Emphatic St Albans banish any pre-Christmas disappointment in style with big win over Wasps

St Albans V Wasps - Anthony Stevenson (C) in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - Anthony Stevenson (C) in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans got their promotion campaign back on track with an emphatic 55-13 win over Wasps at Boggymead.

St Albans V Wasps - Anthony Stevenson (C) in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - Anthony Stevenson (C) in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Any lingering disappointment from their defeat to Herts Middlesex Division One league leaders Hitchin prior to Christmas, or the break itself, was quickly forgotten.

St Albans V Wasps .
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps . Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The game was effectively won in the first 10 minutes as Saints ran in three converted tries with their back-line producing textbook passing and handling.

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The Saints three-quarter line lead by Harry Trude was in sparkling form and Wasps had no response to the quicksilver running of George Elliott, who went on to bag himself a hat-trick as well as a few kicks.

St Albans V Wasps - William Batchelor in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - William Batchelor in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Luke Tyson was also on the score-sheet while the mobile Saints pack helped themselves to a late try.

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

It was fine all-round team performance with a group of players that wanted to play for each other and showing a spirit that will serve them well as the season progresses.

St Albans V Wasps - John Sydney in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - John Sydney in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Trude in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - Jacob Swain in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Saunders in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - St Albans celebrate.
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St Albans V Wasps - St Albans celebrate. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans V Wasps - George Elliott in action for St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant