'We're really pleased with the way the young lads are coming through' (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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St Albans City boss Graham Golds pleased with young side
Saints joint manager Graham Golds praised his young side after they fought back to win 3-1 at Barwell on Saturday and end a three-match losing run.
Golds said: “We’re really pleased with the way the young lads are coming through. If they’re good enough then they’re old enough and we’re very happy with how they're all progressing.
“I think it will be a hard task to reach the play-offs but we always knew that. We have quite a young side so performances can be a bit inconsistent with them but we’ll just keep fighting for points and see where it takes us.”
St Albans found themselves 1-0 down through Jamie Towers’ penalty. But the hosts were reduced to ten men when Richard Lavery was sent off for shoving an arm in James Comley’s face.
David Keenleyside netted his first goal for the club before striker Greg Ngoyi added the second after 74 minutes to give them the lead.
The home side finished the match with nine men after Danny Newton was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Comley.
The Saints took full advantage with their third goal in the fifth minute of injury time when young substitute Elliot Bailey set up debutant Curtis Shaw who found the net.
One player who wasn’t involved was Chris Seeby after the experienced right-back decided to leave the club.
Golds said: “He told us his heart’s not in football and we had to respect his decision. There weren’t any issues with the club and it is sad to lose a player like that. We didn’t want him to go and of course we’d have him back if he changes his mind in the future.”