Learning curve for Oaklands students

PUBLISHED: 19:01 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:15 06 May 2010

Debut delight - Midfielder Kwame Asamoah

Debut delight - Midfielder Kwame Asamoah

ST Albans City finished the 2007/08 campaign with four players from Oaklands College on the pitch. Lively winger Hamza Twomey, aged 19, showed some nice touches in the first half as he made his third start of the campaign and his 10th appearance in total.

ST Albans City finished the 2007/08 campaign with four players from Oaklands College on the pitch.

Lively winger Hamza Twomey, aged 19, showed some nice touches in the first half as he made his third start of the campaign and his 10th appearance in total. Forward Tegana James, aged 19, made a lively contribution from the substitutes bench as he crowned a remarkable return to action following the serious head injured suffered when playing for Potters Bar Town earlier this season.

Midfielder Kwame Asamoah, aged 19, came off the bench for his St Albans City debut and looked composed on the ball in midfield while winger Alex Olcot, also 19, made his fourth substitute appearance of the season. City boss Steve Castle who also runs the Oaklands College sides said: "They have been waiting for their opportunity and I hope they will benefit from that. They are cracking lads."

St Albans City FC in partnership with Oaklands College are holding trials the St Albans City FC Youth Development Scheme on Wednesday, May 7 and Wednesday, June 18. Trials, for boys, aged 16-19, take place from 4pm to 6pm and there is an Open evening on Wednesday, May 7 at Oaklands College, Smallford Campus from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

For more information email Karen Gibson at Karengibson12@aol.com

Priority is given to St Albans Rangers, Harvesters and St Albans City Youth players.

Substitute Inih Effiong scored a hat trick in 10 minutes as St Albans City Reserves thrashed beleaguered Leighton Town 10-0 at Clarence Park on Monday in the Capital League.

Hamza Twomey scored twice and set up two goals. Richard Oxby also netted two and Daniel Giemanger and Chris Haslam each struck one.

Ross Hunt volleyed in a spectacular goal and Effiong notched his quickfire hat trick as City ran riot.


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