anna Dibbs and Oliva Carr both getting two apiece. Other goal scorers were Courtney Lingerfelder with one and this was followed by both Lola Coote and Sophie Neville grabbing their first goals for the club, well done Lola and Sophie.
Away to Goff’s Oak Wildcats were the STACY Girls Under 8's Orient in the Purple division and scoring goals for the 8's Orient were Rosie Harris 3, Phoebe Allen 3, Maddie Latham 2, Mia Dishharody 2, Josie Henriksen and Sophie Ashcroft.
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The Under 18's Central were at home to the Under 18's South in a Red division match and for a while it looked like Central were going to pick up their first win and points of the season when they led 1-0 with a goal from Callum Cornish with ten minutes to go but once again their luck ran out when no fit subs and tired legs saw South score an equaliser through Gideon Urhoma who then minutes later scored another to win the match 2-1 for South. Still was a great performance from the 18 Central and their man of the match went to the hard-working Jonathan Hargreaves whilst for the South it was midfielder Luke Mann who picked up the title.
The Under 17's East lost 1-0 at home AFC Southgate this weekend but the previous week they earnt a 2-2 draw in a Blue division match against Northwood Red with goals from Tom Merritt and Rory Yates.
On a very hard and bobbly pitch saw the Under 14's Orient fought out a 0-0 draw at home Alexandra Park South and despite dominating possession throughout the match Orient could not just score that vital goal as the visitor’s defence held firm. The man of the match for the Under 14's Orient was captain fantastic Bertie Postema.
After a quick chasing phone call, I managed to get the match details of the Under 14 Spartans as they drew 3-3 in the Blue division at home to West Herts Youth Stags with Dwayne Mitchell once again got in amongst the goals with a excellent brace whilst Zevik Cowell popped up with the third goal for the Spartans. There was a joint man of the match and they were goalkeeper Ollie Wrighton and defender Rayan Jamil.
The Under 13's Victoria played a double header in the Green division against Boreham Wood Youth Knights and in the first match saw the young Saints win 6-0 whilst in the second match they also won this time by the scoreline 4-0. Scoring all these goals was Aidan Keigher 4, Aryan Bhagwati 3, Aaron Holsborough 2 and Toby Read. The man of the match in the first game was midfielder Stan Seeby whilst for the second match it was awarded to the hard-working Toby Read.
In a Red division fixture saw the Under 12's West play London Colney Colts Blue and following a very close match saw the Blueboys just edge it by winning the match 3-2. Scoring the two goals for the West were Eddie Cullum and Harvey McKessick who was also named as man of the match.
The Under 12s West then played a midweek match in the Red division and they were away to APB Barnet Rams and they came away with all three points after a 5-3 victory with Eddie Cullum scoring two goals and match of the match Kojo Quartey netted two goals as well whilst Kyle Lloyd scored the fifth goal for the young Saints.
The Under 12's East played a double header against Whetstone Tigers Thunderbolt in the White division and the first match ended in a 2-2 draw with goals from Leo Hooper-Walter whose nickname is Thunderbolt by the way and Harry Murphy who was also man of the match.
In the second game saw the Under 12's East get the win they deserved with a 2-1 victory with Harry Murphy scoring the first goal whilst man of the match Leo "Thunderbolt" Hooper-Walter struck home the winner against Whetstone Tigers.
Also playing a doubleheader in the White division were the Under 12 North and they had mixed fortunes against their opponents West Herts Youth Stags as they lost the first match 2-0 but hit back to win the second game 3-2. Scoring the goals for the Under 12's North were Jago Andrew with a brilliant brace whilst Oliver Ajaegbu got the third goal. The man of the match in both matches was awarded to the midfield linchpin Joshua Cassidy.
Another team playing a double header were the Under 12's South and they lost both matches 2-0 and 4-0 respectively to HMH Hawks in a Blue division fixture. No other info.
The Under 9's North in the Camelot division of the WFL were away to APB FC Barnet Rams and scoring a fantastic hat-trick was the young Brayden Edwards with Harry Talbot adding a fourth goal with a bullet header from twelve yards out.
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Ollie Gilmour scored the only goal for the Under 18's Orient in their home match with Sun Sports Yellow in division two of the WHYL as the Orient finally collapsed to lose 6-1 after they had only 2-0 down at the break.
At home to Harpenden Colts Cobras were the Under 18's East in a division three fixture and the East showed a polished ruthless performance to win 6-0 and it should have been more. Scoring the goals was Danny Anderson with a brace which were his first goals for the club since he was in the Under 8's back in 2011, also getting two goals was Jarl
Quesada-Thorn whilst both Brad Sanders and Adam Pendell scored one apiece. Making a welcome return in midfield was Freddie "Quarter-Back " Collins.
Leading 2-1 at half time were the Under 17's East against Kings Langley Blue in this division four home match but in the second period saw Kings Langley strike back to win the game 3-2. Scoring the goals for the under 17's East were Anashe Sithole and Charlie Moore.
Away to Sun Sports Yellow saw the Under 16's South take a 3-2 lead at half time and by the final whistle the young Saints had scored another three goals to go on and win 6-2 in a division one. Hitting the goals for the South were Matthew Martin 2, Adam Savvides 2, Alfie Parkins and Charlie Johnson.
Also picking up a good result were the Under 16's West as they beat Berkhamsted Raiders White at home 4-2 in a division four match. Scoring the goals for the West were Josh Henry-Yeo with two whilst both Finn Geoghegan and Dylan Laird both scored one apiece.
At home to Sun Sports Blue in division 1 were the Under 15's Victoria Park and at half time the score was 0-0 but then in the second period a well struck goal from George Still made sure all the points went to the Saints with a 1-0 win.
The Under 15's West also played in a division one fixture against Berkhamsted Raiders Red and after a close and tight game it eventually saw the Under 15's West lose 2-1 with Ben Mitchell scoring for the Saints.
In a division three match saw the Under 15's Orient play away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Pumas and Matthew Penfold scored two fine goals to help the Orient to a 4-0 win whilst both Joshua Palminter and Declan Wilkinson both hit one goal each to complete the scoring.
Two teams in division four of the WHYL and they were Under 15's Boreal and Under 15's Central both drew 0-0 against Cassiobury Rangers Blues and Bovingdon Juniors Storm respectively with neither of the Saints teams sending me any info, naughty Boys!
At home to Chorleywood Common Eagles in division one of the WHYL were the Under 14's South and at the break the scoreline was 2-2 but in the second period saw the South score another three goals to go on and win 5-3. Scoring three of the goals was the hat-trick hero and man of the match Sam Estell with both Ben Browning and Joshua H Smith scoring one goal each.
For the Under 14's Arrows saw Joe Clinton score a magnificent hat-trick in their game away to Colney Heath Magpies in division two but alas it was not enough for them as the Arrows eventually lost 7-3.
The Under 14's Central were at home to Everett Rovers Black in division three and an excellent header from Roarke Silcox on 32 minutes gave Central a 1-0 lead at half time. In the second half Ollie Porter added another goal for the Saints on 54 minutes for the Under 14's Central to win the match 2-0. The man of the match was awarded to Adam Jeddad who had a good game throughout the whole of the match in midfield.
Also playing in division three were the Under 14's West and they also at home to Croxley Green Youth Emerald and the Saints won 3-1 with goals from Harry Gaines, Luca Turone plus a stunning effort from Josh Ladyman. The man of the match was won by central midfielder Max Winders.
The Under 14's Dragons certainly lived up their name as they hit the Harpenden Colts Tigers with some fire as they raced to a 5-0 victory after they had led 3-0 at the break. This now makes nine wins out of ten and they sit top of the division five table and scoring the goals in the first half were Daniel Minihan, Michael Napier, and Vinnie Ogden. In the second period saw Daniel Minihan hit another two goals to complete his hat-trick in this Saints comprehensive win.
In division three of WHYL saw the Under 13's Orient at home to Watford Youth Sports and by the break they were leading 4-0 and at full time saw them hit another six goals to run out 10-0 winners with Archie Leggat-Martin leading the goalscorers with three well taken efforts. The other goals were scored by Morgan Francis 2, Oscar Pawley 2, Samuel
Philpot 2 with Vincenzo Di Girgenti scoring the goal of the game with a brilliant left footed volley.
The Under 13's Orient also played Hemel Athletic Youth and won 9-0 with Oscar Pawley scoring four, Samuel Philpot 3 whilst rounding up the scoring was Alfie Long and Morgan Francis both with one each. This brings the total of goals scored by the Under 13's Orient in their last three matches to 30 with none conceded.
The Under 13's Centurions won 2-0 against Berkhamsted Raiders Green also in a division three match but no further information was forthcoming.
The Under 13's South won 4-0 against Croxley Green White in division five with both Joseph Cox and Ciaran scoring two goals each, the score at half time was 2-0.
Away to Berkhamsted Raiders Youth Purple in division six were the Under 13's West and they won 3-2 with goals Lewis Cleaton, Sam Bance and Otto Meech.
The Under 13's West next played Tornado Junior Sports Club away and lost 4-1 with Otto Meech scoring the consolation goal for the West.
In division three of the WHYL saw the Under 12's Central win a very close game 4-3 at home against Bushey & Oxhey Bobcats with Harry Watts scoring two goals whilst both James Cox and Josh Gibson scored one apiece to wrap the scorers up. The man of the match went to Dan Oldfield.
The Under 12's Orient played Hemel Hempstead Town Whites whilst the Under 12's Victoria played Harvesters East, but no further information was received.
In division four saw the Under 12's Romans go down 4-1 at home to Sarratt Rebels with the nippy Theo Turley scoring the goal for the Romans.
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