A resilient St Albans side suffered an unfortunate loss in Essex at the hands of Billericay today (Saturday, August 24).
A thrilling first half may have given some hope to Saints fans.
The away side did get off to a shaky start, conceding with just eight minutes on the clock. A strong move from Robinson and Parkes led to the latter slotting the ball past Snedker.
Billericay continued to pile pressure on St Albans early on but it was the Saints who struck next through Rhys Murrell-Williamson. A delightful through ball from David Noble cut through the defence and put the wide-man in on goal, who slid the ball under Julian.
It only took the hosts a couple of minutes to reclaim their lead as Parkes burst down the right and his low delivery was turned into his own net by Dave Diedhiou.
But Saints scored in even closer succession just two minutes later as Murrell-Williamson danced into the box and his heavily deflected shot fell to Joe Laciofano, who volleyed home. Game on.
A back-and-fourth second half saw both ‘keepers make some fine saves, but it was ultimately a disappointing loss for St Albans, who conceded when Robinson lobbed the ball over Snedker and into the net.
Plenty of positives for St Albans to take from an ultimately unfortunate loss.