Late goal earns Saints three points

PUBLISHED: 18:15 31 August 2013 | UPDATED: 18:45 31 August 2013

St Albans City beat Corby Town 1-0 at Clarence Park.

St Albans City beat Corby Town 1-0 at Clarence Park.

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CHRIS Henry scored an 88th minute goal to earn City a 1-0 win over Corby Town.

The speedy winger came of the bench just before the hour mark but was made to wait until the end of the game for his goal. Henry linked up with John Frendo, who remains without a league goal since joining the club, before cutting back inside and firing it in at the near post.

It was no more than City deserved after dominating long periods of the game.

City didn’t start well and Corby went close but Paul Bastock was quick off his line to thwart Tom Berwick. After that, City bossed the game, enjoying long spells of pressure but without a finishing touch.

Frendo side-footed an effort wide when he should have hit the target from Aryan Tajbakhsh and the pair almost broke the deadlock again in the 30th minute but the striker failed to connect with a teasing cross.

Corby made a double substitution in the 38th minute to combat City’s possession but it failed to work. The substitutions also failed to give the Steelmen the attacking potency they desired.

Saints were having the same problem, even after Henry was brought into the fray, as they continued to look for the opening goal.

But the Saints, as they have done so often this season, found something extra in the final five minutes to steal all three points.

Next up for City is Hitchin Town on Monday night at Top Field. It will be the first time Frendo has been back to his former club since he joined St Albans and the script seems written for him to open his account against Hitchin.

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