Ian Allinson’s St Albans City overcame Kings Langley 2-0 at the Orbital Fasteners Stadium on Tuesday evening to secure their place in the Herts Senior Cup final.
It proved to be a comfortable victory for the Saints as goals in either half from Rohdell Gordon and Munashe Sundire saw off the Southern League outfit.
City started the game in a positive fashion and almost opened the scoring through Watford loanee Harry Forster, who saw his header from eight yards out tipped wide by Melvin Minter.
Minter was called into action again a few minutes later when Merson latched onto a through ball and burst into the box before the goalkeeper made a sharp stop at his feet.
The breakthrough eventually came from the penalty spot after Lloyd Doyley brought down Rohdell Gordon in the 39th minute. The City winger stepped up and sent the spot-kick past Minter.
The second forty-five started in a similar fashion and the home stopper had to make two saves in two minutes from Merson and then Gordon.
Sundire doubled City’s lead in the 69th minute in impressive fashion.
The hosts regained possession on the edge of their own box and as a defender attempted to play the ball out, Sundire won the ball with a sliding challenge, took a touch, and rifled a strike inside the near post.
Saints goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk was forced into action soon after when he had to dive low to his right to keep out Ward’s half-volley.
Minter’s busy evening in the home goal concluded with another save in the final stages, palming Merson’s side-footed effort around the woodwork.
City will face Hemel Hempstead Town in the final and the date and venue will be announced in due course.