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St Albans Rangers advance in Herts County Cup
10:50am Friday 11th October 2013 in Local Sport
St Albans Rangers Under-11 Reds moved into the next round of the Herts County Cup with a comfortable 7-2 win at home to Weston Youth.
Flynn O'Callaghan opened the scoring with a neat finish from a corner. Some great football then saw the opposition carved open twice, leading to goals from man-of-the-match Conor Kelly and Bradley Young who struck a stunning free-kick into the top corner.
The second half carried on in a similar vein with Young and Kelly getting another goal apiece plus one from Matthew Mooney. At 7-0 the boys eased off and allowed Weston in for a couple of late consolation goals St Albans.
Rangers Under-11 Whites played out an exciting game against St Albans City Under-11 West in the first round of the County Cup. The sides were evenly matched, and it was Rangers who took the early lead through Jamie Berger. City hit back to lead 2-1 at the break. Twice Rangers came back from behind through Harrison Shipp and an unfortunate own-goal to go into the final stages level at 3-3. But City snatched victory with a well-taken goal, and despite late pressure from Rangers, the final score finished 4-3.
The Rangers team never gave up, with Bailey Jennings, Jamie Berger, Daniel Martin and Harrison Shipp all testing the City goalkeeper and Lewis Horden and Daniel Pedder playing well in defence. It was Pedder who was awarded man-of-the-match for his all-round display in the heart of the defence.
Rangers Under-16s put in another super performance against Everett Rovers with star player Jeremy Stace bagging four goals for the second week in a row. Tommy Striker sealed the 5-1 victory keeping the young Saints unbeaten.
St Albans Rangers Under-10 Reds faced Omonia Greens who sat second in the White Division in the WFL Challenge Cup.
The game started brightly with the Reds having the first chance to score but three quick goals sealed the tie for the visitors.
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