After a torrid start to the season which has seen St Albans City FC pick up just three points from the first six games, the relief around Clarence Park was palpable this afternoon as Ian Allinson’s men saw off Concord Rangers to claim their first three points of the season.
The Saints started confidently and hit the post after just seven minutes when Rhys Murrell-Williamson found Bobson Bawling, whose effort rebounded.
The Saints opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Bobson Bawling burst onto a long ball and teed up Joe Iaciofano who slotted the ball home after he saw his initial effort saved.
With Concord asserting themselves on the game, the visitors kept the pressure on after the break.
Although Concord hit the post with 15 minutes left, it was the home team who took all three points. Iaciofano won the ball high up the pitch and powered forward before he found Darren Foxley who took a touch and curled the ball home from twenty yards out.
Concord ensured a nervous finish when they pulled a goal back on 90 minutes but the Saints held on for all three points.
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