Ecstasy to despair in two minutes for St Albans City as they lsoe to Concord Rangers
PUBLISHED: 11:23 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 30 January 2017
Less than two minutes took St Albans City from sheer bliss to heartache as they suffered a 3-2 Vanarama National League South defeat at Concord Rangers.
National South: Concord Rangers 3 St Albans City 2
Shaun Lucien celebrates with Ben Herd after his spectacular equaliser. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Shaun Lucien sees his shot blocked. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Jamie Cureton attempts to guide the ball towards goal. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Shaun Lucien prepares to strike the ball into the back of the net. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Charlie Walker sees his shot blocked. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
David Noble drives the Saints forward. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Ben Herd celebrates his late equaliser. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Shaun Lucien in action against Concord Rangers. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Sam Merson tries to power his way through the Concord defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Tom Bender in action against Concord Rangers. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
Ben Herds shot flies past Bailey Vose. Picture: LEIGH PAGE
After trailing 2-0 at half-time to goals from Steve King and Dion Sembie-Ferris, Saints fought back in the second period.
Shaun Lucien, whose introduction from the bench along with that of Sam Merson ignited the comeback, halved the gap on 69 minutes.
And Ben Herd sparked joyous scenes on the field and on the terraces with a stunning right-footed volley on 90 minutes.
However, that joy was short lived as Sembie-Ferris pounced in the second minute of added time to give Concord a vital three points in the battle to beat the drop.
For St Albans though this defeat made it six games without a win, a run which has seen the club drop out of the play-off places to eighth.
They have a quick chance to avenge this loss when they host Welling United at Clarence Park tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
Photographer Leigh Page was on Canvey Island on Saturday to capture the action.