Following a month of league games on the road the Saints return to home soil hoping that the creature comforts of Clarence Park can help them pick up an important three points against Truro City this coming Saturday
Ian Allinson’s side somewhat bounced back from a surprise 5-0 defeat against Hungerford Town two weeks ago with a 2-2 draw against Wealdstone last time out. On-loan attacking midfielder Liam Sole secured the point for City with a neat finish in the 91st minute, sparking wild celebrations amongst the travelling supporters.
After the game Ian Allinson expressed his pleasure with the result but also some disappointment that City didn’t go on to win “We bossed most of the game, we looked totally in charge and it was no more than what we deserved getting an equaliser” before adding “It’s just a shame that we haven’t come away from today with three points”.
Truro City have moved seven points clear of the bottom three in recent weeks and also have a game in hand on twentieth placed side Hungerford Town, although the Cornwall based club will know that they will need to keep picking up points if they are to stave off the threat of relegation.
The White Tigers go into this clash on the back of a 2-0 win against fourteenth placed side Oxford City, their first win in three games. Goals in either half from Ben Rowthorn and Dan Rooney proved to be enough for the home side to pick up an important three points.
That victory was Truro City’s second in their last five league games, the other coming against Eastbourne Borough at the start of February, and sets them up perfectly for Saturday’s meeting.
Manager Leigh Robinson took over at Treyew Road in September and the former Taunton Town boss has already masterminded a victory over the Saints this season. City had made the long trip West and looked to be on track for picking up all three points when Sam Merson pounced, but the hosts levelled from the penalty spot before Louis Rooney scored the winner in the second minute of additional time.
Truro City also got the better of the Saints the last time we met here at Clarence Park back in March of 2018, with the White Tigers coming out on top thanks to Conor Riley-Lowe’s 25th minute penalty.
Ian Allinson will be looking for his side to get revenge for both of those results this Saturday and he goes into the game with an almost fully fit squad to choose from following the returns of Ben Herd and Clovis Kamdjo, although City will continue to be without captain David Noble.
However, the Saints will have new signing James Ewington available for selection after his arrival from Walton Casuals on Wednesday evening and you can read more about the signing here – https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/goal-machine-joins-city-ranks/
We need your support so why not come on down to Clarence Park and get behind the boys!
Kick-off is 3pm and turnstiles will open at 1:30pm.
- Adults £15 with free transfer to seating
- Concessions* £10 with free transfer to seating
- Oaklands and Herts Uni students £5 with free transfer to seating
- Other students £10 with free transfer to seating
- Juniors (U16s) £5 with free transfer to seating
- U12s One under 12 admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult
- Family ticket £25 – Two adults + two children