St Albans City Youth ease past Bovingdon

Some of the players that competed in the recent Disability football festival

Some of the players that competed in the recent Disability football festival

First published in Local Sport

St Albans City Youth Under-16s impressed after a 3-0 home win over Bovingdon.

Man-of-the-match Josh Bean scored a hat-trick for the victors while there were good performances from Keanu Floyd, Max Bull, Ellis Allan and keeper Sam Cormell, who was making an early return to action despite fracturing four of his fingers three weeks ago.

In the County Cup, the Under-14s North went down to a 3-1 defeat against Broxbourne Borough.

Daniel Emovon scored the North’s goal whilst the versatile Oliver Hann was the pick of their side.

The Under-12s West put in one of their best performances of the season and were unlucky not to win against leaders Berkhamsted Raiders as it ended 1-1.

Will Reed put the West ahead early in the second half after some excellent work by Will Skinner down the right flank.

Raiders equalised late on but the West still had chances to win, including a fine effort from Kishan Dhivar that was tipped around the post.

The man-of-the-match award went to keeper George Pelham.

The Under-12s Orient hit back to win 3-2 at Tring Tornadoes.

After falling behind, Joshua Cross netted all three goals with a key assist from Alex Sharkey. Midfielder Peter Rock was in excellent form for the side.

In their first match of the year, the Under-11s West lost 5-1 to Austin Arrowheads Panthers. Luke Hill netted the consolation effort while Joe Scragg made several impressive saves.

St Albans City Youth in the Community ran a festival for Disability Football on its all weather football pitch.

The next Fun Football Festival is planned for Saturday, February 22 at midday.

If you would like to come along contact Dave Wray on dl.wray@btopenworld.com.

In other news, three St Albans City youth coaches completed their apprenticeship with the club.

Charlie Boswell and Matt Wyatt are now level three Youth Workers.

Ben Kelly completed his level two youth working award whilst he acts as a role model within their disability section.

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