Frendo nets first league goal

PUBLISHED: 10:13 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 03 September 2013

John Frendo scored his first league goal of the season on Monday night against Hitchin Town. Picture by Leigh Page

John Frendo scored his first league goal of the season on Monday night against Hitchin Town. Picture by Leigh Page

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JOHN FRENDO scored his first league goal for St Albans City at his old stomping ground in Hitchin on Monday night as his side earned a hard-fought draw.

Coming off an incredible 44-goal season with the Canaries, a feat which earned him the golden boot, and scoring 103 times in three years at Top Field, City’s marquee summer signing has struggled for goals so far, failing to score in the first five games.

So the story seemed written for Frendo to score his first league goal for City against his former club where he was so prolific, and he duly obliged, rolling the ball past Tajh Bell in the 16th minute to give Saints the lead.

Michael Noone equalised soon after with a long-range effort and for the rest of the game City were below par.

But the main takeaway from the game will be Frendo’s goal and joint manager Graham Golds believes it will be the first of many.

“I think it is a weight off his shoulders that he has opened his account,” he said.

“You could see that after he scored the confidence come back in his game. He was holding the ball up better, his movement was better and overall he was more comfortable.

“Hopefully he’ll go on to score a few more for us.”

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