St Albans faced Bath City at Clarence Park on a lovely Saturday afternoon. St Albans had turned their form lately after some poor losses to remain in contention for play-offs. They are in a big dogfight to get the play-offs and this game could be vital to their season. Bath are in and around the relegation spots and have been on an awful patch of form lately.
St Albans started very well with chance after chance they were bound to score at some point. They did and it only took 12 minutes. Cameron Green scored for the Saints after a squared ball from Mitchell Weiss left him to tap it home to give St Albans a deserved lead and also get his first goal for the club. They kept going at Bath and they couldn't handle it and soon St Albans doubled their lead. Mitchell Weiss took the shot and his shot was fumbled in by Danny Ball to give St Albans a 2-0 lead. They looked comfortable and stable looking to add a third. Bath started attacking some more and Bath grabbed a goal back. Cody Cooke scored after he directed a long ball back in to give Bath a fighting chance before half time. They were soon level just before the break as St Albans crumbled before half time. Alex Fletcher scored a lovely goal to draw level for the Romans and St Albans didn't know what hit them. The half finished 2-2. St Albans desperately needed a goal in the second half as their play-off push was in jeopardy if 3 points were collected. With around 10 minutes to go something terrible happened for St Albans. A penalty was awarded to Bath City following a handball. Cody Cooke stepped up to complete the comeback for Bath and he blazed it wide to give St Albans a lifeline. After disaster for St Albans a miracle then happened. A scramble in the Bath box lead to John Goddard sunk Bath City with a crucial goal to wrap up 3 points for St Albans.
This meant that St Albans go to 7th remaining in the play-offs me and got 2 points ahead of Hungerford Town with a game in hand. This win could prove to be huge since they have many games in hand over their opponents. They are also only 3 points off of 5th placed Ebbsfleet United. Bath City however fall to 18th following a Tonbridge Angels win.
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