St Albans moved off the bottom of the Vanarama National League South on Saturday, December 21, after beating fourth placed Weymouth.
It’s their first win since the end of October and have started the festive period in the best way possible thanks to a goal from Joe Laciofano.
The Saints, playing in white and green, started off the game well when Laciofano fizzed a shot inches wide of the post.
Goalkeeper Dave Snekder was called into action for the first time in the 17th minute when he denied McQuoid when he was through on goal.
Laciofano was denied once again on the 44th minute, but just a few minutes later he got the goal he deserved when Zane Banton’s shot went off Laciofano to give the Saints the lead right on half-time.
The adverse weather conditions stopped both sides from creating many chances in the second half but Laciofano and Nwabuokei combined well throughout to cause problems.
St Albans defended resolutely, but the pressure was piling on in the final few minutes with Snedker having to save the Saints on a few occasions.
However, Ian Allinson’s men held on to all three points and crucially move off the bottom of the table.
Next up for them is Hemel Hempstead back at Clarence Park on Boxing Day as they look to continue this good form.
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