George Morrall scored mere moments after coming on to hand St Albans City a much needed win on the road in National League South - although they were once again indebted to Michael Johnson's penalty-saving skills.

Saints had arrived at Chippenham Town on the back of three straight defeats in all competitions and must have feared the worst when they went a goal down on 32 minutes to Matt McLure's strike.

It should have got worse when the hosts got a spot-kick six minutes later but Johnson pulled off the save, the seventh time he has done so on 13 occasions, and within three minutes Mitchell Weiss knocked in the equaliser.

Morrall's moment came 15 minutes from time and within 60 seconds of arriving in a double switch alongside Sean Jeffers.

And boss David Noble was delighted with the effort shown by his team.

Herts Advertiser: David Noble applauds the St Albans City fans. Picture: SACFCDavid Noble applauds the St Albans City fans. Picture: SACFC (Image: St Albans City Football Club)

He said: "It's nice to get three points on the road. We wanted to put that right after two defeats in the league and we did that.

"We tweaked it a little bit because of how they played. We knew it would be difficult in transition to roll out how we traditionally play.

"I was pleased bar the spell in the first half when they scored and Johnno made another save, I think we did well.

"We looked after the ball and had two or three opportunities in the first half that we probably should have taken."