St Albans City moved to the brink of confirming a National League South play-off place for the first time since returning to the division in 2014 thanks to victory over Welling United.

Glenn McConnell fired them in front on seven minutes and then bagged a second after the break before Mitchell Weiss completed the 3-0 win.

It means Saints are four points inside the qualifying places with two games to go but manager David Noble insists they are not there yet, with a trip to Dartford and a home game with Farnborough still to come.

Herts Advertiser: Mitchell Weiss scored St Albans City's third. Picture: JIM STANDENMitchell Weiss scored St Albans City's third. Picture: JIM STANDEN (Image: Jim Standen)

He said: "Even if we win next week, we’ll still have to get something out of Farnborough because there are too many teams still involved. 

"If you are praying for one result to go your way, you may get lucky, but not with three or four."

Luck played a small part in the victory over the Wings but the boss was delighted with the goals scored, something that hasn't always been the case in recent weeks.

He said: "What more can you ask? Three goals for, none against and three points. 

"That is what we wished for before the game and we got it. 

"We rode our luck a little bit in the first-half. Welling had two or three good opportunities and that is something we have to stamp out. 

"We will keep working on it but we had plenty of chances too and I’m glad we got three. 

"And the clean sheet will breed confidence. That’s a defender’s bread and butter."

Herts Advertiser: Glenn McConnell runs off after scoring for St Albans City. Picture: JIM STANDENGlenn McConnell runs off after scoring for St Albans City. Picture: JIM STANDEN (Image: Jim Standen)

The final word though was about the on-loan Cambridge United forward who looks to have a very promising future in the game.

"Glenn was the difference today," said Noble. "He’s got that quality that decides games and he got two goals and an assist.

"He was different class."