Slough Town v St. Albans City, Arbour Park, Slough, Saturday 30th March K.O. 15h00
When the teams met at Clarence Park in late October only one point separated them in the league table. St. Albans City won the fixture 3 - 2 with Clovis Kamjdo netting a brace. Now, 24 matches later, they are still only separated by three points with the Saints one place ahead in the table in 10th place.
St. Albans City's league record is :
P 36 Home W10 D4 L4 GF29 GA20 Away W5 D5 L8 GF27 GA34 - Points 54
Their full record is:
Home: W 3 - 2 Hungerford Town, L 2 - 3 Hampton & Richmond Borough, D 1 - 1 Eastbourne Borough, W 2 - 0 Dartford, W 2 - 0 Concord Rangers, L 0 - 2 Bath City; W 3 - 2 Slough Town; W 2 - 0 Welling United; L 2 - 3 Chippenham Town; D 0 - 0 Wealdstone; W 2 - 1 Hemel Hempstead; W 2 - 1 Billericay Town; W 1 - 0 Oxford City; D 1 - 1 Woking; D 2 - 2 Truro City; W 1 - 0 Dulwich Hamlet; W 2 - 0 Weston-s-Mare; L 1 - 2 Gloucester City
Away: L 2 - 1 Woking, W 2 - 3 Weston-s-Mare, L 2 - 1 Oxford City, L 3 - 2 Billericay Town, W 2 - 4 East Thurrock United, W 2 - 4 Chelmsford City; L 1 - 0 Dulwich Hamlet; L 4 - 1 Torquay United; D 0 - 0 Gloucester City; W 1 - 2 Eastbourne Borough; D 1 - 1 Hemel Hempstead Town; L 2 - 1 Truro City; L 3 - 2 Dartford; W 0 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; L 5 - 0 Hungerford Town; D 2 - 2 Wealdstone; D 2 - 2 Welling United; D 0 - 0 Chippenham Town
Recent match highlights:
v Gloucester City (H): 3m45s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615132 courtesy David Tavener
v Chippenham Town (A): 2m08s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615117 courtesy BLTV
v Weston-s-Mare (H): 2m46s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3794554 courtesy David Tavener
In the F.A. Cup they played Corinthian Casuals (level 7) in the 2nd round Qualifying winning 0 - 3 away, following a 1 - 1 home draw; in the 3rd round Qualifying they were well beaten 5 - 2 away at Taunton Town (level 7).
They were knocked out of the F.A. Trophy at the first hurdle, 3rd Round Qualifying, beaten 0 - 2 in a home replay, after drawing 1 - 1 away against Southern Premier (level 7) Weymouth.
When Rebels played the away fixture, striker Ralston Gabriel was the clubs' highest scorer with 12 goals. He left the club at the end of December to re-join Haringey Borough. He still tops their scorers chart although David Moyo with 11 strikes to his credit should soon overhaul that total.
It was recently announced that two of their key players, winger Zane Banton and midfielder Davis Diedhiou would miss the rest of the season through injury.
Prior to this season, Rebels last played St. Albans City in the Isthmian Premier division during season 2000/01, losing both matches - 1 - 2 (at home) and 1 - 0 (away).
Current betting odds: Slough Town win 6/4 ; the draw 5/2 ; St. Albans City win 16/11
Prediction: With only one win in eight, I can see St. Albans leaving Arbour Park pointless
Slough Town 2 - 1 St. Albans City