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St Albans Rangers ease to Northwood win
10:50am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Sport
St Albans Rangers Under-10 Reds produced a great all round team performance to defeat a tough Northwood side 6-1.
A fairly even first half saw Rangers take the lead through Flynn O'Callaghan. The second half saw the boys turn on the style and Dan Morris pounced on a loose ball for 2-1.
Conor Kelly got a superb individual goal but the half belonged to man-of-the-match Jimmy Donovan with a hat-trick from corners to go with his excellent defensive display.
Rangers Under-9 Reds travelled to Bartrums Lane where they edged to a 1-0 win over Hadley Wood.
The side travelled three players light knowing a win was important to stay in touch with the leading teams in the green division.
The second half started well for Rangers with Bailey Shipp ending his recent run of near misses and fine saves with a well-taken goal. Hadley Wood drove forward time and again looking for an equaliser but determined defending and a string of fine saves from Jamie Kerr kept the narrow lead intact. Ben Day was the pick of their side for a committed performance.
Rangers Under-10 Blues lost 6-2 to Oakhill Tigers in a Spring Cup group match.
The team played some of the best football of the season as Harrison Shipp and Jack Geldard scored the goals. A solid defensive performance in an unfamiliar position gained Tom Whitworth the man-of-the-match.
Rangers Under-16 Reds had a fantastic start and led top of the table Omonia Green for most of the first half although they lost 3-1. The Reds' goal came from a slick passing move and a great strike by Jack Gage. Man-of-the-match was Callum Moriarty for his excellent midfield performance.
Rangers 95/96 Under-8s eased to a 12-1 win over Elite FC. Star striker Connor McGrath shot himself up to the top of the scorer charts by netting seven goals when his tally could quite easily have been in double figures.
There were other goals from Matt Westmore (2), James Plummer, Ross Carson and Farhan Ahmed. The final goal and the best strike of the match came from the opposition.