St Albans City Youth: U18 West progress in the County Cup

U18 West were the only team from the age group to progress in the County Cup with a 2-1 win over Sawbridgeworth. Gus Scott and Kieran Irons scored the goals.

U18 West were the only team from the age group to progress in the County Cup with a 2-1 win over Sawbridgeworth. Gus Scott and Kieran Irons scored the goals.

U18 North went down 4-3 against Wheathampstead and U18 East lost 13-1 to Hoddesdon.

U16 West won 4-2 at home to Chorleywood with two goals from MOM Yaku Stapleton plus two from Josh Bean.

U16 Warriors beat Harvesters 5-1. The scorers were Ed Sanders (three), Ted Rainford and MOM Max Sharpe.


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U16 Boreal won by the odd goal in seven against Oxhey United. Sian Khan-Boylan (two), James Kothanikkal and Tawanda Manenji scored the goals.

Billy Lawrence (two) and Finlay Wood saw U15 South through to the next round of the Challenge Cup at the expense of AEK Youth. MOM was Ryan Ladyman.

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U15 North put 10 goals past Comet White Tigers in a comfortable win. The goals came from Shiloh Wallace (two), Charlie Bennett (two), Lorenzo Federica (two), Billy Rintoul, Morgan Trotman, Charlie Lewis and Amir Stapleton.

Paul Sibanda scored the only goal for the U15 West as they lost 2-1 at home to Panathinaikos. MOM was Alex Journet.

Goals from MOM Isaac Keeley and Oscar Rutherford were not enough as U15 Orient lost 3-2 to Northwood Rangers.

U15 East went down 4-1 to Berkhamsted Raiders Blue with David Adams scoring the consolation goal.

U14 South beat clubmates U14 East 1-0. MOM for South was goalscorer Jack Mooney while East’s star player was Giuseppe Basil.

U14 North lost 3-0 to Whetstone Pumas. Will Sharp was named MOM.

U14 West went down 4-1 to Chorleywood in the League Cup. Tom Kerr scored and Tom Gordan was MOM.

U14 Central beat Evergreen Colts 4-3 thanks to goals from Max Gillespie (two), Jack Shreeves and Samual Abington.

U13 North progressed in the Challenge Cup with a 4-1 win over Edmonton Bear. North’s goals came from Jack Hughes (two) and Harry Smith (two). MOM was Nathan Glasscoe.

Also in the Challenge Cup, U13 South beat Northwood 11-1. Leading the scorers was Adam Pringle with a hat-trick, then came Harrison Doyle (two), Ross Weaver, Jack Fletcher, Callum Hunter, Harrison Arnold and Tom Kellard. MOM went to Dan Ashenhurst.

The Under 13’s West went to Hemel Aces Hornets and picked up all three points after a tense 4 – 3 win. Scoring for the West were Tom Keating, Joe Parkin, Matthew Nash and Harrison Bean. Midfielder Kwame Youri was named man of the match.

Callum Sweeney scored the only goal for the Under 13’s East as they lost 4 – 1 at home to Garston. Alex Gates was named man of the match.

In a Division One league fixture the Under 12’s North played Park Street at home and reached double figures with an eleven goals to one victory. Billy Owen led the way by scoring four goals; the other goals came from Joe Curran 2, Jarvis Wilkins 2, James Lawrence and Joe Williams. The man of the match went to midfielder Ryan Orde who set up two of the goals and also got on the scoresheet himself with a class finish.

Away to FC 66 were the Under 12’s South and thanks to goals from James Knapp, Denzil Ememandu and man of the match Ryan Mason the South earned a 3 – 3 draw.

At home to Watford Town were the Under 12’s West and despite goals from Adam Johnson plus a penalty from Ed Johnson the West lost 3 – 2 with Watford’s winning goal coming late on.

In a fast paced Challenge Cup match at home to Aston Clinton Colts the Under 12’s east went in at half time 1 – 0 down, but by the final whistle it had turned into a 4 – 0 defeat. Midfielder Aaron Peter was named man of the match.

The Under 11’s North played away to Cheshunt, the Saints went in at the break all square at 1 – 1 thanks to a goal from Charlie Barnett. In the second half the home side scored two further goals to take all the points with a 3 – 1 scoreline. The Saints man of the match went to Thomas Cooper.

The Under 11’s South, trailing 4 – 1 at half time away to Welwyn Pegasus staged a great comeback to finish the game all square at 4 – 4. Scoring all the goals for the Saints were Ollie Townsend, Killian Webb, Tom Dodd and man of the match Guy Butterfield.

At home to Wormley saw the Under 11’s West lose 4 – 0 after a close first half with Josh Penning getting the man of the match award.

The Under 11’s Central had a tough home match against new team Broomfield Youth. Broomfield proved too strong for the Saints with the final score being 8 – 1 in the visitors favour. The Saints goal was scored by Tom McVeigh, also Dan Baylis gave a determined display in defence.

Also playing a very strong side were the Under 11’s Orient as they lost 6 – 1 to Harpenden Colts. Patrick Brown scored for the orient and James Fontaine won the man of the match award.

In the Challenge Cup the Under 11’s East lost 10 – 1 against EB Lions with Muba Kiomone scoring their only goal. Finley Pike was named man of the match.

At home to Harpenden Colts, one of the top sides in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League (MHRML for short) were the Under 10’s West and after a match with nine goals it was the West who came out on top with a 5 – 4 victory. Scoring the goals for the Saints were jack Cullen 2, Ed McJannet, Andrew Gentle and Luke Roberts. Graydon Orchard was named man of the match.

Away to Kings Langley in their first league game of the season were the Under 10’s North who returned with all three points after a 5 – 1 victory. Daniel Curran got the ball rolling with two goals, then came singles from Ryan Corcoran, Joshua Doyle and Sam McKenna. The man of the match went to Joe Flude.

Man of the match Alex Lawlor struck a hat trick for the Under 10’s South in their 8 – 0 home win over Croxley Cobras. The other scorers were George Sippetts with two plus singles from Danny Fowler, Sam Hicks and Clan Cribbin.

Playing Hatfield Town Blues away were the Under 10’s Central and they made sure the home side suffered the ‘Blues’ as the Saints finally won the game 4 – 0 to record their first win of the season. Adam Guilder scored two goals and Thomas Coulling and Ben Wick both scored a goal each.

At home to Harpenden Colts saw the Under 10’s East Yellow win 2 – 1 with both goals coming from Nico Mohan with assists from Daniel Gant.

Charlie Battle scored the Under 10’s east Blues equalising goal as they drew away at Frontiers Youth with a good assist from Finlay Killner.

The Under 9’s North played away to Ware Youth Blues and lost by the only goal of the game.

Bailey Bacon was the man of the match for the Under 9’s South as they lost 3 – 0 at home to Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires.

At home to Hertford Heath saw the Under 9’s East have a great 4 – 1 win with two goals from George Wilson plus singles from Jamie Breen and Eoin Flanagan.

The first fun match of the weekend was the Under 8’s North playing Ware Youth Blues at home. There were goals for Alexis Awonuga and Cabima-Mukasa Lusiola with two goals.

In the next game the Under 8’s South took on Elite Feet with man of the match William Houghton scoring a hat trick and a single from Sam Ejjayha.

The third fun game was between the Under 8’s East and Hertford Town Stags at home. Getting their names on the scoresheet were Jensen Dean 2 and Charlie Brunt.

Two players scored hat tricks and shared the man of the match title in the fun match between the Under 8’s Victoria and Hemel Hempstead Town White. Also scoring goals were Freddie Roe 2, Benji Stone and Martin Zucca.

St Albans City Youth – Girls

The Under 14’s Girls North gave an outstanding team performance with every player giving 100% as they beat Watford Ladies Wasps at home by six goals to one. There was a dazzling hat trick from Emily Schofield and singles from Louisa Ellis and Danielle Tyler plus a superb goal from player of the match Nicola Gosling.

The Under 14’s Girls South turned in a poor performance as they lost away to Luton. Pacy Lauryn Edwell worked hard up front and in doing so earned the player of the match title.

Player of the match Maddie Merritt got the act moving for the Under 13’s Girls North as she scored the first goal in their match at home to King George. There were then two further goals from Melissa Trulock plus two from Maddy Donaldson as the North raced into a 5 – 0 lead. Although King George pulled one goal back, another goal from Libby Rainford made it 6 – 1 at half time. In the second half a further goal from Laura Speed saw the North record a 7 – 1 victory.

Playing last seasons champions Kinja Rockets were the Under 13’s Girls South and after a close match they lost 3 – 1 with Grainne Kellett scoring their goal after a good run from midfield.

Away to Hitchin Belles saw the Under 12’s Girls score three goals with Mariona Horne-Batet getting two plus one from Jess Simpson, but these were not enough as they lost 6 – 3. The player of the match went to Abi Wilbraham.

At home to Stevenage Borough in the County Cup were the Under 11’s Girls , Beth Matthews scored their only goal as they lost to a very strong team. The player of the match went to keeper Madeleine Hanson.

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