Whilst Ross Stearn notched his first league goal in a Bluebird shirt and Toby Osman hit yet another quality strike. Osman opened the scoring on 13 minutes when wrong-footed a visiting defender as he dragged Stearn’s deep cross out of the air before hitting a crisp volley past Nick Jupp.
Stearn then saw his shot blocked before his 19th minute cross cum shot from the right sailed into the far corner. A James Guthrie
effort and a stinging shot from Stearn then went wide whilst the final action of the half saw Danny Hart fire St Albans first chance over.
On 49 minutes Ryan Moran headed wide from a St Albans corner before Powell’s 51st minute shot was too high. Another visiting corner ended with substitute Sakho Bakare heading wide. Saints skipper Rob Haworth should then have done better just past the hour mark when missing the target from close range.
Powell saw another effort blocked by Jupp before Stearn’s deep cross was headed home by Powell at the far post which saw the whole team run to congratulate him. Saints substitute Joakim Ehui rolled his 78th minute shot across the face of goal.
On 85 minutes Powell’s free kick rebounded off the wall and his low follow up shot brought a fine diving save from Jupp. Two minutes from time Powell completed the scoring when he turned and drove a low 25 yard shot past Jupp.
Chippenham: Will Puddy, Mani Randhawa, Shaun Lamb, Ashley Williams, Steve Casey, Iain Harvey
, Ross Stearn, Toby Osman, Lewis Powell, Alan Griffin (Jack Pitcher 75), James Guthrie
subs not used: Andy Sandell, Aaron Wilson
St Albans: Nick Jupp, Michael Harriman, Ryan Watts, David Ijaha, Matt Cutchey, Ryan Moran, Sean Shields, Barrie Matthews, Rob Haworth (Joakim Ehui 75), Mohamad Shariff (Sakho Bakare 37), Danny Hart (Jerome Walker 46) subs not used: James Bent, Tobi Jinadu
Ref: Andrew Newell
Ass Refs: Alex Hardman, Alan Barrow
Star Man: Mani Randhawa