NEXT IN TOWN: Leamington
St Albans City v Leamington
Saturday, January 7 – KO 3pm
Manager: Paul Holleran
Last season: 5th
Top scorer this year: Jacob Blyth (11)
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LEAMINGTON are the first visitors to Clarence Park in 2012 with David Howell’s St Albans City side looking for revenge after a 1-0 defeat in the return fixture in November.
Season so far
- 1 650 homes proposed for Harpenden golf club site
- 2 Hertfordshire's most expensive homes 2020
- 3 100 homes approved at appeal for Green Belt land
- 4 Verulamium splash park closed unexpectedly
- 5 Police urged to increase patrols in Verulamium Park following gang attack
- 6 Could Aldi be coming to Harpenden?
- 7 Area Guide: The affluent Hertfordshire town of Harpenden
- 8 Teen gang attacks boy in Verulamium Park
- 9 Invincible London Colney youngsters complete incredible first season
- 10 Nothing to hide! How I became a convert to naturism
The Brakes arrive at Clarence Park three points off behind league leaders Brackley Town but without a win in their last three games.
It has been an up and down campaign for the Warwickshire side recording decent results against the teams they are competing with at the top but slipping to poor defeats at struggling Cirencester Town (2-1) and Bedford (4-0).
The Festive Period wasn’t kind to Leamington who picked up just one point from their three fixtures; that coming from a 1-1 draw at home to Frome Town. Either side of that result were defeats at Barwell (3-1) and at home to Redditch United (2-1) on Bank Holiday Monday.
Team vs Redditch: Evans, Mace, Morley, Downes �, Francis, Charlton, Owen, Adkins, Blyth, Corbett, Batchelor.
We’ve Met Before – Leamington 1 St Albans City 0 (November 26, 2011)
Jacob Blyth scored the only goal of the game before being sent off when the two sides met back in November.
St Albans were angered when referee, Martin Dexter, turned down two very good penalty shouts only to hand the home side a hotly disputed spot kick which Blyth converted.
An off-the-ball clash between Blyth and Saints’ Ryan Moran saw both players dismissed but Leamington held on for the three points.
Paul Furlong is expected to shake off a knock picked up at Weymouth to fight it out with Sakho Bakare, Aaron Lansiquot and Rob Haworth for a place up front alongside Simon Martin.
Matt Cutchey misses out for the second game in a row because of work commitments while Sean Shields is still a few weeks away from a return.
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