11:20am Friday 15th April 2011
By Kelly Somers
Harvesters Under-12’s South secured their place in the final of the League Cup following a 3-2 victory over Whetstone Tigers.
Despite it being a hard fought game, goals from Linden Gabriel, James Parker-Mendez and Tom Goodall were enough to sink Tigers and seal the semi-final victory. Ellis Douglas was a stand out performer, earning himself the man-of-the-match accolade.
Harvesters U-9 South had a mixed weekend in the Spring Cup. Following a narrow 2-1 defeat to Sun Postal, with Edward Cleaver scoring their only goal, they went on to record a comfortable victory over Bushey and Oxhey. Goals from Chris Rowe, Nathan Thornton and Edward Cleaver sealed the 3-0 win.
Harvester U-10’s have climbed up to second place in the Green Division of the Watford Friendly League following a 3-2 home victory against Everett Rovers. Two goals from top scorer Ross Weaver, and a late match winner from Jacques Hladkyj ensured the side continue to challenge for the title.
In the U-10’s Red Division, Harvesters North were held to a 4-4 draw at Panathinaikos. Despite taking the lead on three occasions, a second goal from William Brothwood was needed to ensure the point. Freddie Wilkinson was also on target for the Harvesters.
It was a busy weekend for Harvester U-12’s South, who gained six points in a double header against Cassiobury Rangers on Saturday. However they could not end the weekend with a win as they fell to defeat against Enfield Rangers Green. Goals came from Ewan Wattley, Chris Ryan and Lorenzo Federici, with the man-of-the-match award going to Sean Cosgrave.
Harvesters U-13 South recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory against Bedmond FC. Goals from James Grisley, Matt Hill, George Anderson and John Cambridge ensured Harvesters were too strong for Bedmond.
Despite a brace and man-of-the-match performance from Owain Page, Harvesters U-16 South lost 4-2 in extra time to Northwood in the semi-final of the Spring Trophy.
Following a goaless first half, Zelo Rangers U-18’s lost 4-1 to Harvesters South. Three quick goals from the opponents proved too much to come back from for the Rangers, who could only muster a consolation goal from Luigi Federici.
The man-of-the-match award went to Jonny Kilpatrick, who had another battling performance at the heart of defence.
St Albans Rangers U-11’s played out a hard fought win against Borehamwood Youth to record a 4-3 victory. Despite the pace shown by Borehamwood's centre forward, the Rangers defence coped well.
An impressive hat-trick from man-of-the-match Callum Dobbie, followed by a winning goal from Omar Bounyafe, sealed the points for Rangers.
In what was a closely contested game, St Albans Rangers Girls U-17s lost 1-0 to Welwyn Garden City. The first half saw both teams have chances however neither managed to capitalise.
After the break, both teams continued to defend astutely with player of the match Francesca Miller excelling in the Rangers defence.
However, it wasn’t enough as Welwyn stole a goal in the dying minutes, leaving it too late for Rangers to respond.
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