St Albans City FC bounced back from their FA Cup disappointment in midweek with a confident 3-0 win at home against Chippenham Town in the National League South, as their unbeaten start continues.
Goals from Zane Banton, Mitchell Weiss and Shaun Jeffers allowed the Saints to comfortably seal the victory despite an early scare as stand-in goalkeeper Rihards Matrevics saved a penalty after just five minutes.
Shaun Jeffers almost gave the Saints the perfect start after two minutes when his effort forced Will Puddy into an early save, but Chippenham were awarded a penalty a few minutes later.
Joe Hanks stepped up for the away side but Matrevics dived down to his left to keep the score level.
The opening goal came after 15 minutes after Jeffers’ initial effort was well saved by Puddy, however Banton was there in the right place at the right time to tap the ball home and give the Saints the lead.
Their lead was doubled just minutes before the half time whistle, this time a counterattack troubled Chippenham and Weiss found himself in on goal after beating the offside trap and allowed him to round the goalkeeper and poke the ball home into an empty net.
The game was put beyond any doubt in the final few seconds of the game and Jeffers got the goal his performance deserved sending the Saints up to fourth in the league table, just three points off the top with a game in hand.
Next up for St Albans is another home game as they welcome bottom of the table Braintree Town to Clarence Park.
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