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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2003, 01:51:58 am »
Park upset Panshanger

Brookmans Park Under 14’s played Panshanger Yellows for the 2nd time in as many weeks and having lost heavily in the first encounter, spirit and commitment was called for. Panshanger started as they had finished the previous week and put the Park goal under pressure but a reorganised Park defence with Shen Hargreaves in the centre held firm and managed to restrict Panshanger to long range efforts, comfortably controlled by goalie Jamie Styles. This set the tone for the first half with both defence and midfield concentrating on closing down the opposition and relying on the occasional break.

Playing with the wind in the 2nd half saw a change in fortunes and Park began to create an increasing number of chances. Ben Haines went close after a run and shot around the keeper that hit a post and rebounded to safety. Park continued to enjoy most of the possession, with David Boothby and Dan Bedi taking control of midfield. With 10 mins to go, the pressure finally paid dividends when Achilleas Orphanides shot home from just inside the area. Shen Hargreaves continued to control the Park defence, Panshanger having no answer to his pace. He then capped his performance with a long range shot that rebounded off the cross bar.
Another clean sheet for Park and a return to winning ways in advance of the local derby next week against North Mymms…

Team: J.Styles, C.Smith, B.Bailey, C.Boothby, S.Hargreaves, J.Vincent, C. Graneek, D.Boothby (c), S.Reynolds, A.Orphanides, B.Haines.
Subs: D.Bedi, D.Webb

Score: 1-0 (A.Orphanides)


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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2003, 11:51:01 am »
Brookmans Park under 14’s came up against an improving Nazeing Youth on Sunday and ended up sharing the spoils in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Nazeing were last season's champions and although BP had already beaten them 2-1 earlier this season, it was always going to be a close game, particularly as both sides came into the game on the back of encouraging recent results.
Nazeing started the stronger with a greater share of the possession and they regularly put the Park defence under pressure. However, Shen Hargreaves was commanding in the centre of defence using his pace to good effect in closing down the most threatening attacks. Goalie, Jamie Styles, also made a number of excellent saves and catches, despite the slippery ball, and Park were happy to go in at 0-0 at half-time.
Park gave Alex Howard his debut in goal in the 2nd half and although he started confidently, he could do nothing but parry a shot across goal and Nazeing were on hand to take the lead. Both defences then held firm with few goal scoring chances presenting themselves. Both David Boothby and Joe Vincent were outstanding for Park in midfield, combining excellent defensive work with the ability to create a few decent chances at the opposite end. Park then moved Hargreaves into attack and the balance of play began to shift. His pace worried the Nazeing defence and with 10 minutes to go he ran onto a through ball, dissected the defence and slotted the ball to the side of the advancing keeper. From there, Park appeared the more likely winners. Hargreaves had a free kick cleared off the line from under the cross bar and he then again threatened with a run from inside his own half, past 2 defenders, only to shot narrowly wide with an effort from just outside the box. On balance though, a 1-1 final score-line was a fair result.  

Team: J. Styles, S. Reynolds, B.Bailey, S. Hargreaves, C.Boothby, D. Boothby, J.Vincent, D.Bedi, D. Webb, C.Graneek, B. Haines.
Subs (all used): A. Howard, G. Rampling, A. Brackley.
Score: 1-1
Scorer: S. Hargreaves


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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2004, 04:25:59 pm »
Park complete double over champions

The new Year's resolution is to report on all games, whatever the result, so it's a good job the year has started so well!

The under 14's turned on the style on Sunday to make it 2 wins against last season's champions, Hoddesdon Utd, this time by an emphatic 5-2 margin.

Park looked as though the Christmas break suited them, appearing full of energy and eager to chase every ball. From the start their commitment won control of midfield with Tom Brewer and David Boothby in particular covering every inch of the pitch. Ben Haines and Achilleas Orphanides were also tireless in their running up-front.

A period of extended pressure produced the opening goal for Park - Hoddesdon failed to clear the ball from their own area and the ball eventually fell to Tom Brewer who managed to strike a shot just clear of the diving keeper. Cries from the touch-line of "Break the net next time!" appeared to be appreciated.

The strikers continued to make strong runs down the flanks and a mazy run by Ben Haines followed by a strong cross found Achilleas Orphanides in the centre who beat a defender before rifling a shot past the advancing keeper.

Jamie Styles was confident in goal but was also well protected by his defence. They all worked well as a unit, restricting Hoddesdon to long range efforts, all comfortably controlled by Jamie Styles. At half-time Alex Howard took over in goal, allowing Jamie a run-out on pitch, adding yet further bite to the midfield with a string of strong tackles.

Park maintained the pressure in the 2nd half and were soon 3-0 up. Joe Vincent collected the ball mid-way in the Hoddesdon half and spotting the keeper off his line attempted an audacious lob, almost reminiscent of Nayim against Arsenal, and with the same outstanding result.

After momentarily letting Hoddesdon back into the game with a soft goal, Park continued to apply the pressure with Dan Webb eventually opening his account for Park with a sweetly struck drive past the keeper after brilliant inter-play with Haines and Styles down the wing.

Hoddesdon pulled a further goal back but it was left to Webb to round off the scoring with a further drive past the despairing keeper after good work from Boothby and Styles.

A major differentiator was the strength of Park’s defence who were first to ball and fearless in the tackle. Hargreaves, Boothby, Smith and Reynolds were all outstanding.

A Strong team performance that augers well for 2004.

Team: J.Styles, S.Reynolds, C.Smith, S. Hargreaves, C.Boothby, D. Boothby, T. Brewer, D. Webb, J. Vincent, A. Orphanides, B. Haines.
Sub: A. Howard

Score 5-2
Scorers: T. Brewer, A. Orphanides, J. Vincent, D. Webb (2)


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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2004, 01:38:47 am »

Brookmans Park Under 14's maintained their 100% record in 2004 with a comprehensive 12-0 win over Ware Lions on Sunday afternoon. Park were missing their usual strike partnership of Achilleas Orphanides and Ben Haines along with their otherwise ever-present central defender Chris Boothby but their reorganised team still managed to stamp their authority on the game right from the outset.

Joe Vincent and David Boothby were outstanding in midfield, controlling the game both defensively and in attack. The pace of Shen Hargreaves in attack also helped present endless scoring opportunities.

Joe Vincent opened the scoring with a crisp shot from close range into the corner. The lead was soon doubled when Tom Brewer deftly converted a cross from Calum Graneek. Shen Hargreaves added 2 more to put Park totally in control. Some substitutions gave Gary Rampling the chance to open his account for Park, finishing off a stylish set of interchanges that cut the Ware defence apart. Gary added his second and Ben Bailey scored his first of the season to make the half-time score 7-0.

Tom Brewer added his second early in the 2nd half, finishing coolly after good work down the right from Vincent and Boothby. Shen Hargreaves then took over, scoring a further 3 with a variety of efforts that mixed either rounding the keeper or firing fiercely wide of him. Hargreaves would have had a sixth but his effort was helped over the line by Dan Webb.

On the few occassions that Ware threatened, the Park defence held firm with Smith, Brackley, Reynolds, Styles and Bailey all ensuring that Alex Howard in goal did not have a serious effort to save all afternoon.

An excellent team performance by Park and ideal preparation for next week's local derby against North Mymms.

Team: A.Howard, B.Bailey, C.Smith, J.Styles, S.Reynolds, J.Vincent, C.Graneek, D.Boothby, T.Brewer, S.Hargreaves, D.Webb
Subs: A.Brackley, G.Rampling
Score: 12-0
Scorers: S.Hargreaves (5), G.Rampling (2), T.Brewer (2), J.Vincent, D.Webb, B.Bailey.

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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2004, 11:16:53 am »
The BPYFC site also has some pictures of the 12-0 victory, and there is now a photo gallery of pictures of the team for any parents who want to print any shots off, or order them from the company that runs the site.

If any other local teams want to use this site for match reports please feel free to do so.
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.


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Re: Brookmans Park Youth Football Club
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2004, 11:09:31 am »

Brookmans Park Under 14s came away with a deserved draw on Sunday thanks to the type of clinical finishing from Tom Brewer that Liverpool are crying out for at present.

This was likely to be a close, hard fought game with 2 out of the previous 3 encounters with Ware Youth Yellows ending is draws - this game followed the same pattern.

Park had to reorganise following the departure of their central defender (and also leading goalscorer....) to local rivals on a Bosman type transfer (similarities with Sol Campbell? - too many to mention!). However Joe Vincent appeared to be a natural at centre half, controlling the back line from the outset with a combination of both pace and positioning. The rest of the back 4 followed Joe's example, all putting in strong performances to ensure that opportunuities for Ware
were kept to a minimum. When called upon though, Alex Howard was superb in goal, with a mix of blocks and dives that kept Ware at bay. Chris Smith also managed to improve upon his usual high standards at left-back and narrowly won the man of the match award (which could have gone to any of the back 5).

Ware however did take the lead mid-way through the first half. Kicking downhill they were still having less of the play, both in terms of possession and territorial advantage. However, with conditions difficult thanks to the wind, rain and mud, Ware managed one breakaway goal which Alex could do little to prevent thanks to a powerful finish.

Park took control in the 2nd half though with David Boothby and Jonny Driscoll running the midfield. Possession though was turned into only a handful of chances which either went agonisingly wide or were saved by the Ware keeper. Given the conditions, the performances of both keepers drew regular applause from both sets of spectators.

Boothby and Driscoll both had efforts well saved, likewise Stephen Reynolds who attempted a repeat of his goal from earlier this season with a poweful shot from 35 yards which the keeper did well to hold just under the crossbar.

Ware also had their chances to increase their lead, including a goalmouth scramble that saw the ball hit the woodwork twice and Alex Howard even more often as, at last, all eforts were repelled.

It was left to Tom Brewer to ensure that Park received just reward for their effort. With only stoppage time to play, Tom received the ball in the penalty area and rather than take a 2nd touch or try to find a better angle, he simply rifled the ball home into the corner.

This still just left time for both keepers to make a further save each as both teams pushed for the winner but a final scoreline of 1-1 was on balance a fair reflection of a close, hard fought and very enjoyable match.

The referree, Chris Farley, is also worth a mention. He is the manager of one of the younger Ware Youth sides but has recently qualified following a plea from the league for interested mums and dads to take up refereeing - numbers of qualified referees are dwindling.
He was tough, not allowing any infringements to go unpunished and yet totally fair. This was exactly the type of refereeing that 13/14 year olds need. He should be applauded - we need more like him and indeed our own Dave Styles!!

Score : 1-1
Scorer: Tom Brewer

Team: A.Howard, C.Smith. S.Reynolds, J.Vincent, C.Boothby, B.Bailey, D.Boothby, J.Driscoll, J.Styles, A. Orphanides, B.Haines.
Subs (all used): G.Rampling, D.Bedi, D.Webb, T.Brewer.

BPYFC Man of the match - Chris Smith

Scorer of the equalising goal - Tom Brewer

Editor's Note: Edited only to add image.
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