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Saints 2 Chippenham Town 3

Chippenham Town came out of an entertaining game at Clarence Park with all three points following a 3-2 win against St Albans City.

The Bluebrids started brilliantly and took the lead inside a minute as a Karnell Chambers latched onto a ball forward and saw his shot saved, but the ball bounced back into his path and he slotted it home.

That lead was almost doubled when Chambers curled an effort goal wards from the edge of box, but Snedker tipped it away at full-stretch.

The hosts levelled with five minutes left of the half when Richards handled in the area and David Moyo subsequently stepped up to slot the spot-kick past House.

Chippenham re-took the lead ten minutes after the break through Jarvis, who headed home from Smith’s cross.

St Albans again equalised just seven minutes later, and again it was through Moyo, who met a Bender cross and planted a header into the bottom corner.

The home side continued to push forward and almost took the lead when Da Costa saw his curled effort palmed into the path of Merson, but Richards was there to spectacularly block the forward’s effort.

However, with six minutes left Nick McCootie won it for the visitors when he was quickest to react after Snedker spilled Smile’s long-range effort and turned the ball home.

Prior to the game the St Albans’ Sea Cadets led the two teams out on to the pitch and laid a wreath in the centre circle as part of the weekend of Remembrance. The Last Post was performed impeccably by Leah Loukes during the two minute’s silence.

Match details (including post-match interview and video highlights)

Photo courtesy of Leigh Page

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