St Albans City 0 Hungerford Town 0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfFinal scoreResult
St Albans City000Draw
Hungerford000Draw

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Date Time League Season
21st October 2017 3:00 pm National League South 2017/2018

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Attendance: 539

Referee: Tom Reeves (Ansty, Coventry)

Saints forced to settle for a point after stalemate with Hungerford Town.

Three points would have seen the Saints climb atop the National League South on Saturday but it wasn’t to be for Ian Allinson’s side. A blustery afternoon turned into a frustrating one for City who dominated both possession and chances but couldn’t find that all elusive goal.

Both teams began understandably tentative in very windy conditions but it wasn’t long before Saints upped the tempo. Rhys Murrell-Williamson made a nuisance of himself down the right, his cross eventually finding Zane Banton whose shot rolled the wrong side of the post.

Banton came again though, this time trying to round Hungerford’s keeper Lewis Ward whose outstretched boot prevented an inevitable tap in.

Hungerford posed little threat to Dean Snedker’s goal in the first half, their attack finding it difficult to break down City’s well-organised defence, often opting for a long ball.

The Saints piled the pressure on as the first half drew to a close and were almost rewarded for their perseverance when Sam Merson rattled the bar after latching onto Banton’s rebounding shot, but the Saints were left with nothing to show for their pressure.

The half time break introduced debutant Nathaniel Pinney to the fray whose powerful frame and physicality seemed to grant City an alternative avenue in their attack. He caused problems with his hold up play and was denied a debut goal after his 25-yard strike was turned wide by Ward, who was beginning to look unbeatable at this point.

City were almost punished for their wastefulness in front of goal as Hungerford came close to breaking the deadlock. Paul Stonehouse’s cross was half cleared by Tom Bender but fell kindly to Jordan Simpson on the edge of the box, thumping a low shot against the upright.

Usual business resumed soon after with the Saints comfortably in control of proceedings. A goal seemed inevitable as the pressing continued late into the game but Hungerford came away unscathed.

Pinney came close to sealing all three points late into added time, but couldn’t get a touch on Shaun Lucien’s low, driven cross which flashed just wide of the far post.

Written by Harry Blackburn

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St Albans City

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties scored
1Dean SnedkerGoalkeeper00000
2Ben HerdDefender00000
3Layne EadieDefender00000
4David NobleMidfielder, Captain00000
5Tom Gardiner 17Defender00000
6Tom BenderDefender00000
7Shaun LucienMidfielder00000
8Solomon SambouMidfielder00000
9Sam Merson 12Forward00000
10Zane Banton 15Forward001 (44')00
11Rhys Murrell-WilliamsonForward00000
12Charlie Walker 9Forward00000
14Kingsley EshunForward00000
15Nathaniel Pinney 10Forward00000
16Percy KiangebeniMidfielder00000
17Harold Joseph 5Defender00000
 Total 00100

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

Hungerford

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties scored
1Lewis WardGoalkeeper00000
2Rhys TylerDefender00000
3Diak JohnDefender00000
4Paul StonehouseDefender00000
5Gareth ThomasDefender00000
6James RusbyDefender00000
7James ClarkMidfielder00000
8Jordan SimpsonMidfielder001 (44')00
9Stefan BrownForward00000
10Nicholas Bignall 16Forward00000
11Louie Soares 12Midfielder00000
12Luke Hopper 11Forward00000
14Matt PartridgeDefender00000
15Marcus BeauchampGoalkeeper00000
16Richard Whittingham 10Midfielder00000
17Ian HerringMidfielder00000
 Total 00100

Manager: Jon Boardman

Goals
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0
Assists
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0
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Penalties scored
0
0

Ground

Clarence Park
1 York Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4PL, UK