St Albans City extended their positive run of form as they made it three wins on the spin to ease to a 2-0 success against Concord Rangers.

David Noble scored his first goal from open play in over a year to break the deadlock just before the half-time interval before Percy Kiangebeni sealed the points 17 minutes from time.

Victory means the Saints have now taken 10 points from their last five games and are a point outside the National League South play-off places in ninth position.

The Clarence Park club will look to continue their impressive run of results when they take on Chelmsford City on the road in their next league game on Saturday, September 29.

Concord took a direct approach to the game and had early joy with a looping volley which dropped a yard or so over the bar.

Dean Snedker had to be at his very best to prevent the visitors from going ahead when a cross from the right found Alex Wall and he forced a fine stop with a first-time volley.

Concord were by far the better side at this point and a corner, which was flicked on at the near post, almost snuck in before being blocked on the line.

Chances had been at a premium for Ian Allinson's men but they were ahead in the 42nd minute when Noble showed great anticipation to break up play in midfield.

He advanced and let fly from distance which beat the despairing dive of Sam Beasant and found the net via the upright.

City pushed on in the second half and could have extended their lead when Sam Merson was slipped in but he couldn't find the net from a tight angle.

Moments later Rangers were up the other end and Wall was once again trying his luck with a shot which found the side netting.

Khale Da Costa then came close to giving City breathing space after being played in by Merson and hitting a rising drive which smacked back out off the crossbar.

Ben Wyatt was the next to go close with a low shot which went just wide of the mark, much to the frustration of the home supporters.

St Albans eventually got the all-important second goal when Kiangebeni took matters into his own hands to score a superb solo goal and make it 2-0.

After exchanging a one-two with Da Costa on the edge of the box, Kiangebeni danced his way through the heart of the Concord defence as he beat two men with a succession of step-overs.

Faced with just Beasant to beat, the City man forced a low finish into the bottom corner to seal the three points for the home side.

City could have had a third when Noble picked the ball up some 20 yards from goal and looked to curl into the top corner.

His shot was easily saved, but it mattered little as City saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion.

City's recent run of form has seen them recover from a slow start to the campaign which had them flirting with the danger zone early in the season.

The league campaign takes a back seat over the weekend as City turn their attention to the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday when they take on Whyteleafe at home.