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Own goal sees St Albans leave empty-handed

 Published on: 10th August 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: St Albans City F.C

An 87th minute own goal from Sam Merson was the final nail in the coffin for St Albans City who left Dulwich Hamlet empty-handed.

A Dom Voss red card was the only highlight in the first half for an off the ball incident, forcing the South London side to play the final 60 minutes with 10 men.

But despite being a man down, the home side showed their dominance and in the 66th minute, a long throw from Jack Connors dropped to Nyren Clunis inside the six-yard box who was able to find the back of the net to make it 1-0.

St Albans showed glimmering moments of promise in the second half including their spectacular equaliser from striker Joe Iaciofano who dinked the ball over the Dulwich goalkeeper.

However, all the hard work that had gone into keeping the score level unravelled in the last five minutes thanks to an own goal.

Dulwich’s Nyren Clunis crossed the ball into the box and took a heavy deflection off City’s Sam Merson which flew past his own keeper.

The first three games haven’t gone as fans, or the club would have hoped for but with City returning to Clarence Park on Tuesday night to entertain Braintree Town  they will be looking to grab their first win of the season.

Picture courtesy of St Albans City FC 

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