Shaun Jeffers returned to the starting line and responded with two goals as St Albans City beat Chelmsford City.

The hotshot has been left on the bench for most of the season but got the nod in the 2-0 National League South win at the Melbourne Stadium.

They were his first of the season and Noble felt he could have had even more.

The boss said: "He got two good goals, the first was a tap-in but the second was a typical Shaun goal, a beautiful first-time finish.

"But he could have more, certainly in the first half, and I know the sort of person he is. He will be disappointed he doesn't have a hat-trick at least."

But while that aspect pleased the boss, what thrilled him was at the other end of the pitch.

The success was Saints' third in a row with all three, plus a draw before them, coming with a clean sheet.

Noble said: "We haven't conceded during September and that's the foundation for any good team.

"The first few games we conceded a few too many but it's been a lot better.

I think it was just a mindset among the players. We were talking about it at half-time at Welling. 

"We had been passive in the first half and that was my fault, not because I told them to be passive but because of the way I'd set us up to press.

"It didn't work and collectively, more from the players although it was going to happen anyway, we tweaked it and they were right on board.

"Since then I have seen a difference in our mentality, wanting to get pressure on the ball and stopping passes and crosses.

"It is evident in the results."