Winter warmer as Welwyn Garden City leave it late against St Albans

PUBLISHED: 14:35 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:01 26 October 2009

RICHARD Winter hit a last-gasp winner for WGC 2nds as they beat St Albans 5ths 1-0 on Saturday. Prior to the game WGC were looking for a respectable performance, or at best a draw, against a St Albans team they had not beaten for three seasons. It did not

RICHARD Winter hit a last-gasp winner for WGC 2nds as they beat St Albans 5ths 1-0 on Saturday.

Prior to the game WGC were looking for a respectable performance, or at best a draw, against a St Albans team they had not beaten for three seasons.

It did not look promising in the first half when the Saints maintained significant control of the ball.

Their passing moves enabled frequent attempts to score and if it had not been for Richard Leighton's excellent game in goal the half would not have ended 0-0.

In the second half WGC started to show glimmers of hope, with the team finally pushing forward and Bryn Evans came close to scoring.

As the game came to a close both sides were tiring, and it looked like ending in a draw.

In a rare moment of pace, Alan Clarke dispossessed a St Albans midfielder, passed to Matt O'Connell, who turned and found Winter in the D.

He slipped the ball under the diving keeper making it 1-0.

Play restarted for just over 20 seconds before the whistle ended the game in silence.

St Albans were stunned by the defeat and WGC were too exhausted to cheer.

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