GALLERY: Chelmsford City 2 St Albans City 1
PUBLISHED: 20:04 07 February 2015 | UPDATED: 20:04 07 February 2015
St Albans City were beaten 2-1 by Chelmsford City at Melbourne Park in the Vanarama Conference South.
Chelmsford City 2 St Albans City 1
Darren Locke is unable to take advantage as the Chelmsford defence clears the lines . Picture: Leigh Page
John Frendo has a shot at goal. Picture: Leigh Page
James Kaloczi has a shot at goal. Picture: Leigh Page
Tom Lovelock punches clear the danger. Picture: Leigh Page
Howard Hall lets fly from distance. Picture: Leigh Page
Tom Lovelock is unable to deal with a long throw from Lee Chappell but the ball is cleared off the line. Picture: Leigh Page
Darren Locke celebrates bringing the Saints back into the game. Picture: Leigh Page
Darren Locke scores past the outstretched Tom Lovelock. Picture: Leigh Page
Michael Malcolm is caught by Christian Smith with an over the ball challenge. Picture: Leigh Page
James Kaloczi heads clear the danger. Picture: Leigh Page
Joe Ward scored in injury time in the first-half and Darren Locke scored an own goal after the break to put the Clarets two ahead. The Saints defender redeemed himself with a 66th minute goal to haul his side back into the game. Despite pressing for the winner, and coming mightily close, the equaliser remained elusive for St Albans.
The result means the Saints slip to 14th in the table with 37 points. But, with the middle of the table being incredibly congested - 11 points separates fifth and 15th - they can climb back up with a win at Havant and Waterlooville on Tuesday.