Poole Town FC vs St Albans City FC


Club1st Half2nd HalfFinal score
Poole Town FC000
St Albans City101


19th August 20173:00 pmNational League South2017/2018


St Albans City made it an amazing ‘five from five’ in the National League South following a staunch 1-0 win over Poole Town at the Black Gold Stadium this afternoon. The pitch was hardly conducive to slick football, made for a scrappy affair with the Saints enjoying the better opening exchanges as Banton and Walker in particular looking dangerous for City. Poole’s attacks were infrequent but well-dealt with by the well marshalled away defence. Spetch had Poole’s best chance of the half, heading straight at Snedker as the interval approached but it was City who went into the break courtesy of a sensational strike by Rhys Murrell-Williamson. Banton attacked with pace down the left and found Murrell-Williamson just inside the area, who concluded by curling his effort into the top corner.

The second half was a more a balanced affair. The hosts were improved in both tempo and technique. Dickson could only hit the bar with the goal beckoning, an offside flag sparing his blushes. Saints keeper Dean Snedker then produced the save of the match as the hour mark approached, repelling Devlin’s thunderous effort as Poole searched for the equaliser.

Ian Allinson’s side defended well and always posed a threat on the attack. Charlie Walker, Banton and Kieran Monlouis all had efforts blocked as captain David Noble exercised a calm head and started to dictate proceedings in the middle of the park. There was no let-up for the Dolphins as Shawn Lucien and Sam Merson were introduced into the fray as the game ebbed into the closing stages. Merson was inches away from doubling the lead following excellent work from the rampaging Monlouis and despite a late home flourish the City defence held firm and now return to Hertfordshire with three points.

Attendance: 388
Referee: Jacob Miles (Peacehaven)

Match reports to follow


Game Timeline

18. Rhys Murrell-Williamson
Jack Dickson
Tony Lee
Jez Bedford
Shaun Lucien
10. Sam Merson
Percy Kiangebeni

Poole Town FC

# PlayerPosition
1Nick HutchingsGoalkeeper
2Lewis LindsayDefender
3Jake SmeetonDefender
4Will SpetchDefender
5Jamie WhiskenDefender
6Carl Pettefer 12Midfielder
7Luke BurbidgeMidfielder
8Steve DevlinMidfielder
9Christian Oxlade-ChamberlainMidfielder
10Shaun Cooper 14Defender
11Corby Moore 16Midfielder
12Jez Bedford 6Midfielder
13Tom ReesGoalkeeper
14Jack Dickson 10Midfielder
15Abdulai Bell-BaggieForward
16Tony Lee 11Forward


  • Manager: Tom Killick

St Albans City

# PlayerPosition
1Dean SnedkerGoalkeeper
2Ben HerdDefender
3Layne EadieDefender
4David Noble 14Midfielder
5Tom GardinerDefender
6Harold JosephDefender
7Rhys Murrell-WilliamsonForward
8Solomon SambouMidfielder
9Charlie Walker 12Forward
10Kieran MonlouisMidfielder
11Zane Banton 17Forward
12Sam Merson 9Forward
14Percy Kiangebeni 4Defender
15Sam GibsonMidfielder
16Luca Allinson-StalhamMidfielder
17Shaun Lucien 11Midfielder


  • Manager: Ian Allinson
  • Manager: Lee Allinson
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Rhys Tom
  • Physio: Ryan Jefferies

Match Stats


Tatnum Ground

180 Stanley Green Rd, Poole, Poole BH15 3AH, UK