Ian Allinson praised Percy Kiangebeni's appetite to work hard after the St Albans City man scored a sublime solo goal in a 2-0 defeat of Concord Rangers.

Kiangebeni danced his way through the heart of the Rangers defence before scoring with a low finish to round off the win.

The skill shown by Kiangebeni was typical of a player who has had to curve his desire to overcomplicate matters, but Allinson believes he was well worthy of the plaudits he received after the win.

"I have said it before that he does it (runs with the ball) in the wrong areas and has done it many times on the edge of the box, but I thought he was outstanding today in his whole performance," the City boss said.

"He is only allowed one or two touches in training because he tries to take everybody on but he is doing alright and is coming on as a player.

"He is taking things on board, working hard away from the pitch and we are the ones who will benefit during matches."

The game saw City start slowly before growing to their task as they took the lead through David Noble's strike late in the first half.

For Allinson the fact City managed to get to grips with their opponents and also keep a clean sheet was the biggest positive of the day.

The City boss has also been boosted by the injury being picked up by Richard Sho-Silva not looking as severe as first feared.

"In the end we managed to control it for the last 20 or 25 minutes. Until then it was a tight game and they started better," he said.

"The main things we have managed to stop the goals going in and are scoring as well.

"Richard felt his leg gave way, but he has actually reacted a little better than we thought from some treatment with ice.

"Hopefully it is not going to be to serious. I was worried we'd lost him for a long time."