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Harvesters advance in cup after St Albans Rangers win
12:30pm Friday 18th January 2013 in Local Sport
Harvesters Under-10 South progressed through to the next round of the cup after beating St Albans Rangers Red 3-1.
After going 1-0 down Harvesters fought back with a fine performance with goals from Harvey Young and a brace from Jake Cartey.
Efforts from Benny Stacey and Hamish Michie helped the Under-10 East record a 2-1 victory against Hadley Wood & Wingate Foxes. The Under-9s North went out of the County Cup on Sunday losing 4-0 away to Letchworth.
The Under-10s North dominated from start to finish against Alexandra Park North but left their shooting boots at home, however, they did find the net once with a brilliant finish from Tom Platts.
The Under-10s West started the year with a good 3-1 win against Enfield Rangers after efforts from Oliver Rushbrooke and a brace from the excellent Josh Clarke.
Harvesters Under-11 Girls progressed to the semi-final of the Shield competition with a 4-1 win at Bishops Stortford. Amalie Newman-Booth opened the scoring but Stortford equalised early in the second half from a corner. Rachel King put Harvesters back in front and Amalie and Annika Hanton netted to secure the win.
Harvesters North Under-12s ended up 3-2 winners in a thrilling League Cup tie with Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars. Their goals came from Edward Cleaver and two from Lucas King including a free-kick and the winner 20 seconds from the end of extra time.
The Under-11s South lost a hard fought game 1-0 to Maccabi Lions Blue after conceding late on.
Harvesters Girls Under-12s overcame the cold and wind to beat Garston Ladies 6-1. Goalscorers were Emma Archer, Rebecca Ailles, Carly Amor, Sabrina Spring with a brace and Nikita Bedi who also earnt player of the match.
The Under-12s North moved into the second round of the League Cup after beating Everett Blue 10-0. William Brothwood, Louie Roberts, Harry Sprowson, George O'Connor and Freddie Wilkinson scored while Dominic Knaggs netted a brace and Amir Berchil claimed a hat-trick.
Harvesters Under-12 South progressed into the next round of the League Cup with a 3-0 win over Alexandra Park. Goals came from George Hayford, Jo Caswell and the excellent Alex Banathy.
The Under-13 Girls left it late in extra time to beat Garston Ladies 3-1 in their cup tie.
Rebecca McShane opened the scoring before the opponents equalised. Abbie Smith restored their lead before Julia Draper curled in a beauty with the last kick of the match.
Despite goals from Adam Smith and Tom Naylor, Harvesters Under-13 South narrowly lost 3-2 to London Colney.
Harvesters Under-14 Girls drew with a very good Kinja side 2-2 in their clash. Harvesters led twice through the excellent Olivia Syson and the result keeps them five points clear of them at the top.
Harvesters Under-14 North beat Borehamwood Youth 6-2. Ellis Douglas scored a hat-trick and other efforts came from Daniel Goldingay, James Parker-Mendez and Micky White.
Gabriel Connolly netted five times for the Under-15 South, with further goals from Charlie Scott (2) and Tom Cunliffe, helping them to an 8-0 victory over Highgate and Muswell Hill.
Harvesters Under-16 North progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup with a victory over Everett Rovers on penalties.
A competitive game saw North take the lead with Jacob Trigg scoring a goal of his own making. Everett equalised late in the second half to take the game to extra time but there was no further score.
North were successful with penalties from Liam Robinson, Trigg, James Lynch and Matt Wilkey while Andrew Chapman saved two of the three penalties he faced as they triumphed 4-1.
Harvesters Under-16 South drew 4-4 with Chorleywood. Sam Nevin and Josh Clifford netted one each while James Juster’s brace made him a popular man-of-the-match.
The Under-18 Girls beat Hemel Town 6-0. Nicola Dark scored a hat-trick and Ellie Bergin scored a brace before Frankie Murray was on target.
Harvesters Under-18 North only took a point in a frustrating 1-1 draw with Bedmond Youth as Andy Cox found the net.
The Under-15s North secured a solid 2-0 win against Aldenham Juniors after Nathan Dimmock’s penalty and a goal from Dan White.