An entertaining afternoon at Clarence Park ended with the spoils shared between East Thurrock and St Albans, as the Saints extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 2-2 draw.

Charlie Walker struck the post early on for the hosts before the rebound was cleared to safety, a missed chance they would soon rue as East Thurrock took the lead.

Tom Wraight left James Russell with little chance in the Saints net as his unstoppable effort on the half-volley was rifled beyond him, after the home defence were slow to close down the visiting hitman.

Within four minutes though, the Saints were level in somewhat fortuitous circumstances.

David Noble's free-kick took a wicked deflection off the visiting wall to wrong-foot visiting goalkeeper Lukas Lidakevicius.

East Thurrock were awarded a penalty and a great chance to re-take the lead after the interval, but Russell made a superb save from Sam Higgins.

But they did so late on following a swift counter-attack which was finished off in style by Reece Harris.

St Albans have a habit of digging deep in recent weeks however, a trait they lacked earlier in the campaign, and Noble was again on the scoresheet when his composed finish from the edge of the box found the back of the net in the third minute of stoppage time.

St Albans: Russell, Herd, Saville (Bender 46), Gardiner, Noble, Lucien, Thomas, Sambou, Monlouis (Montgomery 62), Banton, Walker (Merson 78).

Not used: Casey, Robinson.