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St Albans Rangers edge nine-goal thriller
12:10pm Friday 11th January 2013 in Sport
St Albans Rangers Under-11 Reds continued their good run with another battling display defeating Edmonton Rangers Sharks 5-4.
Some early attacking down the right wing saw Tom Scott cross for David Brinkley who then played in Jack Kerr to net the opener.
Kerr found the net again after good work from Brinkley.
Edmonton fought back and scored twice quickly to bring the game level and it wasn’t long before they took a 3-2 lead.
Louis Shaw used his pace to grab an equaliser in the second half and he then crossed for Rhys Frost to give Rangers a slender lead.
Man-of-the-match Shaw made it 5-3 to St Albans when he beat two players before slotting the ball into the net.
A penalty pulled one back for the Sharks but St Albans held on for their fourth consecutive victory which puts them in the top two of the division.
The Under-9 Reds eased to a win over Hadley Wood and Wingate Foxes.
Jude Denton scored inside the first two minutes of the match while Bayley Shipp soon put one away to double the lead. Ben Day, Tom Every and Oscar Reeves also scored to make it 5-0 at half-time.
Hadley Wood eventually got on the scoresheet before Brandon Trainis pounced to pick up a goal from close range.
Bayley added another to his previous fine strike and Taylor Rosen rounded it off with a goal.
The Under-10 Blues suffered a 9-2 defeat to Southgate.
The game started well for the visitors who were 3-0 up inside the first few minutes of the game. Some tactical changes for Rangers saw Oscar Drury and Harrison Shipp pull two goals back for Rangers and give the home side hope of getting back into the game.
But it proved to be a false dawn as they were eventually well beaten.
The Under-13s were outclassed in an 8-0 loss to Omonia White.
Rangers Under-16s Red defeated Pinnacle 2-0. The match looked like ending goalless until Jack Gage forced the ball home late in the match.
This was quickly followed by a goal from Ben St Clair to seal the victory. Sid Jordan was named man-of-the-match.
The Under-18 Dons shook off some rustiness after a long break to eventually overcome a dogged Northwood team 4-2.
Chris Moore supplied a stream of excellent corners and crosses leading to goals for Dan Brown (2), Yannick and a rare strike for Joe Kenneford.
Alex Astley was the pick of the players after a hardworking display.
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