Four-goal Iron thrash St Albans

Braintree Town v St Albans City – Vanarama National League South – Rare Breeds Meat Co. Stadium – Report

Braintree Town 4-0 St Albans City 

Braintree Town moved up to ninth spot in the Vanarama National League South table – just one point outside the play-off positions – with their second victory and four-goal display at the Rare Breeds Meat Co. Stadium in consecutive matches.

Following on from Saturday’s 4-1 win over Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday, Angelo Harrop’s men cruised to a comprehensive 4-0 win over St Albans City – with all the goals coming in the first half of the match.

With keeper Vicente Reyes having returned to Norwich City following the completion of his loan and Jack Sims still injured, Harrop recalled Josh Blunkell to the side whilst Gio Critchlow was the only other change to the weekend’s starting line-up, replacing Aaron Blair – who dropped to the bench.

Joe Grimwood’s headed Iron into the lead after just eighteen minutes before Ebbsfleet United loanee Shaq Coulthirst slotted Iron 2-0 up almost immediately after.

Will Davies hit Braintree’s third in the forty-first minute before Coulthirst made it 4-0 with his second of the match just on the stroke of half-time.

Coulthirst went close to completing his hat-trick on the hour, only to see his shot scrambled off the line by the Saints defence. 

Despite Iron pressing forward throughout the remainder of the game, they were unable to further add to their goal tally on the night despite their continued dominance.

Next up for Braintree is a trip to Priory Lane to face Eastbourne Borough on Saturday, November 11 (3pm). 

Braintree Town: Blunkell, Mason, L Davies, Lambe, Grimwood, Tompkins, Critchlow (Blair 62’) Payne (Capt) W Davies (Watt 76’) Coulthirst (Ward 72’) Blackwell Subs not used:  White, Herschel

St Albans: Bentley, Smith (Morrall 69’) Bowry (Capt) Blackman (Harvest 46’) Rasulo, Jeffers, James, Weiss, Partington, Fage, Carlyle (Gauthier 46’) Subs not used: Georgiou, Akanbi

Referee: Ayrton Hursey

Assistants: Murray Grant and Ashley Tyne

Attendance: 603