The youngsters of St Albans & District Primary Schools have set their sights on national success after earning a hard-fought passage into the next round.

The girls are now into the quarter-final of the ESFA National Cup after a 1-0 win away to Woking.

The only goal of the match came from the penalty spot, Anna Dibbs keeping her cool to score.

A spokesman for the team said: "They are now through to the last eight which is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of them."

The quarter-final draw has handed them a home tie with Chelmsford & Mid Essex, scheduled to take place on or before February 3.

Should they win that, they will face either West Kent or South London in the semi-final.

The two other quarter-final ties sees Newcastle-upon-Tyne take on Leeds while Gloucester face Sefton.

The other game on Saturday was an in-house friendly between the U11 Blues and the U10 development side.

The Blues had a hat-trick from Joseph and others for Burt, Dyer and Ponzo to celebrate while Hine and Burgoyne-Richards replied for the U10s.

St Albans City Youth U11 East had a game against Hemel Hempstead Blues in the West Herts League.


Joshua Smith scored twice in the match, assisted by Louis Burt and Dylan Simcock.