Home truths are hurting Saints

St Albans City Football Club

St Albans City Football Club - Credit: Archant

St Albans City joint manager James Gray admitted that he’s sick of the sight of Clarence Park after his side’s home form continued to halt their development in the Vanarama Conference South.

Monday’s 3-2 loss to Farnborough was the Saints’ fifth in Vanarama Conference South this season and the stat line is not pleasant reading: P8 W2 D1 L5 PTS7.

There have been wins, four to a precise – two league matches and two cup ties – but it’s a stark contrast to their away form.

City have doubled their points tally on their travels, picking up 15, thanks to five wins and four losses.

“I’m sick of the sight of Clarence Park at the moment; I’d prefer to play away,” said Gray after Monday’s loss.

“We didn’t move the ball quickly enough, didn’t get close to second balls and too many were off their games. That’s the story of us at Clarence Park and it spreads through the team like wildfire.”

St Albans will need a rapid turnaround in fortune at home if they are to remain in the top half of the table.

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Their next two league games are at home, starting this Saturday with Havant and Waterlooville, followed by a trip to Bromley and then it’s the Boxing Day match against Hemel Hempstead at Clarence Park.