Delight for Allinson as St Albans City banish the frustrations of the last two weeks with Slough win

Clovis Kamdjo celebrates his second goal of the game. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Clovis Kamdjo celebrates his second goal of the game. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

Two goals form Clovis Kamdjo and one for David Moyo saw St Albans City come from behind to clinch a 3-2 National League South win over Slough Town.

David Moyo fires St Albans City into a 3-1 lead. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

David Moyo fires St Albans City into a 3-1 lead. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

It ended a frustrating two weeks for the Saints who have been without a game since the 2-0 loss to Bath City, a result that followed hot on the heels of their FA Cup exit at Taunton Town.

David Moyo stirkes the ball into the back of the net to secure all three points for the Saints. Pict

David Moyo stirkes the ball into the back of the net to secure all three points for the Saints. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

And a goal for the Rebels on 10 minutes did little to suggest things had got better.

Solomon Sambou creates problems in the Slough penalty area. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Solomon Sambou creates problems in the Slough penalty area. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

But it led to a perfect response from City who got better and better as the match went on, a fact that delighted manager Ian Allinson.

David Noble and Khale Da Costa celebrate David Moyo's strike which put the Saints into a 3-1 lead. P

David Noble and Khale Da Costa celebrate David Moyo's strike which put the Saints into a 3-1 lead. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

He said: “It’s been a really frustrating two weeks since the Bath and Taunton defeats and I think the players were down after those games.

Tom Bender launches the ball into the Slough penalty area. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Tom Bender launches the ball into the Slough penalty area. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant


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“The first week of training wasn’t good but they’ve picked up this week and it’s been good.

Solomon Sambou holds off the advancing Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Solomon Sambou holds off the advancing Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“I was disappointed with the goal we conceded. We started well enough but it came from our corner and I don’t think we doubled up enough to stop the lad from getting in a shot.

David Moyo wins a header. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

David Moyo wins a header. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

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“But you go back to the games where we’ve conceded an early cheap goal and this time I was really pleased with the reaction.

David Moyo heads clear from a Slough Town set piece. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

David Moyo heads clear from a Slough Town set piece. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“Once we got into it we started to cause them problems and if we hadn’t of got that goal just before half-time, I’d have been really disappointed.

Khale Da Costa dances his way through the Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Khale Da Costa dances his way through the Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“And it gave us that little bit of confidence to go and put the game to bed.

Solomon Sambou drives the Saints forward. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Solomon Sambou drives the Saints forward. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“I was just really pleased with the chances we created and felt that David Moyo led the line really well.

Saints congratulate Clovis Kamdjo on his equaliser late in the first half. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Saints congratulate Clovis Kamdjo on his equaliser late in the first half. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“We gave away a cheap goal and it got a little bit scary in those last few minutes but we managed to see the game out and get the three points.”

Clovis Kamdjo slots home to bring the Saints level. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Clovis Kamdjo slots home to bring the Saints level. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

Kamdjo’s goals were his first for the club and Allinson believes there is still plenty more to come from the Barnet and York City man.

Tom Bender looks for a way through the Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Tom Bender looks for a way through the Slough defence. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“I was pleased for Clovis,” said the City boss. “It’s taken him a while but the thing is he has had a year out and when he comes in we seem to have a two-week break.

Ben Wyatt drills the ball towards the back post for Clovis Kamdjo to slot home. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Ben Wyatt drills the ball towards the back post for Clovis Kamdjo to slot home. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“He can’t get any momentum going and he probably needs four or five games to get back to full match fitness so it’s great he got 90 minutes and it’s great he got two goals.

“It’s something we’ve worked on in training and I can’t ask for any more than that.”

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