Hitchin Town 2-1 Staines Town U19 ... Disappointing result from the boys today, only goal came through Rhys Jones this afternoon.
Staines Town U18 1-1 Barnet (AET)
Jeff Ritson Middlesex Senior Youth Cup Final - Barnet win 6-5 on penalties.
This was Staines Town second Jeff Ritson Cup Final in 2 years having reached the final six times they have failed to win this trophy they were looking to change that history against Barnet. Barnet had started the better in the first half with the first shot of the game from Benji Aghadiuno on the edge of the box blazing over Julian Schwarzer's goal in the first 2 minutes. Barnet went close again in the 10th minute with a surging run from young Rio Connell only to have his shot saved from the fingertips of Schwarzer to tip it over the bar. Barnet were looking to shoot on sight in the first half with attempts from EJ Mensah, Arale Mohammed and Rio Connell but not troubling Schwarzer in goal. As the game went on Barnet grabbed their goal with a shot from Tobi Adaje inside the edge of the box which took a deflection and went past Schwarzer in the 34th minute. 4 minutes later Staines nearly equalised with a great run down the wing from Nebay Haile which he whipped in a low cross for Hector Earley to meet only for the Barnet Keeper to block the shot with his feet and get back up to save Elliot Baptiste's shot from the rebound. Just on the stroke of half time Staines went close again with Michael Dwane-Holden striking the ball on the edge of the box only for Charlie Busby in the Barnet goal to parry wide once again. Second half Staines gave everything they could and looked the better team as the game went on, in the 71st minute Nebay Haile went close with a low driven effort from 25 yards out which just fell wide of the post. 79th minute Staines' luck didn't change following a free kick from Arberi Bregu which the Barnet keeper flapped at which allowed Charlie Brown to strike the ball back across goal only for Michael Dwane-Holden to miss the ball from 5 yards out with a chance to pull it level. Then came another inviting free-kick this time Nebay Haile's shot from around the six yard box to be cleared off the line so agonisingly close! Staines' luck looked to be running out until the deep into the 3rd minute of stoppage time a Arberi Bregu cross from outwide wasn't dealt with by the Barnet defence and who else but Nebay Haile to nod home at the back post to pull it level and send the game to extra time. First half of extra time was very close to call but an excellent save from Julian Schwarzer to deny Rio Connell one on one kept things at balance. Second half of extra time and both teams were pushing to get that goal that would surely win them the game. In the 111th minute the ball fell to Michael Dwane-Holden who volleyed his shot only for the ball to hit the post, then Miki Kaladjiski had his shot cleared off the line again from the rebound. Barnet were really riding their luck towards the end and the post came to their saviour. The game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes and it was all down to penalties:
ST: Miki Kaladjski scores
B: Greg Adinna scores
ST: Charlie Brown scores
B: Roy Syla scores
ST: Arberi Bregu misses
B: Antonni Vasiliou misses
ST: Elliot Baptiste scores
B: EJ Mensah scores
ST: Nebay Haile scores
B: Rio Connell scores
ST: Julian Schwarzer scores
B: Dan Emovon scores
ST: Joe Tuck misses
B: Kofi Anoyke-Boadi scores
Barnet win 6-5 on penalties.
Lineup: Julian Schwarzer (GK), Hector Earley, Jack Vincent, George Smith (c), Milos Vukasinovic, Joe Tuck, Rhys Jones, Michael Dwane-Holden, Nebay Haile, Elliot Baptiste, Charlie Brown. Subs: Arberi Bregu (Jack Vincent 76'), Sam Woolford (GK), Miki Kaladjski (Rhys Jones 105'), Mack Miskin (Michael Dwane-Holden 116'), Drilon Ibrahimi
Staines Town U19 1-0 Sutton United ... A very well hard earned win by the boys today against a tough Sutton side. Only goal came from U18 player Rhys Jones who had the composure to slot the ball past the keeper from a tight angle.
Camberley Town 1-3 Staines Town U18 ... Staines U18 take the lead! A great ball from Elliot Baptiste over the defence and good finish by Nebay Haile to make it 1-0 on 4 minutes. 55 mins Nebay Haile whips in a cross only for Michael Dwane-Holden to calmly slot it past the keeper to make it 2-0. 56 mins Nebay Haile corner is headed by Michael Dwane-Holden to loop over the keeper and make it 3-0. 70 min - Alex Penny's ferocious shot pulls one back for Camberley Town, now 3-1. Staines have hit the post then missed a golden opportunity in last few mins - hope they won't pay the price again like v Hampton! FT - Camberley Town 1-3 Staines Town U18 Very impressive performance from the boys see's us take all 3 points tonight.
Lineup: J Schwarzer, H Earley, J Smith, G Smith (c), J Vincent, J Tuck, R Jones, M Dwane-Holden, N Haile, E Baptiste, C Brown. Subs: S Woolford, D Ibrahimi, M Miskin, M Vukasinovic.
Luton Town Cedars 4-0 Staines Town U19... A very disappointing afternoon and display from the boys this afternoon as top of the league Luton proved too much for us as the scoreline showed.
Godalming College 2-2 Staines Town U19 ECFA (Godalming win 8-7 on penalties) Staines Town / Kingston College side are knocked out of the Surrey College Cup semi-final on penalties to Godalming. Goalscorers were Denzel Wright and Frank Ngonyama this afternoon.
Staines Town U18 3-3 Hampton & Richmond
GOAL! Staines Town U18 take the lead in the 10th minute.. a shot from Nebay Haile is parried away by the keeper only for Charlie Brown to tuck in the rebound. 42' Nebay Haile pulls off a fantastic free kick from 30 yards out only for the keeper to make a great save and tip it over the bar. GOAL! Harrison Livingstone scores for H&R in the 52' minute. GOAL! Its that man again Nebay Haile in the 63' minute with an excellent finish from the edge of the 6 yard box. GOAL! 68' minute Elliot Baptiste with a delightful chip over the keeper to make it 3-1. GOAL! Now 3-2 as Alfie Pope scores for H&R in the 78' minute. GOAL! H&R equalise through Callum O'reilly in the 90+3 minute. Now 3-3 into stoppage time here.
FT - Staines Town U18 3-3 Hampton & Richmond Staines throw away a 2 goal lead against top of the league Hampton & Richmond but remain unbeaten at home. Lineup: J Schwarzer, H Earley, J Vincent, G Smith (c), M Vukasinovic, J Tuck, R Jones, M Dwane-Holden, N Haile, E Baptiste, C Brown. Subs: S Woolford, M Kaladjiski, A Burford, M Miskin, D Ibrahimi.
Staines Town U19 2-5 Leatherhead ... After the U19 recent form of good results it all came crashing down against Leatherhead. The boys went 2-0 down but grabbed two goals back with a fine finish from Frank Ngonyama and a debut goal for new boy Salahudeen Muhammad. The hard work all but seemed to disappear in the second half as Leatherhead grabbed 3 goals and killed the game off.
Brentford Griffins 1-1 Staines Town U19... Staines' dig in deep to take a point away from home in very tough conditions, Martyn Spong said "can't fought anyone that played today everyone played really well and deserved the draw against a good Brentford side"
Congratulations to Nebay Haile & Rhys Jones for making the FA County Youth Cup Final. Middlesex FA Under 18's eased to a 7-2 victory over their Oxfordshire compatriots to secure a place in the FA County Youth Cup Final with Nebay contributing with a goal in the win.
Strodes College 3-6 Staines Town U19 ECFA Boys are through to the Surrey Schools FA College Cup semi-final with a very convincing win over Strode's.
Staines Town U19 7-2 Hitchin Town
A resilient performance from the boys earn Staines' first 3 points in the league since November.
Uxbridge College 3-1 Staines Town U19 ECFA Staines' / Kingston College side suffer their 2nd defeat in a row to top of the league Uxbridge