Poole Town FC vs St Albans City FC


Club1st Half2nd HalfFinal scoreResult
Poole Town FC000Loss
St Albans City101Win


Date Time League Season
19th August 2017 3:00 pm National League South 2017/2018


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


Poole Town FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties
1Nick HutchingsGoalkeeper00000
2Lewis LindsayDefender00000
3Jake SmeetonDefender00000
4Will SpetchDefender00000
5Jamie WhiskenDefender00000
6Carl Pettefer 12Midfielder00000
7Luke BurbidgeMidfielder00000
8Steve DevlinMidfielder00000
9Christian Oxlade-ChamberlainMidfielder00000
10Shaun Cooper 14Defender00000
11Corby Moore 16Midfielder00000
12Jez Bedford 6Midfielder00000
13Tom ReesGoalkeeper00000
14Jack Dickson 10Midfielder00000
15Abdulai Bell-BaggieForward00000
16Tony Lee 11Forward00000
 Total 00000

Manager: Tom Killick

St Albans City

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties
1Dean SnedkerGoalkeeper00000
2Ben HerdDefender00000
3Layne EadieDefender00000
4David Noble 14Midfielder00000
5Tom GardinerDefender00000
6Harold JosephDefender00000
7Rhys Murrell-WilliamsonForward1 (40')0000
8Solomon SambouMidfielder00000
9Charlie Walker 12Forward00000
10Kieran MonlouisMidfielder00000
11Zane Banton 17Forward01000
12Sam Merson 9Forward00000
14Percy Kiangebeni 4Defender00000
15Sam GibsonMidfielder00000
16Luca Allinson-StalhamMidfielder00000
17Shaun Lucien 11Midfielder00000
 Total 11000

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

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