Defensive strength delights Ian Allinson as St Albans City maintain play-off push

Mitchell Weiss celebrates his second-half goal that sealed the three points for St Albans City.

Mitchell Weiss celebrates his second-half goal that sealed the three points for St Albans City. - Credit: JIM STANDEN

Another win and another two goals for St Albans City but manager Ian Allinson was probably more impressed with the defence and the clean sheet at Braintree Town.

The 2-0 win came courtesy of a first-half penalty from Shaun Jeffers, his 12th of the season, and substitute Mitchell Weiss who got his first since December.

But although they were put under pressure, City's sixth clean sheet this year gave the boss plenty to be happy about.

Allinson said: "First and foremost you have to overcome the pressure and the work rate and then you have to come through and retain possession of the ball. 

"We did that really well. Sometimes it was ugly but the way we defended was really good. 

"We managed the game much better than we did against Met Police on Tuesday. 

"The squad and the bench is strong these days and that is vitally important. 

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"It keeps the whole squad on their toes." 

The win keeps Saints in sixth in the National League South.