St Albans City set for toughest pre-season test against Watford

Lee Clarke is expected to feature against the Hornets this afternoon: Leigh Page

Lee Clarke is expected to feature against the Hornets this afternoon: Leigh Page

First published in Watford FC News by

Newly promoted St Albans City are well into their pre-season schedule as they prepare to face their biggest test yet ahead of their upcoming Conference South campaign.

Their Southern League Play-Off final tie last season saw the side secure promotion with a 3-1 victory against Chesham.

The Saints welcome Watford to Clarence Park this afternoon in a friendly match likely to be the toughest game in their preparations for the new season.

City, co-managed by James Gray and Graham Golds, have been in decent form during their pre-season campaign after an opening 2-0 loss to Solihill Moors.

Their first victory was a 6-2 drubbing of Dagenham & Redbridge XI – which saw goals from new signings Lee Clarke and Loick Pires.

The goal-fest continued when St Albans put a further eight past Wingate & Finchley, with Clarke's ruthless strike among the pick of the goals.

Steve Wales inspired the Saints in their most recent outing – scoring his second brace in two games in a 2-1 victory away to Harrow Borough.

Pre-season fixtures against Dunstable Town, Eastleigh and Stevenage remain and Wales will be hoping to maintain his impressive scoring form along with last season’s 30-goal hero John Frendo.

The club open their Conference South campaign at home to Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday, August 9, with City’s first away test coming against Staines Town on Tuesday, August 12.

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10:40am Sat 26 Jul 14

bristol hornet says...

Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby??

Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site!
Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby?? Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site! bristol hornet
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11:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

londomollari says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby??

Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site!
Space filling whilst awaiting a bigger story?
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby?? Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site![/p][/quote]Space filling whilst awaiting a bigger story? londomollari
  • Score: -9

12:32pm Sat 26 Jul 14

The Rover says...

I hope Deeney plays in this one
I hope Deeney plays in this one The Rover
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Sat 26 Jul 14

lutondown says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby??

Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site!
You've been given crow scaring relief time?
Now how about you entertain me with your current thoughts on Bas? You remember the days when you was under the avi of Ilovebas?
I do, very well
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby?? Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site![/p][/quote]You've been given crow scaring relief time? Now how about you entertain me with your current thoughts on Bas? You remember the days when you was under the avi of Ilovebas? I do, very well lutondown
  • Score: -3

1:11pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

Hope Troy plays in this one, a full strength team for at least an hour.
Hope Troy plays in this one, a full strength team for at least an hour. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 0

2:57pm Sat 26 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby??

Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site!
The WO and St. Albans Observer and Review are part of the same group(Gannet) so it's to be expected, nothing wrong with that as it doesn't really say to much about WFC anyway
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby?? Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site![/p][/quote]The WO and St. Albans Observer and Review are part of the same group(Gannet) so it's to be expected, nothing wrong with that as it doesn't really say to much about WFC anyway lockerbiehornet
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3:25pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

Shame I can't go to this one.

As things seem a bit slow on the news front today......

Troy Deeney @T_Deeney 7m

"Just to check with the people congratulating me on my move....Where have I gone and how much for?? I need to tell my mom the good news"
Shame I can't go to this one. As things seem a bit slow on the news front today...... Troy Deeney @T_Deeney 7m "Just to check with the people congratulating me on my move....Where have I gone and how much for?? I need to tell my mom the good news" Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

Also seems that Jobi McAnuff has gone to Leyton Orient.
Also seems that Jobi McAnuff has gone to Leyton Orient. Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Sat 26 Jul 14

EltonForever says...

Poppet Bear wrote:
Hope Troy plays in this one, a full strength team for at least an hour.
You must try to get over TD - he is as likely to play in our first Championship match next month as Bassini is likely to manage Manchester United next season!
[quote][p][bold]Poppet Bear[/bold] wrote: Hope Troy plays in this one, a full strength team for at least an hour.[/p][/quote]You must try to get over TD - he is as likely to play in our first Championship match next month as Bassini is likely to manage Manchester United next season! EltonForever
  • Score: -3

4:56pm Sat 26 Jul 14

andyhooked says...

I can not access twitter. Is this just a wind up about Troy going? Tell me about this please. Or is this about someone that is bored bonkers waiting for the new season to start.
I can not access twitter. Is this just a wind up about Troy going? Tell me about this please. Or is this about someone that is bored bonkers waiting for the new season to start. andyhooked
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Sat 26 Jul 14

bristol hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby??

Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site!
You've been given crow scaring relief time?
Now how about you entertain me with your current thoughts on Bas? You remember the days when you was under the avi of Ilovebas?
I do, very well
Popped into the salon the other day.

I notice that you have still got big banner I LOVE BAS on prominent display along with his red helmet!!!!!!

Talking of helmets, that reminds me of your bald self you old Luton lover!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Has everyone got the day off at the Wobby?? Lazy journalism just using a St. Albans site![/p][/quote]You've been given crow scaring relief time? Now how about you entertain me with your current thoughts on Bas? You remember the days when you was under the avi of Ilovebas? I do, very well[/p][/quote]Popped into the salon the other day. I notice that you have still got big banner I LOVE BAS on prominent display along with his red helmet!!!!!! Talking of helmets, that reminds me of your bald self you old Luton lover! bristol hornet
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6:58pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

andyhooked wrote:
I can not access twitter. Is this just a wind up about Troy going? Tell me about this please. Or is this about someone that is bored bonkers waiting for the new season to start.
To me it sounds as though he is being sarcastic.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: I can not access twitter. Is this just a wind up about Troy going? Tell me about this please. Or is this about someone that is bored bonkers waiting for the new season to start.[/p][/quote]To me it sounds as though he is being sarcastic. Glenn Roeder
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