Match Preview: St Albans (A)

Match Preview: St Albans (A)

The Saints and the Beavers meet on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon looking to make a big statement in the race for the play-offs.

Both teams currently occupy the final play-off positions, and are neck and neck on 57 points. Hampton & Richmond will arrive and depart Clarence Park with two games in hand on their rivals, but at this stage of the season, it is points on the board that are the most important. It's going to be a tough ask for the visitors, with League star Shaun Jeffers in hot form, chipping in with 11 goals already this season.

Both teams have only won two of their last five in all competitions, included in that was a runaway 6-0 win for the Saints at home to Taunton. Similarly, the Beavers dispatched of Weymouth and Havant & Waterlooville for a combined score of 6-2, with either games capable of producing several more goals.

Recent history puts Hampton & Richmond firmly as the underdogs in this fixture. Unable to pick up a win against the hosts since January 2020, Hampton & Richmond have since lost five of the last seven, conceding 12 in the process and only scoring one in return.

The previous fixture just a few weeks ago saw a tightly contested 0-0 at Beveree, with neither side able to really capitalise or generate clear cut chances. Both management teams will be hoping to better their sides previous efforts in this increasingly important play-off clash.

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