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Stourbridge vs St Albans
Updated 5:47pm Saturday 8th March 2014 in Sport
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- Stourbridge 0
- St Albans 1
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The Glassboys lose despite an improved second half performance as they chased the game.
90+2 - Stourbridge pressure comes to nothing.
88- Stourbridge still in with a chance and are flooding forward trying to get the equaliser.
Saved! Coleman pushes the penalty away
Drew Canavan brings down Comley after they hit them on the break.
85- Penalty to St Albans.
83- Benbow latches on to an early kick down the field from keeper Coleman but blazes over .
Jordan Murphy comes on for Andre Francis as Stourbridge look to attack in the closing stages.
81- Will Richards goes in the book for bringing down a City forward who had stolen the ball.
78- Stourbridge now showing more urgency and are getting more balls in the box.
74- Good play by Billingham who pinches it from the City defender and lays it off to Canavan whose cross is cut out for a corner.
The corner is met by Will Richards but his effort again sails over the bar.
70 - Brown won a free kick after a powerful run down the left flank. The Geddes free kick is met by the head of Benbow, but the change drifted over.
68 - Brown has been booked for something he said to the ref after denied a free kick out wide on the left.
64- St Albans work a chance. Sub Chris Henry's cross is deflected wide for a corner to City.
the first one comes to nothing but they win another two and have started to build some pressure again.
63- Chris Knight replaces Fitzpatrick for The Glassboys.
62 - Benbow links well with Billingham and collects a return ball before blazing high and wide. That was a decent chance for the home side.
60- after what was a bright start from the home side, the games has again gone scrappy.
A St Albans free kick on the edge of the box is put well over the bar.
53- Stourbridge on top and work an opening down the right through Ben Billingham. His ball across the box comes to nothing.
50- The Glassboys have started the half the brighter and been first to a few loose balls.
Stourbridge bring on George Washbourne in a straight swap for Drake at half time.
The Glassboys get the second period underway.
Stourbridge will be hoping for better in the second half after a lacklustre performance thus far.
Ref blows his whistle to bring the first half to a close.
Fitzpatrick gets a shot away at the end of injury time.
45- City win a cheap corner after Francis heads the ball back, but Stourbridge deal with the danger at the near post.
45 -The visitors make a substitution after forward Nwokeji is injured.
40- Stourbridge keeper Coleman come and punches a ball. City pick up the rebound and win a corner that comes to nothing.
35- the game has gone a little scrappy with both sides failing to put many passes together.
30 - The Glassboys have struggled to impose themselves on the game so far and have failed to create any real openings.
Stourbridge put a free kick in the box after City full back Gilbert is booked for a challenge in the corner.
The visitors probably deserved there lead after starting the better.
21 -St Albans open the scoring through Sam Corcoran after right back Andre Francis dwelt on the ball in the box.
19- The Glassboys are finding it hard to keep the ball in the final third.
15 - Stourbridge get more of the play and win first corner. Cleared by the defence.
13 - Visitors City are getting too much time on the ball in midfield.
Stourbridge have their first really chance when a Fitzpatrick effort is saved by the keeper.
The visitors work the first chance when Nwokeji hits the side netting after being played in by a simple ball from midfield.
4- Albans have started the game slightly brighter and had more of the early possession.
St Albans get the game underway.
Aaron Drake is back after a loan spell at Stourport Swifts and Jordan Fitzpatrick replaces the suspended Louis Harris for The Glassboys.
St Albans: Bastock, Gilbert, Chappell, Marwa, Ward, Martin (c), Corcoran, Comley, Nwokeji, Kaloczi, Green.
Subs: Henry, Dean, Bailey, Graham, Hall.
Stourbridge: Coleman, Canavan, Richards, Drake, Geddes (c), Fitzpatrick, Francis, Broadhurst, brown, Billingham, Benbow.
Subs: Washbourne, Knight, Birch, Murphy, Tye.
Good morning Stourbridge fans! We will be online from 2.30pm with up-to-date team news as The Glassboys look to give their Southern League Premier play-off hopes a big boost.
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