Saints four-game unbeaten streak comes to abrupt end

ST ALBANS City were thumped 6-2 at home by Chesham United on New Year’s Day as their recent good form came to a halt.

Ahead of their first game of 2013, City had ended 2012 with three wins and a draw from their last four Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division matches.

However, United’s Simon Thomas grabbed a hat-trick, including two penalties, while ex-Saint Inih Effiong netted a brace and Michael Chennells also struck in injury time as Chesham ran riot at Clarence Park.

Full-back Layne Eadie and striker Lewis Toomey scored for the Saints, who were very much second best on the day.

Joint City managers Graham Golds and James Gray will be looking for better on Saturday as their troops visit Cambridge City, kick-off 3pm.

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