David Noble is ready for a couple of Christmas crackers after guiding St Albans City to another victory.

They won 2-1 at home to Chelmsford City in National League South, their third game out of the last four that have ended undefeated. 

They now go to Dartford on Saturday before returning home to take on Hemel Hempstead Town on Boxing Day.

The City boss expects both to be tough tests.

He said: "Every game in this league is massive. There are three points on offer against who ever you face.

"Chelmsford were a good team and Dartford and Hemel are good teams. I've said before I think the league is stronger this year.

"As a whole, the league is a better quality."

The Clarets had taken the lead at Clarence Park on 12 minutes, Ody Alfa crossing for Callum Watts to fire home.

But the contest definitively turned in favour of the hosts just 11 minutes later when Jenkins was sent off for a foul on Shaun Jeffers, who then converted the penalty.

From there Saints had the better of the chances but did not take the lead until six minutes from time.

George Hoddle made sure the ball got to Ryan Blackman and he hit it first time into the roof of the net.