St Albans City Youth in the Pink after U14 girls win in Altrincham tournament
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Summer tournaments are the focus for St Albans City Youth at the moment – and they are enjoying plenty of success.
The U14 Girls travelled to Manchester for the Altrincham Junior Girls FC tournament and they picked up another trophy after going unbeaten in their six games.
They opened with a 3-1 win over Liverpool Feds, thanks to two goals from Mia Pinkham and one from Sam Farrer, before picking up a 1-0 success against Urmston Meds Pumas, Pinkham again on target.
A 0-0 draw with Glossop North End was followed by another for Pinkham in the 1-0 win against Alty Skylarks 1-0.
That took the to the semi-final against Stretford Victoria, settled by another lone Pinkham strike.
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The final pitched them against the Pumas of Urmston again and, as with the group game, it was settled by Pinkham.
Pinkham may have taken the plaudits but the whole squad of Maz Horne-Batet, Jess Simpson, Katie Holder, Farrer, Georgia McConachie, Maisie Grayland, Ellie Flynn, Laura Gifford, Anna Gifford and Pinkham deserve credit.
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The U10 Arrows also had a great day at the Knebworth tournament.
Last year’s shield winners were placed in the cup this time round and started well, with wins against Arsley Town Reds and Hares Youth Blacks.
Ollie Jay scored against both with Max Butterworth and four from Callum Howells seeing off the Hares.
Another from Jay and a penalty from Luke Collins secured a 2-2 draw with Bury Rangers Reds before another 2-2 stalemate, this time with St Albans South.
Jay and Howells got the goals that salvaged the point along with some impressive, gritty defense from Alfie Wollington, Leon Negus-Roman and Ben Browning.
The group stage finished with a victory over Knebworth Oranges in a tense game, Jay once again on target. It was not good enough for top spot, however, thanks to goal difference.
The Oranges were the opponents once again in the semi-final but this time it was they and not the Arrows who got the win.
Jay, yet again, scored for St Albans.
But despite that the boys did the coaches & parents proud against very tough opposition and it was a great end to a great season.