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UNLUCKY: St Albans grab a point at home to Chelmsford

 Published on: 30th November 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: St Albans City F.C

St Albans City grabbed a point at home to Chelmsford City after an inspired second half comeback.

The game started with a respected minutes silence ahead of kick-off in memory of former City players Phil Wood and Barry Butterfield, who both sadly passed away recently.

It was a frantic start to the game for both sides with the game’s first chance falling to the visitors as Chris Whelpdale hit the outside of the post from six yards out.

A couple of great saves by Dean Snedker kept his side in the first half with Chelmsford having the main chunk of possession and chances.

Having been second best for the majority of the first half, St Albans started to string some nice passes together in their opponent’s half which led to Sam Merson heading wide from a good cross.

Despite St Albans growing into the game, Chelmsford’s Shaun Jeffers scored from his strike with 40 minutes on the clock from inside the box to make it one nil.

The Saints continued their form in the second half with the early chances falling to Sam Merson who failed to convert.

Zane Banton nearly levelled the game, but his thundering effort was just wide of the post.

Saints’ dominance finally paid off on the 69th minute after a goal line scramble was eventually converted by Munashe Sundire. 1-1.

An 87th minute save by Snedker saw the game out for The Saints who will feel unlucky to not have grabbed all three points.

A point still leaves Ian Allinson’s men bottom of the table.

Saints next play Hampton & Richmond Borough on December 7.

Picture courtesy of St Albans City FC 

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