Unlucky defeat for St Albans Rangers

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St Albans Rangers Zelos were unlucky to lose 1-0 at in-form HMH.

Rangers went in at half-time 1-0 down after conceding a scrappy goal. The visitors were the better side in the second half but could not find an equaliser despite a man-of-the-match performance from captain Jonny Kilpatrick.

The U-18 Dons continued their unbeaten run in the league seeing off a very determined Everett side 4-1. Andy SB scored a fine hat-trick with the other goal coming from Jack Woods. Harry Seeby was the pick of the team after an excellent display in midfield In a game of fierce tackles, the U-15 Reds deservedly beat Everett Rovers Blue 4-2. Callum Moriarty was man-of-the-match for his excellent work in midfield. The goals were scored by Jack Gage, Jake Johnson (2) and Brendon Katurura.

Rangers Blue U-10s made it three wins in a row with a 3-0 victory over Gadeside. Goals came from Haydn Tominey-Smith, Stanley Maisey and Joshua Alpert. Henry Rabbitt pulled a man-of-the-match display out of the hat with two assists.

St Albans Rangers U-9s won 4-1 against AC Finchley West. A fine individual strike from Jack Geldard in the first half saw Rangers take the lead. Second-half efforts from Ronnie Rowland and David Emiloju along with an own goal saw Rangers back to winning ways. Daniel Morris was the star of the game after his second-half effort in midfield.

In a top-of-the-table clash, the U-14s defeated Highgate and Muswell Wildcats 4-0. The young Saints scored four goals without reply through Mattie Solomons (2), Jeremy Stace and John Striker. Michael Lester was man-of-the-match for an outstanding display in defence.

Harvesters U-9s beat Whetstone Pumas 2-0. Alex Dibden scored the first before a bullet header from Jack Mcshane made the game safe.

Two textbook goals by Benny Stacey and a great effort by Adam Robinson gave a hard working Harvesters U-9s West team a 3-0 win against Whetstone Wanderers. Sam Turner was the pick of the side in the victory.

Harvesters U-9s South defeated AC Finchley 2-1 in a hard-fought game. Both goals came from Jack Percy with Teddy Ruddick the man-of-the-match.

Star player Rachel Dodd scored late in the second half as Harvesters U-10 Girls beat Hemel Hempstead Town 1-0 to extend their winning run to 13 matches.

The U-10s South played a thrilling 0-0 draw with Bushey Rangers. Both sides had chances but were unable to score as Daniel Chaplin was named man-of-the-match.

A great all-round performance from Harvesters U-11 Girls resulted in a 1-0 win against Royston Town. Tilly Moss grabbed the winner while Millie Guest stood out in defence.

Harvesters U-11s North moved into the quarter-finals of the Herts County Cup after beating Park Street Village 6-1. Christian Boland grabbed a brace while there were efforts from Amir Berchil, Louie Roberts, Finbar King and Freddie Wilkinson.

The U-11s South played their best football of the season to beat a strong Sandridge team 4-1 with Ibrahim Rahman, Ben Lloyd and Dan Wright (2) on target.

The U-11s East lost 5-2 at Everett Rovers with Ross Weaver scoring both Harvesters’ consolations.

Karan Mahatma netted for Harvesters U-12s South but the team lost 3-1 to Hadley Wood.

Harvesters U-12s Girls dropped their first points of the season in a tough 0-0 draw against a motivated Hampstead team. There were chances at both ends of the pitch but a flawless performance from Pom keeper Robyn Harvey Smith ensured the girls kept a clean sheet and stayed unbeaten.

Harvesters U-13s North thrashed Omonia White 7-1 in the third round of the League Cup. Micky White and Thomas Goodall netted braces and Finley Long, Nathan Davies and Luke Simpson also scored one apiece. Man-of-the-match went to Dominic Boost.

The U-13s South won 5-4 in a tough match against St Albans Rangers Blue. Sean Walsh hit two while Owen Benson, Chris Ryan and Lorenzo Federici also found the net.

Goals from Billy Edmunds and Charlie Scott helped Harvesters U-14s South to a 2-2 draw with Ommonia. Tom Cunliffe was the star of their side.

Harvesters U-14 North eased their way through to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win against Gadeside Rangers. Sam Gisby headed home to give them a first-half lead and Lumi Sopa sealed the win with his second-half strike.

The U-15s South produced a superb peformance as they beat Hadley Rangers 5-0. George Robbins and Sam Nevin scored while Calum McDonald grabbed a hat-trick.

Harvesters U-16 Girls came from behind to beat Watford Ladies 2-1. After a slow start they improved and two goals from Ellie Bergin turned the match around.

The U-18s South lost their League Cup quarter-final game 4-1 to Chorleywood Red. Man-of-the-Match was awarded to Harry Paratusic for his committed performance all over the pitch.

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