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Welwyn Garden City

Home of the "Citizens" - Established 1921

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Herns Way, Panshanger, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1TA

WGC Youth heaped more misery on bottom-of-the-table St Margaretsbury Youth in the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League, by inflicting the first double figure score against them, in over two seasons.

 

Ironically, the young Herns Laners were half-a-dozen players short of their full squad, but were far too strong for their beleagued opponents from the start and within the first 18 minutes of the game, had racked up a 5-0 lead!

 

From when first-team squad member Reggie Ross put WGC Yth ahead in the sixth minutes, switching passes with Jordan Tring to round the keeper for 1-0, WGC Yth never looked back.

 

Another with first-team experience Nathan Dimmock played the opening 20 minutes, waltzed around four St Mag's players and fired home for 2-0, four minutes later.

 

Nathan Isherwood made it three in 14 minutes, Ross added his second with a 30 yard cross-shot that deceived the visiting keeper two minutes later and two minutes after that - in 18 minutes - it was five, Seb Melandez heading in.

 

WGC Yth eased off after this and their visitors spiritedly came back to reduce the deficit six minutes from half-time.

 

The second-half saw WGC Yth quickly back on top again. Dan McGoohan made it six in the opening moments after the restart. Ross completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later and was promptly replaced, before St Mag's broke away again and netted a second from a header.

 

Dylan Plati got in on the scoring act, putting away a cross from the left for 8-2, before a further brace from Isherwood, netting a rebound from his own first effort and a sweet shot on the turn, made him the second player to complete a hat-trick and bring up double figures.

 

McGoohan added his second 10 minutes from time to put the Citizens' youth side in 11th heaven.

 

WGC Yth: Eames, Tring (L), Duncan, Foster, Smith, Melandez, Dimmock, Ross, Plati, Isherwood, Tring (J). subs:- McGoohan, Dixon, Johnson (all used).

Welwyn Garden City FC Youth 11 - 2 St Margaretsbury Youth