Late goals salvage draw for St Albans City

Saints celebrate Ben Martin's late equaliser against Basingstoke. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

Saints celebrate Ben Martin's late equaliser against Basingstoke. Picture: BOB WALKLEY - Credit: Archant

A barnstorming last 10 minutes saw St Albans City grab a draw away to Basingstoke – and keep their unbeaten run under caretaker manager Harry Wheeler intact.

Twice City had to come from behind to claim a point in this Vanarama National League South fixture.

Sam Corcoran scored the first on 80 minutes, cancelling out an early strike by former Luton Town favourite, Rowan Vine.

However, within a minute Basingstoke were back in front through Chris Flood.

But Saints were not to be denied and with five minutes to go Ben Martin, with his second goal of the week, ensured parity.

The draw however was not enough to stop City dropping back into the relegation zone as both Margate and Havant & Waterlooville picked up wins.