Saints lose but survival is assured
PUBLISHED: 21:21 04 April 2015 | UPDATED: 14:27 07 April 2015
St Albans City secured their place in the Vanarama Conference South despite a 2-1 loss to Bishop's Stortford.
Bishop's Stortford 2 St Albans City 1
Joe Welch pulling of one of a number of saves during the game. Picture: Leigh Page
James Comley returns to action for the Saints following his World Cup qualifying exploits earlier in the week. Picture: Leigh Page
Joe Welch punches clear under pressure. Picture: Leigh Page
Simon Thomas in action against Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Leigh Page
Howard Hall bursts down the wing. Picture: Leigh Page
Darren Locke reacts quickly to ensure Simon Thomas' header of the post is put into the back of the net. Picture: Leigh Page
Simon Thomas and Darren Locke celebrate the opening goal. Picture: Leigh Page
Jamal Lowe surges onto the Stortford half. Picture: Leigh Page
Simon Thomas goes close to extending the Saints' lead. Picture: Leigh Page
Simon Thomas headed the Saints into a first-half lead but it was cancelled out by Ricky Hayles. Greg Pearson scored the only goal of the second half as Stortford withstood waves of pressure from the visitors.
The result saw City drop to 17th in the table but they are safe from relegation after Farnborough lost 4-1 to Wealdstone.
The Saints welcome Eastbourne Borough to Clarence Park on Easter Monday.