Gloucester City AFC vs St Albans City Preview

Saturday 31st March 2018

National League South

Kick Off: 3pm

Jubilee Stadium

Preview

Gloucester City will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host in-form St Albans at the Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.

City threw away a half-time lead at Hemel Hempstead last weekend, three second-half goals condemned the Tigers to only their second defeat since early January.

The previous meeting between the two produced five goals in a thrilling encounter at Clarence Park. A late Robbie Cundy goal ensured City ran out 3-2 winners back in September.

This weekend’s fixture is first of two games to be played over the Easter period, the Tigers travel to Bath on Monday afternoon.

A victory could lift City as high as 11th in the table, as they chase a place in the top-half of the National League South.

The Opposition

The visitors currently sit fourth in the table and have won their last three matches.

A late strike from Percy Kiangebeni secured all three points for the Saints at home to Poole last weekend.

St Albans have been full of goals this season and are one of the division’s top scorers with 61 in the league. They have only failed to score in just six matches this campaign.

Despite a stunning start to the season, which saw them win their first six games, the Saints endured a tough winter with just 2 victories in 13 outings.

But since the turn of the year, St Albans have won 7 of the last 11 to reignite their promotion push.

Their biggest threat comes from Sam Merson, the 23-year-old striker has found the net 15 times this season and is the clubs top scorer. Rhys Murrel-Williamson also provides a goal-scoring threat from midfield with 12 goals in 32 games.

With a place in the play-offs still not yet secure, St Albans will know three points are a must on Saturday.

Can’t make the game?

You can follow all the action with regular updates via the club’s Twitter feed or Facebook page.

Post-match reaction will be available on the YouTube channel as well as the club website.

 

By Harry Hogg

Twitter: @HazHogg

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