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St Albans Rangers clinch first win over Borehamwood
11:40am Friday 26th October 2012 in Sport
St Albans Rangers Under-9s Red recorded their first ever win after seven matches at Borehamwood running out 12-1 winners.
Bailey Shipp and Taylor Rosen grabbed hat-tricks while there were two goals from Brandon Tranis and efforts from Tom Every, Oscar Reeves and Oliver Sasson. Man-of the-match was Bailey Shipp.
Rangers Under-10s Red returned to league action this week with an 8-3 win at Edmonton Rangers. Matthew Mooney was the star player following his three goal performance.
Other strikes came from David Emiloju(2), Daniel Morris, Flynn O'Callaghan and an own goal.
Rangers Under-10 Blue faced Harvesters South on a very sticky pitch in an end to end game that finished 2-2. Rangers twice had the lead, first Seb Pound feeding Jack Geldard to score. Pound then added value by slotting home the rebound.
The Harvesters keeper had a great game in goal saving numerous times and there was still time for a Pound shot to hit both posts before this engaging match ended in a draw. The Under-11 Reds faced a decent Hadley East and came out with a 4-2 win.
Rangers started well and took the lead when Amjad played the ball through to Jack Kerr who beat the keeper into the far corner.
The home team equalised after some great saves from Sam Hardie when the ball broke back to the forward who made it 1-1.
Rangers did not let this setback affect their spirit and Kerr produced the goal of the season so far. He won the ball out on the left touchline and then broke into the box near to the goal line before unleashing an absolute rocket shot that flew into the far top corner of the net.
There were several attempts from the home team to draw level but great work from Charlie Brook, William Manchester in defence, plus the midfield of Amjad, David, Louis and Oli did their best to get back and help out.
The hosts drew level after some great heroics in defence saw the ball deflect away off the post, however the conditions combined to stop the ball dead on the goal line for 2-2 at half time.
In the second half Louis was fed the ball on the left wing, and he ran past the defender and got a shot in. The keeper saved it but Louis was able to grab the rebound for his goal to make it 3-2.
The home team had a few chances to equalise but Rangers again broke away and this time David set up Oli Taits who crossed for man-of-the-match Kerr to seal the victory with a hat-trick.
Rangers Under-13s played reasonably well to just miss out in a 5-3 loss to Sun Postal.
Rangers were quite sloppy in the first half and went 2-0 down quickly. Rangers then went 3-0 down in the second half.
However an amazing free-kick from Harry Gigins sprung Rangers back into life before Postal scored again.
The excellent Jack Mooney sent a great ball to Omar who finished. Sadly for Rangers Sun Postal were awarded and scored a penalty.
The Under-14 Reds came out victorious against Pinner with a 9-0 win.
Goals from Roberto Mirza, Oscar Finnie and the brilliant Connor Perry (7) sealed the victory.
Rangers Under-16 Red gifted the opposition four goals but still ran out 5-4 winners over Comets Dolphins in the League Cup.
The scorers were Will Kilpatrick, Jack Gage (2), Brendon Katurura and an own goal from Dan Day's cross. Harry Budge was named man-of-the-match.
The Under-18 Dons won through to the third round of the League Cup despite a below par performance beating Chorleywood Lions 3-1.
Yannick supplied two fine finishes and Dan Brown scored an excellent solo goal.
Man-of-the-match went to Sam Kellard for a really commanding display at centre-back.
Meanwhile, Harvesters Under-12 South passed their way into the next round of the Challenge Cup with a 7-0 win over Alexandra Park. The scorers were Jack Hawthorne (3), Ben Lloyd (2), George Hayford and man-of-the-match Joe Shobeiry.