Saints boss hails Khale Da Costa’s wonder goal against Chelmsford as ‘one of the best I’ve seen down here’

Ben Wyatt and David Moyo are the first to congratulate Khale Da Costa on his perfectly-taken goal. P

Ben Wyatt and David Moyo are the first to congratulate Khale Da Costa on his perfectly-taken goal. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

Ian Allinson heaped praise on Khale Da Costa after his superb finish crowned a memorable come from behind win over Chelmsford City.

Saints players celebrate Khale Da Costa's perfectly-taken goal. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Saints players celebrate Khale Da Costa's perfectly-taken goal. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

The tricky winger produced a stunning touch and turn before a delightful chip over goalkeeper Nathan McDonald gave Saints a 3-1 win.

Tom Bender receives running repairs after a clash of heads with team-mate Ben Wyatt. Picture: LEIGH

Tom Bender receives running repairs after a clash of heads with team-mate Ben Wyatt. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

Allinson said: “If you saw a finish like Khale Da Costa’s anywhere else in the world, it would be in the top 10 best goals.

David Moyo follows the ball into the net. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

David Moyo follows the ball into the net. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“It was a fantastic finish. I was just going to shout at him to take his time because I thought he was going to drive it.

David Moyo follows the ball into the back of the net following a Khale Da Costa cross. Picture: LEIG

David Moyo follows the ball into the back of the net following a Khale Da Costa cross. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

“But he showed a little bit of quality it was an absolutely unbelievable goal and people really need to see it.

Clovis Kamdjo heads clear the danger. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Clovis Kamdjo heads clear the danger. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant


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“We’ve had some special goals this year but that was the best I’ve seen down here.”

The success was well deserved and keeps St Albans in the hunt for one of the National League South play-off places.

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David Moyo’s header right on the stroke of half-time instantly cancelled out Chris Whelpdale’s opener for Chelmsford.

And Moyo’s second, plus Da Costa’s magic moment, sealed the game after the break.

Allinson said: “It was a tough game to be fair.

“They dominated for long periods in the first half and had the better chances.

“I would have liked to go in at 0-0 and with the slope in the second half we could have put them under the pressure.

“I was disappointed with the goal we gave away. It was a free header but we reacted really well and got the equaliser.

“It was so important to get that and for me we scored two outstanding goals.”

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