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Saints 1 Woking 1

St Albans City and Woking shared the points at Clarence Park on Saturday.

Solomon Sambou was first to get a sight of goal when he turned on the edge of the box in a central position and struck a low effort, but Craig Ross was equal to the strike.

The Saints continued to apply the pressure and they took the lead just a few minutes later when the ball fell to Zane Banton who turned and sent a strike goalward and Solomon Sambou was in the right place to stick a boot out and turn the ball into the far corner.

However, Woking were level just five minutes later when Jack Cook picked the ball up on the edge of the area following a free-kick and sent a sweet half-volley flying past Dean Snedker.

David Moyo was a thorn in the side of the Woking defence throughout and should have given his side the lead just before the interval when he beat the offside trap, but the forward saw his low
strike turned away by Ross.

The forward came even closer after half-time when he met Ben Wyatt’s inch perfect free-kick from the left, but Moyo’s header crashed off of the post before the follow-up was blocked by a mass of defenders.

Snedker, who picked up the man of the match award at full time, was called upon around the hour mark to make two important saves.

The first saw the stopper get down low to his right to deny Luer after the Woking forward had cut inside before he tipped Gerring’s header over the bar from the resulting corner.

Snedker’s most important save, however, came with fifteen minutes to go after Paul Hodges was bundled over on the run inside the City box. Luer stepped up and sent the spot-kick down the middle, but the goalkeeper stuck out a leg and the ball ricocheted away.

That save looked to rally the Saints and they went close to re-taking the lead two minutes later when Diedhiou’s near post flick on from a Ben Wyatt corner was cleared off the line.

The result means the Saints still sit one point outside the play-off in ninth and travel to sixteenth placed side Hampton & Richmond Borough next Saturday with the aim of returning to winning ways.

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