St Albans City

Playoff finalists, St Albans City had an excellent season and with a striker of Shaun Jeffers goalscoring prowess they finished sixth, only three points off third place Oxford City, who they lost to in the final. The Saints were taken to extra time twice on the road in the playoffs, first beating Chelmsford City 1-0 then Dartford 5-3 on penalties. Maybe another away match for the final was one game too many as they were beaten 4-0. In November, the Hertfordshire club recorded the joint biggest away win in the National South last term winning 6-0 at Hampton and Richmond Borough. That kick started a spell of seven victories and a draw from nine outings and from March the Saints finished strongly taking their momentum into the playoffs.

2022/2023 Season
National South: 6th
F.A Cup: 2nd Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 2nd Round
County Cup: 2nd Round
Top League Scorer: Shaun Jeffers (27 goals)

Manager – David Noble

A successful interim spell as manager in the early stages of last season, Noble was given the permanent job. His creative style as a player translated on to the pitch as he guided St Albans City to the playoff final. Noble joined the Saints back in 2016, became club captain and then a coach whilst making almost 150 appearances for the club. His playing career started out at Arsenal, a loan move to Watford and onto West Ham United. Afterwards Noble went on to make over 300 Football League appearances which included time at Boston United, Bristol City and Exeter City. 

Summer Transfers

Bobby Dunn was only at Dartford for a short time and had limited opportunity to impress, now the midfielder gets the chance at St Albans City. Making the step up to the National South, Andronicas Gergiou arrives from Kings Langley and Sam Brown from Banbury United. As well as Nathan Carlyle joining from Weymouth, Jack James has also switched to the Saints from Gloucester City. Dan Bowry moves from Worthing and Charlie McDonald from Queens Park Rangers. Getting another chance in this division is Raul da Silva who was relegated with Cheshunt last season. Ben Wyatt completed a move from Torquay United.

Transfers In Transfers Out
Bobby Dunn (Dartford) Munashe Sundire (Slough Town)
Raul da Silva (Cheshunt) Scott Leslie (Eastbourne Borough)
Andronicas Gergiou (Kings Langley) Devante Stanley (Havant and Waterlooville)
Jack James (Gloucester City) Tafari Moore (Oxford City)
Sam Brown (Banbury United) Joy Mukena (Crawley Town)
Nathan Carlyle (Weymouth) Callum Adebiyi (Chesham United)
Dan Bowry (Worthing) Joe Neal (AFC Sudbury)
Charlie McDonald (Queens Park Rangers) George Morrall (Cheshunt)
Ben Wyatt (Torquay United) Huw Dawson (Kettering Town)
  Liam Sole
  Chris Paul

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 12 / St Albans City wins: 6 / Draws: 7

Previous Matches

Dartford 1 – 1 St Albans City (07/05/2023 – National South Playoffs)*
Dartford 2 – 1 St Albans City (22/04/2023 – National South)
St Albans City 1 – 1 Dartford (22/10/2022 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 1 St Albans City (23/04/2022 – National South)
St Albans City 1 – 3 Dartford (14/08/2021 – National South)
Dartford 0 – 1 St Albans City (17/11/2020 – National South)
* – St Albans City won 5-3 on penalties

Next Meetings

St Albans City v Dartford – Saturday 9th September 2023
Dartford v St Albans City – Saturday 23rd December 2023


  • Dartford are unbeaten in their last four league games against St Albans City (W3, D1) and have lost just once in the last eight league matches (W5, D2)
  • The Darts have won the last two in the National South at home against the Saints and have lost just one in the last six at Princes Park in the league (W4, D1)
  • Dartford are unbeaten in three league games at Clarence Park (W2, D1) after losing the previous four without scoring

Match Highlights – 2022/2023

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