Saints back to winning ways ahead of trip to Hungerford

St Albans City celebrate against Dartford

St Albans City celebrate against Dartford - Credit: Archant

St Albans City boss Ian Allinson admitted it was satisfying to finally see his side back to winning ways on Saturday.

Charlie Walker celebrates his goal against Dartford

Charlie Walker celebrates his goal against Dartford - Credit: Archant

Striker Charlie Walker hit the only goal of the afternoon at Clarence Park as Saints beat Dartford 1-0 to end a run of eight games without a victory.

During that time Allinson has re-shaped his squad in a bid to halt the slide down the table.

Four more players were added last week (see inside for details) with two starting at the weekend.

After the win, the Saints boss said: “It has been a long time coming, we made some big decisions a couple of weeks ago and we probably went a little bit too young with the personnel we brought in so we have had to revamp it a little bit.

“Today [Saturday] was probably one of our best performances for a long time against a good Dartford side who had spells in the first half and had some good opportunites.

“I felt second half we really saw the game out quite well, we could have got a couple more goals.

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“Overall it was a long time coming, but very satisfying in the end to get the three points.”

The game also saw a first cleansheet in 18 games for City, who will look to buid on this result at the weekend.

“Today was a start and hopefully we can progress from there,” he said.

“We have a tough game away at Hungerford [on Saturday], we know we have to go there be big and strong, but also try and play football.

“Hopefully we can see a progression.”

The three points from Saturday saw City overtake their tally from last term to show an overall improvement season on season.

“We have to look back and from Christmas it’s been disappointing, but the progression has been made because last year we got 49 points and this year we have got 52 points,” he added.

“My remit last year was to keep the club in the division and improve on this season so I have done that.”