Gallery: Chelsea XI net pre-season win over St Albans City

PUBLISHED: 10:50 06 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:10 06 August 2012

Richard Graham on the attack. Picture by Bob Walkley.

Richard Graham on the attack. Picture by Bob Walkley.


ST ALBANS City were beaten 3-0 by a talented young Chelsea XI at Clarence Park on Saturday.

Patrick Bamford and Adam Coombes, from the penalty spot, both beat City keeper Nick Jupp to put The Blues 2-0 up in the opening 14 minutes.

St Albans’ best chance of pulling a goal back come on 66 minutes as Richard Graham was pushed in the area and he earned a penalty.

However, Micah Hyde saw his spot-kick saved by Sam Walker.

The third Chelsea goal came from John Swift, with an assist from new-signing Thorgan Hazard, with just over 20 minutes to play.

See the link above right for photos from the match.

St Albans continue their pre-season campaign on Wednesday evening with a clash against League One’s Stevenage at Clarence Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

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